INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Gender and Accountability Specialist
CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.
Date: January 11, 2017
Vacancy No: 018/17
The purpose of Gender & Accountability Specialist is to lead the planning and implementation of activities designed to enhance food security for women at household and community level through increased knowledge, understanding and contribution to changes in social norms. S/he provides capacity building and technical assistance related to gender issues and women’s empowerment under the project: “Promoting Resilient Livelihoods in Borena (RESET)” for affected communities, project staff, partner organizations, and key stakeholders. RESET partners include Accion Contra la Faim (ACF) and OSHO, a local NGO. The incumbent is also responsible to ensure a robust M&E system to evaluate the impact of program interventions aimed at women’s empowerment and challenging social norms and barriers as well extract, document and share good practices within the organization, stakeholders and its partners. Furthermore, the position holder will assist in refining the programme design and implementation of all components of the project related to the intersection between gender issues, women’s empowerment, and food security in the target communities. The Gender & Accountability Specialist will work closely with other technical specialists and program staff to ensure program quality and impact in line with the goals and objectives of the program.
Responsibilities and Key Result Areas
Provide Technical Assistance/ Program planning and implementation
Capacity Building and Technical Support
§ Establishes staff and key partner induction and ongoing training processes on gender and women and girl’s food security program quality;
§ Conduct capacity assessment and based on the results, prepare plans and advise program staff on key learning competency and skill requirements in staff and partners pertinent to gender and women and girl’s food security;
§ Leads the development and facilitation of trainings for partner and staff development on gender and women and girl’s food security specific initiatives;
§ Develops and implements follow-up coaching plans to sustain staff expertise and commitment to apply new skills;
Partnership and Networking
§ Ensure CARE’s input into gender and women and girl’s food security programming with government counterparts in the target woredas/kebeles/communities;
§ Represent CARE Ethiopia at all key government and inter-agency gender and women and girl’s food security-related forums as appropriate;
§ Establish and maintain productive relationships with partner organizations working with CARE;
Learning, Documentation and Sharing
Leadership and Representation
§ Contribute to transparent and participatory management and decision making;
§ Coach the field level staff to build their technical and function capacity in gender and women and girl’s food security;
§ Actively participate and support programmatic coordination and synergy;
BA/BSc Degree in Gender/Women’s Development, Development Studies, social sciences, or related field of study
5 years of progressive experience for BA and 3 years’ experience for MA that is related to gender/women’s empowerment framework in rural areas, including experience with challenging social norms, particularly as it relates to food security/emergency response programs and rural development. Ability in interpersonal relationship, proposal development and team work is required.
D) Competencies: CARE core values (respect, accountability, courage, and excellence), building partnerships, and managing performance for success, initiating action, interpersonal skills, contributing to team success, pro-active problem solving and organizing.
The salary for this position is negotiable based on candidate’s current pay history and the duty
station is at CARE Ethiopia Borena Field Office. The deadline for applications is 10 days from the
date of advertisement and this is a regular position