Interim Head of Gender & Inclusion

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 June 2020

Job Description

The Opportunity

Plan International is a global development organization that is active in over 75 countries to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. By 2022, our ambition is to transform the lives of 100 million girls. Plan International has put gender equality and inclusion at the heart of our organizational purpose. We believe that adopting a gender transformative approach ensures that our work results in positive changes and sustainable outcomes for girls and young women, and for society more broadly.

Our commitment to gender transformative change goes beyond addressing “symptoms” to explicitly tackle the root causes of gender inequality and exclusion, particularly unequal power relations, discriminatory social norms and systems, structures, policies and practices.

In this role as the Interim Head of Gender Equality and Inclusion you will provide global strategic leadership of Plan International’s work on gender equality, inclusion and girls’ rights across all areas of our workplaces and programming. You will ensure that Plan International’s programme and influencing work around the world effectively integrates gender equality and inclusion as a core part of our strategy. Likewise, you will also ensure that gender equality, inclusion, and girls’ rights are effectively integrated across Plan International’s internal organisational structure and culture.

The Individual

You will need to be a credible expert in gender equality and inclusion, girls’ rights and global women’s right as well as feminist movements. With a substantial education and experience working in those areas, leading initiatives in these fields in complex international organisations.

With demonstrable experience in leadership, a compelling influencer and networker. Passionate about gender equality, inclusion and girls’ rights and able to inspire others, build consensus, and bring them together around a common agenda, with the ability to navigate a complex global organisation.

An excellent communicator with fluency in English is required - French and/or Spanish would be an advantage.

For a detailed description please see:

Location: Where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work. Employment terms will be based on local conditions.

Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract until April 2021

Reports to: Executive Director Gender Equality and Girls Rights

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Sunday 14 June. We will review applications and set up interviews on an on-going basis.

About the Organization

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.

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