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We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its 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.
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Plan International Nigeria aims to respond effectively, rapidly and at significant scale to the core humanitarian needs of children and their families affected by the Boko Haram crisis in the North Eastern Nigeria, specifically by minimising disruption to education systems and providing gender appropriate services both during and after disasters.
As the Head of Emergency Response Programmes, you will be responsible for this emergency response programme. You will oversee its development and implementation, maintain the emergency master budget and ensure the regular development of sitreps. You will also be the overall line manager for the whole emergency response team who are spread across three locations in Nigeria: Abuja, Maiduguri and Mubi.
In this role, you will be expected to provide strategic leadership in all areas of emergency response programming. You will strengthen the country office’s overall capacity to be prepared for and respond to emergencies in accordance with Plan International’s principles and practices.
We are looking to recruit an organised and trustworthy individual who has a minimum of five years of humanitarian aid experience in complex/natural disasters. You will have a high level of leadership and managerial experience, including experience in managing multi-million Naira budgets.
You will have the highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors, as well as having experience in complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team under difficult circumstances.
To be successful in this role, you will be resilient, adaptable and flexible alongside being able to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. You will have the capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.
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Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Contract length: 24-month fixed term contract. This is a non-accompanied role
Reporting to: Country Director
Closing date: 22nd December. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and interviews will be scheduled for week commencing 6th January
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.
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