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Strategic Programme Lead
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Recruiter: Plan International
Listed on: 11th April
Location: Woking
Salary/Rate: Competitive
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 110419
Contact Name: Plan International

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Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.
Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalised and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality.
Our organisation is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work.
We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.
The Opportunity
In this role as the Strategic Programme Lead (IT) you will play a critical role in transforming the way Plan International operates. Plan International is currently implementing and integrating new Enterprise, Resource Planning (ERP) and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Systems to enable it to become more data-driven and transparent in support of its Global Strategy.
You will be responsible for the successful delivery of this implementation, which will effectively direct, control, harmonise and integrate the programme's projects and manage their inter-dependencies including oversight of any risks and issues arising. It also includes the co-ordination of the new capability for the business to enable effective change and realise projected benefits.
Your role is crucial for creating and maintaining focus, enthusiasm and momentum and ensuring compliance with Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) and Prince2 best practice methodologies
As well as be responsible for the overall integrity and coherence of the ERP and M&E implementation. They will develop and maintain the programme environment to support each individual project within it, utilising resources within the programme management office.
Do you have what it takes?
Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
The individual appointed asStrategic ProgrammeLeadmust have the necessary seniority to be able totake on the responsibilities associated with the role.

Energised, proactive and can-do solutions focused
Good knowledge of programme and project management methods including qualifications in MSP and PRINCE2
Previous experience of overseeing ERP and other significant, complex, multi-stakeholder technical projects.
Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
The ability to earn respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams
Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes
Sound business case development and approvals skills
Good understanding of the procurement process including negotiation with third parties
Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
The ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
Sound understanding of technology
Able to define Critical SuccessFactors and Key Performance Indicators
Understanding of IT governance
Network builder
Abreast of IT Risks, policies and regulatory compliance
Proven experience of managing conflicting priorities and demands


Experience of managing technical projects in a cultural and locational context similar to Plan International
Understanding of culture in not-for-profit organisations
Assertive able to hold stakeholders to account
Diplomatic, open minded, personable and friendly
Influencing skills

For a more detailed description, please see:
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
As an international child-centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.
Closing Date:   25th April 2019