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.
Plan Internationals Response
In anticipation of accessing a fund to respond to the El Niño phenomenon prioritization criteria have been established to identify potential beneficiary countries
These criteria encompass impact assessment needs vulnerability as well as the response capacity of the country offices COs and the scalability of humanitarian funds The willingness of countries to receive support is also considered
In this context Plan Interantional will intervene in
Create a central unit leading and overseeing the implementation monitoring and evaluation of current contingency plans carried out by the COs in Guatemala El Salvador and Honduras
Coordinate with other humanitarian agencies and national and local authorities involved in the response to the El Niño phenomenon
Organize coordination and harmonization actions for Plan International’s humanitarian response among the three countries
Represent the organization in communications with donors and National Offices NOs to promote new fundraising proposals that complement and expand the humanitarian response to the El Niño phenomenon in the subregion
Design and implement a visibility strategy for Plan International in relation to the response ensuring adequate mainstreaming and application of a gender perspective with special attention to the specific needs of girls
Equitably distribute the remaining funds for direct implementation among the COs of Peru and Bolivia or Peru and Ecuador
This approach aims to maximize the utilization of current financial resources in each country enhance the humanitarian response in the countries with the highest levels of risk and impact in both subregions which also face similar humanitarian challenges and needs Furthermore it enables the continuation of preparedness and early response actions developed in the framework of the response to the hurricane season eg Central America and during extended periods of rainfall and flooding eg South America These actions also align with the scenarios of drought and human mobility that will be accentuated with the arrival of the El Niño phenomenon in both subregions
Duration of the deployment
The initial duration of the deployment will be 6 months The deployment start date will tentatively be as soon as possible
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Significant experience in leading humanitarian operations in a range of different contexts for example conflict mixed migration disease outbreaks rapid onset crises protracted crises
Demonstrable understanding and proven practical experience of adhering to humanitarian values and principles humanitarian charter International Humanitarian Law Red Cross code of conduct and Sphere Minimum Standards
Proven successful fundraising skills from a diverse range of funding sources
Demonstrable experience of engaging in national level humanitarian coordination mechanisms such as HCT
Significant experience of developing and maintaining a network of key stakeholders across Government National civil society organizations United Nations INGOs Donors Embassies Academic Institutions
Proven experience of exercising leadership functions with increasing responsibility in an international environment related to development
Proven understanding of child rights and gender in development concepts and the promotion of girls rights in the context of relevant International Conventions Convention of the Rights of the Child Convention for the Eradication of Discrimination against Women and the Global Goals SDGs
Experience and understanding of the concepts of sustainable community development and participatory approaches and practice in development interventions
Knowledge of the requirements of donor compliance and financial management
Knowledge of programming in challenging environments with good understanding and appreciation of the historical security context political environment economic socialreligious and humanitarian context in Peru or a comparable environment
Proven skills in the development and management of effective and motivated teams including distance management
Excellent English and Spanish written and verbal communication skills
Strong diplomatic and communication skills including through massmedia to influence decisionmakers and key stakeholders
General ability to manage stress in insecure contexts
Relevant University degree in development social science business administration or related field
Knowledge of the geopolitical factors affecting childpoverty in the country and the political social and environmental opportunities for change is an advantage
References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism will be carried out in conformity with Plan International Child Protection Policy. Plan International operates an open opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.
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