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Gender and Inclusion Programme Officer

Surrey United Kingdom, GU72 Permanent

Posted: 2 hours ago


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

Plan International is a global development organization that is active in over 75 countries to advance children's rights and equality for girls. By 2022, our ambition is to transform the lives of 100 million girls. Plan International has put gender equality and inclusion at the heart of our organisational purpose. We believe that adopting a gender transformative approach ensures that our work results in positive changes and sustainable outcomes for girls and young women, and for society more broadly.

Our commitment to gender transformative change goes beyond addressing "symptoms" to explicitly tackle the root causes of gender inequality and exclusion, particularly unequal power relations, discriminatory social norms and systems, structures, policies and practices.

The role of the Gender Equality and Girls' Rights Programming Officer is to provide strategic technical support to Plan's work on gender equality and girls' rights across programming and influencing. The position ensures that Plan's programming effectively integrates gender equality and inclusion as a core part of its approach.

You will successfully lead on the integration of gender equality and girls' rights across Plan International's programme and influencing work, namely, through leading on the roll-out process of the Gender Transformative Marker, the implementation of strategic gender and inclusion objectives, and technical support on gender for a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation.

You will provide technical support to finalising and rolling our action learning on social and gender norms for increasing quality of programming to Plan International offices and staff, including roll-out and associated activities.

You will work in collaboration with other Global Gender and Inclusion team members, to coordinate and consolidate Plan International's global community of practice (Gender and Inclusion Group) on gender equality, intersectionality, and feminist leadership to provide bold, innovative and inspirational thought leadership to influence policies, processes, structures, and people to embrace Plan International's gender transformative agenda.

Contributing to setting the team's priorities, processes & systems to support high-quality work, and to ensure a meaningful and relevant focus is an integral part of this role as is ensuring gender equality and inclusion are recognised by Plan International staff as mutually re-enforcing and interconnected across core areas of Plan International's work, and embraced by staff as central to their work.

About You

You bring proven experience working on gender equality, inclusion, and/or girls' rights initiatives in complex international organisations combined with knowledge of key concepts of gender equality and inclusion, girls' rights and global women's rights and feminist movements.

You bring knowledge of how to develop holistic, gender transformative and inclusive programmes/projects, experience drafting reports, materials and resources on gender equality, inclusion and girls rights and an intuitive understanding of how to work collaboratively and get things done across a complex organisational structure.

Job Details

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 19:00:00 EST
Surrey, United Kingdom