Head of Business Development and Global Partnerships

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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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.

In Ethiopia, Plan has more than 25 years of experience in implementing its programme. Currently PIE mainly operates in seven geographical areas; Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Gambella, Benshangule Gumuz, Afar, and Addis Ababa City Administration on different projects funded by different donors including sponsorship.

Plan International Ethiopia’s main purpose is to seek Gender Justice for Girls, Adolescent Girls, and Young Women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls, adolescent girls, and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIE will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly 2.1 million Girls, Adolescent Girls and Young Women over the period of the strategy 2020-2024 and to reach an additional 6.3 million beneficiaries through its interventions.

The Head of Business Development (HoBD) ensures the achievement of ambitious growth and income targets through grant acquisition.  The incumbent will support the leadership in transitioning into a new and ambitious strategic cycle, considerably expand the funding portfolio, develop Plan’s professional image as a partner of choice in Gender Justice for Girls, Adolescent Girls and Young Women and in emergency response, and improve systems to support growth.

In line with the five-year Country Strategy, the Annual Plan, the income targets for the financial year, the annual Business Development Plan and current Emergency Response Plans, the incumbent will be responsible for expansion and diversification of the grants portfolio in all sectors, to develop Plan’s positioning as a partner of choice in our key impact areas, and build winning consortiums.  S/he will work proactively with National Organization (NOs) in the Plan family to identify and win appropriate grant opportunities by ensuring the timely and quality delivery of successful grant proposals.

  For more information regrading the role and person specification please click on the below link:

https://planinternational.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/planetapps/Operations/HROD/Talent_Acquisition/EU25tPvK0ixPpXnOp707SQQBWSp9x2dBdG62BCWlQh7q7Q?e=oz59VK

Location: Addis Ababa

Type of Role: Two year FTC with possibility of extension

Reports to: Country Director 

Grade: E

Closing Date: 30/09/2021 

Anticipated 1st round interview: Week commencing 27th September

*National candidates encouraged to apply

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.

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