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 is 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.
We are in an exciting time at Plan International as we are implementing our global strategy for 2017-2022. Our overall strategy defines who we are, why we exist, the change we want to see in the world, and how we are going to help make it happen. It underpins everything we do, guides all of our work in all regions of the federation. To have a greater impact on children's lives, we are radically changing the way we operate. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead the operations of our country, bring about change and deliver results that transform the lives of 100 million girls around the world.
Plan International Mano River Cluster counting Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea are putting their effort together in helping vulnerable children, young people and their families to break the cycle of poverty. Plan International is a well-known and respected player in children and girls’ rights in Senegal, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau with a strong community presence and expertise in gender transformative programming. For fiscal year 2020, almost thirty-five million euros (€ 35,000,000) with four hundred thirty (430) employees are expected to be impacted by our programs.
Plan International’s ambition for its policy and influencing work is to drive changes in policies, behaviours and practices at international, regional, national and local levels, so as to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls and implement a programme and influence approach to achieve it. National and transboundary level influencing in Mano River Cluster will play a key role in delivering results at scale.
The Mano River Influencing Specialist is responsible for working with the operation and programm team to make Plan International a partner of choice in Senegal, Guinea and Guinea Bissau in the area of girls’ leadership and children rights (i.e. child marriage, FGM). S/he will support the adequate capacity building on influencing of the leadership and staff and ensure that influencing work is streamlined in all our interventions.
As part of the broader organisational effort to transform to achieve greater impact, the Mano River Cluster is going through a transformational change and strategy development process. This process requires leadership of the Mano River Influencing Specialist and experience in making our programs mechanism influencing oriented. The organization is committed to meeting safeguarding expectations across all its programming and will expect the Mano River Influencing Specialist to ensure all aspects related to child and youth safeguarding are mainstreamed in the influencing work and the incidents regarding child and beneficiaries abuse and sexual harassment are reported and effectively managed.
Do you have what it takes?
As a Mano River Cluster Influencing Specialist, you must coordinate, advise on and implement influencing strategies and contribute to Plan International becoming a recognized voice as an advocate for girls’ rights and child rights for each Mano River country (Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Guinea):