Overview

Gender in Emergencies Technical Lead (Maternity Cover)

The Opportunity

As Gender in Emergencies Technical Lead you will position Plan International to lead the Disaster Risk Management sector in gender transformative humanitarian programming.

You will also provide leadership across the organisation on Gender in Emergencies developing clear and realistic conceptual thinking, guidance and tools.  In addition, provide technical advice in ensuring gender is incorporated in a meaningful way into the design, implementation and monitoring of Disaster Risk Management programmes.

The Person

We are looking for someone with significant experience in planning, design and implementation of integrated humanitarian programmes.
Significant experience of working in a range of humanitarian contexts (e.g. refugee, conflict, rapid onset)
Demonstrable experience working in advocacy, influencing and negotiating skills, experienced in gaining commitment from a wide range of people, bringing about change and providing support from a distance
Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and codes of conduct
Excellent skills in writing funding submissions and donor reports
Excellent communication skills in English are essential and the ability to work in at least one other international language – French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic – would be beneficial.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

 

Essential

University degree or appropriate work experience in a field relevant to emergency response and/or gender equality.
Significant experience in planning, design and implementation of integrated humanitarian programmes.
Significant experience in vulnerability and gender analysis and tackling gender inequality and exclusion
Significant experience of working in a range of humanitarian contexts (e.g. refugee, conflict, rapid onset)
Proven experience of leading gender in emergencies programming and mainstreaming gender.
Experience in working with children and girls’ rights.
Experience on capacity building of staff on gender and emergencies.
Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and codes of conduct
Strong analytical skills: secondary/primary data analysis.
Advocacy, influencing and negotiating skills, experienced in gaining commitment from a wide range of people, bringing about change and providing support from a distance
External representation and communication skills.
Strong English and French language skills.

Desirable

Experience in implementing GBV focussed programmes.
Strong team management, staff capacity building and motivation skills in teamwork and networking.
Excellent skills in writing funding submissions and donor reports
Spanish Language skills

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Plan International

Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.