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VdE - Especialista em Gênero e Inclusão - Plan International


Key relationships 


•    Project team

•    Internal technical networks as relevant

•    Gender and Influencing Specialist

•    Global and Regional functional and thematic leads in Gender and Inclusion

•    Plan Inc. US National Office technical team


•    National and Local authorities

•    Partner organisations

•    Civil society organizations

•    Girl Movements 

•    Other INGOs 


Mid contact: Medium interaction with children 


•    Typical Office environment with 10% travel in Country.


•    Provide state-of-the-art guidance in the gender-informed design, development, and implementation of activities that lead to gender-transformative change, change that is captured by gender-sensitive project indicators, sex- and age-disaggregated data, and in data-gathering and analysis modalities. 

•    Design gender-sensitive activities in conjunction with local government officials, businesses, and community role models, leaders, and gender champions that address the gendered needs of young people and promote their engagement and inclusion in a community’s economic, social, and civic spheres as productive, vocal, and valued community members.

•    Ensure that all teaching and learning materials reflect gender transformative and inclusion principles;

•    Develop materials to support Gender and Inclusion, including reports, briefing materials and key messages for a variety of program stakeholders; 

•    Train and advise project and partner staff, as well as key Ministry counterparts, in gender transformative programming and best practices in inclusion;

•    Participate on gender and inclusion related networks, and clusters beneficial for the program;

•    Perform any other duties within the scope of the position as assigned by the supervisor.

Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (%)

•    Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

•    Ensures that Humanitarian Program staff are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;

•    Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work of Programme team; 

•    Ensures that Plan Mozambique contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.  


•    Courageous in taking a lead, focused on Plan International's purpose and making the most effective contribution within my own work context.

•    Behaves in line with our values and safeguarding practices, inside and outside work. 

•    Challenges own attitudes, unconscious bias and behaviour and speaks up when they see wrong doing, especially by those who use their power over others to create fear or abuse.

•    Understand and adhere to the policies, processes, practices and standards relevant to own work and keeps their knowledge and skills up to date.

•    Honest and efficient in use of resources, including own time.

•    Takes responsibility for own performance and development: reflecting; seeking and listening to feedback; learning from mistakes; finding people or resources to help them learn.

•    Constructive and optimistic in facing setbacks, challenges and change, using own initiative to analyze issues and improve things.

•    Good team player, communicating effectively and being open and supportive towards those around them. 


•    Understands digital enablers to improve team performance and working practices.

•    Encourages digital behaviours through role modelling, the personal development processes 

•    Keeps abreast of internal and external changes or developments and supports their team to adapt accordingly.

•    Understand relevant sectoral context including how the sector operates and awareness of Plan's purpose, values, and global strategy.


Qualifications/ experience essential:


•    A minimum of five (5) years of experience in gender issues as they relate to education, parent and community engagement and local partner capacity building.

•    Bachelor’s degree in International Development, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, education or other relevant degree in social science.

•    Work experience in effective development and execution of gender and inclusion trainings and other capacity development endeavours.

•    Work experience on USAID projects is strongly preferred.

•    Work experience in Mozambique highly required. 

•    Excellent English and Portuguese oral and written communication skills are essential. 

•    Excellent English and Portuguese oral and written skills required.


•    Excellent relationship building skills – networking, influencing and stakeholder management skills;

•    Advanced computer software skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoints;

•    Role model our values and behaviors both internally and externally;

•    Promotes equality, including gender equality, inclusion and girls’ empowerment in Plan’s work and in its work with partners;

•    Uses creativity to challenge the norm and promote innovation and thinks and acts for the wider organization;

•    Communicates effectively at a high level and with a range of appropriate styles for different audiences;

•    Builds capability through knowledge sharing and networking;

•    Understands fundamental issues and root causes: Understands the development and needs of our Primary Impact Groups from birth to adulthood, the root causes of the issues affecting them, and the key actors most relevant to their interests and therefore to our work;

•    Understands key programme and influence principles: Understands the rationale for and practical implications of being rights-based, gender transformative, participatory, working in partnership; evidence-based and working to strengthen civil society;


We are open and accountable

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We strive for lasting impact

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.

We work well together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

We are inclusive and empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

Location: Nampula or Zambezia

Salary: Competitive

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy. 

As an international child-centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.



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