Partnerships Manager – Ukraine Refugee Crisis Response

  • Full Time
  • Remote
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Website Plan International


Partnerships Manager – Ukraine Refugee Crisis Response

Location: Globally flexible, Flexible
Company: 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Role

The conflict in Ukraine is resulting in a major humanitarian crisis with over 3 million people having fled to neighboring countries, and millions displaced within Ukraine. Plan International is responding to the crisis and working in partnership with civil society organisations in Poland, Romania, and Moldova to meet the key needs of those affected by the crisis as well as host communities.

This position will play a key role in the support to country level activities and will provide technical support and guidance to Plan International teams and partners in Poland, Romania, and Moldova. The position will initially be remote but may well be based in one of the 3 countries in the future.

The Ukraine Hub is a service-oriented structure to support initiation of activities, and to help find solutions to problems as and when arise. Creative thinking and identifying work arounds to problems faced will be a critical element of the role.

The position will develop Plan International’s approach to working with partners in response to the Ukraine Refugee Crisis.

The role is the primary point of contact for partner organisations and will ensure Plan International is following high standards of partnership management, guiding partners through all stages of the partnership process and ensuring partnership needs are adequately incorporated into planning, budgeting and other resourcing.

The Requirements
Significant experience of partnership approaches in humanitarian response

  • Proven experience of the humanitarian localisation agenda.
  • Demonstrable track record of success building partnerships and alliances in humanitarian response.
  • Strong strategic skills, including leading development of partnership strategies/frameworks.
  • Effective stakeholder and relationship management.
  • Solid communications, influencing and persuasion skills.
  • Strong research, organisational abilities, and presentation skills.
  • Good writing and editing skills, including fluent written and spoken English.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and work independently.
  • Highly positive and proactive with high-level influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Capacity to manage demanding workloads, often in complex environments.
  • Aptitude to prioritise tasks, work independently and to tight deadlines.
  • Close attention to detail.
  • Strong team and cross departmental working.

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Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. Travel to Poland, Romania or Moldova is likely.

Type of role: Three month fixed term contract

Closing Date: Sunday 17th April

Applicable locations may include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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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