Join our team!

logoWe’re recruiting for two great new jobs at Plan International. It’s a great place to work, in our dynamic Programme Quality Management Team.

Both jobs will play a huge role in working with Country Offices to put our new Programme Quality Policy into practice. Join us, and help shape one of the biggest international NGOs around, globally (our total income is over €700m).

  • Programme Quality Manager. Lead work on finalising & implementing our new Programme Quality Procedures. The procedures combine clear management at the project and strategic level with a real emphasis on participation and partnership.
  • Planning and Reporting Manager. Lead work on annual planning & reporting processes used by our 50 Country Offices. Make sure these processes work for country management teams, to drive performance, as well as provide an organisation-wide overview.

Interested? Apply on line. And please forward this and spread the word.


Plan’s Performance Agenda: What do you think?

Plan staff near a field in Guatemala

I work with Plan International now. In July, we held a seminar on our new Performance Agenda, which is based on the ideas set out on this website. 27 experts met in London, to talk it over and kick the tyres.

Our aim is to ensure that field staff are more accountable to (a) local communities, (b) managers and (c) donors – all through one coherent approach. It focuses mainly on managing the quality of assistance we provide (which is in our control), rather than long term impact (which is not). Continue reading

Great new job: lead Plan’s work on feedback systems

I’m delighted that here at Plan International, we’re recruiting for a Community Feedback Specialist. It’s a great opportunity, based in the UK. Deadline: 6th July.

For me, Plan’s turning out to be a great place to work. There’s senior support for improving programme systems and there’s space (and resources) to trial new approaches. And there are dedicated and experienced colleagues to work with all round the world. Continue reading

Back on line at Plan International

Welcome back to ngoperformance! I’m sorry to have been away so long. Two things happened. First, I got a new job as Director of Programming & Effectiveness at Plan International. Second, my wife & I had a baby. There hasn’t been much time to blog!

The Plan job is fascinating. We’re building on vast experience across the organisation and ideas from the management agenda. Continue reading