Gender in Emergencies Specialist at Plan International

 Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Gender in Emergencies Specialist - Regional Lake Chad ProgrammeLocation: Nigeria (Field or Capital level)Type of Role: 13 month contractReports to: Regional Lake Chad Programme ManagerRole PurposePlan International has full-fledged Country programmes in three out of four affected countries in the Lake Chad Basin. Since 2016 Plan International is coordinating and harmonizing its response to the Lake Chad crisis through the Lake Chad Programme, currently coordinated by the Lake Chad Programme Unit.Taking into account the protracted nature of the crisis, Plan International developed a new 5-year programme strategy for the Lake Chad Region.This new Lake Chad Programme Strategy, outlining Plan International’s bold ambition to transform the life of girls and their families in the Lake Chad Region. It moves beyond a humanitarian vision towards a full spectrum programme, working at the nexus of humanitarian and development efforts to promote children’s rights and gender equality.Under the general guidance of the Lake Chad Program Coordinator, the Gender in Emergencies Specialist will position Plan International as NGO partner of choice for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in the Lake Chad Basin through programming and evidence-based influencing work addressing the needs of girls, adolescent girls in particular, within the Lake Chad BasinDimensions of the RoleThe role is expected to:Provide leadership within the Lake Chad Programme on Gender programming, developing clear and realistic conceptual thinking, guidance, tools and build capacities. In addition, provide technical advice to our Country Offices in Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and the whole Lake Chad programme in ensuring Gender is incorporated in a meaningful way in to the design, implementation and monitoring of all our projects.Provide gender expertise within the LC Programme for strategical analysis, gender assessments, capacity building, proposal development as well as gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation.Contribute to shape the programme vision for the Lake Chad Programme focusing on girls’ rights and gender equality in line with 100 Million reasonsUse the results of the Research on “Adolescent Girls in the Lake Chad Crisis” to develop programmatic guidance and to strengthen our influencing work around adolescent girlsProvide learning for the organisation on who to operate on the humanitarian-development nexus, achieving our purpose of advancing children’s rights and equality for girlsAccountabilities:Support the Lake Chad Programme and the country offices in Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria in the development of projects that are consistently gender aware and show a strong contribution to gender transformative programming and girls’ rights.Engage actively in the Gender in Emergencies working group to strengthen Plan Internationals ability to implement gender transformative programmes and ability to identify and address the needs and rights of girls in emergencies.Support the Lake Chad Programme to develop gender transformative indicators its Results Framework.Support technical specialists to conduct gender analysis in their sector specific needs assessments.Undertake gender assessments and analysisSupport country responses to ensure Gender is considered in all aspects of their work.In collaboration with sector leads develop programme models and case studies on gender transformative programmes to support the Lake Chad Programme replicate and scale-up good practiceProvide technical assistance to COs and NOs to develop high quality gender transformative project proposals and provide strategic leadership on advancing gender equality across the humanitarian and development portfolio.Be deployed as a technical advisor within the Lake Chad region to support the design and integration of gender equality targeted actions, to lead on gender mainstreaming throughout the humanitarian response as well as build staff and partner capacity.Research, policy and AdvocacySupport learning, knowledge management and policy impact by authoring, commissioning and contributing to publications, policy documents, briefing notes and other resource materials ensuring that the Lake Chad Programme has distinct knowledge and evidence on gender transformative programmingRepresentation and Partnership:Represent Plan International at relevant clusters, working groups, and other events related to genderIdentify opportunities and establish dialogue towards partnerships with other agenciesSupport the development of the Lake Chad Programme’s profile in gender equality programming in particularly in regards to girlsLearning and Knowledge Management:Support the capacity building of staff to understand and use the concepts around gender equality who can then create, deliver and monitor programmes that contribute to gender transformative work.Provide coaching and mentorship to program staff and partners to ensure gender is integrated in program strategies and plans.Support the development and implementation of skills development workshops ensuring gender is core to the modules developed.Document lessons learned from projects to support the Lake Chad Programme continuously learn from its programmes.Dealing with Problems:The post is a key linkage/coordination/interface point between the three implementing COs, the Lake Chad Programme Unit. For this reason, the post holder must be able to master and manage relationships well and respectfully in regards of different needs with different stakeholders, including conflicting priorities and ad hoc request.Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young Peopleand Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.Plan International’s Values in PracticeWe are open and accountable:Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young peopleWe strive for lasting impact:Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.We work well together:Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.We are inclusive and empowering:We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potentialWe respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplaceWe support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

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