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Emergency Roster Recruitment- Food Security, Livelihood's & Nutrition

Date: 14-Jul-2022

Location: N/A, Flexible

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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


The Vision


Plan International’s global strategy applies a full spectrum approach where Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is an integral part of everything the organisation does with and for children and girls, especially in fragile settings. 


Our ambition is to become a global leader and the NGO partner of choice for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in disaster and conflict settings, working at the nexus of development and humanitarian efforts.


Plan International has developed a systematic approach to integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation into our Country Strategies and promoting a resilience approach to our programmes. Our ambition is to continue to grow the DRM portfolio in this area.


As an organisation we place great importance on contributing to the work and collective learning, strengthened coordination and quality of work in the sector and increasingly take on inter-agency leadership roles within our areas of expertise at a country and global level.


Plan International Roster


During large-scale humanitarian crises Plan International country offices will often need additional surge capacity. Our roster helps our offices get the critical surge support needed when responding to emergencies


We are inviting humanitarians with appropriate experience to apply to be a roster member so we can increase our pool of humanitarian professionals who are available for short term contracts, and able to travel at short notice.


Plan International is looking to grow its pool of experienced Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Specialists to provide short term surge support to country offices responding to major humanitarian crises. 


Members of our roster are specialists in their field and have the skills and expertise to lead their programme technical area in humanitarian operations. These are usually short term contracts of 3-4 months and non permanent employment contracts. 


Successful applicants will be added to our rosters for Emergency Food Security and/or Nutrition depending on your experience and expertise. Once on the roster you will contacted when surge support is needed. Whilst being a member of the roster is not paid you will receive a salary as well as per diem, accommodation and travel costs when contracted to provide support to a country office. 


We build a close relationship with Roster Members, with access to online humanitarian courses and regular engagement to ensure Roster Members feel supported. The Plan International Deployment Manager will regularly reach out to Roster Members to check on their availability and update on access to online courses and tools .


About you


The Emergency Food Security and Nutrition specialists provide oversight and leadership to Plan International's food security or nutrition programmes in specific crises


  • You will be committed to ensuring gender equality is core to all of our work
  • You will be passionate about humanitarian response and ensuring quality programmes that have impact
  • You will have a strong, substantive background in delivering high quality food security and/ or nutrition programmes
  • Experienced in networking, you will profile Plan International with peer agencies, UN, donors, local Government, clusters and other humanitarian coordination mechanisms, positioning Plan as the go to agency for Girls in Emergencies
  • Confident in networking  you will be a visible representative of Plan International within key humanitarian fora and meetings
  • You are strong in problem solving and focussed on achieving results to impact positively on girls and boys affected by crisis
  • You will have worked in insecure locations and a range of humanitarian contexts
  • Ideally you will be bilingual in English plus either French or Spanish
  • You will have a proven track record in fundraising and managing programmes
  • A committed advocate to ensuring safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Harassment and Abuse is core to our ways of working


Roster members are expected to have completed a HEAT security course in the past 3 years and have ensured their vaccinations are up to date. Roster members are expected to be able to travel to support a country office at short notice. 





Closing Date: 15th August 2022


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.