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Food Assistance Specialist - Roster

Date: 21-Jul-2020

Location: Lao People's Democratic Republic

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.


Emergency Roster:

The Emergency Roster is a database of pre-selected deployable internal and external candidates who have the appropriate skills and experience to support emergency preparedness and response. It also stores information on these candidates. The purpose of the roster is to ensure that we have the right people in the right place and the right time with the right skills.


Roster Members are expected to deploy to an emergency response within 72 hours or once an entry visa is received. A Roster Member is selected from the Emergency Roster as and when a roster request is received from one of our country offices.


The Opportunity

  • Ensure all emergency food assistance programmes have a clear focus on addressing the specific needs of young girls, adolescent girls and young women.
  • Oversight of assessments as required, in line with Plan International’s standard tools.
  • Develop food assistance programme strategy and oversee its implementation ensuring alignment with SPHERE and CHS.
  • Represent Plan International with key external stakeholders (Government, Donors, food UN agencies and peers).
  • Represent Plan International in the food security cluster, ensuring 3Ws/5Ws info submitted as required.
  • Undertake frequent field visits to affected areas to monitor the implementation of activities.
  • Support the development of food assistance funding submissions, and donor reporting


The Individual

We are looking to employ an individual with a strong understanding of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle and who also has a good knowledge of SPHERE and CHS. You will have experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of emergency food assistance programmes, particularly the use of cash and vouchers.

You will have strong team management, staff capacity building and motivation skills in teamwork and networking.


For the full Terms of Reference, please follow this link.



Location: Multiple

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Closing Date: 4th August 2020


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.