Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Plan International is evolving in response to shifts in international development and humanitarian response. We are doing this so we can continue to make a stand for children’s rights.
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 believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities.
As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for talent across the globe.
If you are passionate about advancing children’s rights and equality for girls, and if have a proven track-record of successfully leading a country through periods of transformation, we’d love to hear from you.
As a Country Director in Pakistan, you will be Plan International’s lead representative with authority over all activities taking place there – especially with regard to our transformation work. In order to fulfil our mission of promoting girls’ rights across the region, we need someone who will be an effective director in times of change to ensure staff are engaged with our ambition and equipped to achieve it.
You will be expected to develop strategies at country level that are aligned with Plan International’s global vision and purpose within the context of that country, in relation to children’s rights.
You will lead a highly motivated team (our team comprises of over 220 staff) and ensure legal compliance, implement a well-funded programme, be ready and able to respond to emergencies and development needs of the most marginalised children, especially girls.
Plan International Pakistan’s Country Strategic Plan (2016-2020) has six key focus areas:
The key challenges for the Plan International Pakistan Country Office are to develop and run effective programmes in an increasingly volatile, disaster prone and insecure environment.
Do you have what it takes?
Our organisational values are designed to help everyone who works with us achieve our ambitious goals for children, especially girls.