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Written By BD Jobs on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 10:14 AM

Founded 78 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. We work in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. In 2014, Plan International worked with 82 million children in 87,000 communities. Plan International is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations but having a vision of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.

Plan International has been operating in Bangladesh since 1994. Plan International seeks to ensure the rights of children to education, health, safe water and sanitation, protection, youth social and economic empowerment and climate change, environmental degradation and natural or man-made disaster hazards throughout the country.

Job Title: Gender Specialist-Born on Time Project (Re-advertisement)

Based in Dhaka and duration up to March 2021

Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the qualified and deserving candidate

Job Summary:
The Gender Specialist will be responsible for ensuring alignment with the project’s global gender transformative strategies by developing actions contextualized to the situation of women, men and adolescent girls/boys targeted by the project. S/he will be the focal person for quality check of project implementation based on Gender Equality Programme Criteria prescribed by Plan’s Policy on Gender Equality (2011). Gender Specialist will have thorough understanding of the gender equality priorities of relevant donors and UN agencies and apply global and local best practice relating to gender transformative programming of the project. S/he will develop gender mainstreaming plan for concerned project with an explicit integration with other five strategic objectives of CSP IV of Plan International Bangladesh i.e. child protection, education, WASH, DRR&CJ and Youth Economic Empowerment. Support partner organizations to develop their gender mainstreaming plans. Gender Specialist will represent the project at national forums and maintain networking with Govt. NGOs and alliances on project issues. Other responsibilities include organizing Training Needs Assessment (TNA), designing and developing training curriculum/module for the various project stakeholders including health service providers by integrating a gender and adolescent responsiveness lens in relevant capacity building activities of the project. Develop, implement and monitor the project Gender Equality Strategy to meet the targets of project. Also responsible for capacity building of project partners’ staff for integration of gender component in community mobilization, including the empowerment of women and adolescent girls and the engagement of men, Training & advocacy areas. S/He would closely work with Gender Advisor of Plan International Bangladesh as a member of Gender Resource Team (GRT) to implement Gender Equality Policy, Gender Action Plan and agenda of Women Leadership Forum.
Requirements for this position:
For this role Masters in Social Science, Journalism, development studies, women and gender studies, law or anthropology with at 3 – 4 years’ experience in working on gender equality, women’s rights, child – youth rights related projects in National and/or International Organizations. Ability to develop and conduct training on gender equality and inclusion as well as skills-based training on mainstreaming gender in project cycles is mandatory. Training on networking, advocacy and campaigns will be appreciated. Substantial (50%-60%) travel is required to the project sites, partner organizations and other networking bodies.

Job Title: Communications Specialist-Content Development & Media Relations

Core position and based in Dhaka 

Job Summary:
Communication Specialist-Content Development and Media Relations will be responsible for establishing an authoritative and credible voice on key issues of Plan International Bangladesh such as child rights, education, gender equality etc. through quality publications and media engagement and by increasing influencing capacity of Plan International Bangladesh within country as well as across the Global Plan. Providing technical assistance to communication department to run communications activities and campaigns at country and field level so that a uniform/coherent Plan International’s image is portrayed and consistent messages are delivered to stakeholders and target population/communities will be one of the major responsibilities of the position holder. S/he will also follow/oversee the communication aspects of Plan International’s disaster response and recovery efforts through internal and external communications.
Requirements for this position:
For this role Masters in Social Science or English but preferably in Mass Communication/ Journalism/Public Relations from a recognized University with strong command in English is highly desirable. At least 6 years working experience in communications field preferably in development organizations. Minimum 5 years’ of demonstrated excellence in writing international Standard English with a strong computer literacy, sound understanding on the development context of Bangladesh and right based approach are desired competencies. Ability to work in a very organized manner with high-level skills in planning, interpersonal communication, presentation and coordination is required to carry out the job. Technical competency in internal communication, media engagement, social media, and public campaign are some of the basic competencies Plan is looking for. Experience in visibility and brand management, proven ability to identify branding risk and suggestion for appropriate solutions and experience in working with youth and private sector will be an added advantage.

To Apply:
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by 21 January 2017 at: Plan International Bangladesh: Career.

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.

As a child-centered development organization, committed to the wellbeing of children and to supporting the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we do not tolerate child abuse.

We are an equal opportunities employer


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