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Impact Lead

Date: 07-Aug-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

As a leader in the global movement for girls’ rights, our ambition is to take collective action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. These ambitions require that we work in new ways and unleash our full creative potential. To this end, Plan International is establishing an Impact Lab, within the Global Partnerships Team, to develop and grow the organisation’s social finance portfolio through the pursuit of innovative financing and impact investing opportunities, including supporting the development of blended financing approaches to reach impact at scale, and creating and incubating socially responsible business models in-line with the principles of Gender Lens Investing.

We are seeking someone who can conduct and support the process of socially responsible business model creation, from initial ideation to financing. This will principally include internal portfolio performance analysis, potential external investment due diligence and evaluation, and identifying potential external investor fit across various portfolio themes.  Substantial guidance and training will be provided, but to be successful in this role you should ideally have prior exposure to financial services and/or investing principles and trends, and more importantly a deep interest in socially responsible investing and a belief in the capacity of impact investing to drive social impact. This newly created role would suit someone who is dynamic, a team player and committed to Plan International’s mission.

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Location: Global Hub, Woking (25 minute train journey from London Waterloo)

Type of Role: Permanent 

Reports to: Director of Global Partnerships

Salary: competitive 

Closing Date: 15th September. Please note we may start shortlisting CVs before this date. 

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.