Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Plan International is hiring for the following Positions :

1.Food Security & Livelihoods Specialist

2.Head of Global Rapid Response and Readiness Unit

Location: The location of these roles can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.

Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

1.Food Security & Livelihoods Specialist

As the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Specialist you will provide technical, practise and thought leadership on food security and livelihoods both within the Federation and for external engagement. You will provide technical support to Plan International country teams in order to successfully design and integrate food security & livelihoods into programme interventions and support implementation through both surge and desk support. In this role, you will also support new emergency responses, provide capacity building / on the job training and support emergency preparedness. You will be expected to travel for 50% of your time to provide technical assistance to country offices.


Closing Date: 30 Sep 2023

2.Head of Global Rapid Response and Readiness Unit

Plan International’s global strategy prioritises humanitarian scale-up. To respond to the growing unmet needs in emergencies and to strengthen the speed, quality, relevance, and appropriateness of our humanitarian work, we have recently created four new global humanitarian capability units, including the new Global Rapid Response and Readiness Unit.


As Head of the Rapid Response and Readiness Unit, you will be responsible for building sufficient levels of readiness and preparedness across the organizations; lead, coordinate, and support humanitarian emergency response operations and provide practice leadership on anticipatory action. You will directly line manages a team of deployable managers/officers/ specialists and matrix manage a team of deployable technical specialists.


In addition, you will lead the internal coordination with operational support functions hosted within other departments in large-scale disasters. The Head of the Global Rapid Response and Readiness Unit will play a leading role in drawing lessons from Plan International’s experience and good practices from the sector and others and use these to provide direct support to Country Offices and National Organisations in real time, closer to the point of impact to scale up humanitarian assistance, save lives and raise more resources.


The post holder will play a catalyst’s role to strengthen learning, provide practice leadership and advocate for agile procedures, policies, and guidance to ensure timely emergency response. Externally, the post-holder will represent Plan in high-level humanitarian global fora and ensure representation of appropriate staff in relevant forums on humanitarian response, preparedness, readiness, and anticipatory action.

Please follow this link for the full role profile: Head of Rapid Response and Readiness Unit

Closing Date: Monday 18th September



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