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Country Director - Vietnam


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.

Join our operation in Vietnam during a time of change and growth

Plan International has been operating in Vietnam since 1993, supporting around 35,000 sponsored children and their families across 9 provinces.

The Role

As Country Director you will be responsible for Managing Plan International’s programmes in Vietnam whilst managing the grants portfolio and relationships with the key donors.

You will also be responsible for Leadership, management and development of the Vietnam team comprising of over 180 staff.

As a member of the Regional Management Team, the Country Director of Plan International in Vietnam is expected to contribute to the overall learning and strategic direction within the Asia region. This includes sharing experience of disaster response and working in a volatile environment.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require proven senior management experience as well as experience of delivering programme strategy within a humanitarian and/or development context.

Knowledge of donor strategy and the requirements of donor compliance and financial management is also required.

Proven and extensive senior management experience leading complex development programs in South East Asia.

Excellent English both written and verbal is required.

Type of Role: 5 year fixed term contract

Location: Based in the Country Office, located in Hanoi, with extensive local and some international travel

Reports to: Regional Director – Asia Region

Salary: Circa $75,000 USD per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: Friday 4th March 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: Islamabad
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-04

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