SRHR Specialist- Girls Get Equal: (Integrated approach to end child early and forced marriage)
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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 SRHR Specialist its Girls Get Equal: (Integrated approach to end child early and forced marriage) project who will be dedicated for providing technical support on SRHR as well as child protection related interventions to respective partner organization at filed level implementation and ensure quality of the programme for developing the capacity of teachers from targeted schools in GEMS (Gender Equality Movement in Schools) curriculum which turns into benefit of in-school adolescents.

The role and scope

  • Provide technical support on SRHR and child protection related interventions while working out the project implementation plan
  • Carry out capacity building activities on SRHR mechanisms within implementing team of partner(s) for effective delivery of project plans and interventions
  • Ensure that gender transformative education approach and SRHR components are embedded in the implementation process
  • Responsible for strengthening prevention and the responsiveness of the child protection systems and frameworks
  • Promote collaborative relationships and liaison with concerned authority and institutions/departments and like-minded organizations.
  • Provide assistance and appropriate support in emergency responses as the project location is in a disaster-prone area.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a competent team member holding Postgraduate degree in MPH/MBBS (any degree in adolescent/sexual reproductive health will be preferred) with at least 5 years’ experience with partners in implementing SRHR and Child Protection projects. Expected to have Professional training programmes on Child Protection and SRHR. Required to have Excellent reporting skills, Good ICT and strong computer literacy skills. Needed to be conversant about the development agenda of Bangladesh.

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 SRHR Specialist- Girls Get Equal: (Integrated approach to end child early and forced marriage)

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.