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Gender Specialist

Plan International Myanmar is an international humanitarian, child centred development organisation, implementing development programs that promote the realisation and fulfilment of children’s rights and the alleviation of child poverty. Plan International Myanmar is seeking a Gender Specialist.

Position: Gender Specialist
Assignment Type: Renewable three year contract
Location: This position is based full-time in Yangon with 30% field travel
Closing date for applications: March 29, 2017 at 17:00 pm

Job background: Plan International Myanmar believes that gender equality is central to achieving our vision for change: a world in which all children, both girls and boys, realise their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan International Myanmar aims to actively promote gender equality in every sphere of our programmes, partnerships and organisational culture. Plan International Myanmar recognises that targeted and strategic investments in the promotion of gender equality can improve the quality of programmes, and significantly contributes to poverty reduction and the realisation of human rights.

Job purpose: Ensures that all Plan International Myanmar’s programmes strive to become gender transformative • Develops, implements and monitors Plan International's Gender Policy • Identifies and assesses local partners for programme implementation • Builds capacity of staff and partners as required • Annual planning • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of gender related programmes by partners • Insure reporting and programme related donor requirements are timely and of a high quality • Facilitate learning and knowledge management • Represent Plan Myanmar in various Gender Networks • Liaison with the Government regarding the promotion of gender equality • Review all proposals/project documents to ensure all submissions have measurable indicators on Gender equality (evidence based).

Qualifications, Skills & Experience: Citizen of Myanmar • Minimum three years of demonstrated professional experience leading or advising on programmes that are mainstreaming gender • Extensive experience and knowledge of gender issues in Myanmar • Experience assessing, building capacity, monitoring and cooperating with local NGOs • Good knowledge of community development in Myanmar • Experience in implementing donor-funded projects • Track record of participation, training, facilitation and awareness raising • Experience of working with children and communities is an advantage • Academic degree in relevant area • Excellent English language skills, both oral and written • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment • Strong team-building and facilitation skills • Excellent communication skills • Proficient in computer skills.

How to apply: I Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit, in English, a cover letter, CV and details of at least 2 referees via E-mail only to: [email protected]

Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan International Myanmar is an equal opportunity employer committed to the well-being of children together with Gender Equality and does not tolerate child abuse and sexual harassment.