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Job Vacancy For Gender Advisor At Plan Ghana

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Plan Ghana,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Aug-2013};

Plan Ghana, an international child-centred community development organization, is looking for a dynamic and results-oriented person to fill the position of GENDER ADVISOR. The position is located at the Ghana Country Office, Accra and reports to the Programme Support Manager.

Job Purpose:
To manage and be accountable for all gender-related activities in the country:

•   To contribute to and lead aspects of Plan Ghana’s policy development, research and advocacy work, and to provide technical support to country programming activities on gender;
•   Play a key role in strategic planning and implementation regarding Plan’s policy work on gender

Dimension of Role:

•   Lead the implementation of Plan’s Gender Equality Strategy which aims to ensure Plan staff and offices have the tools, skills and capacities to fulfill core gender standards across the country programmes
•   Coordinate the preparation and submission of progress reports relating to the implementation of the Gender strategy
•   Lead the Gender Equality Self Assessment at Country Level
•   Roll out Plan’s Gender Equality Capacity Building Programme at country level
•   Collaborate to the development, implementation and review of the country strategic plan
•   Coordinate or collaborate to the implementation of the Because I Am A Girl (BIAAG) Campaign

Typical Responsiblities:
Define Performance on Gender Equality

•   A self-assessment of Plan offices is done
•   A follow up action plan gender mainstreaming exists (following the GESA process) and is regularly monitored
•   Plan’s Gender Equality Policy and Standards are known by all staff
•   Country Strategic Plan, Annual plans, PULTP, Programmes, projects and research reports are gender sensitive
•   The Country Office implements Plan’s Strategy for Gender Equality
•   The Country Office submits to the Regional Office a quarterly report progress on gender mainstreaming within the organization
•   The Country Office submits to the Regional Office a quarterly report progress on gender mainstreaming within the organization
•   The Country Office implement Plan’s 5 gender standards

Support performance on Gender Equality:

•   The Country Office has a Gender training/induction plan
•   All staff is trained on Gender Programming
•   All staff knows and utilizes Plan’s gender analysis tools
•   The country office identifies and share experiences on gender programming
•   Support staff in defining SMART gender performance objectives  for the purpose of gender sensitivity assessment

Gender Network:

•   The Country Office actively participates in the regional gender network
•   The CO documents gender programming and shares lessons learnt
•   The Country Office is part of, and participants and is known in the national gender networks that are pertinent

Because I’Am A Girl: BIAAG Campaign is part of the Plan Ghana’s country programme

Dealing with problems:

•   Strategic thinking, listening and negotiation
•   Inform, motivate and advise staff on gender issues
•   Be a champion for gender equality practice and effective programming among staff

Communication and Working Relationships:

•   The Gender Advisor reports directly to the Programme Support Manager:
•   S/he works closely with:
1)  Other Advisors in Programme department
2)  Communications department
3)  RED Unit
4)  People and Culture department
5)  Other departments’ managers
She/he will represent the CO in all Plan Gender related network


•   Partners at national level: Gender Advisors/points persons within other INGOs
•   Governmental structures mainly ministry of Gender to share best practices and to identify/implement opportunities for collaboration e.g. advocacy, research, etc
•   National technical networks

The job responsibilities of this position requires occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Qualification Required & Experience


•   Good knowledge of women rights issues at country level and globally, and instruments
•   Good knowledge of children rights, the CRC and other relating right instruments
•   Knowledge and Understanding of the links between gender equality and children rights
•   Knowledge of Gender analysis programme frameworks and their applications to child rights programming


Good training and presentation skills

•   Technical and research skills in gender equality with a focus on girls human rights
•   Good gender analysis skills
•   Ability to provide guidance to research and policy development
•   Good English and French, written and verbal skills
•   Ability to build internal and external networks
•   Good organisational and project management skills


•   Provides strategic leadership in the country
•   Promotes innovation and learning
•   Communicates effectively and enthusiastically
•   Behaves consistently in his/her approach to work and decision-making

Level of Contact with Children:
High level contact: Frequent interaction with children

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should submit their applications with a comprehensive CV and a copy of the certificate of their highest academic qualification to the address below. Female candidates are encouraged to apply:

The Country Human Resource Manager
Plan Ghana
Private Mail Bag
Osu Main Post Office

Or E-mail to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 02 August, 2013

Plan is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the protection of children and gender equity and our recruitment procedure reflect this. Selected applicants will be expected to comply with the child protection policy of the organization.