Thursday, 17 September 2020

Nafasi Ya Kazi Plan International, Emergency Response Manager


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
As the Emergency Response Manager (ERM), you will oversee Plan International’s response to the refugee crisis within Tanzania. You will manage a team of 90 national and international staff members working across three refugee camps in the Kigoma region. You will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response and will be accountable for developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities in the Kigoma region.

In this role you will work in close collaboration with stakeholders in refugee operations and the host community. This will include UN agencies, international NGOs and district/regional government authorities. You will also pro-actively network to build external relations and lead fundraising efforts to build up a portfolio of grants to finance a multi-year response plan in close coordination with the Business Development Unit.

The Individual
We are looking to recruit a resilient and trustworthy individual who has proven relevant humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters. You will have a high level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors and have demonstrable managerial experience, including the ability to manage multi-million dollar budgets. You will also have knowledge of programme design, proposal development, general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.

To be successful in this role you will be able to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions and you will have the ability to work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. You will be an organised individual who has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
Type of Role: 1-year Fixed Term Contract
Reports to: Country Director
Salary: Competitive salary and package available
Closing Date: 7th October 2020

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.


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