GBV Specialist – Central African Republic
Location: Bangui, BGF, CF
Company: Plan International
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.
As the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist in the Central African Republic, you will be responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, and implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the GBV components of Plan’s emergency response. You will ensure that gender considerations are taken into account both in the development of programmes and in the structure organisation. You will also be responsible for conducting gender assessments and analysis in all areas where Plan CAR is present and where Plan will want to start new activities.
This role will require you to coordinate with other members of the Emergency Response team and other Plan staff to ensure there is a rapid and effective response. You must take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific GBV sub-cluster and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.
We are looking to recruit a resilient and flexible individual who has knowledge of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct. You must have general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and also be able to demonstrate leadership to support and train both local and international staff.
You will demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity and you will also have the capacity to make accurate self-assessments in highly stressful and high security contexts. To be successful in this role, you will have well-developed written and oral communication skills and be able to clearly and sensitively represent Plan to internal and external stakeholders.
Fluency in English is essential whilst knowledge of other languages is desirable.
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Location: Bangui, Central Africa Republic
Type of Role: 13 month FTC – UNACCOMPANIED POSTING
Reports to: CPIE Specialist
Closing Date: 13/04/2020
Anticipated 1st round interview: 13/04/2020
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.