Deadline: 21 December, 2020

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Gender Transformative Animator.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Provide adequate support in the preparation and submission of the monthly and quarterly workplans and progress reports detailing tasks (including monitoring plans)
  • Attend and fully participate, in coordination with the project manager and programme implementation and influencing programme area manager, in all partners’ activities
  • Produce activity realisation report for all partners’ activities to support the liquidation of related expenses
  • Supervise and monitor activities of all implementing and strategic partner organisations in Moyamba, Koinadugu and the Western Area to ensure their services lead to value for money
  • Ensure the community leaders and stakeholders understand Plan International work in communities
  • Responsible for the proper filling and storage of project documents in Moyamba, Koinadugu and the Western Area
  • Ensure Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach is evident in all ‘SHE LEADS’ project activities
  • Initiate payment request and purchase requisition in accordance with the approved budget and grant mapping
  • Identify capacity gaps in children, community volunteers, community-based organisation (CBOs), civil society organisation (CSOs), local non-governmental organisations (LNGOs) and government partners and propose the appropriate interventions to address the gaps especially in girls’ rights
  • Facilitate the preparation of gender transformative projects (POs) and manage them to meet set objectives
  • Coordinate the quarterly project report together with the project manager, programme implementation and influencing area manager and the programmes systems and quality manager
  • Participate in and support Plan International’s local partner implementation of activities in order to increase the impact of the ‘SHE LEADS’ project
  • Ensure gender is mainstreamed into all section development-related programme activities in the district/chiefdom and maintain gender sensitivity towards staff and Plan International’s associates

Requirements

  • University degree or equivalent practical experience in Human Rights, Social Sciences and Development Studies
  • Three years, minimum, of demonstrable experience in development work, preferably in INGO
  • Capability to communicate ideas and technical information on child protection issues
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Strong understanding of gender equality programming and meaningful child participation
  • Knowledge of development challenges and contexts in Sierra Leone, particularly child rights, girl’s rights and child protection
  • Experience working collaboratively and supportively without the need for close supervision
  • Knowledge in participatory approaches to community development
  • Knowledge of computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications
  • Ability to ride motorbike in difficult terrain within the project communities

To apply and for more information, click here.

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