Vacancy: Head Of Engagement At Plan International

About Plan International: Plan International is committed to supporting children’s rights from birth through adulthood and empowering them to confront crises and challenges. We firmly believe in the potential of every child, but recognize that poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination often hinder their progress.

  • Location: Nigeria
  • Application Deadline: October 20, 2023.
  • Grade: 18
  • Reports to: Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer
  • Functional Area: Gender Transformative Policy and Practice Team (GTPP)
  • Travel required: Occasional Global Travel
  • Type of role: Permanent or maximum fixed-term contract available

Job Opportunity At Plan International Nigeria: Head of Engagement

Plan International, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and promoting gender equality for girls, is seeking a Head of Engagement for its team in Nigeria.

The Role: Head of Engagement

In this newly created position, the Head of Engagement will lead the “One Plan” approach to drive the Global Strategy through collective influencing. The goal is to establish Plan International as a global leader in championing girls’ rights and addressing crises affecting girls worldwide.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer to enhance Plan International’s visibility and effectively communicate its global impact through youth-centered approaches.
  • Leverage the Global Strategy, Global Advocacy Strategy (GLAS), and Global Influencing Ambition (GIA) to identify and pursue six global engagement opportunities annually.
  • Ensure holistic coordination across various departments within the Global Hub, Regional Hubs, National Organizations, and Country Offices, with a focus on Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Policy & Advocacy, and the Girls and Youth Power and Action Hub (GYPA).
  • Develop and lead the overall Plan International Engagement Strategy, including its structure, priorities, and processes, in collaboration with the Head of Profession for Policy & Advocacy.
  • Actively engage with the GLAS Steering Committee and other internal and external stakeholders.

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities for FY24:

  1. Women Deliver 2023 (July 2023) – Kigali
  2. United Nations General Assembly/Sustainable Development Goals Summit (September 2023) – NYC
  3. Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (October 2023) – virtual
  4. International Day of the Girl (October 2023) – virtual
  5. COP28 (November 2023)
  6. Davos, World Economic Forum (January 2024)
  7. Commission on the Status of Women (March 2024) – NYC
  8. Additional 2024 engagement opportunities to be defined collectively via the GLAS Steering Committee and the Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to advancing children’s rights, gender equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills for complex information.
  • Ability to assess risks, issues, and opportunities coherently and solve complex problems.
  • Prior experience in planning and prioritizing global engagement initiatives to achieve quality outcomes within timelines.
  • Expertise in public affairs, advocacy, government relations, or similar fields with a deep understanding of global politics.
  • Strong project management skills and risk resolution abilities.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and relationship-building skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity in a global context.
  • Effective communication skills across various media and audiences.
  • Experience providing professional advice to leaders within complex organizations.
  • Staff management and motivation skills.
  • Qualifications in business administration and/or project management.
  • Experience working within a global organization.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and relevant documents to “Mr. Thibault Robert” via email at with the job title as the subject of the email.

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