About Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 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. 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Following the South Sudan famine Red Alert issued on 13 March 2017, alongside the on-going drought affecting Ethiopia and Kenya, we are seeking to recruit the following position to support our emergency response efforts in RESA:
The Gender in Emergencies Specialist will work with response teams across the three countries, the CO gender specialists and the RO gender advisor to ensure all response programmes are gender aware, gender sensitive, and where required, are also gender transformative. Working with Emergency Response Managers who are responsible for providing strategic and operational oversight to emergency responses in respective countries, the gender in emergencies specialist will have the mandate to deliver on the objectives as per the terms of reference. The position will report to the regional Head of Disaster Risk Management.
The incumbent should have a demonstrable minimum of 7 years work experience in gender in emergency, have good communications and facilitation skills, excellent proposal review and writing, the ability to travel at a short notice as well as willing to spend 50% of the time in the three countries.
For more information and ToR, follow the link https://plan-international.org/sites/files/plan/tor_-_gie.pdf
Length of the contract is six months, based in the Regional Office and deployable to support the three countries, namely South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Closing Date: open until we find the right fit.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The position title should be clearly indicated within the email subject. Applications should be sent to: [email protected]
References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.The successful candidates will need to have the right to work in the country where the role is based.