Feb 14, 2018

Gender Officer Vacancy at CRS Ethiopia in Dire Dawa

  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ethiopia
  • Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Full time Healthcare NGO/Nonprofit/Social Services

Job Description

CRS Ethiopia Job Vacancy

Position Title: Officer, Gender

Department: Program, DFSA

Duty Station: Dire Dawa

Required no: 1

Employment type: Indefinite period contingent up on funding of the DFSA program

Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party, Gender and Youth

Purpose of the Position: 

CRS Ethiopia is seeking an OfficerGender for the Ethiopian Livelihoods and Resilience Program (ELRP) and also called Development Food Security Activity/DFSA/, a five-year USAID Office for Food for Peace (FFP).  ELRP/DFSA will focus on building resilience to shocks, enhancing livelihoods and improving food security and nutrition for rural households vulnerable to food insecurity. CRS seeks to hire Diredwas based officer to support local implementing partner Hararghe Catholic Secretariat. The Gender Officer (GO) position contributes to the expectations of CRS/Ethiopia’s Strategic Plan, CRS Ethiopia’s Gender Strategy and Action Plan, and CRS‘ Global Gender Strategy through ensuring equality of women, men, girls and boys, at all operational levels. The position will contribute to the Country Program’s (CP) efforts toward quality design and implementation of gender initiatives to ‘promote right relationships’ among targeted ‘families and communities’. The GO will take primary responsibility to advocate for greater attention to gender perspectives, by providing the necessary technical support in gender mainstreaming.


Key /Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


Technical Support

  •  Provide close support and technical guidance to DFSA project implementing partner’s staff on DFSA gender integration strategies/approaches.
  • Provide technical support to local partners to build skills and develop effective strategies to develop and implement gender responsive projects/program.
  • Develop/adapt training curriculum to the needs of the project staff, provide training, support, and undertake ongoing technical assistance.
  • Develop/adapt tools and guidelines that can be used by the project staff during implementation and M&E of the project
  • Provide capacity building to ELRP/DFSA stakeholders on gender sensitive/responsive PSNP 4 implementation.
  • Support preparation of different issue-papers and undertake research on gender perspectives as the basis for efforts to promote gender equality and achieve common goals.
  • Provide regular monitoring and mentoring to ELRP/DFSA staff at partner level.
  • To attend important and relevant events on gender and the substantive areas covered by ELRP/DFSA to disseminate information on progress made in gender equality and women/girls empowerment
  • Support Gender Working Group (GWG) in the implementation of CRS/Ethiopia’s Gender Strategy and Action Plan. 

Information and Coordination

  • Assist partner staff to communicate information from the field to the DFSA purpose leads and SMT who for appropriate decisions on components, processes and impacts.
  • Support preparation of different issues-papers and undertake research/study on gender perspectives with the help of other CRS and implementing partner colleagues to promote gender mainstreaming and achievement for CRS/Ethiopia.  
  • Arrange for the dissemination of information from MEAL data on the degree to which the project objectives are being achieved.
  • Liaise with implementation partner, respective government offices and institutions in the implementation of ELRP/DFSA.

 Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning (MEAL) and Reporting

  • Prepare and submit timely updates on project implementation to ELRP/DFSA management and maintain current knowledge of and liaise with other implementing partner regarding updates and promising practices in gender.
  • Ensure that gender based indicators are sufficiently covered in the project monitoring and evaluation systems including Performance Management Plan (PMP), Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT) and other monitoring tools.
  • Review partner’s reports and ensure it captures required level of gender disaggregated data and gender specific success stories.
  • Arrange for the preparation of special reports as needed, on particular gender issues together with the MEAL team,
  • Assume primary responsibility in monitoring, evaluating data quality for gender sensitivity as well as documentation of successes and failures.
  • Collect qualitative/quantitative data in ELRP/DFSA on a regular basis, to provide a holistic picture of gender mainstreaming.
  • Ensure that all MEAL trainings and MEAL processes that integrate gender
  • Support gender assessments conducted in ELRP/DFSA operational areas
  • Ensure ELRP/DFSA feedback mechanism is gender sensitive.


  • Attend important and relevant events on gender and the substantive areas covered by ELRP/DFSA operational area to disseminate information on progress made in gender mainstreaming in the project as necessary.
  • Represent the CRS at workshops and events where information on gender mainstreaming and food security is requested.
  • Participate in CRS/Ethiopia Gender Working Group as necessary
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Work Relationships

  • Reports to DCOP – Gender/Youth 
  • Works closely with gender officers in other CRS projects; implementing partners; Women’s Affairs Offices; Woreda and Kebele Food Security Task Forces.

Job Requirements

  • Completion of 1st Degree (Social sciences, development studies or Law) with five years’ relevant work experience OR
  • Completion of 2nd Degree in (Social sciences, development studies, or Law) with three years’ relevant work experience.      
  • At least 5 years work experience in developing and supporting gender responsive, integrated and inclusive programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical support and guidance on gender issues, including gender mainstreaming, girls’ empowerment.
  • Demonstrated experience in gender and development project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Skills and experience in working effectively with partners and stakeholders (government and non-government) to achieve goals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with groups.
  • Experience on designing training manuals, modules and facilitating
  • Strong analytical, training, facilitation, and representation skills.
  • Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (cultural, religion), firm belief in teamwork and sensitivity to gender perspectives.
  • Computer skills (word, Excel, power point).
  • Familiar with quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
  • Familiarity with PSNP4 or food security programs


How to Apply

  • You should send your application letter and up-to-date CV via email address: ET_Job_Applications@global.crs.org before the application deadline, February 24 ,2018. Please write the position title you are applying for in your subject line of your email, and in your application letter.
  • These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only. Phone solicitations cannot be accepted. Only if you are selected for written exam/interview, you will be contacted.


** Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply**


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