Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for Emergency Response Manager. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.


Plan International is responding to the COVID-19 crisis in Nepal through a multi-sector and multi-donor funded program. We are recruiting an Emergency Response Manager to oversee and lead that program delivery.

Plan International Nepal’s country strategy is designed to address the specific needs of girls, boys, women and men affected by disasters putting special emphasis on gender equality in a way that it contributes to the resilience of the communities in a long run. Plan International Nepal is currently responding to the COVID-19 crisis with the aim of contributing to the prevention of the transmission of COVID-19 and reducing the social impact and prevent long-term harm within the most vulnerable groups including girls, women and children with disabilities in Nepal. 

The Emergency Response Manager (ERM) will be responsible for working closely with Technical Advisors, Area Offices, support departments and implementing partners as a strategic and technical guide to ensure quality assurance of project interventions, as well as meeting the compliance requirements of donors and Plan International. 

S/He will be fully responsible for the overall implementation, coordination and reporting of the projects under emergency response program ensuring the quality and timely delivery of the project activities maintaining highest technical quality according to the objectives and approach in the project document, fund agreement document and to the satisfaction of project stakeholders. S/he will be accountable for the quality implementation of the above in alignment with Plan’s global strategies/standards and Country Strategy. S/he will be working closely with the area office team, CO team, ER team while planning and implementing the project activities. S/He will technically lead implementation of all projects including planning, M&E, financial management, procurement and knowledge management in close guidance of the Director of program delivery.

S/he is responsible to achieve a rights-based, gender transformative and inclusive program. S/He will also support on influence work approach in program implementation, ensuring efficient technical support to partner NGOs. S/he is accountable for supporting the innovation and ensuring lessons learnt are constantly integrated in program interventions, thus continuously improving efficiency and effectiveness at Field level. S/he also leads the networking and advocacy in coordination with area managers and the technical heads. S/he will also be responsible for organizing, facilitating and coordinating trainings on the same interventions for capacity building of partner staffs. 


Knowledge and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field with 2-3 years of proven experience preferred or Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant sector with 4-5 years of demonstrated experience working in a senior position leading, advising or managing humanitarian/emergency response  program portfolio;
  • Demonstrated experience in emergency response/recovery related program management including program design, implementation and evaluation and resource management;
  • In depth practical knowledge of inter disciplinary development issues affecting children, women and families;
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully using key influencing strategies such as advocacy, lobbying, movement building, or policy development;
  • Experienced in carrying out power, policy and political analysis to inform strategies and projects
  • Proven experience of managing team, budgets and other management domains 
  • Work experience on local level partnership/coordination


  • Ability to work in tight deadlines, under pressure, and multi-tasking environment;
  • Proven experience of managing team, budgets and other management domains 
  • Demonstrated analytical, strategic thinking and negotiating skills;
  • Strong communication, coordination and negotiation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive and trustworthy relations for influencing;
  • Experience in managing time and resource constraints;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English and Nepali in order to communicate complex and technical information to technical and general audiences; and
  • Proven IT skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.


Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners in over 75 countries. Our programs are underpinned by a core of defined values, including transparency and accountability, team collaboration, inclusion and integration, as well as the overall ambition to empower girls and young women as legacy. 

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978 and developed a strong reputation as a respected development and humanitarian actor helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 24 districts in Nepal. 

Plan International Nepal has a vision for 2030 as “an inclusive, just and safe society where all girls and young women enjoy their rights and live in freedom”. This is coupled with the ambition of taking action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive as “Girls and young women in all of their diversity reach their full potential as equal and active citizens” by 2023. The country strategy is put into action through the implementation of three interrelated program areas defined as follows:

LEARN: the “Education and Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (SOYEE)” program aims to assist vulnerable and excluded girls and young women in adapting and thriving in a changing climate;

LEAD AND DECIDE: the “Youth as Active Drivers of Change and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)” program aims to empower girls and young women in leading change, having control over their bodies and making informed decisions; and

THRIVE: the “Early Childhood Development (ECD), Child Protection and Child Poverty” program enhances vulnerable and excluded children, especially girls, to be valued and cared for without discrimination, fear and any forms of violence.

Plan international Nepal seeks candidates who practice feminist leadership, promote diversity, actively seek innovative solutions for problems, courageously and respectfully share their opinions and ideas, break down barriers and engender cross-department collaboration, practice active listening, maintain confidentiality, build trust and are passionate about children’s rights and equality for girls.

Note: Due to urgent priority to fill in the positions, recruitment can be held on a rolling basis and Plan International reserves the right to select a candidate prior to the deadline.

Note: Plan International Nepal invites the applications from female candidates only with priority to candidates from minority and youth groups for the above position.

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Application Deadline: 25th Jun, 2021

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