Plan International Jobs – Disaster Risk Management Manager

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Country
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and
largest children’s development organizations in the world. We work in 50
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a
world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that
respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary:  The Disaster Risk Management Manager will
manage, support and monitor the implementation of the country DRM strategy and
compliance with the DRM Policy at the Country level. He / she will also provide
strategic and operational leadership to DRM and climate change programmes,
strategies, procedures, and structures. The incumbent will lead processes of
identifying disaster risks; building community resilience through Community
Based Disaster Risk Management plans, preparedness and mitigation measures;
institutional capacity building; and documentation and sharing of best
practices. The DRM Manager will mainstream Disaster Risk Management in all the
five (5) strategic objectives of the Plan International Uganda’s CSP so that
marginalized girls, boys and youth enjoy their rights in inclusive, resilient
and secure communities
Key Duties and
  • Actively coordinate the implementation and
    localization of Plan global DRM and Climate change strategies and policies
  • Steer the development and annual reviews
    of disaster preparedness plans (DPP)
  • Develop and manage the delivery of an
    emergency response Plans including all of its components: Program Plan,
    Funding Plan, Communication Plan, Capacity and capability Plan.
  • Prepare and periodically update scenario
    and contingency plans taking into account the Uganda and neighboring
    countries geopolitical dynamics
  • Build and strengthen capacity of Plan and
    its partner staff in emergencies preparedness and response in accordance
    with accepted principles and practices;
  • Offer leadership to the strategic
    integration of DRM, Climate change and emergency programming in all five
    strategic objectives and the overall program approach, including CCCD
    standards, and sponsorship commitment.
  • In charge of establishing and maintaining
    close and constructive working relationships with other Humanitarian NGOs,
    UN agencies, the Government of Uganda, bilateral and multilateral donors,
    and other principle stakeholders.
  • Work in liaison with the Resource
    Mobilization team to identify funding opportunities and support
    development of project concept notes and proposals for funding
  • Develop and manage structures and systems
    for efficient and effective disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness
    and response and climate change mitigation;
  • Oversee the work of partner organizations
    and staff and appraise the staff performance of project facilitator(s) to
    ensure quality delivery of the project at all stages of project
  • Prepare and submit project progress
    reports and provide feedback to Plan and partners based on observations
    from the field, ensure that the reports are of good quality, accurate,
    timely and follow formats provided.
  • Manage DRM, climate change and emergency
    project resources efficiently and effectively in accordance with Plan
    Uganda policies and guidelines; and in compliance with grant conditions.
  • Provide leadership to the efficient
    utilization and timely accountability of funds allocated to implementing
  • Organize regular project performance
    reviews with the key project stakeholders and address emerging bottlenecks
  • Develop a system for capturing,
    documenting and disseminating Plan’s experiences, lesson learnt and best
    practice both internally and externally.
  • Prepare regular emergency situation
    reports and other required documents
  • Regularly review MOUs and contractual
  • Ensure compliance with Plan policies,
    procedures and strategies e.g. Child Protection
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Degree
    in Social Sciences, Economics, Business administration, Finance,
    development studies, entrepreneurship or Disaster Risk Management
  • Additional training in Sphere or any
    Humanitarian Work principles and standards, or project planning and
    management will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience ,  three of which in implementing of
    disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness interventions at
    local or national level, preferably with an International Non-Governmental
  • Detailed working knowledge in disaster
    management, risk reduction and climate change mitigation approaches and
    its application in development projects;
  • Past experience in team management; and
    proven experience in working with and managing a multiplicity of partners;
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work
    cooperatively with local partners
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Knowledge of
    Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation,
    Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates should send their application
letters, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary
history should be included and sent to the undersigned;
The Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
NB: Qualified female
candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed candidates will be
contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not
hear from us by 30th July, 2015
Deadline: 3rd May, 2015
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