Roving Gender in Emergencies Specialist- Ukraine Refugee Crisis Response At Plan International


Plan International is committed to ensuring gender equality is core to our humanitarian work.

The conflict in Ukraine is resulting in a major humanitarian crisis with over 3 million people having fled to neighbouring countries, and millions displaced within Ukraine. Plan International is responding to the crisis and working in partnership with civil society organisations in Poland, Romania, and Moldova to meet the key needs of those affected by the crisis as well as host communities.

This position will play a key role in the support to country level activities and will provide technical support and guidance to Plan International teams and partners in Poland, Romania, and Moldova. The position will initially be remote but may well be based in one of the 3 countries in the future.

The Ukraine Hub is a service-oriented structure to support initiation of activities, and to help find solutions to problems as and when arise. Creative thinking and identifying work arounds to problems faced will be a critical element of the role.


The post holder will develop Plan’s approach to gender in emergencies with a focus on children and adolescents across the Ukraine response. They will provide technical advice in ensuring gender equality is incorporated in a meaningful way into the design, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian programmes in the Ukraine response. The role will work with local partners as well as Plan International teams.

The post holder will regular provide in country support to teams and partners in Poland, Romania and Moldova, sometimes at short notice providing technical support on gender in emergencies.

The post holder will represent Plan International in relevant external fora.

This role is also intended to strengthen the Partner Organisations’ commitment to a safe, responsive and inclusive response, with strong focus on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI).



· University degree or appropriate work experience in gender studies or a field relevant to emergency response.

· Significant experience in planning, design and implementation of integrated humanitarian programmes.

· Significant experience in vulnerability and gender analysis and tackling gender inequality and exclusion

· Significant experience of working in a range of humanitarian contexts (eg refugee, conflict, rapid onset)

· Proven experience of leading gender in emergencies programming and mainstreaming gender.

· Experience in working with children and girls’ rights.

· Experience on capacity building of staff on gender and emergencies.

· Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and codes of conduct

· Strong analytical skills: secondary/primary data analysis.

· Advocacy, influencing and negotiating skills, experienced in gaining commitment from a wide range of people, bringing about change and providing support from a distance

· External representation and communication skills.

· Strong English language skills. Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, or Russian language skills highly desirable

· Excellent skills in writing funding submissions and donor reports

For the full job description follow this link Role Profile_Roving Gender in Emergencies Specialist_Ukraine Hub_April2022.docx

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