Head of Digital & Innovation

Full Time Greater Accra Plan International
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Deadline: 01/03/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: Experienced

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.

But we know we have so much more to do.

Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization.

We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation.

To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do.

Will you join us?

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and successfully deliver innovations and digital solutions that drive gender-transformative impact in line with Plan International’s global strategy.

You will share and amplify learning, guidance and strategic thought leadership across Plan international in the domains of innovation and digital transformation, ensuring sustainable impact for the future. Your role will be to act as a strategic partner to the Global Leadership Team with regards to innovation and digital transformation, extending the innovation ecosystem so that creativity and experimentation is mainstreamed into the organisation’s activities across programmes and influencing, operations and fundraising.

You will lead on the development of a suite of new offerings with sustainable impact for girls’ rights and gender equality and the development of digitally enabled programmes with greater programmatic efficiency, reach and agility and drive and support efforts to bridge the gender digital divide through the digital empowerment of girls.

You will lead the development and implementation of an innovation strategy that concentrates resources on the areas with the greatest potential for long-term impact and an updated Digital Strategy which will see Plan International develop into a Digital INGO, where the opportunities of digital technologies are embraced within the people, culture and processes of the organisation.

Building a strong, cohesive and highly performing Digital and Innovation Team which builds on the synergies between innovation and digital and collaborates effectively with internal stakeholders and external partners will be an important aspect of this role.

The Individual

You will have experience leading complex innovative or digital offerings that create significant impact in a development and high-risk contexts and in-depth understanding of human-centred design, alongside experience adapting it and applying it for social impact in fragile and low-resource contexts.

Experience leading multi-disciplinary and cross – cultural teams, high-level stakeholder engagement and strategic partnerships are key in this role.

Please click on this link for a full role profile; https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/zzhgdaumgwlnuu43empwh/Head-of-Digital-and-Innovation-JD.docx?dl=0&rlkey=kvarq2gnv7z1o1hsfbglit8uv

Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. Those locations closest to the point of impact are preferred.

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: Executive Director Strategy & Collaboration

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.

Closing Date: Sunday 14th February

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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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