Plan International recruits 01 Gender Equality and Inclusion Specialist
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Gender Equality and Inclusion Specialist
Location: Yaounde, CE, CM
Company: Plan International
Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. However, these are often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. In addition, it is 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. Moreover, 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Title: Gender Equality and Inclusion Specialist – Cameroon nationals ONLY
Program: Reports to
Program Implementation Manager
Location: CO, Yaoundé
Travel required: 30%
Effective Date: 01/11/2020
ROLE PURPOSEThe gender equality and inclusion specialist will work with the programs and operations teams to deliver Plan International’s commitments on Gender equality and Inclusion to transform the life of girls and their families as set out in the global and Country Strategy for Cameroon in line with 100 million reasons. The post holder will provide technical leadership on programs and operations maximizing on the opportunities presented by Plan’s strategy to design and implement pertinent and context specific approaches on gender transformation through the nexus of humanitarian and development efforts to promote children’s rights and gender equality. Also, the incumbent will ensure that Plan’s country strategy and commitments on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) is institutionalized.
Under the general guidance of the Program and Implementation Manager (PIM), the Gender and Inclusion Specialist will position Plan International as NGO partner of choice for promoting gender equality and protecting children’ rights through programming and evidence-based influencing work.
DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLEProvide leadership within and outside Plan International on Gender programming, design, implementation and monitoring as well as develop clear and realistic conceptual thinking, guidance, tools, and build capacitiesActs as a key member of the Extended Country Management/Leadership Team, providing effective gender equality and inclusion guidance for all programs and operations.Responsible for technical leadership on gender equality and inclusion across Plan International Cameroon programs, functions and operations.
Technical: Program DesignResponsible for development of technical guidance, checklists and tools on gender equality and inclusion for all programs; thematic and sectoral areas that support project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
Provide a thorough internal and external gender equality and inclusion analysis to support strategic plan review and program review work.Conduct regular Gender equality and Inclusion reviews to inform the management on areas of progress, challenges, opportunities and recommendations.Support staff to develop gender transformative projects and programs in line with Plan International Cameroon Country strategy.Facilitate development of gender transformative approaches and program models applicable to the context of Cameroon.Responsible for conducting Gender Equality and Inclusion self-assessment and review as a basis to develop Gender equality and inclusion policy and Action Plan and monitor implementation of the same.Promote feminist leadership and advice management in introducing gender sensitive HR systems and work place culture.Develop easy to use relevant tools and guidance on gender transformative work throughout the project cycle.Contribute in the development of specific gender equality and inclusion messages for communications for attitudinal and behaviour change on gender equality.Team-up with SHRH program Lead to strengthen our program for girls’ rights to decide.Promote and lead the understanding of global policies on GEI
Technical: Capacity building of staff and partners
Develop a comprehensive staff and partners capacity building plan and content on gender equality, Inclusion appropriate for all categories of staff and partners.Pilot gender transformative initiatives for scaling up and influencing.Responsible for development and implementation of capacity building, training, coaching, learning plan on gender equality, inclusion and gender transformation for all Plan International Cameroon staff and partners. Portfolio Management
Budget management: the post may have budget oversight responsibilities
Ensure administrative and project management and follow up selection of implementing partnersPut in place a monitoring and evaluation mechanism for activities and prepare reportsLead the celebration of important events, IDG, DAC….as well as leading girls advocacy campaigns in collaboration with influencing and communication unitPreparing, commission, review reports, case studies, videos and learnings in line with Knowledge Management
NetworkingProactively identify relevant networks, forums, and platforms on gender equality and represent Plan International Cameroon at national, regional and global level.
Strengthen Plan’s representation in various forums and platforms Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) 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.
DEALING WITH PROBLEMS/RISKS
Support staff on how to deal with resistance challenging social norms.
Analyse feedback from staff and stakeholders on the issue of gender transformation approaches to identify risks and mitigation measures. KEY RELATIONSHIPS
Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact;
InternalA member of the Extended Country Management Team: collaborating with other functions – Influencing & Communication, sponsorship, finance, SRHR, programs, operations to ensure that gender equality and inclusion are embedded in all processes and procedures.
Regionally; A member of the WACAH Gender and Inclusion Network meeting: supporting colleagues and drawing on the support they can offer.Globally; Relates to International Gender and Inclusion group (GIG) for technical support on Global Policy, best practices and standards. ExternalMember of the country Gender Thematic Group (GTG) for mutual learning exchange, represent and profiling Plan’s work in the area.
Establish working relationship with Government institutions, especially ministry of Women Empowerment and the family TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGERelevant knowledge and experience;
A post graduate degree in Social Sciences development study or related fieldA professional qualification and membership in related associations and societies.Experience in Gender Equality and inclusion, diversity programming with orientation to various sectoral programs (Education, Livelihoods, protection etc..).Clear exposure to Emergency contexts and emergency response programs.Demonstrated relevant progressive experience in similar posts with International NGODeeper understanding and technical knowledge of the various global discussions and standards on Gender equality and Inclusion, Human rights and Child Rights frameworks and trends.Demonstrated mastery of CEDAW regulations and reports pertaining to Cameroon.
SkillsExcellent written and spoken English and French skills
Experience in planning, design and implementation of integrated humanitarian and development programmesStrong advocacy, influencing, and negotiating skills to bring about change and providing support from a distanceExcellent skills in writing funding submissionsStrong analytic skills and critical thinking.Able to work with a wide range of staff across offices and departmentsCommunication – excellent negotiation and influencing skills
BehavioursBehaves consistently in approach to work
Strongly drives performance forward in area of the business for which they are responsible together with the teamBalances future vision with practical deliveryBuild and promote effective team and collaborationDevelops mutual trusting relationships with complex partnerships that have excellent business outcomesSets a strong learning culture within the organisationRemains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situationsAware of impact on others and adjusting own behaviour accordinglyTolerant of difference – cultural sensitivity in relation to its impact on HR
PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE
We are open and accountablePromotes 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 people
We strive for lasting impactArticulates 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 togetherSeeks 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
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.
This post is based in CO.
Travel: Approximately 30% to Program Areas and Project Offices and other travel when required
LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
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Mid Contact: Occasional contact with children
NEXT STEP: To apply for this job, kindly click on « Apply ». Your application should include:
A cover letterA comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor Location: Yaounde – CAMEROON Closing date: October 10th, 2020
This position is for Cameroon nationals ONLY.
Male candidates with high passion for gender equality issues are highly encouraged to apply
Plan International Cameroon operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourages diversity. Only applications received in French or English, will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Plan international has a child protection and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.POSTULER