Plan International is an international child-centred community development organisation working in 70 countries, 51 of which are developing countries. With a focus on long-term sustainable development, as well as relief in emergencies and humanitarian aid. Plan works in a participative way with children and families across a range of programmes including education, health, household economic security, protection and water/sanitation. Advocacy cuts across all programmes.
In addition, Plan International is currently involved in a worldwide process of addressing acute emergencies through different mechanisms and funding schemes, such as ECHO. In this sense, Plan International is currently linking humanitarian aid relief and international development cooperation.
Established in 2001, Plan International (Spain) is a dynamic organisation that supports Plan International’s work worldwide, with a particular focus on Child protection. Funding is received from a variety of sources including child sponsorship, Spanish National, Regional and local Governments and multilateral donors (UE, UN), among others.
In addition, Plan Spain strives to raise awareness of development issues through development education, advocacy, the media and events.
General Description of the Role
The Expert in Humanitarian Aid Expert shall help PLAN INTERNATIONAL Spain to identify Humanitarian Aid calls for proposals, leading and coordinating the designing process, as well as ensuring the correct implementation of those projects. In addition, the expert will create and develop mechanisms and instruments for emergency early response.
Lead the PLAN INTERNATIONAL’s Spain multilateral donor funding strategy for humanitarian programs, with special focus in ECHO and other multilateral and bilateral donors, including the identification, elaboration and implementation of projects/programs.
Design of an instrument/mechanism of Humanitarian Aid rapid response, including identification of needs, economical and technical feasibility studies, creation of roster of humanitarian aid experts and relationship with Plan International country and national offices.
Lead the ECHO-funded and other multilateral and bilateral donor proposals and implementation of projects, designing an internal instrument and mechanisms to follow up ECHO and other multilateral donor requirements.
Lead the identification of other humanitarian aid grants within other multilateral donor funding mechanisms.
Further develop Plan International (Spain) daily contact with ECHO and other multilateral donors, other PLAN INTERNATIONAL offices, partners and relevant stakeholders.
Mapping and identification of areas where other PLAN INTERNATIONAL offices are working with ECHO and other humanitarian multilateral donors.
Master level degree
Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience in humanitarian aid projects/programs, with direct relationship with ECHO and other multilateral donors officers if possible.
A demonstrated understanding of relevant international humanitarian law and funding mechanisms.
Knowledge of current international humanitarian aid mechanisms and schemes.
Experience working in the field.
Experience working in humanitarian aid sector
Experience in working in a dynamic and multi-cultural organization.
Excellent communication, networking, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated leadership in coordination of proposals and projects.
Excellent writing and editing skills in Spanish, English and French
Managing internal and external relationships constructively, diplomatically and with discretion.
Ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
Willingness and ability to travel up to 40%
Proven knowledge of UN agencies and structures will be an asset
· Starting date: ASAP.
· EU work permit
· Working place: Madrid, Spain with travels up to 40% of the time.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive job description and may be subject to change.
How to Apply
Applicants should have a valid work permit at the time of applying to enable them to work in Spain.
Please submit a full CV and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications experience knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: firstname.lastname@example.org, , indicating the reference (PRO-ECHO) in the subject email@example.com
Deadline for submissions: 7th February 2016
IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates that will not receive any response within two weeks after submission deadline, should notice that the application has not been considered.