Dominican Republic: Country Director – Dominican Republic

Organization: Plan
Country: Dominican Republic
Closing date: 09 Dec 2016

Vacancy Announcement:

Plan International is recruiting a Country Director to lead the operations in Dominican Republic,

The Organization

Plan International is changing. We are responding to shifts in international development and humanitarian response to ensure we make a stand for all children’s rights, through a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children. As Plan International embarks on this ambitious and exciting process across our 70+ offices worldwide, we are introducing a number of new roles within the organization.

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organization 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.

The Opportunity

Operating in the Dominican Republic since 1987, Plan International is one of the most respected Child Centered International NGOs in the country, focusing on the core priorities of education, economic empowerment and child protection.

If you are a Senior Professional with experience in leading organizations in the development sector with strong leadership to implement strategic changes, and ready to accept the challenge to guide the organization to generate a real and positive impact in the quality of life of Children, Families and Communities in Dominican Republic, this role is for you.

As Country Director you will be Plan’s legal representative in the Dominican Republic, accountable for operations and results in an evolving political, economic, institutional and legal/labour environment.

The country budget for this financial year is circa €4.3 million; with a ratio of 42% grant and 58% sponsorship.

As a member of the Regional Management Team, you will lead a Country Management Team and provide strategic leadership to Plan’s Dominican Republic´s staff (currently 150 local employees), ensuring alignment with corporate values and practices.

The Person

We look for candidates with strong leadership capabilities, with successful experience in dealing with organizational change, with the ability to build internal and external relationships and look for new ways to operate to obtain improved results, and the skills to lead and motivate the staff to reach high standards of performance.

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

You will have knowledge of the requirements of donor compliance and financial management and possess proven skills in the development and management of effective and motivated teams, including distance management.

Excellent English and Spanish, both written and verbal and ability to travel to remote areas are essential.

Knowledge of the Dominican Republic; the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country and the political, social and environmental opportunities for change is preferred but not necessary.

Type of Role: Fixed term, full time

Location: Regional Leadership Team, Dominican Republic Country Office

Salary: circa $80,000 USD

Reports to: Regional Director

Closing Date: Friday 9th December 2016

How to apply:

How to apply:

a) For external candidates:

You can find more information and send your application through Plan´s jobs page:

b) For internal candidates,

You should apply through the Careers tab in your HRIS account

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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 Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International 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 International 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 International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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