Job: Interim Head of Programme Support and Impact

Job Name :
Interim Head of Programme Support and Impact
Employer Name : Plan UK
Closing Date : 22-9-2013
Salary : In the region of £46,808
Location : London, UK
Job Summary :

6 month fixed term contract starting in October 2013

This is a key leadership role within the Programme Department team, leading a team of specialists to improve the quality of Plan UK’s programme work through providing technical input in the priority thematic areas and support in learning and impact assessment. The focus of the role will be to provide leadership to the team and to participate in the development and implementation planning for the Plan UK programme strategy for 2014 – 2020.

We are looking for someone who will be immediately effective in the role and able to contribute at a high level within the organisation as well as representing Plan UK externally.  You will need significant experience of leading a team and will have worked in a technical advisory/research role within the development sector including living and working overseas in a development role. You will also be confident at instigating policy and programme change and communicating effectively with donors, the development community, and research institutions.

This position is now closed for new applications.

Full Job Description:

Please note: to be eligible for this role, you must have the right to live and work in the UK. Plan UK also follow stringent child protection policies when dealing with applications.

The purpose of this role is to improve technical quality and timely deliver of Plan UK’s programme work within agreed thematic areas which are currently the overarching themes of governance, resilience and gender in the areas of education, household economic security, reproductive health, community led total sanitation, disaster risk reduction including adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management. The successful candidate will be able to competently:

  • Represent Plan UK to appropriate Plan global programme & policy meeting contributing to the development and impact of Plan’s work.
  • Take joint responsibility for ensuring planning and delivery of strategic objectives with other key Heads of Units particularly Campaigns, Advocacy Communications, Fundraising and Institutional donors
  • Ensure monitoring of the impact of Plan UK’s work on children’s lives rights and lives
  • Raise the profile and impact of Plan’s programme work through ensuring Plan is represented in appropriate thematic networks to exchange and disseminate learning and influencing policy throughout the development sector
  • Representation to and securing partnerships with key development actors in thematic areas briefings, papers and publications
  • Support Plan UK fundraisers through advising on appropriate programmes and giving technical input to fundraising proposals

About Plan

Plan is a global children’s charity working for over 70 years with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future l by:

  • giving children a healthy start in life, including access to safe drinking water
  • securing the education of girls and boys
  • working with communities to prepare for and survive disasters
  • inspiring children to take a lead in decisions that affect their lives
  • enabling families to earn a living and plan for their children’s future
Application Instructions:

To apply for this post, please complete our online application form and submit the following information:

1.      An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)

2.      A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you suitable. (Please look at “Advice for Candidates” on the Oxford HR website for hints on how to write a successful statement).

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Name : Interim Head of Programme Support and Impact
Location : London, UK
Salary : In the region of £46,808