Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Manager

at Plan International
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency SDG


 Gross Salary: 2,500 USD
 Section/Unit: Programs Department
 Grade Level: D2
 Supervisor: Deputy Country Director - Program
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum -country office
 Duration: One year renewable
 Closing Date: 12 Dec 2019

About Us:

“We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls”

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Working together with children and 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.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 72 countries.  In Sudan, we have been active for over 40 years, and currently maintaining an operational presence in four states - Kassala, White Nile, North Kordofan and North Darfur.

This footprint is augmented by partner led emergency responses in East and West Darfur, South Kordofan and the Red Sea.

Plan International core values are:

  • We strive for lasting impact
  • We are open and accountable
  • We work well together
  • We are inclusive and empowering
  •  Duties and responsibilities:

    Leadership: The DRM Manager is responsible for leading the strategic design, providing the strategic direction and steering the strategic implementation of Disaster Preparedness Plans, Contingency Plans (with constant monitoring of risks and scenarios), and Emergency Response Plans, taking into consideration the followings:

    • Vulnerability of children and specially girls that influence new areas for Plan’s operations
    • Strong and evidenced advisory for GO or No Go in case of emergency
    • Plan’s Program Quality and Influencing Policies and Procedures, particularly DRM Influencing Framework 2017-2022.
    • Plan’s DRM manuals and position papers.


    Management: The DRMM works closely with Program Area Managers and Projects Managers to implement projects on the ground and with the DRR Focal Point Person who reports to him\her on technical issues. S/He supports DRM capacity building initiatives, identifies and documents good practices and ensures humanitarian learning across the organization in Sudan, as well as knowledge management.

    Representation, Fund Raising and Capacity Building: The DRM Manager represents Plan Sudan in major fora of Humanitarian actors and supports CMT objectives to build Plan’s credibility and recognition as a key player in disaster risk management in country. S/He also ensures our partners have the required capacity to be prepared and respond to shocks and our communities are resilient enough to absorb them. The appointed staff is supporting our business development and fund raising for Plan’s humanitarian work

     Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


    The post holder should have a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Economics or other related fields. Master degree is preferable. Degrees in disaster related field will be an advantage with at least 5 years of experience in relief/disaster response including management responsibility in implementing or coordinating disaster preparedness and response at national level, including with an INGO

    • Excellent leadership skills and ability to motivate the whole team
    • Independent, enthusiastic with ability to accomplish duties assigned in pressured environments
    • Good communication skills with a strong command in the English language

    Salary and Benefits:

    Plan offers a very competitive salary and benefits package to its employees. The employee shall receive a gross salary of (2,500) in USD. We are also known as a learning institute that builds up staff career development and provides comprehensive Talent Management Programs.

Applying Instructions

The closing date for the applications is 12th Dec 2019. Please use the title: “Disaster Risk Management (DRM)Manager” in your application.  Please attach your CV and relevant certificates, a motivational letter explaining how your skills and experiences meet the requirements of the job, your contact details including phone and email in addition to the names and contact details of two references who know you professionally. Please note that one of the references must be your current / most recent line manager. The complete application should be submitted as hard copy to Joint Procedures Centre at Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) Labor office, Gamhuria Street. Soft copies can be e-mailed before the deadline to: Sudan.recruitment@plan-international.org orvia Sudanjob.net

Please note :

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply


Child Protection Policy:

References checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy for the successful candidate before confirming the offer. Plan will also request for Police Clearance report before confirming the offer.  Plan is committed to implementing its equal opportunities policy, actively encourages diversity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the national community.

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