Gender Advisor
(Based at Cox's Bazar)

We believe in the power and potential of every child. Globally we have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls to ensure that they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere we work to successfully deliver on our global ambitions and significantly impact children’s rights and gender equality in Bangladesh.
Plan has been working in Cox Bazar to respond to the Rohingya refugee influx since 24 September 2017 implementing the following key objectives: 1. Ensure girls and boys affected by the crisis are protected from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation through appropriate prevention and response interventions in line with minimum standards. 2. Reduce the transmission of disease from feces to mouth through the promotion of good hygiene practice and the reduction of health risks related to poor sanitation 3. Restore and increase access to safe quality and inclusive educational opportunities for refugee children and adolescents (girls and boys) affected by the Rohingya crisis.

We are dedicated and responsible to act on our core values and advance our organisational purpose- Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls demonstrate our commitments to stand for what is right.

We value and embrace diversity of skills, backgrounds and perspectives. We recognize that our work is best achieved by reinforcing our capacity in partnership. We are seeking bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to join programme team.

Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) along with 5 others leading INGOs is implementing a consortium-based project focusing on CPiE, EiE and Livelihood sector while gender, disability inclusion, localization will be cross cutting themes for DFAT funded Australian Humanitarian Partnership for a three-year humanitarian project. The project commenced its implementation in Teknaf in December 2020. DFAT. In the consortium, PIB has been assigned as a focal point for Gender and this position will be based in PIB office. The selected candidate will not only be the Gender focal point for Plan Cox bazar, but also Gender lead for the other five consortium member organizations. The Consortium’s Gender Advisor will uphold the Consortium’s commitments to ensure that Gender Equality issues is mainstreamed in all program areas (detailed implementation plan, capacity building guidelines for staff and beneficiaries, and measuring impact on analysis of data disaggregated by gender and age, and use of gender-sensitive and gender- specific indicators) and that all member agencies adopt uniform approaches in this regard. The Gender Advisor hosted by PIB will help build the capacity of all member agencies on Gender sensitive and gender transformative approaches with a special focus on gender in emergency, and will also support and provide necessary technical guidance for all CPiE projects that are being implemented by PIB in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazillas.

The role:

Take the lead role in developing the gender equality strategy and gender action plan for the consortium with the participation of other agencies. Lead the process to review the strategy based on the context changes.  

Indicators for success:

  • Project Gender Action Plan with clear targets, implementation/mainstreaming sub-activities developed and incorporated in the concerned project Plan
  • Gender Action Plan’s activities are included in Project’s details implementation plan of concerned project and reflected in the periodic work plans across the consortium
  • A base/End line study/ gender assessment/ research/ gender audit/mapping etc. as per project activities conducted, report prepared and shared with concern bodies
  • Gender Advisor in consultation with gender technical leads of other agencies will review of the project strategy, ensure key tools are gender and disability inclusive.

The Gender Advisor hosted by Plan International will help build the capacity of all agencies on Gender sensitive and gender transformative approaches especial focus on gender in emergency

Indicators for success:

  • Develop a comprehensive capacity - building package including the provision of staff training with action plan for operations.
  • Encourage all agencies to allocate budget against plans
  • Number of TNA (integrated or standalone for GE) conducted as per plan
  • Report of needs assessment is prepared and available.
  • Number of curriculums/ modules developed and in place as per plan.
  • Yearly/ quarterly training plan is in place
  • Number of training conducted as per plan and partner’s staff training developed
  • Report on capacity development activities is prepared and available

Develop inclusive communication materials specially gender equality messages for men and boys and transgender adolescents for the AHP consortium.

Indicators for success:

  • BCC/IEC materials, modules are reviewed from gender lens and gender equality inputs provided if needed and as required.
  • Assist the communication coordinator at the CMU to capture Gender in the consortium communication and advocacy strategy


Indicators for success:

  • Coordinate with other technical specialists to identify opportunities for collaboration and making sure there is a cross-Consortium communication and advocacy on gender transformative services
  • Represent the AHP consortium in all Cox Bazar Steering Committee (CPSC) meetings when invited and other high-level events such as sector meetings, donor visits, NGO platform meetings etc keeping a network spirit.

Monitoring, learning and sharing.

Indicators for success:

  • Ensuring work with MEAL teams for ensure gender responsive MEAL framework, data quality, accountability and feedback mechanisms.
  • Producing common, best practice training materials and programs to roll out across Consortium partners and their local partners, ensuring lessons are shared across the Consortium
  • Effective engagement with the project’s global gender equality working group
  • Joint Field visit conducted as per plan; monitoring reports prepared and shared
  • Develop monitoring and follow up mechanism for the project and partner organization based on gender monitoring framework prescribed by Plan and consortium

Managing and reporting on their budgets to the Consortium Manager and host agency

Indicators for success:

  • Budget for gender mainstreaming activities is in place (e.g. Budget for workshop, training on gender transformative approach, SGBC, report publishing, research/study, IEC/BCC materials on gender equality, day observance, network meeting, etc.
  • Gender Advisor will be responsible for donor reporting on Gender issues by coordinating with gender technical focal points from all agencies. She/he will collect data from program MEAL system ensuring to track progress against outputs and all indicators, report progress to the CMU and highlight areas that require attention or action to support accountability of Consortium partners

Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion

  • Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

What we’re looking for:

Masters in Social Science, disaster management, development studies, women and gender studies, law or anthropology with at 3 to 4 years’ experience in working on gender in emergency, gender equality, women’s rights, child –youth rights related projects in National and/or International Organizations. Good understanding of the gender in emergency and linking SGBV, Child protection and SRHR issues. Experience of working with Gender in emergency, Gender Equality, Women, Girls child and adolescents Rights. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement gender transformative programs especially using gender mainstreaming tools across project cycles. Excellent written and oral communication skills – able to write clear, engaging copy in plain English. Creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep to strict deadlines. Ability to manage and priorities multiple demands and tasks
Analytical skills, able to quickly analyse key trends and development and tie the knots together. Well-developed reporting skills. Excellent presentation skills. Highly computer literate (SharePoint, data base management, social media communications). Ability to communicate with people from different cultures and time zones Functional Competence.

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected.  Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

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How to apply:

To find out more details and apply visit: Career Opportunities: Gender Advisor

Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

We promote competitive salary, female friendly workplace, outstanding co-workers (who are respectful, professional, unbiased and easy to work with); equal opportunity that mean equal access to promotion, leadership role or incentive programme.

Salary Package for this role will be as per policy of Plan International Bangladesh. Along with other benefits i.e., hospitalization benefit for spouse and children, contributory provident fund, Festival Bonus, leave, group insurance and yearly medical check-up for employee.

Closing Date: 21st June 2022.  Project duration up to June 30, 2023 for this position and highly possibility for extension. Early submission is strongly encouraged as application collection and selection process will go simultaneously. Only short-listed candidates will be communicated for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy. Selected candidates must be willing to join within very short notice.

Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.


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