Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Executive Engagement Coordinator.

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

Responsibilities

  • Support the country director and Plan International Nigeria leadership team in internal and external engagement and activities with, but not limited to, government, CSO, CBO, and other stakeholders by utilising knowledge of organisational priorities and global opportunities, to ensure the country director is best placed to achieve strategic aims
  • Liaise actively with all parts of Plan International Nigeria to provide effective coordination and collaboration of the country director and leadership team’s external and internal objectives
  • Actively manage the country director’s scarce resources of energy and time and provide and/or ensure delivery through effective delegation, administrative and planning support for the country director
  • Together with the country director and head of people and culture, develop and manage systems for collaboration and communications between Plan International Nigeria directorates
  • Together with the Policy Research and Influencing Manager (PRIM), develop, initiate and maintain quality-controlled systems for internal and external information and communication flows to and from the country director
  • Interface with relevant stakeholders within the organisation, and provide high quality and timely support to the country director and other leadership team members, as required, in the areas of internal relationships and strategic projects that are related to the leadership team
  • Together with the PRIM, provide high quality, strategic and politically attuned advice to the country director and senior leadership team on external priority issues, position statements and external and internal communications activities
  • Together with the PRIM, provide support to senior leaders and governing bodies of Plan International, particularly on their internal and external engagement through the development of messages and communication materials
  • Responsible for oversight, planning and operational support for the country director’s engagement with external stakeholders
  • Develop the country director’s speech and briefs and manage the country director’s internal and external communications
  • Work with partnerships team to identify and manage external coalitions on behalf of the country director and leadership team
  • Act as coordinator and meeting secretary to the leadership/senior management team including planning agendas, managing meetings, taking minutes and recording and tracking actions, and ensuring information flow to and from the leadership team to other management groups and internal stakeholders
  • Act as travel coordinator for the country director, managing travel logistics and occasionally travelling with the country director to provide high-level support
  • Together with the PRIM, prepare relevant communications content that is engaging and effective for the country director
  • Undertake specific assignments for the leadership team, as required
  • Manage board and governance activities
  • Develop and maintain strong, mutually supportive working relationships across Plan International Nigeria
  • Ensure Plan International’s global policies for safeguarding children and young people and gender equality and inclusion are reflected in all work and behaviours

Requirements

  • Relevant degree or related and equivalent experience
  • Strong experience in providing support for upper-level management in a related organisation
  • Experience in providing strategic and analytical support to senior management and/or governance bodies
  • Experience in a development or humanitarian setting
  • Highly positive, proactive, and an enthusiastic team player
  • Exceptionally structured and strong project management, planning skills
  • Capacity to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Flexibility and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Good analytical skills, writing and communication skills
  • Ability to process information quickly and to think outside the box
  • Strong collaboration skills and excellent interpersonal skills, working with people from different cultures with integrity and honesty
  • Flexibility and resilience

To apply and for more information, click here.

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