Gender and Peace Building Officer

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Social Sciences and Community
Gursum, East Hararghe Zone, Oromia 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
As per the organization's salary scale

Job Description

Company Description

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world. 

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures. 

LWF Ethiopia’s partners include Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Eyesus (EECMY), Lutheran churches related agencies, the European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM) and UN Agencies with whom we are a key implementing partner. 

LWF World Service Ethiopia is a registered foreign charity which has been operating in Ethiopia since 1973 implementing various development and humanitarian projects in different parts of Ethiopia.

LWF World Service Ethiopia is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants based on merit regardless of sex, color, religion, ethnicity, age, marital status or disability except for affirmative action in a combination of considering competency to bring gender equity

Key responsibility

  • Provides leadership to the LWF Peace Building component of the above mentioned project in the Gursum Woreda and works closely with the Woreda sector offices to ensure mutual accountability;
  • Together with the Project Team Leader, he/she is responsible for the planning, supervision, implementation, monitoring and documentation of the gender and peace building activities in accordance with LWF policies, priorities, procedures and guidelines;
  • Ensure that all activities related to gender and peace building are timely implemented according to the project implementation plans;
  • Facilitate peace-building sessions between the two neighboring regions (Oromia and Somali) with religious leaders, government officials and community leaders;
  • Conduct/facilitate conflict resolution trainings for government officials, religious leaders, and other cultural leaders in Gursum Woreda;
  • Train community leaders, religious leaders and influential persons on inclusiveness and non-discrimination aimed at enhancing cohesiveness and peaceful coexistence in the community;
  • Strong knowledge and experience working with gender issues, women self-help groups, IGA and value chain development;
  • Deep knowledge in rural communities; particularly with rural women;
  • Ensures gender mainstreaming in all of the project activities;
  • Conduct gender and needs assessments and familiar with the tools and methods for the assessment;
  • Design and disseminate IEC materials to enhance awareness raising on gender, conflict resolution and peaceful coexistence;
  • Reviews training needs of staff and others involved in gender and peace building;
  • Maintains a close relationship with Woreda Administration and other local government departments with regards to operations, planning and implementation;
  • Represent LWF at inter agency meetings on gender and peace building and any bilateral meetings with other agencies fostering good working relationships with these organizations by sharing learning and working closely on activities;
  • Fulfills any other such duties as may be assigned by the Project Team Leader and the Regional Coordinator;
  • Good skills in reporting and monitoring and ensures the timely, accurate and relevant reports are submitted according to the grant agreements;
  • Arrange/request procurement of supplies needed for gender and peace building activities

Job Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences especially Gender studies, Peace-Building, Conflict studies or other relevant disciplines from recognized University/College
  • Minimum of three years relevant experience preferable in gender and conflict resolution issues

Additional requirements

  • Strong communication skill in English (written and oral)
  • Ability to interact with people
  • Other job related trainings
  • Oromiffa language is essential
  • Previous related experience in NGO set up is advantageous

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirement can send ONLY detailed C.V and application letter through Ethiojobs website:  

  Women are encouraged to apply

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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