Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 September 2019

Job Description

Location: This position will ideally be based at Plan International Global Hub in Woking (UK). Applications will also be considered for those wishing to be based in other locations where Plan International currently has a legal entity and you have the existing right to work
Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: Information, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Closing Date: 6th October 2019



The Opportunity

The Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) Specialist is a brand-new role within the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team at Plan International.

The postholder will be responsible for building capacity to ensure feedback and complaints mechanisms are well integrated to all aspects of Plan International’s DRM work. They will lead on enhancing AAP across the organisation and will develop appropriate tools and guidance to support Country Offices incorporate AAP in to their work.

The AAP Specialist will also lead on reporting against and implementation of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) and ensure that all work is developed and implemented in ways that improve gender equality and empower girls and women.

There will be a requirement to represent Plan International in relevant external fora and inter-agency coordination groups and to travel frequently to Plan International Liaison and Country Offices, and when required, deploy at short notice to support scale up of emergency responses.

The Individual

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and committed Accountability to Affected Populations Specialist with broad knowledge of the humanitarian sector and demonstrable experience of integrating gender in to humanitarian programmes.

To be successful in this role you will require experience of implementing humanitarian programmes, particularly of implementing AAP activities in emergency response. As well as direct field experience, we are seeking someone who can demonstrate experience of humanitarian standards (Sphere, CHS etc). and implementing PSEA activities and training.

The role requires a creative problem-solver who has the flexibility to adapt plans and manage self in a pressurised and changing environment. The ability to network and developing and maintain collaborative relationships, influencing and motivating others will also be key.

Ability to speak and work in French and/or Spanish is highly desirable but not essential.

For a detailed job description for the role, please see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hh7iqk0fhqte28u/Accountability%20to%20Affected%20Populations%20Specialist%20Role%20Profile.docx?dl=0

About the Organization

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.

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