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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The Emergency Response Manager will lead and manage the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and associated emergency programs and be the interface between the Emergency Response Team and the Head of Programs. The ERM is responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response. They are the leader of the Emergency Response Team, responsible and accountable for developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities relating to the response to the NW-SW socio-political crisis. The ERM has overall responsibility for the security and well-being of ERT staff, plus programmes and assets.
The ERM is expected to provide strategic leadership in all areas of emergency programming and strengthen the ERT overall capacity to be prepared and respond to any expansion or extension of the crisis in accordance with accepted principles and practices, as well as strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach. As a member of the Emergency Response Management Team (ERMT), the ERM is also expected to actively contribute to the overall governance of the country office, and delivery of its strategic and annual operating plan.
Do you have what it takes?
- Proven relevant humanitarian aid experience in a complex conflict setting as well as natural disasters.
- High level of all aspects of managerial experience, including managing multi-million dollar
- Experience in complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team
- under difficult circumstances.
- High level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors.
- Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere,
- The humanitarian system, donors, security, civil-military liaison, and program management.
- Fluency in English and French
For more information, please click on the link below to access the full job and person specification.
Location: Bamenda, Cameroon – Covering North West and South West Regions – Mandatory unaccompanied posting
Type of Role: 13 month FTC
Reports to: Country Director
Salary: Competitive Salary and package available
Closing Date: 15th August 2021
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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 his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.