Latest Vacancies at Plan International, March 2018

Plan international is an independent child-centered international development and humanitarian organization striving for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 80 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

We are currently implementing the Kaduna State Peace Building Academy Project. Our objective is to create and implement an integrated program of policy and accountability development, peace building promotion, stakeholder influencing and thought leadership to ensure maximum impact in promoting children’s rights and equality for girls.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Grants Support Consultant
Location:
 Abuja
Reports to: Grants Coordinator

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the Grants Coordinator in grants processes and management.

Dimensions of the Role:

  • Support the Grants Coordinator in coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of donor funded projects and programs
  • Support in managing donor grants transactions effectively and efficiently and ensure quality reporting
  • Support in establishing a grants tracking mechanism in order to effectively follow up grant activities and to determine progress and make decisions where further action is needed.
  • Support in proposal development process working with program staff. writing budget narratives, edit proposals, and ensure proper proposal and grant management procedures are followed.
  • Support in ensuring that reports to donors are submitted on time; that reports are coherent and accurate (quarterly, interim or final reports).
  • Support in review of donor agreements.
  • Support in ensuring that grants are implemented in compliance with Plan International guidelines and relevant donor regulations.
  • Maintain and update grant files related to proposals.
  • Document and shared key compliance issues with Plan International staff and partners setting ground for compliance management
  • Ensure all Funding Agreement Document (FADs) files are updated on a regular basis.

Accountabilities:

  • This role does not directly supervise any role.
  • 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.

Key Relationships:

  • The Grants Support Consultant is to work from the Plan International Abuja office closely with the Grants Coordinator.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • A degree in Development Studies, Business Studies, or Social Science (Master’s degree or equivalent in international affairs, development or related subject will be an added advantage).
  • At least three years of experience working in project and/or grants management and proposal/business development/design.
  • Experience in developing and interpreting donor budgets.
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community.
  • Proven ability to develop and write grant proposals and concepts and track record in winning proposals.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Good communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal, cultural and diplomatic skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with close attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure in unstable security environments.

Desirable:

  • Excellent proven skills in developing, writing grant proposals
  • Good research, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Effective working with and through partners
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High proficiency in MS office tools (with excellent Microsoft Excel skills).

Plan International’s Values in Practice

  • We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
  • We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
  • We work well together
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
  • We are inclusive and empowering
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Manager
Location:
 Abuja
Reports to: Head of Programs and Business Development

Role Purpose

  • Reporting to the Head of Programmes and Business Development and based in Abuja, the Senior Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Manager will function as a member of a country management team
  • providing technical support to the Country office projects on GE related functions.
  • The position will support the overall management of the CO GE strategy within the Country Strategic Plan in line with Plan‘s new Global transformative strategy.
  • The role will support CO projects to be more gender transformative and provide capacity building support to Project and partners.
  • The Role will liaise with project GE advisors and coordinate with program managers and other members of the CMT.

Dimensions of The Role

  • Provide support to the development, implementation and monitoring of CO projects in line with the new Global transformative agenda and Country CSP Gender Equality agenda.
  • Lead on national engagement on Gender Equality issues including Child Early Forced Marriage and Violence against Women.
  • Will lead gender equality and inclusion of the most vulnerable children (especially girls) across the strategy, programming, policy and grant acquisition domains of our work.
  • Act in other capacities as agreed with supervisor.

Accountabilities
Programme development & Quality Management:

  • Ensure the Plan Nigeria Gender Transformative and Inclusion initiatives are aligned with both the Country and Global strategies.
  • Foster strong relationships and work closely with internal and external stakeholders on gender and inclusion work to keep abreast of key policy changes and relevant external issues, and to maximize their role as advocates for the change Plan International Nigeria aims to achieve.
  • Create strategic partnerships and close coordination with all stakeholders, including the Government and its relevant agencies, civil society, and donor agencies.
  • Ensure strong linkages with the Governance and Monitoring, Evaluations and Research (MER) units so that advocacy and gender and inclusion initiatives and reports are based on evidence.
  • Represent Plan at meetings and events where necessary.
  • Work with Regional Office and International Headquarters to strengthen and support Gender transformative programming.
  • Collaborate with the Regional Office and neighboring country offices on key region-wide initiatives.
  • Provide GE related technical assistance to the development and humanitarian program teams to ensure high quality project implementation across all project outcomes.
  • Contribute to Gender Equality impact analysis of CO and project activities and advise project teams.
  • Lead on the implementation on the GE strategy for Plan International Nigeria.
  • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the Head of Programs & business Development.

Administration and Finance:

  • Ensure that administrative support functions are established and maintained in accordance with Plan International administrative policies and procedures.
  • With support from the Finance and Administration Team, ensure that all finance policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Oversee budget preparation, setting the parameters and ensuring spends and forecast are in line with plans.
  • Coordinate mobilisation of financial resources related to gender and inclusion activities.
  • Ensure that reliable communications/information management facilities are established and maintained.
  • Initiate and provide support to development and procurement of consultancy services, and supervise consultants working on gender and inclusion initiatives.
  • Ensure project staff are familiar with usage, procedures and relevant protocols.
  • Ensure with the Procurement Logistics Manager/Officer the timely and appropriate establishment of all logistics requirements.
  • Policy, Research and Networking
  • Represent Plan Nigeria at the state and national level and contribute to the visibility of Plans' work in relevant forums and networks in Nigeria in the area of Gender Equality or as delegated.
  • Ensure quality technical input into research documents and publications
  • Have and maintain updated knowledge on state, national and global policies. Laws and other related documents on Gender Equality programming.
  • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Human Resource Development
  • Ensure the development and roll out of necessary capacity building programs to all Plan International Nigeria staff and partners, in collaboration with HR.
  • Supports the Country HR Manager in recruitments processes as required.
  • Learning and knowledge management
  • Submit regular and timely narrative quality reports, including success stories to Country office, WARO and Donors.
  • Shares relevant administrative and programmatic information with the country team, region, international and support the proper documentation of all transactions on the projects.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilization efforts through proposal writing and related engagement.
  • Child Protection and Gender Inclusion
  • 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.

Key Relationships:

  • Prepare and submit relevant project reports based on agreed timelines to supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant project implementation especially on matters on Gender programming.
  • Work amicably with Plan International Colleagues working at different COs, NO and WARO.
  • Work amicably with other members of the Plan International Nigeria team in project location and Abuja to ensure effective and efficient program and influencing delivery.
  • Work with the CO Communications Advisor in the development of constructive working relationships with media representatives to build international and public profile and ensure positive coverage and the timely provision of situation reports and fundraising material to Plan’s International Headquarters and National Organizations.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Graduate of any social studies discipline, preferably post-graduate (master’s or higher) Degree in a gender, human rights, development studies – specializing on gender and development or social development related discipline.
  • At least 5 years experience working in the sector, including field and management experience.
  • Advanced professional development and experience in gender, inclusion or child protection.
  • Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice.
  • Strong evidence of influencing decision makers, Policies, and brokering cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Significant experience leading gender equality, inclusion in complex international organizations.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of leadership within an international organization.
  • Compelling influencer and communicator – able to inspire, build consensus and bring people together around a common agenda.
  • Experience with a diverse set of stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
  • Project management and grant development experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing, implementing, and monitoring inclusive, gender-equitable development programs
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress
  • Experience of managing people and ability to build, develop and motivate a high performing team, prioritizing effective cross organizational working as a key element of high performance.
  • Experience of managing budgets and planning and reporting protocols.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • In-depth understanding of gender and inclusion issues and how these link together with the child rights and human rights based approach;
  • Practical experience of gender transformative and inclusion work in a developing country context.
  • Strong abilities in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Sound knowledge on issues of inclusion (marginalized groups including people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, indigenous minorities, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively advocate for, lobby and present issues to internal and external audiences for children’s right, gender equality and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear, concise reports, concept notes and other documentation.
  • Ability to train others in gender and inclusion related matters.
  • Expertise in child rights and a passion for development.
  • Strong ability to communicate complex technical or policy issues in simple and clear terms.
  • Excellent communication skills that effectively represent an organization’s mission and values internally and externally.
  • Strong team building and management skills in a virtual or matrixed relationships.
  • Confident public speaker.

Behaviours:

  • Uses evidence based results to make choices and drive change.
  • Taking initiative to be innovative and creative to achieve results.
  • Strives for quality in all he/she does, respecting deadlines, working continuously to improve performance.
  • Takes responsibility for his/her actions, and learn from success and failures.
  • Uses resources as intended, and can account for how he/she has used resources.
  • Supports gender equality and diversity, and challenges forms of inequality or harassment.
  • Encourages children young people, partners and colleagues to be meaningfully involved in decisions that affect them.
  • Listens to and understand views of colleagues and partners. Draws on their experience to ensure high quality work.
  • Upholds and demonstrates Plan’s values and behaviors.
  • Team-orientated, versatile, personable and flexible.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Ability to work comfortably and sensitively across cultures.
  • Provides good and adequate administrative support to enable the project meet its agreed program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

  • We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
  • We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
  • We work well together
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
  • We are inclusive and empowering
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment:

  • Typical Office Environment with Travels to Program activities to provide support where necessary

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High level: Frequent interaction with children.

 

 

Job Title: Emergency Nutrition Coordinator
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: D1
Department: Programmes
Reports to Emergency Nutrition Specialist

Purpose

  • Assist emergency nutrition specialist in coordination of the emergency nutrition response and recovery team in area of designing, planning, implementation, financial control, monitoring and evaluation of emergency nutrition and related responses

Dimensions of Role

  • Raising and also managing up to 3 million USD per year from diversified donors.
  • Support the project coordinator in each field office.
  • Liaising with government ministries offices and bureaus at state and LGAs levels and also with UN agencies, NGOs and other civic organizations.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with organizational and statutory policies and laws on People and Culture legality matters and also has responsibility to ensure compliance of the design and implementation of emergency/recovery and resilience focused nutrition responses in line with applicable government policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Representing Plan Nigeria on behalf of nutrition specialist in humanitarian coordination meetings, taskforces, clusters and technical working groups that are related to nutrition in emergency and recovery/resilience context.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme Support:

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in implementation of effective nutrition projects.
  • Planning and implementation of Nutrition Response project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to national policy, strategy and technical standards, best practices and donor and internal guidelines
  • Participate nutrition and related forums and nutrition coordination meetings and other nutrition related state platforms/networks and ensuring effective information sharing and flow within PIN
  • To enhance understanding regarding standards and accountability in nutrition in emergencies
  • To ensure effective communication and information sharing on emergency nutrition programming.
  • Actively participate in soliciting/unsolicited fund for emergency nutrition projects
  • Ensure development of core skills and competencies in nutrition among PIN staff in the field Office.
  • Coordinate and lead nutrition response projects during planning, budget preparation, implementation, M&E and timely reporting ensuring quality and standards through enhanced partnership with government and non-government partners and also civic organizations including CBOs as appropriate
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the design and undertaking of rapid assessments and standard nutrition surveys and subsequently in the design of nutrition responses in affected areas.
  • Provide direct hands-on technical support to Nutrition officer/CMAM officer/IYCF officer and PIN partners to effectively and innovatively manage nutrition projects with focus on key technical areas including CMAM and IYCF
  • Ensure that emergency nutrition and related projects are technically sound, environmentally friendly, socially and cultural acceptable
  • Ensure documentation of good practices in emergency nutrition and effective communication of lessons within and outside PIN with the aim to enhance learning to improve future planning and programming.
  • Ensure the design, implementation and impact assessment of nutrition responses are fully in compliance with SPHERE & other international standards, national guidelines and policies and also in line with humanitarian accountability principles, values and code of conduct
  • Ensuring mainstreaming of cross cutting issues mainly gender, DRR, HIV&AIDS and disability in responses.
  • Review and submit weekly/monthly CMAM/IYCF and other nutrition related progress reports and other relevant data for stakeholders including nutrition in emergency working group, ministry of health and others.

Capacity Building:

  • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity plan international staff, partners and other stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of plan nutrition staff/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on nutrition related programs/projects.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Liaise and establish contacts at state level nutrition in emergency working group, Ministry of health, local authority, donor, NGOs, UN agencies and other international partners and participate in technical, logistics and operational meetings and discussions at state level concerning emergency nutrition response in PIN operational areas
  • Regularly attend Nutrition cluster meeting at appropriate levels

Other

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to Plan management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for Plan programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop Plan programs

Dealing with Problems

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;
  • Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;
  • Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.
  • Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.
  • Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist for consideration.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master Degree in Public Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent and have a minimum of two years’ field experience in coordination positions, with an NGO, on preventing under nutrition programs.
  • At least 1 year’s direct experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways for nutrition services
  • Extensive experience in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and a proven experience in nutrition programs designing. Experiences of working in partnerships and advocate for improvements in the Nutrition Sector, as well as writing proposals, leadership, budget management and developing coherent and contextualized Nutrition Strategies.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the skills necessary to work with children and particularly vulnerable children
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment
  • Excellent community mobilization skills
  • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments.
  • Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
  • Knowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniques
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of client communities
  • Personal qualities: Team player, clear communicator, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well under minimal supervision, and a commitment to child rights and gender equality
  • Languages: Fluency in English
  • Bringing hearts and minds together for children

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning
  • Physical Environment and Demands
  • Travel extensively to lead and supervise programme activities.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

 

 

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: Nigeria.Recruitment@Plan-international.org Indicating the job title and location as subject of the mail

 

Application Deadline  15th March, 2018.

 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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