Head of Programming and Influencing

  • Contract
  • Dakar Senegal
  • 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 Opportunity

Plan International Senegal is embarking on an ambitious and exciting change process, in order to make the organization more relevant, daring, engaged and effective in a new global context, ensuring that we take a stand for all children’s rights, with a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children.

The Head of Programming and Influence is responsible for leading the development of Plan’s programs in Senegal, building capacity in program design, and supporting the achievement of national program goals that are aligned with priorities and the principles of Plan’s programs. He / she ensures that Plan International Senegal adheres to regional and global program standards and that Plan’s program remains innovative, but at the same time relevant to a changing local and global environment and our intention to be the leader opinion on girls’ and children’s rights, including youth empowerment in Senegal

Do you have what it takes?

This role is responsible for coordinator all programmatic aspects related to communication, advocacy, knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning, partnership and business development, inclusion and gender equality, sponsorship and youth engagement.

You will facilitate the design of the sections of the country strategic plan related to the programsin order to guarantee the quality and relevance of the programming of the activities of the plan.

You will develop program strategy, monitor program implementation and program systems and processes for compliance and management information

You are responsible for documenting and disseminating Plan’s best practices within Plan and other organizations to promote quality and learning.

You will facilitate the establishment and implementation of comprehensive management standards and other standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency in the achievement of the program of Plan to promote the rights of the child to end child poverty and girls’ rights.

You will lead the implementation of child and youth protection and the integration of standards into the programmatic work of Plan International Senegal

This role will directly supervise the leaders of 6 areas (Communications and Advocacy, Partnership and Business Development; Knowledge Management and MERL Manager; Youth Sponsorship and Engagement; Gender Equality and Inclusion; Program Delivery)


  • Understanding of the country’s development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications for programming and influence
  • Expertise and substantial experience in Design and management of development policies and programs,
  • Experience in influencing and networking with development organizations;
  • Extensive experience in a similar senior management position with strong supervisory and team support skills.
  • Expertise and substantial experience in international development programming relevant for Plan International’s Areas of global Distinctiveness
  • Proven experience in a similar senior management level in a reputable international organization
  • Fluency in French and English

How to apply

Click this link to apply: Head of Programming and Influencing (plan-international.org)