Deployable Emergency Response Manager
Woking (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) | Nepalgunj
Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalised and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality.
Our organisation is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.
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. Second language skills are desirable (French, Spanish & Arabic)
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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 • We strive for lasting impact • We work well together • We are inclusive and empowering
Location: Plan International Headquarters - Woking, approximately 25 minutes from London Waterloo. Type of Role: Fixed term contract – full time Reports to: Head of Disaster Response Grade: 5 – Competitive Closing Date: August 5th 2018
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.