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Country Director, Haiti

Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

The Organisation

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values. It has a global income of around $800m.

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

Plan International has been operating in Haiti since 1974 and is viewed as one of the most respected child centred INGO’s in the country. Plan International currently works with 35,000 children across 3 programme units.

The Role

As Country Director you will be responsible for the operations and results of Plan International in Haiti in an evolving political, economic, institutional and legal/labor environment. You will also be the budget owner for Haiti’s 3 Programs and Operations (currently averaging around EUROS $ 7.2 M per year). In addition, the Country Director heads a Country Management Leadership Team and provides strategic leadership to Plan Haiti´s staff, currently 160 local employees.

Do you have what it takes?

In this demanding and varied role the successful applicant will require demonstrable knowledge on the key debates in development and emergency response methods and effectiveness, particularly about rights-based programming for child rights. You will also require In-depth knowledge of security risk management and associated principles.

Knowledge of the requirements of donor compliance and financial management is essential.

Proven experience in the development and management of effective and motivated teams, including distance management is also required.

Fluency in English and French is required; knowledge of Haitian Creole would be a distinct advantage. Working knowledge in Spanish is an asset

Type of Role: 5 year fixed term contract

Location: Based in Port Au Prince, Haiti with extensive travel

Reports to: Regional Director – Region of Americas

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

Closing Date: Monday 25th April 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: Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-25

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