Head of Operations

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 21 July 2020
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Job Description

The Opportunity

The current Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for PLAN International CAR has been approved for the period 2019-2021. It has a country annual budget turnover of near 24 million Euros, a team of 300 staff, and a large grants portfolio from bilateral and multilateral donors including WFP, ECHO, SIDA, IRISH AID, BMZ etc.

The Head of Operation Support is responsible for leading, managing and developing a team of functional experts, including 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 2014 Plan International CAR is under a level 2 Emergency Response.

The Head of Operarion Support 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?

The Head Of Operation Support is a member of the Core Country Leardship Team along with other country managers and is expected to contribute to Plan’s understanding and strategic direction in the country. He or she deputises for CD as required and if needed in relation to external stakeholders;

The Head Of Operations line manages three Coordinators in the areas of Admin Logistic, procurement & logistics and ICT.

The Head Of Operation Support provides technical oversight and support to Programme Units (PU) in managing risks and remaining compliant in the delivery of cost-effective programmes.

The individual must have:

  • 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 Logistics, 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.

Location: Bangui, Central African Republic

Type of Role: 2 year FTC - Mandatory Un-Accompanied posting

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Competitive salary and package available.

Closing Date: 9th August 2020

Anticipated 1st round interview: 18th & 19th August

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

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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.

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.

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.

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