Our global strategy “All girls standing strong creating global change” has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalised and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 200 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality in both humanitarian and development settings. Our organisation is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking, and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 200 million girls.
Plan International has been working in Tanzania since 1991, helping vulnerable children, young people, and their families to break the cycle of poverty. Plan Tanzania’s country office is located within Dar es Salaam and 5 Program Units (PUs) in 8 regions. Plan is involved in humanitarian programming in the Burundian refugee camps in Kigoma region. Plan International Tanzania also works with other stakeholders in various projects countrywide. Plan International Tanzania has embraced a partnership model and works with 20+ partners at both local and national levels.
Plan International’s Country Strategy goal is to make significant contributions so that Girls enjoy better protection from Child Early and Forced Marriage. This will be achieved with three gender transformative, integrated and mutually supportive programs:
- Education and Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE):
- Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) and maternal new born and child health and nutrition (MNCHN):
- Protection from Violence: .
The Country Director will be expected to take this Strategy forward, aligning it with the refreshed Global Strategy “All Girls Standing Strong” and Leading the Country Office to deliver desired impact.
Our work is already reaching more than 50 million children including supporting over 26 million girls to learn, lead, decide and thrive, yet there is so much more potential to deliver high-quality programmes that provide long-lasting benefits to those children, their families and their communities.
As a Plan International Country Director, you will be the leader tasked with unlocking that potential in country.
This is a truly influential position that comes with full accountability for Plan International’s operations and results in country. You will have the unique opportunity to drive programmes and influencing work, set overall direction for the country office, lead and grow the team, and ensure accountability to communities and donors for meeting demanding targets and maintaining alignment with the global strategy.
You will be deeply comfortable with leading transformative change and your talents as a leader and communicator will inspire Plan employees and volunteers while engaging partners, government, local communities and our other stakeholders. You will bring a focused approach to key responsibilities such as risk management, income growth, the disbursement of project funds and the oversight of projects.
We are looking for a Country Director to support, inspire and lead our team. With demonstrable experience exercising leadership functions with increasing responsibility in an international environment related to development and social justice and of programming in difficult environments you are ready to rise to a new challenge that puts girls rights at the heart of everything you do.
As Country Director, you will be adept at developing people, 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, and making change work for millions of children.
You will consistently live our values, aligning them with our work to bring these to life.
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