✫✫ Hot Job @ Plan International Bangladesh Head of Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change
Founded 77 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. We work in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. In 2014, Plan worked with 82 million children in 87,000 communities. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations but having a vision of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.
Plan has been operating in Bangladesh since 1994. Plan seeks to ensure the rights of children to education, health, safe water and sanitation, protection, youth social and economic empowerment and climate change, environmental degradation and natural or man-made disaster hazards throughout the country.
Head of Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change (DRM & CC)
Core position + Based in Dhaka
As a country level Head of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change (CC) the position holder is primarily responsible for leading the country DRM and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) programmes and oversee a professional team at country office and divisional office across Bangladesh for ensuring risk reduction, preparedness and respond to emergencies delivered in line with Plan policies and values. S/he will be responsible for developing national level DRM and CCA strategies and programmes focusing on risk reduction, preparedness, and responses; emergency scenario mapping and competency mapping for staff and partners; leading the disaster responses, including recommending to the organisation when to respond and remotely lead an emergency response team to do so. S/he is also responsible to develop CCA strategy for Plan based on the ground realities and in line with regional and global guidelines and standards. At national level, the position holder will be the key lead for networking and raising Plan`s profile in this area (including participation in consortiums and clusters and other relevant networks). S/he will be responsible for documenting the disaster preparedness processes and learning and share across Plan; will also increase the level of disaster preparedness at country and partner level; develop and extend Plan’s capacity to enter into strategic alliances with other humanitarian agencies and governmental entities before, during and after disaster; ensure the contribution of children in all aspects of disaster risk reduction to enhance their preparedness and protect their interest during emergencies. The other major responsibilities of this position is to lead grants proposals development for the sector in line with the CSP-IV and oversees grants projects that are implemented at national level and/or at different districts outside Plan’s programme areas.
For this role applicant should have at least a Master degree preferably in DRM or other relevant field with 10 years’ or more progressive experience in an INGO/ National NGO/ UN/ Government in disaster risk management. International experience is not mandatory but desirable. Ideal candidate should have in-depth knowledge on development theories and issues; In-depth knowledge and ability to serve as a development practitioner focusing on DRM issues; Promotes Disaster preparedness internally to ensure staff know how to safeguard themselves, programmes and assets; Experience in conducting participatory risk assessments and preparing situational analyses, Experience in preparing and implementing disaster preparedness plans and coordinating response to a disaster in a developing country context; Practical experience in responding to emergencies; Facilitation skills and experience in delivering training related to DPP/DRM/CCA; Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, monitoring and implementing; Good ICT skills and ability to implement new systems and cope with any new ideas that contribute staff behavioral/ attitudinal change and programme improvement is required. The job requires at least 40% travel to projects areas, meeting with donor agencies, government offices and partner organizations.
To Apply Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by 16 August 2015 at: http://ers.bdjobs.com/applications/plan. Please click on Job Descriptions for details of the job. Only short listed candidates will be called for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.
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