Regional Digital Lead, APAC (Asia-Pacific Region)

Plan International , Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Job Summary

Job Description

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

The Opportunity

In this exciting opportunity, you are accountable for leading Plan’s Regional digital initiatives in Asia Pacific with responsibility for proactively growing Plan’s digitally-enabled programming, digital empowerment work, and digital ways of working and develop new partnerships.

With Plan International implementing its global strategy to transform the lives of 100 million girls and adapt to a post-covid19 world, the organisation seeks an experienced professional to lead, develop and scale-up digitally-enabling programming and digital ways of working across the Asia Pacific Region, including developing partnerships to drive digital adoption in both programming and operations.

Reporting to the Director Southeast Asia and working closely with the Global Digital team, Country Offices and associated Plan National Offices across the region, this role will be responsible for driving adoption of digital practises across Asia and the Pacific. This involves leading key digital initiatives as outlined in the regional strategy and drive implementation of the global digital strategy in Asia-Pacific.

Some, but not all, of the additional tasks that you will be responsible for include:

  • Be responsible for accelerating the use of digital technologies in programmes and influencing work to increase impact and reach.

  • Drive the development of programming that advances the digital empowerment of girls

  • Support the development of partnerships to aid the digital transformation of Plan’s work in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Work closely with cross functional global, regional and national teams to maximise the benefits of new global systems to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Do you have what it takes?

To be successful in this role you will need among other things:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field with a demonstrable focus on digital development
  • Significant experience in designing and implementing digitally-enabled programmes in an international development and/or humanitarian context
  • Experience in developing digital strategies to digitally transform organisations
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital divides and the impact of the digital revolution on society
  • Senior level experience within an area of business development/fundraising in the development or corporate sector environment.
  • Professional experience in development of technology partnerships.
  • Excellent project management skills with proven ability to create and manage multiple technology partnerships across the region.
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated tact, integrity and diplomacy with a professional presence and manner; capable of exercising independent judgment and flexibility;
  • Analytical skills, with ability to use data for developing insights and recommendations. Experience with Power BI or Tableau is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the Asia Pacific digital ecosystem. Understanding of the segments in different countries, including like-minded organisations’ successes and challenges, drawbacks and lessons learnt;
  • Listening skills with the ability to interpret the concerns and interests of corporations and employee groups translating them into attractive opportunities for investment in Plan’s priorities;
  • Fluency in English;