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Monday, June 9, 2014

Gender Technical Officer, Plan Canada

The Gender Officer will support Plan’s strategy and mission by developing the skills, tools and capacities of Plan offices and staff to integrate gender equality effectively within our programme work and by supporting the monitoring of Plan’s progress towards gender equality.
Deadline;        June 16,2014
Location:         Canada
Organization:  Plan Canada
Plan International are looking to recruit a Gender Technical Officer, this is a Maternity cover post up to 12 months.
Plan aims to actively promote gender equality in every sphere of our programmes, partnerships and organisational culture. Plan recognizes that targeted and strategic investments in the promotion of gender equality can improve the quality of programmes, and significantly contributes to poverty reduction and the realisation of human rights. This view is central to Plan’s flagship Because I am a Girl Campaign (BIAAG).
This post supports Plan’s strategy and mission by developing the skills, tools and capacities of Plan offices and staff to integrate gender equality effectively within our programme work and by supporting the monitoring of Plan’s progress towards gender equality. In 2011 Plan approved a global Policy on Gender Equality which articulates our commitments to gender equality. In 2012 Plan approved a Strategy on Gender Equality which outlines the priority actions and indicators for achieving the policy’s commitments. This post is critical to the achievement of the gender standards outlined in Plan’s Policy on Gender Equality, and supports the programmatic aspects of Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign.
Results to be achieved:
Plan offices and staff integrate gender equality in their work, guided by the global Gender Equality Policy and Strategy.
Capacity of Plan staff is strengthened to understand and promote gender equality across our programme work and within our offices.
Plan offices promote an enabling environment and organisational culture where gender equality and inclusion can thrive.
Plan’s technical network on gender equality becomes a thriving community of practice, one that fosters knowledge sharing and communication on gender equality across Plan.
Strengthen gender-transformative programming in Plan that is known for quality, innovation and results.
Dealing with Problems:
Problems to be handled may involve working across functions and departments in Plan to ensure uptake and accountability is achieved across Plan’s core gender standards in programmes. This will require skills in negotiation, listening, analysis and creative thinking to solve such challenges.
Communications and Working Relationships:
The Gender Technical Officer will report directly to the Global Gender Advisor who oversees the Programme Pillar of the BIAAG Campaign. The position will sit within Plan’s Programme Quality Team. Other key working relationships include Director of Programme Quality, the Progamme Effectiveness Team, the BIAAG Core Team, Regional Gender Specialists (all four Regional Offices); alongside other experts on gender equality in COs and NOs.
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the links between gender equality, children’s rights and international development programme practice.
Demonstrated understanding of girls’ rights issues, relevant programming practice.
Knowledge of gender analysis programme frameworks and their application to child-rights programming.
Knowledge of programme design, monitoring and evaluation within the operating realities of a major NGO.
Ability to develop and communicate programme theoretical concepts and to apply these to practical solutions in gender equality and children’s rights.
Ability to design, monitor and evaluate gender equality programming based on sound analysis, policy and programme practice, with a strong gender equality lens.
Experience in providing guidance on gender equality in a large, global organization.
Experience in gender capacity building as a training facilitator and/or designer.
Technical and research skills in gender equality, preferably with a focus on girls’ human rights.
Ability to build internal and external networks.
Strong gender analysis skills
Organizational skills
Adult education skills and experience with diverse adult learning pedagogies.
Strong conceptual skills and strategic capacity
Confident public speaker with ability to influence audience around girls’ human rights.
Information gathering, assessment and presentation skills
Experience working the area of gender equality and community development.
Fluent in English (both written and verbal).
Capacity in French and/or Spanish will be considered an asset.
Demonstrating Plan’s values in particular with regard to equity and justice
Self-driven, organized and results-oriented.
Good listening skills and capacity to work effectively with others.
Ability to work in a matrix environment, and facilitate the linkages of relevant expertise—including capacity to work collaboratively and be supportive of multiple team members.
Promotes innovation and learning.
Strong team-work, influencing and motivational skills.
Type of Role: Maternity Cover up to a year
Location: Based in Canada. Alternative locations where Plan International has an office will be considered. Reports to: Global Gender Equality and Inclusion Advisor
Salary: £40, 476 - £45,000 per annum.
Closing Date: Tuesday 16th June ,2014

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