Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International seeks a dynamic leader and project strategist to fill the role of Chief of Party (COP) for USAID’s anticipated Let Girls Learn Project in Pakistan, a grant with an expected budget of approximately $8-19million over five years.
The Let Girls Learn program focuses on three pillars: 1) increase girl’s access to quality education; 2) reduce barriers to girl’s educational and economic success; and 3) empower adolescent girls to engage in Pakistan’s social, political, and economic advancement.
The COP will lead and oversee all aspects of this high-profile project, including directing strategic planning and decision making, providing technical guidance, managing the activities of sub-recipients, and supervising staff. Serving as the key liaison with USAID, the Government of Pakistan, implementing partners, and other stakeholders, the COP will also establish and maintain an integrated vision among different actors while ensuring adherence to all project objectives, performance requirements, and donor regulations.
Responsibilities to include:
Consideration for this role will be given to development professionals with 1) a clear understanding of the education sector and workforce barriers to success for adolescent girls in Pakistan or a similar social context; 2) experience in USAID project management and administration policies, procedures, and reporting requirements; and 3) the ability to meet rigorous timelines, track results, effectively manage staff and multi-stakeholder relationships, and influence decision-making at the local and national level to create positive change.
Location: Pakistan country office
Type of Role: fixed term contract
Reports to: Country Director
Salary: Competitive salary available
Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2017