Emergencies Intern

Plan International Ireland is seeking an Intern in the Emergencies unit to support its programme design, research, monitoring and reporting, as well as increasing the scale and scope of the emergencies work.

It’s an exciting time to join the Plan International Ireland team which has significantly increased the scale of our Emergency programming in rapid onset and protracted crises, disaster preparedness and resilience. We respond to an increasing number of disasters, manage a growing portfolio of disaster related grants and work with a range of donors.

Plan International Ireland is seeking an Intern in the Emergencies unit to support its programme design, research, monitoring and reporting, as well as increasing the scale and scope of the Emergencies programme.

Reporting to: Emergencies Programme Manager

Start Date: June 25th, 2018

Closing Date: May 22nd, 2018

Key Responsibilities

The Intern will work with the Emergencies Programme Manager in fulfilling donor requirements for the programme management of Irish Aid, UN, ECHO funded programmes. The Intern will support the Emergencies Programme Manager by:

  • Liaising with institutional donors and other donors where required;
  • Liaising with Plan International country offices in compiling donor proposals and reports and ensuring that country offices grant reports are of acceptable quality and compliant with donor requirements;
  • Tracking the ‘hot-spot’ analysis and identifying potential funding opportunities to support Plan International interventions;
  • Ensuring all programme reporting requirements to donors and internally within Plan International are maintained;
  • Engaging with the humanitarian sector in Ireland, including the Dochas Humanitarian Aid Working Group, and the Plan International global emergencies network;
  • Carrying out relevant research into the humanitarian sector to inform programme and strategy development;
  • Supporting the Plan International Programme team in diversifying its institutional funding base;
  • Updating and maintaining Emergency Unit project management files and folders as well as providing general administrative support to the Emergency unit.

Small Grants

In cooperation with country offices and Dublin-based staff, develop a comprehensive management and tracking system of small grants:

  • Manage Plan International Ireland’s portfolio of grants from small Irish donors;
  • Identify appropriate project for funding and plan for upcoming submissions;
  • Ensure the timely submission of quality applications and reports to donors;
  • Keep in regular communication with colleagues in Country Offices. Ensure clear understanding and agreement with reporting requirements and deadlines;
  • Seeks responses to queries from donors and effectively deal with issues as they arise.

The intern will have other ancillary responsibilities, consisting of c. 20% of the role in supporting the programme team and Plan International Ireland in general on other activities.

Essential Attributes

  • 3rd level qualifications in development, humanitarian action, or a relevant discipline or demonstrable experience/interest in the area of disaster risk management and humanitarian action;
  • Strong report writing, communication and administration skills;
  • Intermediate French language skills required;
  • Previous overseas experience working in emergency response is an advantage;
  • Previous institutional donor liaison, familiarity with Irish Aid and ECHO funding mechanisms an advantage.
  • Ability to work in French and English


To Apply

Send your CV with a cover letter to HR@plan.ie.

The intern will be based in the Plan International Ireland offices in 11 Harrington Street, Dublin 8 for 5 days (37 hours) a week. The intern will be reporting to the Emergencies Programme Manager and liaising with the Plan International Country Office Grant Management roles, as well as other members of the Plan International Programme team.

Please note:

  1. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive job description – it serves only as an overview of the role. 
  2. Plan International Ireland regrets that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in relation to their application.
  3. Garda/Police checks and clearance are essential prior to job offer as part of Plan International Ireland’s child protection controls.