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.
This is an exciting time for Plan International as we embark on a new strategy for 2017-2021. Our global strategy defines who we are, why we exist, the change we want to see in the world and how we will contribute to making change happen. It underpins everything we do, guiding all our work in all parts of the federation.
To achieve greater change in children’s lives we will dramatically transform how we operate and we need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to steer our operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to transform the lives of 100 million girls globally.
The role of Regional Director is a truly influential position that comes with significant accountability as you ensure that the Asia region aligns with and contribute to Plan International’s global strategy and performance standards. You will help to realise our vision by shaping and implementing Plan International’s strategy at a regional level. Your talents as a leader and communicator will inspire Plan International employees while engaging partners, government, local communities and our other stakeholders.
As Regional Director you will lead a high performing team to deliver Plan International’s programme and influencing work, creating positive change for girls through advocacy and campaigns and ensuring that we are able to respond to the emergency and development needs of the most marginalised children.
You will drive transformative change, ensuring that our operating models are fit for purpose, that we have the right funding mix to achieve our ambition and our organisational values are truly embedded.
With a demonstrable commitment to gender equality, you will lead by example in ensuring gender equality is evident in everything we do, working with your team to build a culture that ensures we are champions for girls and gender equality.
This is a fantastic opportunity to take on the leadership of Plan International’s work in an evolving region, ensuring continued relevance and increased impact in fulfilling the rights of children, especially girls, and their communities and strengthening their opportunities for the future.
As Regional Director, you will have significant leadership experience across large and complex operations. You will be adept at developing people, building relationships, and creating a strong sense of purpose and collaboration for all those around you. You will bring genuine passion, determination, and fresh thinking to our work – with the aim of expanding both our reach and our impact, and making change work for millions of children.
Your deep understanding of child rights and gender in development and knowledge of the concepts of sustainable community development and of participatory approaches and practice in development interventions will be essential.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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