Save The Children Gender Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Gender Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216516

Category: Communications, PR and Journalism Location: Hawassa, SNNPR
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

Role Purpose

The Gender Officer is responsible for gender mainstreaming and proactive technical support to the organization. S/he will work with all departments and partners to ensure that gender equity principles are incorporated into all policies and activities.

S/he will plan, implement and follow up on gender-related activities and provide support to counterpart staff, partners and grantees on mainstreaming gender in their programs and activities, including design and implementation of training on gender-related topics.

Provide support, training and technical assistance to the partners on gender and related topics. Ensure gender integration in the day to day activities.

Provide support to all departments specific to gender mainstreaming, with particular emphasis on helping relevant departments analyze program implications for men and women in various communities and ways to address issues.

Roles and Responsibilities

Humanitarian preparedness and response

  • Work as Emergency Response Team (ERT) member and media focal person when rapid response is needed to meet the needs of children in times of crisis.

    Project implementation and Management

  • Contribute to development and implementation of communications strategies focusing on SCI in Ethiopia.

  • Contribute to the production and dissemination of humanitarian communication materials and key messages, including brochures, posters, pamphlets and press releases as needed.

  • Provide information and communications support to all humanitarian units, campaign teams and work units, for example, by assisting in the production of promotional materials.

  • Coordinate the production of humanitarian documentary films by local and international groups for program learning, organizational memory, advocacy, fundraising and other similar purposes.

  • Organize and coordinate humanitarian field trips for donors, VIPs, Save the Children staff from outside Ethiopia, national and international media (including providing them with the appropriate national regulations) to Save the Children program sites and report on the events and the progress.

  • Organize events and help raise national awareness on the humanitarian issues that Save the Children advocates (including photo exhibitions, drama, festivals, song/poetry competitions, concerts etc).

  • Provide critical humanitarian analysis and communication support to the country office through scanning and reporting of the internal and external environment.

  • Draft humanitarian statements, speeches, responses to media queries and press releases for Save the Children’s Country Director and other senior staff.

  • Prepare media arrangements for the Humanitarian Director and senior staff at events and during missions (involving local and national radio, television and newspapers).

  • Contribute to development of humanitarian press and communication materials for media events such as Day of the African Child, State of the World Children’s Report, and World AIDS Day amongst others, as well as key national events such as dissemination of studies, research and assessments.

  • During emergency responses, develop and produce Save the Children situation reports on a regular basis.

  • Edit various humanitarian reports/proposals, studies, press releases, speeches, to ensure quality, including its child sensitivity and social inclusion issues for advocacy and fundraising purposes.

  • Develop strategic humanitarian partnerships and network with communication officers of the SCI, key humanitarian and development partners, CSOs, national and international media.

    Programs and Grants Management Oversight;

  • Follows up on her/his unit budget utilization and project expenditure and makes periodic project budget revisions.

  • In collaboration with finance staff, organizes and maintains information on project costs and prices for the purpose of communication and related expenditures.

    Capacity Building

  • Organize training workshops for implementing partners and journalists to sensitize and create awareness on Save the Children’s dual mandate but particularly humanitarian mandate and work in Ethiopia.

    Documentation, Learning and Advocacy

  • Maintains regular
    communication and interaction with government office partners to facilitate and promote learning and information sharing with SCI.

  • Document best practices and compile lessons learnt and make use of them in future projects.

    Collaboration and Networking

  • Establish links and good relationships with relevant government offices/authorities and NGO’s in the area of Early warning systems.

    Monitoring and reporting

  • Participate in humanitarian evaluation, monitoring and review to ensure proper documentation.

  • Representation, communication & relationship building

  • Represent Save the Children on media related national forums, workshops and meetings regarding humanitarian issues.

    Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development – Humanitarian

  • Ensure that staff (potentially intern) under his supervision understands and are able to perform her/his role in a humanitarian response.

  • Mentor and coach interns when assigned and document the performance

    Occasional duties

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Judgement and Decision-Making

  • Ability to make quick decisions

    Job Requirements

    Academic Qualification:

  • Most preferred is Master’s Degree/BA degree in Literature or Journalism. For Master’s Degree with 2 years or for BA degree 4 years of work experience in communication, public relation.

    Required Skills and Experience :

  • Strong editorial, research and desktop publishing skills and experience.

  • Proven track record of developing internal and external communication strategies and materials.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic (other national Ethiopian languages an advantage).

  • Good knowledge of the Ethiopian and international media.

  • Proven professional standing and reputation (e.g. membership in professional media or public relations associations)

  • Good knowledge of information systems, software such as MS Office Suite and Adobe Suite

  • A thorough understanding of child and women’s rights issues.

  • Good understanding of Humanitarian minimum standards (SPHERE).

  • Child rights programming and Rights based approach to development.

  • Partnership and partnership management.

  • Capacity building.

  • Facilitation and communication skills.

  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments.

  • Experience of working in insecure environments.

  • Good knowledge of humanitarian response and transitional program concepts, policies, frameworks, strategies and components, as well as other development concepts and frameworks.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

  • Good cultural awareness and ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Knowledge of Save the Children's practices and procedures and ways of working with children.

  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

  • We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    How to Apply

    Application Information:

    Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Save The Children Gender Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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