Full Time Regional Gender in Emergency Specialist-Plan
Regional Gender in Emergency Specialist
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.
As Gender in Emergencies Specialist you will position Plan International to lead the Disaster Risk Management sector in gender transformative humanitarian programming.
You will also provide leadership across the organisation on Gender in Emergencies developing clear and realistic conceptual thinking, guidance and tools. In addition, provide technical advice in ensuring gender is incorporated in a meaningful way into the design, implementation and monitoring of Disaster Risk Management programmes.
Experience gained through a degree or appropriate work in a field relevant to emergency response.
With significant experience in planning, design and implementation of integrated humanitarian programmes, working in a range of humanitarian contexts (eg refugee, conflict, rapid onset) as well we experience in vulnerability and gender analysis and tackling gender inequality and exclusion.
Demonstrable experience working in advocacy, with influencing and negotiating skills, experienced in gaining commitment from a wide range of people, bringing about change and providing support from a distance.
Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and codes of conduct.
Excellent skills in writing funding submissions and donor reports.
Excellent communication skills in English are essential and the ability to work in at least one other international language – French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic – would be beneficial.
For a detailed description please see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yvrgupbvw11d8ek/Gender%20in%20Emergencies%20Specialist_JD_Final_280720.docx?dl=0
Location: Flexible Location (Preferably Global Hub, Woking or where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work). Employment terms will be based on local conditions. Travel required for this role up to 35%
Type of Role: 1-year fixed term contract
Reports to: Head of DRM Technical Team
Closing Date: Sunday 16 August 2020
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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 his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
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