Local recruitment: Project Coordinator WASH Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) via ReliefWeb

Plan International

Buka, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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 it’s 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 working in Papua New Guinea since 2015 to tackle the root causes of discrimination, exclusion and vulnerability, and support some of the world’s most vulnerable children to thrive.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Project Coordinator for our WASH GESI project as part of the Water for Women Fund supported by the Australian Government. The Project, which operates in New Ireland Province and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), is delivered in collaboration with Live and Learn PNG. The Project has a focus on striving for best practice and transformative change in child rights, gender equality and social inclusion (GSI) and delivery of all interventions will contribute to these cross-cutting outcomes.

In this exciting role, you will:

· work with, and strengthening the capacity of, Plan PNG WASH project staff, key government stakeholders, local partner organisations and community members.

· provide training for Project and key stakeholder staff on GSI approaches, including regular refresher training and reflection to improve individual capacity. The role will also involve working with and supporting local partner organisations engaged by PIA-PNG including, potentially, the Bougainville Women’s Federation and Bougainville Disabled People’s Organisation to develop their capabilities in, and to deliver inputs for the Project on, gender and social inclusion.

· Review and adapt Project approaches so that these incorporate strategies and actions that support increased gender equity and social inclusion through the application of a ‘twin-track’ approach.

· Work collaboratively with the WASH Project Officers in the PIA-PNG WASH Project team to enable consistency in program quality and approaches, cross-learning and the establishment of a cohesive, high-performing team. Collaboration and communication with the Live&Learn PNG WASH team in New Ireland is also expected. The role will also engage with other PIA-PNG projects operating including the Bougainville Bougainville Youth Empowerment Program.

Do you have what it takes to be successful in this role?

· Experience in a project implementation team delivering a complex project targeting gender and socially inclusive social change.

· Demonstrated skills and experience in coordinating, training, facilitating and capacity building of staff, partners and community members and/or community-based organisations in gender and social inclusion.

· Relevant qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of gender rights, and/or women’s empowerment, and/or disability inclusion and/or GSI WASH programs.

· Experience of GSI approaches within WASH methodologies such as Community-led Total Sanitation, Water Safety Planning, UNICEF 3-Star School standards, WASH in Schools.

· Ability to be organised and self-motivated to adapt to changing power dynamics and community priorities.

· Openness and enthusiasm for learning the new tools and approaches and to facilitate the learning of others in the Project tools.

· Openness to continual self-reflection and learning, and facilitation of transformational change in gender equality and social inclusion in Bougainville/PNG.

· Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and social analysis and influencing skills specific to cultural and political context of Bougainville/PNG.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce succinct written reports in English.

How to apply

Location: Buka, Bougainville


Type of Role: Fixed Term Local Contract


Reports to: WASH Programme Manager

Remuneration: Competitive salary and package available (local T&C)

Eligibility: Open to those eligible to work in PNG and/or PNG Nationals

Closing Date: 16 May 2021

Send application to: [email protected] with subject line – Application: WASH GESI PC


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