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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
As Head of Operations you lead and develop a team of functional experts (Finance, Administration, Procurement & Logistics, IT, and Security) and to ensure optimum support to projects within Plan Internationals policies.
Sitting within the Country Management Team, this role has a strong strategic focus and as Head of Operation you will report regularly to the Country Director on the management of financial and operational risks associated with program delivery, grants and in country operations.
As well as overseeing the preparation, consolidation, and analysis of collated country budgets, the Head of Operations will support legal and risk management and be responsible for approving contracts, grants, leases, disbursements, and transfers to third parties.
In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require experience in programme management, donor support reporting and management of complex multi-donor large scale annual budgets.
Having previously worked in a senior management position, you must be prepared to play a key role within the Country Management team, exercising excellent judgement in complex decision making.
Excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience in management of supply chain, fleet management, and overall logistics including IT
Proven understanding of multi-sectoral programming by international non-government agencies, logistics and risk management are essential.
Type of Role: 5 year fixed term contract
Location: Malawi Country Office – Some travel to other project offices will be required.
Salary: circa $55,000 USD per annum plus benefits
Reports to: Country Director
Closing Date: Friday 27th January 2017
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.
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