Senior Adviser Gender and Youth

at CARE Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 25, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 2112
Currency ETB


I.  JOB SUMMARY:  The Senior Advisor Gender and Youth will lead all SPIR/DFSA consortium level efforts primarily on gender and support youth intervention. S/he will be responsible for refining strategies following a participatory process with SPIR/DFSA consortium partners to ensure gender, women empowerment and youth priorities are integrated into all purposes/technical sectors of the project. In collaboration with respective USA and Addis based Technical Leads at of SPIR/DFSA consortium partners, s/he will be also part of design and supervise formative research in implementation areas to identify key issues, social norms and barriers and to make recommendations on how to address gender and youth related concerns and challenges. S/he will identify opportunities and risks and devise suitable strategies to address these within all purposes/sector level strategies and implementation plans. Strategies for gender, women’s empowerment and youth engagement will be developed to respond to the specific conditions in the respective implementation areas. S/he will design and facilitate capacity building training and reflection to the SPIR/DFSA partners and Government staff. S/he will manage the implementation of SAA, men engagement, gender and social development provisions in implementation and other aspects of gender, youth and social accountability. S/he will oversee all gender and youth related aspects of the project, participate in all Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning events, respond to identified issues by the consortium partners and make timely adjustments to implementation strategies as needed. S/he will monitor field level activities of all implementing partners and provide support. The Senior Advisor will closely work with the Consortium Technical Team particularly with project purpose leads and participate in DIP, PREP, ARR, Quarterly Reporting process and documenting learning briefs.


Job Responsibility # 1: Strategy Design, Planning and Implementation (time 30%)

·         Acquire adequate knowledge on SPIR/DFSA project with its goal, purposes, sub purposes, intermediate outcomes, outputs, all performance related indicators and targets and their interweave that contribute to achieving the overall impact of the project.

·         Lead Gender Gap Analysis and SAA implementation approaches of the project in collaboration with implementing partners

·         In collaboration with CARE-USA team, lead the development of learning brief using progress marker monitoring on men engagement

·         Leads the development and implementation of evidence based, realistic and effective gender, women empowerment and youth engagement strategies for all purposes/technical sectors under the SPIR/DFSA project including livelihoods, agriculture, food security, nutrition, WASH, DRR, CCA, institutional strengthening, community mobilisation and social accountability;

·         Inputs into problem identification, causal and problem analysis and activity development, i.e. focusing on gender analysis, women empowerment and youth engagement aspects of the SPIR/DFSA project;

·         Participates in project planning and review activities e.g. Baseline, DIP, PREP, ARR, MTR, Annual Survey to ensure Gender and Youth responsive project planning processes are planned and implemented throughout the life of the project.

·         Manages coordination and partner engagement in gender and youth implementation.

Job Responsibility # 2: Development of Technical Strategies and Guidelines (time 15%)

·         Review relevant documents on gender and girls/women empowerment including project proposal, ToC, Gender Gap Analysis findings, Women Empowerment Framework, Gender Analysis Framework, Gender Policy, learning from other projects and develop the strategies, operational guidelines, IEC materials, edutaintment approached.

·         Review relevant documents on youth including project proposal, ToC, Youth Labor Market Assessment, GoE Youth activities and policy, learning from other projects and develop the strategies, operational guidelines, IEC materials, edutaintment approached.

Job Responsibility # 3: Capacity Building and Technical Assistance to SPIR Consortia partners (time: 30%)

·         Establishes staff and partner induction and ongoing training processes on gender and youth

·         Develops training content and ensures SPIR implementation partners’ agreement on training priorities,

·         Provides training or reflection to implementing partners and government staff

·         Leads the development and facilitation of trainings on staff development initiatives for gender, including the staff transformation process under SAA

·         Develops and implements follow-up, engagement and coaching plans to build staff capacity and to increase their level of expertise and skills and their commitment to apply strategies;

·         Participates in the selection of and support to external, temporary technical assistance (consultants) to engage on gender and youth issues, as required.

·         Provides support to implementing partners on their issues related to Gender and youth

Responsibility # 4: Monitoring, Budget, Reporting and Documentation (time 20%)

·         Visit the field level activities of all implementing partners and monitor the quality implementation of the approved activities. Provide necessary guidance based on the monitoring findings.

·         Regularly review plans, targets, DIP, IPTT, MTR recommendations, integration and sustainability plan  and take necessary corrective measures

·         Keep track of progress of interventions on Gender and youth and share as and when required

·         Participates in budget preparation and undertake budget performance management

·         Prepare period reports including ARR, QPR, PREP, Human Interest Stories

·         Document the learning briefs

Job Responsibility # 5: Networking and Linkage Building (time 5%)

·         Establishes all necessary relationships with partners and government to ensure that gender and youth issues can be shared.

·         Regularly maintain working relationship on gender and youth issues with other DFSA projects

·         Regularly participate and share project achievements/learnings in the USAID led Gender Champions Network and CARE Ethiopia Core Group

·      Implements formative research in all DFSA regions.

·      Disseminates learning and major accomplishments on Gender and youth with all staff of implementing partners

·      Together with the  CARE PQL Unit LDM  staff, supports efforts to measure the impact and document lessons  learned and best practices from SPIR/DFSA

·      Perform other duties as assigned.

  • The position is based in Addis Ababa with up to 50% of time spent in the operational area.

Job Requirements




·         B.A. degree in Gender, Social Science or equivalent combination of education and work experience.


·          M.A. degree in Gender, Development Studies or equivalent



·          5-7 years of work experience in development related areas, conversant with adult learning and training of trainers methodologies, practical experience in gender, women empowerment and youth  programming

·         3-5 years of work experience in gender analysis, training and mainstreaming.

·         Prior experience working in Ethiopia on Gender and Youth issues


·         NGO experience.

C) Technical Skills


·         Strong working knowledge on gender gap analysis and mainstreaming of gender activities across all activities of the project

·         Strong analytical, training facilitation and report writing skills

·         Excellent in teamwork, practice transparent participatory management and passionate about gender equity and equality

·         Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (cultural, religion)

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills

·         Strong ability to work with wide range of stakeholders

·         Computer literacy on commonly used software particularly Microsoft Word, Excels, PowerPoints and outlook

·         Good Computer skills (word, Excel);


·          Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.


Respect, integrity, diversity, excellence, adaptability, stress tolerance, coaching, initiating action, communicating with impact, innovation, planning and organizing, building partnership and commitment, facilitating change, adaptability, and contributing to team success

Applying Instructions

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