Global SRHR Hub and Program Lead

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.

The Opportunity

You will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Hub to ensure it delivers on ambitious objectives set by the Gender-Transformative Policy and Practice (GTPP) leadership, in coordination with the Hub Steering Group, managing the  team and being accountable for budget and deliverables. The post holder is a member of the GTPP leadership team, playing a full role in setting direction for the department, agreeing on priorities, resource allocation and provisions to ensure GTPP addresses the needs and rights of girls in a holistic manner.

You will lead Plan International’s gender transformative practice work within the SRHR Hub, developing evidence based holistic programme and influencing models and cultivating new and existing donors and partners. you will ensure robust technical support – including learning and development initiatives – is delivered to Plan International offices. You will share expertise and knowledge to embed gender transformative policy and practice across the organisation in development and humanitarian settings.

Providing overall leadership and direction for the SRHR Hub team will involve;

  • Engaging the internal senior Steering Group to support the Hub, and the Consortium members who provide funding for the Hub.
  • Collaboration with Policy and Advocacy lead and Learning and Development Advisor in SRHR Hub to take shared agenda forward.
  • Close working with Senior SRHR Advisor to ensure high-quality billable services are provided to Plan International Offices.
  • Horizontal leadership with other Hubs to ensure that all policy, advocacy and practice work is supporting the whole girl.

You will oversee the Hub’s strategic direction, manage the team’s operational budget (approx. 60 – 150k EUR each year), and lead internal fundraising efforts for strategic projects. This role involves communication, representation and relationship management with technical and senior staff both internally across the entire organisation, and externally with a range of partners.

This role leads the development of quality, evidence-base programme and influence models and ensures quality support on SRHR to Plan Country Offices (including for country strategic plans). The post-holder is expected to travel from time-to-time for international key events and regional and country support.

The Requirements

  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree or equivalent experience in public health, human rights, political science, international development, or other specific field relevant to Plan International’s work.
  • Considerable experience and expertise within gender-transformative approaches for sexual and reproductive health and rights programming and influencing, within development and humanitarian settings.
  • Experience of leading and managing in a matrix environment, including managing remotely.
  • Proven experience in international work environments and intercultural communication, including an understanding of NGO structures, the girls and women’s equality movement and the UN human rights and humanitarian system.
  • Direct work experience in countries where Plan International operates, in one or more low- and middle-income country contexts.
  • Experience of developing strategic agendas around children’s rights and/or gender equality.
  • Experience of developing programme and influencing models on sexual and reproductive health and rights, advancing children’s rights and/or gender equality in a national and/or international context.
  • Significant experience in programme and influence design, monitoring & evaluation, learning and knowledge management.
  • Compelling influencer and communicator, comfortable driving change on sensitive topics and neglected areas of SRHR in restrictive contexts.
  • Superior organizational, scheduling, and planning skills to balance multiple activities and projects.
  • Strong initiative with the ability to work independently and solve problems with limited supervision.
  • Attention to detail as well as an ability to take a big-picture perspective.
  • Ability to adjust approaches, communication style and behaviour to work effectively across cultures and with diverse stakeholders and communities.
  • Collaborative work style and eagerness to continually learn and grow.
  • Excellent command of English, both speaking and writing.

Please follow this link for a full role profile;  Global SRHR Hub lead and Practice Lead.docx

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: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract available

Reports to: Director of Gender Transformative Policy and Programming

*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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.