Inclusive Quality Education (IQE) Practice Lead

Full Time Greater Accra Region Plan International

Date: 17-Nov-2020

Location: Flexible, UK

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s 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 it’s 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 children’s 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 children’s 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?

The Opportunity

The purpose of the IQE specialist area (known internally as a Collaboration Hub) is to support the provision in all contexts, of inclusive, quality education at pre-primary, primary and secondary levels, for the most vulnerable and excluded children and youth, especially girls.

You will lead Plan International’s gender transformative practice work within the IQE Collaboration Hub, developing evidence based holistic programme and influencing models and cultivating new and existing donors and partners. You will share expertise and knowledge, internally and externally, to embed gender transformative policy and practice across the organisation in order to tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.

The Individual

With experience in international work environments in varied contexts you will have experience of developing programme and influencing models on IQE in humanitarian and development settings, advancing children’s rights or gender equality.

You will bring knowledge and expertise in rights based and gender transformative programming and influencing, design, monitoring & evaluation, learning and knowledge management.

Strong communication, representational and inter-personal skills, the ability to work to a high standard, managing stress effectively whilst prioritising multiple tasks and competing deadlines will be essential in this role.

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. Those locations closest to the point of impact are preferred.

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: IQE Hub Lead

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

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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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