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Gender Equality Specialist

Date: 05-Feb-2019

Location: Woking, 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.


The Opportunity


This is an exciting opportunity to work with a diverse team of passionate people. In this post as the Gender Equality Specialist you will support Plan’s Global Strategy and purpose by providing technical expertise on gender equality; as well as analysing the capacities of Plan staff and supporting and developing their capacities to integrate gender equality effectively within all areas of our work, predominately our programme work


The Person


With demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the links between gender equality, inclusion, children’s rights and international development programme practice within the operating realities of a major NGO.


Demonstrated understanding of girls’ rights issues, and relevant programming practice. As well as knowledge of gender analysis programme frameworks, especially gender transformative programming, and their application to child-rights and youth programming. 


Ability to develop and communicate programme theoretical concepts and to apply these to practical solutions in gender transformative work.


Fluent in English (both written and verbal)


Please click on this link for a full job description and person specification;


Location: Flexible Location (Preferably Plan International Headquarters, Woking. Alternatively, countries where Plan International currently has a legal entity and you have the existing right to work will be considered). Employment will be as per local terms and conditions.

Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Head of Gender Inclusion

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 24th February 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.