Head of Business Development, Communications and Campaigns





Lilongwe, Malawi


Plan International

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.

The Opportunity

As the Head of Business Development, Communications and Campaigns, you will build strong donor relationships in country and foster strategic relationships among stakeholders to ensure Plan is a go-to partner in Malawi. You will provide strategic leadership of live bids whilst working with the Programme team to design all new projects and ensure that high quality proposals are delivered by the Country Office (CO) in a timely manner.

In this role you will also oversee and strategically manage the Communications and Campaigns department of the CO. You will aid in increasing and maintaining the visibility of Plan International Malawi by ensuring that our goals are articulated to and understood by key stakeholders such as governments, partners, communities and donors. You will also ensure that Plan International’s flagship #GirlsGetEqual campaign is pitched at the most strategic level in country, particularly within Government and the development partner community, and is embedded within programming and influencing work.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit a strategic and proactive individual who has at least 10 years of professional experience in the international development sector, of which at least seven years have been spent at a Senior Management level. You will have experience in leading Programme development for a diverse portfolio of donors to drive programmes and you will have a good understanding of the role of the Private sector in development. You will also have good experience in leadership communications and campaigns in support of girls’ rights.

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to lead diverse teams and have excellent people skills. Your communication skills will be clear and effective in order to build relationships and influence others. You will promote teamwork and cooperation and you will also demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity.

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Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Type of Role: 3 year FTC

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 1st December 2020

Anticipated 1st round which will consist of a written assessment in English: Friday 4th December

Final round interview anticipated: 10th December

Start date for the role: January 2021

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