Camp Coordinator

Asosa, Ethiopia Plan International Ethiopia

Job Title: Camp Coordinator

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for Camp Coordinator for Asossa Emergency Response Project, Gure Shebolla who will be reporting to the Chief of Party.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Management of the camp and oversee and any development  in the refugee camp
  • Ensure high quality camp management and maximize safety and wellbeing of all inhabitants especially children
  • Ensure effective collaboration and support of procurement, logistics, water, sanitation, health, security and education is ready duly
  • Supervise and coordinate community workers in the refugee camp area
  • Ensure appropriate links with ARRA and UN Agency, Refuge central Committee and other relevant actors and ensure coordination and information exchange.
  • The camp coordinator will coordinate the provision of services to refugees and build effective partnerships with a diversity of stakeholders, ranging from refugees to humanitarian partners, local communities, and government authorities.



Overall Camp Management & Coordination

Responsible for oversight and management of all sector officers, national staff Refugee staffs  in all sectors.

Report on Camp Management issues to the Plan Emergency Response team and the local authorities through weekly assessments

Effectively coordinate with key partners namely UNHCR, UN Agencies and other NGOs

Establish effective mechanisms for the participation of camp residents – in particular children – in decision making on camp life

Ensure the delivery of all camp activities in accordance with Sphere and HAP standards

Establish complaint mechanisms that enable camp residents to raise concerns on relief and camp activities

He/she works in close collaboration with the Programs Coordinator and Office on Child Protection, Education and youth program, the quality of activities, and reporting obligations.

He/she  have more of operation and liaising/representation function at camp level and have a monitoring role to ensure all officers are leading the implementation of the activities as per their DIP & weekly Plan..

He/ She  contributes  to  data  collection  on  safety  issues  in  his/her  field  of  operations  and  disseminates  them  to  the  Program Operation Manager / ERM   or identified Security Focal Point regularly or on an ad-hoc basis if urgent.

Strengthen communication and coordination with other humanitarian service providers  and establish a referral  mechanism with them

Supervise all contracts and services related to construction, camp maintenance and infrastructure, and other related services, in collaboration with construction supervisor  and  program Operations Manager

Supervise all distributions of NFIs to camp targeted population, taking maximum care to ensure accountability.

Coordinate and integrate with all activities by all humanitarian partners to avoid duplication and monitoring that protection considerations are mainstreamed in all sectors.

  • The Camp Coordinator is responsible for the management of program activities and operations in the camp, and logistics related to the management of the camp and actively promotes the participation of target population and Children in the camp.


Human Resources

  • As necessary, recruit of a team of staff to run Camp Management activities;
  • Orient, train, and coach camp management staff as necessary;
  • Manage the performance of the camp management team in all aspects of the work with special emphasis on child protection, Education and Youth Program.
  • Co-ordinate staff activities and ensure staff share resources where possible.
  • Encourage skills transfer from international staff to national staff.
  • Ensure staff safety measures are adhered to all the time by staff in collaboration with the security focal point.

 Monitoring Systems

  • Design reporting systems for weekly and monthly reports to ensure accountability to camp residents and other stakeholders
  • Ensure high quality project reports are submitted timely in order to track progress, measure impact, enhance accountability and inform future programming according to UNHCR and ARRA requirements.
  • Ensure full compliance with reporting systems and review of all information gathered
  • Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place  in collaborated  with M & E to review impact of the each sector  progress against implementation plans
  • Ensure adequate reporting and effective information sharing amongst all partners including program officer, sector leads, Program Operation Manager and ERM, disaggregating data by age & gender


  • He/she attends camp coordination meetings when they take place, and participates actively.
  • As necessary, participate and coordinate Cluster group meetings
  • Clearly promote of child protection across the work of participants
  • Work in close coordination with the Program Operation Manager, Emergency Response manager, Child Protection specialist to ensure effective design and implementation of child protection mechanisms and educations strategies in the refugee camps.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Job Requirements


  • B.A. degree in Education, Rural Development and Family Science,  Community Development, Agriculture, social science
  • Two to three years of camp coordination and management


  • Previous work with humanitarian or relief organization in complex emergency situations and/or development settings, including refugees, returnees, displaced and/or war affected populations
  • General technical knowledge of camp management, building community resilience, protection of civilians, human rights and Youth development  or education
  • Experience in logistics, planning, procurement and management of field operations
  • Ability to work in high tension and high security risk situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing contexts.
  • Awareness of child protection issues
  • Sensitivity to gender and child protection.
  • Competent in use of word and excel
  • innovation, flexibility and a solution-oriented approach
  •  a positive and proactive approach to community mobilisation and participation
  • Commendable writing and communication skill
  • Listens & Communicates effectively

How to Apply

The closing date for the application is March 10, 2020. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link. 

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

  • Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

More information about Plan International can be found on http://

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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