Project Coordinator - Gender Equality and Inclusion

Plan International

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Project Coordinator - Gender Equality and Inclusion

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: Kilifi, Kenya

Company: Plan International


Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances childrenâs rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 200 million girls.

With over 38 years of experience in implementing its programme, Plan International Kenya (PIK) mainly operates in 12 geographical areas; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Marsabit, Turkana and Tana River.


Plan International Kenyaâs (PIK) strategic goal in the next five years is to end teenage pregnancies and end all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIK will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly approximately 2.75 million (children, including girls and young women over the period of the strategy 2022-2026 and to reach additional beneficiaries through its interventions.



The role of the Project Coordinator â Gender Equality and Inclusion is to drive the project Gender Equality and Inclusion Strategy, and to ensure successful initiation, planning, implementation as well as monitoring and reporting of the specific project interventions and budget that are foundational to Gender Transformative Climate Adaptation and Resilience. The incumbent will be responsible of direct management of two implementation Project Officers and ensure effective establishment of key relationships with key stakeholders in the county and the project locations within the county. With support from the Project Manager, she/he will liaise with other project teams for synergy and integration of project interventions. She/he will be the technical resource within the project for Gender Transformative Climate Adaptation and Resilience in the broader scope of the COSME project.


Qualifications/ experience essential:

Bachelorâs degree in Gender, Social Studies, or other related field preferred. Minimum of 4 yearsâ experience in guiding and implementing gender transformative projects Technical knowledge of Gender Equality and Inclusion in general, and as it relates to relevant sectors, especially Womenâs Economic Empowerment  Experience of integrating Gender transformative and Rights based Approaches into project design, implementation and M&E Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills; Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player.


Experience integrating gender into relevant sectors including natural resource management, Agriculture/Food security, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and livelihoods is desirable  Demonstrated involvement in the national, regional and international feminist movement, especially the ecological-feminist movement, is desirable.  Masterâs degree  Analytical and report writing skills  Good Interpersonal / Communication skills and team working  Strategic planning skills  Results oriented  Relevant computer skills  Budget and Cost Control  Risk management  Monitoring and Evaluation skills  Community facilitation, networking, partnership development and management skills  Good communication, negotiation and advocacy skills  Conflict Management 

Languages required

High level of English oral and written communication skills, including representation and liaison skills. Knowledge of Kiswahili an added advantage 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girlsâ rights and inclusion.

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme . In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

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