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.
This is an exciting new role as part of a pilot project to act as deployable technical support to offices across the federation.
This will include;
- Providing technical services to Plan International and its partners in support of programme and project design, resource mobilization and capacity development
- Contributing to the development of organisational programme standards, models and frameworks and external influencing efforts
- Contributing to global technical networks by sharing information and providing peer support
The majority of your time will be spent providing technical support to offices across the federation. Support missions are largely short-term in nature and wherever possible will be carried out virtually. Nurturing fruitful relationships with internal and external stakeholders and clients, understanding and responding to their needs, developing their capacity through applying effective approaches and proactively asking for feedback to improve services and ways of working will be critical.
When not deployed (virtually or in person) to support missions you will support programme development and influence work at the global level of the organisation as part of the global technical network leadership team.
You will have proven experience devising strategies and approaches to address adolescent pregnancies in different contexts, including taking a multisectoral approach with a deep understanding related to adolescent capacity and consent, and ability to apply a rights-based approach for programme and influence activities.
Prior expertise applying evidence-based approaches to transform negative gender and social norms related to sexuality and harmful practices and knowledge of a range of evidence-based strategies, approaches and tools to provide children, young people and their families with comprehensive sexuality education, in both formal- and non-formal settings will be crucial.
With proven strategies to strengthen quality, gender-responsive healthcare for adolescents and young people, with particular emphasis on prevention of unintended pregnancy, you will have the ability to analyse laws, policies and budgets relevant for young people’s SRHR and to integrate influencing strategies into programmes.
Utilising evidence-based approaches and tools to identify and support particularly vulnerable adolescents and youth, and to strengthen their access and utilisation of SRHR information, education and services is key.
Please follow this link for a full role and competency profile.
Location: Mano River Cluster; (Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau). Applicants must have the pre-existing right to work in the base location.
Type of role: 12 month fixed term contract on local terms and conditions.
Reports to: Global Lead for SRHR
Closing Date: Friday 17th July