Education Specialist - Girls Get Equal: (Integrated approach to end child early and forced marriage)
Plan International (Plan International)
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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected. Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

We are dedicated to work with integrity and passion, relentlessly focus on making a positive change in children and young people’s lives. Our pledge to take responsibility every day to act on our core values and advance our organisational purpose- Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls demonstrate our commitments to stand for what is right.

Plan International Bangladesh is going to implement a multi years’ project titled ‘Girls Get Equal: (Integrated approach to end child early and forced marriage) in one district (Barguna) of Barisal Division in the context of Bangladesh. The overall objective of the project is to reduce the incidence of child marriage in 16 unions of two sub-districts within the district of Barguna. The project will reach 26,000 children and youth (targeting the most marginalized adolescents and young women) in Barguna District with interventions across the five outcome areas-girls’ retention in school, youth economic empowerment, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), social norm change and child protection. The project will follow a clear tested graduation model to make the young women economically productive through effective training and income generating opportunities and socially empowered to achieve gender equality in the world of work.

Plan International Bangladesh is looking for the Education Specialist for its “Girls Get Equal: (Integrated approach to end child early and forced marriage)” project who will lead, organize and develop strategic directions for the education programme to ensure synchronized programme implementation and will oversee implementation process and quality of educational interventions according to developed guideline/standards.

The role and Scope:

  • Support Project Manager to develop Project implementation plan and support partner ensuring quality project implementation meeting compliances of both Plan International and Donor
  • Establish Project MIS to generate information for monitoring and management decisions
  • Develop training manuals/modules, tools, guidelines, resource materials to strengthen school authority and community people to contribute for exclusive gender responsive quality education
  • Coordinate and facilitate ToT/refresher trainings for partner staff at Barguna/division level considering the programme/project(s) strategy and framework.
  • Promote collaborative relationships, networking, and advocating project approaches to concerned authorities
  • Support PM to prepare donor reports in timely manner and in required format
  • Ensure proper financial utilization and adjustment/readjustment of budget as required; assist PM to develop the annual project budget
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility..

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a competent and committed professional holding an Master in Social Science (Degree in Education will be preferred) with having at least 5 years’ experience with partners in implementing formal and non-formal education project preferably in mainstream education project.

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected. Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

Role Profile of Education Specialist - Girls Get Equal: (Integrated approach to end child early and forced marriage) project

Location: Barisal Divisional Office

Duration of contract: 31 December 2024

Closing date: 11 July 2020

Only Bangladeshi nationals are eligible to apply

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

About Plan International

Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

OUR PURPOSE

We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We engage people and partners to:

  • Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
  • Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face.
  • Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
  • Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood. 

OUR STRATEGY AND AMBITION

To fulfil the promise of the 2030 Global Goals, our 5-year Global Strategy is designed to deliver significant change for girls and boys, putting a special emphasis on gender equality. 

We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond. 

We support these rights from when children are born to when they reach adulthood. We work to ensure that girls and boys know their rights, and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.

Girls have the power to change the world. Our ambition is to work beside them and together we take action so 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.

Our global advocacy work not only focuses on international policy but also ensures national governments can meaningfully implement and uphold laws that advance children’s rights and gender equality at community level.

TOGETHER, WE ARE TRANSFORMING LIVES.