Global Inclusion Specialist
Location: Globally, Flexible
Company: Plan International
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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.
In all countries where Plan International works, we encounter different forms of gender-based discrimination, gender stereotyping and unequal distribution of power between women, men, girls and boys, and other genders, as well as exclusion based on multiple factors. These factors include identities such as race, class, ethnicity, disability, language, sexual orientation and gender identity, among others. We recognise that individuals have multiple identities that shape their experiences. We believe that our work on tackling gender inequality can be strengthened by examining how these identities intersect and by using learning to inform programmes and influencing. Gender inequality intensifies the negative effects of all other forms of exclusion and as a result, exclusion is different and often worse for girls and women. Girls often face the most significant barriers to exercising their rights among excluded groups, which is why gender equality and girls’ rights are a distinct priority for Plan International’s work.
As the Global Inclusion Specialist, you will support the Gender Transformative Policy and Practice Team Department to deliver an inspiring and collaborative approach that supports the integration of inclusion and intersectionality, particularly to Plan International’s programme and influencing work.
This work will intentionally build on and strengthen our priority focus on gender equality and girl’s rights as outlined in our global strategy All Girls Standing Strong Creating Global Change and aim to improve the lives of 200 million girls in the next five years.
In this global role you will provide technical support and facilitate learning opportunities for staff in order to promote and encourage the application of commitments to inclusion outlined in the established Global Gender Equality and Inclusion Policy and Plan International’s Gender Transformative Approach
- Strong practical knowledge of the technical area of inclusion and intersectionality (of non-dominant identities), including people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC gained through post graduate study and/or work and lived experience
- Knowledge of relevant international frameworks and programme approaches that promote child rights, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
- Excellent understanding of tested learning approaches that promote reflective practice and stimulate individual and collective learning.
- Practical experience in activism and social mobilisation.
- Effective networking, facilitation, training and collaboration skills, in a fast-paced cross-cultural environment.
- Experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders at all levels of an organisation, including cross-functional teams.
- Strong English language skills is essential, while the ability to work in French and/or Spanish, an advantage.
- Actively promotes diversity, gender equality and inclusion
Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.
You may be office, home and/or hybrid based.
Type of role: 2 Year fixed term contract, with the possibilty to extend.
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.
As an indication if this role was based in the UK the salary would be circa £45,000
Closing Date: 15th Septmeber 2022
*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.