Senior Technical Advisor (Gender and Social Accountability)


Job Description


Work Location : Ethiopia - Addis Ababa Type of Post : Other Possible Location : Ethiopia - Addis Ababa Funding : THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL Expected Travel : Type of Contract : Language Requirement : Application Deadline : 1/27/23 Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

CARE seeks a Senior Technical Advisor (STA) for Gender and Social Accountability for the anticipated USAID-funded Health Project in Ethiopia. The purpose of the anticipated Empowered Communities – Community Engagement project is to “empower communities to take ownership and action over their health and Nutrition and drive a cycle of accountable and responsive health service delivery” with the ultimate goal to reduce maternal and child deaths, and the burden of infectious disease.

Position Description:

The position holder provides technical assistance and Capacity Building on Gender and Social Accountability to key project partners and project staff. The position holder will coordinate gender Analysis, social accountability study, and training materials/guidelines development. The Advisor will inform the formative research in gender and social accountability areas to identify key issues, social norms, and barriers and to make recommendations on how to address gender and government responsiveness-related concerns and challenges.

The STA Gender and Social Accountability is also expected to ensure the effective Design, implementation learning extraction, and dissemination of a program. The STA will also support Report Preparation and budget management.

The STA will be knowledgeable of national trends and best practices in gender and social accountability programs in the health and nutrition sector. S/he will apply this knowledge by providing input into the design of new initiatives and updating existing approaches, fostering innovation, and strengthening overall technical quality. S/he will place a strong emphasis on the capacity building of CO teams and will support learning within the project scope.

This position will be based in Addis Ababa and is contingent upon award and donor approval.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the implementation process of the program approaches mainly in the area of gender and social accountability. Lead developing tailored project curriculums on Training of Trainers for key project partners and project staff, and cascading training material/facilitation guide for beneficiaries. Develops and implements follow-up, engagement, and coaching plans to build staff capacity and to increase their level of expertise and skills and their commitment to applying strategies. Establishes all necessary relationships with partners and government to ensure that gender and social accountability issues can be shared. Inform the measurement team about areas of learning extraction during the Project Implementation learning process. Collaborate with the measurement team in developing progress monitoring and learning extraction tool in the area of the theme s/he leads in the project. Lead preparation of the report in the thematic area that s/he is assigned to lead. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications:

Master's degree in Public Health/Nutrition/ Social studies with strong experience in Gender and social accountability. 5 -7 years’ experience working in MNCH/SRH in adolescents and/youth; MNCH/FP, Nutrition with mainstreaming Gender and social accountability. Knowledge of community-based approaches for Program Design and implementation. Familiarity with gender and empowerment programming. Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills. Understanding and demonstrating a commitment to the importance of gender, youth, and social inclusion issues. Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and PSEAH (safeguarding). Good organizational skills. Detail orientation.

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