Deadline: 15 May, 2022

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Manager.

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


  • Ensure the Plan International Nigeria gender transformative and inclusion initiatives are aligned with both the country and global strategies
  • Foster strong relationships and work closely with internal and external stakeholders on gender and inclusion work to keep abreast of key policy changes and relevant external issues, and to maximise their role as advocates for the change Plan International Nigeria aims to achieve
  • Create strategic partnerships and close coordination with all stakeholders, including the government and its relevant agencies, civil society, and donor agencies
  • Ensure strong linkages with the governance and monitoring, evaluation and research units so that advocacy and gender and inclusion initiatives and reports are based on evidence
  • Represent Plan International at meetings and events where necessary
  • Work with regional office and international headquarters to strengthen and support gender transformative programming
  • Collaborate with the Regional Office and neighboring country offices on key region-wide initiatives
  • Provide GE-related technical assistance to the development and humanitarian programme teams to ensure high quality project implementation across all project outcomes
  • Contribute to gender equality impact analysis of country office and project activities and advise project teams
  • Lead on the implementation of the GE strategy for Plan International Nigeria
  • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the director of programme quality and innovation


  • Degree in any social studies discipline, preferably postgraduate degree in a gender, human rights, development studies
  • Five years, minimum, of experience working in the sector, including field and management experience
  • Advanced professional development and experience in gender, inclusion or child protection
  • Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice
  • Strong evidence of influencing decisionmakers, policies, and brokering cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Significant experience leading gender equality, inclusion in complex international organisations
  • Proven record of accomplishment of leadership within an international organisation
  • Compelling influencer and communicator – able to inspire, build consensus and bring people together around a common agenda
  • Experience with a diverse set of stakeholders at all levels of an organisation
  • Project management and grant development experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing, implementing, and monitoring inclusive, gender-equitable development programmes
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress
  • Experience of managing people and ability to build, develop and motivate a high performing team, prioritising effective cross organisational working as a key element of high performance
  • Experience of managing budgets and planning and reporting protocols

To apply and for more information, click here.

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