Deadline: 24 April, 2022

LocationNairobi, Kenya

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Middle East, Eastern and Southern Africa (MEESA) Hub Coordinator.

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


  • Take lead on RH annual planning, coordinating performance and actors, and monitor progress on annual plan deliverables
  • With key meeting sponsors, take overall responsibility for key meeting coordination for leadership and management in MEESA
  • Working with relevant meeting chairs, manage coordination of meeting agenda to ensure good use of time by ensuring a confirmed agenda, shared prereads and availability of agenda leads
  • Lead in MEESA region calendar coordination and updates to the whole team, ensuring that other functions are booking events with good lead time and the calendar is easily accessible for reference with the team
  • Keep sight of all key meetings in MEESA RH to ensure good and effective use of time
  • Engage in meeting discussions to understand emerging pertinent issues, concepts and challenges
  • Summarise action points of meetings well and hold relevant actors accountable to deliver management decisions in a timely manner
  • Communicate key takeaways from management meetings to MEESA team as appropriate
  • Initiate and manage specific problematic issues and provide recommendation for viable solutions to the RHMT
  • Manage the regional risk registers, ensuring all risks are updated
  • Engage with RHMT and other RH staff members
  • Support in protocol matters and organisation of meetings with officials from government, NGOs, UN, embassies, etc. for the regional office
  • Liaise and act as a point of contact for relevant information/enquiries from all parties external to the regional office
  • Lead the coordination of MEESA calendar and in diarising director’s calendar, as needed
  • Act as a liaison to shared service transactions, as may be needed, to hasten crucial and urgent support for MEESA region directors


  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Two years, minimum, of postgraduate work experience or degree in a related field with five years, minimum, of relevant experience in coordinating, leading and/or managing executive office activities
  • Proven experience in influencing individuals and teams to high levels of performance
  • Ability to conceptualise and write business papers
  • Experience in or appreciation of business process improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Understanding of gender and inclusion and global/local development issues, with particular knowledge in girls’ rights and child rights, feminist movements and the institutions involved
  • Knowledge of key gender inequalities, gaps, barriers and opportunities at the national, regional and global level and gender and inclusion programmes, especially for children and girls
  • Understanding of the policies, processes, institutions and organisations that shape the development and humanitarian context and standards within Kenya
  • Understanding of the implications of working with a rights-based approach to development and ability to analyse the situation of children’s and particularly girls’ rights
  • Understanding of issues, principles and strategies and their root causes and working with Plan International’s ’s principles and a range of strategies and approaches to improve outcomes

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