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Programme Officer Gender & Adolescence Job at Link Community Development

Category: Social Sciences and Community
Location: Wolaita Sodo
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 22,000 ETB

Aim of the job:

To co-ordinate implementation of LCD Ethiopia’s programmes in Wolaita Zone with a specific focus on Gender and Adolescence

Key duties:

  • Coordinate delivery of STAGES output 4 with 4 woredas and up to 139 schools, with a focus on: Output 4: Girls ‘Ready To Learn’, Access to academic, social-emotional, ‘basic needs’, life skills and hygiene inputs, Better opportunities for girls to catch-up on missed learning, Improved wellbeing, self-esteem, and self-confidence
  • Responsibility for following activities: Cost-effective tutorial programme; Life skills, financial literacy & careers advice; Provision of uniform, textbooks, stationery & bursaries for vulnerable secondary girls; Sanitary packs, SRH advice; Social Emotional Learning: Guidance & Counselling ; Mentoring via alumni networks & Role Models; Gender Clubs and Girls’ Clubs; Training in SRGBV / reporting mechanisms Awards for high-performing girls
  • Work closely with 4 woreda office heads and all cluster supervisors to ensure output 4 delivery as per workplan and report on implementation progress to Programme Manager
  • Coordinate and oversee woreda and school level training and all capacity building aspects of output 4
  • Coordinate and oversee resource production, distribution and usage
  • Responsible for ensuring girls receive materials that the project offers at the appropriate time and that remaining materials are stored and carefully monitored
  • Reporting to LCDE Programme Manager regarding all aspects of output 4 implementation
  • Foster positive working relationships with Wolaita Zone Education Department, four woreda education offices, schools and communities (in consultation with Programme Manager).
  • Participate in Project Management committee meetings
  • Work very closely with LCDE F&A team to ensure effective and timely monthly payments of service deliveries at school level
  • Perform other duties as assigned by line manager

Qualification and Experience Required:

  • A minimum of BA degree in the field of education or social sciences
  • Specialist technical gender and adolescence experience
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience coordinating and managing gender / education projects
  • Working knowledge and understanding of project management methodology
  • Strong planning, budgetary, supervising and project implementation skills
  • Ability to travel regularly to project sites
  • Proven ability to work effectively with schools and communities
  • Proven record of achievement in coordinating the delivery of education and/or language and literacy projects and in developing of effective delivery models
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate effectively with a diverse range of people
  • Proven networking and collaborative skills
  • Proven ability to operate under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Computer literacy


  • Prior experience working with communities, schools, teachers, administrators and government officials
  • MA degree in the field of gender or education
  • Detailed knowledge of MOE policy


  • Good organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Works towards accountability through achieving quality service delivery
  • Is able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic,  high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • An innovative and creative thinker; you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others
  • Demonstrates personal initiative, enthusiasm and  flexibility
  • Spirit of team work and collaboration
  • Patience and respect for dealing with project stakeholders
  • Presentable
  • Articulate



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