Head of Humanitarian Policy, Advocacy, Influencing & Campaigns
Location: Globally flexible, Flexible
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.
Humanitarian scale up is an ambitious agenda in Plan International’s new global strategy (2022-2027). During the strategy period, we are determined to increase the impact, influence, identity and income related to our humanitarian work.
The objective of this role is to provide thought leadership and direct Plan International’s global humanitarian policy and advocacy strategy, external representation, manage humanitarian advocacy team and support deployments and to strengthen Plan International’s reputation as a principled and influential humanitarian agency.
This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the future of Plan International’s Humanitarian action.
The ideal candidate brings passion, principles and pragmatism to this role.
You have first hand experience in leading global and country humanitarian policy and advocacy strategy and implementation and working in and on active conflicts and different forms of complex emergencies.
You have extensive experience in the humanitarian system, including leading inter-agency initiatives and a deep understanding of International Humanitarian Law, human rights and refugee law and a track record of advocacy successes in crises settings.
The ability to think strategically in the short, medium, and long-term and excellent communication skills, inter-personal skills and diplomatic skills are essential.
Please follow this link for a full role profile; Head of Humanitarian Policy Advocacy Influencing Campaigns.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 available
Reports to: Global Director Humanitarian Response
Closing Date: 4th December 2022
*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.
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