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.
This is an exciting time for Plan International as we implement
our global strategy for 2017-2022. Our global strategy defines who we are, why
we exist, the change we want to see in the world and how we will contribute to
making change happen. It underpins everything we do, guiding all our work in
all parts of the federation.
To achieve greater change in children’s lives we are dramatically
transforming how we operate, and we need bold, forward-thinking and innovative
individuals to steer our country operations, driving change and delivering
results that will allow us to transform the lives of 100 million girls
Plan International Haiti commenced operations in 1973, helping
vulnerable children, young people and their families to break the cycle of
poverty. The current strategy, which will end in 2022, is focussing on three
main areas of programming including Inclusive Quality Education, Sexual
Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender Transformation being a key cross
cutting issue relevant for the Haitian programming context.
Plan International Haiti Country Office is located in
Port-au-Prince. Plan International implements projects funded through grants
and sponsorship Program Units in located in Northeast, West and Southeast
Departments. At present Plan International Haiti implements a portfolio of
approximately seven million Euro per annum and has embraced the partnership
model ways of working and currently works with over fourteen partners at both
local and national levels.
This portfolio includes sponsorship and grants from the bilateral
and multilateral donors, including Government of Canada and UNICEF amongst others.
Plan International Haiti has also been heavily involved in running the
humanitarian programming responding to a number of hurricanes and especially
the earthquake that Haiti back in 2010.
The Country Director is accountable for the management and leadership
of a team of approximately 200 staff with a Country Leadership Team of 12
members, all of which report directly to the Country Director.
As part of the broader organisational effort to transform Plan
International Haiti to achieve greater impact, Plan International Haiti is
going through a transformational change and strategy development process. This
process requires leadership of the Country Director and experience in change
management. The organization is committed to meeting safeguarding expectations
across all its operations and will expect the country director to ensure all
incidents regarding child abuse and sexual harassment are reported and
Do you have what it takes?
As a Country Director, you will drive Plan International’s
programme and influencing work, setting overall direction, leading a high
performing team, ensuring accountability for meeting demanding targets and
maintaining alignment with the global strategy.
You will be deeply comfortable with leading transformative change,
have a demonstrable commitment to gender equality and relish the prospect of
representing Plan International to the highest levels of government, civil
society, the media and international media.
You will understand and drive efforts to deliver positive change
for girls through advocating, campaigning and communicating at a national
level. Equally, you will ensure the country-operating model is fit for purpose,
we have the right funding mix to achieve our ambition, key business processes
are in place and organisational values are embedded in everything we do.
You will lead by example in ensuring gender equality is evident in
everything we do from staffing, to programing and influencing, to ways of
working. You will work with your team to bring about the right culture that
ensures we are champions for girls and gender equality.
You will lead a motivated team, ensure legal compliance, and be
ready and able to respond to emergency and development needs of the most
marginalised children, especially girls
For a detailed job description,
please click on the link below:
Type of Role: 3-5 Year FTC
Reports to: ROA Deputy
Closing Date: 29th February
**Anticipated 1st round interview
date: Week commencing 2nd March 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.
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.
How to apply
To apply, please follow the link below: