Organization: Plan
Country: Spain
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

The “Project Manager DRM” will be a member of the Department of International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Programs in Plan International Spain.

The post holder will play a key role in the following priorities: Fundraising and resource mobilization at local level and Assistance in emergencies due to natural disasters, armed conflict or any other humanitarian crisis.


Plan is an international child centered community development organization working in 69 countries, 50 of which are developing countries. With a focus on long term sustainable development, Plan works in a participative way with children and families across a range of programs including education, health, household economic security, protection and water/sanitation. Plan also engages in humanitarian work. Advocacy cuts across all programs.

Established in 2001, Plan Spain is a dynamic organization that supports Plan’s work worldwide, with a particular focus on Child protection. Funding is received from a variety of sources including child sponsorship, Spanish Government and Regional Governments and also multilateral donors (ECHO,UE, UN) .

In addition, Plan Spain strives to raise awareness of development issues through development education, advocacy, the media and events.


  1. To identify needs and new project opportunities in line with the strategy.

  2. Lead the process of identifying and prioritizing funding opportunities

  3. Effective resources mobilization in the specific areas of operation

  4. Effectively manage funding relationships with major institutional donors that support funding objectives.

  5. To cooperate and liaise with Plan International National Offices and Country Offices partners and, where applicable, with external stakeholders at the appropriate levels

  6. To manage projects in accordance with approved plans, regulations and policies

  7. To ensure full compliance with donor requirements in reporting (narrative and financial)

  8. To produce project documents following specific formats (project synopsis/concept paper, result based project plan, full project proposal, project budget, project agreement with partner, regular reports)

  9. To ensure effective coordination with sectors and different projects

  10. To support building capacities with our implementing partner in order to improve capacities to respond and to work in joint projects respecting the special role of volunteers

  11. The position will be based in Madrid with possible long-term assignments (3-4 months) with the following responsibilities when in mission:

  12. Preparation of identification process and needs assessment.

  13. Information analysis

  14. Coordination with the rest of the members of the emergency pool and all other actors in the field intervening in

  15. Coordination and technical quality of the projects of the mission.

  16. To analyse the national and regional strategies and context

  17. To provide technical support to the Head of Mission in the fundraising and partnership activities related to Child Protection.

  18. To provide technical support to the Head of Mission (HoM) in the activities related to the technical areas and monitoring of the mission.

  19. To ensure the quality and appropriateness of the definition and implementation of a possible emergency intervention.


  • University Degree (Master appreciated)

  • 5 years of working experience in technical cooperation in international institutions and/or NGOs. Proved experience in raising funds mainly with multilateral donors (ECHO will be valuable).

  • Proven track record in Child Protection and working with ECHO (other donors desirable)

  • Knowledge in Project Cycle Management tools & knowledge in donors´ processes.

  • Solid programmatic, financial and organizational planning skills.


  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, results orientation and intercultural sensitivity, including managing expectations of different stakeholders in a balanced and diplomatic manner

  • Proven abilities in decision making and problem solving- to foresee various options and objectively assess viability to these options

  • Self-supporting in computing (MS-Windows, spreadsheet- and word-processing

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member .Mastering English-Spanish / French-Spanish / English-French.

How to apply:

Applicants should have a valid work permit at the time of applying to enable them to work in Spain.

The candidates must send application and cover letter to with the reference PRO-PM-17

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