Plan International is an international community development organisation, child-centred and particularly focused in girls, founded in 1937, working in 70 countries, 51 of which are developing countries and 10.000 staff. With a focus on long-term sustainable development, as well as relief in emergencies and humanitarian aid. Plan International works in a participative way with children and families across a range of programmes including education, health, household economic security, protection and water/sanitation. Advocacy cuts across all programmes.
Established in 2001, Plan International (Spain) is a dynamic organization that supports Plan’s International work worldwide, with a particular focus on Child protection. Funding is received from a variety of sources including child sponsorship, Spanish Government and Regional Governments and also multilateral donors (EU, UN).
In addition, Plan Spain strives to raise awareness of development issues through development education, advocacy, the media and events.
Key responsibilities include:
Working closely with the SPNO Executive Committee and the organisation Governance bodies.
Researching the relevant issues and following progress on the files that the NO Director is working on
Helping to draft, articles, reports, briefings, speeches and presentations where required, including desk research
Helping to draft and submit when necessary amendments, coordination, strategy and lobbying work to influence relevant legislation via Plan International and the NGO sector at national level
Supporting the NO Director in both the NO and the Plan International Strategic Planning process
Helping to manage the NO Director office work with the Board and Plan International to provide secretarial and office support including managing and responding to mail, managing agenda, responding to information request, booking meetings, booking travels, budget management and keeping database.
Attending meetings between the NO Director and relevant stakeholders when necessary as well as fundraising events and organising and overseeing sponsored group visits. Representing the NO Director as appropriate, attending meetings on her behalf and briefing colleagues.
Liaising with other NGOs, Plan International Offices, Spanish and EU institutions and other multilateral agencies and donors
Coordinate a fellow in training
Working in other specific topics as required
Compulsory Requirements for the position:
At least two years of professional experience working as chief of cabinet, political advisor or similar position is required.
Intensive knowledge in strategic public affairs
Experience in institutional and policy relations.
Experience in develop partnerships with public authorities and private actors.
Good interpersonal and networking skills and commitment to team work Communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to prioritise workload, to work well under pressure.
Strong organisational, IT and administrative skills and solution-oriented approach
Proven knowledge and understanding of the sector institutions working
Understanding, interest in and commitment to the aims of NGOs work in general, and Children Rights in particular
Ability to quickly grasp and work with new topics
Fluency in written and spoken English. French will be a plus.
Willing and able to travel up to 35% internationally, sometimes with short notice.
How to Apply
Applicants should have a valid work permit at the time of applying to enable them to work in Spain.
Please submit a full CV and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications experience knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: firstname.lastname@example.org, , indicating the reference (DG-ASSIST-3/16) in the subject email@example.com
Deadline for submissions: 12 th February 2016
IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates that will not receive any response within two weeks after submission deadline, should notice that the application has not been considered.