Youth and Campaigns Officer

Youth and Campaigns Officer

  • Are you passionate about children’s rights and gender equality?
  • Looking for a role where you can strengthen our community and really make a difference?
  • Wonderful opportunity to make change in the world by working with young campaigners
  • Central location, Southbank, opposite Flinders Street Station
  • Friendly and supportive culture

Plan International Australia is looking for a dynamic Youth and Campaigns Officer to to grow and strengthen the capacity of our youth activists. You will be supporting amazing young people to amplify our message of gender equality and take action to create meaningful change for girls in Australia and around the world. This is an amazing opportunity for a highly organised person, passionate about gender equality and with experience motivating and encouraging youth campaigners to join our highly regarded team.

This role operates within the Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE) Department in Plan International’s Melbourne Office. The Department drives Plan International Australia’s advocacy work including, public campaigning and youth activism as well as strategic communications and media.

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 on the Position Description, available here

Please include the title of the role in the subject line and email to

Applications close: Sunday 12th May 2019

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.