Deployable Emergency Programme Manager
Plan International UK strives to advance children's rights and equality for girls all over the world. 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 have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International UK is a leader in the development of the global disasters work of Plan. Our Disaster Risk Management Unit supports our country offices to design and deliver quality programmes, assisting with the development of strong donor relationships, and providing technical support for humanitarian work. A new role of Deployable Emergency Programme Manager has been created to support the wider humanitarian surge capacity of the organisation, particularly as 2017 is proving to be an extremely difficult year for humanitarian action with four looming and simultaneous famines.
In the role you will usually be deployed on medium-term assignments (for up to 60% of the time) to provide immediate emergency expertise, particularly when the scaling up of a programme is required in country. You will provide surge capacity to a country programme by either filling a vacant position and/or adding further skills and experience to country programmes. There is also an element of fundraising in the role, and you will support the development of funding submissions to institutional donors and identify potential in-country funding opportunities. When not deployed, you will be based at our London office and provide support on the development of toolkits, proposals, and maintaining external relationships.
With significant experience of responding to humanitarian crises and emergencies in several contexts (at field level as well as experience at HQ level), you will have designed and implemented emergency projects and programmes, and have strong understanding of humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles. You will also have experience of building strategic partnerships with donors and humanitarian actors and of winning emergency funding. Good analytical and problem solving skills to assess information on humanitarian issues quickly and effectively and the ability to working to tight deadlines are also essential. Proficiency in French and/or Spanish is highly desirable.
The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Thursday 20th July 2017
Due to the nature of our work with children, we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.