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Plan International Deputy Regional Director - Operations Job in Kenya

Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. We work in 48 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.

Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity, our aim is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Closing date:
 14 Jan 2011

About the Role
  • Deputizes for the Regional Director (RD)
  • Supports the RD in the overall management of the region
  • With the RD and the other Deputy RD, represents Plan externally in the region and internally within the organization.
  • Oversees implementation of administrative policies and procedures
  • Oversees security planning and management
  • Oversees sponsorship planning and management and reviews achievement of targets
  • Oversees review of agreements and contracts
  • Oversees audit planning and follow-up
  • Works closely with People & Culture (P&C) Partner to manage region-wide human resource needs in line with global and local people policies.
  • Works closely with Regional Finance Manager to support efficient and effective financial management in the Regional Office
  • Works closely with the Regional ICT Manager to ensure Plan offices have a functioning ICT infrastructure and support.
  • Oversees the management of the regional risk register and risks in general.
  • Works closely with the P&C partner to ensure that child protection policies are adopted and adhered to across the region.
  • Manages the budget for regional office operations support.
  • Oversees the management of the regional office budget.
  • Oversees the operational support to countries.
  • Oversees the Regional budget for Sponsorship support
  • There is an expectation that the post holder will travel up to 50% of the time within and outside the region
About You
  • Preferably degree level education. Masters’ Degree an added advantage.
  • Extensive general management experience, preferably in an NGO and preferably at the director level
  • Extensive operations support management experience in a development organization.
  • A thorough understanding and experience with a wide range of donors.
  • Strong communication and representational skills
  • Fluent in English and high standards of French and/ or Spanish (depending on the region) is highly advantageous
  • Sensitivity to working in a culturally diverse organization and region
  • Experience of working with non-for-profit organizations in a developing country is required.

This post is expected to be based at Plan’s Regional offices in East and South Africa, Kenya.

The Closing date for all applications is Friday 14th January 2010.

Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

How to apply

Please submit a full CV and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications experience knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to the said address.


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