Gender & Youth Coordinator

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Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Bahirdar, Amhara 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
As per the salary scale of the organization

Job Description

FH Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities. At FH, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call the “The Heartbeat”. This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty. FH Ethiopia would like to invite potential candidates to apply for the following position: 

Position:                                Gender & Youth Coordinator (Subject to grant approval from the donor)

Duty Station :                        Bahirdar (Amhara Regional State)

Duration of Contract:         One year contract (Renewable with 60 days probation period)

Salary:                                   As per the salary scale of the organization

Closing date:                        September 18, 2020

  Job Summary

Under the technical leadership of the Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Specialist, the Gender and Youth Coordinator will provide technical assistance and capacity building on gender and youth development to the RFSA/PReSERVE implementing field offices and stakeholders. The position holder will support and coordinate gender analysis and lead studies to explore youth engagement. Proactively and/or upon direction provided by the technical specialist, s/he will identify gaps, consolidate best practices in the field and share lessons to all concerned. The coordinator will ensure that standard quality training, guidelines and tools are adopted consistently in all RFSA/PReSERVE technical sectors to ensure gender, women empowerment and youth priorities are integrated uniformly. In consultation with the the Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Specialist, the Coordinator will support and contribute to formative research in implementation areas to identify key issues, social norms and barriers and to make recommendations on how to address gender and youth related concerns and challenges.

Principal Responsibilities

Key Result # 1 Strategy design, planning, monitoring and implementation

?         Lead/ assist development of Gender and Youth Integration Work Plan of the RFSA/PReSERVE sectors (GYIWP) 

?         Supports the development and implementation of evidence based, realistic and effective gender, women empowerment and youth engagement strategies, as directed by the technical leadership team and the Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Specialist- including food security, nutrition, livelihoods, NRM , WASH and community mobilization and social accountability

?         Participates in regional level RFSA/PReSERVE detailed implementation planning (DIP), and annual reviews, to ensure Gender and Youth responsive project planning processes are implemented throughout the life of the project

?         Participate in designing and conducting gender specific and sectoral surveys, assessments, formative researches to ensure consideration of gender and youth issues, collection of sex and age disaggregated data, gender responsive data analysis and reporting

?         Actively keep abreast of results of assessment, regular monitoring and suggest ways to improve the nature and depth of activities in their implementation area;

?         Ensure proper records are available to respond to the RFSA/PReSERVE result framework indicators in areas of women empowerment and gender equality indicators-access to resource, control, leadership status within community and PSNP5 institutions

?         Produces and shares  gender and youth related reports for USAID for all regular and incidental reports.

Key Result #2:  Staff training,Networking and learning

?         In-collaboration with the the Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Specialist and/or independently, provides staff induction and ongoing training/capacity building training to RFSA/PReSERVE and government stakeholder staff

?         Leads the development and facilitation of trainings on staff development initiatives for gender and youth

?         Supports formative research in the assigned operational Zones/Woredas;

?         Disseminates learning and ensures all staffs at the Project field office level are updated on gender and youth priorities

?         Establishes all necessary relationships with RFSA gender equality and youth empowerment partners within FHE and government stakeholders to ensure that gender and youth issues and priorities are tabled, addressed and lessons are shared;

?         At the direction of the Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Advisor, support field level staffs to measure impact of implementation, document lessons learned and best practices;

Key Result # 3 Safety, Security and policy implementation

?         Assist and encourages project Gender and youth team for compliance of Safety and Security principles and policies of the organization by all staffs;

?         Facilitate and ensure that all employees, local/foreign interns, as well as external consultants submit an updated Record of Emergency Data to their travels out of their base stations to accomplish FHE’s mission.

?         Assist and make sure that all filed staff members are aware of the safety and security procedures;

?         Follow up and gather information on implementation of Safety and Security principles by filed staff, identify factors that increase risk, ways to reduce risk and provide updates

?         Ensuring the FHE safeguarding policy implementation across all project woredas

 Key Result #4:  Others

?         Participates in all major activities of the RFSA/PReSERVE project in the assigned project area;

?         Responds to requests for additional capacity building support within FHE

?         Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Job Level Specifications

?        Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.

?        Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies;

?        Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, working area language (Amharic) and other local languages

?        Effective interpersonal skills,  intuitive, tact and a high sense of responsibility,

?        Analytical, training/facilitation skills;

?        Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (cultural, religious, disability), firm belief in teamwork.

?        Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills

Computer skills (word, Excel);


?        4 years of work experience on gender or social and behavioral change, conversant with adult learning and training of trainer’s methodologies, practical experience in women and youth programming

?        Experience in gender analysis, training and mainstreaming.

?        Gender related work in an NGO setting.

?        Previous experience with livelihoods programs and or food assistance interventions.


?        B.A. degree in Social Science, Gender Studies or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Distinguishing Competencies

?        Coaching, initiating action, communicating with impact, innovation, planning and organizing, building partnership, facilitating change, adaptability.   


?        Proficiency in both spoken and written English;

How to Apply

Women Candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Competent candidates can submit ONLY their application and CV to: [email protected]


Candidates MUST refer the position title “Gender & Youth Coordinator ” on the subject line of their email and applications.