Social Finance Associate





Flexible, UK


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.



Since adopting our global strategy, 

100 Million Reasons

, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization.


We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation.


To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do.


Will you join us?



The Opportunity


As the Social Finance Associate, you will lead the Impact Lab’s Social Finance Advisory workstream which provides advisory support for all Plan International entities to implement social finance strategies and expand social finance expertise. You will shape the focus of the Advisory work to continually adapt it based on the organisation’s needs and market opportunities.

In this role you will support in designing and implementing educational opportunities to grow Plan’s capacity in social finance, whilst also overseeing knowledge management for all internal social finance activities and managing the Impact Lab’s internal communications channel. You will facilitate the Social Finance Taskforce, a group of internal social finance experts, by leading ongoing communications and designing and managing the content for the Taskforce meetings.


The Individual


We are looking to recruit an organised individual who has an interest in social finance and impact investing in an international development context. You will need to have some experience in developing and managing partnerships with external stakeholders, as well as experience in planning and delivering training through webinars and/or workshops.

To be successful in this role, you will be a pro-active team player with a flexible and dynamic approach. A creative individual who can find innovative solutions to problems and be able to prioritise tasks and deliver to tight deadlines. You will need to have strong research, presentation and negotiation skills and you will also be passionate about girls’ rights and gender equality.


For the full job description, please follow the link:


Global Hub (Woking, UK where we are all currently working from home due to Government restrictions) or in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work

Type of Role

: Permanent

Reports to:

 Impact Lead


We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here. The salary for an appointed candidate based in the UK will be circa £35,000

Closing Date:

 Monday 14th December


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the 

Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

 In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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