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Deputy Regional Director for Operations - Asia Region

Bangkok (Thailand)

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. 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 place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Role

The Deputy Regional Director Operations role is to lead and manage a team of functional experts so that management services support the delivery of a high quality programmes in all Country Offices in the region (13) plus the Regional Office itself, including in a disaster. All offices in the region must be fully compliant with Plan’s strategic goals, values and policies and procedures, ensuring organisational standards are understood and met and risks are identified and mitigated.

The role enables others to deliver, providing oversight and risk-management of systems and processes to ensure the proper utilisation of income from grants and sponsorship; effective human resource management and development; cost effective administration and logistics in the provision of IT, legal / risk management, and security.

The role is also responsible for ensuring that all global projects, change initiatives and systems in the region with implications for support function areas are implemented effectively in all offices with the overall aim of supporting Plan International to become an agile and effective organisation.

The DRD Operations will also be the Team Leader of the Regional headquarters office based in Manila, Philippines consisting of 15 staff. Together with the DRD for Programs and the Regional Director, the DRD for Operations will be a member of the core RO management team and is therefore expected to provide strategic leadership and direction for the RO office and for the wider region.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this varied and challenging role you will require demonstrable knowledge on all the key operational support areas of: finance, HR&OD, ICT, sponsorship, security, risk management, legal and administration.

Excellent analytical skills in relation to resource planning and financing

Knowledge of the particular administrative, legal and operational contexts of the countries of Asia is preferred but not essential.

Proven capacity to manage effective and motivated teams, including distance management.

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Location: Office based out of either Manila or Bangkok with extensive international travel throughout Asia (up to 50%)

Type of Contract: 5 year fixed term contract

Salary: Circa $80,000 USD per annum + benefits

Reports to: Regional Director – Asia Region

Closing Date: Friday 8th January 2016

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan is fully committed to promoting the realization 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 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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-08

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