11 Jan 2019

Catholic Church Social Development Coordinating Office of Meki Jobs in Ethiopia : Gender Expert

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Job Description

Ethiopian Catholic Church Social Development Commission Coordinating Branch office of Meki (ECC-SDCBOM) is a faith based Non-Governmental Organization having Social Development activities in the Vicariate of Meki. The Social Development activities are carried out under the Social and Development Commission Branch Office.  The office has been implementing a five-year USAID funded project entitled ‘‘Feed the Future Livelihoods for Resilience – Oromia’’_(LRO) in Ziwaydugda ,Dodota and Sire Woredas of Arsi Zone , Arsi Negele, Heban Arsi, Shalla and Siraro Woredas of West Arsi Zone and ATJK and Boset Woredas of East Shawa Zone, since September 2018.

Currently, Ethiopian Catholic Church Social & Development Commission Branch Office of Meki needs to employ personnel on the Gender Expert vacant position.

Purpose of the Position:

The Woreda gender expert position has the role of implementing activities related to improving socio cultural environment of rural women organized in livelihood groups as indicated in strategic objective of the project. S/he monitors the impact of the activities towards the intended objective, identify gaps, and propose better alternatives solution for challenges, follow reporting and documentation system.

Key /Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning and implementation

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual plan of action for Woreda partners and kebele CA in accordance with the basic project document and submit within 25th of the reporting month
  • Develop appropriate targeting criteria and mechanisms to ensure the needs of identified vulnerable groups are met in consultation of the Woreda coordinator and gender officer
  • Will be responsible to conduct training and needs assessment of existing beneficiaries/woreda project stakeholders
  • Distribute gender training modules for and builds field staffs to deliver high quality trainings.
  • Participate in community mobilization workshop, discussion and dialogue which create conducive environment for girls to reach their potential.
  • Coordinate and monitor woreda level adult education in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Ensures equal participation of girls, boys, women and men in community awareness sessions, dialogue and discussion as per the project objectives.
  • Ensures the conceptualization, integration and operationalization of specific strategies to address the needs and perspectives of women, men, boys, and girls
  • Support creation of increased awareness among key stakeholders on girls and women inclusive value chain development
  • Works strongly towards eradicating GBV in target areas of the project
  • Use international and local events to promote gender equity and empowerment in the woreda.


  • Work closely with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community and local government representatives in the woreda implementation and improvement of project activities
  • In charge of training and oversight of woreda kebeles CA in achieving intended objective
  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team and project beneficiaries in her specific role and responsibility
  • Works to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment, rigorous learning agenda, sustainable approaches, and most importantly convergence/overlay of multi-sector interventions in the project components


  • Monitors the quality of activities delivered by field staffs by conducting regular community site visits
  • Participate in woreda level project reviews and evaluations

Reporting and documentation

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual/biannual physical report to the Woreda coordinator or MEAL officer/experts with in 25th of the reporting period
  • Documents and disseminate lessons learned and best practices;
  • Compels to all donor requirements are met, including timely preparation of both narrative and financial reports
  • Compile and analyze best practices and success stories under the objective of the project and utilize this analysis to make recommendations to improve project implementation.

Communication and representation

  • Creates a better working relation and partnership with the local community and concerned government bodies.
  • Ensure there is a system for networking and communication with government stakeholder and community representations in the project area(s)
  • Create smooth relationships with stakeholders such as government, LGs, community leaders and other key stakeholder at all level


  • Performs other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor
  • Adheres to ECC-SDCCOM rules and regulations

Required No: 8 (Eight)

Term of Employment: Contract based

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience:

  • BA holder in Social Work, sociology or related field from recognized universities/colleges
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience for BA or 5 years for Diploma
  • NGO experience is preferable

Competency, ability, knowledge and skill

  • Strong organizational skills and with strong competencies in project cycle management
  • Excellent supervisory skills
  • A people-person, able to supervise and motivate field staff and stockholders to develop and maintain high quality programming. A solid team player who is able to work with a diverse group of people and organizations.
  • Strong communicator with good presentation and written.
  • Energy and stamina to withstand long working hours and often stressful conditions.
  • Strong computer skills, word, excel, power point, use of internet
  • Fluency in English and Oromiffa is required
  • Practical experience and understanding of the relevant technical competencies required in gender equity and empowerment
  • Good understanding of development issues in arid and semi-arid areas is desirable
  • Experience and skills in playing a supportive role, demonstrating ability to support field teams’ members to deliver results for operational work
  • Proven ability to analyses socio economic contexts and monitor change to translate into appropriate planning, decision making and lesson learning
  • Able to plan and monitor the use of human, material and financial resources based on the approved proposals, plans and strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively within different value systems, diverse cultures and commitment to gender equity and empowerment
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender, climate, HIV/AIDS, and diversity into programming

Agency-wide Competencies

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of ECC-SDCCOM and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Emergency Competencies:

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of ECC-SDCCOM and used by each staff working in emergencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs

How to Apply

Application Deadlines:  five working days starting from the date of announcement

Applicants should submit their CV and other necessary documents to ECC-SDCBOM, Meki town, HR Office and Shashamene and Dera Branch offices HR

Address: ECC-SDCBOM,P.O.Box 43,Meki, Telephone: 022-1-18 0798 or 022-1-180193

E-mail: [email protected]

Only short least candidates will be communicated.

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