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Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (SOYEE) Policy & Advocacy Lead

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Location: Globally,, Flexible

Company: Plan International

Job Description

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

We have an exciting interim opportunity to join the ‘SOYEE’ (Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship) Collaboration Hub as Policy and Advocacy Lead. The Hub aims to build young people’s skills and employability in preparation for work in all contexts, including waged employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, improving household economic security and financial inclusion and engaging with the private sector to provide learning and work opportunities for young people, especially young women.

You will lead Plan International’s gender transformative policy and advocacy work that creates large scale change for girls, supporting overall global policy and advocacy that protects and advances girls’ rights at the international level, and the development of holistic programme and influencing models. You will share expertise and knowledge, both internally and externally, to embed gender transformative policy and advocacy at all levels and in all contexts across Plan International in our journey to tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls – exclusion and vulnerability.

About You

You bring proven experience developing SOYEE policy positions and advocacy work with international actors in humanitarian and development settings in a country, multi country or global setting. A robust understanding of SOYEE models and approaches in both rural and urban settings is highly desirable.

We are seeking a Policy Lead who is not only well versed in the policy space but has solid practice understanding and applying in different contexts and lived experience in the countries where Plan International has programmes together with an understanding of NGO structures, the girls and women’s equality movement and the UN human rights and humanitarian system.

Please follow this link for a full role profile

Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.

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. You may be office, home or hybrid based.

Type of Role: 7 month Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover), starting mid – December 2022

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.

Closing Date: Sunday 25th September 2022

*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, 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. 

 

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