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Deployable Cash and Markets in Emergencies Specialist

Beijing | Nepalgunj (China)

The Organisation:

Plan International is evolving in response to shifts in international development and humanitarian response. We are doing this so we can continue to make a stand for children’s rights.

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 believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities. As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for talent across the globe.

If you are passionate about advancing children’s rights and equality for girls, and have a proven track-record of successfully working in a cash programming capacity, we’d love to hear from you.

The Opportunity:

Plan International has a growing portfolio of Cash and Markets Programming (CMP) of more than USD$45 Million at the end of Financial Year 2017.

As Deployable Cash and Markets in Emergencies Specialist you will provide leadership at the county office level in the implementation of CMP to ensure an adequate beneficiary targeting and achieve the intended outcomes.

You will also provide technical advice in designing, implementation and monitoring of cash and market based programmes in emergencies and recovery phases addressing the specific needs of young/ adolescent girls and young women.

Dimensions of the Role

  • The post-holder may have budget responsibility when on deployment.
  • The post holder will deploy to Plan International Country Offices, sometimes at short notice, to provide technical support on cash and markets programming

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this role you will require significant experience in planning, design and implementation of humanitarian programmes.

Demonstrable experience in design, implementation and evaluation of in-kind food, cash/voucher and market based programming.

Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and codes of conduct, and extensive understanding of Social Safety Nets, Livelihoods and associated methodologies.

Significant experience of working in in humanitarian settings in a range of contexts (eg refugee, conflict, rapid onset)

Excellent skills in writing funding submissions and donor reports.

Good working knowledge of key humanitarian donors, for example WFP, USAID, EU, DFAT, CIDA, DFID, ECHO.

Skills in a 2nd language are desirable (French, Spanish, Portuguese,)

Our organisational values are designed to help everyone who works with us achieve our ambitious goals for children, especially girls.

We are open and accountable

  • Promote a culture of transparency, including with sponsors and donors
  • Hold ourselves and others accountable
  • Are consistent and fair in the treatment of people
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children and young people

    We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulate a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations

  • Create a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas

  • Focus resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises

  • Using evidence to evaluate effectiveness

    We work well together

  • Seek constructive outcomes, listen to others, willing to compromise when appropriate

  • Build constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals

  • Develop trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities

  • Engage and work well with others outside the organisation to build a better world for girls and all children

    We are inclusive and empowering

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential

  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace

  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

Type of Role: Permanent position

Location: Ideally based within International Headquarters, Woking UK. Possibility to be based in internationally where we have a country operation. Ability to travel is also required

Salary: Circa £45,000.00 per annum plus benefits

Reports to: Global Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist

Closing Date: Sunday 3 December 2017

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Beijing | Nepalgunj (China)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-03

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