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Network Coordinator - Protection from Violence

Date: 29-Jul-2022

Location: Globally,, 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 Opportunity


Plan International’s global strategy: All Girls Standing Strong (2022-2027) prioritises Protection from Violence (PfV) as one of its key thematic Areas of Global Distinctiveness (AoGDs). Within our Protection from Violence work, Plan International promotes a system strengthening approach, with holistic interventions encompassing prevention and response in support of improved systems for ensuring children, adolescents and youth are able to live free from all types of violence and discrimination. The network aims to bring colleagues together to enhance cross-organisational learning, information sharing, highlight best practices, and strengthen capacity building.


In this role as the Protection from Violence (PfV) Network Coordinator you will play a key role in managing coordination and communications of the network. The purpose of this position is to lead on the Protection from Violence workplan priority ‘Maintaining and supporting technical networks’ as well as supporting other ongoing activities and projects within the PfV Hub.


About You


  • Demonstrable experience after having worked in or studied one or more of the following; human rights, child rights, child protection, GBV, gender studies
  • Facilitation/coordination of networks or communities of practice
  • Design and facilitation of knowledge management platforms and processes; and prior use of relevant platforms/software and tools (e.g. Sharepoint, other online libraries)
  • Design and Facilitation of learning opportunities (face-to-face, virtual or hybrid) using a variety of software and tools
  • Communication – use of platforms for internal development/outreach and/or graphic design (e.g. TEAMS, WorkPlace, InDesign or equivalent)
  • Data – data collection/management and/or analysis (for instance using Excel, Epi-info, SPSS or other)  
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational and time management skills across multiple time zones are essential qualities and the ability to analyse, collate, structure and condense complex technical content into accessible, practical messages and tools is critical.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential. The ability to effectively communicate in other languages such as French, Spanish, Arabic or Portuguese would be highly advantageous.


If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please refer to the role profile here


Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.

Type of Role: Fixed term contract until end June 2023 with possibility of extension

Reports to: Protection from Violence Hub Lead, Gender transformative Policy and Practice Department, Global Hub

Salary:  We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. As an indication if this role was based in the Global Hub office in the UK the salary would be circa £33000 per annum

Closing Date: 21st 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.