Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Senior Gender Advisor Jobs

Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Senior Gender Advisor Jobs

Job Id: 212237

Category: Consultancy and Training, Social Sciences and Community
Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per MSIE Salary Scale

Job Description

1. Job Summary

The Gender Advisor will be a key member of the of outreach program and will be responsible for the promotion and integration of gender awareness and gender equality within Owning their Future project in MSIE.

She/he will support the project team to promote and prioritise gender equality and female empowerment in its delivery of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services throughout Ethiopia.

The advisor will shape MSIE’s awareness raising and service delivery strategy, activities and resources to ensure that accessible information is provided to young people, women, men, their families and the local community to facilitate safe access to SRH care from MSIE services with a focus on outreach services in rural and hard to reach communities.

She/he will also help to increase community awareness of gender equality and SRH among young people and women, by establishing strong linkages and fostering collaboration between MSIE and other development partners, civil society organizations (CSOs), local leaders and community groups within MSIE outreach areas of intervention.

2. Duties/tasks

  • Embed gender approaches into outreach and project activities

  • Work closely with support office departments to ensure that Owning their Future project staff and MSIE team members in general understand gender and the importance of working to achieve gender equality within MSIE
    Work with area offices units to develop gender sensitive and gender transformative resources and approaches to awareness raising and service delivery under MSIE outreach model
    Work with all MSIE departments to develop a Gender Equality Strategy for the organisation, with specific interventions to be implemented by Owning Their Future project through outreach program.
  • Engage in and provide recommendations to integrate gender responsive approaches in the design, development and implementation of the Owning their Future project work plans
    Increase collaboration between outreach field teams, government health offices and other partners to conduct community dialogues and educative sessions which address myths and misconceptions and gender barriers to accessing family planning methods and gather information on community perceptions on family planning and share with MSIE teams
  • Innovate, design and oversee cost-effective youth and adolescent engagement activities which will increase awareness on gender issues relating to SRH/FP within the project intervention areas.
  • Coordinate project evaluation ensuring inclusion of gender equality aspects in the project activities
  • Engage in designing, planning and implementing gender advocacy strategy, activities and behavior change and communication campaigns for the stakeholders and the community.
  • Provide administrative, logistics and other necessary support and advice during execution of project activities or events.
  • Embed gender approaches throughout the organization

  • Design and conduct Training and Training of Trainers in gender across the organisation.
  • Innovate, design and oversee cost-effective community activities which will address negative socio-cultural and gender related to reproductive health including, family planning, MSIE brand and all other MSIE services and create positive image within the community
  • Act as the key advisor on gender and gender equality strategy within the organization and with relevant stakeholders.
  • Assess the needs of MSIE programs and their deliverables, and tailor appropriate
    gender equality approaches and solutions in a manner which is collaborative and client-focused.
  • Provide advice and support to all MSIE channels to ensure that activities are designed in a gender sensitive or gender transformative way and that no MSIE activities reinforce negative or harmful gender norms.
  • Work with research team to design and implement innovative engagement techniques and research methods which facilitate the capture of varying community views, perceptions or practices in relation to gender to strengthen programming.
  • Ensure that gender data are well captured, analyzed, stored and put into use for MSIE programming, community awareness, sensitization, lobbying and/or advocacy.
  • Work with Research and Monitoring and Evaluation teams to capture, document and share lessons learnt, testimonials and case studies to improve gender equity throughout MSIE and its programme activities.
  • Work with external relations team to develop gender sensitive/transformative materials for promotion, awareness and sensitization around SRH

    External representation

  • With MSIE’s external relations lead, represent MSIE in various SRH and gender networks and movements, and actively participate in advocacy activities
    Maintain strong team relationships among key stakeholders, leaders and community groups, on a formal and informal basis, across all community functions
  • Represent MSIE in various meetings, events, initiatives and dialogues and ensure MSIE visibility is maintained.
  • Work closely with other Gender Advisors across the global partnership and Gender Working Group to foster learnings and best practice.

    Job Requirements

    3. Person Specifications

    A. Qualification Requirements

    a. Education:

  • MSc in Gender or Social Studies

    b. Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in gender related project design/management and/or advocacy, preferably in the health organization or reproductive health &family planning;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in working with youth and women and their groups in the areas of health promotion;
  • Strong experience in preparing and delivering presentations in relevant stakeholders

    B. Skills, Attitudes and Attributes

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent training design and facilitation skills; ability to adapt training for different audiences
  • Ability to motivate teams
  • Excellent oral, written and multi-media communication skills in English and Amharic, preferably additional local languages
  • Proven ability to ‘sell’ ideas, concepts and to motivate and influence organizational culture and way of working
  • IT literate – strong competency in Microsoft office applications
  • Understanding major policies/issues of large bilateral/multilateral donors, government policies, regional policies;
  • Collaborative approach to team working;
  • Strong personal commitment to the goals of MSI and to put it into practice;

    Number of Position: (01)

    Duty Station: MSIE Support Office, Addis Ababa

    Employment Type: Full Time

    Salary: As per MSIE Salary Scale

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified applicants should go to and fill in all the required field and submit the form with your motivation letter, C.V and copy of your renewed Kebele ID or Passport, within ten (10) days from the date of this announcement to:

    Human Resources, Marie Stopes International Ethiopia through the following e-mail address:

    Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact shortlisted candidates, and we are unable to provide any feedback on unsuccessful applications.

    Please mention the title of the position and work place you applied for on the subject line of your email.

    Candidates Who Do Not Follow These Instructions Will Not Be Considered.

    Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Senior Gender Advisor Jobs

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