NGO Job Vacancies in Ethiopia 2024

NGO Job Vacancies in Ethiopia 2024


An Overview of Mercy Corps

Leading international organization Mercy Corps was founded on the conviction that a better society is achievable. We collaborate to put daring solutions into action during disasters and difficult times, in more than 40 countries globally. By doing so, we help people overcome adversity and forge better communities from within, both now and in the future. Since its arrival in Ethiopia in 2004, Mercy Corps has collaborated closely with the public, commercial, and civil society sectors to advance innovative concepts and strengthen the nation’s resilience. Participants and stakeholders are intended to have an impact on and a responsiveness to our programs. The country office is prepared to put its three-year plan into action with the introduction of Mercy Corps Global Strategy, Pathway to Possibility. Our goal is to improve livelihoods, food access, and clean, safe water for communities threatened by climate change and conflict by developing market systems.

Our approach in Ethiopia is concentrated on four areas of results:

  • Populations that are economically disadvantaged have better and more varied means of subsistence, assets, and income.
  • There is safe, wholesome food that is produced sustainably available to farmers, pastoralists, and households.
  • Communities impacted by crises are designed to have inclusive governance procedures and social cohesiveness.
  • Everyone has fair, continuous access to sanitary facilities and clean water for personal and commercial usage.
  • As of right now, we work in six regional states: South Ethiopia, Gambella, Gambella, Oromia, Somalia, and Amhara. With the support of a wide range of funders, such as the United Nations, USAID, European Union, GAC, Hilton Foundation, JOA, Sweden, EKN, and other foundations, Mercy Corps Ethiopia enables individuals to overcome adversity, start again, and positively impact their communities.

Program Synopsis

Humanitarian Assistance for Conflict-Affected Populations (HACAP), a multisectoral response program sponsored by USAID and BHA, is presently being implemented in the Somali, Oromia, and Afar areas by Mercy Corps Ethiopia. Through the provision of integrated multi-sectoral support for WASH, nutrition, agriculture, protection, and multipurpose cash assistance (MPCA) in seven Woredas across the three regions, the proposed program aims to increase access to life-saving services for conflict-affected IDPs, Returnees, and Vulnerable Populations.

Overview of the General Position

The Protection Specialist will take the lead in organizing, coordinating, carrying out, overseeing, and assessing gender, protection, and GBV interventions for the HACAP program, which is being implemented in the Oromia Region’s Gumi Eldalo and Liben Woredas as well as the Somali Region’s Adadle, Berano, and Abakorow Woredas. In addition to addressing relevant issues through assessments and strategies, this role guarantees the technical quality and integration of these efforts throughout humanitarian initiatives. In addition, the Specialist will train in capacity building, support business development, and represent Mercy Corps in forums and platforms for cooperation at the regional and zone levels.

Essential Duties of the Job

Vision & Strategy

Work collaboratively with Mercy Corps colleagues to include gender, safety, inclusiveness, and GBV issues into all aspects of the organization’s humanitarian efforts.
Determine gender, protection, GBV, and social norm issues for project designs and activities by collaborating with governmental and non-governmental actors.

Program Administration

Plan, organize, and carry out GBV and safety-related initiatives.
Lead safety and GBV-related initiatives throughout the field office.
Educate people on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, psychosocial assistance, and GBV and CP case management.
Perform protection risk assessments, safety audits, and information sharing with protection clusters and service providers.
Increase service providers’ capability and speak on behalf of the company at protection sub-cluster meetings.

Incorporate issues about gender, safety, GBV, and social inclusion into all program evaluations.
Encourage women to take on leadership roles in local structures and increase community understanding of protective concepts.
Oversee the distribution of dignity kits and financial assistance to impacted members of the community.
Create local GBV Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and update the mapping of GBV service providers.

Group Supervision

Provide the field-level GBV crew technical direction and on-the-job training.
Increase the project teams’ proficiency in GBV, social inclusion, protection, and gender mainstreaming.
Encourage responsibility, clarify expectations, and offer helpful criticism.
Encourage a respectful and cooperative work atmosphere where team members aim for excellence.
Impact and Representation

In order to advance female equality, protection, social inclusion, and the prevention of GBV, collaborate with players in the government, development, and humanitarian sectors.
Represent Mercy Corps in networks and forums centered on women, GBV, and protection at the regional and zone levels.
uphold Mercy Corps’ reputation and core principles.

Development of Programs and Proposals

Participate in the creation of proposals that include GBV and protection concerns together with the proper financial allocation.
Assist humanitarian teams operating on the ground by providing them with technical advice and capacity building to ensure excellent gender integration.
To ascertain the requirements of the community and find potential partners, conduct assessments.

Verify adherence to security guidelines and rules.
Make sure team members understand the policies and are working in a safe workplace.

Accountability to Stakeholders and Participants

Encourage program participants, community partners, and stakeholders to be held accountable.
Include communities in the planning, execution, and assessment of initiatives as equal partners.

Continuous Education

5% of your time should be spent on learning activities for your career and personal development.
Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

Encourage an inclusive and diverse work environment.
Encourage the hiring of diverse teams and a welcoming workplace.
Equitable Chance of Employment

As an equal opportunity employer, Mercy Corps aggressively seeks out individuals with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets to enhance our organization. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive, polite, and discrimination-free workplace.

Ethics & Safety

Mercy Corps is dedicated to providing dignity and respect to all people. We uphold the fundamental values of the IASC and UN Secretary-General and have zero tolerance for harassment and abuse. Upon hiring and every year thereafter, team members must finish mandatory eLearning courses on code of conduct.
Understanding and Practice

a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, gender and social development, or a similar discipline.
five years or more of experience working in development and humanitarian settings in jobs related to gender, protection, and GBV.
Prior exposure to or experience in the area for which the applicant is applying.
Proficient in both written and spoken English, with an advantage if one speaks the native tongue.

Success Elements

demonstrated program management expertise and the capacity to apply technical concepts to practical settings.
excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication abilities.
sensitivity to concerns of diversity in cultures and worldwide development.

How to Apply

Those who are interested are urged to apply. To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter outlining your skills and background. Mercy Corps is dedicated to establishing an equal, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All eligible candidates, including those with a variety of backgrounds and experiences, are encouraged to apply.


Kindly send your credentials and non-returnable applications to one of the following addresses:

Note: Please ensure that the subject line of your email application includes the title of the position.


  • Recruiter for Mercy Corps
  • P.O. Box 14319, Addis Ababa
  • Jijiga Mailbox 225 P.O.
  • Postal box 116, Negelle Borena
  • P.O. Box 974, Dire Dewa
  • GODE Mercy Police Office: face-to-face

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