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Regional Individual Giving Coordinator

Please apply throught the link with a cover letter and your CV until April 7th, 2019


The Organisation

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

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

 Role Purpose:

The Regional Individual Giving Coordinator will assist Country Offices in the region of the Americas, to develop and put into action strategies for local income fundraising.  When needed, he/she support the development and monitoring of business cases. This position requires an initial record of accomplishment in local fund raising, preferably at regional level in the Americas.

This position will be entirely focussed upon supporting local fundraising initiatives throughout the region, with an exclusive focus upon the general public (individual giving).

 Dimensions of the Role

1. Leads actions that contribute to the design and effective implementation of a regional resource mobilisation strategy and provides guidance to 10 countries on their local income strategies.

2. Responsible to closely liaise with local Business Development teams in 12 countries within South America, and Central America & the Caribbean.

3. Increases the brand position for fundraising purposes and increases the capacity of local teams to get best results in local funding.

4. This position does not supervise other positions.



Business Development

  • Participate in the definition of the annual work plan and the implementation of the transformation plan for Business Development of the Americas Hub.
  • Results driven fundraising: Support the country offices in establishing and strengthening the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation cycle for local fundraising. Design regional reports and data-sets on local fundraising.
  • Internal alignment and metrics: Ensure compliance with Plan’s corporate standard and local fundraising guidelines for individual giving and corporate partnership management in the region.
  • Capacity building: Develop new regional tools, guidelines, and manuals on fundraising and implement technical trainings and workshops (virtual and/or on site) for knowledge transfer towards and/or between Country Offices.
  • International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Support regional emergency response- support in coordination of meeting between NOs and COs, development of local fundraising initiative for emergencies, and any other issue that arises.


Individual Giving

  • Provide advice and accompaniment to the Country Offices on strategies to raise funds from individual donors within the countries.  This includes acquisition of new individual donors via multiple channels (telemarketing, face-to-face, etc.), donor service and engagement.
  • Lead the implementation and assures the operational continuity of a multi-country CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems



  • Prospect, and negotiate regional partnerships with private sector companies for regional or multi-country partnerships that add value to individual giving strategies (marketing & publicity agencies, CRM providors, amongst others)
  • Provide advice and accompaniment country teams to lead negotiations with country-based companies for any issues related to individual giving.


Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

 Essential Requirements to Apply:

 Bachelor degree in areas related to the position.

  • Experience of at least 4 years in the area of business development/fundraising.
  • Fluent in Spanish, intermediate English.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire confidence and trust in senior management and cooperation among staff colleagues;
  • Demonstrated tact, integrity and diplomacy with a professional presence and manner; capable of exercising independent judgment and flexibility;
  • Strong business acumen, capable of developing sound business cases and building scenarios;
  • Analytical skills, with a natural sense for what will work and what will not work;
  • Knowledge of the South and Central America market for local fundraising and individual giving. Understanding of the segments in different countries, including like-minded organisations’ successes and challenges, drawbacks and lessons learnt;
  • Experience with data analysis;



Selected candidate may reside in one of the following countries: Colombia, Perú, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador or Haiti

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism will be carried out in conformity with Plan International Child Protection Policy.  Plan International operates an open opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.