Change Lead (Programme Y.O.D.A) - Tenders Global

Change Lead (Programme Y.O.D.A)

United Nations Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology (OSET)



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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International is undertaking a major technology and business transformation programme (Y.O.D.A – “Your Organisational Data and Analytics”) involving the implementation of new enterprise resource planning (ERP), which includes Finance and Supply Chain, project management for the purposes of tracking execution of grant and sponsorship funded development programmes and monitoring and evaluation systems reporting on the outcomes and impact of our work. The scope of the programme will also include a new data warehouse and reporting environment.

This role will build and execute holistic and sustained change related to Programme Y.O.D.A across Plan International (Country Offices, Regional Hub’s, Global Hub and National Organisations).

This role will act as a global process owner for change related to Programme Y.O.D.A, including but not limited to change strategy, principles, methodology, tools and monitoring effectiveness.

You will work with senior leadership and programme Y.O.D.A leadership to:

  • Gather and analyse data and insights and develop and implement frameworks for effective and sustainable change within Plan International.
  • Strengthen leadership capabilities to ensure change leadership behaviour modelling, change vision and narrative, change enablement activities, advocacy and strategies are carried out in line with our values-based leadership principles
  • Work closely with Pillar leads, Programme Director, PMO Lead, sponsors and relevant functional leads to embed effective and sustained change: ie focus on change impact, leadership and culture, stakeholder engagement and management, comms and engagement and continuous learning
  • Assess the change impact, organisational readiness, resistance to change and develop innovative strategies and solutions to maximise impact and limit potential risk
  • Drive effective and timely programme wide stakeholder management, communications and engagement
  • Lead strategic purpose and road map for strategic engagement including communications and stakeholder management
  • Drive cross functional stakeholder alignment, engagement and buy-in
  • Shape consistent and targeted messages and communications across Programme Y.O.D.A and to Plan International
  • Leadership and management of programme-wide continuous learning approaches and feedback mechanisms
  • Ensure feedback and learning is shared with relevant programme staff
  • Ensure colleagues know how the programme has improved based on feedback
  • Lead internal continuous learning sessions
  • Line management – Programme Y.O.D.A Comms and Engagement Manager and Programme Y.O.D.A Change Coordinator

The Requirements

  • Significant professional expertise and substantial experience in leading global change in complex organisations
  • Track record of leading and delivering innovative change strategies and approaches, particularly in relation to behaviour and cultural change
  • Ability to work with cross functional, global and geographically dispersed teams
  • Fundamental understanding and experience of working in strategic and operational aspects of large, geographically dispersed, complex organisation and ability to plan and prioritise work within that context.
  • Experience demonstrating strong influencing, collaboration and decision-making skills across various stakeholder teams to ensure alignment and drive progress toward a common business objectives
  • High level of attention to detail with an accurate, thorough and reliable approach, ability to plan and prioritise varied workload within tight deadlines but stay flexible.

Please follow this link for the full role profile; Y.O.D.A. Change Lead

Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live however the role does require at least 50% overlap to the UK timezone.

Type of Role: Two year fixed term contract

Reports to: Global ERP Programme Director with dotted line to Head of Organisational Development and Strategic Business Partnering

Closing Date: Sunday 28th January

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.


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