Plan International UK (PIUK) is a global children’s charity. We work to give every child the same chance in life. In every child there’s a spark of imagination, curiosity and ambition. But not every child is born with the same opportunities. When you face poverty or violence the odds are stacked against you. When you’re a girl it’s even harder to be safe, to be in school and to be in charge of your body. All children deserve an education, health care and clean water. All children deserve the chance to thrive. We’re fighting so every child, especially every girl, knows their value. We’re fighting so the communities they’re growing up in – and the world around them – value them too. And if disaster strikes, we’re there to protect children, keep them learning and help them recover.
With regards to disaster risk management, of the 55 countries in the Plan network, around 30 are regularly affected by rapid onset or complex crises. Plan International UK is one of a number of support / fundraising offices that provide financial and programme support to the Plan country offices for humanitarian programming. The PIUK Disaster Risk Management Unit (DRMU) is a leader in the development of Plan’s global disaster work and is committed to becoming a centre of excellence in key technical areas. The DRMU team aims to support country offices dealing with rapid onset and protracted disasters arising both from natural and complex causes.
The unit works across the whole spectrum of disaster work from risk reduction through to recovery. We fund our work through a multitude of sources: primarily by grants from institutional donors, corporate partnerships and individual donors. DRMU works in collaboration and consortia with many of the major UK NGOs and is an active member of the Disaster Emergencies Committee and START Network.
The Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Adviser is a key role in the DRMU, making a contribution to realising the team’s growth ambitions through enhanced quality of cash programming. The CVA Adviser supports the scale up of our emergency work in some of the most vulnerable and fragile contexts by ensuring effective programme design and implementation of CVA in responses (where appropriate) in rapid onset and protracted crisis. The scope of the role includes:
This role provides technical leadership in CVA for PIUK, leading on the implementation of the Plan UK CVA Action Plan. This role does so through continuous collaboration with technical
advisers across DRMU and IPPD strengthen Plan UK’s technical offer as a partner to Country Offices and donors.
Programme Quality (60%)
Learning and Capacity Building (15%)
Representation and Partnership (5%)
Awareness & Representation
Level of responsibility for safeguarding children and young people
Level of Budgetary Responsibility
Communicating with all stakeholders
Working effectively and efficiently
Demonstrating Plan values
The successful candidate will have experience of:
SPECIFIC SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
The successful candidate will have the ability to:
The successful candidate will have knowledge of:
How to apply
To apply for this role, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Linda Walsh, email address: [email protected]. Please subject your email with the following reference: PLAN_CVA.
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
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