Specialist- Gender

at CARE Ethiopia
Location Jigjiga, Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 22, 2020
Category Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 992
Currency ETB



Specialist- Gender (Re-Advertised)

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

Date: August 19, 2020

Vacancy No. 038/20

Position: Specialist- Gender

Grade: 7C

Salary: USD 992

No of positions;  (One)   

Type of Employment- Definite

Duty base and Position:   Somali Regions - Jigjiga

Dead Line: 5 Working  days from the date of advertisement


The Gender Specialist for the Resilience in Pastoral Areas will lead quality implementation of activities that address women’s empowerment and gender equality for pastoralist households participating in the project. S/he will be responsible for building the government partners’ capacity in understanding and applying both gender equity and women’s empowerment approaches, tools, and best practices. S/he will use a hands-on approach that will require outstanding skills in planning and facilitation of training workshops, coaching and mentoring, and an ability to influence and facilitate change through high-level interpersonal and communication skills.  The Gender Specialist will report directly to the Cluster Program Manager and will work closely with other technical specialists and project staff to ensure program quality and impact in line with the Resilience for Pastoral Areas goals and objectives at field office level.


Analysis, strategy, reporting and design

·       Contributes to the project’s detailed implementation plans (DIP), at the start-up and annual reviews, to ensure gender-responsive project planning

·       Conducts regular assessment and analysis of gender norms and relations in pastoralist households and communities in Resilience in Pastoral Areas project operational areas to feed into project learning and strategy revisions

·       Participates in the designs of household surveys to ensure that gender dynamics are appropriately included, analyzes results and writes reports in the field office. 

 Capacity building and technical assistance

·       Tailors gender equity and women’s empowerment training and discussion materials to the local context

·       Leads and coordinates capacity building of CARE and Mercy Corps staff, in the project operational areas for gender equity and women’s empowerment interventions, including in social analysis and action (SAA)

·       Participates in the development and facilitation of trainings for partner and staff development on gender specific initiatives, including staff transformation (the first step in SAA)

·       Develops and implements follow-up coaching plans to sustain staff expertise and commitment to apply new skills

·       Supports Woreda government partners in implementing gender and social development strategies

·       Advises and helps promote appropriate community mobilization strategies around gender

·       Documents and shares lessons/results of gender work and strategies in Resilience in Pastoral Areas operational Woredas.

Gender interventions planning and implementation

·       Ensures that technical assistance activities in the DRM/ NRM, Livestock production, nutrition and livelihood pathways are implemented in such a way that women are able to participate profitably

·       Support Multi-Stakeholder Platforms to implement strategies to address social barriers that affect pastoralist households

·       Enhances the awareness and knowledge of traditional leaders and influential community members on gender equity and women’s empowerment

·       Supports customary institutions able to influence, practice and monitor gender equitable norms including addressing harmful traditional practices and gender-based violence

·       Supports the other component staffs in rolling out social analysis and action processes and gender discussions in their intervention

·       Works identify role models and engage them to raise awareness about benefits of changed social norms 

Learning and networking

·       Keeps up to date with developments in gender initiatives, including best practice in-country, regionally and globally, and ensure ongoing personal development and learning

·       Explores and participates in networks and gender-related task forces at the regional and local levels

·       Supports the documentation and use of project gender learning into evidence-based policy influence

·       Identifies, establishes and maintains productive relationships with like-minded non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the region

·       Regularly disseminates information regarding gender interventions and accomplishments among stakeholders, including the government

·       Organizes and participates in cross-visits to leverage lessons and best practices on gender equity and women’s empowerment activities

·       Together with the PQL, supports impact measurement and documentation of lessons learned and best practices on gender equity and women’s empowerment 

Gender equity and diversity

·       Supports and mentors intern(s) within the Samara office

·       Organizes and facilitates Women’s Club activities within Samara office

·       Promotes gender equality within teams, communities and households

·       Ensures that proposals and reports make explicit reference to approaches used to address unequal gender relations; ensures that data are disaggregated by gender

·       Facilitates different capacity building activities for staff on gender and diversity issues.           

·       Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements



Required: BSc/BA in relevant disciplines, e.g. Social Sciences, Sociology, Gender and Rural Development, and other related studies 

Desired: Professional training in gender and social transformation


Required: 4 years of work experience in:

·       Developmental related areas, conversant with adult learning and training of trainers, methodologies, practical experience in women rights/livelihoods programming

·       Gender analysis, training and mainstreaming 

Desired:    NGO experience



·       Gender analysis, interpretation and mainstreaming

·       Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, transparent and participatory management

·       Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (cultural, religion) and sensitivity to HIV/AIDS

·       Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies

·       Strong training/facilitation skills

·       Writing skills (for report), proficiency in oral and written English

·       Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.


·       Project design, monitoring and evaluation

·       Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills

·       Action learning/research methodologies


§  Coaching, initiating action, communicating with impact, innovation, planning and organizing, building partnership and commitment, facilitating change, adaptability, and contributing to team success 


Applying Instructions

If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) using one of the following options:

Directly apply through Ethiojobs: www.ethiojobs.net

Send your application by e-mail to: ETH.JobsHR@care.org

Send your application through P.O. Box 4710 addressed to CARE Ethiopia, Human Resources Unit,  Addis Ababa

Apply in person to one of CARE Ethiopia Offices in Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Borena, Hawassa, Semera, Chiro, Debre Tabor, Dilla and Filtu

 Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: On the subject Line, please clearly write the position you are applying "Gender Specialist – Somali". Your application will be automatically disqualified, if you fail to do so. 

Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women

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