Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Officer

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Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Based in Hawassa, Sidama Region with frequent travel to Sidama and SNNPR and other regions., Sidama 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
As per Organizational salary scale

Job Description

Our Profile

People in Need is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. We consider human dignity and freedom to be fundamental values. We believe that people anywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world.

Throughout our over 26 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.

we are part of Alliance 2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectiveness, both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe. In our over 16 years operation in Ethiopia, has focused on projects in five main areas of interest: Education and Social protection, Environment, Livelihood and Agriculture, Water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Emergency programs.

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PIN currently invites applicants for the position of: Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Officer    

Length of Contract: Definite Employment Contract

Requred :1(One)  

Job Description:

The Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Officer will provide specialized support to PIN Ethiopia Country Program (CP) in the areas of gender equality and social inclusion. In particular, she/he will lead on development and adaptation of relevant GESI tools and approaches for 2 projects awarded for PIN in the emergency and developmental context. She/he will lead project teams on GESI sensitive assessments, barrier and gender analysis, gender-related messaging and Protection mainstreaming operationalization. She/he will provide trainings in GESI and Protection Mainstreaming to PIN project and partner (stakeholders) staff, in line with PIN Code of Conduct, PIN GESI Policy, CP GESI Strategy and other relevant Policies.

Report to Project managers and ETH CP Deputy of Country director and Coordinates closely with ETH CP Safeguarding and Protection Officer and HQ Protection and GESI Technical Advisor

  Main responsibilities and duties:     

  • Support both project teams with GESI inputs in programmatic design and adaptation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Collect and share lessons learned from the project’s implementation and recommends integration of best practices into CP program development efforts
  • In the Emergency project, conduct GESI analyses, GESI sensitive assessments and GESI barrier analysis by utilizing GESI Focus Group Discussions pilot-tested in the Gedeo zone 
  • In the Emergency project, to assure the effective operationalization of the Protection Mainstreaming Monitoring (PMM) during and after (PDM) distributions, utilizing PIN’s PMM checklist to monitor the adherence to protection mainstreaming principles during distribution activities. The Officer in close cooperation with the project team will develop the PMM Checklist.
  • In the Development project, lead on gender- responsive actions and gender-related messaging in the project activities, particularly in the establishment and implementation of School Health Clubs and Community Healthy Living Clubs
  • Provide trainings and guide on ToTs in GESI and Protection Mainstreaming within the project sectors (NFI, Shelter, WASH and Nutrition) for PIN project staff and stakeholders
  • Lead the project teams on GESI sensitive trainings and discussions for the project beneficiaries 
  • Support the operationalization of Community Feedback and Response Feedback Mechanisms (CFRM) through GESI lens in both projects 
  • Design and facilitate participatory GESI exercises with PIN and partner staff as part of the capacity building plan

Program development & capacity building

  • Contribute through field-based experience into program development on GESI and protection mainstreaming components, in close coordination with ETH Deputy of CD and HQ Protection and GESI Technical Advisor
  • Participate and contribute in specific feasibility studies related to GESI issues to support generation of innovative approaches/programming at CP with strong GESI lens
  • Under the guidance of ETH Deputy of CD, contribute to the development of PIN Country Program (CP) GESI strategy in line with PIN Code of Conduct, PIN GESI Policy and all Policies, including PIN Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies
  • Under the guidance of ETH Deputy of CD, contribute into development of strong evidence-based track record on GESI achievements of PIN Ethiopia and therefore to support enhancing PIN strategic communication & advocacy efforts

Support in development of GESI tools/approaches across CP program portfolio

  • Support CP MEAL Unit in the integration of GESI elements and requirements in MEAL, and in data collection and monitoring program activities’ impact on marginalized populations and social inclusion, also making sure that tools include and are in line with GESI elements and approaches
  • Under the guidance of ETH Deputy of CD, contribute into GESI-related reports and recommendations for program implementation

Job Requirements

  • A degree in social sciences, gender studies, public policy, rural development or any other relevant subject discipline.
  • A minimum of two years of GESI related work experience in the humanitarian or development sector.
  • In-depth knowledge of Ethiopian humanitarian and development context.
  • Gender and social inclusion, social/gender norms in Ethiopian context
  • Ability to engage critically and persuasively on a range of complex issues related to GESI
  • Previous work experience in areas (e.g. Guji and Konso zones)
  • Knowledge of relevant local languages
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis with integrated GESI component
  • written and spoken communication skills English and Amharic
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • To be committed to fostering a positive work/learning environment, to continuous professional development
  • 3 strong references (will be crosschecked)

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the position should fill the application form and send their CV and Cover letter as soon as possible via following the link  APPLY-Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Officer until December 16,2021.

Should any information needed please contact using: [email protected]

Please note: PIN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies available at:

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.



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