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Protection & Gender Officer, Action Against Hunger Vacancy Announcement



Protection & Gender Officer, Action Against Hunger Vacancy Announcement; February 7 2023



Organization: Action Against Hunger

Position: Protection & Gender Officer

Employment: Full Time

Location: Borena_ Mega

Salary: USD 543

Deadline: Feb 13, 2023





Job Description




Protection & Gender Officer

Country:            Ethiopia
Work Base:           Borena_ Mega
Availability: As soon as possible
Number of Posts 1 (One)
Salary Scale: USD 543 and 30% of hardship allowance
Contract Duration: December 31/2023 with possibility of extension



About Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger-USA is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children and we enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 8,000 staff in over 50 countries, our programs reached 17 million people in 2019.

About the Country Program in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger has been operational in Ethiopia since 1984 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sectoral strategy where Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH, and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience.

Action Against Hunger currently operates in 5 different regions (Oromia, Somali, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz and Gambella) with a portfolio of 20m USD/year of emergency, resilience building, research and innovation programs. We have a country team of around 600 staff in 17 regional and satellite offices. Our main donors in Ethiopia in 2020/2021 are: BHA, ECHO, Europaid, UNHCR, UNICEF, GFFO, BPRM, SIDA, EHF, WFP, CIAA and others.

I.                     Summary of position

Under the supervision of the Protection and Gender Program Manager or similar, the Protection and Gender officer will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of the project activities. This will include working with other sectors, NGOs, UN agencies and government services, on providing support to some of the most vulnerable members of the community. Activities will include supporting training and capacity building, advocacy, communicating key messages and increasing awareness, working with the community and local services to increase capacity of services related to protection, provide basic psychosocial support, conduct assessments and provide monitoring information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advocate for the rights of vulnerable people and targeted beneficiaries through contact with local authorities, government officials, community leaders and elders, humanitarian partners and other relevant actors
  • Support the delivery of formal and on-the-job training and coaching for health and social workers, and other key stakeholders on protection principles, gender and MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support)
  • Participate in rapid needs assessments (including protection, gender analysis and psychosocial support) through field visits in villages, camps and other informal settlements with persons of concern within the community and identify individuals at risk and humanitarian needs
  • Provide support to other agencies and local authorities in order to map services, collect data and provide monitoring reports.
  • Monitor, assess, observe and report on key protection concerns and rights violations in the field
  • Support the delivery of awareness raising and training for associations and community groups, teachers and other key influencers to increase awareness, capacity and support.
  • Provide support to other sectors (for instance WASH, NUT, Health and FSL) as needed to deliver the program and mainstreaming activities.
  • Ensure that activities are recorded and activity reports are provided to the line manager by the agreed deadline and are of high quality.
  • Provide individual and group Psychosocial Support and counselling to child and adult beneficiaries/survivors either directly or thought supporting health/social workers
  • Support the process of referring cases of vulnerable people internally, through government primary care services and specialist partners or UN agencies.
  • Participate in the assessment, monitoring and auditing of mainstreaming activities

Gender Equality Commitments  

  • Foster an environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, colour, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

  • The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
  • While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.
Below are the requirements for this Action Against Hunger Vacancy Announcement.

Job Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • BA Degree or Diploma in Psychology, Sociology, Social work, Gender, Public Health or related field
  • Direct & Relevant field experience in humanitarian response, minimum 2 years for BA and 4 years for Diploma related to Protection, Gender or Mental Health/Psychosocial Support
  • Excellent understanding of protection principles, human rights and case management
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities
  • Previous humanitarian experience preferred
  • Good understanding of humanitarian principles
  • Experience in regular report writing
  • Language – high level of written and spoken English
  • Good knowledge of local customs and language is mandatory 
Below are the application instructions  for this Action Against Hunger Vacancy Announcement.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send your application composed of none returnable CV, Covering Letter with “Protection & Gender Officer- Mega” written in the subject lineand three references, applying directly through  



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  1. Chali Tasew

    I am interested

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