Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights Policy & Advocacy Officer

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Date:  19-Dec-2021

Location:   Flexible, Flexible

Company:  Plan International

The Organisation

 

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.

 

Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization.

 

We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation.

 

To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do.

The Opportunity

 

The Policy & Advocacy Officer will be jointly located in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Hub and the Policy and Advocacy and Climate Hub in the Gender Transformative Policy & Practice Department (GTPP). You will undertake 50% SRHR policy and advocacy work and 50% cross-thematic/general policy and advocacy work.  

 

Building upon Plan International’s gender transformative programming experiences and evidence, and that of others, you will support the work of the SRHR Policy & Advocacy Leads and the Head of Profession – Policy & Advocacy through the development of policy briefing documents; mapping and monitoring of advocacy activities; supporting advocacy actions around relevant political opportunities and moments and managing internal and external relationships including coordinating the SRHR influencing group and the Policy & Advocacy group. The role will help to embed gender transformative policy & advocacy at all levels and in all contexts across Plan International in order to tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.

 

The Individual

 

With experience working on children’s rights and gender equality within an NGO, a UN agency or other relevant institution you will ideally have prior experience drafting and producing policy resources and advocacy with external stakeholders.

 

An excellent communicator, both in writing and verbally you will network effectively, building cross cultural relationships and working with others in a collaborative and supportive way.

 

Strong research and analytical skills, attention to detail and excellent organisational and problem-solving skills will be essential in this role.

 

Please follow this link for a full role profile;  SRHR P&A Officer GTPP.docx

 

 

Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live.

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: SRHR Hub Lead

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. As an indication if this role was based in the Global Hub office in the UK the salary range would be circa £35000 per annum

Closing Date: Friday 7th Jan 2022

 

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.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.plan-international.org .

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