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Gender in Emergencies Advisor, USAID – Oxford Policy Management (OPM)

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Gender in Emergencies Advisor, USAID – Oxford Policy Management (OPM), June 29 2022



Gender in Emergencies Advisor – USAID



Organization: Oxford Policy Management (OPM)

Position: Gender in Emergencies Advisor – USAID

Job Type: Contract

Country: Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa

Closing Date:29/Jul/2022




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


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Job requirements

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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