Technical Specialist: SRHR NGO Jobs – Plan International

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Technical Specialist: SRHR NGO Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:       Technical Specialist: SRHR

Organisation:  Plan International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

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Reports to:  Head of Programmes

About US:

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian not for profit organization 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 its 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 have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Job Summary:  The Technical Specialist: SRHR and gender transformative programming will work as part of an international team to strengthen Plan International’s gender transformative programming on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in East and Southern Africa and globally. The Specialist is expected to provide technical and strategic support to Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda with the focus on joint programme with Plan International Finland.

The role will be expected to keep up to date with SRHR developments in the target countries and in the region, and to communicate with programme teams and networks to ensure that our programme work is continually improving and reflects current best practices.

The technical specialist will work in close collaboration with Plan International’s SRHR Area of Global Distinctiveness. The role would liaise with Plan International’s gender and SRHR technical staff in country, regional, and national offices and the Global Hub. The post holder may also represent Plan International in various external networks to develop strategic relationships with stakeholders, including government officials, legislators, UN agencies and development partner staff, to position Plan International as an influential leader in SRHR, girls’ rights and gender equality.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Testing and rolling out Plan International’s guidance and tools on gender transformative programming and influencing and SRHR.
  • Working alongside a selected number of programmes in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda to provide deeper technical support on gender transformative SRHR.
  • Development of training manuals, guidance documents, and toolkits on adolescent SRHR.
  • Development of capacity building plans and providing training, coaching and mentorship on gender transformative SRHR to program staff and partners.
  • Identifying and building opportunities and new partnerships to advance adolescent SRHR and girls’ rights in the target countries.
  • Mapping and analysing operational contexts and trends to inform programme development.
  • Documenting and facilitating consistent learning and sharing of good practices among staff and partners.
  • Contributing to Plan International’s regional and global SRHR and gender networks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Plan International Technical Specialist: SRHR job must hold a University Degree or equivalent in relevant field or relatable experience.
  • At least 8 years proven experience within the development sector in sexual and reproductive health and rights (experience in both development and humanitarian setting desirable).
  • Strong expertise on gender transformative programming and good understanding on intersectionality and inclusion.
  • Experience in providing technical support and oversight to adolescent programmes .
  • Experience in capacity development of project staff; strong facilitation and training skills.
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills, and ability to seek practical solutions.
  • Adjusting approaches, communication style and behaviour to work effectively across cultures and with diverse stakeholders, communities and technical teams.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, a variety of team members and external contacts, through good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on several projects.
  • Commitment to Plan’s values and positions including the rights and needs of children and SRHR.
  • Experience of working for an international organisation (desirable).
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken; Portuguese is an asset.

How to Apply:

All Qualified candidates please apply online at the link below.

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