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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
As the Global Youth Campaigns Officer, you will meaningfully and strategically engage young influencers in the governance, ongoing co-creation and delivery of the global Girls Get Equal campaign. This will involve coordinating the Global Young Influencers Group of approximately 25 multilingual young activists who are involved in the campaign, acting as their key safeguarding focal point.
In this role you will lead specific youth influencing initiatives and projects and provide technical guidance on youth engagement across the campaign’s knowledge products, strategies and activities. You will ensure all work is in line with Plan’s International’s programme and influencing work to support girls, boys and youth as active drivers of change.
We are looking to recruit a proactive and organised individual who has experience in supporting and/or undertaking youth campaigning, advocacy and activism, and who also has relevant experience in human rights, international development, community development, child and youth participation, gender, social sciences or a related field. With experience of project management and implementation, whilst also having an understanding of the child protection risks and protocols required for effective child and youth participation.
To be successful in this role you will need to have strong relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills. As well as demonstrated commitment and passion for meaningful and inclusive youth participation. Strong written and oral communication skills in English is essential, whilst knowledge in French and/or Spanish is desirable.
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Location: Flexible location, in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work. Please note that the successful candidate will be employed on national terms and conditions.
Type of Role: Permanent
Reports to: Campaign Manager (with dotted line to Head of Youth Movements)
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here.
Closing Date: Thursday 7th November 2021
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.
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