Country Director at Plan International 29 views0 applications

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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan Liberia is one of the most respected child centred international NGOs in the country, focusing on core priorities of health, education and child empowerment.

To consolidate Plan’s presence in Liberia, there is a need for a Country Director with a strong business development background. This is an exciting executive leadership role with opportunities to build and grow the new country program in Liberia.

As Country Director you will be Plan’s legal representative in Liberia, accountable for operations and results in an evolving political, economic, institutional and legal/labour environment.

You will be responsible for growing and managing a grant portfolio and ensuring that readiness to emergencies is built into all programme planning.

As a member of the Regional Management Team, you will lead a Country Management Team and provide strategic leadership to Plan Liberia staff, ensuring alignment with corporate values and practices.

Do you have what it takes?

To succeed in this challenging and varied role you must display proven senior management experience as well as experience of delivering programme strategy within a humanitarian and/or development context.

You will have knowledge of the requirements of donor compliance and financial management and possess proven skills in the development and management of effective and motivated teams, including distance management. You will be a highly effective communicator who is able to think strategically and balance future vision with practical delivery.

Excellent English and the ability to travel to remote areas are essential.

Knowledge of Liberia; the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country and the political, social and environmental opportunities for change is an advantage.

Type of Role: 3 year fixed term contract

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Salary: circa $80,000

Reports to: Regional Director

Closing Date:  Sunday 5th February 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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Plan International is an international organisation or development which works in 51 countries across Africa, the Americas, and Asia to promote the safeguarding of children.It is a nonprofit organisation and is one of the world's largest organisations based on children, it works in 58,000 communities with the help of volunteers to improve how 56 million children live. The charity also has 21 national organisations who have been given the responsibility to oversee the raising of funds and awareness in their individual countries.

The organisation puts an emphasis on communities working together in order to address the needs of children around the world. The NGO focuses on child participation, education, economic security, emergencies, health, protection, sexual health (including HIV), and water and sanitation. It provides training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and has worked on relief efforts in countries including Haiti, Colombia and Japan.

Plan International also sponsors the Because I Am a Girl campaign, which has published many stories focusing on the struggle of young women in the developing world.

Plan International was founded during the Spanish Civil War by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and aid worker Eric Muggeridge. When they witnessed the conflict change the lives of children, they founded ‘Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain’, which would later change its name to Plan International. Set up in 1937, the organisation provided food, shelter and clothing to children whose lives had been destroyed by the war.

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