Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Job Opportunity at Plan International - Tanzania, Emergency Response Manager

  Ajira Yako       Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Job Title: Emergency Response Manager - Tanzania

Posted on: 11-May-2018
Location: Kigoma, 02, TZ
Company: Plan International
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23rd May 2018

The Organisation:
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 Opportunity:
As Emergency Response Manager, you will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan International's emergency response, recovery and rehabilitation program.
You will be responsible for a team of 84 national staff, based in Kibondo working in two refugee camps.
In addition you will provide strategic leadership in all areas of emergency programming and strengthen the overall capacity to be prepared and respond to emergencies in accordance with accepted principles and practices, as well as strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach.

Responsibilities will include:
Oversee the management of specific emergency programmes, ensuring response activities are in line with donor compliance and Plan International’s standard policies and procedures.
Represent Plan International with the host Government, both at national and regional level, highlighting key issues of concern impacting on children and in particular on girls.
Ensure robust financial management system are in place across the field offices.
Oversee and approve sit-reps on the emergency response and recovery. Ensure  timely dissemination of situation reports and fundraising material to Plan International’s Headquarters and National Organisations;

Do you have what it takes?
With proven relevant humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters, you will have lead multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams under difficult circumstances, in a sensitive and participatory manner, with management responsibility for multi-million dollar budgets, a high level of expertise in external representation and excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
You will have a strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.
A confident and clear communicator, you will have broad project management skills, including program design and proposal development, general finance, administration and information management.

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

Type of Role: One year fixed term contract
Location: Based in Tanzania
Salary: Circa $55,000USD per annum plus benefits -
Reports to:  Country Director
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23rd May 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.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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