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WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1937, Plan International, Inc. (“PII”) is a globally recognized non-profit dedicated to advancing children’s rights and gender equality in both humanitarian and development contexts. With over 80 years of experience, Plan International addresses the root causes of challenges faced by girls and vulnerable children, working in 70+ countries. The organization collaborates with children, young people, supporters, and partners to create a just world, acknowledging that the potential of every child is often hindered by poverty, violence, exclusion, disasters, and discrimination.

Plan International Kenya (PIK), operational since 1982, focuses on long-term development. Collaborating closely with local communities and governments, with a work force of 250 staffs and annual budget of $ 16 million, PIK implements programs to enhance the well-being of children, girls and young people in geographic focus of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Tana River, Turkana, and Marsabit.

OUR STRATEGY STATEMENT

Under the current Country Strategy (July 2021 – June 2026), PIK aims to end teenage pregnancies and gender-based violence against girls. This goal will be achieved through the following thematic pillars. strategic objectives:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR): Improve access to SRHR services and information to reduce teenage pregnancies and harmful practices in Kenya.
  • Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence: Ensure functional child and girls’ rights protection mechanisms to prevent and respond to all forms of violence and abuse.
  • Protecting Girls and Young Women in Crisis and Climate Change Adaptation: Minimize the impact of disasters on girls, young women, families, and communities.
  • Youth-led and Innovative Partnerships for Job Creation: Build a stronger ecosystem for youth employment and entrepreneurship, particularly for vulnerable young women, fostering job seekers and creators.

THE ROLE 

As One P&C, we support the achievement of Plan International’s Global Strategy by;

  • Creating a more engaging people experience
  • Supporting the evolution of our workforce
  • Accelerating performance, leadership, and learning
  • Promoting technology and process excellence
  • Plan International embarked on an ambitious and exciting strategic change initiative to make the organization more transparent, legitimate, and agile. Strengthening our People and Culture processes is one of the key enablers in attaining our strategic goals.
  • The Country Office P&C Manager will:
  • Understand, influence, and Interpret the Country Office (CO) strategy and Plan International Inc (PII) P&C’s Strategic Plan and priorities to develop and implement CO P&C strategic and operational plans to enhance the Country Office’s performance through our people.
  • Partner with the Country Management Team (CMT) to nurture an agile organisational culture in the CO, underpinned by our values and feminist principles.
  • Lead and manage the P&C function in the Country Office (CO) focusing on responsive and efficient operations and targeted excellence.
  • Build CO P&C capacity and capability to deliver CO strategic and operational plans, through competency assessments, learning and development, performance and talent management, workforce planning, etc.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS, AND KNOWLEDGE

High and Medium Complexity

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or related filed
  • 10 years of relevant experience in INGO Sector or demonstrated equivalent combination;
  • Practising Certificate from the Institute of Human Resource Management Kenya (IHRM)
  • Leadership and managerial experience required
  • Demonstrated ability working in a complex multicultural team environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in leading and managing a team, coaching and mentoring with experience in conflict management.
  • Significant professional expertise and in-depth knowledge acquired through professional qualifications, inherent understanding, and substantial relevant experience in developing and embedding people, capability, and organisational / HR practices.
  • Fundamental understanding and extensive experience in strategic and operational aspects of people, capability and organisational/HR practices in a leadership role and ability to plan and prioritise work within the context.

Languages required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in non-profit sector
  • A master’s Degree is preferred

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.

Location:Nairobi Kenya

Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Country Director

Closing Date: 12th December 2023

Disclaimer: Plan International is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on any basis. We also do not charge Job seekers any fees at any point of the recruitment process. 

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