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Head of Business Development EM2030

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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) is a unique cross-sector partnership (hosted by Plan International) of leading organizations from civil society and the development and private sectors. We work to ensure that girls’ and women’s movements, advocates and decision makers have the data they need, and in a format they can use, to guide and drive faster progress towards the gender equality commitments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Opportunity

Equal Measures 2030 has an exciting new opportunity to join us at a crucial stage in our growth as our first Head of Business Development.  In this role you will work with leading gender equality and women’s rights organisations at global, regional and national level and will be responsible for leading the Partnership’s business development and associated strategic engagement (donor recruitment, stewardship and retention). 

We’re looking for someone who has a passion for gender equality, data and advocacy and who has an innovative outlook on how to mobilise resources that will change the lives of girls and women.

As the Head of Business Development EM2030 will lead all business development and associated strategic engagement (donor recruitment, stewardship, and retention) for the Equal Measures 2030 partnership.

The Person

  • Previous experience producing high value fundraising proposals and securing significant donations (£500K/$1M+) from major donors, charitable trusts and foundations and/or corporates in the international development and gender equality space
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and grow relationships with donors and stakeholders in a diverse and multicultural environment
  • Experience implementing and managing simple “customer relationship management” (CRM)/contact management systems across a team
  • Strong writing skills and a proven ability to develop compelling key messages and collateral, working in close collaboration with Communications and Programmes colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to present financial information relating to project budgets in a clear and digestible format. 
  • Strong decision-making skills with the ability to review complex and potentially conflicting information sets and make a clear recommendation.
  • Experience working effectively in a matrixed and virtual/remote working environment
  • Experience growing a team, including managing vendors and consultants.
  • Passion for advocacy and a belief in the power of data to drive change

For a detailed description, please see:

Location: Flexible Location (Preferably Global Hub, Woking or where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work). Employment terms will be based on local conditions.

Type of Role: Permanent, full-time

Reports to: Director of Equal Measures 2030

Salary: Competitive

Grade: 5

Closing Date: 11 June 2020



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