Interim Project Management and Compliance SpecialistInter

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 March 2020
  • Woking, United Kingdom
  • Closing on 1 April 2020

Job Description

The Opportunity

The Projects and Funds Team of Plan International is responsible for developing policy, procedure, guidance and tools to support Country Offices successfully acquire and manage projects and funds. As the Project Management and Compliance Specialist you will be an integral part of this team, you will play an important leadership role in the implementation of new procedures and the capacity development of Plan International’s Country Offices to manage institutional funding and comply with donor regulations.

The Individual

This is an important role that contributes to the shaping and delivering of the overall objectives of the Project and Funds Team. Therefore, you will be required to have demonstrable experience of managing large grants, developing policies, procedures and supporting tools, and articulating them to a wide range of audiences from formal governance structures to field offices.

Experience of working in a large INGO at a senior level, including a broad-based understanding of how large INGOs including ‘federal’ INGOs operate. A detailed understanding of how institutional donors interact with INGOs and how INGOs manage acquisition to contract close out processes with institutional donors.

With training and capacity development skills including the development of learning material and the delivery of formal and informal training. As well as strong influencing skills with the ability to apply logic and reasoning, persuasion and empathy.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (high level of English writing skills essential, French and/or Spanish highly desirable)

For a detailed description please see:

Location: Flexible Location (Preferably Global Hub, Woking or where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work). Employment terms will be based on local conditions.

Type of Role: 15 Month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Head of Projects and Grants Support

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 1 April 2020

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

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

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

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

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