Executive Office Advisor
Location: Globally Flexible, or, UK
Company: Plan International
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.
As Executive Office Advisor you will provide high quality, strategic and politically attuned advise to the to the CEO and Plan International senior leadership on external priority issues, position statements and external and internal communications activities
You will also be responsible for oversight, planning and operational support for the CEO’s engagement with external stakeholders, develops CEO speech and briefs, and manages the CEO’s internal and external communications
In this role you will work across global functions to source technical narratives to further the CEO’s engagement agenda to create and implement powerful content that contributes to engagement and helps communicate our vision and our culture.
With proven expertise providing strategic and analytical support to senior management and/or governance bodies you will have advanced interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills and the capacity to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
You will need to have relevant experience in executive decision-making teams within international or multilateral environments. As well as demonstrable experience of speech writing and internal/external communications.
Capable of adapting quickly to changing priorities, flexible and with the ability to process information quickly and provide creative solutions you will work both independently and collaboratively as required.
Please follow this link for a full role profile; Executive Office Advisor_Role Profile_FY23.docx
Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.
Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.
Location: This role will ideally be based in the UK, employed from the Global Hub for Plan International which is based in Woking, Surrey however other locations 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 may be considered. You may be office, home or hybrid based
Type of Role: Permanent or maximum fixed-term contract as per employing office’s standard terms and conditions.
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. As an indication if this role was based in the UK the salary would be circa £45,000 per annum
Closing Date: 12th July 2022
*Applicable locations may 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, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, 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.