About Plan International Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 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. 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Following the South Sudan famine Red Alert issued on 13 March 2017, alongside the ongoing drought affecting Ethiopia and Kenya, we are seeking to recruit the following position to support our emergency response efforts in RESA:
The Humanitarian Policy Specialist will lead on the development and implementation of Plan International’s policy analysis and approach within the Drought Response. This role has a challenging scope and to be successful the candidate must have substantial experience in emergency and development work with a demonstrated understanding of context, dilemmas, challenges and ways of working as well as a track record of policy work. The individual should be a natural networker and negotiator coupled with solid experience in influencing government, donors, UN bodies and Regional Bodies such as IGAD and the African Union (AU) etc. The position will report to the Regional Communications and Media Manager
The incumbent should possess good context analysis skills, a strategic thinker and be culturally sensitive in difficult and sometimes insecure environments, have excellent communication skills, both written and oral and fluency in English. Hold a university qualification in political science, international law, international development, communications or an equivalent qualification.
For more information and ToR, follow the link: https://plan-international.org/sites/files/plan/tor_-_emergency_humanitarian_policy_specialist_0.pdf
Length of the contract is six months, based in the Regional Office and deployable to support the three countries, namely South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Closing Date: open until we find the right fit.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The position title should be clearly indicated within the email subject. Applications should be sent to: [email protected]
References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.The successful candidates will need to have the right to work in the country where the role is based.