Gender Advisor at Plan International

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.



Title Gender Advisor
Functional Area Program
Reports to Project Manager Plan for Girls
Location Garoua Travel required Yes
Effective Date 01 June 2022 Grade D1
Type of position For national



To ensure That Plan international Cameroon through the Plan for girl programming attains the vision of becoming a center of excellence for gender equality through organizational practice and programming in Cameroon by ensuring: Gender and particularly girl’s issues project for the harmonious development of children. The because I ‘am a girl (BIAAG movement and Plan international gender and inclusive policy are transled into effective and innovative programs and other initiatives benefiting children in Cameroon. The capacity of Plan for girl project is enhanced to sustain effective gender transforming programming. The reinforcement of the capacities of communities /partners to consider gender in their budgeting activities and planning.

Dimensions of the Role

The Gender Coordinator is a member of the Programme Support Team (PST) and assists Programme Units (PUs) and at times C.O management and frontline staff in designing and management of gender related interventions; and ensuring that gender is cross-cutting in all projects. S/he also coaches Plan staff, partners and communities to develop a greater understanding of issues related to gender. The Gender Coordinator is supervised by the Project  Manager (PM). S/he does not have supervisees; and does not managed specific programme. However, there is a growing budget amounts within various projects regarding gender mitigation actions



  • Facilitate staff’s understanding of  gender transformative and Plan gender policy


  • Orientate and train staff and partners on gender mainstreaming
  • Facilitate the Change of champions training


  • Facilitate the collection and analysis of gender disaggregated data in the field;


  • Facilitate the formulation of gender sensitive indicators for the collection of baseline data and the evaluation of  project in collaboration with technical advisors,



  • Collect and analyse regularly statistics on gender progress in  project


  • Make a gender self-assessment of partner councils and elaborate an action plan for training


  • Develop tools for gender analysis


  • Establishes and maintains good working and learning relationship with partner organizations and government(MINPROFF);


  • Develop proposal for resources mobilization for gender/BIAAG activities
  • Supervise  and build the capacity of  4 PSW alongside the CPTO.



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  • Ensure that Plan’s Child Protection Policy and related procedures are adhered to in all aspects of work


  • Represent Plan Cameroon in meetings/other events on gender and submit report to PSM


Key indicators:


  • Gender aspect is included in all major event and programmes


  • Staff are gender “transformed”


  • GEI is implemented is  agreed vulgarization of Gender Transformative approach


  • Partners are trained on gender matters and are gender aware


  • Gender are budgeted adequately


  • Evidence of advocacy at regional level around various discrimination toward girls
  • Evidence of collaboration with other Technical Advisors


  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Key relationships



  • Maintains a high contact with other partners MINPROFF, NGO partners and others organizations that promote gender equality and inclusion.


  • Keeps and maintain a high contact with PM. & PIIAM. Project Manager of P4G and PU staffs (PUC, Field staff, M & E, and Project manager, others technical advisor and officers… etc.)
  • Maintains medium contact with local partners and minimum contact with communities and CBOs.




  • Plan West and Central Africa Office (WARO), Plan International Canada: to support in implementing various gender related trainings and monitoring


National Offices: during visits and development of grants proposals

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


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

Gained through education, training, & experience

Qualification and Experience


  • Diploma or its equivalent in gender or Social Sciences
  • At least 05 years working experience in social development.


Experience in the NGO sector preferably with child-related development issues, would be an advantage


Demonstrated behaviours needed by the post-holder to successfully perform the role:


  • Timeliness and proactive in the discharge of duties


  • Good planning and organizational abilities


  • Good supervisory and listening abilities


  • Open to feedback and willingness to adopt to new approaches and processes


  • Communicates clearly and effectively


  • High awareness of safety requirements of area of operation


  • Good inter-personal skills


  • Good writing and reporting skills


  • High sense of judgment and responsibility


  • Strong team player


  • Good negotiation skills


  • Good animation skills


  • Training of trainers & implementers,


Physical Environment

May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc.


Travel requirements


This position requires to have ability of work outside in extremely hot climate and 40% of travel time within Garoua and Pitoa and Ngong council area with 60% office work. May also travel externally when needed.


Level of contact with children

Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction

Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children

High level: Frequent interaction with children

Mid contact- the job responsibilities of this position does not require the post holder to have any one-to-one contact with children on a daily basis. There would be occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.


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 organisation 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 maximise 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 with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location: Garoua


Closing Date: 11th May 2022


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, girls’ 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 Children and Young People 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. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.


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