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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 9, 2023
  • 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 W...
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    Innovation Project Lead

    The Opportunity:

    In this role as the Innovation Project Lead, you will be responsible for the success and scaling of the Equality Accelerator (EA) project, as well as for promoting innovation, digital inclusion, and feminist youth activist resourcing practices and movement building across Plan International. Equality Accelerator is an online platform where young activists can access accessible, sustainable, and democratic funding and non-financial opportunities. EA also includes a world-first smart flexible fund model with an inclusive, accessible, transparent application process; an agile, participatory selection process; and automated, youth-friendly reporting.

    You will act as product owner for the website, team of designers, web developers and QA consultants to ensure EA is maintained, up-to-date and that all bugs, glitches, or content errors are fixed in a timely fashion. You will also coordinate the development of new features or languages as EA to scaled to new contexts or as the need is identified. Additionally, you will coordinate the implementation of EA (both the website and the funding mechanism) across countries where it is currently being implemented, as well as identify opportunities to scale the project to new countries. Importantly, you will be responsible for resource mobilization to ensure the continued sustainability for the project.

    Finally, you will be an ambassador for innovation, digital inclusion, youth-friendly feminist resourcing and movement building across the organization. This includes participating in other initiatives related to youth resourcing as well as coordinating with other innovation teams to promote joint learning.

    The Person:

    You will have extensive experience in managing complex projects in international settings, as well as some experience developing inclusive digital products and in human-centered design. You will also have a demonstrated interest in working on gender and feminism and principles of feminist leadership and social justice. Ideally, you will have specific experience working with youth-led movements, and have an understanding of the ways in which youth organisations work and their needs and challenges



    • Extensive experience in managing complex projects in international settings
    • Some experience developing inclusive digital products, particularly in contexts with low digital literacy and ICT infrastructure
    • Experience in business model development and partnerships.
    • Proven track record in identifying opportunities to scale solutions.
    • Ability to influence in a global organisation and across diverse contexts.
    • Some experience as a Product Owner
    • Experience designing product requirements and managing product backlog, using a range of product management tools
    • Experience with human-centred design, innovation and data-driven development
    • Ability to manage and maintain an up-to-date budget and develop future financial projections.
    • Demonstrated interest in working on gender and feminism and principles of feminist leadership and social justice.


    • Youth activism/movements – Experience working with feminist movements, young activists and/or community-based organisations
    • A strong knowledge of agile principles and processes (i.e., Scrum and/or Kanban as well as Jira/Trello)
    • Experience within the social enterprise and entrepreneurship sector.
    • Experience in innovative and diverse funding solutions.
    • Experience with design tools like Figma
    • Experience with quality assurance processes
    • Experience scaling digital products to different contexts and working with local expertise to implement
    • Knowledge of English and one additional language including: French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic a plus
    • M&E experience and lean data collection

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