As part of our global strategy to transform the lives of 100 million girls, Plan International is playing a leading role in the development of a new innovative alliance for adolescent girls. The organisation seeks a Project Officer to join the GPT to help develop and scale-up the Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) – an emerging alliance of 11 partner organisations (including civil society, academia, foundations and others) working to push for prioritised and evidence-informed investments in adolescent girls by governments and donors, at all levels. The Adolescent Girls Investment Plan will act as a bridge between evidence on ‘what works’ for girls and budgeting and policy making leading to real change for girls.
As the AGIP Project Officer, you will work cross organisationally and with multiple external partners. Your role will include coordinating technical and board meetings for the AGIP, collaborating with developing project plans/resource strategies, supporting the development of an accountability mechanism and ensuring key milestones are met during the first phase of the project.
It will also be your responsibility to maximise partner engagement and strengthen the AGIP’s positioning at global events, networks and forums by helping to organise side events, workshops and meetings.
We are looking to recruit an organised and collaborative individual who has project management experience (preferably in partnerships and business development) to assist with the first phase of development for the AGIP. You will have knowledge of advocacy, policy and/or fundraising alongside knowledge of current issues and trends in international development and the Girls’ Rights Space.
You will have strong research and presentation skills whilst being able to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines. It is also essential that you can maintain effective internal relationship management and communications within an international environment.
You must be able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and having experience of convening networks and/or working groups or working in a membership organisation is desirable. You will be a team player, meaning you will be open and able to work as part of a team to deliver on shared objectives.
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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: 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Reports to: Global Partnerships Manager (Civil Society and Academia)
Salary: Competitive (as per country salary scales)
Closing Date: 16th December 2019
Interviews to take place 17th and 18th December
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
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.