The Girl Generation Programme Officer – Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract type: 
16 days per month, fixed term to December 2018
Circa £55/day
Closing date: 
Sunday, 21 May, 2017
The Programme Officer will represent, promote and coordinate all aspects of The Girl Generation's work in Ethiopia. The Girl Generation is a five-year programme which promotes an idea: that we can end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in one generation. It is funded by the UK government.

The objectives of the role will be to:

  • Provide overall coordination and oversight of The Girl Generation’s end FGM activities in Ethiopia including those related to the End FGM Grants Programme.
  • Coordinate implementation of The Girl Generation’s activities in Ethiopia in line with our strategic plan and working in coordination with an in country event management agency to organise events, meetings, trainings and convenings.
  • Develop and maintain a vibrant membership base for The Girl Generation in Ethiopia to contribute to the development for a social movement to end FGM in Ethiopia.
  • Ensure that members are engaged with The Girl Generation and appropriately supported to effectively use social change communications in Ethiopia.
  • Be the public face and technical representative of The Girl Generation in Ethiopia.
  • Identify evidence and stories of social change towards ending FGM, particularly from the grassroots level and from member organisations, to share with the core team for amplification at different levels.
  • Support the establishment and development of partnerships across different stakeholders including media, local funders, INGOs to leverage resources for ending FGM in Ethiopia.
  • Support the collection, interpretation and reporting of programme monitoring and evaluation data from Ethiopia and the promotion of learning from across The Girl Generation and its partners.

The position will be based in Ethiopia and is expected to work in liaison with The Girl Generation staff in Nairobi and London.

Person specification: 
  • Knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation including in the context of Ethiopia
  • Understanding of behaviour change or social change communications
  • High attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • Experience of meeting and events planning and management
  • Good verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong networks among campaigners, organisations and government bodies working to end FGM.
  • Networks with media contacts/partners in Ethiopia
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation, data collection and reporting
  • Fluency in English and Amharic language skills, other local language desirable
  • Ability to work with remote teams and with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity
  • A commitment to The Girl Generation’s founding principles, including the Do No Harm guidelines
  • Understanding of, and personal commitment to international human rights, particularly women’s and children’s rights
  • Willing and able to travel locally and internationally
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Catriona Catterson Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Closing date for applications is: 21st May 2017
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted between  25th – 31st May 2017
Other information: 
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • The position is open to Ethiopian Nationals only
  • Candidates must be available and willing to travel for up to 2 weeks at a time

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