Deputy Country Director - Operational Support, Burkina Faso

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 March 2020
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Job Description

The Opportunity

The current Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for PLAN International Burkina Faso has been approved for the period 2018-2023. It has a country annual budget turnover of near 19 million Euros, a team of 171 staff, a caseload of 52,000 sponsored children and a large grants portfolio from bilateral and multilateral donors including CIDA, KOIKA, European Union, GAC, etc.

The Deputy CD-OP is responsible for leading, managing and developing a team of functional experts, including finance, administration & logistics, ICT, legal and risk management, to support the delivery of quality and integrated programming in line with the organizational standards, frameworks and procedures. Since January 2019 Plan International Burkina Faso is managing a level 2 Emergency Response.

The Deputy CD-OP is managed directly by the Country Director and will at times be required to take on the responsibilities of the Country Director position in their absence.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Demonstrable knowledge as a result of education, training or practical experience on the key debates in development, particularly around child rights;
  • Practical knowledge of operations support for development;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of financial, administrative and business management;
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), e-mail and the internet;
  • Strong knowledge of the requirements of donors’ compliance and grants management;
  • Fluency in English and strong working knowledge of French, spoken and written;
  • Knowledge of the host country, the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country as well as the political, social and economic opportunities for development are an advantage.

For more information regarding the job and person specification please click on the below link: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/vzl70g42qho7unupa9p9q/DCD-Operations-Burkina-Faso-JD.docx?dl=0&rlkey=q41fjrf4dawf3x3ur9jf8lg3k

Type of Role: 3 year Fixed Term Accompanied posting

Grade: Competitive salary and benefits package available

Anticipated 1st interview date: 13/04/2020

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

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.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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

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.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

About the Organization

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.

More information

DCD Operations Burkina Faso JD.docx

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