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Project and Programme Management Specialist

Date: 22-Sep-2022

Location: Globally, Flexible

Company: Plan International

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.


The Opportunity


Working in 54 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, with a total annual budget of approximately $1 billion, Plan International’s stated Global Strategic Goal is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits.


Plan International has implemented a global Programme and Influence Quality Policy that ensures programme quality is at the heart of everything we do.


In this role as the Project and Programme Management Specialist you will lead and continue to develop the Programme Quality Procedures for project management, which will have a major impact on all of Plan’s Country Offices. You will work as part of a programme support unit working directly with countries to strengthen project management, generating good practice and coordinating resources to meet needs.


The Individual


This is an important role that will engage strategically across functional and geographical boundaries across the organisation. Therefore, you will be required to have demonstrable experience of managing INGO programmes in the field both at strategic and operational level. As well as experience developing global procedures and guidance for INGO programme and project management, building capacities in project management through direct and remote support.


You will need to be proactive, diligent, and results-focused with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  In order to engage effectively you will need to be fluent in either Spanish or French.


With strong collaboration and networking skills, you will need to influence, engage and build cooperation across multiple stakeholders with different perspectives.


Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.  


For a detailed description please click here.


Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work.

Type of Role: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Head of Projects and Funds

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 circa £45,000

Closing Date: Sunday 16th October 2022



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.


Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.