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Project Gender and PSHEA Officer -Weldiya, Ethiopia


Locations: Weldiya, Ethiopia

Deadline: Dec 13, 2022

Job Description

Who we are

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. We started our humanitarian work in Ethiopia with the opening of our first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. Since then, we have expanded our programs to different regions where there are significant needs for intervention and where we believe we can work in partnership with all relevant actors to bring sustainable positive outcomes for children’s and young people.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and those that are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community based organizations across seven program locations; we aspire that every child grows up with love, respect and security.

As part of SOS CVE’s effort to respond to different emergencies such as drought, flood, conflict etc, which arise from time to time in different parts of the country, the organization has secured funding from the DERF to implement a six months emergency response project in the South Wollo zone Wadla, Gazo, Angot Woredas of the Amhara region. The project will work to address the food Integrated Emergency health, Nutrition, RMNH, ES/NFI, food security and Livelihood needs of returnee in the South Wollo  zone Wadla, Gazo, Angot Woredas of the Amhara region.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Gender and PSHEA Officer who will be responsible for ensuring Gender and Protection of Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, and abuse mechanism are addressed in the Humanitarian Response intervention projects.

What we provide…

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing professional space to grow and advance your career

Your role….

While working with us a Gender and PSHEA Officer you will be in charge of the following:

Technical Assistance for the project

  • Provide technical support during the implementation of the project, use gender-sensitive tools, and support the project team to incorporate gender and GBV prevention in the Humanitarian responses.
  • Provide support in community assessment to identify critically vulnerable members as targets of the project.
  • Plan and lead gender-related community activities and develop campaigns to create awareness regarding Gender equality in the community and among stakeholders.
  • Responsible for strengthening our safeguarding, (particularly with regards to Preventing Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, and Abuse (PSHEA)) measures and interventions in our emergency response project
  • Plan and lead gender-related community activities and develop campaigns to create awareness regarding Gender equality in the community and among stakeholders.
  • Support in developing complaints and feedback on gender-sensitive issues and review any complaints from the community and ensure Children and Youth are prioritized in the Humanitarian response
  • Document the learning process and changes to support the project and lessons learned to be utilized for other Humanitarian projects.
  • Conduct periodic reviews on gender and PSHEA awareness and provide a monthly report on the progress to the Area Coordinator.


  • Provide training and capacity-building activities to identify target groups and stakeholders in the community regarding PSHEA
  • Ensure all SOS Children’s Village PSHEA regulations are implemented during the emergency response and ensure the co-workers are aware of the regulations.
  • Map the capacity-building activities in the woreda and be responsible to support the MHPSS officer on working with Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors within the community.
  • Support the project by integrating PSHEA during the response and ensure co-workers, community and stakeholders had an understanding of the regulations.
  • Lead, identify, assess, and monitor overall capacity-building needs on PSHEA with various stakeholders and government offices to ensure effective capacity building.


  • Responsible for conducting gender analysis and gender-related assessment in the community and providing reports to the Area project coordinator.
  • Monitor, review and evaluate the implementation of gender mainstreaming within the project and collaborate with the project team members,
  • Support to ensure that gender considerations are integrated into the M&E process and report on gender-specific indicators to the project team.
  • Follow up on any gender-related activities and provide support to the project team and stakeholders in designing and implementing of the project activities.

Child Safeguarding

  • Responsible to take part in awareness-raising sessions and capacity-building training in relation to Child Safeguarding to prevent and protect children and young people from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination
  • Support children and young people to make them understand the CS risks and protection mechanisms
  • Responsible to report any CS suspicion, concern, allegation or incident immediately, following Child Safeguarding reporting procedures. CS reports should be made to the CS team at the programme level and/or to the respective line manager

Up for the challenge…

Then check out our criteria’s:

The must haves:


  • BA degree in gender, social work, and development studies and related fields


  • 2 years prior experience in gender and PSHEA roles
  • Experience working with an International organization in Humanitarian or development programs
  • Experience working on community mobilization and dialogue
  • Experience in developing training manuals and working on capacity development of the community.

Technical Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and approaches to Human rights and women’s rights, gender and humanitarianism and international development
  • Knowledge of Gender Mainstreaming and experience in gender and PSHEA project.
  • Has Experience working with M&E and providing reports.
  • Experience in working with government stakeholders and the community regarding PSHEA
  • Experience in creating awareness of Gender and PSHEA.
  • Experience working with GBV survivors and has taken training on related topics.

Core Competencies

  • Communication skill:– excellent in verbal and written communication. In addition, communicating with various stakeholders
  • Capacity Building:– the ability to develop and deliver training on Gender and PSHEA
  • Living organizational ethics focusing on individual commitment, values, and attitudes.
  • Driving the strategy (Future-oriented skill)
  • Achieving results (Delivery oriented skill)
  • Nurturing good and effective relationships (people skills)

“SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered.  Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.


How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with the names and contact details of three referees.

Please be informed that applications that are late, or do not have CV, will be disqualified and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be sent electronically through SOS Children Villages Application portal (ICIMS), to https://careers-sos-kd.icims.com/jobs/1361/project-gender-and-pshea-officer/job

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply


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