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Gender Specialist (RAISE 2 Project)

Date: 11-Jan-2019

Location: Tacloban, 08, PH

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 will be implementing a two and a half year project focused on accessing the rights to education and skills for work and life among adolescent girls, young women and young men in targeted communities of Western Samar, Philippines.


In this regard, Plan International invites highly competent, experienced and committed professionals to fill the following position:




The Gender Specialist provides technical and project management support to mainstream gender equality throughout project activities and approaches, including systems of quality control, monitoring and evaluation, and integration with other programs. S/he will provide training and capacity building of staff and partners on gender equality.


Some of the key responsibilities are: 1.) Generate ideas, concepts & insights based on verifiable indicators, trends and, patterns to contribute to strengthening the project’s gender equality approach and Plan’s Gender program; 2.) Identify, document and disseminate gender equality best practices to promote quality within the project and to inform/influence the work of Plan partners; 3.) Review activity designs and proposals from the team if they are gender aware and transformative; and; 4.) Conduct network meetings for consultation on gender equality, sharing best practices and learning as required.




  • A graduate of Social Sciences, Women and Development or other related courses. Post-graduate degree in relevant discipline is an advantage.
  • Training on Gender Sensitivity, Advance Gender, Community Development, Rights-based Programming, participatory learner-centered facilitation.
  • Minimum of five years' solid work experience in development work implementing gender equality programming.
  • Has strong experience in mainstreaming gender equality concerns in the implementation.
  • Has a strong background in planning, developing and executing participatory multi-stakeholder capacity building on gender equality
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred.



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-centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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 organization, 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 are at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organization 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 organizational 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.