Save The Children Gender Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Gender Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216101

Category: Development and Project Management, Research and Development, Science and Technology
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

Save the Children is seeking a Gender Specialist for a five-year USAID-funded program providing youth with training, coaching and social capacity building for empowerment to increase their income and self-reliance in Ethiopia.

The anticipated program will build the capacity of national and local institutions to deliver demand-driven soft and hard skills training.

Several key objectives will include: allowing youth to increase their incomes and quality of employment including family livelihoods as well as authorize local institutions to prepare youth for work by increasing their ability to coordinate among service providers, to improve the quality of services tied to market demands, and to target and meet the needs of under-served youth, including young women.

In addition to working on the demand-driven skills development, the program will focus on inclusive economic growth activities and scaling through government and private sector systems.

The Gender Specialist will be responsible for coordinating activities that promote gender and community participation, networking with government and other organizations and providing technical assistance to project staff.

The Gender Specialist will build capacity of local organizations and community counterparts, through training and technical support.

This position will provide both managerial and technical support to the project, and attend to program-related issues and activities to promote gender sensitivity and participation. The Gender Specialist will work closely with the Technical Advisors within the project.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding

Scope of Role:

Reports to:

Dimensions: Save the Children works in -- regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 1,740 staff and current expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Serve as part of the Senior Management Team, and contribute to the development and implementation of annual program work plans, performance milestones and project monitoring
  • Analyze and review reports from project staff with a gender/community perspective
  • Provide technical support to project staff
  • Provide technical, programmatic, operational, and managerial oversight to the assigned gender activities
  • Build management capacity for program implementation and support and training for design, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Apply technical skills and participate in technical working groups
  • Review project reports and annual implementation plans and contribute to regional and national strategic planning
  • Ensure that program management meets USAID’s programmatic, administrative and financial standards and requirements.

    Skills and Behaviors (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Job Requirements

    In order to
    be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies, International Development or related field is required

  • Minimum of eight years’ relevant experience working on gender issues and/or community involvement
  • Proven ability in promoting and collaborating with multi-level stakeholders

  • Proven ability as a facilitator for gender and sector-related activities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

    What’s in It for You

  • Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world
  • A family friendly work environment
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time
  • Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions
  • Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious universities and with the American

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

    This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

    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.

    Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact.

    All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse.

    In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse.

    All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.  

    We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

    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.

    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

    Save The Children Gender Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

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