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Gender Specialist (Central) – (2 Year Contract) Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental 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 is 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 have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position

Position Description

The Gender Specialist will have overall responsibility to lead the gender component in the Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project. He/ She will be responsible for ensuring that gender consideration is integrated into the project implementation to ensure that the approach is indeed gender-trans-formative. The Gender Specialist reports to the Program Area Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for effective networking of child rights with other child rights focused organisations.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Contribute to project implementation around gender inequality, sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), gender norms and cultural practices that lead to SGBV
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the Gender Trans-formative approach, which clearly outlines how gender will be integrated across the project. This includes supporting gender Analysis, flag gender issues and concerns, and recommend ways to address these.
  • Establish in-house networks to ensure that gender consideration is integrated into all areas of the project and that approaches are gender-trans-formative.
  • Document guidelines, achievements and best practices in the area of Gender for internal and external circulation
  • Contribute to the development of gender-sensitive indicators and oversee the inclusion of gender-dis-aggregated data in the projects’ M&E framework to ensure lessons learned contribute to gender transformation
  • Coordinate capacity building at all levels for effective and efficient delivery of the Gender Trans-formative strategy/ approach
  • Demonstrate commitment to Plan’s Safeguarding children and young people policy through implementing the policy fully, and report any actual or potential risk situations following the reporting procedures, being aware of abuse and risks to children and young people, being vigilant, becoming familiar with the Policy.

Qualifications:

  • A Postgraduate qualification in Social Sciences on related.
  • Knowledge of development trends within the protection sectors, including policies and guidelines, SOPs particularly on child rights.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years practical experience working with marginalised and rural communities, particularly girls.
  • Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or related issues
  • Knowledge of strategic planning processes and theories of gender trans-formative programming
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development

Competencies:

  • Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills
  • Research, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination
  • Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others
  • Promotes high quality non formal child rights and SRHR programming
  • Having initiative and able to work independently

Method of Application

To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest, and Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline
28 Jun 13:01
Email applications to
jobszambia@plan-international.org
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