Regional Gender in Emergencies Advisor


Plan International

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Humanitarian & Development Nexus
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:International contract
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:08/10/2023
  • Location:Bangladesh
Gender in emergencies Generic (e.g. 'gender focal point' role
 Key Responsibilities (30%)
  • Work closely with the DRM team and the Gender & Inclusion team, support the development of a portfolio of humanitarian programs that are consistently gender aware and show a strong contribution to gender transformative programming and girls’ rights, including the provision of technical support on project proposal development and results frameworks.
  • Support country office teams to build action on strong gender analysis and implement quality humanitarian programming that adheres to the IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action, GBV Guidelines, PSEA in humanitarian response and the Sphere Standards related to gender and inclusion.

Emergency preparedness and response (30%)
  • Deploy to support humanitarian programme design and review in Plan International Country Offices as well as to breaking emergencies to provide technical input and guidance including leading the RGA process
  • Provide technical guidance on gender in the CO Emergency Preparedness Plans, ensuring that they are based on a strong gender & inclusion analysis.
Learning and Capacity Building (35%)
  • Support the capacity building of staff to understand and use the concepts around gender in emergencies who can then create, deliver and monitor programmes that contribute to gender transformative work.
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to program staff and partners to ensure gender is integrated into program strategies and plans.
  • Support the development and implementation of skills development workshops ensuring gender in emergencies is core to the modules developed.
Representation and Partnership (5%)
  • Represent Plan International at relevant clusters, working groups, and other events related to gender in emergencies.
  • Identify opportunities and establish dialogue towards partnerships with other humanitarian agencies.
  • Support the development of Plan International’s profile in gender equality programming in emergencies, particularly in regard to girls
Additional tasks
  • Support on other gender and inclusion priorities, as assigned.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded by the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures
  • Advanced degree in social work, social sciences, gender, protection or similar
  • 5 or more years of experience in similar positions providing technical expertise on gender and inclusion in emergencies, managing gender-based violence projects, etc., in several different countries and contexts (including sudden onset, slow onset and protracted emergencies)
  • Proven knowledge of global principles and guidance on gender in humanitarian action, including SGBV and PSEA
  • Strong knowledge of the situation of girls and women in Asia and the Pacific region
  • Previous experience in Asia and the Pacific region
  • Sound grasp of intersectionality & feminism, and a passion for dismantling patriarchy
  • Specific knowledge of the different needs of girls and boys in emergencies and the particular risks facing girls

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