Deployable Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Specialist - Tenders Global

Deployable Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Specialist

Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

We are looking for a new Deployable Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Specialist in our Global Humanitarian Policy, Advocacy and Diplomacy Unit, one of four global humanitarian capability units at Plan.

Plan International Country Offices in response to an emergency, often need additional experts to support their response and help those affected by crises. Plan International’s core surge team is composed of technical, global experts who can deploy to emergency responses. The post holder will be expected to provide leadership to their area of technical specialism to support the country team they are deployed to. Core surge team members are globally roving and work away from their home base continuously, who can deploy urgently from a few weeks up to four months per assignment.

The Deployable Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Specialist will deploy to Plan’s Country Offices around the world who are responding to humanitarian crises, including conflict and disasters. They will work with colleagues on the frontlines to develop context specific humanitarian policy, advocacy, and diplomacy initiatives. This position is crucial in helping us ensure that our teams worldwide are supported and equipped with the ability to conduct humanitarian diplomacy, to negotiate, to be influential humanitarian advocates no matter their position or sectoral focus, and to uphold the humanitarian values and principles.

In early December 2023, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs launched their Global Humanitarian Overview 2024. The forecast is terrifying. In 2024, nearly 300 million people around the world will need humanitarian assistance and protection, due to conflicts, climate emergencies, and other drivers. Humanitarian diplomacy is crucial in a fragile world – and in allowing us to best deliver for people in crisis – and our Global Humanitarian Policy, Advocacy, and Diplomacy Unit – and this deployable specialist role are key.

This role will be deployed 75% of the time to Plan International’s country programmes and home-based when not deployed. This 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. See the job posting for more information and to apply.

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