Plan International Ethiopia Youth and Gender Lead Jobs

Plan International Ethiopia Youth and Gender Lead Jobs

Job Id: 206586

Category: Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Location: Hawassa, SNNPR
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: xxx

Job Description


The Youth and Gender Lead will oversee gender and youth integration efforts across the project, including ensuring that gender and youth-based approaches are central in the project activities, in accordance with the program design and the intended outcomes of the program.

S/he will lead the process of identifying and addressing gender- and age-specific constraints across the project that limit social and economic empowerment.

S/he will lead the development of an evidence-based gender and youth strategy in collaboration with key technical staff, which will provide overarching project guidance and include specific recommendations for the program.


  • Lead the development, with the support and collaboration of key staff in the project, of an evidence-based, overarching Gender and Youth Strategy, which includes specific guidance and recommendations for the program objectives
    Work with the technical staff to ensure activities are designed and implemented in accordance with the program’s Gender and Youth
  • Strategy and address youth- and gender-specific considerations, needs, and gaps
  • Collaborate with the technical team to identify and develop gender- and youth-specific project opportunities,
  • Lead the development and promotion of context-sensitive, culturally appropriate female empowerment, male engagement, and gender-transformative approaches
  • Support the development of strategies and interventions that promote the economic and social empowerment
  • Oversee the design and implementation of gender-sensitive and gender-transformative activities with intergenerational and male engagement approach
  • Work with the MERL Lead to ensure that gender and youth impacts and resource utilization are tracked, monitored, analyzed, and reported

    Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in international development or related field, including at least five years of work experience in gender and youth integration. Must have highly developed project coordination and strategy development skills, as well as experience supporting both gender and youth across the project(s)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proven successful ability to conduct gender and youth analyses and integration programming
  • Knowledge of gender and youth challenges in Ethiopia is required
  • Strong analytical skills, including
    ability to gather and analyze a variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate recommendations for action
  • Proven ability to successfully design and conduct participatory training and workshops and lead interviews and focus groups
  • Strong written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to build personal relationships with staff, donor partners, communities and government leaders at all levels in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Awareness, sensitivity, and understanding of local cultural issues particularly in representing a US-based agency
  • Fluency in English (both spoken and written)

    How to Apply

    The closing date for the application is May 4, 2019. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link.

    This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

    Please note that:

    Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and
    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link.

    Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

    More information about Plan International can be found on http://

    References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

    Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

    As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

    Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe.

    We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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