Programme Specialist

Plan UK
Old Street, London (Greater)
£41,468 per annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2020
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Plan International UK is a global children’s charity. We work to give every child the same chance in life.

An opportunity has arisen for a Programme Specialist to join the Disaster Risk Management Unit on a 9 month fixed term basis.

In this role you will:

•    Support the development of Plan International UK’s disasters and emergencies portfolio (including the response to covid-19 pandemic) portfolio, including programming that addresses disaster risk, and strengthens community resilience
•    Develop and manage a significant part of Plan International UK’s disasters grants portfolio
•    Work across various areas, including grant management, programme development, and relationship building both internally and externally 
•    Act as a resource for the international organisation, providing support to disaster response on a deployment basis if required

You will need a solid background of designing and implementing humanitarian and/or DRR-Resilience projects and of securing and overseeing projects from major humanitarian donors (such as DFID, DEC, Start Network, UN). You will also have experience of working in consortium to raise and manage major donor grants and the proven ability to develop and oversee grant funded programmes across all phases of the programme cycle. You’ll be able to demonstrate good knowledge of the role of children in development and disasters work, particularly in relation to child rights and participation You will also need working capacity of French.

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Plan International UK is committed to being an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates, so that our workforce can be a good reflection of the world we live in and the children and communities we work with. 

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on 12 October 2020

Interviews will take place after 19 October 2020

Due to the nature of our work with children and young people, we follow rigorous child safeguarding policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.

Working with the world’s poorest children to move from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

Plan is a global children’s charity. We work with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. A future you would want for all children, your family and friends. For over 70 years we’ve been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential.

We do what’s needed, where it’s needed most. We do what you would do.

With your support children, families and entire communities have the power to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

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