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The Organisation

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 Opportunity

In this role as an Emergency Response Manager, you will provide the implementation of emergency response program portfolio through strategic leadership in response planning, comprehensive project design and provision of support to Emergency Response team in the Cameroon Country Office so that all program objectives are met and contribute meaningfully to strategic objectives. This will also include strengthening the Country Office’s overall capacity to respond to emergencies in accordance with accepted principles and practices, as well as strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach. The ERM is responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency responses, and overall responsibility for the security and wellbeing of the Emergency response Team. You are accountable for all budgets within the program and has the authority to approve high-level expenditures and international travel, and you will represent Plan International at high level humanitarian and emergency response forums and coordination bodies.

The Individual

In order to succeed in this role you are required to have demonstrable experience in fundraising and coordination, working with UN agencies and with INGOs. Field activity implementation and project management cycle implementation in the humanitarian sector experience is essential.  You will also need  excellent networking and representation skills in both local and international platforms. In addition, you will need to have an understanding of humanitarian principles and ability to articulate how they have complied and implemented them in the past. You will also need to be a fluent French speaker as this role is based in Cameroon.

For a full job description, please click here

Type of Role: 13 month fixed term contract. Please note this is an unaccompanied posting

Reporting to: Country Director

Location: Maroua, Cameroon

Closing Date: 14th June, 2020.

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

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People 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. 

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.

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Plan International is an international organisation or development which works in 51 countries across Africa, the Americas, and Asia to promote the safeguarding of children.It is a nonprofit organisation and is one of the world's largest organisations based on children, it works in 58,000 communities with the help of volunteers to improve how 56 million children live. The charity also has 21 national organisations who have been given the responsibility to oversee the raising of funds and awareness in their individual countries.

The organisation puts an emphasis on communities working together in order to address the needs of children around the world. The NGO focuses on child participation, education, economic security, emergencies, health, protection, sexual health (including HIV), and water and sanitation. It provides training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and has worked on relief efforts in countries including Haiti, Colombia and Japan.

Plan International also sponsors the Because I Am a Girl campaign, which has published many stories focusing on the struggle of young women in the developing world.

Plan International was founded during the Spanish Civil War by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and aid worker Eric Muggeridge. When they witnessed the conflict change the lives of children, they founded ‘Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain’, which would later change its name to Plan International. Set up in 1937, the organisation provided food, shelter and clothing to children whose lives had been destroyed by the war.

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The Organisation

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 Opportunity

In this role as an Emergency Response Manager, you will provide the implementation of emergency response program portfolio through strategic leadership in response planning, comprehensive project design and provision of support to Emergency Response team in the Cameroon Country Office so that all program objectives are met and contribute meaningfully to strategic objectives. This will also include strengthening the Country Office’s overall capacity to respond to emergencies in accordance with accepted principles and practices, as well as strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach. The ERM is responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan's emergency responses, and overall responsibility for the security and wellbeing of the Emergency response Team. You are accountable for all budgets within the program and has the authority to approve high-level expenditures and international travel, and you will represent Plan International at high level humanitarian and emergency response forums and coordination bodies.

The Individual

In order to succeed in this role you are required to have demonstrable experience in fundraising and coordination, working with UN agencies and with INGOs. Field activity implementation and project management cycle implementation in the humanitarian sector experience is essential.  You will also need  excellent networking and representation skills in both local and international platforms. In addition, you will need to have an understanding of humanitarian principles and ability to articulate how they have complied and implemented them in the past. You will also need to be a fluent French speaker as this role is based in Cameroon.

For a full job description, please click here

Type of Role: 13 month fixed term contract. Please note this is an unaccompanied posting

Reporting to: Country Director

Location: Maroua, Cameroon

Closing Date: 14th June, 2020.

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

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People 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. 

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.

2020-06-15

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