Deputy Regional Director, Operations - Eastern & Southern Africa

Nairobi | Kenya

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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

As Deputy Regional Director Operations, you will lead and manage a team of functional experts and managers so that business support services facilitate the delivery of a high quality program work across all country operations in the region, contributing to their impact, transparency and accountability.

You will also ensure the full compliance with and alignment to Plan’s strategic goals, values and policies in adherence of minimum standards.

The role enables others to deliver, providing oversight and support in making strategic decisions and managing the risks of systems and processes that ensure the proper utilization of income from grants and sponsorship; the effective management and development of human resources; as well as the development of appropriate security and safety standards across the region and cost effective administration and logistics for the provision of business services.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will have proven knowledge on all the key operational support areas, e.g. finance, human resources, security, risk management and administration.

You will also require sound knowledge of the particular administrative, legal and operational contexts of the countries of East and Southern Africa as well as the cultural aspects and how that affects Plan Internationals operations

Proven capacity to manage effective and motivated teams, including distance management.

Excellent analytical skills in relation to resource planning and financing.

Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

Type of Role: 5 year fixed term contract

Location: Based in the Regional Office located in Nairobi, Kenya, with extensive international travel throughout the region and occasionally beyond.

Salary: circa $85,000 USD per annum plus benefits

Reports to: Regional Director

Closing Date: Sunday 11th December 2016

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Nairobi | Kenya
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-11

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