3 JOB POSITIONS AT Plan International : ( Deadline : 24 February 2019 )

3 JOB POSITIONS AT Plan International : ( Deadline : 24 February 2019 )


 

3 JOB POSITIONS AT Plan International : ( Deadline : 24 February 2019 )

 

JOB AT Plan International : HR manager : ( Deadline : 24 February 2019 )

 

Location: Kigali, 01, RW

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.

 

Role PURPOSE

 

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Value Proposition

The Country HROD Business Partner (CHRODBP) will partner with CD and CMT to deliver the optimal organization structure and expected work culture to enable programme delivery of the CSP. The post holder will provide leadership and strategic direction for the HR and OD function maximizing the opportunities to attract, build and retain an effective team supportive of the Plan’s business needs while fully cognizant of the risks posed by the local context and the needs of staff in the changing environment. The incumbent will ensure that Plan’s HR policies are institutionalised and will be expected to develop tools and guidance proactively for challenging issues that are country specific. He/she will also ensure that staff induction, welfare and development are a priority for the country effective support to projects.

CHRODBP is expected to ensure that Plan CO’s HR function complies with local labour laws. The role is expected to uphold Plan Internationals’ values, the Child Protection Policy, code of conduct and gender and inclusion as related to the local culture. The incumbent will advise management on issues to do with HR and OD, lead key resourcing strategies, advise on HR related matters for proposal development and ensure all staff contracts are up-to-date and will be expected to manage HR risks.

 

Dimensions of the Role

 

Directly reports to the Country Director and supervises the HR team
Acts as a key member of the Country Management Team, providing effective HR business partnering support for all day-to-day decision making a long-term planning.
Effectively identifies, monitors and manages HR risks and opportunities related to the delivery of Plan International CO’s goals, including all HR related Child Protection risks.
Responsible for developing and implementing a HR strategy which will support the delivery of the Country Strategic Plan and Program Unit Long Term plans, and reflects regional and global Human Resource strategy / direction.
Oversees HR needs of all staff (international and local) as well as short term emergency consultants
Responsible for the implementation of effective, efficient and compliant HR systems which meet the needs of staff and managers, are fit for purpose and are in full compliance with all relevant Plan policies, including but not limited to Gender and Inclusion, Child Protection, CoC, SMHBD policy and Global Pay; and compliant with the local labour law.
Provides leadership on training, learning and development for all Plan International CO staff.
Ensuring Health and Safety policies and standards are in place for the Country Office and understood and adhered to.
Budget management responsibility limited to the HR area
Has a delegated authority of approve Program Outlines and payments
Acts as an effective member of the Regional Human Resource network and Global Human Resource team, proactively sharing good practice across boundaries and providing advice and support to Human Resource colleagues or input into global / regional projects as requested
Accountabilities

Workforce Planning – An excellent team is planned, skilled and resourced to optimize Plan’s program impact, reach and quality.

Provide a thorough internal and external HR analysis to support strategic planning processes.
Support management on workforce planning for current and future needs and the definition of roles within budget to ensure the delivery of agreed strategies and individual projects.
Support management to periodically review the organisational structure, roles and competency requirements and ensure up-to-date job descriptions for each position in collaboration with line managers and in line with Plan standards
Support managers to develop and review job descriptions in line with Plan’s requirements.
Work with managers to ensure that all recruitment and selection processes are timely, transparent and fair, observing equal opportunities and Plan’s Gender and Child Protection policies and works towards achieving a diverse workforce which will support the delivery of Plan’s goals.
Support grants growth by working with colleagues to ensure optimal cost recovery of HR needs is achieved through involvement at proposal writing and during implementation. In addition, the CHRM must ensure the HR elements of any grants proposal are consistent with local labour law and all relevant costs have been included.
Work effectively with other operational managers to provide effective, coordinated and aligned support services to the programs
Maintain oversight of all data in relation to all staff
The proposed organization structure is well implemented and a strong work culture is fully in place.

Ensure CO and PU’s restructure processes are rolled out smoothly facilitating key communications on organization structure changes.
Ensure legal review and advise on restructure process and staff consultation and contract administration is delivered as per policy
Support and nurture a high performance work culture well embedded on Plan International values and behaviours
Plan International CO is supported by an effective HR team

Ensures all Human resource staff are effectively line managed through the setting of clear objectives that are aligned to overall strategy and that their performance is managed against them.
Oversee the development of Human Resource staff to support them reach their full potential.
On boarding/Induction/Orientation: Staff joining Plan International CO is effectively informed about the organisation, its strategies and the purpose of their role in the fulfilment of strategy

Ensure strong staff on-boarding and orientation programmes is developed and fully implemented
Ensure an induction pack with country SOPs for staff and ensure all staff know them
Work with management on the preparation of materials and events and ensure new staff know about Plan and are able to reach full functionality in minimum time
Support management to identify and commission effective training/development support for individuals and general needs
Support in training new staff on use of the HRIS system for timesheet recording, performance management and recruitment modules etc
Performance Management – Line managers are equipped with the skills and confidence to be able to effectively manage the performance of their teams and the individuals within it to support the delivery of Plan strategy.

Oversees training of all Plan International CO staff with line management responsibilities so they are clear about their roles and responsibilities within Plan’s performance management system and have the skills to fulfil them.
Ensures that all global policies related to performance management are adhered to within Plan International CO, including the mandated timetable for the process.
Develop systems for monitoring the use of the performance ratings and work with management to ensure that they are applied consistently and fairly.
Ensures that the performance management system and associated documentation is effectively communicated to and well understood by all staff.
Support staff in learning and development, introducing them to the internal learning platforms as well as liaising with external training institutions to offer training meant to develop a high performing team and ensure an up to date training calendar is maintained
Staff Learning and development – coordinating the implementation of training plans and programmes including communicating and evaluating learning to meet strategic and operational priorities for Plan International CO staff.

Coordinate the development and oversee the implementation of agreed country learning and development plans; recommending suitable learning options to meet individual, team and country requirements
Continually seek ways to improve learning and development activities to best meet individual or managers requirements
Pilot and evaluate learning and development initiatives for effectiveness, organisational relevance and efficiency, and continually seek ways to improve learning activity
Rewards: Staff is paid in a consistent way in accordance with local market competition, Plan’s values and the provision of labour law;

Ensure Plan International CO salary system is in line with Plan’s global system
Process salary and benefits reviews, analysis of survey results and advise management in line with set guidelines and procedures
Advise management on salaries and rewards to be paid based on Plan’s global policy and local requirements
Maintain oversight of payroll preparation in liaison with finance
Maintain oversight of monitoring accurate data for international and local staff rewards and entitlements (leave, insurance, school fee, etc.) and ensure that a comprehensive record is on each staff member’s file as well as organizational people metrics.
Rights and Responsibilities of staff: Staff is aware of their contractual rights and responsibilities in delivering their work for Plan in line with the Code of Conduct and other policies;

Supports management by setting up the country’s team performance accountability mechanism in line with Plan systems across the country programme founded on good HR and OD practices
Oversees that the performance management process is done holistically i.e. one on ones during probation, interim and annual processes.
Supports management with performance improvement for staff that fail to meet their set objectives in a timely manner
Ensures Plan CO, Global HR and child protection policies are well understood and consistently implemented across Mozambique. Each staff member should read, understand and sign a copy for their personnel file
Contextualizes the global HR processes to be in line with local labour laws, and other factors and also in align with Plan Global policy. He/she also ensures that all staff are aware of it and can access it easily
HR risks presented by the local context are effectively mitigated.

Advise managers of potential HR risks (assessing hazard, those potentially affected, evaluate nature and likelihood of risk, record, etc) to enable their monitoring and mitigation.
Carefully manage any individual staff cases (eg, disciplinary, grievance) in line with Plan policy and procedure and in line with local labour law to minimise all associated risks to the organisation.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date data related to staff in confidence and in line with local Data Protection requirements.
Separation: Staff leaving Plan has a smooth timely clearance process

Oversee the acceptance or refusal of a staff member’s resignation in collaboration with the line manager and country director
Ensures that staff leaving Plan are cleared before they leave the office, and their benefits are processed in the shortest possible time
Ensure contract ends/renewals are managed appropriately and separation/renewal processes are managed in best practise and in line with local labour laws, other applicable laws and Plan’s policies
Ensure that proper disciplinary action and termination is instituted where a staff member leaves because of misconduct
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) 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.
Dealing with Problems/Risks

Strategic workforce planning and advising management in a highly volatile operational environment in chronic conflict with the shortage of technical skills making judgments on hard HR choices to be made
Using impartiality and equal opportunities in a situation where tribal racism and other discrimination is highly prevalent
Supporting management teams to understand how to manage core HR needs to ensure programme delivery
Required to synthesize and analyse feedback from a wide range of actors (including NGO HR Forum, Ministry of Labor, national surveys) in further developing HR and supporting implementation
Supports grant development by ensuring full recover on HR needs is achieved through involvement at proposal writing and during implementation




 

Key relationships

 

 

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact;

Internal

A member of the Country Management Team: collaborating with other functions – sponsorship, finance, programs, operations to ensure that HR processes are integrated
Regionally; A member of the RESA HR & OD Network meeting: supporting colleagues and drawing on the support they can offer. The Regional HR&OD Partner will provide technical support and oversight of Plan Internal Rwanda HR.
Globally; Relates to International Headquarters HR&OD team for technical support on Global Policy, Child Protection reporting, international recruitment and other advice as needed
External

Human Resource Managers from peer organizations for benchmarking and mutual learning.
Legal advisors
Government institutions responsible for migratory and expatriate labour contracts
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Relevant knowledge and experience;

A post graduate degree in Human Resources Management, organisation development, Industrial Relations or related field
A professional qualification and membership of recognized HR and OD institution.
Experience in Work Force Plaining, Staff training and Performance management
Clear exposure to Emergency contexts.
Demonstrated relevant progressive experience in similar posts with International NGO
Deeper understanding of the various HR Policies, Procedures and Practices
Excellent technical knowledge on general HR areas as indicated by the duties above
Knowledge of operationalising HR in volatile emergency conditions is an advantage
Knowledge of organisational development to support a changing program an advantage
First-hand experience and knowledge of working in developing country environments and East Africa in particular an advantage

Skills

 

Excellent written and spoken English skills
French or Kinyarwanda language is an asset but not a requirement
Proven skills in the full range of general HR needs including data management, recruitment, pay and employee relations is essential
Skills in supporting strategic planning and human resourcing requirements
Communication – excellent negotiation and influencing skills in multi-cultural contexts
HRIS
Behaviours

Behaves consistently in approach to work and decision-making
Strongly drives performance forward in area of the business for which they are responsible together with the team
Balances future vision with practical delivery
Develops mutual trusting relationships with complex partnerships that have excellent business outcomes
Sets a strong learning culture in their part of the organisation
Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
Aware of impact on others and adjusting own behaviour accordingly
Tolerant of difference – cultural sensitivity in relation to its impact on HR
Plan International’s Values in Practice

 




 

We are open and accountable

 

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
Physical Environment

May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc. Typically office environment with visits to the country offices, regional and global meetings (approx. 20 – 30%)

This post is based in CO

Travel: Approximately 40% to Program Units and Project Offices and other travel when required

Level of contact with children

Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children

Location: Kigali

Reports to: Country Director

Grade: E

Closing Date: 24.02.2019

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

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

Please remember to upload your updated CV, one page cover letter written in English and 3 names of referees. Note that one of your referees must be your supervisor in your current or previous employment and also note that Plan international will consult beyond your listed referees for the sake of safety of children.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 



 

 

JOB AT Plan International : Logistics and Administration Manager : ( Deadline : 24 February 2019 )

 

 

Location: Kigali, 01, RW

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.

ROLE PURPOSE

This position, as part of the Country Management Team, will lead and manage the logistics and procurement aspects of Plan International’s supply chain operations in Rwanda.

This is an exciting time for Plan International, as we embark on a new strategy which places an increased focus on girls’ rights with an ambition to take action so that 100 million girls can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is an opportunity to help Plan have a real impact on how it delivers projects and responds to emergencies by improving logistics and procurement performance in both project locations and in back office support at the country office level. This role, providing hands on direction, expertise and management to logistics and procurement function, will assist greatly in the delivery of Plan’s work and will help achieve greater impact in our work with children.

 

Dimensions of the Role

 

This role will give the post holder an opportunity to lead the Logistics and Procurement function within Plan International Rwanda. The Country Logistics Manager is ultimately responsible and accountable for all logistical and procurement aspects of the activities supporting Plan International’s country programs. They will ensure all activities are completed to enable and support effective project delivery performed in a way that fully adheres to Plan procedures and practices as prescribed in Plan’s Operations Manual.

Logistics and Procurement in the scope of this position will typically include Project Operational Planning, Procurement, Fleet, Assets, Inventory and Warehouse Management, Last mile delivery / Distributions and GIK (Gifts in Kind). The incumbent will also be responsible to oversee Safety & Security, Premises, including office & facilities management, contracts and legal compliance.

Accountabilities

Leading functional management and support for all supply chain operations settings, across a broad range of projects from long term development projects, to rapid emergency response.
Contributing with technical inputs in project operational design and planning, enabling effective and efficient delivery to meet project outcomes and reporting.
Manage all procurement activities including contracting of goods, services and works suppliers.
Managing and developing key stakeholder relationships (internal and external).
Responsible for ensuring that global policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to, with appropriate controls in place.
Provide relevant technical input and responses to audits, evaluations and investigations as needed.
Responsible for fleet and transport operations including identifying needs, acquiring and utilising a variety of transport assets to meet the project requirements. This will include the use of fleet management systems to monitor the costs and performance and prepare and review management reports.
Ensure the team is able to work with and has knowledge of multiple institutional donors (both in emergency response and longer term development contexts).
Responsible for day-to-day management for Logistics and Procurement staff.
Manage recruitment, training and mentoring for logistics, procurement and administrative staff as necessary.
Contribute input into global initiatives and projects,working closely with the Global Logistics and Procurement team as well as disseminating key information to relevant parties in the country office and integrating into day-to-day operations.
Responsible for providing logistics and procurement input into longer term processes such as operational planning reviews, plans and budgeting, management reports, stock reconciliations, asset reviews and fleet analysis.
Responsible for the management of all country assets including; asset purchasing, tracking, reporting, disposal and verification, as well as donor requirements for project assets.
Responsible for the management of all inventories and warehouses, ensure processes and controls are in place and monitored, to ensure efficient use of resources, for example; minimising wastage.
Ensure suitable accommodation and transport is in place for Plan visitors, together with guidelines and communication needs being met.
Responsible for the management of Safety and Security and Communications, ensuring that the team is responsible for the identification, setting up and management of office and staff accommodation.
Responsible for office closures as needed.
Responsible for ensuring all Plan staff in country are suitably inducted and orientated on Logistics & Procurement as it relates to their roles.
Provide operational support to project teams in the delivery of all projects, including non-traditional, non-direct supply chain activities, such as working in consortia and with local partners, and working with markets and cash based delivery modalities.
Ensures that the team follow appropriate communication, filing and paperwork procedures in order that it facilitates the smooth running of the office.
Work with the rest of the Country Management Team to ensure that Plan adheres to its legal requirements and abides by all government laws and regulations so that it is able to work effectively and legally in the country.
Work closely with HR and security staff to safe-guard and make accessible office premises, residential property and vehicle travel.
Contribute actively to the Country Disaster Preparedness plan and ensure appropriate measures are in place.
Responsible for overall logistics aspects during the emergency response including planning, site identification, office and accommodation set-ups, procurement, warehousing, last mile distribution and relevant reports as required.
Responsible for all logistics and procurement related records during and after the end of the emergency phase.
Ensures 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

Key relationships

 

Internally; engage across functional boundaries, reporting into senior management, being part of the core management team and working with all levels. They will also engage regularly with the Global Logistics and Procurement Team.

Externally; engage within and outside the sector to further Plan’s Logistics & Procurement operational objectives, including with INGOs, UN agencies, clusters and networks, government, partners and suppliers.

 

 




 

 

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge Essential

 

 

Tertiary education to Bachelor’s Degree level or equivalent relevant professional experience. Higher level qualifications in logistics / supply chain management / procurement, would be an advantage.
Situational leadership skills including being able to lead by example
Planning and organisation skills, on short and long time frames
Knowledge and experience of project management
Comfortable working at tactical operational and senior management levels
Able to keep the big picture in mind and work in detail
Able to work in a team and independently
Able to set own and department objectives
Professional integrity and accountability
Works in an open and accountable way
Significant experience in leading supply chains across multiple sites
Solutions orientated focused on programme outcomes
Problem solver—able to think out of the box
Able to manage competing priorities
Ability to manage and resolve conflict
Strong technical skills in supply chain
Knowledge of an ERP system
Experience in preparing and submitting business cases
Able to set own and department objectives
Able to give clear direction
Attention to detail
Decision making
Ability to work under pressure
Communication skills including listening skills influencing and negotiation
Comfortable facilitating meetings and bringing people together
Budget skills including effective use of resources
Desirable

Desirable—experience in working in more than one country
Desirable—languages , one of more Plan languages
Desirable—experience in international supply chains and custom regulations would be an advantage
Desirable—training and capacity building would be an advantage
Knowledge or experience of the humanitarian sector would be an advantage
Plan International’s Values in Practice

 




 

We are open and accountable

 

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering

We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives
Physical Environment

[In this section, state “typical office environment”, or conditions such as “must work outside in an extremely hot and humid climate”. Also note if any protective equipment is required.]

Based in a typical office environment whilst in the Country Office.
Where required, periodic travel to programme units and on occasion international travel may be needed.
Level of contact with children

Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children

Location:Kigali

Reports to: Country Director

Grade: E

Closing Date: 24th February 2019

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

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

Note that one of your referees must be your supervisor in your current or previous employment and also note that Plan international will consult beyond your listed referees for the sake of safety of children.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 



 

JOB AT Plan International : Gender Advisor : ( Deadline : 24 February 2019 )

 

Location: Kigali, 01, RW

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.

role PURPOSE

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively.

This job is needed in order to identify and design innovative gender programs through provision of appropriate technical support in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of gender mainstreaming to achieve gender equality in line with Plan Rwanda’s country strategic plan.

Dimensions of the Role

Reports to the Head of Programs and provides specialist guidance and support on gender mainstreaming and Transformative program activities in line with the approved Country Strategic Plan
Has no delegated authority to approve Program Outlines and payments
Has no direct reports
A member of the Program Leadership Team (PLT) and advises the PLT on gender mainstreaming and Transformative initiatives
Represents Plan at national stakeholder forums, consultative sessions, or conferences on gender mainstreaming and transformation
Accountabilities

 

Program Development

 

Identify and develop innovative gender specific programs that contribute to social change both locally and institutionally.
Provide technical support for design and implementation of gender aware and transformative programs, budgets and monitoring and evaluation processes in line with overall Plan Rwanda strategy and objectives.
Facilitate skills development of Plan staff and partners for gender advocacy at local, national and international level.
Support the Program Leadership Team in formulating gender aware and transformative policies, strategies and programs
Provide leadership for Plan’s Planting Equality Gender and Child Rights training program and capacity building support to Plan Rwanda staff and partners to integrate gender in their work.
Initiate gender audits, reviews and reporting in line with Plan’s corporate requirements
Contribute to resource mobilization of projected budgets towards Plan Rwanda’s program goals.
Provide leadership for Plan’s gender related campaigns for example the current Because I Am A Girl campaign
Relationship with Partners

Foster and build relationships with partners and networks and other government entities that promote advocacy work and accomplishment if Plan’s gender goals
Program Support and Monitoring

Provide technical support to Program Units for implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting to ensure delivery of gender aware programs in Plan Rwanda
Support the design or localization of tools and materials for gender aware for use by Plan staff at community level.
Reporting

Prepare periodic progress and analytical reports ensuring that management is equipped with the necessary information for appropriate decision making.
Initiate gender researches and documentation of case studies which have potential to enhance Plan’s gender work.
Document and disseminate learning from researches and monitoring and evaluation conducted which relate to Plan’s gender work.
Child Protection & gender equality mainstreaming

Ensure adherence to Plan’s Gender Equality Policy and Plan’s Strategy on Gender Equality and foster a gender transformative organization culture within the organization in line with overall Plan Rwanda strategy and objectives.
Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures on child protection, Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting

responsibilities

Human Resource Development

Supports the recruitment of staff with gender responsibilities and ongoing induction, capacity development/ training of Plan Staff and partners on gender related issues in line with Plan Rwanda and the Global Gender policy.
Dealing with Problems

Ability to think strategically, recognize program and persuade colleagues on gender mainstreaming opportunities that Plan should exploit
High degree of capacity to resolve a wide range of challenges related to gender mainstreaming
Providing leadership and a source of expertise on gender mainstreaming
Ensures 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.
Plan International’s Values in Practice

 

 



 

We are open and accountable

 

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering

We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
Key relationships

Internal

PLT members to facilitate timely decisions on major issues related to gender mainstreaming strategies and implementation (High)
Program Areas: provide technical advice to field staff on gender mainstreaming/Transformation and learn from their experience at community level (High)
Gender Focal Persons: Provide leadership to gender focal persons and ensure technical support for gender work in Program Units.
Functional networks within Plan
External

Development stakeholders at national and provincial levels to share fitting practices and to identify/implement opportunities for collaboration in gender based programming (medium)
National technical networks on gender programming (high)
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

 




 

Knowledge

 

A degree in Law or Gender Studies and/or Social Sciences from a reputable institution
At least 5 years experience in gender and development from a reputable organization
Understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty
Knowledge of strategic planning processes and theories of gender programming
Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
Skills

Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts
Excellent networking and partnership building skills
Research, analytical and problem solving skills
Good communication, facilitation and report writing skills
Strong team-building and motivational skills
Strong negotiating, strategic thinking and influencing skills
MS office skills
Behaviours

Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination
Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others
Promotes high quality gender programs
Having initiative and able to work independently
Communicates clearly and effectively on gender issues
Promotes innovation and learning on gender programming
Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities
Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitiveness
Physical Environment

Typically office environment with 33% extensive travel in program areas and minimal external travel

Level of contact with children

Medium Contact- • The position will be based at the Country Office and level of contact with children is medium

Location: Kigali

Reports to: Head of Program

Grade: D2

Closing Date: 24.02.2019

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

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

 

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