Plan is a Colombian Foundation that has been working in the country since 1962 and its objective is to improve the living conditions of children in extreme poverty. We do not have a political, religious or governmental affiliation.

We work in places with where children and young people live in extreme poverty conditions and work in an integrated manner with communities to organize themselves and actively participate in solving their problems.

As advocates of children’s rights, we firmly believe in the capacity of children and young people, to make changes to their quality of life and this is why we try to make their voices be heard in scenarios where important political and social issues are decided.

We strengthen communities throughout community development plans in a long-term to ensure real transformation in the quality of life of the people living within the community. We work in communities located in the departments of Nariño, Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Chocó, Sucre, Bolívar and in Bogotá. We support 140,000 children and young people and reach over 700,000 people in the construction of opportunities for children.

GRANTS MANAGER
Purpose of the charge
Manage the strategy of national and international cooperation, in accordance with the goals of growth and financial sustainability of the operation in the country.

Build relationships with national and international cooperation entities, international donors and Plan offices at an international level to contribute towards the national and international funding for the implementation of the Strategic Plan of the country, as well as compliance with processes of accountability concerning.

Responsibilities:
-Updating and implementing national and international cooperation in Colombia’s strategy.
-Identify opportunities for funding diversification as a source for Plan operations in the country.
-Building relationships and alliances with organizations and institutions (including Plan International’s offices)
-Assistance to program’s team and field offices and pursue agreements and donor requirements.
-Ensures compliance with systems of accountability to donors and sponsors, according to the requirements set out in conventions and agreements.
-Performance management of the international cooperation team in the country.
-Participation in strategic processes in the Country Management Team.
-Inclusion of guidelines of perspective gender and politics of protection in all processes, and actions in the area.

Position requirements:

-Bachelor degree in economics, finance, international relations, administrative areas or social areas with an emphasis on project management.
-Postgraduate in related areas.
-5 years of experience in similar manager positions.
-5 years of experience in project formulation and negotiation of proposals for national or international organizations.
-2 years of experience in processes of planning, monitoring and evaluation of social development programs.
-Knowledge of standards and policies of national and international cooperation
-100% of English (conversation, writing and reading) management
-Utility systems package management: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Contract class: indefinite term

Location: Bogotá D.C. Availability to travel within and outside the country.

«Plan is committed to the protection of children against violence and therefore takes necessary measures to make their contributions and act of its partners, volunteers, consultants, contractors and employees consistent with this policy»
www.plan.org.co

How to apply:
Fundacion Plan, invites interested people and whose profile matches the following description, to sending an e-mail to

with the subject Grants Manager. Resumes will be received until April 22, 2011.