Woreda Social Accountability Expert

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Social Sciences and Community
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Negotiable and attractive packages

Job Description

 Hiwot Ethiopia was established in 1995. It has been working for the well being of children and youth in Ethiopia. It has been delivering a range of multi-year programs on health, education, child rights/projection, livelihood, gender equality and disability with a number of local and international partners. Hiwot Ethiopia, by the financial support of ESAP3 has been implementing “Enhancing Social Accountability for quality and Inclusive Public Service delivery” project in, Arada Sub city,Addis Ababa. 
SA is a concept that facilitates dialogue between citizens and service providers which should lead to more responsive and quality service delivery. Service providers and their supervisors and administrators within government are then held accountable for their performance. SA is used as a process and mechanism to inform and educate citizens on their rights, responsibilities and on minimum service standards. It thus contributes to good governance by engaging citizens to facilitate the SA process, ultimately leading to enhanced service delivery.    
Through a grants program, ESAP mobilizes SA implementing partners (IPs) to guide local institutions through a 5-step social accountability cycle. This may include training and coaching for selected community representatives, citizen groups, local government officials and other stakeholders on social accountability principles, service standards and selected social accountability tools.  
During this third phase of the program, ESAP will expand its SA interventions from 317 to 417 woredas.  Grantees are expected to conduct institutional mapping in new woredas to identify citizen groups such as locally embedded CBOs, associations of disadvantaged groups and service user groups (such as PTSAs).  
Therefore, Hiwot Ethiopia would like to invite interested applicants for  Woreda social accountability expert  position.

The WSAE shall be stationed in the SA woredas where the project is operating /Addis Ababa. S/he is responsible for overall coordination, implementation and monitoring if SA activities at woreda level. S/he is required to undertake significant work with the SAC in the target woredas.

Main tasks of the WSAE:

  • Identify viable local community structures for the project to partner with;  
  • Coordinate and conduct data collection and uploading on the mobile app for all SA activities at woreda level that require data collection;
  • Facilitate service assessment, woreda interface meeting, JAP preparation and budget alignment;
  • Support SAC members to develop capacity in SA process, gender and social inclusion skills;
  • Ensure safeguarding the organization staff, target community groups and stakeholders from sexual abuse, exploitation and other forms of harms
  • Collaborate with all SA key stakeholders at woreda level (example community structures government offices and council);
  • Organize and participate in monitoring visits either planned by the project or the MA, or requested by government, development partners or other stakeholders. 

Report to: SA Project coordinator

Terms of employment: one year contract with possible extension

Place of work: Addis Ababa with frequent travel of the organization project site

Number of vacancies: one

Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications and skills:

  • BA in social science
  • Four years SA experience for new woredas
  • Basic computer literacy and willingness to learn mobile application technology
  • Gender and/or social inclusion expertise an advantage 
  • Proven knowledge on safeguarding children and adult at risk
  • Strong training and facilitation skills  
  • Good networker – active on the ground
  • Willingness to spend significant time to create a rapport and partnership with key SA key stakeholders (local government, community structures and council)
  • Proven English speaking and writing skills


How to Apply

Interested applicants who fulfill the above requirements (each position) should submit their CVs and relevant documents with 5 consecutive days starting from the date of this announcement to the Administration and Finance Department through [email protected]
Please mention the position you are applying for on the subject of your email.


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