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Exciting new leadership opportunity

We are launching a search process to fill an upcoming vacancy on our International Board.

The role 

As a member of the International Board of Plan International, Inc. (PII) the successful candidate will work alongside their fellow Board members to ensure that PII fulfils its Purpose of striving for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 

Over their three-year term, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to PII’s current work and future direction. This will include attending and contributing actively to Board meetings and committee meetings, using their specific skills, knowledge and experience to help the Board reach sound decisions. 

Our By-laws and Election Procedures require that the International Board is gender balanced and has representation of geographical, ethnic, cultural and age diversity. Geographic diversity means that there is representation of all regions where we work (Asia, Africa and Latin America).

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be capable of working at scale in a large complex global organisation, 
  • Have other attributes and behaviours such as strategic thinking, collegiality, ability to be collaborative, innovative thinking and flexibility,
  • Have knowledge of and commitment to the purpose, values, ideals and goals of PII, 
  • Have development or humanitarian programme management experience,
  • Have lived experience in an African country, and 
  • Be between the age of 21 and 35 years old.

Further details

The appointment is for a period of three years commencing in mid-2022. The term of the International Board members may be extended by two further three-year terms. The candidate must be a volunteer and cannot be a member of staff of PII or any of its member National Organisations.

The position is unremunerated. All reasonable expenses will be paid by PII, in compliance with its Governor Travel Policy. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview at the end of February / beginning of March 2022. 

Please note that due to the number of applications expected, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.