Location: Marsabit, Kenya
Company: Plan International
WHO WE ARE
Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind.
We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive.
This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality.
Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.
With approximately 38 years of experience in implementing its programme, Plan International Kenya (PIK) currently operates in 12 geographical areas; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Tana River, Marsabit and Turkana.
OUR STRATEGY STATEMENT
Plan International Kenya’s (PIK) strategic goal in the next five years is to end teenage pregnancies and end all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities.
PIK will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly approximately 2.75 million (children, including girls and young women over the period of the strategy running between 2022-2026 and to reach additional beneficiaries through its interventions.
Working closely with Resilience & Emergency Response Advisor and other Plan International staff, the Emergency Response Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the delivery of emergency drought response with overall coordination of daily program activities and support to program staff, ensuring appropriate systems and mechanisms are in place to track, analyze and report on results as well as engagement with senior management on the strategic direction of the overall response.
The Emergency Response Coordinator will support to strengthen smooth implementation of emergency drought response components that include unconditional cash transfers, market systems strengthening and improved humanitarian response.
The successful Emergency Response Coordinator will skilfully represent programmatic priorities of the agency to donors and regional partners while providing effective leadership to the Plan International program team in the transitional response environment.
S/he will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
The Emergency Response Coordinator will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
Successful Plan International team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
Living Conditions / Physical Environmental Conditions and Demands:
The position is based in Marsabit County. The Candidate may be;
- Exposed to varied weather conditions during field work;
- Exposed to contagious and communicable diseases such as cholera and malaria that maybe endemic in the areas of operations;
- Occasionally exposed to dusty, rugged terrain, inaccessible roads and flood prone areas;
- Demands to cross lake, rivers, swamps and hanging bridges, etc.;
- On exceptional cases, work demands during night time, weekends and holidays
Qualifications/ experience essential:
- A BSc degree or equivalent in relevant field required,
- A minimum of 4 years of field experience in international relief and development programs, including demonstrable success in managing development programs in transitional environments.
- Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with host communities, government, private sector, INGO, NGO partners and other stakeholders in complex environments.
- Extensive knowledge of community participatory approaches, disaster risk reduction, recharge, re-use and retention (3R) concept desirable.
- Previous experience working on grants is desirable,
- Excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills, including report writing,
- Previous working experience in Arid and Semi-arid Land (ASAL) counties is desirable,
- Evidence of leadership on emergency response in draught emergencies is an advantage
- Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members,
- Proven skills in financial and grants management; prior experience with emergency response grant management for both private and institutional donors desired.
- Knowledge of SPHERE and other humanitarian programming standards.
- Knowledge on CASH programming, Gender in emergencies, Education in Emergencies and application across sectoral interventions is an advantage.
- Successful and proven negotiation, communication and organization skills.
- Excellent oral and written English skills required,
- Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
- Commitment to Plan Kenya’s position on promoting girls’ rights and gender equality and integrating all these aspects in their day to day work.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of local languages is an added advantage
Please follow the link below to access the role profile:
Job description-Emergency Response Coordinator
Preference will be given to candidates who reside within Marsabit county
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.
Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract
Reports to: Director of Program implementation and Quality with dotted line to Resilience & Emergency Response Advisor
Closing Date: 22nd May 2023
Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.