Gender Coordinator

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Social Sciences and Community
Gambella, Gambela 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls. 

In Ethiopia, Plan has more than 25 years of experience in implementing its programme. Currently PIE mainly operates in seven geographical areas; Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, and Addis Ababa City Administration on different projects funded by different donors including sponsorship. 

The Gender coordinator is responsible for the functionality of GESA findings and implementation of Gender Action Plan of PIE. Developing mainstreaming guidelines/strategies to all elements of CSP and monitor the effective application of the guideline are the main task of the position holder. S/he is in charge of staff capacity building on gender equality and mainstreaming at various levels. The position holder is also responsible for the gender issues and person with disabilities are included in all proposal developments and represent Plan in the regional and global Networks of Gender Equality and Person with Disability.  

Contract Duration Six months with possible extension   

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Program design, implementation, and reporting

·         Ensure that all emergency and development projects in Gambella full fill gender compliance requirements.

·         Make sure that all programs and sub-components contain adequate gender sensitivity and mainstreamed gender issues within.

·         Facilitate implementation gender and related periodic program assessments and researches activities to be conducted using consultants or in house capacities within the standard qualities for emergency projects. 

·         Support knowledge management and learning efforts by producing and documenting project monitoring reports, cases stories and articles in relation to gender programing in Gambella

·         Work closely with the program and projects design team to ensure that gender components are considered in the planning from the start.

·         Design, pilot and mainstream gender sensitive activities, approaches, strategies, tools and formats etc. in the Program area development and emergency programs. 

·         Take an active part in the baseline, mid-term, and end evaluation with a close collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation teams.

·         Collaborate with the project coordinators, and field level staff to conduct gender related capacity building activities for staff members, incentive workers, and other sector workers.

·         Ensure CCCD principles and strategies are mainstreamed across gender tools and frameworks and are implemented accordingly.

·         Ensure the mainstreaming of CP, DRR and inclusion in PCM process.

·         Collaborate with other functions (finance, grant compliance coordinator and inclusion) to ensure that gender in emergency and development standards and processes are integrated across functions.

·         . Carryout any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.

Policy engagement and networking

·         Provide technical inputs for the development of networks and clusters to promote effective program designing and quality implementation.

·         Participate and contribute for collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the country program.

·         Support the efforts to establish linkage and good relationships with relevant government authorities, NGOs, UN Agencies, academic and research institutions and the media to draw information and knowledge for program quality and effectiveness.

·         Follow up and makes proper documentation of regional government policies, strategies and plans with respect to all projects in the ERA.


Partnership development and strengthening

·         Assess capacities of implementing partners on gender sensitive programing in general and as per NOs requirements in particular and accordingly design necessary capacity strengthening mechanism.

·         Participate in implementing partners’ selection and approval process representing the gender aspect of programing.

·         Contribute for the development of partnership principles and implementation to ensure program effectiveness and quality delivery.

Monitoring Systems

·         Conduct regular and checklist based monitoring and periodic evaluations of PIE programs in the refugee camps and host community from a gender and inclusion perspective.

·         Design reporting systems for weekly and monthly reports to ensure accountability to beneficiary communities, donners, partners and other stakeholders

·         Ensure full compliance with reporting systems and review of all information gathered, key project donor and other reports.

·         Present regular reports to the emergency response manager or designate as required regarding the overall programing in-terms of gender lenses.


·         Represent Plan International in different cluster and working group meetings and organise the meetings whenever necessary.

·         Clearly promote gender equality and inclusion as well as child protection across the work of participants

·         Work in close coordination with the Child Protection, education and Wash team to ensure effective design and implementation of gender sensitive programing.

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

·         Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

·         Ensures that all staff in the unit/function/department are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;

·         Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.

·         Ensures that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Job Requirements

Bachelor degree in Gender studies, social work Sociology and Social Administration, political science and international relations, Development studies and other related social science, and substantial experience (minimum of 5 years) in gender and development programmes/projects

·         At least three years of relevant experience

Languages Required

·         Fluency in English language is essential

·         Knowledge of local languages is a desirable

How to Apply

The closing date for the application in October 17, 2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application through Ethiojobs.

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.  

More information about Plan International can be found on   

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.