Gender in Emergencies Specialist

from Plan International
Closing date: 18 Oct 2019

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.

Plan international Burkina Faso’s Program and Influencing department is working to assist the most vulnerable people affected by the humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso.
In fact, the security situation in Burkina Faso has significantly deteriorated in 2018 affecting the whole country with a focus on six regions including the Sahel, the East, the North, Boucle du Mouhoun, the Centre-east and the Centre-north. According to the 2018 Fragility state Index report published late June 2018, Burkina Faso ranked as a High Warming state. About 170,000 people are currently displaced and the humanitarian community estimates roughly at 300,000 the number of IDP by end of 2019. More than 1800 schools are closed and huge lost of lives, livelihood, infrastructures and material is noted. In total 1.2 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2019, or 5.7% of the population of Burkina Faso. Plan International response focus on three sectors including: 1) Education in Emergencies, 2) Child Protection in Emergencies, and 3) Youth Economic Empowerment and target the most vulnerable with a focus on girls. Key Tasks

  • Conduct rapid situational analysis on how the crisis has impacted on girls, boys, women and men, highlighting in-country gender roles & responsibilities and key gender issues (ensuring issues related to GBV and SRH are included in the analysis).
  • Support inclusion of Sex and Age Disaggregated Data (SADD) in all assessment work and subsequent analysis of the data, ensuring that such data helps inform the design of programme interventions.
  • Support programme staff with participatory methodologies with girls, boys, women and men and that consultations are held at times and places most convenient and suitable for the participants.
  • Support the development of funding submissions ensuring proposals receive a Gender Marker code of at least 2a
  • Support the ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring that issues are highlighted and addressed.
  • Support the development of appropriate accountability / feedback mechanisms ensuring girls, boys, women and men have a voice
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Applicants must be able to work in French and have a valid HEAT certificate.