Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Advisor

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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation (non-profit) that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International has been operating in Rwanda since 2007. And over the past ten years, we have had an extensive portfolio that covers a variety of interventions (Right to protection, Right to Youth Economic Security, Right to access quality and inclusive education and Right to Early Childhood Care and Development) in both development and humanitarian contexts. We are actively present in 3 districts of Gatsibo, Nyaruguru and Bugesera and six refugee camps. In all our interventions, we pursue our deep-seated change to achieve our ambition, which is “Together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. We are a strong global civil society actor that resonates with all those who want to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. We are also scaling up our reach to more parts of the country given the growing partnerships and grants portfolio.

Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Advisor

Purpose:

  • The ASRHR Advisor will provide technical expertise in developing Plan International Rwanda’s strategy on Sexual and Reproductive Health. The Advisor will guide project leads in designing and monitoring projects related to SRHR particularly for access of adolescents to information and services of SRHR, sexuality education and social accountability on SRHR services. The ASRHR and Gender Advisor will also be responsible for capacity development of Plan International Rwanda and its partner staff on SRHR. S/He will support the development of strategies to ensure Gender equality is mainstreamed in Plan’s HR, culture and other organizational processes

Dimensions of Role:

  • The ASRHR Advisor will directly work with Program Support Manager, Field Teams and Business Development team. The Advisor will represent Plan International Rwanda’s SRHR expert in external forum.

Location:

  • Based in Country Office with travels to sites

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

  • S/he will communicate regularly with thematic specialists and the communications team to ensure integrated and mutually reinforcing strategies
  • Work with relevant national and global thematic specialists when developing public policy messaging and positions to ensure direct programme experience and Plan International global positions are reflected.
  • Build strong, strategic relationships with external stakeholders, including government officials, legislators, UN agency and development partner staff, to position Plan International as an influential leader on key SRHR issues. S/he will focus on national level influencing while support district-level influencing and program delivery.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Knowledge

Educational Qualification & Experience- Essential

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • At least 5 years of experience in designing/managing projects on SRHR especially in access of adolescents on information and services on SRHR, sexuality education and social accountability on SRHR services
  • Experience in policy advocacy on SRHR
  • Experience of developing and implementing Gender strategies
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of SRHR and Gender Equality
  • Experience in networking/engaging with key actors on SRHR
  • Experience in capacity development of project staff
  • Capacity to produce evidence-based, robust program design and public policy recommendations and positions.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, a variety of team members and external contacts, through good written and spoken communication skills
  • Understanding of the Convention of the Rights of the Child and other rights instruments.
  • Good understanding of the processes by which you achieve policy change and of how to conduct power and political analysis.
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on a number of projects.
  • Commitment to Plan’s values including the rights and needs of children. 
  • Experience of working for an international organization

Behaviors (Plan International’s Values in Practice) 

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well.

Leadership Attitudes and Behaviours

  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to take responsibility, make decisions and monitor implementation in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrable skills in strategic planning, program planning, budgeting and follow-up.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement programs with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Demonstrated creativity and willingness to innovate.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to working transparently and with integrity

Communication and working relationships:

  • The post-holder will work with thematic leads, program Support Manager to develop SRHR-related strategy and projects. The post-holder will maintain good relationship with field level and project team to discuss on technical issues on project implementation.
  • The post holder will represent Plan International Rwanda in SRHR in various external networks with Rwanda to develop strategic relationships with external stakeholders, including government officials, legislators, UN agency and development partner staff, to position Plan International as an influential leader on key SRHR and Gender issues.

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • This position will be based in Kigali with movements to project sites.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Low contactLow interaction with children.

How to apply:

Please send your updated CV and one-page cover letter in English to: Plan.Applications@plan-international.org the closing date for applications is June 28, 2018.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply