Head of Programmes

  • Contract
  • Poland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

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 Role

As Head of Programmes you will be responsible for overall management of programme activities in the Ukraine Refugee Response in Poland. You will provide day to day management to up to 6 programme specialists, ensuring standard policies and procedures are adhered to. A key focus will be on external representation within the wider humanitarian sector and with the National Government.

You’ll also play an important role in ensuring partner organisations receive high quality technical advice and support based on each of their specific needs.

Ultimately, you will be underpinning your work with a strong gender focus in all activities, ensuring that the specific needs of girls are identified and addressed in our response to the crisis.

We’re looking for an adaptable leader with the ability to take decisions with limited information in an environment that is constantly evolving.

The Requirements

· Significant experience of managing emergency programmes in several different humanitarian crises.

· Demonstrated experience of key practice and standards for humanitarian response such as SPHERE and CHS.

· Conversant with the international humanitarian architecture, particularly related to coordination and funding. Demonstrated prior experience of engaging with the humanitarian coordination system at local, regional and global levels.

· Significant experience in budget development and management of large grants

· In depth understanding of donor requirements.

· Project management including planning and scheduling, process design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation

· Confident in engaging in senior level advocacy and influencing discussions. Proven skills in influencing and effecting positive change.

· High level networking skills and an ability to develop and maintain the profile of Plan International effectively across a wide range of different stakeholders.

· Extensive programming experience in Gender in emergencies, particularly related to girls and adolescent girls.


· Ability to work in Ukrainian or Polish.

· Experience of working in Ukraine or Eastern Europe

· Experience of working in partnership with local organisations.

· Demonstrable experience of developing and running training and facilitation activities.

Please follow this link for the full role profile: GLO_PQ&A Manager_Poland_FINAL_ENG_July 2022.docx

Location: Poland, with travel in-country to programme locations and potentially within region to support response programming

Type of Role: Up to 12 month fixed-term contract

Closing Date: Friday 26th August 2022

Salary: GH Grade 5

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.

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply: https://jobs.plan-international.org/job-invite/44273/

Closing date: 8/26/2022