Senior Advisor Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies

We are seeking an experienced technical expert in Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies.

Summary of the role

This is a six month consultancy contract as a maternity gap fill for Senior Advisor – Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies, starting from September, 2019 till February 2020.

The role of the Senior Advisor – Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies, is to lead, advice and support Plan International Australia (PIA) programs with commitment to young people, particularly girls and women affected by crisis. The role reports to the Senior Program Manager (SPM), Girls and Women’s Empowerment. The consultant covering this position will have responsibilities across key result areas- Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies Programming and Acquisition, Influence and Learning, Strategy Alignment and Mainstreaming, and Grant and Project Management. The role lead on the development of Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies programs and initiatives, specifically design adolescent girls programs in protracted crises situation in Middle-East and Africa and in case the opportunity arises, contribute to proposals development and grant acquisition for programs focused on Gender Equality and Inclusion in emergencies. This role is also responsible for providing targeted advice to PIA program staff, country offices or Pacific partners on Gender and Inclusion in emergencies as well review proposals outside of the portfolio. Where appropriate, the position is expected to lead/contribute/coordinate key strategic evaluation, learning and influencing activities that strengthen an evidence base to demonstrate and communicate Plan’s gender and inclusion in emergencies practice and outcomes. The role has responsibility related to development of tools, guidance and systems for effective implementation of Plan’s Policy on Gender Equality, and Inclusion gender transformative practice in programs and may need to manage programs in the gender equality or inclusion portfolio.

What we’re looking for:


  • Post Graduate qualification in relevant areas such as social science, gender and development, and/or equivalent relevant experience.
Knowledge and Skills
  • An understanding of development and humanitarian relief theory, internationally recognised humanitarian standards and guidelines, and the role of international NGOs in rapid response emergency situations, including a sound understanding of how to promote gender equality in emergency programming,
  • Demonstrated written skills and well developed assessment, program development, evaluation, project proposal and budget preparation skills.
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills including the ability to manage workflows, balance competing priorities and to deliver quality results within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated communication and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with external and internal stakeholders (cross functional teams across all levels of the organisation).
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to PIA’s and Plan International approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.
  • Project management & report writing
  • Knowledge on EEO/AA and proposal related policies
  • At least 5 years working in the international development sector, with an explicit focus on the area of program quality and improvement at least one year field experience
  • Willingness to undertake some international travel and to work outside of standard Australian office hours (to enable effective communication across time zones).
Talent required for success
  • Have a genuine interest in this area and ability to balance process requirements with the urgency of work. Have the ability to manage a diverse range of working relationships with ease, and provide technical support in a collaborative and strategic manner across a diverse range of contexts.

About Plan International Australia

Plan International is a global independent development and humanitarian organisation. We work alongside children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle root causes of the injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children.

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. Girls are taken out of school, fed least and last, married as children, intimidated out of public spaces, abused and excluded – just for being a girl. Yet when girls have the same opportunities to thrive, they have the potential to transform their futures, and the futures of those around them.

We also work with boys, recognising that each child faces different barriers and that equality is the key to ensuring all children can thrive.

How to apply:

To be considered for the role, applicants must attach both, an updated CV and a cover letter clearly stating how their skills and experience meet each of the selection criteria, which is listed in the Position Description here and email to

Applications must arrive before 5pm AEST 15th of August 2019

If you have any question regarding the role please don’t hesitate to contact

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, sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct, and where necessary complete a Working with Children Check and undergo psychometric testing