Plan International Ethiopia Re-Advert Emergency Response Manager Jobs

Plan International Ethiopia Re-Advert Emergency Response Manager Jobs

Job Id: 199409

Category: Business and Administration, Development and Project Management, Management Location: Gambella, Gambela
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: xxxxx

Job Description

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

Plan International Ethiopia is looking for Emergency Response Manager for Gambella who will be reporting to the Humanitarian Director.
The key role of the Emergency Response Manager is to ensure the development and implementation of six emergency response plans as follows:

  • Emergency response program plan;
  • Emergency response funding plan;
  • Emergency response communication plan;
  • Emergency response capacity and capability plan;
  • Emergency response partnership plan; and
  • Emergency response logistics plan.

    Dimensions of Role:

  • Assessment, program design and planning

  • In association with the Country Director, Head of Programmes and Programme Manager ensure emergency assessments are executed and an integrated emergency response, implementation and clear exit strategies are developed.
  • Coordinate the development of all project implementation plans and budgets within the framework of the agreed emergency response programme and strategy.
  • In collaboration with the business development team, assist and advise the Country Director with securing donor funding for emergency projects.
  • In collaboration with the business development team, oversee project design and proposal preparations for institutional and public funding
  • Emergency project management and implementation
  • Maintain closer ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian emergency situation, including the refugee crisis, and adjust interventions and activities according to gaps and needs.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency response activities in accordance with Plan’s humanitarian accountability framework, relevant SPHERE standards, and essential environmental mitigation measures.
  • Ensure that the different sectoral and sub-sectoral activities are implemented in a coordinated and integrated manner with relevant stakeholders and counterparts.
  • Ensure all personnel understand and carry out their duties in accordance with humanitarian principles, core values, Code of Conduct and the SPHERE standards.

    Key End Results and typical Responsibilities:

  • General management and leadership

  • Ensure all team members are fully briefed on all aspects of security in collaboration with the security coordinator, social and cultural norms and local conditions and behaviour while implementing the emergency response.
  • Lead the Plan emergency response team and be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response and be accountable for developing, planning, implementation, coordinating and managing emergency activities.
  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships, with other NGO’s, UN agencies, host government, bilateral and multilateral donors, and other principle stakeholders including the UNHCR and UNICEF.
  • Take active role in representing plan in cluster coordination and humanitarian forums.
  • Recommend changes to team composition and functioning with Country Office and partners to maximise
    emergency programme both in term of quality and effectiveness.
  • Create the conditions to ensure effective teamwork and morale through team building exercises and practices.
  • Conduct performance appraisals of emergency response team staff as required and ensure regular feedback and mentoring of individual performances.
  • Ensure the Country Director and the Country Management Team are kept informed about assessment progress, emergency response implementation and strategies, project plans, progress reports, budget and other significant developments.
  • Promote a productive work environment respectful of the Code of Conduct with zero tolerance for verbal and physical abuse or discrimination against children and other persons on the grounds of race, colour, sex or creed.
  • Design and operationalize all emergency response programs as per International Humanitarian Principles.
  • Represent and build the profile of Plan Ethiopia on emergency work and maintain adequate accountability and transparency in our work,

    Job Requirements

    Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

    Education and Qualifications Required


  • Master’s degree and at least 10 years in NGO sector, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and authoritatively on area of expertise, and influence others to reach common goals.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships across a network.


  • Knowledge of Plan policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct
  • Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.

    How to Apply

    The closing date for the application is March 02, 2019. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link.

    This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

    Please note that:

    Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and
    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link.

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

    More information about Plan International can be found on http://

    References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

    Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

    As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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