Gender Advisor, Highlands Resilience Activity (HRA) Program – Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Save the Children – US
Closing date: 25 Jun 2022


Save the Children is seeking Gender and Youth candidates for an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Highlands Resilience Activity in Ethiopia. The Highland Resilience Activity will support the graduation of Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) clients by linking them with new on-farm, off-farm, and employment opportunities. The Activity will have a strong focus on improving access to finance for vulnerable highlands households and will be integrated into USAID’s Resilience Food Security Activities (RFSAs) in five regions of Ethiopia.

Save the Children is currently recruiting for a Gender Advisor who will ensure a gendered approach throughout the HRA program assessments, planning and implementation that takes into account the differences in men’s, women’s, boys’, and girls’ roles in the community context, as well as the intergenerational and gendered inequalities that exist within a household. The Gender Advisor will work closely with the HRA team, the government, local authorities, and other key stakeholders to address gender-related differences, needs and inequalities, and ensure a direct, comprehensive approach to dealing with them in the DFAP programming and in accordance with the Gender Core Competencies.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Among other gender-related objectives, the Gender Advisor will be responsible for ensuring and/or promoting in the HRA activities include equitable participation by men, women, boys and girls and the reduction of gender inequalities to achieve nutritional outcomes and strengthen resilience to food insecurity. The Gender Advisor will ensure that USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy, Food for Peace gender guidance, ADS 205, and other relevant gender principles, policies and regulations will be applied consistently throughout the DFAP initiative. The Gender Advisor will also advise and ensure that gender-based violence (GBV) and female empowerment will be addressed in the DFAP activities.

Key Functions:

  • Serve as part of the Senior Management Team (SMT)
  • Stay abreast and informed of USAID agency-wide, Food for Peace, and other relevant gender principles, policies, regulations, monitoring and evaluation principles, and indicators.
  • In collaboration with the SMT, Save the Children US technical advisors for M&E, gender, livelihoods and nutrition-sensitive programming, and others, coordinate and support the development of the Gender Analysis Plan during the first year of the DFAP implementation.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of annual program work plans and performance milestones.
  • Review project reports and annual implementation plans and contribute to regional and national strategic planning.
  • Analyze and review program reports to ensure gender integration in the narrative..
  • Provide gender-related technical support to all project staff, including but not limited to livelihoods, nutrition, and resilience teams.
  • Provide technical, programmatic, operational, and managerial oversight of all activities that have a gender aspect or component.
  • Participate in technical working groups.
  • Ensure that program implementation meets USAID’s programmatic, administrative and financial standards and requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in gender/women’s studies, international development, livelihoods, market system, or related area preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience working on problem assessments related to nutrition, livelihoods, food security, or market systems
  • Proven ability to apply gender-sensitive and gender-transformative approaches on USG initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with host government and partners in implementing a complex project in the field under challenging circumstances.
  • Significant knowledge of gender principles as they relate to livelihoods, , nutrition and resilience for community-based programs.
  • Significant knowledge of system in Ethiopia, specifically as it relates to government policies, programs and partnerships addressing the needs of food security.
  • Experience in gender-based programming with substantial understanding of and commitment to equality and equity issues and mainstreaming.
  • Experience working on similar USAID or other donor-funded programs; familiarity with USAID regulations and policies preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.
  • Ethiopian nationals encouraged to apply.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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