Plan International Career Opportunities: Senior Global Partnerships Manager – Maternity Cover (21301)



Req ID 21301 – Posted 27/06/2017 – Country (75) – Location (306) – Fundraising



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 Plan International embarks on a new global strategy to transform the lives of 100 million girls, we seek to develop new and scale up strategic partnership opportunities to achieve transformational change for children.


The Global Partnerships Team (GPT) is part of the Global Influencing and Partnerships Department (GIP) at Plan International’s Headquarters. The GPT works with Plan’s National Organisations and Country Offices to drive strategic engagement with the Private Sector, Foundations, UN Agencies and Multilateral Institutions to increase the influence and impact of Plan International’s work.


Under the guidance of the Global Partnerships Director, the Senior Global Partnerships Manager will support the rollout of a Private Sector Engagement Strategy across the Federation, and work with Plan Offices to proactively secure and develop new partnership opportunities with the private sector and select foundations. This will include leading and coordinating Plan’s resource mobilisation efforts for Equal Measures 2030, an exciting multi-sectoral partnership focused on gender data for advocacy and action, as well as identifying and advancing private-sector partnership opportunities to strengthen Plan’s advocacy and gender transformative programming.


The Individual


To succeed in this challenging and varied role, you will have a demonstrable track record of successfully building partnerships with the private sector and other stakeholders, significant experience in fundraising, marketing and/or project management, particularly in creating large scale corporate partnerships and advanced knowledge of the international developmnet sector and emerging corporate responsibility trends.


Effective internal and external relationship management, excellent communication skills and the ability to lead initiatives across multiple teams are essential.


Strong research, organisational and project management skills will be imperative as will the capacity to manage demanding workloads, independently and to deadlines.


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Type of Role: 12 month maternity cover contract

Location: International Headquarters, Woking. Other locations where Plan International currently has a presence may also be considered

Salary: £50-60000 per annum

Reports to: Director, Global Partnerships

Closing Date:  Sunday 16th July


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.