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Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan International aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively.

In the RESA region, Plan International implements programs in 12 countries which are in Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA). 

Our vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. 

Plan policies and procedures ensure that the welfare of children come first.

Plan International RESA Regional office based in Nairobi, Kenya is recruiting the following positions:
 
Regional Gender Equality Programme Specialist

This post reports to the Deputy Regional Director – Programs. 

The post holder will provide regional leadership in development of gender equality skills, tools and capacities of Plan Offices and Staff across RESA Region.

S/he will lead Plan’s Programme and Policy work on gender equality across the region. 

This involves the development and execution of a regional gender implementation plan coherent with Plan’s Global Strategy and Global implementation plan, which ensures that Plan’s analysis, policies and programmes become a centre of excellence on gender equality.

This is a (3) three years’ fixed term contract which will be on Grade E according to Plan’s pay policy .

Dimensions of Role:
  • Manage Regional BIAAG Campaigns Coordinator and an Intern, lead in development and implementation of strategy, policy, organizational change processes and regional programmes on gender equality.
  • Lead the roll – out of Plan’s Gender Equality Self – Assessment Process (Gender audit) and capacity building programme in the region, including monitoring of regional progress and performance and ensures that appropriate knowledge, skills, tools and capacities are in place to support Plan Staff’s performance on gender equality.
  • Represent Plan at regional and global levels to influence international policy makers on gender equality.
  • Promote the development of new innovative models, principles and strategies for practical application and sharing.
  • Helping in shaping of the regional research agenda from a gender perspective ensuring the generation of evidence and support to programming and policy influencing.
  • Provide thematic oversight to Because I am a Girl Campaign – Spear head regional flagship programmes on girls’ empowerment.
  • Manages a Gender Equality programming budget of $300,000.00
  • Provide technical support and guidance to gender specialists and focal points across the region.
Main responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute a regional gender equality strategy, coherent with Plan’s Global Strategy on Gender Equality.
  • Provide technical guidance on how to operationalise Plan’s Global Strategy on Gender Equality across the offices, programmes and staff of the region.
  • Lead coherent global programming that makes a distinctive and strategic contribution to the technical field both internally and externally.
  • Develop and implement methods to monitor and evaluate the strategy, driving learning and improvement, develop an annual report on the region’s progress in achieving Plan’s gender equality commitments.
  • Develop practical approaches to implement, monitor and report on Regional Because I am a Girl programmes.
  • Influence external policy makers and other stakeholders, based on Plan’s robust vision, analysis and experience in gender equality by identification of key actors, including decision making bodies, proactively identifying opportunities for high impact advocacy and policy engagement on gender equality.
  • Develop highly effective personal networks and relationships with key decision makers and influencers on gender equality and Because I am a Girl across the region.
  • Engage with Gender equality decision making bodies, networks, donors, academics and research bodies.
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives

Knowledge

Demonstrable knowledge in Gender or relevant degree qualifications. In- depth knowledge of the links between gender equality, children’s rights and NGO development programming practice.
Demonstrated understanding of gender rights issues, gender analysis programme

Skills

Ability to design, monitor and evaluate, gender analysis, project management, Negotiation, Problem solving, Strategic thinking, Analytical, Time management, team building, facilitation and presentation.

Behaviours

Promotes innovation and learning, integrity, inspires trust and support from others, thriving for high performance, Strategic thinking and innovation, self motivated, building effective teams and partnerships.

Regional BIAAG Campaigns Co-Ordinator

Under the supervision of Regional Gender Equality Programme Specialist, the Regional BIAAG (Because I am A Girl) Campaign Coordinator will lead in coordinating campaigns addressing the rights and needs of children in the Region of Eastern and Southern Africa. 

The role will ensure management of successful development and implementation of campaign projects and activities to agreed targets and objectives. 

H/She will contribute to global learning and initiatives aimed at strengthening global campaigns within the wider organization, promoting Plan’s Global Campaign in the region i.e. Because I am a Girl (BIAAG), and supporting the mainstreaming of the previous campaigns i.e. Learn Without Fear (LWF) & Count Every Child (UBR)

This is a (3) three years’ fixed term contract which will be on Grade D2 of Plan’s pay policy.

Dimensions of Role:
  • Delivery of integrated campaign strategies across the region, countries, Pan African Advocacy Office and WARO partnership.
  • Reporting regularly to the Regional Gender Equality Programme Specialist the progress and challenges facing campaigns in the region.
  • Technical oversight and support to Country Programmes in designing, implementing, evaluating and resourcing campaign initiatives.
  • Develops and oversees execution of regional office campaigns budget estimated at ($300,000).
  • Propose practical; methods for achieving the overall goal of the Plan’s Global Campaigns in RESA.
  • Supports the implementation of Plan’s Strategy on Gender Equality.
Main responsibilities:
  • Strategic planning and delivery of Plan’s global campaign program by forseeing full projects development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Plan’s global campaigns
  • Provides overall guidance and leadership to the three campaign projects in areas of programs, communications and advocacy strategies.
  • Support global campaigns with evidence based advocacy
  • Build consortium and networks that support advocacy and campaigns objectives.
  • Resource mobilization
  • Develops and oversees execution of regional office campaign budget.
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives

Knowledge: 

Demonstrable knowledge in Gender or relevant degree qualifications. An understanding of International Human Rights Instruments and Declarations including the Millenium Declarations and the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the subsequent conventions including CRC & CEDAW.

Working experience of international development and gender/girl child rights issues, extensive networking experience with UN agencies, CSO, Private sector, media donor.

Skills

Ability to design campaign strategies based on sound policy and program practice, project management, project management, Negotiation, Problem solving, Strategic thinking, Analytical, Time management, team building, facilitation and presentation.

Behaviours: 

Accountability, Sound judgement and decision making in complex circumstances, Calm, flexible and positive under pressure, Strategic thinking and innovation, self motivated, building effective teams and partnerships.

Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Please submit a full CV and two names of referees to plan.resajob@plan-international.org closing date will be Friday October 19th 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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