Technical Lead Social and Gender Norms – PLAN International


Job Description

OrganizationPlan International
Type of Role13 month fixed term contract with possible extension
Reports toProject Manager
LocationKhartoum, Sudan
Anticipated interview date23/02/2021 – 24/02/2021
Posted Date28/01/2021
Closing Date14/02/2021

The Organization

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.

The Opportunity

As the Project Technical Specialist – Social Norms and Gender in Sudan, you will provide technical support to the Obligation to Protect and Empower Girls (OPEG) project team and partners on social norms change strategies and implementation. You will support the design, implementation and reporting of Plan International’s gender transformative approach across all programmes with a specific focus on amplifying the leadership and voice of girls.

In this role you will promote positive social and gender norm changes, from policy, law and national budgets to practice and behaviour among marginalised populations in general and girls and women in particular. Working closely with all OPEG project staff, Technical Leads in programmes, M&E and Influencing, you will collaborate on the project and on promoting the gender equality and inclusion policy. You will also proactively identify relevant networks, forums and platforms on gender equality and where you will represent Plan International Sudan.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit an organised individual who has at least 7 years relevant experience and success in providing hands-on technical support on gender equality & transformation and social & gender norms programming, with at least 3 years of girls or women’s protection and empowerment, voices and leadership programming. You will also have experience in gender equality and inclusion diversity programming with orientation to various sectoral programmes (education, livelihoods, protection, etc.) and you will have a demonstrable understanding of gender, women’s rights and issues surrounding women and girls, especially in Sudan.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English (with fluency in Arabic being an advantage). You will have excellent time management skills and good analytical and research skills. Your stakeholder management, dialogue, liaison and negotiation skills will also be excellent.

For the full job description, please click here.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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