ToR for a Capacity Building Officer

Location:  Addis Ababa

Deadline: Aug 12, 2022

Job Description

AWSAD has various projects was designed to address the gaps in services for women and girls survivors of VAWG through the provision of holistic service that includes temporary shelter, meals, counselling, medical treatment, basic literacy education, legal follow up and various skills training. AWSAD currently runs seven shelters in different parts of the country including Addis Ababa, Oromia, Adama, Hawassa, Dessie and Weldia. The shelters enable survivors of violence to get physically and mentally rehabilitated from the consequences of violence, become economically independent, and successfully reintegrated into society. In addition to the provision of shelter services, the project also intervenes at the community level to address the root causes of VAWG, e.g., unequal power relations between men and women as well as negative social norms entrenched in the society. Accordingly, AWSAD has been implementing a comprehensive approach for community mobilization called SASA (Sensitize, Awareness, Support and Action) to mobilize the community in some of its intervention area for the prevention of violence against women and HIV. Moreover, capacity building trainings are provided for students, boys and girls, in selected primary schools on life skills, gender, and reproductive health with the aim to enhance the capacity of service providers such as Police, Public Prosecutors, Judges and Bureau of Women, Children and Youth Affairs. AWSAD also provides training on essential service provisions to survivors, case management, referral linkage and stress and burnout management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Executive director and the direct supervision of the program manager, program coordinator and working closely with the financial and program staffs of AWSAD, the capacity building officer is responsible for to sustain a program of capacity building initiatives (including trainings, coaching and knowledge production), and to grow the work of the capacity building unit of AWSAD head officer working in line with colleagues and staffs in all the operational areas of the regions with the strategic direction of the executive director and the overall guidance of the program manager, program coordinator and with  the support from other staffs. The Capacity Building officer will engage in ensuring the delivery of trainings on psychosocial support, communication/facilitation skill, gender, life skills, burnout management etc to partners, sectors and actors in Addis Ababa and regions.  Under the direct supervision of program manager, the capacity building officer will be responsible for all gender-based violence (GBV) related capacity building-related activities including trainings, workshops, awareness-raising activities, community conversations, consultative meetings and campaigns with government actors, community leaders, women groups, schools and community members. The officer will perform the following specific tasks and undertake the responsibilities.

  • Conduct a capacity needs assessment of partners, stakeholders, ex-residents, staffs etc and communicate findings to the supervisor for action.
  • Based on findings from the capacity needs assessment, develop a capacity development plan and ensure its timely implementation.
  • Work with program manager and coordinator to identify and propose priority training and capacity sessions for staff and stakeholders.
  • Effectively manage all budget items related to trainings and capacity buildings to ensure spending is timely and in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Prepare activity and training reports for review by program manager, program coordinator and submission to executive director for approval.
  • Work closely with Programme Manager and program coordinator to develop and review appropriate training materials, guidance, and procedures.
  • Maintain clear records and data on all trainings and capacity building sessions while collaborating with program coordinator.
  • Identify training needs of the Addis Ababa and regional shelters and coordinate with regional staffs to deliver trainings.
  • Participate in Training of Trainers sessions to enable she/he rollout of these trainings to other staffs and partners.
  • Support program coordinator in documentation of best practices, success stories and taking good pictures for report writing.
  • Ensure all respective sectors have access to training and professional development resources appropriate to their skill gaps/needs.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit, oversight and guidance to staff enabling successful performance of duties.
  • Build and maintain relationships with others including partners and community stakeholders.
  • Adhere to AWSAD’s Operating Policies and Procedures

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Sociology, Social Work, Law, Education and the Humanities is essential
  • At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in GBV programming and working with survivors of gender based violence is an advantage.
  • 2 years’ experience managing and delivering capacity development plans for multisectoral teams
  • Experience working with partners and functions e.g. CSOs and government offices
  • Experience with writing reports, developing work plans and monitoring budget expenditures.
  • Exhibit commitment, integrity, and accountability to global standards for professional conduct and service delivery
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, timeliness and determine priorities and great attention to details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Excellent ability to interpret, analyze and synthesize information in a fast‐paced environment.
  • Proactive, flexible, team spirited and willing to learn.
  • Good computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.

Language Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Amharic, both in written and in oral form;
  • Knowledge of other local languages would be an advantage.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicant can send their CV to :

Note: Use ” ToR for a Capacity Building Officer ” as the subject line of your email !

Female candidates are more encouraged to apply