Senior Programme Officer

Plan International was founded over 80 years ago and is one of the world’s leading child-focused organisations. We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Headquartered in the U.K., we are working in 56 developing countries to improve the quality of life in health, education, environment and livelihood with the funding from 21 fundraising offices. Plan International is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Plan International has a deep connection with Hong Kong as it operated a field office from 1959 to 1973, helping nearly 12,000 local children and their families. The Hong Kong office is re-opened in 2009, giving the Hong Kong community a chance to give back by supporting child development programmes and emergency relief work in Mainland China, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Plan International Hong Kong has extended its work to local community in recent years with a focus on safeguarding children’s best interest so they can grow up equally, are being valued and cared for, and free from discrimination, fear or violence.

The position requires an experienced programme officer who is able to effectively perform programme development and implementation on child-right programmes, including the local adaptation project on child-right impact assessment framework, child participatory community development project and partnership project in child safeguarding movement. The position reports to the Manager, Hong Kong Programme and Development Education. Applicants with less experience will be considered as Programme Officer.

Responsibilities and duties:
  • Maintain a healthy acquisition pipeline of local programmes, including grant proposals and commissioned projects
  • Provide tailored advice to guide effective implementation, and monitor performance through logframe, budget, and closely liaising with programme teams.
  • Evaluate and monitor project outcomes, emerging trends, service gaps and opportunities
  • Ensure efficient programme reporting and provide regular and timely project updates
  • Develop and maintain effective and efficient stakeholder engagement with work partners, including academics, government officials, professional bodies or local NGOs.
  • Organise and coordinate influencing events such as conferences, symposiums, workshops, etc.
  • Close contact with community stakeholders/organizations to explore collaborations opportunities and maintain healthy partnership relationship
  • Consolidate programme data to support advocacy work including policy recommendations, public awareness and education
  • Work with Partnership Department for fund application, including Programme design, resource mobilisation, and grants management
  • Comprehend global policy and programming guidelines. Support Manager to improve organisational effectiveness by enhancing relevant corporate governance policy and procedures
  • Work with other units in implementing other Plan International’s activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Requirements:
  • University degree in social policy, development, journalism, social science, international politics, or related fields.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in non-profit sector or demonstrated knowledge of relevant areas
  • Good knowledge of child right, child protection, gender inequality, disadvantaged children, especially girls. Demonstrate subject expertise in grant management and poverty issues is a plus.
  • Excellent English & Chinese spoken and written communication skills. Enjoy writing and has strong technical writing skills.
  • Highly motivated to child right programmes, quick learner, able to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds are highly desired.
  • Excited in programme development, self-initiated and responsible, organised and demonstrate a can-do attitude
  • Strong network and knowledge in the non-profit and charities sector are highly preferred.
  • Occasional travel is required
  • Immediate available is highly preferred
  • Agree with Plan International’s mission and vision and observe strictly to data privacy and child protection policies

How to apply?

Please send your resume with current and expected salary to [email protected]

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