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Civil Society Strengthening and Partnerships Advisor


Organization : Plan International Thailand
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 26 Mar 2019
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Deadline : 21 / April / 2019

Plan International Thailand Job Advertisement: Civil Society Strengthening and Partnerships Advisor

Plan International is an international humanitarian, child-centered development organization, advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.


Position:  Civil Society Strengthening and Partnerships Advisor

Assignment duration: Fixed-Term contract (1 year with possibility to extend).

Duty station: Based in Bangkok (May be possible for Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Myanmar)


JOB BACKGROUND:  Plan Thailand receives grants from various major donors. The purpose of this position  is  to provide  strategic  direction   and technical assistance  to Plan  international’s   work to strengthen  civil  society  for the promotion and  protection  of the rights of girls  and young women  throughout  the Asia  region. The  position  will  play a key role in  ensuring  that Plan international’s  work for gender transformation   is  informed  by and delivered   with and through  local civil society partners  while  simultaneously   strengthening   the role of civil  society  in the countries in which  we work.





  • Provide technical support for CSS project delivery across the Asia country offices - ensuring quality management and implementation of Sida projects in line with Plan international’s policies and donor requirements.
  • Support the development and implementation of guidelines and standards for CSS, including work with CSOs as well as informal civil society group and networks. Particular emphasis will be given to groups and networks led by young women and girls working for gender equality.
  • Monitor the environment for civil society across Asia and ensure analysis is shared with CSS projects and initiatives and relevant networks.
  • Identify promising practices in CSS work and translate them into effective models and methods sufficient to bring greater scale and reach to the work.
  • Support the development and roll-out of new models and methods to effectively engage girls' led gender quality movements as part of existing or new program initiatives.
  • Maintain effective, equitable relationships with key organizations in the Sida-funded grant projects and girls' movement strengthening initiatives at CO-level in collaboration with key CO-staff.
  • Support relationship-strengthening between CO/CSO partners and relevant duty bearers and stakeholders in the government, UN organizations and other institutions focusing on civil society related issues.
  • Support Plan International staff engaged in CSS projects and identify needed capacity building in line with the Plan International global guidelines as well as the Sida related policies.
  • Represent the Asia region on one or more AoGD working group.
  • As requested, contribute to CO and RO strategic plans and reviews.




  • Leads knowledge management and learning in civil society strengthening, and ensures that learning from the countries feeds into global processes and vice-versa regarding Sida framework initiatives.  This includes promoting cross fertilisation between the Sida framework and other initiatives.
  • Coordinates, supports and ensures the development of the current Learning Agenda initiative in all 13 countries.
  • Provides support to the integration and effective implementation of Plan Internationals new policy Building Better Partnerships.
  • Supports and contributes to the development and implementation of CO and RO influencing plans and activities.
  • Together with the Regional Research and Learning Lead, identifies research and learning initiatives that can help  Plan International  and its civil society  partners  to navigate  controlled political  environments   and shrinking  civil society  space;  supports  the development  of the regional  Girls'  Leadership   Index to include  civil society-related   indicators  and case studies.
  • Supports relevant  quality  assurance  mechanisms  in relation  to civil society  strengthening and partnerships  and  in line with donor requirements   in place -  in close collaboration  with SNO and the team  of Civil society 


Success Metrics:

  • Sida-funded and other CSS projects and initiatives in the Asia region are receiving the technical assistance in the area of civil society strengthening and partnerships they need to meet objectives, meet donor requirements and in line with Plan International policies and priorities.
  • Plan International is actively monitoring and analyzing civil society space and the overall enabling environment for civil society across Asia and is able to adapt its programs and strategies accordingly - and to support its CSO partners to adapt.
  • The regional girls' movement initiative is providing valued support to girl's led organizations and equipping girls to play and active role in their respective civil societies.
  • The Asia region (and the COs within it) are linked to global networks and working groups; and global networks and working groups are being informed by the civil society context and experience in Asia.


  • Complies with corporate policies and standards: Child Protection Policy, IT Policy, Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy, Confidentiality Policy, Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowing, HR Policies and Procedures.




Knowledge and experience

  • Bachelors and preferably a graduate degree in social or political sciences, gender studies, International relations or other relevant discipline
  • Knowledge and professional experience in the areas of civil society strengthening, child rights Governance, child participation and gender analysis
  • Demonstrated technical advisory expertise in the design, implementation and evaluation of Programming for civil society strengthening
  • 5+ years’ work experience in Asia that includes a combination of supporting civil society Organisations, organizational development, advocacy and/or working with children and youth around child rights
  • Experience in results-based project management and the use of problem analysis, logical Frameworks and theory of change to design interventions
  • Experience in the use of rights-based monitoring and evaluation models
  • In depth knowledge of gender equality and girls' rights challenges and opportunities in several Asian contexts
  • Knowledge on gender mainstreaming approaches, such as gender transformative approach.
  • Demonstrated facilitation and training experience



  • Excellent communication skills, including virtually, across different cultures and across generations
  • Context analysis skills to understand how context and stakeholders' interests influence the Partnership and our ability to achieve mutual goals
  • Able to learn quickly and adaptive to new and different perspectives
  • Influencing, representational and advocacy skills
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.



  • Promotes and facilitates teamwork, provides vision and strategic leadership in an inclusive Manner
  • Flexible, adaptive while maintaining the big picture
  • Culturally sensitive, gender-sensitive and inclusive
  • Assumes responsibility for actions and the results of these
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial and pro-actively takes the initiative to identify new opportunities
  • Able to put visionary ideas into practice and concrete measures.
  • Engaged in child and youth safeguarding policy respect and it's code of conduct


How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit a motivational letter, a comprehensive CV and details of at least 3 referees via E-mail only to:


Closing date for applications:   21 April 2019


Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact :

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