Director, Gender Transformative Policy & Practice
Location: Flexible, Australia
Company: Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances childrens rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support childrens rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance childrens rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization.
We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation.
To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do.
Will you join us?
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Gender Transformative Policy & Practice area and associated specialist hub areas – Protection from Violence, Early Childhood Development, Skills and Opportunities for Youth Economic Empowerment, SRHR and Inclusive Quality Education, providing overall management and coherence across all Plan Internationals thematic and cross-cutting work in policy, advocacy and, in particular, practice, in order to tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
Your role will be to provide thought leadership, expertise, and coordination across programme and influencing priorities and approaches to support the delivery of Plan Internationals strategic ambition to transform the lives of 100 million girls, connecting and coordinating with the wider Plan International organisation to ensure that programme and influence work is grounded in the contexts and real-life challenges girls face.
With extensive international strategic leadership experience, including leading, empowering, coaching and developing large multi-disciplinary teams in and across countries you will have expertise and experience in development and humanitarian programming and gender equality in fragile and more stable contexts. You will have led programme and influence design, monitoring and evaluation and learning and knowledge management in a variety of settings.
Please follow this link for a full role profile and person specification.
Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. Those locations closest to the point of impact are preferred.
Type of Role: Permanent
Reports to: Executive Director for APAC and Policy & Practice
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.
Closing Date: Sunday 6th December
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.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.plan-international.org.