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Disaster Risk Management Coordinator

Date: 08-Mar-2023

Location: Honiara, Soloman Islands

Company: Plan International

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The role reports to Plan International Solomon Island Country Programme Manager with program oversight support from the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Manager based in Fiji.


Do you have what it takes to be successful in this role?


  • Understanding of development and aid issues and trends in the PNG context, particularly in Bougainville.
  • Experience working on disaster risk & resilience and/or disaster response programming in Papua New Guinea
  • Project cycle management experience and/or training
  • Ability to deliver results while working autonomously with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity-building of local NGO and/or CBO partners in Papua New Guinea.
  • Experience managing stakeholder relationships and partnerships to produce results.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce succinct written reports.
  • Understanding of and ability to develop strong partnership relationships with government and civil society organizations.
  • Understanding of, and/or experience in, rights-based approaches and previous international experience with child rights issue.
  • Under graduate qualification in relevant field would be an advantage.
  • Able to quickly learn how to use the SAP system within Plan International.



Location: Honiara, Solomon Island

Type of Role: DRM Coordinator

Reports to: Solomon Island Country Programme Manager


Closing Date: 2nd April 2023


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.