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Global Philanthropy Team Lead Jobs at Plan International, IT Officer - Shared Services Centre Job at Plan International, Plan International – Regional Supply Chain YODA Coordinator, Project Manager - Change Management at Plan International, Internship Opportunities at Plan International, Job Openings at Plan International, Role Purpose Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. Plan International has committed to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work and as such, Plan International Kenya (PIK) needs bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to contribute to the global target of 100 million girls. The Role Working under the overall direction of the Head of Business Development the Senior Business Development (BD) Coordinator will play a critical role in the development and realization of an ambitious business development country strategy. The role will support the BDM in market research, identification of emerging trends as well as coordinating specific end to end bid development, which may include but not be limited to synthesis of the opportunity, partner identification and managing of assigned proposal development teams and with a view to leading collaborative teams that promote winning proposals. Under the direction of the Head of Business Development, the incumbent will support the identification of new business development and identify new funding opportunities and ensure appropriate tracking of such bids in line with Plan Kenya systems and standards and oversight for business development end to end business processes for bids as assigned. The Person The position requires the incumbent to have strong experience in partnership building as well as private sector engagement, undertake a wide range of assignments that compete for time and resources, think strategically and drive innovations as needed. The role involves a high degree of problem solving for project contexts and works with project teams to design to deliver results. The position requires an individual with the capability to work with a diverse range of individuals of different cultural contexts. The post holder will demonstrate the ability to problem solve, thinking strategically while introducing innovations as needed to meet the demands of a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment. Accountabilities and Main work activities Support in the development of opportunities such as proposals, concepts to donors (including institutional, corporate, multilateral, and, foundations, etc.). (40%) • Prepare and develop concept notes and other proposal write ups including proposals; • Monitor, document and highlight new business development to ensure that Plan Kenya is abreast of new opportunities in line with Plan Kenya’s strategic focus; • Support the effective tracking of opportunities on Plan Kenya corporate business development pipeline tracking tool on Plan’s Grant Management Tracking portal whilst ensuring accurate information on databases Representation, Partnerships Engagement and Networking (10%) • Lead in strategic repositioning and build strategic partnerships for new resource mobilization and program development • Build a network of professional business contacts within Plan’s industry including negotiating partnership teaming arrangements, related budgets and other institutional arrangements with partners; • As delegated and under the direction of the Head of Business Development and Partnerships, represent Plan Kenya to donors and partners in line with the an agreed upon Country office response plan; • Attend forums and meetings (including Skype calls) with/or on behalf of the Head of Business Development and Partnerships to represent Plan that will advance its interests to improve its resource base; • Support to mobilize and setup network meetings between Plan Kenya, its partners, donors and other interested parties. Project start-up and Contracting (10%) • Develop Fund Agreement Documents and monitor to ensure contracting is finalized between National Offices (NOs) and Plan Kenya; • Act as a liaison between Grants Department and Business Development Department to ensure there is a harmonized coordination between the departments especially during proposal development (including developing proposal budgets), contracting and hand over of contracted projects to the Program leadership and project staff; • As part of hand over processes, support in setting up new project start up workshops with the program team and designated project staff and other Plan International key staff. Support a high performing team and ensure all relevant departments have the necessary knowledge and skills to acquire and implement sustainable grant funding (30%) • Identify staff training needs and Work together with the Head of Business Development to identify and coach Plan Kenya staff on grants acquisition to ensure there is a steady pool of staff to support the department in its fundraising efforts. • Participate in regular team meetings and contribute to the overall smooth operation of the department. • Support in the development of training materials for staff on Business Development and mentor staff in proposal development as needed; • Take an active role to develop and keep up to date on trends, issues, and solutions pertaining to Plan’s Areas of Distinctiveness Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (5%) • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures; • Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies; • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work of Programme team; • Ensures that Plan Kenya contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted. Other duties (5%) Any other assignment within the scope of work. Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge Qualifications/ experience essential: • Bachelor’s degree equivalent practical experience, in interdisciplinary areas within human rights, international development and program leadership; • 5 years of demonstrable and relevant experience in managing multilateral and bilateral donor funded grants/contracts and other fund sources; • Experience in private sector engagement will be an added advantage; • Proven experience in proposal writing, concept development, and business cases; • Understanding of multiple donor policies and procedures particularly ECHO, OFDA, Global Affairs Canada, SIDA, DFID, USAID, EC and UN Agencies; • Proven ability to develop, drive and support end to end business development processes; • Proven results-based client/donor relationship management; • Good understanding of gender equality programs and meaningful child participation; • Knowledge of development challenges and contexts in Kenya, in particular in child rights, girl’s rights and child protection; • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and supportively without the need for close supervision; • Proficient computer skills and use of relevant desktop applications and internal systems. Languages required • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Technical Competencies Knowledge: • Partnership building and ability to build and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleague, donor contacts and peer organizations • Analytical and conceptual skills • Good Interpersonal / Communication skills • Results orientated • Good coordination skills and ability to multi-task with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities; • Good negotiation and conflict resolution skills; • Good understanding of budgeting as part of bid development; • Ability to effectively work with others and with minimum supervision • Working knowledge and understanding of donor priorities and regulations • Good working experience in one of Plan International’s thematic areas or a support function. Behaviors: • Supports learning in diverse teams • Acts with high degree of integrity and professionalism • Relates to people in a friendly, open manner and engenders trust from other staff • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour • Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations • Promotes innovation and learning • Ability to act as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team. • Ability to work with others • Ability to travel within Kenya and on occasion, out of the country as may be required • Able to view even distressing situations objectively by leaving personal attitudes and judgmental responses to one side; • Promotes equality, including gender equality, inclusion and empowerment of young women in Plan’s work and in its work with partners; • Apply participatory influencing methodologies both internally and externally • The ability to build collaborative working relationships; • Uses creativity to challenge the norm and promote innovation and thinks and acts for the wider organization – linking partnership opportunities with the context of the wider organizational strategy; • Communicates effectively at a high level and with a range of appropriate styles for different audiences; • Builds capability through knowledge sharing, networking, mentoring, coaching and advocates the importance of knowledge management. Plan International’s Values in Practice We are open and accountable We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do. We strive for lasting impact We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative. We work well together We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners. 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Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Advisor at Plan International

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Advisor at Plan International,

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Advisor at Plan International

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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


Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Advisor


  •  The role serves as the principle advisor for Plan Kenya’s integrated technical and programme advice in girl and youth focused sexual and reproductive health and rights. The incumbent will use policy and advocacy work to increase support from the Kenya government to enable the country make substantial progress in health with a primary focus on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health ad rights.
  • S/he will lead the program design, technical strategy, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning of Plan Kenya’s adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health rights (AYSRHR). Working with others, S/he will ensure highest level of technical quality of the SRHR program and related projects. The role plays a critical role in advancing Plan International’s SRHR strategy and will work closely with other advisors in the region and at the global hub to support Plan International’s SRHR program. This requires an individual who is passionate about SRHR, has sound technical knowledge and solid programmatic experience and an appetite for learning and sharing.
  • The position will contribute to business development by supporting intelligence gathering, proposal development, advocacy and donor engagement to deliver on Plan Kenya’s bold ambitions for girls and youth in Kenya.
  • The incumbent will drive intended results and outcomes for this area of work.  Key to this will be the delivery of related strategies that contribute to the elimination of teenage pregnancies and harmful practices that prevent girls from thriving and achieving their full potential. The role will ensure that Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights issues are brought into the mainstream of health and development in the different local and national contexts.
  • The role is critical in ensuring the protection and promotion of SRHR in emergency situations by addressing SRHR needs and well-being of affected populations and coordinating efforts to ensure the provision of essential SRHR services.


Qualifications/ experience essential: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in health sciences (Medicine, Public Health or any other related discipline;
  • At least 7 years of demonstrable experience in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health rights programs and services health programming, 3 of which must be in advisory/managerial role.
  • Strong and up to date knowledge of adolescent development, policies, family planning and reproductive health principles, programme practices and strategies with proven and up to date knowledge in SRHR professional developments and related issues such as teenage pregnancies, child marriage, age responsive and comprehensive sexuality education as well as meaningful youth engagement in AYSRHR;
  • Have wide range of experience in adolescent inclusive reproductive health programming and be recognized leader in this field with the ability to be strategic, while still being able to manage the day-to-day management of the SRHR
  • Proven experience in providing technical assistance to complex SRHR and health programs
  • Commitment to Plan Kenya’s position on promoting girls’ rights and gender equality and integrating all these aspects in their day to day work
  • Knowledge of health programming issues in the Kenyan context.

Qualifications/ experience desirable: 

  • Passion for SRHR and a demonstrated commitment adolescent and youth SRHR, elimination of harmful cultural practices, and gender equality
  • Knowledge of concepts and main debates related to the themes of sexual and reproductive health, rights, harmful practices and adolescence and young people.
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching and mentoring staff on health interventions.
  • Experience in designing and technical support/management of public health programme around ASRHR projects
  • Good understanding of country health sector strategies.
  • Demonstrable advocacy experience in national and county level health systems and structures.

Languages required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on to apply