Head of Business Development at Plan International

Position: Head of Business Development

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan recognizes that the geographical context and recent history have left the communities of South Sudan highly vulnerable to emergencies from political and inter-ethnic conflicts, influx of returnees, food insecurity, long dry spells and floods. Cognizant of this need Plan International is implementing emergency and recovery response in four states of South Sudan, namely Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Upper Nile, Lakes and Jonglei. This program includes food assistance, agricultural rehabilitation, Food Security and Livelihoods, Education in Emergencies and Child Protection in Emergencies.

Plan South Sudan is seeking an experienced Head of Business Development to be based in the Country Office. This is a fantastic opportunity to build upon a solid resource mobilisation foundation in Plan International South Sudan and drive resource mobilisation to the next level with a direct impact on transforming the lives of women and girls.

The post holder will report to the Director of Programme Development and Advocacy (DPDA). You will directly supervise three full time staff and may occasionally supervise consultants and interns. You would manage a small departmental budget at the Country Office.

In line with the Country Strategy and the income target for Plan South Sudan set in the country resource mobilization strategy, you will be responsible for expanding and diversifying the institutional donor portfolio as well as the corporate donor base. The post holder will work proactively with National Organisations (NOs) in the Plan Federation to identify and win appropriate grant opportunities by ensuring the timely and quality delivery of successful grant proposals and building the capacity of team members in the development of strong quality proposals.

About You

In order to be successful in this role you will bring;

  • Significant professional experience spent leading resource mobilization in the development and humanitarian/emergency context;
  • Demonstrated track record of writing project proposals and obtaining grant funding for humanitarian and development projects from key institutional, corporate and foundational donors.
  • Experience managing relationships with major institutional donors
  • Experience in coaching, training and facilitation
  • Experience in identifying and developing fund raising opportunities
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced negotiating skills
  • Proven strategic relationship management skills
  • Conceptual and analytical skills
  • Excellent people skills; team builder
  • Planning and monitoring skills

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.


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