Gender Specialist

OPEN TO:                    All interested Ethiopian Nationals

OPENING DATE:  August 19, 2013   CLOSING DATE: August 29, 2013

World Vision began its first intervention in Ethiopia in 1971 with relief and opened Ethiopia office in 1975. Relief, rehabilitation and small community development projects dominated the decade that followed. During the 1984/85 drought, World Vision Ethiopia participated in a massive relief operation that saved the lives of millions of people. After an intensive relief and rehabilitation programme, the organization developed a new integrated development approach the objective of which was to ensure empowerment and transformational change. This approach led to the establishment of Area Development Programs (ADPs) in the 1990s that is still being implemented and continuously strengthened today.

World Vision Ethiopia is one of the leading international organization working to contribute to the wellbeing of 3.5 million Vulnerable Children in the three years national strategy from 2013-2015. It offers a diverse and rewarding work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and, most importantly, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in Ethiopia.

1.    Major Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development and updating of Gender mainstreaming policy, standards, norms and guidance/technical approach for use in WVE programming;
  • Provide technical support and ensure that gender issues are identified, prioritized and mainstreamed in all DME process and build the capacity of WVE staff and partners in order to enable them understand and address gender inequality;
  • Coordinate and conduct research and advocacy initiatives on gender issues to promote equal opportunity to access and control over resources;
  • Promote networking & partnership with government and partners to promote gender equality and represent WV in donors/partners and other meetings as appropriate;
  • Work with P&C to foster a gender-friendly working environment, integrate gender in P&C & OD works and increase women representation in leadership;
  • Work with WVE leadership to mainstream gender perspectives in policy/ strategy development and in programmes;
  • Track multilateral, bilateral and local funding and develop programs and networks to access resources to promote gender;
  • Promote documentation and sharing of best practices on gender issues in WVE relief, development and advocacy work.

2.    Qualifications Required: BA/LLB or Master’s degree in law, sociology, gender and other social science

3. Work Experience and Skill required

  • Two years of experience in gender or related field for master’s degree or four years for BA/LLB degree holder
  • Technical Training qualifications required:  Training on gender mainstreaming

4. Additional requirements: Committed to WV’s vision, mission and core values

5. Place of Work: Addis Ababa

6. How to Apply

Interested applicants can send a non-returnable copy of their CV and application letter, credentials and supporting documents in a sealed envelope to the address below or submit in person to our office located in Gerji area, near Anbesa Garage within 10 days after the date of this announcement or email to . World Vision Ethiopia, P.O. Box 3330, Addis Ababa Ethiopia We do not receive applications via fax.