Plan International's Interim Partnerships Head

Plan International’s Interim Partnerships Head


Interim Head of Partnerships

  • Job Type: Contract
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field: Project Management

The Opportunity

Plan International partners with other groups to achieve its goals. They’re crucial for delivering high-quality, evidence-based programs and influencing national efforts. They help us use our collective influence at the national, regional, and global levels and provide valuable resources, expertise, and networks to advance our strategic goals.

Plan International works with civil society organizations (CSOs) including children and youth groups, community groups, government institutions, INGOs, the corporate sector, multilateral and bilateral bodies, private and public foundations, and academic institutions.


New global strategy aims to increase impact, legitimacy, and sustainability. We will focus on building external and internal strategic, equitable, long-term partnerships. We’ll shift power to those we work with and for, combining local action with global knowledge, resources, and action.

The Collaborations Team (PT) supports Plan offices to maximize partnership activities and outcomes, develop partnership practices, and build an effective environment for beneficial partnerships on all scales, from local to global. This role will co-lead the Partnerships Team and drive global partnership engagement possibilities.

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Who are we looking for?

  • You have proven experience in a senior position in an organization with a similar level of complexity and in a diverse, international, multi-sector, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual setting.
  • You are an experienced business partner who knows how to share knowledge, suggestions, and experience to make sure that the organization is high-performing, diverse, and ambitious.
  • It will be important to know a lot about the trends in the development and humanitarian sectors, especially the sustainable development goals and what they mean, as well as the current and new trends in INGO partnerships.
  • In this job, it will be important that you are passionate about, understand, and can show your commitment to human rights-based approaches, gender equality and inclusion, and the role of children and young people as agents of change.



  • Senior-level experience in a comparable organization
  • Proven international/multi-sector/multi-cultural/multi-lingual experience
  • An experienced business partner who shares knowledge, recommendations, and experience to ensure a high-performing, diverse, ambitious organization.
  • Deep understanding of development and humanitarian trends, including the SDGs and their implications, and current and emerging INGO partnership trends
  • A passion for, understanding of, and commitment to human-rights-based approaches, gender equality, inclusion, and children and youth as change agents.
  • Credible and influential networker skilled at building global strategic partnerships
  • Excellent influencer and communicator who can represent Plan at external events, conferences, and senior-level meetings to build credibility with partners.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; can adapt style to context.


  • Individual, global network, and group management experience
  • Commercial outlook, understanding of private sector drivers
  • Knowledge management system development
  • Cause-marketing knowledge
  • Partnering experience
  • Complex, high-value partnership negotiations
  • Research, organization, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Conflict-resolution experience


Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on to apply