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Innovation Project Lead - Youth-led collective action

Date: 10-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 Innovation Project Lead you’ll be responsible for the delivery and continuous improvement of innovation products for youth-led activism working to tackle the root causes of gender inequality.

In this12-month role you will focus on the project management, overall design and delivery of a digital activation platform, as part of Plan International’s LEAD strategy and Girls Get Equal global campaign for youth associations that encompasses a flexible funding mechanism, a networking community, and a searchable funding database across two pilot locations.


The Individual


  • Educated to a post-graduate level in Human Rights, Gender, International Development or related areas, or have relative experience.
  • With proven experience of leading complex projects in multiple geographies, preferably to deliver digital products
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation or user insight for social impact, as well as experience applying Human-Centred Design and Design Thinking to international development, advocacy, or similar
  • Demonstrable experience in facilitating exchange processes that foster learning
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate approaches and concepts clearly will be imperative as will a fluency in English, and working knowledge of either Spanish or Portuguese.



For a detailed job description, please see:


Location: Flexible Location (Preferably Plan International Headquarters, Woking. Alternatively, countries where Plan International currently has a legal entity and you have the existing right to work will be considered). Employment will be as per local terms and conditions.

Type of Role: 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Head of Global Campaigns

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 3rd 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.