Deadline: 10 May, 2022

Location: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Response Coordinator.

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


  • Lead a multi-disciplinary professional emergency teams working in the project site
  • Ensure emergency assessments are effectively undertaken and implement integrated emergency response, recovery and exit strategies in close collaboration with major partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure all team members clearly understand and carry out their duties in accordance with personal work plans, humanitarian principles, core values, the code of conduct and SPHERE
  • Work collaboratively in close relation with field, Amhara Programme Area, and concerned country office staff
  • Ensure existing human resources needs are fully assessed, identified, described and communicated in collaboration with the field and country office HR officers
  • Promote productive work environment respectful of the code of conduct with zero tolerance for verbal and physical abuse or discrimination against other persons on the grounds of race, colour, sex or creed
  • Ensure all team members are fully briefed on all aspects of security, social and cultural norms and local conditions and behaviour
  • Create the conditions to ensure effective teamwork and morale is strictly observed
  • Conduct periodic performance appraisals of team members and provide timely feedback
  • Ensure logistical resources demands are fully assessed, identified, described and communicated in collaboration with the PA and country office logistic department
  • Identify training needs and work with HR department to develop and implement relevant training plans
  • Ensure compliance with all Ethiopian government legal, contractual, labour and statutory requirements
  • Communicate effectively on usage, procedures and relevant communications protocols to all emergency response team members
  • Lead humanitarian and rehabilitation projects in the project site, implementing donor-funded projects in child protection and education, health and nutrition, food security livelihoods and WASH sectors, and ensure the successful implementation of projects
  • Coordinate effectively the development of all project implementation plans and budgets within the framework of the agreed emergency response programme and strategy
  • Ensure effective budget management at field level, including correct coding of expenses and adherence to the organisation’s financial management guidelines and donor requirements
  • Monitor periodically grant budgets with Amhara Programme Area and country office finance teams, and in compliance with donor regulations


  • Master’s degree in Rural Development, Agriculture, Economics, Development Studies, Public Health, Hydraulic Engineering, Psychology, Political Science, Human Rights, Law, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Works or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant experience, with three years in a senior level role
  • Good managerial experience, including managing budgets and diversified team
  • Knowledge of Plan International policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/NGO code of conduct
  • Knowledge of child rights programming
  • Good knowledge of field level realities of the work of humanitarian NGOs
  • Experience of working in hard-to-reach areas and complex emergencies
  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding, education, health and nutrition, FSL, WASH, CTP, EWS, DRR and DCM
  • Good understanding of the external operating environment including government policies, strategies, guidelines and operating procedures in managing emergencies and disasters in the country
  • Fluency in English language
  • Knowledge of local language (desirable)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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