New Job Openings at Plan International
New Job Openings at Plan International

Gender Based Violence/ Gender Technical Advisor Job at Plan International

Plan international is an independent child-centered international development and humanitarian organization striving for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 80 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

We are currently implementing the Kaduna State Peace Building Academy Project. Our objective is to create and implement an integrated program of policy and accountability development, peace building promotion, stakeholder influencing and thought leadership to ensure maximum impact in promoting children’s rights and equality for girls.

We are looking for passionate, experienced and dedicated professionals for our programmes in the capacity below:

Job Title: Gender Based Violence/ Gender Technical Advisor

Location: Borno
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Grade: D1
Department & Location: Humanitarian Program Nigeria.
Reports to: Emergency Response Manager


  • The GBV/Gender Technical Advisor will support the emergency response team in developing and scaling up Plan International GBV response and will serve as the key technical person in ensuring that all Plan International Nigeria response program are gender transformative.
  • The post holder will support capacity building of response staff and local partner organizations.

Dimensions of Role

  • Plan International believes that gender inequality and Gender-based Violence (GBV) affect our programs thus our ability to effectively protect and promote the children’s rights including those of women and adolescents, therefore seek to be gender transformative in our program design and implementation in our humanitarian response.
  • Gender Equality is a priority cross-cutting theme within Plan International and the GBV/Gender Technical Advisor will support this effort in driving this work forward.
  • The GBV/Gender Technical Advisor will provide dedicated technical support to integrate gender and GBV in Plan International North East Nigeria response.
  • The post holder will support with project development, implementation, monitoring and reporting including staff capacity development.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Technical Gender:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of assessments including compilation, analysis and interpretation of gender and GBV issues including statistical data analysis and reports on gender and GBV.
  • Coordinate with project managers and technical specialists to ensure comprehensive gender analysis and projects are gender transformative.
  • Conduct periodic gender audits across Plan International projects to ensure projects meet the required gender transformative marker.
  • Build the capacity of project staff and partner organizations through gender transformative training and follow up support
  • Technical GBV
  • Provide technical guidance, oversight and support to improve the provision of quality case management and psychosocial support (PSS) services to meet the needs of women, girls, boys and men survivors.
  • With support from the CPiE Specialist, develop SOP and guidelines for GBV case management and ensure all GBV project Officers and Case Workers trained and are implementing such standards
  • In coordination with CPiE Specialist support the training of health care workers and roll out of integration of Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors' (CCSAS) services into selected health facilities in program locations.
  • Support in the development of tools for GBV Case Management and ensure that project officers and Case Workers are trained in the use of the tools.
  • Play a leading role in conducting GBV Safety Audits and community safety action plans
  • Coordinate and lead advocacy efforts with other actors and sectors, particularly WASH, Food Security, Nutrition, Livelihoods, Health; to ensure specific measures are put in place to mitigate risks of GBV among
  • women and girls by these sectors in line with the provision in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guidelines.
  • Identify and raise technical challenges faced in the delivery of case management services and propose tools and mechanisms to overcome them in a timely manner.
  • Build the capacity of Project Officers and local partner NGO staff to meet minimum standards for GBV program in Emergency, including training and mentoring GBV and CP Officers Information and Coordination
  • Represent Plan International in field level coordination including inter-agency sector working groups (GBV, MHPSS, SRH, CP)
  • Build relationships with partners, government, other NGOs and UN agencies to establish/strengthen appropriate GBV referral systems to ensure survivors access services in a timely and confidential manner and enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination
  • Human Resource Development
  • Working with CPiE Specialist supports the orientation, on-going development/training and capacity building of project and local partner staff in Gender and Gender Based Violence in emergencies to ensure a high level of expertise in line with donor and organizational requirements
  • Resource Mobilization/ M&E
  • Contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals for GBV and Child Protection projects, in close coordination with Project Managers and support from CPiE Specialist.
  • Support Project Managers to prepare for projects start up workshop, mid-term reviews and projects close out meetings
  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues and provide solutions.
  • Support the Project Manager to ensure all areas of program implementation are in line with technical proposals, project timelines, and budgets.

Dealing with Problems:

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;
  • Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;
  • Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.
  • Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.
  • Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the Humanitarian Programme Manager for consideration. Communications and

Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Plan Nigeria Humanitarian Response Unit
  • Various departments within Plan Nigeria (HR, Finance, Admin, Programs etc)
  • Project Managers and coordinators of projects considered to be part of the Lake Chad Programs

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advance Degree in Public Health, Social Science, Law or related field (Bachelors with 5 years of experience will substitute for advance degree).

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Substantial (over 3 years) experience of addressing gender inequality and gender-based violence in multiple contexts;
  • Experience (2 years) of humanitarian contexts including in a range of different emergencies, particularly slow- onset, rapid onset and protracted conflict emergency responses, including remote management/restricted access;
  • Proven record of program design in a development or humanitarian context;
  • Experience conducting assessments – including gender analysis – and revising monitoring and evaluation tools to capture gender and protection considerations for different sectors;
  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present arguments clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences;
  • Creative, strategic and analytical thinker and experience providing strategic advice and direction in humanitarian contexts;
  • Commitment to and understanding of gender equality, child rights, and humanitarian standards such as the
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver training and integrate Core Humanitarian Standards within programs.


  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Travel to project locations is required as necessary to ensure that programs are effectively monitored. The GBV/Gender Advisor will be based in Mubi Adamawa State, Nigeria, with travel to Maiduguri and other field locations

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent contact to low contact with children.
  • It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Application Closing Date
8th March, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role, to: Indicate the job title and location as subject if the mail, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


  • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer ad does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
  • Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.
  • Women are encouraged to apply.