Country Director at Plan International September 2023, Tanzania Jobs, Administration Jobs, 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 its girls who are most affected.
- Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Company: Plan International
Country Director at Plan International
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.
Our global strategy “All girls standing strong creating global change” has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalised and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 200 million girls over 5 years, 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 in both humanitarian and development settings. Our organisation is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking, and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 200 million girls.
Plan International has been working in Tanzania since 1991, helping vulnerable children, young people, and their families to break the cycle of poverty. Plan Tanzania’s country office is located within Dar es Salaam and 5 Program Units (PUs) in 8 regions. Plan is involved in humanitarian programming in the Burundian refugee camps in Kigoma region. Plan International Tanzania also works with other stakeholders in various projects countrywide. Plan International Tanzania has embraced a partnership model and works with 20+ partners at both local and national levels.
The Country Director will be expected to take this Strategy forward, aligning it with the refreshed Global Strategy “All Girls Standing Strong” and Leading the Country Office to deliver desired impact. Plan International’s Country Strategy goal is to make significant contributions so that Girls enjoy better protection from Child Early and Forced Marriage. This will be achieved with three gender transformative, integrated and mutually supportive programs:
- Education and Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE):
- Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) and maternal new born and child health and nutrition (MNCHN):
- Protection from Violence
Our work is already reaching more than 50 million children including supporting over 26 million girls to learn, lead, decide and thrive, yet there is so much more potential to deliver high-quality programmes that provide long-lasting benefits to those children, their families and their communities. As a Plan International Country Director, you will be the leader tasked with unlocking that potential in country. This is a truly influential position that comes with full accountability for Plan International’s operations and results in country. You will have the unique opportunity to drive programmes and influencing work, set overall direction for the country office, lead and grow the team, and ensure accountability to communities and donors for meeting demanding targets and maintaining alignment with the global strategy.
You will be deeply comfortable with leading transformative change and your talents as a leader and communicator will inspire Plan employees and volunteers while engaging partners, government, local communities and our other stakeholders. You will bring a focused approach to key responsibilities such as risk management, income growth, the disbursement of project funds and the oversight of projects. About You We are looking for a Country Director to support, inspire and lead our team. With demonstrable experience exercising leadership functions with increasing responsibility in an international environment related to development and social justice and of programming in difficult environments you are ready to rise to a new challenge that puts girls rights at the heart of everything you do.
As Country Director, 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. You will consistently live our values, aligning them with our work to bring these to life. Please follow this link for a full role profile; Country Director Tanzania 2023.docx Location: Tanzania Type of Role: 5 year contract. We are willing to consider applicants from across the globe and therefore support with relocation is available if required.
- Reports to: Director of Sub Region
- Closing Date: Monday 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. Country Director at Plan International
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.