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Global Project Lead, Business Development, Programme Models

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Location: Globally flexible, Flexible

Company: Plan International

Job Description

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.

The Opportunity

The purpose of this role is to provide strategic leadership in developing, scaling up and maintaining global programme models essential for diverse business development activities, in line with the Global Strategy and the strategic priority area of growing quality income.

This work will lay the foundation for growing quality income in different income streams such as institutional and corporate grants, foundations, major donors and for humanitarian crises appeals. It also entails acquiring income to invest in further development of these global programme models.

This involves establishing and collaborating on joint goals with different stakeholders such as Business Development, Programmes, Disaster Risk Management, the Global Girls Foundation and National Organisation’s.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead operationalisation of the Global Fundraising Strategy’s Strategic Choice Global Programme Solutions and Components by defining targets, milestones and KPIs in alignment with the priority areas of the Global Strategy.
  • Regular tracking of strategic ambition and funding targets to create clarity on medium to long-term funding requirements
  • Package various fundraising supports around the global programme models (flagship programmes) and their constituent components so that business developers and fundraisers across Plan International can make use of these.
  • Support the establishment of a programme marketplace and establish a consolidated digital platform solution, accessible to key stakeholders, for reporting on the packaged fundraising initiatives
  • Engage business developers working on grants, foundations and corporates across the organisation to understand and clearly articulate our global programmatic offering to potential donors, with a focus on areas of global distinctiveness (AoGD) core components.
  • Support the development of a stronger service relationship between business developers and AoGD collaboration hubs, anchoring resource mobilisation more firmly to their agendas
  • Connect business development colleagues as an informal professional community of practice and provide a platform for focused peer-to-peer learning & development.
  • Promote and support business developers to make use of the existing global monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Where possible, leverage and facilitate additional funding for developing, testing, replicating and upscaling the flagship programme models, particularly relating to research or other knowledge management investments
  • Regularly track strategic ambition and funding targets to create clarity on medium to long-term funding requirements
  • Actively promote models to National Organisations Business Development together with country offices for resource mobilization
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

The Requirements

  • Suitable university degree with Social Sciences background or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience in Programmes and/or Business Development
  • Significant demonstrable experience in INGO environment
  • Experience of working in a matrixed and networked team

Please follow this link for a full role profile; Global Project Lead – Business Development, Programme Models.docx

Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live. 

Type of Role: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. 

Reports to: Head of Global Fundraising Hub

Closing Date: Monday 12th December

 

*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

 

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