Programme Technical Manager - Disaster Response Management

Plan International, Tacloban City, Philippines

Job Description

  • The Programme Technical Manager has the thematic expertise in Disaster Risk Management and leads all related technical business development and ensures implementation with frequent field deployment. 
  • S/he will be responsible for providing timely and on-going support to ensure technical soundness at all levels of the programme cycle across Plan Philippines – from proposal development, start-up and implementation management, and monitoring and evaluation, as well as overall country programme strategy. 
  • S/he will influence Plan decision makers such as program managers and country office staff on disaster risk management issues; and will closely coordinate with other departments as needed. 
  • This role will be based in Tacloban City, Philippines.

Some of the other hey responsibilities are: 

  • directly manage or support the implementation of the country disaster risk management programme and individual projects within it; 
  • lead or support the Plan Philippines emergency response to natural and man-made disasters, including short and longer-term deployment; 
  • conduct field visits and provide technical recommendations in close coordination with the relevant managers, and; 
  • build relationships and collaborate with partners at the national and regional levels to ensure knowledge sharing, learning and complementation of resources.


  • University degree that is relevant to the role.
  • Has a minimum of six years' work experience in development or humanitarian work in a technical capacity on disaster risk management or related field.
  • Has relevant experience and training in rights-based approach to development, project proposal development, project management, humanitarian response, and training design.
  • Has expert knowledge on resource mobilization, including proposal design, logical framework and overall project cycle.
  • Is highly knowledgeable and experienced in disaster risk management related aspects of disaster response and recovery, humanitarian context and core humanitarian standards.
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact short-listed candidates for further screening.

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