Project and Programme Management Specialist

The Opportunity

Working in 54 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, with a total annual budget of approximately $1 billion, Plan International’s stated Global Strategic Goal is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits.

Plan International has implemented a global Programme and Influence Quality Policy that ensures programme quality is at the heart of everything we do. It is supported by quality procedures and policies, which focus on how Plan designs and implements all of its programme work at the strategic and operational level.

In this role as the Project and Programme Management Specialist you will lead and continue to develop the quality procedures for project management, which will have a major impact on all of Plan’s Country Offices. The position will work as part of the Project and Funds team working directly with countries to strengthen project cycle management, generating good practice and coordinating resources to meet needs. The position will also support the development of training materials for new end-to-end business and system processes for project management across the organisation.

The Individual

This is an important role that will engage strategically across functional and geographical boundaries across the organisation. Therefore, you will be required to have demonstrable experience of managing NGO programmes in the implementation locations both at strategic and operational level. As well as experience developing global procedures and guidance for NGO programme management, building capacities in programme management through direct and remote support.

You will need to be proactive, positive and results-focused with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

With strong collaboration and networking skills, you will need to influence, engage and build cooperation across multiple stakeholders with different perspectives.

Committed to maximising the quality of NGO programme work, as well as to Plan International’s mission, values and approach to Child centred Community Development

Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work.

Type of Role: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Head of Projects and Funds

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


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About Plan International

Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.