Head of Coastal Region and National Programme

(Location: based at Barisal or Dhaka)

We believe in the power and potential of every child. Globally we have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls to ensure that they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere we work to successfully deliver on our global ambitions and significantly impact children’s rights and gender equality in Bangladesh.
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Plan International Bangladesh is looking for Head of Coastal Region and National Programme who will be a key member of  Program management and implementation team, will oversee number of projects in Barisal division and projects having  multi-location/national focus and reach. This position will  work collaborately with key program and functional team ; program development & learning (PDL), Girls Rights(GR) and Operation & system (Sys & Ops) Additionally, thematic leads spread out in different teams will have close working relation to ensure timely technical input to deliver quality program and capture learning.

The Head- coastal region and National program can be based at either Barisal or Dhaka at Bangladesh. The portfolio consists of large programs having national reach and strong influencing action with wide range of divisional and national actors and is responsible for coordinating and holding strategic leadership role in the development and implementation of a coherent and quality programme portfolio spanning multiple programmatic disciplines. H/she will have operational responsibility of   Barisal divisional office including 2 field offices with a local team and regular  visit to project location including Barisal offices  would be critical requirement that comprise 70% of total staff time  

The role

The Head of Coastal Region and National programme is a key member of programme management and implementation team. The post holder will oversee projects in Barisal and adjoining divisions and projects with multi-location national focus and reach. The portfolio consists of large projects that have a national reach, including strong influencing actions, targeting the local and national level.

This post holder will collaborate with members of the programme and implementation, programme development & learning, influencing and operational teams. The incumbent will maintain strong working relations with the thematic leads to ensure timely technical input to deliver quality program and capture learning.

Under the leadership of the Director Programme Management and Implementation, the Head-CR&NP is accountable for the implementation of a coherent and quality programme portfolio spanning multiple programmatic disciplines. The role has operational responsibility for the Barisal Divisional Offices that currently includes 2 field offices. The post holder is expected to make regular visits to all programme location, and to spend extended periods outside of their designated work station.
What we’re looking for

We need a dynamic & vibrant individual who brings momentous experience with a Masters’ degree in social science or any relevant field along with 5 years of senior level program management experience in complex projects and programmes. In addition, candidates having Strong representation, relationship building, negotiation; and influencing skills, often at very senior level, both internally (Plan International Bangladesh and the National Offices) and externally will add extra value.

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected.  Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

How to apply:

To find out more details and apply visit: Head of Coastal Region and National Programme and should apply online by 22 July 2021. Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note we will be shortlisting on an ongoing basis so would encourage early applications.

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

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