Status: Full-time (5 days/week, 37.5 hrs.)
Duration: Permanent position
Preferred starting date: 02nd September 2019
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. We believe in the power and potential of every child and in gender equality. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls and young women 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 all children and especially girls. We are active in over 80 countries across the world.
The purpose and ambition of Plan International EU Office is to advance children’s rights, equality for girls and youth in particular in the EU’s external action. In line with Plan International’s Global Strategy, One Million Reasons, and the EU Office’s 5-year strategy, we will contribute to ensuring that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. We work with the EU in its three roles as a donor, policy-maker and promoter of human rights.
The Plan International EU Office is the Global Account Manager for EU development cooperation (DevCo) on behalf of the Plan International family. As such, we work together with 11 European national organisations of Plan International and our 53 programme countries around the world. The EU Partnership Manager oversees the fundraising process and the engagement strategy with the EU, focusing primarily on DevCo. Her/His role is to maximise the funding potential for Plan International as a whole and to influence the EU regarding Plan International’s priorities and approaches. She/He is responsible for ensuring that there is a coherent and well-managed approach to the EU, presenting a “One Plan International” face to the donor. This position is designed to ensure that Plan International is effective and efficient in its fundraising (and influencing) with the EU Institutions, and that it has effective and contractually compliant systems and processes to deliver any programme and manage any contract.
The successful candidate will balance excellent organisational and coordination skills with strong interpersonal communication in a multicultural context, and the ability to plan and implement under their own initiative. They will share Plan International's Purpose and Values.
Based in: Brussels, Belgium (Plan International EU Office, Galerie Revenstein 27, 3rd floor.)
Duration: CDI (Belgian permanent contract)
Status: Full-time (5 days = 37.5 hrs./week)
Salary: Based on experience
Benefits: 20 legal holidays + 4 PLAN holidays, pension scheme, life assurance cover, hospitalization and outpatient cover, meal vouchers, work-related public transport costs
Travel: Yes, travel might be necessary depending on need, within or outside Europe, including to projects and operations
Reporting: The position reports to the Head of Office/EU Representative, Plan International EU Office
If you meet the skills requirements above and are interested in applying for this post, please send your CV (no Europass) and cover letter in English to EUORecruitment@plan-international.org with “Application: EU Partnership Manager (DEVCO)” in the subject.
Deadline for applications is the 23th June 2019 at 23:59, Local Time in Brussels, Belgium.
Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Visa/passport requirements: must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy. Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. Plan International believes that it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities or members of other underrepresented groups to apply.