Supporting the Ministry of Mines Gender Specialist, SUMM Project Jobs in Ethiopia

Supporting the Ministry of Mines Gender Specialist, SUMM Project Jobs in Ethiopia


  • Reporting to the Deputy Director, provides technical advice and guidance to the project staff and partners in the application of gender based analysis across all project functions and in Artisanal and Small Mining (ASM); strengthens capacity of project partners to conduct and apply analytical concepts; provides guidance to develop tools and processes to improve gender sensitivity in project implementation; facilitates use of organizational learning to enable evidence based decision making.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Program Development and Innovation

  • Develops creative tools, processes and templates to apply gender analysis to develop concepts and ideas to advance the status of women as economic/institutional actors and consumers;

  • Develops a gender equality and women's economic empowerment strategy that can guide the project and ministry in providing the tools and technology that will enable the growth of women in ASM.

  • Supports staff members, volunteers and other stakeholders creatively integrate findings from gender-based analysis in project design, implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) and communications;

  • Collaborates with program management team and to develop sector strategies that can guide the project to catalyze impact for women and advance women's role as agents of change;

  • Supports developing ideas for Gender Equality(GE) and Women’s Economic Empowerment(WEE) oriented activities in response to local needs and donor priorities;

  • Supports development of action-oriented strategic alliances and partnerships for GE and WEE related initiatives;

  • Recommends creative solutions to constraints challenging success of project activities aimed to advance GE and WEE.

    Technical Guidance

  • Supports strengthening GE and WEE by collaborating with staff and Volunteer Advisors to apply tools, processes and templates;

  • Support MoMP in Gender Mainstreaming/Integration process in the mining sector (i.e. Development of Gender Equality Strategy implementation tools, instruments and mechanisms; Gender Integration Training Manual; and Gender Mainstreaming Guideline)

  • Actively engages with staff, Volunteer Advisors, local partners and stakeholders in order to identify opportunities and challenges women face particularly in ASM;

  • Supports project team design robustly rationalized gender-sensitive activities in alignment with sector strategies;

  • Supports program management team to incorporate gender based analysis as core consideration in work plan development;

  • Supports project team to identify potential partners, develop partnership agreements, define scope of objectives and design feasible project activities and work plans;

  • Collaborates
    with staff and other functional groups to track progress in implementing operational plans and provides advice for strategic and tactical steering of project activities;

  • Provides guidance to manage internal and external risk factors in accomplishing GE and WEE related outcomes;

  • Supports development of success stories and donor reports.

    Organizational Learning

  • Actively engage In learning about GE and WEE trends, opportunities and challenges, including women’s access to economic resources, knowledge, information and business networks;

  • Facilitates effective flow of information between the MEL and program management functions;

  • Actively engages with the M&E function in GE and WEE focused research and analysis;

  • Enables program management staff and volunteer advisors apply GE and WEE related learnings from the MEL system to the projects strategic and operational decision-making;

  • Participates in knowledge exchange events and working groups focused on GE and WEE issues;

    Job Requirements

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements


  • Must: recent experience of applying GE and WEE concepts in designing and implementation of donor funded economic development projects;

  • Must: Professional Degree in an area relevant to the described responsibilities;

  • Must: fluent in speaking, reading and writing English and Amharic;

  • Preferred: 3-5 Years relevant experience in gender and ASM;

  • Preferred: knowledge of result based management (RBM) and other participatory methodologies in program management;

    Additional Skills:

  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills;

  • Excellent organizational, presentation, interpersonal and meeting facilitation skills;

  • Proactive team player with creative problem solving skills;

  • Ability to achieve goals through respectful collaboration in a cross-functional environment;

  • Ability to reach consensus in teams representing departments with contending goals;

  • Excellent in remote collaboration with team members in different time zones;

  • Available for national and international travel, sometimes at short notice;

  • Proficiency using MS Office, primarily Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified applicants can send their CV through:


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