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Reports to: Country Finance and Grants Manager
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. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 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. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this 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 100 million girls.
With approximately 38 years of experience in implementing its programme, Plan International Kenya (PIK) mainly operates in 10 geographical areas; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu and Tana River.
The Grants Officer is responsible for the assessment and compliance monitoring of grants systems, processes, partnerships; Analysis of budgets and expenditures of program areas. This role will work with the Country Finance and Grants Manager, the Business Development staff, Project Managers, Finance Departments and implementing partners. The position will be also responsible for capacity building of partners on grants management and improving ways of working and will support start-up and closeout meetings/workshops. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
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To achieve greater change in children’s lives we will dramatically transform how we operate, and we need to be bold, forward-thinking, and innovative individuals to steer our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to transform the lives of 100 million girls globally.
As Deputy Director of East and Southern Africa (MEESA) Region, you will be responsible for leading and managing the Country Directors - ensuring that each Country Office has a quality strategic plan in place to deliver Plan International’s strategic ambitions and enabling high performing teams to work together to deliver strong performance against agreed key result areas and standards.
The role requires courageous and inspirational leadership skills, a drive that delivers results and the ability to build strong and constructive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
As Deputy Director of East and Southern Africa, you will be able to demonstrate significant experience in international relief and development with specific skills and experience in strategy development and management, as well as program quality, accountability, and impact, working in partnership, change leadership, transition management, staff development, coordination, and teamwork.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Do you have what it takes?
To be successful in this role you will require courageous and inspirational leadership skills, a drive that delivers results and the ability to build strong and constructive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Change leadership and transition management will be critical to be successful in this role.
Your deep understanding of child rights and gender in development and knowledge of the concepts of sustainable development goals, community-based development and long-term social change will also be important.
You will lead by example in ensuring gender equality is evident in everything we do from staffing, to programing and influencing, to ways of working. You will work with your team to bring about the right culture that ensures we are champions for girls and gender equality.
Appreciation of the historical, security context, political environment, economic, social/religious and humanitarian context in East and Southern Africa or a comparable environment would be highly advantageous.
As a global organisation, working across multiple countries around the world, diversity is at the heart of our values of working well together and being inclusive and empowering.
We are fully focused on equality and strongly encourage female leaders to join our team.
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