4 Feb 2016

Plan Ghana Job Vacancy : Gender Equality Specialist

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Job Purpose

•   To lead, co-ordinate, facilitate and provide technical support in alignment with Plan International’s Gender Equality Policy and the project Gender Equality Strategy and to provide technical support to the project team, local partners and other stakeholders on mainstreaming gender equality in the implementation and management of the strengthening Health Outcomes of Women and children (SHOW) project.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

•   Supports the Project Manager and all other project team members to integrate gender equality in the design, management and monitoring of the SHOW project.
•   Leads in the development and implementation of the project GE Strategy and annual work plans
•   Leads in developing all project audience specific training (project staff, partners, government adn community stakeholders, health professiosnals, managers and frontline works etc), guidelines, resources and other collateral for the effective mainstreaming of GE in all activities
•   Recommends to the Project Manager gender related activities to be carried out under the SHOW project aligned with the project GE strategy and annual plans
•   Conducts community visits to monitor the promotion of gender equality in the SHOW project activities in the project districts to ensure quality supervision and monitoring leading to improvement in programme delivery and submits reports of such visits.
•   Under the direction of the Project Manager, facilities capacity building of partners, GHS, NGO, CHVS, Mother Support Groups, VSL Groups, Daddies Clubs, religious and traditional leaders etc on gender equality and power related dynamics of households, families and communities to ensure quality and timely delivery of the project activities relating to the empowerment of women and girls, male engagement and gender-responsive MNCH service delivery

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Post-graduate degree in Social Sciences or related field, background in Gender Studies or a related field will be an asset
•   At least 5 years experience in a similar position in an international organisation similar position in an international organisation similar to Plan International
•   Demonstrate experience and technical skills of developing and implementing gender transformative and gender integrated strategies and programmes
•   Ability to lead strategic planning, results based management and reporting
•   Demonstrable experience in advocacy, especially around gender related issues
•   A thorough understanding of the convention of the rights of the child, convention for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) and other human rights instruments
•   A thorough understanding of the various tools and techniques for mainstreaming gender in a project cycle including gender analysis, programming, monitoring and evaluation
•   Knowledgeable in the overall gender and related landscape of Ghana including key issues, policies, programmes and activities
•   Knowledgeable in the relationship between gender and MNCH issues

Location: Tamale

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to the address provided below. •   Detailed curriculum vitae, stating current and latest posts (WITH DATES) as well as summary of job responsibilities, together with a cover letter. •   Certified photocopies of relevant certificates of highest academic qualification, as well as national service certificate (if applicable) •   Names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three(3) referees (work-related) •   Personal contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses The Country Human Resource Manager Plan International Ghana Private Mail Bag, Osu Main Post Office, Accra Or to: Plan Ghana Country Office, No. 10 Yiyiwa Street, Abelemkpe, Accra Closing Date: 12 February, 2016

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