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Emergency Response Manager - Myanmar

Date: 28-Apr-2021

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

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 Opportunity


As the Emergency Response Manager (ERM) in Myanmar, you will implement an emergency response programme portfolio through strategic leadership to ensure all programme objectives are met and contribute meaningfully to the strategic objectives of the Myanmar country office. You will oversee a programme that has 100-150 staff at any given time, whilst also representing Plan International Myanmar at high level humanitarian and emergency response forums and coordination bodies.

In this role you will address and resolve all day to day problems of program management with ERM team resources. You will also develop and maintain the Disaster Preparedness Process and Readiness Plan to ensure ERMs and other relevant staff are ready to respond to rapid onset disasters.



The Individual


We are seeking to appoint a dedicated individual who has 5-10 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector and has managed large programmes in line with donor compliance and INGO institutional principals. You will have experience in conflict sensitivity programming and an understanding of humanitarian principles.

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to manage multiple field offices in country and you will have excellent networking and representation skills on both local and international platforms. You will be able to draft donor reports in English and you will also have the ability to manage multiple budgets in parallel.



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Location: Yangon, Myanmar - Accompanied posting

Type of Role: 2 year Fixed term contract

Reports to: Country Director

Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 11th May 2021

Anticipated 1st round interview: 20th  & 21st May



*Please note that due to potential travel restrictions, there is flexibility for this role to begin remotely, time zones will be considered. Applicants must have the right to work, when remote working*



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

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.