Gender and Social Inclusion Expert – Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD)

Social Sciences and Community

Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD)

Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD) is an indigenous, non-for profit, volunteer based organization.


Creating healthy and productive society in collaboration with development actors to eradicate poverty through HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support to Orphans & Vulnerable Children and People Living with HIV/AIDS, providing reproductive health services, facilitating socio-economic development, ensuring environmental sustainability and capacity building of stakeholders and partner organizations.

Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD) is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization founded in October 1999. Since its establishment, MSD has been implementing different programs in collaboration with partners on providing broad range of HIV prevention, care and treatment services and Sexual and Reproductive health (SRH), Migration & Trafficking, Good Governance, Education and Child Development in different parts of the country.

MSD is a child safe organization and all successful applicants will be required to sign the Safeguarding Code of Conduct. The safety and wellbeing of children and at-risk adults are priorities of MSD. The organization provides a safe environment in all its programs and activities. It has strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in its programmes.

MSD is looking for qualified and competent applicants for the following position:  

Job Summary

The gender and social inclusion expert (GSIE) is stationed in one of the aforementioned sites where the project is operating. S/he is responsible for overall gender mainstreaming and social inclusion in the SA project in the intervention woredas.

Main tasks of the GSIE:

  • Lead the project team in gender mainstreaming throughout the SA process to ensure   gender equality and social inclusion;
  • Provide technical and coaching to SA project staff to facilitate key gender and social inclusion activities (e.g., gender analysis, tool application etc.) and collaboration with key stakeholders at woreda level;
  • Plan own activities in coordination with the PC and M&E officer, including joint monitoring and technical support trips as needed; 
  • Participate in a regular reporting, identification and documentation of relevant gender practices;
  • Support the PC to prepare grantee participation in regional and local meetings for gender and social inclusion related advocacy;
  • Participate in and provide input to learning and capacity development events organized by the MA – actively network with GSIEs of other SA projects, and roll-out agreed gender and social inclusion actions to the project team;
  • Participate in monitoring visits either planned by MA, government or and development partners.

 Reports to:  Project Coordinator

Term of Employment: Contract

Staff required:   04 (Gondar, Woldia, Dessie and Debreberhan)  

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA in gender, social inclusion, sociology or related field
  • Three years’ experience with gender and/or social inclusion
  • Potential and willingness to develop strong training and facilitation skills
  • Strong determination to work on gender and social inclusion.
  • Good networker with other GSIEs
  • Willingness to spend significant time in the woredas 

As per the organization’s scale