Deployable Gender in Emergencies Specialist

  • Anywhere
Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 12 Mar 2023

Disasters and conflicts threaten children’s rights and damage the societies they live in. Last year alone, Plan International responded to 81 disasters globally to champion and uphold the rights of children, particularly girls, before, during and after emergencies.

To sustain its engagement with children affected by crises, our Humanitarian team is currently recruiting committed humanitarian experts to deploy 9 months of the year to various emergency contexts. This role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of our Core Surge team and to support children and their communities around the world in building resilience to increasing disaster risks.

The Opportunity

As a Deployable Gender in Emergencies Specialist, you will provide technical leadership and support to the Country Offices (COs) to ensure that gender is mainstreamed in the preparedness, analysis (including the Rapid Gender Analysis), design, implementation, M&E and initiatives in our humanitarian responses. This includes supporting on capacity strengthening for Plan International staff and strengthening Plan’s representation in GBV and Gender-related working groups and clusters. You will also support reporting and documentation processes as well as policy and influencing in relation to gender in emergencies, aiming to address more specifically the needs of girls and the barriers they face.

The Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience working in a broad range of humanitarian crises in a number of different contexts.
  • Demonstrable experience in mainstreaming gender in the design, management, monitoring and evaluation of emergency programmes in line with SPHERE and IASC standards.
  • Demonstrable experience as a gender specialist on emergency assessment teams, assisting emergency teams to design and conduct Rapid Gender Analyses using the data and findings to design and initiate emergency response programmes which appropriately address gender considerations and promote the protection and empowerment of women and girls
  • Experience in building and strengthening technical expertise on gender in emergencies in humanitarian work.
  • Knowledge of relevant international code of conduct and humanitarian standards, such as the IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action, GBV Guidelines, Core Humanitarian Standard, PSEA in humanitarian response and the Sphere Standards
  • Ability to network effectively and build good working relationships with colleagues both within Plan International as well as in peer agencies and local organizations.
  • Experience to establish child and girl-friendly spaces and conduct Rapid Needs Assessments and focus groups with girls and boys.
  • Good working knowledge of key humanitarian donors, for example, WFP, USAID, ECW, GPE, DFAT, GAC, FCDO, and DGECHO amongst others.
  • Proven representational and coordination skills.
  • Sound grasp of intersectionality & feminism, and a passion for dismantling patriarchy.
  • Proven knowledge to conduct gender analysis in humanitarian contexts and ensure that humanitarian projects are at least gender aware.
  • Strong analytical and report-writing skills.
  • Fluency in English and in French
  • Committed to actively upholding Plan International’s vision, values and behaviours and policies, including the Say Yes! To Keeping Children Safe Policy.

How to apply

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