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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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living free of poverty, violence, and injustice.

Through a five-interconnected, gender transformative and context-fit country objectives, PIE intends along with the various stakeholders at all levels to continue delivering positive and transformative changes so that “Children, especially girls, and young people grow up in an enabling environment, realizing their rights and contributing in both development and humanitarian settings as active agents of change”.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years and are now active in over 80 countries.

We engage people and partners to:

  • Empower children, young people, and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion, and vulnerability.
  • Drive change in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels through our reach, experience, and knowledge of the realities children face.
  • Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
  • Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.

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 People and Culture Manager will:

  • Understand, influence, and Interpret the Country Strategy and Plan International Inc (PII) P&C’s Strategic Plan and priorities to develop and implement Country Office P&C strategic and operational plans to enhance the Country Office’s performance through our people.
  • Partner with the Country Leadership Team (CLT) 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.

Impact of this role is significant within the country and the region and could have some impact PII-wide. The role operates in scope of, and aligned to:

  • Country Office Strategy
  • PII P&C Strategy and Strategic Plan
  • Labour Law, PII policies and procedures and industry best practices
  • International assignee hosting
  • CO Complexity related context: (customise as required: Low, Medium, High)
  • Membership in relevant networks in the country with other INGO’s and/or private sector

Plan International is registered in Egypt and started operations in in country in 1981. With close to 190 staff, Plan is one of the larger INGOs in the country. Plan International in Egypt has integrated programme – development and humanitarian.

Other dimensions of the role are as follows:

  • Line management and budget management of the P&C department
  • Management of sensitive and confidential information
  • Membership in relevant networks: PII Regional and Global P&C other professional networks

Location: PIE Country Office, Maadi

Type of Role: One year fixed term contract 

Reports to: Head of Support Services

Closing Date:09/06/2024

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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