Gender in Emergencies Advisor

OPM - Oxford Policy Management

Deadline:Jul 29, 2022
Sectors:Gender, Health, Humanitarian Aid & Emergency, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building
Job type:Contract, 12 months +

Amharic, English
Work experience:From 5 years
Date posted:Jun 27, 2022
Expected starting date:Sep 1, 2022


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Gender in Emergencies Advisor

Job Description Summary

The Gender in Emergencies Advisor will help develop woreda staff capacity and expertise on handling gender in emergencies.

Position contingent upon funding.

Key Primary Responsibilities

  • Support development of annual workplans and activity design, incorporating best practices in gender and public health emergency management.
  • Oversee technical assistance related to gender, particularly in developing gender capacity in PHEM at sub-national levels
  • Manage activity budgets and staffing and report on progress/achievements
  • Represent the project to the client (USAID) and other external partners and audience

Person Specification

Professional/Technical Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Professional knowledge:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Gender Studies, Sociology, or other relevant degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working on gender issues.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of the health system in Ethiopia. Candidates with experience working on public health emergencies and pandemics are preferred.
  • Fluency of English and Amharic in reading/writing/speaking (Level IV) is required.

Behavioural capabilities:

  • Solutions Oriented: Curious about and energised by solving problems. Focuses on continuous improvement and the learning that comes from this, and encourages same approach in others
  • Impact & Delivery oriented: proactive can-do attitude. Balances multiple priorities by effective planning and delegating whilst retaining accountability to deliver to deadlines
  • Inspiring: Demonstrates belief, energy and passion for achieving goals. Resilient and positive when faced with challenges and setbacks. Cares about those they work with.
  • Judgement: Comfortable to make clear decisions, even when data incomplete. Uses knowledge  – own and others – to form options before choosing best approach
  • Communication: Active listener, clear in expressing ideas and requirements. Responsive to the input of others and encourages inclusive dialogue
  • Collaborative: Works collaboratively and effectively with others to achieve common goals within immediate and wider teams, as well as across external networks and clients/donors
  • Developing others: recognises strengths and provides support and opportunities for others to develop. Prefers to “coach” than “tell” wherever possible.
  • Mutual support – Builds respectful relationships that support effective and collaborative working. Facilitates open discussions that create ‘win-win’ outcomes and helps others solve problems.
  • Accountability – Comfortable taking ownership, able to explain decisions and actions honestly, whilst supporting others ideas and mistakes.
  • Trust – Demonstrates generosity and warmth, believes in others, giving credit where credit is due Shares information openly, honestly and in a straightforward manner
  • Integrity – Ability to take a principled position but remains open minded. Respects the rights of colleagues, partners and beneficiaries and delivers a quality product to clients with maximum impact. Recognises if mistakes are made; learns and improves.
  • Collaboration – Works across boundaries to co-create solutions with colleagues, Offers help and support without being asked – open to new ideas, Works as a constructive, effective and positive team members.
  • Empowerment – Takes responsibility for problems and for leading the delivery of solutions, Supports a productive environment in which people can work autonomously and feel part of a supportive team.

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