Local Emergency Response Manager

Date: 11 Jul 2024

Location: Maroua, Cameroon

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 Opportunity

The Local Emergency Response Manager (L-ERM) for the Far North region will assist the National Emergency Response Manager (N-ERM) to lead and manage the Emergency Response Team (ERT) in the region and associated emergency programs. The position holder will be the interface between the Emergency Response Team and N-ERM based in the Country Office. The L-ERM will support the N-ERM to ensure quality and effectiveness of Plan's emergency response in Maroua PIIA. The L-ERM is the leader of the Maroua PIIA Team, responsible, and accountable for developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities.  The L-ERM has overall responsibility for the security and wellbeing of staff in the region.


The Individual/About You

Qualifications/Experience & Skills: The Local ERM should hold a Master's Degree or equivalent in Management, Socials Sciences or other related fields, with five (5) years of working experience in complex humanitarian contexts. As the L-ERM, you should demonstrate knowledge of child protection and disaster risk reduction - including significant field experience in managing emergency programs during humanitarian crises.


As L-ERM, you should have knowledge of Plan International’s policies and procedures, SPHERE and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct is desirable. Also, Experience in key practice and standards for humanitarian response such as CHS, INEE are highly important.


Required knowledge of general finance, administration, human resources management, information management, and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/computer skills will also be key in your success as L-ERM.


Languages Required: Proficiency in French and English (written and spoken) are essential.

Please, follow this link to review the full Job Description: JD Local ERM - Maroua


Female Candidates are Strongly Encouraged to Apply


Location: Maroua

Type of Role: One  (01) Year Fixed Term Contract, with possibility to be renew.

Reports to: National Emergency Response Manager

Grade: Hay Level 15

Closing Date: February 11th, 2024


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.