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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) and Gender Based Violence in Emergencies Advisor

  • Application Deadline: Sept. 2, 2018
  • Stockholm

The ASRHR and GBV in Emergencies Advisor is responsible for providing overall leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support to Plan Internationals Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in emergency settings. This area of work is being developed in the organisation and the role will be part of developing an approach and scope for the future.

More specifically, the Advisor will provide technical support to develop, position and implement the ASRHR in emergencies programs in ongoing emergency responses, protracted crisis and conflict settings. The role also includes field work though both deployments and capacity building missions to Plan International Country Office with 50% travel per year. S/He will contribute to external coordination efforts and initiatives to develop Plan International's leadership and profile globally. S/He will also collaborate with key staff in other thematic areas, and work with the Business Development and Program Management staff to develop strategies and proposals for the country programs.

The position is a fixed term contract for 1 year, with the possibility of extension depending on funding.This position is based in Stockholm preferably (other Plan International offices could be discussed with the right candidate) with up to 50% international travel. You will work be a part of our Program Department and you will be reporting to Head of the Disaster Risk Management Unit at Plan International Sweden/Head of the Nordic DRM Team (Reports to the Emergency Response Manager when deployed). Having a valid work permit for Sweden is required.

Key Responsibilities and End Results:


  • Strengthen Plan Internationals of Adolescent Girls’ programming – increase meaningful interventions for adolescent girls across all sites.
  • Be part of developing this sector within the organization as an Area of Global Distinctiveness together with colleagues in the global federation.
  • In collaboration with Program Managers, oversee the quality of design and program implementation.
  • Provide technical support and guidance on global initiatives related to ASRHR in Emergencies, and collaborate closely with other technical advisors and development colleagues.
  • Actively lead broader strategic planning processes in relation to ASRHR in Emergencies.


  • Represent Plan International at key coordination and government meetings, both in Stockholm and globally.
  • Work in close relationship with other INGOs, UN Agencies, government, local professionals, universities, and other agencies to develop the area of ASRHR in Emergencies.
  • Support liaison between Plan International Sweden and the Plan International Federation, as well as other relevant stakeholders, local, national and international partners, local and provincial authorities.


  • Build the portfolio and provide technical oversight and support on all programming related to ASRHR in emergencies.
  • Provide training and capacity building in on for example gender in emergencies, ASRHR, case management and psychosocial support, etc.
  • Conduct deployment to emergency responses to support Country Offices to develop, set-up and successfully manage ASRHR and/or GBV programs. While deployed in Country Offices, tasks include but are not limited to:
    - Conduct assessments and fundraise for gender/GBV/ASRHR in emergencies dependent upon needs and priorities in the specific context;
    - Supervise and provide ongoing support, capacity development and mentoring to the CO and partner staff. When required, support on the recruitment of new program staff, consultants or other external support, in coordination with HR;
    - Oversee strategic projects (determined by the country program) to ensure proper implementation and outputs are met, according to donor needs;
    - Collaborate with existing government structures and local authorities organizing GBV and/or ASRHR activities dependent upon context;
    - Identify or work with suitable local partner organizations and institutions for joint work.

Work with great people

Andreas Sjögren
"När jag började var vi tio anställda, så jag har fått möjlighet att utveckla både Plan International Sverige och mig själv."
Seth Tallvik
Program Manager
"We are an enthusiastic team working together towards a shared goal of positive impact at the global level"
Agnes Björn
Enhetschef Disaster Risk Management
"Vi skyddar barn och flickors lika villkor i katastrofer och konflikter - det känns meningsfullt!"
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Skills & Requirements

  • Higher degree in health (MPH), social science, humanities or other related degree.
  • At least five years of experience of working on gender in emergencies, GBV and ASRHR or related. Field work experience is a requirement.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive and professional attitude, ability to lead and work well in a culturally diverse team setting and with multiple partners. Strengths in listening, empathy, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant management and proposal writing.
  • Previous experience in gender mainstreaming and how to develop wider programs that are gender aware.
  • Demonstrated coordination, networking and relationship building skills with key partners including government, donors, INGOs, national and local organizations, and UN agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading, building and strengthening a program team in a dynamic, challenging and changing context.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating practical workshops and educating others on issues such as; ASRHR, violence against women and girls, masculinities, psychosocial support, adolescent girls protection and empowerment, leadership and advocacy.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills. Swedish, French or Arabic considered a major benefit.
  • Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Willingness to travel extensively, sometimes in areas of minimal to moderate insecurity.


Welcome with your application! Last day to apply is 2nd of September.

For questions about this position please contact Agnes Björn, Acting Program Director, at agnes.bjorn@plansverige.org. If you have questions regarding the application, please contact Lina Sjöberg at Human Resources at lina.sjoberg@plansverige.org.

Union representatives at Plan International Sweden: Kristian Korsgård (Akademikerförbundet) and Nidall Fayez (Unionen). Both can be reached at +468 587 755 00

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  • Barns rättigheter och flickors lika villkor

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  • Ärligt, tillitsfullt och transparent arbetsklimat

  • Fantastiska kollegor som trivs och utvecklas

About the company

Founded in 1937, Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children's rights and equality for girls. All of our work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our sponsors and partners.

Plan International is committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable and excluded children while promoting greater equality for girls. We aim not only to improve the daily lives of girls but also to advance their position and value in society, whilst actively working with boys and young men to champion gender equality. We believe in advancing children’s rights in all contexts, including during conflict and emergencies, where girls are faced with additional dangers.

Today Plan International is a global organisation active in over 70 countries. Plan International Sweden was founded in 1997 and today we are over 100 employees who all work to advance children's rights and equality for girls.

TOMPlan International grundades 1937 och startade i Sverige 1997

TOMÖver 90 000 faddrar i Sverige (1 083 000 i hela världen)

TOMVerksamma i 75 länder

TOMAllt arbete utgår från FN:s konvention om barnets rättigheter

TOMFörra året nådde Plan International 2 220 000 flickor, pojkar, kvinnor och män i 89 katastrofinsatser globalt.

TOMFörra året nådde Plan International 2 118 000 flickor, pojkar, kvinnor och män i insatser för sexuell och reproduktiv hälsa och rättigheter

TOM1 392 000 fadderbarn omfattades av Plan Internationals programverksamhet under förra året.

TOMPlan International Sverige fick 2006 status som ramorganisation för Sidas stöd till civila samhället och har idag ett anslag på cirka 500 miljoner.

TOMÅr 2009 beviljades vi ytterligare ett ramanslag för vårt humanitära arbete världen över för att skydda barn i konflikter.

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