Inclusive Quality Education (IQE) Network Coordinator
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.
Plan International’s global strategy: All Girls Standing Strong (2022-2027) prioritises prioritises Inclusive Quality Education (IQE) as one of its key thematic Areas of Global Distinctiveness (AoGDs). Within our Inclusive Quality Education Hub we focus on developing programme and influencing models and guidance for country level work, tools and guidance, capacity-strengthening initiatives as well as undertaking advocacy on inclusive quality education for children and youth in all their diversity and generating research and evidence which supports Plan’s gender-transformative approach.
In this role as the IQE Network Coordinator you will support the work of the IQE Hub to effectively coordinate and administer the global Education networks and activities, including supporting the Networks in organising their meeting and other activities as needed.
You will be responsible for knowledge management within the IQE Hub and wider network, which includes documenting best practice, tracking and managing service requests and supporting the Hub with key administrative responsibilities including reporting, data storage/ management and workplan and budget coordination.
You will enable the effective use of online platforms and digital tools for the purpose of learning, sharing, information and membership management of the networks. The role will also provide project management support and leadership on special initiatives and bespoke pieces of work related to the learning and development priorities of the IQE Hub.
Demonstrable experience after having worked in or studied one or more of the following; human rights, child rights, education and/or gender studies
Strong digital skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office package and knowledge of Sharepoint
Excellent attention to detail, organisational and time management skills across multiple time zones are essential qualities and the ability to analyse, collate, structure and condense complex technical content into accessible, practical messages and tools is critical.
Good understanding of major concepts and trends in human rights, education and/or gender equality. Experience working on development / knowledge management at the country or community level in the global south is preferred
Fluent written and spoken English is essential. The ability to effectively communicate in other languages such as French or Spanish would be highly advantageous.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please refer to the role profile here
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.
Type of Role: Fixed term contract until end June 2023 with possibility of extension
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. As an indication if this role was based in the Global Hub office in the UK the salary would be circa £33000 per annum
Closing Date: 1st September 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, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, 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.
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