Plan International

Head of Digital and Innovation

Plan International

Job Description

Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization.

We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation.

To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do.

Will you join us?

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and successfully deliver innovations and digital solutions that drive gender-transformative impact in line with Plan International’s global strategy.

You will share and amplify learning, guidance and strategic thought leadership across Plan international in the domains of innovation and Digital Transformation, ensuring Sustainable impact for the future. Your role will be to act as a strategic partner to the Global Leadership Team with regards to innovation and digital transformation, extending the innovation ecosystem so that creativity and experimentation is mainstreamed into the organisation’s activities across programmes and influencing, operations and Fundraising.

You will lead on the development of a suite of new offerings with sustainable impact for girls’ rights and Gender Equality and the development of digitally enabled programmes with greater programmatic efficiency, reach and agility and drive and support efforts to bridge the gender digital divide through the digital empowerment of girls.

You will lead the development and implementation of an innovation strategy that concentrates resources on the areas with the greatest potential for long-term impact and an updated Digital Strategy which will see Plan International develop into a Digital INGO, where the opportunities of digital technologies are embraced within the people, culture and processes of the organisation.

Building a strong, cohesive and highly performing Digital and Innovation Team which builds on the synergies between innovation and digital and collaborates effectively with internal stakeholders and external partners will be an important aspect of this role.

The Individual

You will have experience leading complex innovative or digital offerings that create significant impact in a development and high-risk contexts and in-depth understanding of human-centred Design, alongside experience adapting it and applying it for social impact in fragile and low-resource contexts.

Experience leading multi-disciplinary and cross - cultural teams, high-level stakeholder engagement and Strategic Partnerships are key in this role.

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