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Digital Solutions Architect

Date: 17-Jan-2019

Location: Woking, UKM, GB

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:


Scaling of existing and new digital initiatives to new communities and regions remains a challenge: In this role you will support Plan International’s purpose and 100 Million Reasons by enabling the adoption of digital initiatives beyond initial pilot stage to more users and locations.


This exciting role has two key dimensions: technical and analytical. You will apply technical solution architecture to enable the scaling of new and existing digital initiatives. This includes technical enablement and the defining of prioritization criteria across various digital solutions, the role will ensure digital initiatives integrate with existing capabilities and systems and are built on best practice and scalable architecture to ensure long term sustainability.


As part of this role you will also analyze and evaluate strategic, commercial and technical facets of each initiative, to provide insights and cost / benefit analyses to support the expansion of each solution.



Do you have what it takes?


Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience in computer science or technical solution development


Solid understanding of challenges of scaling digital solutions


Demonstrable experience implementing digital solutions


Demonstrable experience as a solution architect for a large organization (250+ employees), as well as of development of analyses and insights based on digital data


Demonstrates a passion for girls’ rights and gender equality


Communication, networking and capacity-building skills



For a more detailed description, please see:



Type of Role: Permanent

Location: Plan International Global Hub (Based in Woking, UK). We would consider Helsinki, Finland as an alternative. You are required to have the pre-existing right to live and work in either of these locations.

Salary: Competitive

Reports to:  Digital Strategy Programme Manager



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

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection 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. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.