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Gender Based Violence Specialist - Ukraine Crisis Response

Date: 29-Jul-2022

Location: Flexible, Flexible

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.

The Role


The conflict in Ukraine has resulted in a major humanitarian crisis. Over 5 million people have fled to neighbouring countries, and millions are displaced within Ukraine. Plan International is responding to the crisis and working in partnership with civil society organisations in Poland, Romania, and Moldova to meet the needs of those affected by the crisis as well as host communities. Plan is supporting an integrated education and child protection response, incorporating mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), with cash and voucher assistance (CVA) as a modality.


The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Specialist provides technical support and guidance to Plan International's Ukraine Crisis response. A priority focus will be supporting our partners, developing skills and ability to implement GBV in emergencies programmes in a humanitarian crisis.


You will be responsible for proactive engagement and support to the clusters and GBV working groups in country, supporting an increased focus on GBV in the humanitarian response and alignment with sectoral standards and ways of working. Through your work, you will build a positive profile of Plan International with donors, UN agencies and support fundraising activities.


If you'd like to join the Plan International response and make an impact on women and children affected by the Ukraine Crisis, we can't wait to hear from you.



The Requirements

· Significant experience of implementing and managing GBV programmes in a range of humanitarian crises.

· Experience of conducting GBV assessments in emergency contexts.

· Experience of training on GBV technical areas with a variety of audiences.

· Proven ability on integration of gender into programme design and implementation.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Demonstrable knowledge of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Inter-agency Minimum Standards for Gender-based Violence in Emergencies Programming Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct.

· Significant experience of external representation with a broad range of stakeholders.

· Proven ability to solve problems independently without direct supervision.

· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

· Proven ability to work with limited supervision from line manager.

· Well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Proven experience of fundraising from a range of different donors.


Please follow this link for the full role profile: GLO_Gender Based Violence in Emergencies Specialist_Romania_RoleProfile_FINAL_ENG_July2022.docx


Location: Based in Bucharest, Romania with country-wide travel

Type of Role: Six month fixed-term contract 

Closing Date: Friday 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.