Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

Job Posting with Plan International UK

Programme Officer – Education in Emergencies
Plan International UK
London, United Kingdom
15 June 2017


Plan International UK strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


Plan International UK is a leader in the development of the global disasters work of Plan. Our Disaster Risk Management Unit (DRMU) supports our country offices to design and deliver quality programmes, assisting with the development of strong donor relationships, and providing technical support for humanitarian work.

  • Ensuring appropriate and quality humanitarian programmes delivered to a high standard in a timely way in line with Plan Disaster Risk management strategy and donor requirements
  • Development and management of a portfolio of programmes
  • Identification of new business opportunities which contribute to overall objectives and business plan
  • Providing appropriate technical support to team members and country offices in compliance with good practice
  • Building strong relationships across the organisation and in particular with country offices’ staff
  • Fostering external relationships through participation in relevant networking events, donor meetings, etc.
  • Keeping abreast of current trends and developments in the sector ensuring key findings are shared in the team and integrated programming.


You will have significant experience of designing and implementing disasters projects and/or DRR programming with a particular focus on Education; of winning funding and overseeing projects from major humanitarian donors and an understanding of institutional donors’ requirements and operating styles. With a track record of humanitarian field work and working in challenging and stressful / high risk environments, you will be able to establish strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures. As the role has a focus on education in emergencies, you will have a good understanding of the mechanisms and the international legal / policy framework related to this topic, along with two or more of the sectors in which we work: Health, Education, Shelter, Water and Sanitation, Livelihood, Food security, Nutrition, Protection, Sexual, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS and DRR.

The role is based in London and will involve travel for 30% of the time to Country Offices. Fluency in English and French or Spanish is essential.



To apply for this post, please visit our website:

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Thursday 15 June 2017

Interviews will take place on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 June 2017

Due to the nature of our work with children, we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.