The Organisation: The Joining Forces Initiative
In June 2017, the six largest child-focused agencies – ChildFund Alliance; Plan International; Save the Children International; SOS Children’s Villages International; Terre des Hommes International Federation; and World Vision International met in Bellagio/ Northern Italy. They decided to join forces to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for Children with at least one or two joint initiatives. They committed to put aside their egos and logos and in the spirit of collaboration focus on the areas where only together they can achieve significant improvements in the lives of children. The two initiatives agreed upon are:
- Joining Forces to End Violence Against Children
- Joining Forces to advance children’s rights - Child Rights Now!.
These form the basis of the Joining Forces Initiative which is the six agency coalition.
If you have a passion for children’s rights and ending violence against children then this is a role for you. It is a great opportunity to contribute to this exciting project and watch it develop and grow with it.
Hosted in Plan International, this role will act as the administrator for the Joining Forces project and ensure project management functioning with support to the Project Manager and the Steering groups. The steering groups are made up of representatives from the 6 agencies and drive the project activities.
You will participate in the Joining Forces governance meetings and be involved in organising international teleconference calls in multiple time zones.
In this role, you will maintain and improve procedures to track and record income and expenditure of the Joining Forces Secretariat budget. You will support the project manager to produce yearly financial reports to evidence spending whilst also developing, maintaining and improving a lean, agile and forward-looking financial system.
You will also be involved in managing the logistics for meetings and workshops, including the internal and external communications. You will assist in taking minutes at meetings and you will also arrange travel including flights, accommodation and visas.
Please note that this is a part-time role.
We are looking to recruit an organised individual with excellent administration and coordination skills. You will be able to work as part of a pilot project and proactively propose solutions for the project to become more effective and productive. It is also essential that you can establish and respond to routine queries and requests for advice on systems and processes.
To be successful in this role, you must have strong oral and written communication skills and you must also be able to manage multiple demands, meet deadlines and plan effectively. You will be results-orientated, have excellent attention to detail and be calm and effective under pressure.
Location: Global Hub, Woking (where we are all currently working from home due to Covid-19 government restrictions) or in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work. Our preference is for the person to the based closest to the point of impact.
Type of Role: Part-time, 21 hours per week. 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Reports to: Joining Forces Project Manager
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here. If this role where to be based in the UK, the salary range is £26,010 - £28,900 per annum.
Closing Date: Sunday 7th February 2021
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.