Regional Disaster Risk Management Manager, Plan International , Closing 17 Apr 2014

Plan International Asia Region: Regional Disaster Risk Management Manager

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits.  Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values. Plan has a global income of around $800m.

Plan’s Global Disaster Risk Management Strategy reflects our commitment to build our work on disaster risk reduction and disaster response, focusing on child-centred disaster risk reduction, child protection and education in emergencies.  Plan Asia Regional Office also has a sub-strategy for Disaster Risk Management 2012-2015 in Asia.

The purpose of the Regional Disaster Risk Management (RDRM) Manager is to ensure the implementation global DRM strategy, regional sub-strategy and compliance with the DRM Policy within the work of the regional team and country programme teams. In particular, s/he provides clear leadership on emergency preparedness for response; effective response impacting on children; and, learning from the experiences in the region.  Responsible for ensuring;

·         an effective DRM team is operating in the region: supporting the region and country offices and liaising with International Headquarters to support global needs for Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Response,

·         all 14 Country Offices reach and maintain minimum standard regarding level of disaster readiness through the roll-out of the Disaster Preparedness Process (DPP) and Leadership and Management course across the region,

·         Plan’s Disaster Response work across the Country Offices of the ARO region is timely and effective, impacts positively on children and is in line with HAP, Sphere and other global standards,

·         ARO regional DRM work is coordinated with the work of our peers and well placed for fundraising,

·         ARO DRM work contributes to continuous learning at all levels of the organisation

This position is immediately available.

You will be a proven development professional with excellent working knowledge of all key disaster response standards and their implications for response work.  Experienced in integrating DRM with development programming and disaster risk reduction strategies you will be able to demonstrate having worked in several major disaster events and evidence a good working knowledge of the cluster and other coordination mechanisms.  You will have proven ability in leading an emergency response of significant size.  A confident decision maker you will have the necessary analytical skills and capabilities to lead rapid assessments and review plans and proposals for emergency scenarios and responses.  Knowledge of the operational context in Asia and the related challenges would be preferable.

A senior manager you will have proven skills in supporting teams in developing and using emergency preparedness plans at national and local level.  You will also be able to demonstrate management and leadership skills for the development of effective teams with the ability to operate in difficult circumstances across regions and with flexible deployment to different locations.


Type of Role:  5 year fixed term contract

Location:  Bangkok with extensive regional travel (50%) and some international travel.  Alternative Asian capitals with Plan Country Offices may be considered as the location at the preference of the candidate.

Reports to:  Deputy Regional Director - Programmes

Salary:  US$50,000 to $65,000. This is an accompanied position and a full expat package will be available.

Closing Date:  Thursday 17th April 2014

How to Apply:
To review more detailed personal specifications and to apply for this role please visit our website:

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.
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