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Youth Engagement Facilitator

Date: 28-Jul-2022

Location: Accra, Ghana

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.




Youth Engagement Facilitator

Functional Area

Sponsorship, Program and Influencing & Innovation

Reports to

Sponsorship Manager


Country Office

Travel required

Up to 50%

Effective Date

1st September, 2022





The Youth Engagement Facilitator will support the achievement of the goals and objectives of the new country strategy especially thematic areas that relates to youth engagement and initiatives by engaging external youth led groups/organizations and the alumni network in major activities and projects in line with the overall country strategy.


Dimensions of the Role & Accountabilities


Youth Skills Development and Capacity Building:

  • Help strengthen youth and alumni influencing on gender equality and gender related activities.
  • Build the capacity of key youth led organizations and alumni network through training and workshop.
  • Share partnered youth led group capacity building opportunities with the alumni network
  • Help identify vulnerable girls in deprived communities for empowerment & support
  • Partner with Alumni coordinator to Lead entrepreneurship drive for young girls in deprived communities


Resource and Logistic Mobilization:

  • Searching for youth led project funding opportunities and sharing with partnered youth groups and alumni network
  • Help develop proposals for funding of youth and alumni activities and projects
  • Make arrangement for logistics both at country and PU level for alumni and youth engagement and activities





  • Establish sustainable relationship between youth led organizations/groups and alumni network
  • Lead collaboration/partnership between alumni network and other youth led organizations on major activities and projects
  • Identify and establish relationship with key influencers/resource persons for alumni and youth engagement.
  • Engage and collaborate with other youth movements in WACA for the advancement of children’s rights and equality for girls.

Advocacy/Campaign & Communication:

  • Develop campaign/advocacy ideas on gender equality and gender related issues
  • Develop and lead advocacy/campaign on teenage pregnancies & SRHR together with the Alumni Coordinator
  • Lead implementation of campaigns/advocacy together with the alumni network.
  • Communicate Plan International Ghana’s youth opportunities and engagement with the alumni network
  • Share opportunities from Plan WACA with the alumni network and other youth led groups
  • Effectively engage other youth groups of Plan International Ghana to combine forces with the alumni network in the implementation of youth activities/projects.
  • Partner with the alumni coordinator in the implementation of ideas/projects in line with the country strategy for Plan International Ghana.


Key relationships

The role will report to Sponsorship Manager and will work closely with sponsorship, programs and Influencing teams, the Alumni Network Facilitator, WACA Hub youth team, WACA Hub Influencing team and Global Hub youth team virtually and other external youth led groups.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge



  • Two years’ working experience in a similar position, preferably in an INGO
  • Team building and partnership skills
  • Influencing and strong communication skills
  • Fluent in English and other local languages used in Plan operational areas
  • Willingness and ability to travel for field visits as required




  • At least Bachelor’s degree in development studies, communications, gender studies, social sciences or any related area.
  • Experience in youth engagement
  • Ability to collaborate with key stakeholders and youth led organizations for major activities and projects

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering


  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.





Child and younG people safegauding /gender and inclusion standards

Ensures Plan International global policies of children and young people safeguarding and gender and inclusion is fully embedded with the principles and requirement of the policy including relevant implementation standards as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes but not limited to ensuring that staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and PII Code of code


(COC), their relevance to their area of work and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with appropriate procedures. 

Physical Environment

The role will be based in Plan International’s Ghana Country Office, with a minimal domestic travel (up to 50%). Field visits may be a mixture of office and field work.

Level of contact with children and YOUTH


High contact 

Location: Country Office-Accra

Type of Role: Advocacy

Reports to: Sponsorsship Manager

Grade: C1

Closing Date:19th August 2022


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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.