Emergency Response Manager, West Nile, Uganda

Emergency Response Manager, West Nile, Uganda

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.

Location: West Nile, 102, UG

Company: Plan International

The Opportunity

Plan International are recruiting for an Emergency Response Manager to oversee the management of specific emergency programmes, ensuring response activities are in line with donor compliance and Plan International’s standard policies and procedures and to lead on the development of specific humanitarian response strategies, clearly defining key priorities in line with Plan International’s expertise.

You will oversee the implementation of the “West Nile Transformational Plan” that in the long term aims to generate durable solutions to bridge the humanitarian and development gap and lead and manage rapid needs assessments, ensuring a clear focus on the specific needs of children and in particular girls.

You will be responsible for all representing Plan International with the Government, both at national and regional level, highlighting key issues of concern impacting on children and in particular on girls and engaging with relevant humanitarian fora and clusters in country, ensuring appropriate information is provided in a timely basis. In addition you will be responsible for developing an appropriate grant pipeline.

The Individual

You will have significant humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters and excellent leadership and managerial experience, including managing large budgets, complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team under difficult circumstances.

With proven expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors you will have a strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.

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Location: West Nile, Uganda with frequent travel to the refugee settlements in Adjumani, Arua and Yumba (at least 50% of the time)

Type of Role: One year fixed term contract, unaccompanied

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Monday 3rd December

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.


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