Technical Specialist

Plan International

Rangpur, Bangladesh

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. Our core values bind us together and hold us to high standards for how we expect ourselves and those we work with to behave. They are our guiding principles to the way we work and help us to understand how to put our organisational purpose-Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls into practice.

Our organisation is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere that we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals in our team, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls. With this backdrop, Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) has set the vision for 2030 as, ‘We will partner to empower girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence and to achieve their rights’. This change will enable us to deliver successfully on our global ambitions and significantly impact children’s rights and gender equality in Bangladesh.

The Role:

In collaboration with Plan International Norway, Plan International Bangladesh is going to start a project with the financial support of Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) Telethon that aims to reduce the Early Child and Forced Marriage- CEFM in Bangladesh. The integrated project will work in the areas of youth governance, sexual reproductive health and rights, CEFM system strengthening & monitoring and girls’ economic empowerment that will ultimately contribute to combating early and forced marriage.

Technical Specialist-Youth Leadership will be responsible for helping girls and young women to gain skills and knowledge, so they are capable of engaging in social movements to challenge the social norms. Has to ensure the participation of young people in decision making spaces of government or relevant authority level. S/he will take a proactive stance in identifying and mitigating safeguarding of children and young people and gender transformative related risks, implementing interventions by Plan International Bangladesh.

What we’re looking for:

  • We need a self-motivated and energetic individual with Master’s Degree preferably in Economics, English, Social Work, Youth Development, Sociology and Anthropology or any other relevant subject from a reputed university.
  • The person should have at least 5 years of demonstrated work experience in youth especially girls and young woman empowerment.
  • Someone who also has experience in developing youth friendly module/guidelines.
  • Having English and Bangla proficiency is also required. He/She should respect equity, gender sensitivity and ensure safeguarding issues.