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27 Oct 2022

Global Advocacy Manager at Plan International

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Job Description

Job Description

Location: UK, or, Flexible

Company: Plan International

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.

The Opportunity

In this role as the Global Advocacy Manager you will support the Global Head of Profession for Policy and Advocacy in the Gender Transformative Policy and Practice (GTPP) Department of Global Hub to manage implementation of the newly refreshed Global Advocacy Strategy 2022-27, known as the GLAS. The refreshed GLAS was launched in September 2022 to align with Plan International’s new Global Strategy All Girls Standing Strong Creating Global Change and informs the organisation’s advocacy work over the next five years (2022-2027). It provides a shared strategic framework that connects advocacy efforts across Plan International offices and supports choices and priority-setting at each level of the organisation. It puts girls’ and young women’s agency, leadership and organisation at the heart of our advocacy and reflects significant contextual shifts (COVID-19 pandemic, escalating humanitarian and climate crises) and our commitment to principles of human rights, social justice, anti-racism, decolonization, localisation, inclusion and intersectionality.

You will manage implementation of the Global Advocacy Strategy (GLAS) across the Plan International Federation, facilitating effective linkages across thematic agendas and offices, and support integrated local-to-global advocacy plans. You will support the piloting and implementation of a monitoring framework currently being developed to track progress against the GLAS Goals and will develop best practice for key approaches to guide implementation. You will also coordinate and lead new global policy agendas which underpin the successful implementation of the GLAS.

About you

Experience of managing advocacy strategies across multiple countries to achieve impact in global processes, including coordination of advocacy and strategic communications, ideally within an INGO
Understanding and experience of engaging with multiple external stakeholders to achieve influencing impact, including governments, multilateral agencies and INGOs
Strong political awareness and understanding including understanding of intergovernmental political dynamics
Sound understanding of children’s rights and gender equality, and rights-based approaches likely based on experience of working within an NGO, a UN agency, a government department, or other relevant institutions
Experience of drafting and producing compelling policy and advocacy briefings and other resources
Able to consult, gather and integrate feedback into concise and accurate products
Strong organisational and problem-solving skills, able to manage multiple demands, prioritise competing workloads, deliver high-standard work to tight deadlines and plan effectively

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Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.

Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.

You may be office, home or hybrid based.

Type of Role: 1 Year Fixed Term contract

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. As an indication if this role was based in the UK the salary would be circa £45,000

Closing Date: 6th November 2022. We will be interviewing on a rolling basis and encourage early applications.

*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

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Closing Date : 2nd November, 2022.

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