Senior Advisor – Gender and Livelihood

Job by CARE Ethiopia


Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community


Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa 

Career Level:

Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type:

Full time



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Job Description

The  Senior Advisor- Gender & Livelihood will technically lead the Gender and livelihood initiatives of the CASCADE. S/he is expected ensuring quality programming during planning implementing and reporting and providing technical supports on Gender and  livelihood aligning with the national youth and adolescent policy, food and nutrition policy and strategies. She/he provides technical assistance and capacity building and work with collaborating government stakeholders at all administrative level.

In consultation with the SRHN unit coordinator, she/he will be responsible to lead systematic and comprehensive Gender and livelihood assessment and devise feasible mechanisms and approaches to fill the gap and improve quality of services being provided. She/he is responsible for the introduction and follow-up of various capacity building tools and techniques conduct comprehensive supervision and monitor the implementation of  the CASCADE project. She/he is responsible to provide advice, TA and guidance to HQ staff, field office staffs and partners related to Gender and livelihood within CARE Ethiopia. The advisor will report directly to the Program Manager and will work closely with other Advisors and program management team to ensure program quality and impact.


Job Responsibility #1:  Ensure quality at the design, analysis, implementation, and reporting; (40 % of time)

  • Develops overall technical approach, implementation strategies, methods and guidelines for gender and livelihoods program interventions
  • Lead projects detailed implementation plans (DIP) development related to the gender and livelihood activities.
  • Provide technical support to ensures the implementation of field programs proceeds according to approved plans.
  • Technically lead/ conduct gender analysis and auditing to develop the gender integration guideline for key  partners.
  • Technical support the implementation of the gender integration guidelines closely working with the partners and project stakeholders.
  • Technically lead the design and implementation of CARE approach in gender and livelihood; social analysis, and action (SAA), village saving and loan association (VSLA) and FFBS.
  • Develops and designs concepts, and inputs into problem identification, causal and problem analysis to support operationalization of gender and livelihood strategies and plans
  • Conducts continuous assessment and analysis of the communities’ gender and livelihood situation in operational areas aligning with the national food and nutrition policy and strategies.
  • Provide technical inputs for the project to undertakes/facilitates project baseline studies, annual reviews, and final evaluations.
  • Reviews project evaluation reports, compile and share lessons for future project design considerations.

Job Responsibility #2 Capacity Building and Technical Assistance: (30% of Time)

  • Facilitate trainings, workshops, on-site mentoring, and coaching activities to ensure internalization and quality implementation of National Adolescent and Youth health and  gender strategy, guidelines, and methodologies in program activities.
  • Build the capacity of field teams, partners team, community, and government partners, in the gender strategy, guidelines, and methodologies identified to integrate and address gender issues as part of CASCADE activities and national food and nutrition policies.
  • Develops capacity of  SRHN staff on Microfinance, operation of VSLAs, FFBS, agricultural marketing and value chain application initiated by the programs in the unit.
  • Develop the Capacity of SRHN staff on gender, diversity and inclusion.
  • Lead the SRHN team on GBV prevention, mitigation  and reporting.
  • Works with the relevant government structures to facilitate gender and nutrition-related activities and monitoring in the operational areas.
  • Development and testing curricula and materials/tool kits related to gender and livelihood.
  • Develops and facilitates the adoption and translation of training curriculum/manuals, modules and technical assistance methodologies on gender and nutrition
  • Oversees the scheduling and delivery to training to Farmer’s groups and Associations to build local level capacity in improved nutrition sensitive agricultural production and marketing practices for development.

Job Responsibility #3:  Learning, Policy implementation and Networking (25% of Time)

  • Coordinate with the SRHN program team to effectively support the government implementation of National Adolescent and Youth health strategy, food and nutrition policies, strategies, and guidelines.
  • Keeps up to date with developments in gender and livelihood initiatives, including best practice in-country, regionally and globally, and ensure ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Explores and participates in networks, gender, and livelihood task forces at the national, regional, and local levels.
  • Technically lead the use of project gender and livelihood learning into evidence-based policy influence/advocacy,
  • Identifies, establishes, and maintains productive relationships with like-minded non-government organizations.
  • Aligning CARE Ethiopia SRHN implementation strategies to national food and nutrition policies and strategies.
  • Stakeholder meetings with government partners to strategize on institutionalization of gender integration guidelines, FFBS and VSLA.
  • Supports the effort to measure impact and document lessons learned and best practices (gender and nutrition focus)
  • Initiates research/studies and share results for wider audiences in and outside CARE to enhance program quality.
  • Ensure the communication of micro finance and Agricultural Marketing concepts and procedures within the organization, with partners and other stakeholders. Leads market assessment of local  available nutritious foods.
  • Prepares required reports on time, and of high quality that convey the gender and livelihood program component’s progress towards achieving best practices and impact in the targeted communities.
  • Together with the PQL, supports impact measurement and documentation of lessons learned and best practices on gender equity and women’s empowerment.
  • Regularly disseminates information regarding gender interventions and accomplishments among stakeholders, including the government.

Job Responsibility #4:  Others: (5% of Time)

  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
  • The duties and responsibilities described above are subject to change, depending on CARE Ethiopian funding or programming.

III. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

The reason for creating this position is to ensure internalization and mainstreaming of gender across and livelihood opportunities across CASCADE project staff, partners and implementation areas. The incumbent must use interpersonal skills to choose the right strategy to address a given problem and also has to deal with variable solutions, which need analysis, problem definition and development of alternative solutions. This position requires innovative thinking and the ability to network and communicate broadly and strategically.


  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming

Job Requirements



  • BSC degree in gender, social science, livelihood, business, Marketing, economics, and other related studies


  • MA degree in Gender, Developmental Studies and, applied nutrition, community Nutrition or equivalent



  • 5-7 years of work experience in gender, livelihood, nutrition, and programming
  • Experience with undertaking capacity building initiatives and partnership management.
  • Experience with undertaking operational research related activities.




  • Gender analysis experience
  • Experience on livelihood approaches
  • Curriculum development
  • Policy advocacy
  • Facilitation skills and training experience
  • Experience with formative research or qualitative research methodologies
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, transparent and participatory management
  • Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (cultural, religion)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Analytical, training/facilitation skills.
  • Action learning/research methodologies
  • Writing skills (for report and strategy documents), proficiency in oral and written English 
  • Computer literacy in MS-Word, Spreadsheet, Microsoft PowerPoint etc


  • Livelihoods analysis and profiling, household economy analysis methodologies.
  • Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills


Coaching, initiating action, communicating with impact, innovation, planning and organizing, building partnership and commitment, facilitating change, adaptability, and contributing to team success


General Accountability: The incumbent’s decisions are contributory in terms of the daily functioning and operation of the Pathways Project in all implementation areas. His/her decisions are also contributory in terms of mainstreaming and enhancing targeting of the disadvantageous groups.




  • Other program partners in Ethiopia mainly with Gain.

VI. WORKING CONDITIONS AND LEVEL OF TRAVEL REQUIREDThe post is Addis Ababa/Head office with frequent travel to project sites.

How to Apply


If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!

CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners.

CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.

By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.

CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Sep 11, 2022


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