Gender and Communication Adviser

Integrated Service on Health and Development Organization (ISHDO) is registered non-governmental organization. ISHDO is funded by USAID as prime under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to implement a three years Family-focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment activity in Oromia Region. The Activity will be implemented in partnership with other sub local implementing partners. The activity aims to accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control in Ethiopia through the delivery of high impact Family-focused HIV prevention, care, and Treatment Activity in selected 41 woredas of Oromia regional state.

Job summary

Under the supervision of Chief of party, the gender and communications adviser will be responsible for ensuring ISHDO’s leverages activities to reduce gender inequality and increase social inclusion. This includes integration of gender in the implementation, monitoring as well as supporting ISHDO teams and implementing partners to integrate gender through conducting gender analysis, capacity building of staff, review of workplans, analysis of monitoring data for trends, support of research and case study development around gender related topics. 

The Gender and communication adviser will also be responsible to coordinate communications activities, develop tools and products including social media, information dissemination, tools, and learning events, conferences, and webinars on gender and women’s empowerment issues; writing communications products, including success stories, briefs, infographics, posters, and project highlights and social media management;

The Gender and communications adviser will also closely work with TA partners to craft and tailor gender training and dialogue materials for both staffs and Implementing partners of FFHPCT and develop and deploy quality control mechanisms – including data collection, quality monitoring, among others. 


Strategic and Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

  • Lead the implementation of gender related education activities of the FFHPCT in collaboration with partners, including conducting gender audit, gender analysis and organizing gender trainings to staffs and IPs;
  • Support teams on gender integration, providing training, practical tools, strengthening of curriculum, etc. and follow up to ensure all activities are implemented in a gender sensitive and inclusive manner.
  • Build the capacities of Local implementing partners, service providers and support them to coordinate comprehensive GBV support through  referrals ,and reporting of GBV and ensure proper follow up of documented incident;
  • Undertake regular field trips to cross cutting gender activities of the project and check field-based gender mainstreaming activities; and advise on monitoring and reporting on emerging gender related issues;
  • Provide technical guidance using/developing as required gender appropriate and gender sensitive tools and ensuring equity in participation of Adolescent and Youth based on gender and other intersecting identities
  • Contribute to the gender sensitive monitoring of project activities and ensure the provision of training to girls on gender appropriate approaches and methodologies.
  • Develop and/or adapt IEC packages on gender Equality/GBV.
  • Lead the development of communications activities, tools, and products for the activity and ISHDO
  • Write communications products, including success stories, briefs, infographics, posters, and project highlights.
  • Support communications and knowledge management campaigns and activities, including social media, information dissemination, tools, and learning events, conferences, and webinars on gender and women’s empowerment issues;
  • Experience in website and social media management;
  • Experience in writing and producing knowledge and communication products;


  • Represent ISHDO at the gender-based meetings and update on progress made, challenges and appropriate follow up plans to regional government sector offices.
  • Plan and lead gender related community activities/campaigns gender activism as a platform to gender sensitive practices and behavioral change.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning

  • Supporting project team in measuring achievement and progress towards project goals and results in line with the gender strategy.
  • Support the Monitoring and evaluation team in the development of gender responsive tools during assessments, Project evaluations and report, and in documenting and sharing best practices/lessons learned.
  • Ensure participation of project partners in relevant coordination meetings at different levels
  •   Maintain strong communication within the project team and area program office staff as appropriate

Reports to Chief of Party

Job Requirements

Educational and Experience Required

  • MA/BA degree in an area of gender, development studies or equivalent., ,social work and
  • Five to seven years working experience, among these four years in NGO setting as gender focal person or Preferred working experience related to HIV and gender.
  • Good organizational, communication and writing skills.
  • Demonstrate an open and inclusive attitude, commitment to the importance of protecting children and manage to work under pressure and appreciate challenges.
  • Good teamwork skills.
  •  Commitment to the wellbeing of children and safeguarding and child protection and sexual violence protection matters.  

How to Apply

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