Interim Digital Policy & Advocacy Officer

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Date:  31-Dec-2021

Location:   Globally 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.


The Opportunity


We are recruiting for an interim Digital Policy and Advocacy Officer to join the Digital and Innovation team within our Strategy and collaboration department. You will support and drive policy and advocacy efforts to bridge the gender digital divide through the digital empowerment of girls.


You will advise on policy and advocacy in the space of the gender digital divide, ensuring that you are aware of policy and research in the space of digital, gender and rights and advising on the use, risks and benefits of a variety of social media and online tools for advocacy.


This role will require internal collaboration with policy and advocacy colleagues, external partnership with organisations specialised in digital policy and advocacy and keen participation in digital networks, including catalysts, champions and Plan International’s Areas of Global Distinctiveness.


About You


You bring a strong understanding of digital and technology trends and policy debates at the global level and experience in policy and influencing design, monitoring and evaluation, learning and knowledge management.


Experience in international work environments and an understanding of NGO structures, the girls and women’s equality movement and the UN human rights and humanitarian system is essential.


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Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. Those locations closest to Plan International’s point of impact are preferred.

Type of Role: 11 month fixed term contract commencing in January 2022

Reports to: Head of Digital and Innovation

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. 

Closing Date: Friday 7th January


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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