Thursday, June 2, 2011


Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. We work in 48
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of
children out of poverty. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies
that respect people's rights and dignity, our aim is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of
deprived children in developing countries. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental
We are currently recruiting a Deputy Regional Director for our Region of Eastern and Southern Africa
office, based in Nairobi. To lead the regional office operations support team and provide and manage
administration, legal, risk management, and sponsorship and security services efficiently and effectively
and ensure accountability in these areas. With responsibility for managing operations support functions
towards the countries and overseeing the administration functions of the regional office.
About the role
Deputizes for the Regional Director (RD) Supports the RD in the overall management of the region With
the RD and the other Deputy RD, represents Plan externally in the region and internally within the
organization. Oversees implementation of administrative policies and procedures Oversees security
planning and management Oversees sponsorship planning and management and reviews achievement
of targets Oversees review of agreements and contracts Oversees audit planning and follow-up Works
closely with People & Change Partner to manage region-wide human resource needs in line with global
and local people policies Works closely with Regional Finance Manager (RFM) to support efficient and
effective financial management in the Regional Office Works closely with the Regional ICT Manager
(RICTM) to ensure Plan offices have a functioning ICT infrastructure and support. Oversees the
management of the regional risk register and risks in general. Works closely with the P&C partner to
ensure that child protection policies are adopted and adhered to across the region.

Main responsibilities
Country Agreements Reviewed Country Offices (CO) partnership agreements and Memorandum of
Understanding reviewed Regional Offices partnership agreements prepared/ reviewed
The operational components of the Country Strategic Plans CSPS) are reviewed and consistent with
global and regional policies and strategies Sponsorship transactions and child data implementation are in
line with global standards and requirements Audit follow up with Audit Action Lists and quarterly reports
and field visits are done according to schedule Regional security strategies. Guide Plan in its efforts to
provide for the safety of its staff and volunteers and make sure these are in line with global security policy
Risk management strategy is implemented in countries and in line with the Risk Management policy. All
Country Offices are advised and prepare and maintain updated security plans specific to locations An
updated risk register. Yearly Regional and Regional Office budget preparation and oversight is provided.


Job Title: Programme Officer, P3
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 17 May 2011-16 June 2011
Job Opening number: 11-PGM-ocha isdr secretariat-19772-R-NAIROBI
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Africa Regional Office, of the United Nations International Strategy for
Disaster Reduction. The incumbent reports to the Regional Coordinator.
• Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects;
monitor and analyse programme/project development and implementation; review relevant
documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective
actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
• Provide guidance to national governments on development and strengthening multi-stakeholder
national platforms in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action, the Africa Ministerial Declaration
and Programme of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and considering existing national
development programmes, United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and
other related strategies including assisting United Nations (UN) country teams, development
partners and governments in reviewing and/or formulating programme/plans.
• Prepare reports and various written outputs based on information gathered and analysis; draft
background papers; provide inputs to publications, etc. Undertake research and studies, report
and present information gathered from diverse sources; identification of information needs or
gaps and preparation of impact evaluation reports.
• Provide guidance for science and technology development in relation to Disaster Risk Reduction
and Climate Change Adaptation, including data-sharing, space/based earth observation, climate
modelling and forecasting. Support risk assessments, mappings, multi-risk elaboration and
• Contribute substantively to partnership development, to the implementation of the Africa Strategy
and Programme of Action and support the mechanism for coordination; Promote cooperation with
intergovernmental organisations, specialised entities, UN partners, civil society, academia,
experts and practitioners to ensure a complementary and integrated approach for Disaster Risk
Reduction, preparedness, response and recovery.
• Perform consulting assignments, in collaboration with the Regional and Sub-regional Inter-
Government Organizations in Africa, National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and
other United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) system partners to
advise about the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action and Africa Strategy and
Programme of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and develop related capacities;
Participate in related field missions.
• Raise awareness for disaster risk management in Africa; Support the implementation of resilient
cities campaign, safe schools and hospitals and promote investment in Disaster Risk Reduction