Join Plan International Australia’s passionate and committed advocacy and community engagement team driving systemic change to advance the rights of children, in particular girls.

Your role will help drive our influencing agenda – making an impact at a local, national and global level. You will engage in advocacy to ensure a greater focus on children and young people in Australia’s foreign policy and aid and development agenda as well as driving change in the countries that we work in.

You will play an integral part in growing our evidence base on key thematic issues including gender equality, climate change, humanitarian emergencies and youth economic empowerment. In researching and developing Plan’s policy positions, you will work closely with programmatic areas and consult with children and young people in the countries we work in and here in Australia.  

Through our Youth Activist Series, you will work with girls in Australia, providing them with the tools to be advocates for change. Your role will contribute to PIA’s Free to Be project, strengthening our advocacy to create safer cities for girls and young women; engaging with local councils, state government and statutory authorities to ensure that girls and young women’s experiences and recommendation help to make cities safer in Australia.

About Plan International 

Plan International is a global independent development and humanitarian organisation. As one of the oldest, largest and most experienced organisations in our field we know that there is nowhere in the world where girls are treated as equals. We work alongside children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle root causes of the injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children.

All children deserve to live happy and healthy lives. Plan International Australia recognises the power and potential of every single child. Yet poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination strip them of their childhoods, and it is girls who are most affected.

We have the backing of Australians who want to see a just world for all children and equality for girls. Our supporters believe that all children everywhere deserve safety, health, education, love, belonging and equality.

To learn more about this role please view the position description here.

To be considered for this position you will need to send an updated copy of your CV, a cover letter outlining the added value you would bring to this role and a statement addressing how your skills and experience meet the key selection criteria as listed in the position description.

Please send your application with Policy & Advocacy Advisor in the subject line to:

Applications close: Sunday 8th April 2018.

Plan International Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive workplace culture that embraces and celebrates diversity.  We welcome applications from all sectors of the community because we believe diverse opinions and experiences will enrich our team and best represent our beneficiaries and partners across the globe.

Plan has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is a child safe, girls’ rights organisation.

As part of the screening process, candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory National police Check, a Statutory Declaration, our Child Protection training agreeing to our Protection Policy and Code of Conduct and undergo psychometric testing. 

Unsolicited resumes from agencies will not be accepted