Roving Country Director At Plan International

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.

There are 100 million reasons to join Plan International – will you be one of them?

The Opportunity

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Roving Country Director to join our Western and Central Africa Leadership Team.

The Country Director is critical to the overall success of the organisation and the achievement of its strategic objectives, including the delivery of the highest quality gender transformative programmes and courageous local, national and regional influencing. The Roving Country Director position has been created to help temporarily cover occasional Country Director positions across the fourteen countries in the Western and Central Africa region, to ensure that wherever possible the Country Offices have continuity of leadership.

The Roving Country Director will provide highly skilled, experienced, and senior-level management support and leadership to the country offices in the event of unexpected vacancies, in-country senior management team transitions, large-scale emergency responses, and other situations that may require senior leadership support including special assignments critical to the organisational or regional objectives.

You are responsible for ensuring;

  • Our programmes are well funded and growing, our work is recognised locally and internationally and remains relevant to the needs of girls and vulnerable children
  • Our teams are motivated, skilled and relevant and our organisation is effective and efficient, compliant with the policies, standards and expectations of Plan International Inc. This includes effective and up to date risk management relevant to highly complex operating environments.
  • Our work is guided by effective operations, strong financial management of budgets and performance of workplans to create positive change for children, youth and their communities
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in all that we do.

As Country Director, you will coach and develop others, building relationships, and creating a strong sense of purpose and collaboration for all those around you. You will bring genuine passion, determination, and fresh thinking to our work – with the aim of expanding both our reach and our impact in the lives of children, in particular girls.

How to apply

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