Organizational and Program highlights
Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA) is registered non-governmental organization. MENA has been funded by USAID Ethiopia under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative to implement a three years Family-focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Program in Addis Ababa. The Program will be implemented by MENA in partnership with different local implementing partners. The activity aims to accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control in Ethiopia through the delivery of high impact Family-focused HIV prevention, care, and Treatment Activity implementation areas are selected from A.A town 10 Sub Cities.
The purpose of this award is to strengthen local HIV epidemic control to achieve 95 percent of individuals living with HIV know their status, 95 percent of persons living with HIV to initiate antiretroviral therapy and 95 percent of antiretroviral therapy clients achieve viral load suppression by 2020. HIV mitigation services for vulnerable children will focus on case discovery and linkage to HIV treatment among undiagnosed children living with HIV, on achieving better health outcomes through HIV viral load suppression and establishing interpersonal, family and community norms to achieve HIV and violence prevention (9 to 14-year-old children).
The Gender, Youth and SBCC Specialist will provide high quality technical assistance to Growth through Nutrition program in integrating gender dynamics in implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning of this multi-sectoral nutrition program for OVC and adult HIV prevention, Care and Treatment Services. S/he is also expected to lead on the update or development of frameworks and guidance for integrating Gender and Diversity in line with SC’s Theory of Change and thematic strategies in order to ensure high quality, innovative programming, including direct interventions. S/He will lead on the development and dissemination of a robust evidence-based practice relating to gender and diversity that can be used to bring about significant change in the rights and well-being of children. The position holder will actively engage in networking and building relationships with government, donor, international bodies, corporate, other NGOs, networks and others as required to promote best practice for the program.
Under the direct supervision of CoP, the post holder is expected to meet the child safeguarding and standard practices across all the project activities and will also be a good advocate of GBV prevention.
In general, she/he will be responsible to assist field offices and country office to ensure compliance are meet through incorporating safe programming practices in all program cycle, facilitate training for various groups, participate in investigation, develop friendly materials and guidelines, monitoring of standard practices of sectors, reporting, data management, supporting sustainability approaches of the project and share the learning both in humanitarian response and development programs.
- Lead the gender strateg
- y implementation of the project based on the findings of the gender analysis and experience from implementation so far
- Provide regular TA for the regional and partner organizations with regards to the implementation of planned gender and child safeguarding activities.
- Identify, plan implement, analyze and share key findings from gender and child safeguarding needs assessment to improve program quality.
- Review and compile reports coming from the field office and ensure their quality before submitted to the donor and other stakeholders.
- Collaborate with different teams and partners working on the project for effective integration of gender and child safeguarding in the project components
- Ensure that program management meets USAID’s programmatic, administrative and financial standards and requirements.
- Represent the organization in Technical working groups, strategic meetings and workshops, with respect to gender integration and child safeguarding.
- Coordinate & conduct capacity building training on gender integration and gender monitoring and evaluation, technical approaches, child safeguarding, and PSEA for Field staff, the Management, local partners and stakeholders to enhance quality implementation of the activities
- Document gender and child-safeguarding interventions of the project so far to inform programming and share with other stakeholders.
- Facilitate children and adult participation for effective reporting of concern and complaints in collaboration with MEAL unit.
- Report child safeguarding and PSEA incidents in DATIX system timely and assist on the updating the case status.
- Participate on the investigation of child safeguarding and PSEA reported concerns.
- Create database for risk assessment of projects, periodically monitor the status and generate reports for program managers and SLT update.
- The role holder may be required to carry out additional duties with the reasonable of his/her level of skill and experience
- Support the country office audit process on child safeguarding and PSEA standard practices and monitoring the status.
- Seek, Acquire, Develop and Share Gender and child safeguarding tips for staff and partners on monthly and quarterly bases
Required education and experiences
- A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Gender health and related filed of study is required
- Applicants must have a minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Gender or Social development and other Social fields and with a minimum of 8 years of experience
- Specific experience of working on gender, promoting gender awareness, building capacity in gender and developing strategy and guidance.
- Solid experience on gender integration related to more than one of the priority sectors: health, nutrition, livelihoods and economic development, OVC, youth, education in PEPFAR funded projects.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
- Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
- Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
- Fluency in National language required and fluency in English, both verbal and written required
- Commitment to Save the Children values
- Proven monitoring and evaluation skills
- Well-established data analysis and report writing skills
- Demonstrated skills in knowledge management
- Strong interpersonal skills and positive professional attitude
- Excellent written and communication skills in English
- Team work and team building skills
- Skills in MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.