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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Change Partner - West Africa

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  10:57 PM

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 employ more than 9,000 people in programme countries, working with over 85,000 communities. 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 time for Plan International, as we embark on a new strategy which places an increased focus on girls’ rights with an ambition to take action so that 100 million girls can learn, lead, decide and thrive.
The new strategy will dramatically transform how we operate – from implementing excellent gender-transformative development programmes in our communities in support of our ambition, to modernising our operating models, to stepping up bold, credible national and global influencing, informed by cutting edge evidence from our work in communities.
As Change Partner, your objective is to accelerate the adoption of our global strategy and the achievement of our strategic ambition and goals. Our approach to implementation is ‘leader-led’ and Change Partners will work closely with our senior teams to support the design and implementation of the transformed organisation.
The Change Partner’s focus will be on ensuring structured change, guided by Plan International’s change framework, and with an emphasis on ensuring the outcomes and benefits of change are delivered. Also central to our change philosophy is the engagement of our people as the creators and owners of the transformation solutions. Additionally, there will be a focus on ensuring that our values and behaviours are embedded in everything we do.
Do you have what it takes?
In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require extensive change management planning and implementation experience, preferable on a global basis, with significant experience in at least one of the following core business disciplines: OD, HR, Finance, project management, lean six sigma.
You will be self-motivated, with high drive to achieve results and able to work with high degree of autonomy.
Strong business acumen with an understanding of performance reporting tools and methodologies.
Strong influencing and negotiating skills, with well-developed political acumen.
Collaborative in approach, with the ability to remain neutral/independent.
Culturally aware – adapts own behaviours/style in light of cultural environment.
A skilled coach, with the ability to modulate style to motivate others without direct line management.
Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences (both written and verbal).
Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal
Our Values
  • We are open and accountable
  • We strive for lasting impact
  • We work well together
  • We are inclusive and empowering
Location: Based in West Africa (Dakar) There will be frequent travel to the countries within the region and some international travel.
Closing Date: Sunday 13th August 2017
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection 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.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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