Plan International Belgium is hiring a Consultant, Child Survivors of SGBV (temporary project between September and November 2020)

Plan International is an independent organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Our global strategy has a specific focus on equality for girls, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular gender equality.


Objective of the Function

Plan International Belgium is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic short-term, home-based consultant to lead the development of a global training package on child survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

This is a temporary project between September 2020 and November 2020 (total of 40 working days).

Under the leadership of the Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) network, Plan International has increased its global presence in the sector of sexual and gender-based violence. Plan International is a core member of the global GBV Area of Responsibility and has supported the development of and endorsed the Minimum Standards for GBV Prevention and Response Programming in Emergencies, participated in the revision of the SGBV Standard in the Child Protection Minimum Standards 2019 Edition and is currently engaged in the Child and Adolescent Survivors Initiative. At the same time, Plan International has increased its portfolio of SGBV programming in several humanitarian responses, including Nigeria, Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Bangladesh, Colombia, Uganda, among others and is currently developing a global Program Model to address child marriage in humanitarian settings.

Plan International is now looking to strengthen the capacity of Plan International’s humanitarian response in working with child survivors of SGBV through the development of a global SGBV training package. The development of a SGBV training package falls in line with the global CPiE network’s FY2019 workplan, “Objective 3.3: Strengthen technical expertise on SGBV programming, in particular CEFM, in humanitarian settings.” With support from Plan International UK, this training package will target Plan International staff who work directly on programs that aim to prevent and respond to child survivors of SGBV in humanitarian contexts, such as technical specialists, program managers, coordinators, and officers. In addition, this package will support humanitarian program managers in National Organizations (NO) in the development of technically sound proposals. The training package is envisioned to be modular, allowing for field staff to carry out select modules on an ongoing basis and based on the capacity-building needs of their field teams.

An internal reference group made of technical staff from GH, NOs, ROs, and COs will be established to review and provide feedback to all developed materials. Developed training materials will be in line with existing global standards, including but not limited to the Child Protection Minimum Standards and the GBV Minimum Standards. All training materials will be available online for all Plan International staff to access.


Scope of work

The consultant, in close collaboration with the line manager, is expected to:

  • Participate in start-up calls with line manager and other key members of Plan International, and incorporate feedback into inception report;

  • Support the identification of potential actors across the Plan Federation for participation in the internal advisory group and for consultations;

  • Hold consultations with a geographically representative group of identified individuals to understand their capacity needs in terms of SGBV programming; 

  • Conduct a desk review of existing SGBV training resources to identify which resources can be adapted and tailored for Plan International’s purposes and what gaps in resources may exist;

  • Document consultative calls and desk review findings in a short summary report;

  • Develop a training outline, based on consultations and findings from desk review, circulate for feedback from internal advisory committee, and finalize training outline;

  • Develop draft training package, including:

    • 6 modules

    • Accompanying presentations, activity guides, and handout materials per module

    • Facilitator guide per module

    • Sample pre-post tests per module

  • Ensure one module in the training package focuses on Plan International’s approach to working with child survivors of SGBV programming, based on existing organizational position and guidance;

  • Ensure all developed materials can be adaptable to local contexts and flexible for use with both technical specialists as well as project coordinators and officers;

  • Draft training package will be shared with members of the internal advisory group for feedback, with a maximum of two rounds of feedback;

  • Remain in close communication with line manager, and regularly communicate progress on key deliverables as well as to flag any potential delays or challenges in implementation.


Key deliverables and timeline

A total of 40 consultancy days are expected to complete all listed deliverables. While the overall period of the consultancy cannot be changed, certain deadlines are flexible and may be changed based on consultant’s availability.



Inception report  

18 September 2020

Detailed outline of training content and materials 

28 September 2020

Draft 1 of training package for first round of review

16 October 2020

Draft 2 of training package for second round of review

6 November 2020

Delivery of final training package 

30 November 2020


Your profile


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or above) in relevant fields, including social work, public health, psychology, etc.;

  • A minimum of 5-years experience in child protection in humanitarian settings and sexual and gender-based violence programming;

  • Familiarity with gender equality and sexual and reproductive health;

  • Proven experience developing and delivering trainings to field-based humanitarian actors, including front-line child protection actors, on sexual and gender-based violence;

  • Ability to adapt and tailor existing training materials and packages to be flexible to participants’ roles and capacities;  

  • Experience working in a member-based organization or network in capacity-building roles;

  • Previous experience working on projects that require an iterative and consultative process, with the capacity to incorporate multiple levels of feedback and perspectives into final products;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to successfully interact with a diverse group of people over virtual platforms (Skype, Microsoft Teams); 

  • Flexible work attitude, with the ability to follow direction and work independently across a virtual work environment;

  • Fluent verbal and written English.



  • Field experience working in child protection or sexual and gender-based violence in emergencies;

  • Previous experience with Plan International or familiarity with Plan International’s humanitarian response programming;

  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish, with ability to conduct interviews in these languages


Within the framework of ‘Safeguarding Children and Young  People’, you will have indirect as well as direct contact with youngsters and children. You will play a role in the internal charter of the protection of children related to Plan International Belgium.

This function does not imply any contact with children and young people. The consultant will be briefed on the Safeguarding policy and Code of Ethics



Send your CV, application letter, proposed methodology and financial proposal, and three professional references to with reference “Consultant, Child Survivors of SGBV” before 16 August 2020.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we highly encourage applying as early as possible. Only complete applications in English will be considered. Anticipated start date no later than 15 September 2020.