Partnership Lead (Re-advertisement)

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Job title: Partnership Lead (Re-advertisement)

Company: Plan International

Job description: Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

Our organization is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere that we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals in our team, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls. With this backdrop, Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) has set the vision for 2030 as, ‘We will partner to empower girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence and to achieve their rights’. This change will enable us to deliver successfully on our global ambitions and significantly impact children’s rights and gender equality in Bangladesh.

The people who join our team are a special bunch.

They’re leaders, and they take responsibility every day to act on our and advance our organisational purpose- Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls. They exhibit discipline in their work and in their relationships. To every challenge, project and interaction, they apply a balance of head and heart.

Our people are smart. They’re rigorous thinkers. They relish challenges and work with others to come up with creative solutions to the toughest challenges that children and young people face. They are confident and curious, always open to learning. That’s how – in a fast-changing world – our team consistently comes up with great programmes.

Plan International Bangladesh is looking for a Partnership Lead to provide leadership for the way in which Plan International develops, works with, and relates to, the organisations that we are in partnership with in Bangladesh. The post holder will influence across the country programme to ensure a consistent and equitable approach to partnership in line with the partnership framework, that underpin the delivery of the Bangladesh country strategy 2020 – 2030.

The Partnership Lead will convene and coordinate a multi-functional team, who will be responsible for guiding the implementation of our partnership vision, ensuring our systems and practice facilitate equal power relations and that our team build new partnership competences.

The role and scope include:

  • Coordinates, and with the Director Programme Development & Learning leads the country programme’s partnership approach
  • Provides specialist advice on partnership across the country programme
  • Develops solutions to diverse and complex problems within organisational policy
  • Plans and manages a small partnership budget
  • Supports learning, forward planning, and strategy development for the Partnership Multi-functional team
  • Impact of this role is significant within the country programme in terms of embedding the country programme’s strategic partnership approach
  • The post has no direct line report

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an inspiring and dynamic leader with a minimum of 5 years in relevant implementation, technical and/or supervisory experience. Significant exposure with demonstrated ability to develop, nurture and promote equal-valued/shared-power relationship with diverse range of partner organizations i.e. youth organizations, CBOs, Govt., NGOs, private sector, academic or research institute etc. Experience in coaching and mentoring team members and sound understanding of gender equality and inclusion, and working with a rights based perspective is required. Able to foster a “learning culture” where all partners are able to learn from one another by allowing new ideas to come forward in an open exchange of experiences.

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Location: Any of Plan’s Offices in Bangladesh (Dhaka, Cox Bazar, Rangpur, Barishal)

Duration of contract: 3 years

Closing date: 04 January 2021

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Those who have applied before, does not need to re-apply.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Expected salary:

Location: Dhaka

Job date: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 07:52:33 GMT

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