Plan International

Deputy Coutry Director (Operations Support)

Plan International

Job Description

The Organisation 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 it’s girls who are most affected. 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. The Opportunity The current Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for PLAN International Burkina Faso has been approved for the period 2018-2023. It has a country annual budget turnover of near 19 million Euros, a team of 171 staff, a caseload of 52,000 sponsored children and a large grants portfolio from bilateral and multilateral donors including CIDA, KOIKA, European Union, GAC, etc. The Deputy CD-OP is responsible for leading, managing and developing a team of functional experts, including finance, administration & logistics, ICT, legal and risk management, to support the delivery of quality and integrated programming in line with the organizational standards, frameworks and procedures. Since January 2019 Plan International Burkina Faso is managing a level 2 Emergency Response. The Deputy CD-OP is managed directly by the Country Director and will at times be required to take on the responsibilities of the Country Director position in their absence. Do you have what it takes?
  • Demonstrable knowledge as a result of education, training or practical experience on the key debates in development, particularly around child rights;
  • Practical knowledge of operations support for development;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of financial, administrative and business management;
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), e-mail and the internet;
  • Strong knowledge of the requirements of donors’ compliance and grants management;
  • Fluency in English and strong working knowledge of French, spoken and written;
  • Knowledge of the host country, the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country as well as the political, social and economic opportunities for development are an advantage.
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