CARE Ethiopia Gender and Youth Officer Jobs

CARE Ethiopia Gender and Youth Officer Jobs

Job Id: 224171

Category: Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community

Location: East/West Hararghe, Oromia

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: $816.00

Job Description

Job Summary:

Under the technical leadership of the Gender and Youth Advisor, the Gender and Youth Officer at CARE’s implementing Zones, will provide technical assistance and capacity building on gender and youth development to the DFAP implementing field offices and stakeholder staffs in the operational areas.

The position holder will support and coordinate gender analysis and lead studies to explore employment opportunities for the youth.

Proactively and/or upon direction provided by the technical advisor, s/he will identify gaps, consolidate best practices in the field and share lessons to all concerned.

The Officer will ensure that standard quality training, guidelines and tools are adopts consistently without major deviations in all DFAP technical sectors to ensure gender, women empowerment and youth priorities are integrated uniformly.

In consultation with the advisor, the officer will support and contribute to formative research in implementation areas to identify key issues, social norms and barriers and to make recommendations on how to address gender and youth related concerns and challenges.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

Job Responsibility #1: Strategy design, planning, monitoring and implementation (40%)

  • Leads/supports the development and implementation of evidence based, realistic and effective gender, women empowerment and youth engagement strategies, as directed by the technical leadership team at the consortium and CARE’s advisor for all technical sectors under the DFAP project including food security, nutrition, livelihoods, CCA, DRR, WASH and community mobilisation/social accountability;

  • Inputs into problem identification, causal and problem analysis and activity development;

  • Participates in zonal level DFAP detailed implementation planning (DIP), and annual reviews, to ensure Gender and Youth responsive project planning processes are implemented throughout the life of the project;

  • Ensure that proper records are available to respond to the DFAP result framework indicators in areas of women empowerment and gender equality indicators-access to resource, control, leadership status within community and etc;

  • Actively keep abreast of results of research and regular monitoring and suggest ways to improve the nature and depth of activities in their implementation area;

    Job Responsibility #2: Staff training and coaching (30%)

  • In-collaboration with the Advisor and/or independently, provides staff induction and ongoing training/capacity building training to CARE-DFAP and government stakeholder staff;

  • Leads the development and facilitation of trainings on staff development initiatives for gender, including the staff transformation process under SAA;

  • Develops and implements follow-up, engagement and coaching plans to build staffs and PSNP institutions capacity to increase knowledge and accountability for gender equity and to increase their level of expertise, skills and their commitment to apply strategies;

  • Provides ongoing backstopping and technical support to staff.

    Job Responsibility #3: Networking, Learning, Policy Implementation (20%)

  • Establishes all necessary relationships with DFAP gender equality and youth empowerment partners with in CARE and government stakeholders to ensure that gender and youth issues and priorities are tabled, addressed and
    lessons are shared;

  • Supports formative research in the assigned operational Zones/Woredas;

  • Disseminates learning and ensures all staffs at the field office level are updated on gender and youth priorities;

  • At the direction of the Advisor, support field level CARE PQL related experts/staffs to measure the impact and document lessons learned and best practices;

  • Produces and shares with the Advisor and/or project manager gender and youth related aspects of reporting for USAID for all regular and incidental reports.

    Job Responsibility #4: Others (10%)

  • Participates in all major activities of the DFAP project in the assigned project area;

  • Responds to requests for additional capacity building support within CARE;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Contacts/key Relationships

    The Officer will work directly with the DFAP team in CARE East/West Hararghe FO with direct relationship with the Project Manager and DFAP teams in the FO with dotted line relationship with the Gender and Youth Advisor at the Addis Office.

    Working Conditions and Level of Travel Required.

    This position is located in East/West Hararghe.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications (Know How)

    A) Education/training


  • B.A. degree in Social Science, gender studies or equivalent combination of education and work experience.


    B) Experience:


  • 3-5 years of work experience on gender or social and behavioral change, conversant with adult learning and training of trainers methodologies, practical experience in women and youth programming

  • At least 2 years of work experience in gender analysis, training and mainstreaming.


  • Gender related work in an NGO setting.

  • Previous experience with livelihoods programs and or food assistance interventions.

    C) Technical Skills:


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Afan Oromo;

  • Effective interpersonal skills, maturity, intuitive, tact and a high sense of responsibility,

  • Analytical, training/facilitation skills;

  • Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (cultural, religious, disability), firm belief in teamwork and sensitivity to HIV/AIDS

  • Computer skills (word, Excel);


  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.

    D) Competencies

    Coaching, initiating action, communicating with impact, innovation, planning and organizing, building partnership, facilitating change, adaptability.

    How to Apply

    If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) using one of the following options:

  • Directly apply through Ethiojobs:

  • Send your application by e-mail to:

    Please clearly write the position you are applying on the subject line of your email (Gender and Youth Officer - maternity cover). Your application will be automatically disqualified if you failed to do so.

    Please Do not submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

    Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the job requirements are strongly encouraged to apply especially women.

    CARE Ethiopia Gender and Youth Officer Jobs

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