Employer: Plan International
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
Closing Date: 7th October 2020
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization 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.
As the Emergency Response Manager (ERM), you will oversee Plan International’s response to the refugee crisis within Tanzania. You will manage a team of 90 national and international staff members working across three refugee camps in the Kigoma region. You will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of the Plan’s emergency response and will be accountable for developing, coordinating, and managing all emergency activities in the Kigoma region.
In this role, you will work in close collaboration with stakeholders in refugee operations and the host community. This will include UN agencies, international NGOs, and district/regional government authorities. You will also pro-actively network to build external relations and lead fundraising efforts to build up a portfolio of grants to finance a multi-year response plan in close coordination with the Business Development Unit.
We are looking to recruit a resilient and trustworthy individual who has proven relevant humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters. You will have a high level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors and have demonstrable managerial experience, including the ability to manage multi-million dollar budgets. You will also have knowledge of program design, proposal development, general finance, administration, information management, and telecommunication skills, and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
To be successful in this role you will be able to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high-security risks, and harsh living conditions and you will have the ability to work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. You will be an organized individual who has a capacity for initiative and decision-making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.