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13 Sep 2022

Project Manager – Change Management at Plan International

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Job Description

Date: 09-Sep-2022

Location: Flexible, 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


Programme Y.O.D.A is an organisational change programme through which we will change our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, revise our processes and working practices in relation to Finance, Grants, Programmes and Projects and Supply Chain Management, and develop a new Project Management and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (PMERL) solution.


You will be reporting into the Change Management Lead for Programme Y.O.D.A. working across the programme, providing excellent project management of all aspects of the Change Management pillar to strengthen and complement the overall delivery of the transformation journey. The Change Management pillar requires significant engagement with stakeholders from Country Offices (CO), Regional Hubs (RH), Global Hub (GH) and National Organisations (NO) as part of change readiness, business strengthening, as well as a communication and engagement to reach staff from across Plan International.

The project manager will work alongside the Build, Readiness, Strengthening, Deployment, Infrastructure, Test and Functional Teams as well as working closely with the PMO. You will therefore work closely with functional and technical specialists and need to engage closely with Project Managers in other pillars to ensure clear articulation and acceptance of dependencies as well as ensuring that you are linked into the key communications, engagement and change management outputs that are required by each of the pillars.  You will also need to ensure the 2-way flow of information from the Programme out into the wider Plan organisation, but also most importantly from the Organisation back into the Programme to help inform stakeholder analysis and readiness concerns.


About You


The successful candidate will be a process oriented, customer focused, multi-tasking individual with a proven track record in delivering effective project management in support of organisational transformation and change.


Additionally, they will also have:

  • Proven experience of managing significant, complex, multi-stakeholder projects in a context similar to Plan International
  • Project Management skills using a variety of formal methodologies such as Prince2
  • Proven experience in the use of computer-based Project Management tools such as MS Project and Visio
  • Strong analytical, planning, organisational and problem-solving capability
  • Excellent collaboration, influencing and negotiation skills, and be able to build cooperation and negotiate compromises and priorities
  • Effective decision-making abilities in relation to systems and/or processes especially within a changing environment

Please follow this link for a full role profile: Y.O.D.A. Project Manager – Change Management Programme Y.O.D.A. (September 2022).docx

More information about Programme Y.O.D.A can be found here: Programme Y.O.D.A | Plan International (

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: 18-month 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: 28 September 2022

*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, United States, 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 : 20th September , 2022.

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