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Global Safeguarding & PSHEA Technical Advisor (Emergency Response)

Date: 02-Aug-2019

Location: Flexible, UKM, GB

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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


Plan International has a zero-tolerance policy towards violence against those we serve (children, young people and adult beneficiaries) by our staff, associates and visitors. We are fully committed to providing a safe, protective and supportive environment for all and promoting their welfare, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other differences.


The Opportunity


As the Global Safeguarding and Preventing Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA) Technical Advisor you will work closely with other members of the Global Safeguarding Unit to ensure that all safeguarding procedures, processes and policies are consistent, in line with best practice and are delivered in line with the organisation’s safeguarding intersectional approach.


You will be responsible for developing and strengthening our safeguarding, (particularly with regards to Preventing Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA)) measures and interventions in our disasters and emergency response, supporting Plan countries to ensure that this is at the core of our emergency response and wider Disaster Risk Management (DRM) work.


The Individual


You will have demonstrable experience in Safeguarding and child Safeguarding/protection, Gender Based Violence and PSHEA in an international development, humanitarian setting, embedding Safeguarding or related emergency response programme into practice.


With experience undertaking safeguarding and SHEA investigations, working with highly sensitive cases confidentially and empathetically.


You will have previously provided project management, training design and delivery and facilitation skills.


Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to inspire and influence, while taking into account cultural and language differences. You will be self-motivated with excellent prioritisation skills and a flexible, resilient approach.


You will be expected to travel, sometimes at short notice to join emergency responses and where there may be a level of insecurity


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Role: 2 Year Fixed Term Role

Reports to: Head of Preventing Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse

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.

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: 23 August 2019


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

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.