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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Gender Advisor

Vacancy No:  106/16


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.

Do you want to be part of this team?

Would you like to be responsible for ensuring the staffs that are implementing this vision are qualified, motivated and committed to this vision? Please apply and join us!

Position: Gender Advisor

Salary: USD 1008

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Closing Date: 10 days from the announcement

Number of vacant posts: 1 (One)

Term of employment: Regular

Duty starting date: Immediately





The Gender Advisor facilitates, coordinates and advocates for the implementation of women’s empowerment and gender equality programming in humanitarian emergency settings in accordance with international humanitarian standards, CARE International program principles and CARE Ethiopia’s mission and strategic directions. The Gender Advisor establishes collaboration with sector experts in WASH, Livelihood, Nutrition, Food Security, Monitoring, Learning and knowledge Management to create coordination and harmonization of CARE’s humanitarian response. S/he will be building the capacity of CARE staffs and partner for effective gender program design and implementation, oversee the mainstreaming of gender in all emergency response cycles,   and liaise with relevant internal and external actors.




·         Take active part in project design, planning and implementation to ensure that adequate attention is paid (and resources allocated) to the promotion of gender equality across emergency projects;

·         Make sure the implementation of the gender action plan;

  • Develop gender in emergencies training module and tools to build the capacity of staffs, government, community and implementing partners;

  • Periodically monitor progresses and bottlenecks in implementing gender programs and initiate ways forward in consultation with the project technical staff and managers;

·         Inputs into problem identification, problem analysis and log frame development focusing on gender analysis, women empowerment profiling as necessary for project proposals;

·         Participates in projects detailed implementation plans (DIP), at the start-up and annual reviews, to ensure WE & GED responsive project planning;

  • Liaise and guide the coordination and harmonization of gender strategies, approach, and methodology across CARE Ethiopia;

  • Ensures inter-departmental synergy between emergency unit and other units, programs and projects;

  • Develop linkages and working relationship with National, Provincial, and District level Women Affairs department and buy-in their support for the project.

  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors internally and externally to advocate for gender-sensitive programming.

  • Develop and/or adapt a gender analysis matrix to be used to identify the needs, vulnerabilities and capabilities of women, men, boys and girls in emergencies;

  • Periodically conduct gender analysis and assessment on impact of the project in economic and social empowerment of project beneficiaries;

  • Assist projects in setting up or adapting existing systems to monitor progress in gender mainstreaming by developing and/or adapting frameworks and checklists

  • Develop approach and tools for documenting lessons learned on gender and women’s empowerment issues;

  • Collect and promote good practices and lessons learned, contributing to a collection of replicable good practices for gender equality programming.





·         BA degree in gender studies, social sciences, development studies or related disciplines


§  MA  in gender studies, social sciences, development studies or related disciplines



§  Minimum 5 years of substantial work experience on gender equality and women empowerment programs in emergency context.

§  Proven experience in humanitarian programming with good understanding of principles of gender equality, women’s empowerment, gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, adult learning and training of trainers methodologies.




  • Ability to work independently and as a team;

  • Strong interpersonal communication skill and ability to effectively liaise with a wide range of constituencies;

  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE’s core values and humanitarian principles;

§  Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (ethnicity, cultural, religion, disability);

If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment which contribute to your learning and development and if you are inspired by CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision and if you want to be a part of our work, please forward your: CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) to

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