Intern – Disaster Risk Management

INTERSHIP ADVERT: Intern – Disaster Risk Management

Department & Location: Program Department – DRM Country Office

Reports to (position): Disaster Risk Manager

Purpose:   How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?

  • Provide support to the program department, especially DRM team in the follow-up key processes and tasks related to DRM with a special focus on the development of the DPP

Dimensions of Role:

  • Report to the Disaster Risk Manager
  • Ensure timely production of meetings and workshop reports
  • Information management
  • Support the monitoring process of DRM activities

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position: “What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success

  • Establish a check-list of documents required for the development of DPP at Plan International
  • Establish an excel sheet to follow-up the MPA (Minimum Preparedness actions) existing in the country
  • Develop, according to the DPP4 a check list of a quality criteria for a good DPP
  • Support the preparation and facilitation of each consultation session in the development process of the DPP
  • Ensure secretary of each DRM meeting or workshop
  • Support the writing of the DPP
  • Ensure regular updating of the DRM online library
  • Attend each Friday a weekly meeting with DRM for the summary of the week and planning of the next week
  • Submit a monthly report at the beginning of each month (before the end of the first week)
  • Support any activity of DRM
  • If need be, take part to supervision field visits
  • When needed, attend coordination meeting with the DRM

Dealing with Problems:

  • Ability to solve problems and thinking strategically
  • Introducing innovations for programs design and resource mobilisation 
  • Providing advice
  • A source of expertise.
  • Communications and Working Relationships:
  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • High contact with grants department
  • Minimal contact with other departments at CO
  • Program Units

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives: Gained through education, training, & experience

Qualification and Experience

  • A university degree in sociology or social sciences/Economic/rural development or equivalent.
  • An advanced university degree (Masters) is an advantage
  • Background training, skills, and knowledge in general humanitarian, disaster management and community development processes is also an advantage.
  • Work experience in this or related disciplines will be an advantage
  • Experience on grants compliance requirements for a donor

Demonstrated behaviors needed by the postholder to successfully perform the role:

  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Communicates effectively and enthusiastically
  • Behaves consistently in their approach to work and decision-making

Leadership Behaviours

  • Communication skills, appropriate to the audience
  • Capability to communicate ideas and technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Strong Team-building and motivational skills

Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice.

  • Good reporting skills
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong written and spoken English and French

Physical Environment and Demands: May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc.

  • Typically office environment with participation in field visit and meetings in Plan International Cameroon Implementing zone

Level of Contact with Children: The position will be based at the Country Office with few visit in the field with the possibility to facilitate some activities with children, so the contact with children is average

Learning activities: Participating in various activities such as data collection, writing meeting reports with the DRM, updating the DRM library online, participating in sessions to facilitate the document development process during consultations, online training on DRM guidance and recommendations … will allow the intern to learn in order to increase his or her knowledge.


To apply for this job, kindly click on " Apply ". Your application should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor

Location: Yaoundé – CAMEROON

Closing date: January 19th, 2020

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