Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Head of Programme Operations.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


  • Ensure Plan Ethiopia’s country strategic plan is understood and followed
  • Create and maintain work environment that promotes vision, growth and delivery of quality programmes
  • Build and oversee managerial accountability with particular attention to overall project design, planning, delivery, monitoring, and evaluations
  • Support systematic programme growth in line with the entry-exit strategy
  • Ensure annual project interventions are carefully and consistently planned and implemented in line with the strategic technical areas (STAs) across the programme areas
  • Periodically review project goals, strategies and priorities with local partners and programme staff to ensure proper alignment with the STAs
  • Provide leadership in supporting quarterly and annual project reflection in line with CCCD standards and sponsorship commitment
  • Work closely with the sponsorship manager to ensure timely and quality production of sponsorship communications and implementation of sponsorship commitments
  • Actively support effective grant management at the PA levels through the PAMs and ensure project budgets and delivery targets are well managed
  • Actively support partnership management (identification, profiling, assessment and review of partnership agreement plus monitoring partners’ activities)
  • Provide leadership and support to programme teams, ensuring timely management of staff performance systems
  • Participate actively in all CMT meetings and ensure presentation of critical programme management issues
  • Promote corporate image of Plan International and maintain appropriate relationship with federal and regional government officials


  • Master’s degree
  • Ten years, minimum, of experience (not necessarily gained in an NGO or INGO) 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and authoritatively on area of expertise, and influence others to reach common goals
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships across a network
  • Demonstrated track record of proposal writing
  • Experience in leading team, coaching and mentoring
  • Experience working with partners, mainly with government

To apply and for more information, click here.

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