Job Opportunity at Plan International, Strategic Project Manager, Organisational Effectiveness


The Organisation

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.

The Opportunity

  • The Strategic Project Manager, Organisational Effectiveness will play a key role in executing plans and initiatives that are critical to raising the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of Plan International’s global operations by strengthening core integrating systems, processes and capabilities, across all support functions and across Global Hub, Regional Hubs, Country Offices, and National Organisations where relevant to increase Plan International’s impact for children, especially girls.
  • To strengthen our approach to operational effectiveness and efficiency you will work directly with the Director of Organisational Effectiveness and the Resources team to drive organisational improvement opportunities and initiatives.
  • You will plan, organise and advance proposed designs, solutions and practical deliverables and drive organisational improvement opportunities into implementation.
  • You will both directly lead and collaborate with global operational and functional leaders to execute solutions, organisational performance improvement interventions and initiatives, integrating processes and capabilities across Global Hub and Regional Hubs and National Organisations where necessary.
  • You will introduce and maintain an end to end framework to monitor and track progress, risks and measures of all interventions and initiatives towards appropriate solutions

Immediate priorities will include;

  • Supporting initiatives or bodies of work critical to Programme Y.O.D.A (organisational ERP implementation) and driving key organisational change projects and improvement plans to assess interdependencies and overall coherence, identify risks and opportunities and making tactical and strategic recommendations.
  • Providing support to the Director of Organisational Effectiveness and Resources team in developing and implementing a portfolio view and approach to managing key change projects and improvement plans taking into account the current strategy (2017-2022) and the process currently underway to update the global strategy (for 2022-2027)
  • Supporting leadership to bring a focus on organisational efficiency and effectiveness within the strategy update ensuring we are efficient, effective, agile and legitimate, as an organisation and have the resilience to stay the course

 

About You

You bring significant expertise and knowledge of programme/project management, change management and process improvement particularly with regards to change in Finance & HRIS systems, and transformative change in core functional areas such as Finance, HR and Supply Chain. You will have a fundamental understanding of the strategic and operational aspects of large, geographically dispersed, complex organisations and the ability to plan and prioritise work within this context. A strategic and creative problem solver who is adept at developing and implementing simplified, lean and efficient systems, processes and decision-making frameworks you have strong skills in stakeholder management, influencing and negotiation.

The ability to prioritise and manage work in a fast-paced environment across multiple projects and work streams with competing time/resource demands is imperative in this role.

Please follow this link for a full role profile; https://planinternational.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/PeopleandCulture/EXK4lUr5a71Hp6bO7WQRypYBtyO1tScuWghdqe0ScFzUKA?e=INLNCx

Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. Those locations closest to Plan International’s point of impact are preferred*

Type of Role: Six month fixed term contract with possibility of extension

Reports to: Director of Organisational Effectiveness

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. As an indication if this role was based in the UK the salary would be in the region of £65000 per annum. 

Closing Date: Friday 3rd September

*Applicable locations may include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan 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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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