Plan International

at Plan International
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted September 23, 2021
Category Business Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.

The Opportunity

Plan International Kenya’s (PIK) strategic goal in the next five years is to end teenage pregnancies and end all forms of gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for and have equal opportunities. PIK will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach approximately 3 million girls and young women directly over the period of the strategy 2022-2026 and to reach additional beneficiaries through its interventions.

Plan Kenya’s redefined strategy represents a strategic shift in focus; the Head of Business Development leads in ensuring optimal resourcing of the strategy and is responsible for identifying multiple and diverse sources of funding locally and internationally.As a member of the Plan Kenya leadership team, the Head of Business Development will help formulate, review and revise country business plans, as well as organisational strategies and priorities. S/he leads in the development of new business opportunities in order to generate resources for programme development. S/he will develop and/or review and steward the implementation of the Resource Mobilisation Strategy and ensure PIK’s strategic positioning with Plan International National Offices, partners and donors and maximise opportunities in line with the country strategy. S/he will represent Plan International Kenya at relevant forums and networks whenever appropriate as well and collaborate with colleagues to foster innovation and new product development for resourcing. The position holder will stay abreast of international development policies and best practices with particular attention to issues pertaining to climate change, gender equality, children and young people. S/he will work closely with the Country Director and the Director of Strategy, Program Development and Innovation in identifying, nurturing and strengthening strategic partnerships with donors so as to advance our purpose in Kenya through resourcing of our country strategy.


  1. A Master’s Degree in International Relations, Development studies or similar relevant to the position;
  2. 15 years of relevant experience especially in the INGO Sector with at least 5-7 in Business Development within the INGO or the Private sector;
  3. Demonstrated track record of proposal writing with a proven fundraising record;
  4. Proven experience and ability to collaborate with different donors, governments and the private sector;
  5. Demonstrable working experience in programme design and development; experience in Plan International’s areas of programming preferred;
  6. Knowledge of developmental agendas in complex and protracted development and humanitarian landscape with pertinent pitch capabilities;
  7. Experience in funding within this context would be an added advantage
  8. Ability to communicate effectively and authoritatively on area of expertise, and influence others to reach common goals;
  9. Experience in leading team, coaching and mentoring, especially managing a large team.
  10. Demonstrable at influencing stakeholders and consensus building.
  11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
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