Interim Humanitarian Advocacy Deployable Specialist

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Date:  13-Dec-2021

Location:   Flexible, Flexible

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.


The Opportunity


As Interim Humanitarian Advocacy Deployable Specialist your main responsibilities will be covering up to two specific crises by deploying in-country and implementing humanitarian influencing actions, representing Plan International in prioritised networks and providing evidence-based advocacy recommendations and products across the organisation. You will develop relevant advocacy products for Plan International representatives on specific crise and provide training and development to Plan International staff on advocacy in emergencies.


In addition, your role supports advocacy at different levels of the organisation through documentation and sharing of relevant experience and evidence from the areas where we implement programmes.


About You


You will have demonstrable and substantive knowledge of humanitarian issues and relevant legal and policy  frameworks and considerable experience in advocacy strategy and messaging development, particularly in humanitarian contexts combined with specific knowledge and expertise on children’s rights and gender in emergencies.


An in-depth understanding of the humanitarian architecture, coordination mechanisms and its various working groups, including experience of influencing within these structures is essential.


Please follow this link for a full role profile;  Interim Humanitarian Advocacy Deployable Specialist Role Profile.docx


Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. Please note that the expectation is that this role will be deployed to a Country Office for the majority of the time. 

Type of Role: Six month fixed term contract

Reports to: Interim Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Advisor

Closing Date: Sunday 19th December


Interviews will be held week commencing 20th December. Ideally candidates will be available to start in January 2022

Applicable locations may 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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