Sexual Gender Based Violence Techincal Advisor, Plan International-Nigeria

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.

In our 2017-2022 Global Strategy, Plan International has committed to achieving a step-change improvement in equality for girls, and taking action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. Achieving this ambition will require us to change fast, and step up bold, credible influencing from the local, to the national and international level, acting together as a global organisation.

The Opportunity

In this role as the Gender Based Violence Technical Advisor you will support the emergency response team in developing and scaling up Plan International GBV response and will serve as the key technical person in ensuring that all Plan International Nigeria response program are gender transformative. The post holder will support capacity building of response staff and local partner organizations.

Plan International believes that gender inequality and Gender-based Violence (GBV) affect our programs thus our ability to effectively protect and promote the children’s rights including those of women and adolescents, therefore seek to be gender transformative in our program design and implementation in our humanitarian response. Gender Equality is a priority cross-cutting theme within Plan International and the GBV/Gender Technical Advisor will support this effort in driving this work forward. The GBV/Gender Technical Advisor will provide dedicated technical support to integrate gender and GBV in Plan International North East Nigeria response. The post holder will support with project development, implementation, monitoring and reporting including staff capacity development.

The Person

In order to succeed in this role you will need to have:

Demonstrable experience of addressing gender inequality and gender-based violence in multiple contexts.

Experience of humanitarian contexts including in a range of different emergencies, particularly slow-onset, rapid onset and protracted conflict emergency responses, including remote management/restricted access;

Proven record of program design in a development or humanitarian context;

Experience conducting assessments – including gender analysis – and revising monitoring and evaluation tools to capture gender and protection considerations for different sectors

Effective communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present arguments clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences

Creative, strategic and analytical thinker and experience providing strategic advice and direction in humanitarian contexts;

Commitment to and understanding of gender equality, child rights, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Standard and the IASC Guidelines Gender Based Violence.

Demonstrated capacity to deliver training and integrate Core Humanitarian Standards within programs.

For a detailed job description, please see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k3assqm38m3j6uf/JD%20for%20ME%20Specialist%28i…

Location: Mubi, Adamawa State – Nigeria

Type of Role: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract – unaccompanied

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Salary: Circa US$50,000

Closing date: Thursday 2 August

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

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.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2018