The Chair of the International Board and Members’ Assembly

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Plan International


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Role Managed by:

Charlotte Dickinson

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: n/a

Closing Date: 10/03/2020

We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

At Plan International we have set ourselves an ambitious goal to transform the lives of 100 million girls over 5 years. We are working in local communities in more than 50 countries to ensure all children enjoy the rights to which they are entitled. Given that girls are often the most vulnerable, we place a special focus on tackling the challenges they face – such as ending child marriage, keeping them in school and helping them to speak up for themselves. To transform lives, cultures and societies, we need to be a dynamic and agile organisation that can deliver real change. Our five-year Global Strategy challenges us to transform how we work.

We are seeking an outstanding leader who is passionate about creating a better world to become our next Chair of the International Board and Members’ Assembly. The Chair provides leadership to the Members’ Assembly and International Board and ensures that the work of Plan International is used to fulfil its Purpose in an effective and efficient way. Within her or his three-year term, beginning in late 2020, the Chair will play an instrumental part, guiding the final year of the current five-year Global Strategy, and developing the next global strategy.

You will bring a depth of leadership and governance experience, gained in complex international setting; and excellent stakeholder engagement, diplomacy and advocacy skills. You will also bring excellent chairing skills with the ability to build consensus and partnerships in cross-cultural settings. You will bring a deep and demonstrable commitment to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls, and to the principles of feminist leadership.

If you are interested in joining an organisation that is open and accountable, strives for lasting impact, works well together, and is inclusive and empowering then we encourage you to read more about this role by downloading further information below.

The expected time commitment is c.60-80 days per year. The term of the Chair may be extended by a further three years. The position is unremunerated. All reasonable expenses of the Chair will be paid by Plan International, in compliance with its Governor Travel Policy.

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