Senior Humanitarian Programme Officer

Plan International
  • Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 02

Position description

Plan International is an international child-centered development organization that aims to achieve equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women and improving the living conditions of girls and boys in both development and humanitarian contexts. Plan International strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Because every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond. Plan International has projects in 54 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

For our Humanitarian Department in Amsterdam we are looking for a fulltime:

Humanitarian Programme Officer

(35 hours)

We are looking for a senior Humanitarian Programme officer who is result driven, a multi-tasker, operates with team spirit and is capable of making informed decisions independently. You will be part of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team within the International Programme Department and you will report to the Manager Humanitarian Programmes.

What will you do?

For this position we’re looking for a strong project manager with expertise in Cash and Voucher Assistance. You will be based in Amsterdam with regular field visits to Plan International’s programme countries. In this role you will support the Country Offices with the management of humanitarian programs (including writing proposals, leading calls with alliances, supporting the country offices with proposal development and preparing and coordinating bids) as well as donor reporting, capacity building and compliance.

You coordinate, manage, monitor and evaluate existing and new programs:

  • You prepare and support proposal development for a variety of donors, with input from the Country Offices, and develop and manage Grant applications;
  • You develop work plans, facilitate start up workshops for new programs, monitor the delivery of project results and revise plans if necessary;
  • You keep track of expenditure against budget and implementation plans, manage the communication with donors and ensure donor compliance (such as the Dutch Relief Alliance and ECHO);
  • You liaise with relevant internal departments and ensure shared learning and use of expertise;
  • You provide technical support to the Country Offices on Cash and Voucher Assistance.
  • You contribute to policy development and capacity building:
  • You work on capacity building of colleagues at Plan International offices on institutional donor compliance and programme management;
  • You ensure that gender is mainstreamed in all our humanitarian programs;
  • You build the capacity of our programme countries on Cash and Voucher Assistance;
  • You support the National Office in developing, shaping and implementing our humanitarian strategy and represent Plan International Netherlands in country and abroad by attending meetings and conferences.

What do you bring?

Our ideal candidate is a multi-tasker who is result driven and capable of keeping focus under time-pressure. You operate with a team spirit and seek collaboration but are able to make informed decisions independently. You have excellent communication and coordination skills as well as an eye for detail. Above all the ideal candidate is a true problem solver.

You meet the following criteria:

  • Masters degree in international development or equivalent;
  • Minimum of seven years experience in humanitarian programming, with a minimum of two years field experience in implementing and managing humanitarian programmes;
  • Strong program management skills and the ability to manage programs in complex humanitarian settings;
  • Experience in managing ECHO and/or DRA projects is highly desirable;
  • Experience with Cash and Voucher Assistance programming;
  • Track record in developing and managing gender responsive programming;
  • Good understanding of rights-based programming;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken (proficiency in Spanish, Arabic or Dutch is desirable);
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project countries often on a short notice.

The following competencies are required for this position: results orientation, networking, working together, entrepreneurship, situational awareness, communication and gender sensitivity.

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