Temporary Programme Coordinator – Building Skills for Life (£36,995)

Temporary Programme Coordinator – Building Skills for Life (£36,995)


Please note that this role is a fixed term maternity cover for one year.


As the Programme Coordinator, you’ll manage the delivery of Plan’s ‘Building Skills for Life’ programme, which is focused on empowering adolescent girls through work on education, sexual and reproductive health, economic security and protection from violence. Your work will include establishing clear contractual arrangements between Plan UK and Plan Country Offices and coordinating technical and project cycle management support to country offices.


You’ll also be responsible for maintaining strong relationships between Country and Regional offices and Plan UK staff, including technical advisors and programme officers. You’ll work with colleagues to ensure the effective use of learning from programme monitoring and evaluation, in turn strengthening programme delivery and informing wider practice.


You need to have extensive programme management experience, with responsibility for large budgets. We’re looking for someone who has not only worked in developing countries, but also managed large and complex projects, preferably across several countries. You need to prove that you will become familiar, in a short space of time, with effective programming and good practice across different sectors, in relation to the empowerment of adolescent girls. You must also have knowledge of child-centred community development approaches, and demonstrate an awareness of child protection issues.


the Plan:

for you to work with and for children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. A future you would want for all children, your family and friends.


For over 70 years we’ve been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential. We do what’s needed, where it’s needed most. We do what you would do.


Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.  To find out more about this role and/or apply please go to: http://www.plan-uk.org/jobs-and-volunteers/


We need all applications in by 10am on Monday 16th April 2012. Interviews will be held on 19th and 20th April.


Previous applicants need not apply.


We’d prefer it if we didn’t receive CVs and also, we’d prefer not to be inundated by calls from recruitment agencies. If you have any questions about this role you can always contact the HR department directly on


or 0300 777 9777. 


To apply for a position with Plan UK, you must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom for the duration of the post, in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996. Most importantly we follow stringent child protection policies and procedures when dealing with applications.


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