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Gender & Social Inclusion Coordinator, WASH SDG programme

Plan International
Kamuli, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.
We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Gender equality and non-discrimination are key components in the Plan Global as well as Country Strategy to deliver on transformational changes at programmatic as well as on how individuals confront and tackle gender inequalities. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and its girls who are most affected.
This programme aims to promote a sustainable change in social norms and behaviours takes place. Only a change in vision and habits in relation to sanitation, hygiene and clean drinking water will lead to sustainable changes in WASH practices.
This position will provide gender technical leadership in the WASH planning, implementation and monitoring to influence gender equality and social inclusion through our WASH interventions, both for women and girls, as well as across social (ethnic, caste, class) groups. He/she will be working on empowering socially marginalised and excluded groups especially women, girls and PWDs in the community. This will be in line with the gender transformative WASH approach to be developed, tested and implemented to achieve Gender equality and social inclusiveness in WASH SDG programming.


• The Gender & Social Inclusion Coordinator will work closely with the WASH SDG project team to conduct a project baseline, prepare & manage annual Gender Transformative implementation plans and budgets for WASH SDG project. 
• Conduct Gender analysis to understand gendered inequalities and exclusion issues to inform the WASH SDG gender transformative programming.
• Work with the M&E team to develop WASH SDG gender sensitive tools to support implementation, and M&E in line with the project documents.
• Support in the development of WASH Gender sensitive project indicators and ensure the result oriented reporting in line with project outcomes.
• Build the capacity of staff and partners in Gender transformative programming to integrate Gender in to their project implementation and monitoring.
• Provide technical support to the project team in applying the Gender Transformation Marker and localization of gender WASH sensitive packages into community systems.
• Spearhead on engaging community structures especially Cultural and religious institutions on negative social norms and practices that impact on women and girls’ realisation of WASH rights GBV in the community.
• Document and share best practices in gender transformative behaviour change, GBV and child protection in line with WASH project outcomes.
• Work closely work WASH SDG PM and the Gender Taskforce to advance gender equality and inclusion in WASH project implementation.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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