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Partnerships Advisor

Date: 28-Apr-2021

Location: UK, OR, 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


The Opportunity


As the Partnerships Advisor, you will perform a central function at the global level in advising thematic hub leads and colleagues at country, regional and global level on organisation-wide engagement with partners. You will help maximise engagement and identify, broker, develop and advise on new and existing opportunities whilst also scaling-up key strategic and multi-stakeholder partnership opportunities and exploring areas of collaboration that will result in the greatest transformative change for children.

In this exciting role you will work with the Head of Global Partnership Development to determine the allocation of Plan’s human and financial resources to key activities, including oversight of Plan International’s investment in memberships of networks, coalitions and alliances. You will also help Plan offices to manage relationships strategically, coordinating outreach and support, informing decision-making and prioritisation for advocacy, policy, research, resource mobilisation and other initiatives.



The Individual


We are looking to recruit a proactive individual who has awareness of global partner engagement strategies and knowledge of advocacy, policy and/or fundraising within the international development sector. With a demonstrable track record of success building multi-sector partnerships and alliances, as well as knowledge on current issues and trends.

You will need to be a strategic thinker who has effective stakeholder and relationship management skills and the ability to support multi-sector initiatives across multiple locations. With excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills and you will also have the capacity to manage workloads and work to tight deadlines. 


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Location: Flexible location, in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work. Our preference is for the person to the based in one of our programme offices, closest to the point of impact.

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: Head of Global Partnerships Development

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. If the suitable candidate were to be based in the UK the salary range would be £36,000 - £45,000+

Closing Date: Thursday 13 May 2021



Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


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.