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Humanitarian Needs Assessment Specialist

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Job Description

Date: 25 Oct 2023

Location: Global, 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 85 years and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

The Humanitarian Needs Assessment specialist will support country offices to conduct strong needs assessments in real time to improve principled humanitarian action, design relevant programmes, and help position Plan International for funding, ensuring we are able to meet the needs of the most at-risk children. The post holder will ensure user-friendly tools and guidelines are in place to support Country Offices conducting strong needs assessments and deliver high-quality needs assessment reports in real time. The post holder will be expected to travel regularly to support Country Offices design and implement needs assessments, Travel may be at short notice.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have experience in humanitarian disaster relief management in a global organisation and driving innovations or improvements. Active extensive experience in humanitarian crisis relief across multiple organizations and countries. Significant experience in developing and implementing humanitarian emergency needs assessments in a broad range of humanitarian contexts including rapid-onset disasters. Proven experience in integrating gender lens to needs assessments. Demonstrable experience in the design and implementation of training activities.

Able and willing to deploy at short notice to humanitarian crises. Proficient in a language or languages other than English – especially French, Spanish, Arabic.

Kindly note that only applications in English will be considered.

Please click on this role profile for full details: Humanitarian Needs Assessments Specialist .docx

Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live. You may be office, home or hybrid based.

Type of Role: Permanent or FTC depending on the Country Office. Please note that employment terms will be as per the standard terms and conditions in the country where you are based.

Closing Date: Friday 3rd November 2023

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. As an indication if this role was based in the UK, the salary would be circa £45000 per annum

*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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.