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Deployable Emergency Response Manager

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  • Posted 6 months ago

Plan International

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

The Opportunity

In 2023, the UN projected that 39 million people would require humanitarian assistance. This fiscal year, Plan International has responded to 88 emergencies, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to delivering humanitarian support.  As the Deployable Emergency Response Manager, you will play a pivotal role at the forefront of these critical interventions—ensuring rapid, high-quality, and reach. Join us in making a tangible impact on the lives of those affected by crises around the world.

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 and response. 

 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. You 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 Disaster Risk Management activities for the Global Hub.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have significant field experience of managing emergency programmes in a number of humanitarian crises and possess extensive knowledge of disaster risk reduction and child protection in emergencies.

Experienced in funding, you will 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. Excellent written and spoken French or Spanish would be highly advantageous.

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Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live, preferable locations include: Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique; Rwanda; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia ; Mali; Niger ; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Paraguay; Peru; Bangladesh; Cambodia; Fiji; India; Indonesia; Jordan; Laos; Myanmar; Nepal; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Solomon Islands; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam.

Type of role Permanent or maximum fixed term contract as per employing office’s standard terms and conditions.

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.

Closing Date: Sunday 31st December 2023, Midnight UK time. We hope to hold interviews w/c 8th January or 15th January

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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