Job Oppoity : Emergency Response Manager

Job Opportunity : Emergency Response Manager

Job Opportunity : Emergency Response Manager

Emergency Response Manager

Date: 22-May-2020

Location: Maroua, EN, CM

Company: Plan International

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.

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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.

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