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Senior Advisor – Gender and Livelihood

Job by CARE Ethiopia



Job Description

The  Senior Advisor- Gender & Livelihood will technically lead the Gender and livelihood initiatives of the CASCADE. S/he is expected ensuring quality programming during planning implementing and reporting and providing technical supports on Gender and  livelihood aligning with the national youth and adolescent policy, food and nutrition policy and strategies. She/he provides technical assistance and capacity building and work with collaborating government stakeholders at all administrative level.

In consultation with the SRHN unit coordinator, she/he will be responsible to lead systematic and comprehensive Gender and livelihood assessment and devise feasible mechanisms and approaches to fill the gap and improve quality of services being provided. She/he is responsible for the introduction and follow-up of various capacity building tools and techniques conduct comprehensive supervision and monitor the implementation of  the CASCADE project. She/he is responsible to provide advice, TA and guidance to HQ staff, field office staffs and partners related to Gender and livelihood within CARE Ethiopia. The advisor will report directly to the Program Manager and will work closely with other Advisors and program management team to ensure program quality and impact.


Job Responsibility #1:  Ensure quality at the design, analysis, implementation, and reporting; (40 % of time)

  • Develops overall technical approach, implementation strategies, methods and guidelines for gender and livelihoods program interventions
  • Lead projects detailed implementation plans (DIP) development related to the gender and livelihood activities.
  • Provide technical support to ensures the implementation of field programs proceeds according to approved plans.
  • Technically lead/ conduct gender analysis and auditing to develop the gender integration guideline for key  partners.
  • Technical support the implementation of the gender integration guidelines closely working with the partners and project stakeholders.
  • Technically lead the design and implementation of CARE approach in gender and livelihood; social analysis, and action (SAA), village saving and loan association (VSLA) and FFBS.
  • Develops and designs concepts, and inputs into problem identification, causal and problem analysis to support operationalization of gender and livelihood strategies and plans
  • Conducts continuous assessment and analysis of the communities’ gender and livelihood situation in operational areas aligning with the national food and nutrition policy and strategies.
  • Provide technical inputs for the project to undertakes/facilitates project baseline studies, annual reviews, and final evaluations.
  • Reviews project evaluation reports, compile and share lessons for future project design considerations.

Job Responsibility #2 Capacity Building and Technical Assistance: (30% of Time)

  • Facilitate trainings, workshops, on-site mentoring, and coaching activities to ensure internalization and quality implementation of National Adolescent and Youth health and  gender strategy, guidelines, and methodologies in program activities.
  • Build the capacity of field teams, partners team, community, and government partners, in the gender strategy, guidelines, and methodologies identified to integrate and address gender issues as part of CASCADE activities and national food and nutrition policies.
  • Develops capacity of  SRHN staff on Microfinance, operation of VSLAs, FFBS, agricultural marketing and value chain application initiated by the programs in the unit.
  • Develop the Capacity of SRHN staff on gender, diversity and inclusion.
  • Lead the SRHN team on GBV prevention, mitigation  and reporting.
  • Works with the relevant government structures to facilitate gender and nutrition-related activities and monitoring in the operational areas.
  • Development and testing curricula and materials/tool kits related to gender and livelihood.
  • Develops and facilitates the adoption and translation of training curriculum/manuals, modules and technical assistance methodologies on gender and nutrition
  • Oversees the scheduling and delivery to training to Farmer’s groups and Associations to build local level capacity in improved nutrition sensitive agricultural production and marketing practices for development.

Job Responsibility #3:  Learning, Policy implementation and Networking (25% of Time)

  • Coordinate with the SRHN program team to effectively support the government implementation of National Adolescent and Youth health strategy, food and nutrition policies, strategies, and guidelines.
  • Keeps up to date with developments in gender and livelihood initiatives, including best practice in-country, regionally and globally, and ensure ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Explores and participates in networks, gender, and livelihood task forces at the national, regional, and local levels.
  • Technically lead the use of project gender and livelihood learning into evidence-based policy influence/advocacy,
  • Identifies, establishes, and maintains productive relationships with like-minded non-government organizations.
  • Aligning CARE Ethiopia SRHN implementation strategies to national food and nutrition policies and strategies.
  • Stakeholder meetings with government partners to strategize on institutionalization of gender integration guidelines, FFBS and VSLA.
  • Supports the effort to measure impact and document lessons learned and best practices (gender and nutrition focus)
  • Initiates research/studies and share results for wider audiences in and outside CARE to enhance program quality.
  • Ensure the communication of micro finance and Agricultural Marketing concepts and procedures within the organization, with partners and other stakeholders. Leads market assessment of local  available nutritious foods.
  • Prepares required reports on time, and of high quality that convey the gender and livelihood program component’s progress towards achieving best practices and impact in the targeted communities.
  • Together with the PQL, supports impact measurement and documentation of lessons learned and best practices on gender equity and women’s empowerment.
  • Regularly disseminates information regarding gender interventions and accomplishments among stakeholders, including the government.

Job Responsibility #4:  Others: (5% of Time)

  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
  • The duties and responsibilities described above are subject to change, depending on CARE Ethiopian funding or programming.

III. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

The reason for creating this position is to ensure internalization and mainstreaming of gender across and livelihood opportunities across CASCADE project staff, partners and implementation areas. The incumbent must use interpersonal skills to choose the right strategy to address a given problem and also has to deal with variable solutions, which need analysis, problem definition and development of alternative solutions. This position requires innovative thinking and the ability to network and communicate broadly and strategically.


  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming

Job Requirements



  • BSC degree in gender, social science, livelihood, business, Marketing, economics, and other related studies


  • MA degree in Gender, Developmental Studies and, applied nutrition, community Nutrition or equivalent



  • 5-7 years of work experience in gender, livelihood, nutrition, and programming
  • Experience with undertaking capacity building initiatives and partnership management.
  • Experience with undertaking operational research related activities.




  • Gender analysis experience
  • Experience on livelihood approaches
  • Curriculum development
  • Policy advocacy
  • Facilitation skills and training experience
  • Experience with formative research or qualitative research methodologies
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, transparent and participatory management
  • Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (cultural, religion)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Analytical, training/facilitation skills.
  • Action learning/research methodologies
  • Writing skills (for report and strategy documents), proficiency in oral and written English 
  • Computer literacy in MS-Word, Spreadsheet, Microsoft PowerPoint etc


  • Livelihoods analysis and profiling, household economy analysis methodologies.
  • Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills


Coaching, initiating action, communicating with impact, innovation, planning and organizing, building partnership and commitment, facilitating change, adaptability, and contributing to team success


General Accountability: The incumbent’s decisions are contributory in terms of the daily functioning and operation of the Pathways Project in all implementation areas. His/her decisions are also contributory in terms of mainstreaming and enhancing targeting of the disadvantageous groups.




  • Other program partners in Ethiopia mainly with Gain.

VI. WORKING CONDITIONS AND LEVEL OF TRAVEL REQUIREDThe post is Addis Ababa/Head office with frequent travel to project sites.

Project Team Leader

Full time

Employment Type:



Job Description

The purpose of the Project Team Leader (PTL) position is to provide overall leadership, coordination and supervision of developmental interventions and staff in the FO. S/he ensures CARE’s project implementation; monitoring, evaluation guidelines and plans are followed in the FO to effectively contribute to the achievement of project results and CARE’s strategic objectives to address underlying causes of poverty and food insecurity, and gender inequality. S/he will be responsible for following-up on operational planning, targeting, resource mobilization, gender mainstreaming, data managing, community-based action planning, and preparedness. .  The PTL is the primary responsible person to mainstream disability inclusion into the project activities and with partners. The PTL also establishes and maintains effective working relationships with government and non-government partners working in the FO


Job Responsibility 1:  Planning and Implementation of Program Activities (25%)

  • Facilitates and ensures that the plan at woreda/PA/village level is prepared with full participation of the community and partners;
  • Ensures that planning and implementation of the project activities are in accordance with the program principles, approaches, and procedures of the organization;
  • Ensures targeting for project beneficiaries are made in participatory manner;
  • Ensure disability inclusion mainstreamed into the project cycle management.
  • Works closely with woreda partners in planning, implementing and monitoring and evaluation of the project activities;
  • Makes sure that  Project officers have their plans broken down to annual, quarterly and monthly basis and same is done by  other staff members;
  • Supports the development of Woreda and PA level plan including the activities of WASH, nutrition and food security projects as being the integral part of the overall plan at Woreda and PA level;
  • Supports and facilitates the woreda plan to include CARE’s projects plan and thoroughly understood and be accountable for the overall implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the projects;
  • Ensures that the project activities are implemented according to the technical specification set together with partners and time schedule and also within the limit of the planned budget;
  • Ensures that the project’s capacity building activities are implemented in line with the felt need and capacity gap of partner staffs which addresses the projects set objectives ;
  • Ensures that gender issues are properly addressed during the process of the project planning and implementation;
  • Ensures that policy learning and advocacy related to women empowerment are incorporated at all levels of the projects’ planning and implementation and from woreda to PA/village level;
  • Conducts performance review and appraisal of the employees under his/her supervision according to the policy of the organization.

Job Responsibility 2: Monitoring and Supervision and Capacity Building (25%)

  • Supports and coordinates needs assessmentof zone and  woreda partners, PA and village level community institutions, for the capacity building in relation to the projects implementation strategies, methodologies, and activities;
  • Organizes and facilitates joint participatory monitoring programs with the woreda partners, Kebele steering committee members and community groups, both technical and management bodies, document lessons and provide feedback to the project office;
  • Facilitates and encourages regular review meetings and project review schedules at woreda level and help different institutions have to have  institutionalized commitment;
  • Supports and build the capacity of the front line staffs to have deeper understanding of the different technical areas of the projects, participatory monitoring and evaluation, cross cutting issues and including community empowerment, program approach and  as well as  good governance;
  • Facilitate and Conducts regular review meetings with the project staff and record lessons and provide feedback to the participants and to the project;
  • Together with the project staffs and partners sets project quality standards and action steps and monitor the performance accordingly;
  • Conducts regular supervision and closely work with the field workers on site;
  • Ensures that the allocated resources are timely mobilized and properly used on the site;
  • Makes sure that all project resources go to the appropriate and needy targeted community members with all the required quantity and quality;
  • Resolve technical problems/and other issues that field workers and partners face with in his/her capacity and if not report to the relevant technical/management staffs for support.

Job Responsibility 3: Learning, Design and Measurement (LDM) (25%)

  • Design, develop and continuously update project monitoring and evaluation tools and systems;
  • Establish and maintain monitoring and evaluation system to measure the overall performances of projects;
  • Maintains the M&E systems, collects, compiles and analyzes routine project data;
  • Facilitate the preparations of Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP) including monitoring and evaluation plan for projects;
  • Ensures that detailed implementation, monitoring and evaluation plans are prepared on timely basis;
  • Develop and maintain monitoring and evaluation information management system for the Projects;
  • Ensures the timely collection, analysis and utilization of program related information;
  • Regularly maintains project LDM information using appropriate database management system and makes accessible to FO and CO staffs;
  • Works with LDM Advisor to promote learning within the program and across different program.
  • Proactively work with and support LDM advisor in establishment and maintenance of learning and knowledge management systems and sharing of lessons within and across CARE programs and with strategic partners.
  • Establishes firm and institutionalized working relationship with local officials, community institutions and other stake holders;
  • Prepares regular project progress up dates at woreda level and discuss with representatives of the woreda;
  • Represents CARE at Woreda level as required;
  • Ensures that organizational core values, policies, procedures and program approaches are clearly understood and adhered to in the daily functioning of the Woreda office and that information to monitor project progress and organizational performance, including M & E data are collected and used for organizational learning, decision making, reporting, and for promoting innovations;

Job Responsibility 4: Reporting (10%)

  • Develops appropriate reporting formats together with the LDM and other relevant technical staffs;
  • Collects monthly and quarterly performance reports from Concerned offices and relevant project staffs;
  • Checks and confirm the correctness of the reported activities;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports of the projects as well as assist on Project Manager on preparing narrative donor reports. The report has to include the detail descriptions, challenges, problems faced and lessons learned in the reporting period.

Job responsibility 5:  Staff Supervision, Coaching and Team Building: (10%)

  • Supervises project officers, give technical and management support;
  • Support the development of high performing teams at the woreda and ensures that appropriate procedures and policies are followed.

Job Responsibility 6: Perform other duties as assigned (5%).

III. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

Levels one and two of problem solving apply to the incumbent. The incumbent involves with daily routine activities, she/he also uses interpolative skills to pick and choose the right solution to address given problems.


  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming

Job Requirements



  • B.A/B.Sc on Health Science, public health,  Sociology, Psychology, social science or other related fields



  • 5 years experience in community participatory project implementation preferably on HTP, disability mainstreaming or related activities.



  • Supervisory skill;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Good communication and report writing skill;
  • Knowledge of local Language;
  • Data base management and interpretation knowledge as well as skill
  • Familiarity/training in participatory extension approach;
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.


Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, building partnerships, stress tolerance, building commitment, coaching, interpersonal skill, operational decision-making, planning and organizing, information monitoring.



PM – Coaching, Mentoring and overall guidance, (On all programmatic, administrative, financial, policy, procedural other related issues).

Technical Group – ensuring appropriate support is provided to the field office and maintenance of good working relationships.


Communities, PA, Woreda Administration and Rural Development Teams

Other development organizations working in the area where CARE works (NGO, CBO and the private  sector).Special meetings with Woreda government partners and donor representatives when needed.


If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!

CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners.

CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.

By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.

CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

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