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 Deployable Emergency Response Manager is a key member of Plan International’s surge team and will deploy to Country Offices at short notice to lead humanitarian operations, ensuring high quality programmes.
Representing Plan International with host Governments, the Emergency Response Manager will oversee the management of specific emergency programmes, ensuring response activities are in line with Plan International’s standard policies and procedures. They will lead and manage rapid needs assessments and support the selection of local partner organisations. During deployments, up to five members of staff may report directly to the
Emergency Response Manager alongside a significant number of indirect reports. When not deployed the Manager will be assigned to desk based projects related to DRM activities for the International Headquarters
- The post-holder deploys (sometimes at short notice) to support Plan International’s country offices respond to specific humanitarian crises.
- The post-holder is responsible for the management of humanitarian funding for specific crises during deployments.
- During deployments up to 5 staff may report to the post holder and significant numbers of indirect reports. Typically technical specialists, Finance, HR, Logs, communications/media and policy staff.
- Between deployments the post-holder will work on specific desk based tasks for International Headquarters.
The ideal candidate will have significant field experience of managing emergency programmes in a number of humanitarian crises and possess extensive knowledge disaster risk reduction and child protection in emergencies.
Experienced in funding, they should also be able to demonstrate prior experience of engaging with the humanitarian coordination system at local, regional and global levels. Skills required include training and facilitation, project management, networking and influencing and negotiating. Fluency in English and the ability to travel extensively to high risk areas will be imperative.
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