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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
They believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, their supporters and partners, they strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
They support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And they enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. They drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using reach, experience and knowledge.
They have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International is a global development organization that is active in over 75 countries to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. By 2022, their ambition is to transform the lives of 100 million girls. Plan International has put gender equality and inclusion at the heart of their organisational purpose. They believe that adopting a gender transformative approach ensures that work results in positive changes and sustainable outcomes for girls and young women, and for society more broadly.
Their commitment to gender transformative change goes beyond addressing “symptoms” to explicitly tackle the root causes of gender inequality and exclusion, particularly unequal power relations, discriminatory social norms and systems, structures, policies and practices.
The role of the Gender Equality and Girls’ Rights Programming Officer is to provide strategic technical support to Plan’s work on gender equality and girls’ rights across programming and influencing. The position ensures that Plan’s programming effectively integrates gender equality and inclusion as a core part of its approach.
You will successfully lead on the integration of gender equality and girls’ rights across Plan International’s programme and influencing work, namely, through leading on the roll-out process of the Gender Transformative Marker, the implementation of strategic gender and inclusion objectives, and technical support on gender for a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation.
You will provide technical support to finalising and rolling our action learning on social and gender norms for increasing quality of programming to Plan International offices and staff, including roll-out and associated activities.
You will work in collaboration with other Global Gender and Inclusion team members, to coordinate and consolidate Plan International’s global community of practice (Gender and Inclusion Group) on gender equality, intersectionality, and feminist leadership to provide bold, innovative and inspirational thought leadership to influence policies, processes, structures, and people to embrace Plan International’s gender transformative agenda.
Contributing to setting the team’s priorities, processes & systems to support high-quality work, and to ensure a meaningful and relevant focus is an integral part of this role as is ensuring gender equality and inclusion are recognised by Plan International staff as mutually re-enforcing and interconnected across core areas of Plan International’s work, and embraced by staff as central to their work.
You bring proven experience working on gender equality, inclusion, and/or girls’ rights initiatives in complex international organisations combined with knowledge of key concepts of gender equality and inclusion, girls’ rights and global women’s rights and feminist movements – including:
- Concepts, theories and sector debates on patriarchy, privilege, intersectionality, power relations and the plurality of masculinities across developmental stages and their impact on boys themselves, girls and any young people who transgress traditional ‘binaries’.
- Concepts of social and gender norms and on gender norm change.
- Knowledge of social movements, especially feminist, women’s rights and LGBTIQ+ movements.
You bring knowledge of how to develop holistic, gender transformative and inclusive programmes/projects, experience drafting reports, materials and resources on gender equality, inclusion and girls rights and an intuitive understanding of how to work collaboratively and get things done across a complex organisational structure.
Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live.
Type of role: Permanent or maximum duration of fixed term contract available in line with respective Country Office employment terms
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. As an indication if this role was based in the Global Hub office in the UK the salary would be circa £35000 per annum
Closing Date: Sunday 23rd January
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
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