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Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Specialist, Poland - Ukraine Refugee Crisis Response

Date: 21-Jun-2022

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


The Role


The conflict in Ukraine is resulting in a major humanitarian crisis with over 3 million people having fled to neighboring countries, and millions 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 key needs of those affected by the crisis as well as host communities.


This position will play a key role in the support to country level activities and will provide technical support and guidance to Plan International teams and partners in Poland.


The Poland partnerships Support Hub is a service-oriented structure to support Polish partner organisation’s respond to the influx of people affected by conflict in Ukraine. Creative thinking and identifying work arounds to problems faced will be a critical element of the role.


The overarching purpose of the role is to provide technical advice on SRHR in the Ukraine refugee response in Poland, together with partner organisations:


  • Providing technical support on SRHR to Plan International and its partners in support of programme and project design, resource mobilization and implementation, grounded in locally led and gender and inclusion principles.
  • Manage current partnerships and develop new ones with local SRHR, GBV and health actors in line with Plan International's partnership approach.
  • Lead capacity development initiatives for staff and partners on SRHR of adolescents and young people, gender and gender-based violence.
  • Work with Plan International staff and partners to strengthening integration of SRHR throughout the response
  • Supporting SRHR advocacy and influencing together with partners
  • Represent Plan International in relevant coordination bodies (incl. SRHR and GBV sectors), and work closely with the (child) protection and GBV sector to implement strong integrated interventions at facility, community and referral levels.


The Requirements


  • Significant experience of providing technical support to SRHR programmes and advocacy, including ability to analyse the impact of crises on SRHR of adolescents and young people with focus on girls and young women (experience in the Polish / Ukrainian context desirable)
  • Strong technical knowledge of comprehensive SRH services, GBV, comprehensive sexuality education and understanding of SRHR in humanitarian settings (incl. relevant humanitarian standards)
  • Strong communications and advocacy skills, including ability to develop and apply a range of advocacy strategies, in partnership with others
  • Strong partnership management and collaboration skills
  • Significant experience supporting capacity development initiatives and deliver SRHR and GBV related trainings to staff and partners (incl. trainings focusing on values clarification and attitudes transformation).
  • Actively promoting diversity, gender equality and inclusion
  • Good writing and editing skills, including fluent written and spoken English. Polish and/or Ukrainian desirable.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and work independently.
  • Capacity to manage demanding workloads, often in complex environments.
  • Strong understanding of safeguarding and prevention of sexual assault and exploitation (PSEA)
  • Conversant with the international humanitarian architecture desirable, particularly related to coordination and funding. Demonstrated prior experience of engaging with the humanitarian coordination system at local, regional and global levels. Demonstrable experience and expert knowledge of key practice and standards for SPHERE and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
  • Strong team and cross departmental working.


Please follow this link for a full role profile; SRHR Advisor





Location: At present Plan International is not registered as an employer in Poland however we would welcome applications from those with the pre-existing right to live and work in Poland pending Plan International’s registration. Alternatively, we can consider applications from those with the pre-existing right to live and work in the countries in which Plan International currently operates.

Type of Role: One year fixed term contract

Closing Date: 4th July 2022


Applicable locations may include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe


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.