Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community, Community Service
Pathfinder International Ethiopia
What We Do in Ethiopia
- Strengthen health centers and community health workers, so they can deliver high-quality holistic care—for maternal and newborn health, contraception, HIV services, and cervical cancer prevention
- Make sure short-term, long-acting, permanent, and emergency contraception are always available so people of all ages can choose the method that’s best for them
- Support people who need it most and whose rights have gone ignored, such as young people and fistula survivors
- Mobilize communities to address the social issues that so often prevent people from accessing health care, such as gender-based violence and gender inequality
- Build the skills of local health workers and government officials, so our impact will continue long after ou
Overview of Pathfinder International
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.
Currently, Pathfinder Ethiopia is preparing for expansion of a project entitled “Act with Her” aimed at supporting adolescent girls to achieve a healthy transition into an adulthood. The project is currently implemented jointly by Pathfinder Ethiopia and Care Ethiopia in Amhara, Oromia, and Afar regions. Pathfinder have led responsibility for activities in Amhara region, South Gondar Zone, in five woredas: Ebinat, Libo Kemkem, Tache Gayint, Lay Gayint and Simada. Currently, the project will be expanded to Debretabor city administration to reach more older adolescents dwelling on urban settings. Pathfinder will also start and lead responsibility in South Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR).
Job Title: Woreda Coordinator
Reports to: Zonal Coordinator
Job Summary / Position Summary
Under the guidance and close supervision of the Zonal Coordinator, the Woreda Coordinator is responsible for the overall implementation of project strategies and activities within their assigned Woredas, which includes the supervision of the group mentors and other planned activities. She/ he is responsible to closely work with the Woreda Health Office, Women, Children and Youth, Education Office and other stakeholders to ensure project success. The Woreda Coordinator will play a key role in cascading training activities to the Kebeles. The project will be implemented in phases so that the woreda coordinator will be in charge of additional woredas during expansion.
Duties and responsibilities
- Lead project implementation in the woreda which she/he will be assigned once the position is assumed.
- Bachelor’s Degree in public health, social sciences, and other related fields.
- Must have a minimum of 3 (three) years of experience in reproductive health and Gender-related activities.
- Experience in practical fieldwork in collaboration with existing government departments of Health, Women’s, Children and Youth.
- Must have strong facilitation skills for community-based gender-related programming and catalyzing different stakeholders for adolescent girls’ issues.
- Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation practices.
- Must be able to work with minimum supervision and have strong interpersonal skills and skills to promote teamwork.
- Must demonstrate strong interest and commitment to adolescent girl issues, gender equity actions, and abandonment of harmful traditional practices that affect the health and well-being of women and girls.
- Must have demonstrable personal integrity and honesty and must have strong people skills.
- Skills and experience in computer applications and utilization are mandatory.
- Must have strong writing and communication skills both in Amharic and English.
- Must be willing to travel frequently to target woredas and kebeles in the zone.
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