Country Director - Ethiopia
Plan International works to support vulnerable children, young people, and their families to break the cycle of poverty and vulnerability. Plan Ethiopia’s country office is located in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Currently the country office implements a viable portfolio of approximately Euro 20 million/annum. This includes sponsorship and grants from both bilateral and multilateral donors.
We currently employ approximately 200 staff with a Country Leadership Team based in Addis Ababa. 8 staff report directly to the Country Director.
As part of the broader organizational effort to transform itself to achieve greater impact, Plan International Ethiopia is going through transformational change and strategy development process. This process requires leadership of the Country Director and experience in change management. The organization is committed to meeting safeguarding expectations across all its operations and will expect the country director to ensure all incidents regarding child abuse and sexual harassment are reported and effectively managed.
Do you have what it takes?
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, the media 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 programing 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.
How to apply:
For more information and to apply to the role please click on the below link: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=37969&company=PlanInt
Location: Addis, Ethiopia
Type of Role: 5 Year FTC - Accompanied position available
Reports to: Director North East Africa
Competitive Salary and package available
Closing date: 16th August 2020
Anticipated 1st round interview: 24th and 25th August
Start date: ASAP**
* Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.