Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
About Plan International
Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organisation working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation.
Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 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 has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalised and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. 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 globally.
Plan International Philippines
Plan International Philippines’ Country Strategy has four Strategic Program Objectives - Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation; Youth Economic Empowerment; Nutrition and Responsive Care; and Child Protection contributes to delivery of Plan’s Global Strategy in the Philippines.
The program goals and objectives of the current strategy are interconnected to address persistent inequality, under-nutrition, rights violations and protection issues children are facing in the Philippines that are worsened by natural disasters and conflict, particularly in Mindanao and Eastern Visayas Regions.
Organizational transformation to ensure Plan remains relevant in the Philippines for next 10 – 20 years is in process to position Plan to be a leader and national NGO of choice for promoting gender equality and protecting the rights of marginalized children and youth especially girls and young women in development and humanitarian situations in the Philippines. The transformation encompasses three priority work streams – Gender Transformative Programming and Influencing, Localization and Governance and, People, Structure, Systems and Delivery Model. It aims to achieve the following objectives:
Drive Plan International’s programme and influencing work in the Philippines, setting overall direction, leading a high performing team, ensuring accountability for meeting demanding targets and maintaining alignment with the global strategy
Ensure the country-operating model is fit for purpose, not only now, but in the future, as we move towards localisation.
Ensure the right funding mix to achieve our ambition, key business processes are in place and organisational values are embedded in everything we do.
Dimensions of the Role
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 and the local 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 programming 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.
Required Skills and Qualifications