Date: 19-Feb-2020 Location: Borongan, EAS, PH 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. Plan International is seeking a Gender Specialist for the B-ready Project. This project will be implemented in nine (9) coastal barangays (villages) of Salcedo, Eastern Samar, targeting 2,000 project beneficiaries. The project aims to better protect vulnerable households from natural disasters through the use of the latest digital forecasting technologies that predict extreme weather events. This is a two (2) year project to be implemented by eight (8) project partners including Plan International and the Local Government of Salcedo. The Gender Specialist provides technical and project management support to the mainstream gender equality throughout project activities and approaches, including systems of quality control, monitoring and evaluation, and integration with other programs. S/he will provide training and capacity building of staff and partners on gender equality. The role will be based in Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Philippines. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of five years of solid experience in development work implementing gender equality programming. Graduate of Social Sciences, Women and Development or other related courses; Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline is an advantage. Has a very good understanding of the legal foundations on the protection of the rights of children. Good background in community development and strong experience in mainstreaming gender equality concerns in project implementation. Strong background in planning, developing and executing participatory multi-stakeholder capacity building on gender equality. Fluency in English (both spoken and written). Must be able to produce quality reports in proficient English. Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred. Location: Borongan, Eastern Samar Reports to: Provincial Supervisor 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.