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6 Sep 2023

Director of Operations – West and Central Africa at Plan International

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Job Description

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 80 countries.

The Opportunity

This role will help to drive Operational Excellence across the West and Central Africa – WACA’s growing and complex portfolios. It will ensure continuous improvement across all the key management standards by providing strategic analysis on performance, supporting the functional people, process & system improvement implementation risk management and drive new solutions/initiatives for effective service delivery, contributing to Plan International’s global strategy In the West and Central Africa Region.

The Director of Operations will bring critical analysis, insights and implementation lead to drive strategy, growth, and operational efficiency within the organisation. S/he will maintain an organisation-wide perspective and support decision-making among WACA regional leadership. S/he will partner with other senior leaders within the region to strengthen Plan International’s programme performance by providing key insights on leadership to enable the organisation to determine progress towards our strategic ambition, ranging from strategic results frameworks to day-to-day operational excellence in fulfilment of the mandate of the WACA Region as a whole.

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Location: Preferred locations either: Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Burkina Faso or Ghana. Re-location will be offered if necessary.

Type of Role: 2-year Fixed term contract

Reports to: Regional Director – West and Central Africa

Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 24th September

Anticipated 1st round interviews – 9th October

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.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 20th September, 2023

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