WGSS Facilitator – Ethiopian Catholic Church Social & Development Commission, Adigrat Branch (ECC-SDCO Ad) Daughters of Charity (DoC), Coordinating Office Vacancy Announcement


WGSS Facilitator – Ethiopian Catholic Church Social & Development Commission, Adigrat Branch (ECC-SDCO Ad) Daughters of Charity (DoC), Coordinating Office Vacancy Announcement; March 25 2024



Organization: Ethiopian Catholic Church Social & Development Commission, Adigrat Branch (ECC-SDCO Ad) Daughters of Charity (DoC), Coordinating Office

Position: WGSS Facilitator

Location: Eastern Zone Erob, Southern zone Selowa


Salary: 11,257.00 Birr

Date of Announcement: 21/03/2024

Deadline: 27/03/2024





Job description


Job Title: WGSS Facilitator

Duty station: Eastern Zone Erob, Southern zone Selowa

Type of Employment: One-year contract, Renewable

Salary: 11,257.00

Number of Posts: 08

Gender: Female

Opening date for Application: 21/03/2024 GC

Closing Date for application: 27/03/2024 GC


Background of Daughters of Charity (DoC)

the 17th century by St. Vincent De

The Daughters of Charity (DoC) Paul and St. Louise Marillac as an apostolic community of women within the Catholic Church devoted to “Serving Jesus Christ in persons who are poor and marginalized through corporal and spiritual works of mercy.”

DoC provides comprehensive services that promote the integral development of human beings. Currently, the organization is engaged in social and development program as well as emergency interventions.

Our vision

To realize an Ethiopian Society where the spiritual, physical, socio-economic and cultural needs of the people are met and where all people live in Harmony, Solidarity, Equality, Love, Justice and Peace.

Our Mission

To bear witness to the love of God by promoting the integral human development of all members of Ethiopian Society by ensuring growth and self-reliance through evangelization with the aim of social transformation.


Our core Values and Guiding Principles:

Our values are taken directly from the life and practice of our founders, St. Vincent De Paul and St Louise De Marillac. Accordingly, the following are the specific values and principles adhered by the DC community, staff, volunteers, etc. while delivering services:

  • Our dedication and service to the poor should always be rooted in the love of God and reflect
  • our motto “serving Christ in the persons who are poor”;
  • Solidarity with the poor and most disadvantaged ones;
  • Valuing human dignity,
  • Serving clients with simplicity, humility and love;
  • Impartiality of service delivery;
  • Working in partnership and collaboration;
  • Stewardship of resources entrusted;
  • Transparency and Accountability:

Furthermore, the DC has policies to ensure beneficiary/participants are safeguarded and protected from abuse including child protection policy, and feedback and complaint-handling mechanisms towards ensuring adherence to the “standards of downward accountability”.

DoC is dedicated to safe recruitment and programming. Thus, DoC has a zero-tolerance policy on misconduct with the aims and objectives of the organization, including theft, fraud, corruption or abuse of power/authority, sexual harassment (SH), sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), and discrimination. DoC also adheres to strict safeguarding principles and core humanitarian standards. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and d d principles.

Job Summary: The WGSS (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) Facilitator will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating programs and initiatives related to gender equality, women’s empowerment. They are responsible for designing, implementing, and facilitating educational programs, workshops, and events focused on issues related to gender, sexuality, and women’s empowerment. The Facilitator will collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including community members, partner organizations, and staff, to ensure the effectiveness and inclusivity of our programs.

Major Duty and Responsibilities

Conduct regular safe space sessions for women and girls, providing a supportive environment for them to share experiences, access information, and engage in activities promoting well-being.

Develop and deliver educational sessions on GBV awareness, prevention, and response, ensuring participants are equipped with knowledge and skills to recognize and address GBV issues.

Provide individual support and counseling to women and girls who have experienced GBV, linking them to appropriate services and resources for further assistance.

Collaborate with community leaders and stakeholders to raise awareness about GBV, advocate for women and girls’ rights, and promote community-based interventions to address GBV.

Organize training sessions and workshops for community members, volunteers, and staff on GBV- related topics, including trauma-informed care and gender-sensitive approaches.

Maintain accurate records of safe space activities, including attendance, participant feedback, and incidents reported, and prepare regular reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant organizations and service providers to ensure women and girls have access to comprehensive support services, including medical, legal, and psychosocial support.

Conduct risk assessments and develop safety plans with women and girls at risk of GBV, identifying strategies to enhance their safety and well-being.


Functional Competencies (Required skills):

1. Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including marginalized communities and vulnerable populations.

2. Strong facilitation skills, including the ability to create a supportive and participatory learning environment and manage group dynamics.

C 3. In-depth understanding of gender, sexuality, and diversity issues, as well as relevant theories, frameworks, and best practices.

4. Demonstrated experience in community engagement, including conducting needs assessments, building partnerships, and mobilizing stakeholders.

5. Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and manage resources efficiently.


Job requirements


Required Qualifications and Experience


BA/BSc Degree in social work, sociology, psychology, public health, Nursing and related fields.

Work Experience

For BA/BSc Degree 0 year Or relevant experiance is preferred

Previous related experience in NGO set-up is advantageous


• Fluency in Erob language both verbally and written is required


How to apply:


If you are interested in the position, and wish to apply, please submit your resumes and credentials in person to DOC coordinating office , Mekelle, Adihaki Subcity, Close to St Louise Eye Clinic 


The Application Package shall contain

– Application Letter

– Curriculum Vitae

– Relevant academic credentials and Valid work experience

– Training Certificate is not needed

– Providing only application letter and CV is not acceptable

– Registration is also possible in weekends

“Only short-list candidates will be conducted and advanced to the next stage of the selection process”



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