Emergency Response Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 March 2019

Job Description

The Opportunity

Plan International – Myanmar is recruiting for the position of Emergency Response Manager based in Yangon to lead the emergency program which includes supervision of two field offices (Rakhine and Kachin States) and a portfolio of grant funded projects covering: Education, Child Protection, Nutrition, Disaster Risk Reduction, Food Distribution and Youth Economic Empowerment activities for children and communities affected by violence. This position is open for both National and International candidates.

You will provide strategic leadership to ensure emergency portfolio is coherent and effective in supporting vulnerable communities and is in line with Plan International global and country ambitions. The Emergency Response Manager will also provide implementation guidance for the emergency response team and project portfolio (100 staff, 5 million euro per year) to ensure commitments to donors are met.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver Project Cycle leadership for all Emergency Response grants to ensure compliance with Project Quality Procedures and provide platform for meaningful engagement between project documents and implementation teams.
  • Identify, pursue and mobilize resources for investment and strategic partnership opportunities to build capacity of EMR team and ensure Plan International is contributing learning products in relevant sectors and able to write evidence based proposals.
  • Lead and train rapid response team
  • Lead Response Planning for ongoing responses to ensure all relevant parties at Country Office (Yangon) Â and field offices (Program Units) are aware of strategic goals and vision of the program.
  • Develop and maintain Disaster Preparedness Process and Readiness Plan to ensure ERM and other relevant staff at CO and field offices are ready to respond to rapid onset disasters.
  • Ensure child protection, gender and conflict sensitivity are integrated into all response planning, learning and proposal development.

The Individual:

We are seeking an individual with significant relevant experience working within the humanitarian sector and a solid understanding of humanitarian principles. You will require experience of managing large programs in line with donor compliance and INGO institutional principals

To be successful you will have worked extensively in complex and natural disasters, leading 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 will be key.

As a confident and clear communicator, you will have broad project management skills, including program design and proposal development, general finance, administration and information management.

For a detailed job description, please see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j22pp5gbgenv10t/ERM%20Myanmar%20Role%20Profile%20March%2019.pdf?dl=0

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you are applying for the role and how you meet the requirements set-out in the Role Profile.

Location: Plan International – Myanmar

Type of Role: Two years fixed term

Reports to: Program Director

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: Monday 25th March 2019

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 Safeguarding Children and Young People 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.

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.

More information

ERM Myanmar Role Profile March 19.pdf

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