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Innovation Project Lead

Date: 19-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


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.


Plan International has built an Innovation Team, having the expertise and skills to nurture creativity and help existing teams to develop innovations in the areas of programming, influencing, fundraising and operations.


The team is deployable to where it is most needed provides hands-on support from the early stages of identifying a challenge statement through to the realisation of scalable impact for girls. This team creates the enabling environment for innovation to flourish, including a network of innovators, skills building in “design thinking” methodologies and an ecosystem or relevant partners.


Plan International is seeking a dynamic and skilled individual to join the highly motivated Innovation Team, as the Innovation Project Lead.



The Individual


With proven experience of being a Product Owner for a wide variety of solutions (both tech and non tech).


You will need demonstrated product design expertise, including the creation of MVP’s and rapid prototypes.


Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate approaches and concepts clearly will be imperative as will excellent collaboration, leadership and coaching capabilities.



For a detailed job description, please see:


Location: Global Hub, Woking. (25 minutes from London, Waterloo)

Type of Role: 18 month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Head of Innovation

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 7th February 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.