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Global Coordinator - Civil Society Strengthening & Partnership Development

Date: 31-Jul-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

This is an exciting opportunity to ensure that Plan International has a common understanding of civil society strengthening and the related themes of partnership building globally, applying consistently good practices for both areas and measuring the results of partnership and civil society strengthening efforts at all levels.

You will continuously improve existing global guidance and tools and identify, develop and promote good practices for partnership building and and support the organization to develop a common understanding of what strengthening Civil Society entails. Facilitating a community of practice for these themes, you will while ensure continuous learning and improvement within the organisation.

The role will also involve a high level of internal networking as well as external representation and networking externally with relevant organisations and civil society networks on the issue of partnership building and civil society strengthening.


The Individual


With in-depth knowledge in the fields of civil society strengthening and effective partnership building in the development and humanitarian context you will have a strong understanding of gender equality and inclusion and working with a rights based perspective.

Exceptional interpersonal skills will be essential as you engage and influence effectively throughout the organisation, inspiring others and bringing them together around a common agenda. Excellent conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking skills combined with advanced facilitation and consultation skills will be imperative.


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Location: Flexible Location (Preferably Global Hub, Woking or where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work). Employment terms will be based on local conditions.

Type of role: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: 21st August 2019


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.