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Senior Gender Specialist
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The Gender Specialist will lead efforts to ensure that the Save the Children Ethiopia Country Office designs and implements gender sensitive and gender transformative programs in humanitarian and development contexts. S/he will specifically support several key projects to ensure gender transformative approaches are implemented, monitored, and evaluated. S/he will also develop and lead a Gender Community of Practice (CoP) that will serve as the main vehicle to build learning and institutional capacity in gender. S/he will also contribute to program development to ensure the incorporation of gender sensitive and gender transformative approaches into program development. S/he will also represent the Ethiopia Country Office by participating in global Save the Children networks and in relevant meetings, working groups, and conferences in Ethiopia. This will include building a strong professional network on behalf of the organization.
Main dashed line relationships to the Directors of the HEA project, the Gambela Program Office Manager (POM), and the Program Development Director. Collaborative relationships are held with the program operations staff in the HEA project and SIDA portfolio, Program Development Unit staff, and technical teams.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Support to specific projects
Ensure gender transformative approaches are incorporated into the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) supported projects including humanitarian programs in Gambela and Benishangul-Gumuz and the SIDA framework CRG project
Develop gender strategies for these projects based on clear assessments and that include monitoring and evaluation mechanisms
Build capacity of operations/implementation staff to implement the gender transformative strategies
Provide any guidance to the Project Directors and Gender Specialists embedded into projects on gender-related issues
Leadership of the Country Office (CO) Gender Community of Practice
With support from the CO Learning and Knowledge Management Manager, develop a scope of work and objectives for a CO-wide Gender Community of Practice (CoP)
Identify members of the Gender CoP
Hold regular meetings and trainings to systematically build organizational capacity on gender transformative program design and implementation including sharing knowledge and facilitating capacity development opportunities
Support for program development
Include members of the Program Development Unit (PDU) in the Gender CoP
Serve as a resource person for the PDU and technical teams to ensure the inclusion of gender sensitive and transformative approaches into proposals
Work with the PDU and budget teams to ensure that adequate aggregate resources are available to effectively include gender strategies in programs and to support the Gender CoP
Participate in relevant Save the Children global gender working groups and learning initiatives
Represent Save the Children externally within Ethiopia on gender-specific working groups, meetings, and workshops
Build and share internally a network of professional contacts with gender expertise
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