Gender Specialist- Born On Time Project

(based at the Rangpur Divisional Office/Country Office in Dhaka)

All over the world girls are at risk because of their young age and their gender. They are at risk of being denied the opportunity to access a secondary education, to gain the skills and training they need to work and to exercise control over their sexual and reproductive health. They are at risk of being married before the age of 18. They are at risk of violence and harassment from men and boys in every space they occupy, including their home, their school, their refugee camp and their city.

Plan International Bangladesh has been awarded a 5 years grant of 5.5 million US Dollar from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to implement a project named Born On Time. Ultimate outcome of this project is the reduction of neonatal mortality in Bangladesh. The project will be implemented in 6 Upazilas of Rangpur District with an objective of improved and increased availability of quality, gender responsive/ adolescent-friendly maternal, newborn and reproductive health services to prevent and care for preterm births among adolescent girls and women of child bearing age (WCBA). The project will ultimately contribute by improving health service delivery; increasing uptake of health services and strengthening data collection and utilization. LAMB as partner of Plan International Bangladesh will implement this project at field level.

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT GIRLS RIGHTS AND ENDING GENDER INEQUALITY?

DO YOU HAVE THE SKILLS AND WILLINGNESS TO WORK ON STRATEGIC PLANNING OF GENDER EQUALITY PROGRAMME AND SUPPORT GENDER MAINSTREAMING TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN AND YOUTH GROW UP IN A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT?

DO YOU HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT THE CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVES TO FACILITATE GENDER EQUILITY?

IF YOUR ANSWERS ARE YES, THEN THIS IS THE JOB FOR YOU

The role

As Gender Specialist-BOT, you will be responsible for ensuring alignment with the project’s global gender transformative strategies by developing actions contextualized to the situation of women, men and adolescent girls/boys targeted by the project. You will be the focal person for quality check of project implementation based on Gender Equality Programme Criteria prescribed by Plan’s Policy on Gender Equality (2011). This post holder must have thorough understanding of the gender equality priorities of relevant donors and UN agencies and apply global and local best practice relating to gender transformative programming of the project. You will develop gender mainstreaming plan for concerned project with an explicit integration with other five strategic objectives of CSP IV of Plan International.

Bangladesh. Also you will be responsible for conducting Training Needs Assessment (TNA), designing and developing training curriculum/module for the various project stakeholders. You would closely work with Gender Advisor of Plan International Bangladesh as a member of Gender Resource Team (GRT) to implement Gender Equality Policy, Gender Action Plan and agenda of Women Leadership Forum.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a ‘to go’ and a passionate team member who is capable of developing and implementing gender transformative programs especially using gender mainstreaming tools across project cycles. A Postgraduate degree holder with at 3 – 4 years’ experience of working on gender equality, women’s rights, child –youth rights related projects in National and/or International Organizations.

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.

How to apply:

To find out more details and apply visit: Career Opportunities: Gender Specialist- Born On Time Project and should apply online by 17 May 2019. Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.     

We promote paid time off, flexible working hour, 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.
  
Attractive salary will be offered to deserving candidate along with other benefits as per organization’s policy.

As an independent development and humanitarian organization, We strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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