Carmel Dorie Barbot, Children, Youth and Community Participation Advisor, Haiti
"I am lucky to do a wonderful job building the capacity of children and youth so they can promote their rights and participate in the development of their communities.
"In my work I am able to be creative, innovative and influential in bringing about positive change for young people and communities. This keeps me happy and strong, even when supporting children during emergencies."
Damien Queally, Director of Programme Delivery and Resources, International Headquarters
"I have been at Plan International since 2008, working in different regions and countries from Ireland, to Senegal, to the UK, with a stint in Haiti as well.
"I currently lead a team that provides overall direction to the organisation’s programme, sponsorship and institutional funding processes and approaches. I am also co-leading a project on identifying the countries where Plan International can have the greatest impact on children's rights and gender equality.
"The diversity of my role has been fantastic and Plan International’s newly approved 5-year strategy will surely provide more exciting and challenging times ahead."
Svodai Mazaje, Sponsorship Coordinator, Zimbabwe
"I work with sponsored children, their families and community members to develop their communities. I also build relationships with sponsors across the world, updating them on the changes they are making to the lives of children.
"In my time at Plan International, I have grown both personally and professionally. There are continuous learning opportunities and I like to take advantage of them. Every day I try to improve and I take inspiration from my colleagues and the programmes we implement."
Wiliam Leonel Botzo Bin, Employment and Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Guatemala
"My current role involves supporting young people to change their lives by helping them to get a job or to set up their own companies.
"I feel very proud and committed to work for Plan International. It is an indescribable feeling to support the development of the most remote and marginalised communities in my country."
Piers Nutbrown, Internal Communications Editor, International Headquarters
"I work with colleagues across the world to help them share their messages internally and manage editorial content for our global intranet site.
"I have a varied role and find learning about how we achieve results for children both enriching and rewarding. I am part of a friendly team of impassioned people who are experts in their specialisms, yet generous with their expertise. I’ve learned a lot since I joined and the time has flown by."
Karina Nuñez Paz, Communications Coordinator, Peru
"I design and implement all national communications here in Peru. I am passionate about my role because I have the responsibility to raise awareness in my country about the work we do in promoting children’s rights and equality for girls.
"I have learned a lot in the short time I have been with this organisation and I am proud of the role I play in promoting the global girls’ rights movement."