Plan International is an independent organization, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. We stand up for children’s rights worldwide and strive to be open, accountable and honest in what we do. We have been working for over 80 years to tackle poverty, violence and injustice. In more than 70 countries, girls and boys are encouraged to actively shape their future. Our main objective is to achieve sustainable change and to enhance the living conditions of the people in our partner countries. When disasters or conflict threatens their lives and well-being, we are quick to respond. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals encourage us to continue strengthening girls and women and promote gender equality.

For our International Programes Division in Hamburg, Germany
we are looking for a

Head of Unit: Program Quality (m/f/d) – International Programmes Division

- unlimited / full time (39 hours/week) -

Your tasks:

  • Head of the Advisory Technical Services and Programme Quality Unit of the International Programmes Division
  • Goal-oriented, motivating and value-based management and development of employees
  • Working with the M&E Coordinator to develop a monitoring framework for the qualitative implementation of the division's strategy
  • Ensuring technical expertise throughout the entire project management cycle
  • Systematic utilisation of thematic technical and M&E expertise at project level (project management cycle) and portfolio planning level and creation of a learning framework
  • Establishing the systematic use of the AOGD system and programme models, including systematic learning and best practices
  • Establishment of programmatic and M&E-specific minimum standards with corresponding capacity and competence building
  • Capacity building and utilisation of PMERL, including data evaluation to draw conclusions about programme quality
  • Developing concepts for impact-orientated project development in line with the goals and priorities of Plan International (youth-led, locally led - globally connect, improved sustainability, gender-transformative)
  • Influencing and helping to shape Plan International's international cooperation through collaboration, advocacy and representation in relevant committees (e.g. AOGD networks, M&E working groups)
  • Participation in the management team of the International Programmes Division

Your profile:

  • Successfully completed university degree in a development-related subject 
  • At least seven years of practical professional experience in the field of development cooperation and/or humanitarian aid, transitional aid and disaster preparedness in Germany and abroad
  • At least two years of technical and disciplinary management experience
  • Very good written and spoken English; knowledge of German, French and/or Spanish is an advantage 
  • Thematic experience in the thematic areas relevant to Plan (Child Protection, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth Employment and
  • entrepreneurship, participation) as well as in the areas of gender equality and accountability towards affected people)
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and project quality standards
  • Knowledge and skills in research methodology and data collection for baseline and evaluation.
  • Project reporting, knowledge management and learning process.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the priorities and guidelines of national and international donors
  • Ability to work in the tropics and willingness to travel domestically and abroad
  • Experience with and enjoyment of cross-team (agile) work with changing responsibilities and constellations
  • Enjoy working in diverse and intercultural teams

What we offer

  • A flexible working time model and up to 10 days of mobile working per month
  • 30 days' holiday with a 5-day week
  • A subsidy for the Deutschlandticket, the in-house canteen/cafeteria and the company pension scheme
  • A company laptop and an allowance for office equipment for mobile working
  • Exciting tasks and a modern, ergonomic working environment

The actions of Plan International Deutschland e.V. are shaped by our values of solidarity,
tolerance, freedom, equality, and justice. We live diversity and therefore explicitly welcome
applications from all members of society.
Please apply online, stating your salary expectations and earliest possible start date.
Plan International Deutschland e.V.
Bramfelder Straße 70
22305 Hamburg