General International / Multinational

Job Opportunities at Plan International, 14th December 2017

Plan International Nigeria is part is the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria. Plan International works in 52 developing Countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
Job Title: Child Protection and Psychosocial Support (CP/PSS) Officer
 Mubi, Adamawa
Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to coordinate and manage the CP and PSS activities in line with International minimum standards for Child Protection and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Action in Borno state North East Nigeria.
Job Description
  • To ensure children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by ensuring the use of the standardized case management tool, Case Management principles are adhered to by Case Management team members.
  • To manage, provide training and technical support to, and build the capacity of the full case management team in consultation with the CPiE Specialist.
  • To coordinate with other child protection agencies on case management and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support service providers.
  • Ensure regular communication with CPiE Specialist to integrate appropriate child protection in emergencies priorities in program design
  • Ensure regular Plan case review meetings and conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learned and improve case management system accordingly; [participate in Best Interest Determination as appropriate].
  • Ensure the [Child Protection Database] is set up, regularly updated, analysed for trends in the caseload, and efficiently and confidentially managed in collaboration with the Data Manager [and relevant partner organizations (e.g. UNHCR, Save the Children and UNICEF)].
  • Provide support to Family Tracing and Reunification activities in collaboration with implementing agencies
  • Collaborate with other project staff to ensure referrals to other services such as psychosocial support and education/livelihoods interventions
Qualifications and Experience
  • BA or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Human Rights or related degree desired
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
  • At least 2 years 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 and case management systems
  • Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
  • Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation preferred
  • Experience in grant management and proposal writing preferred
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.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: 
Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Officer
Req ID: 25491
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Role Purpose
  • To provide technical support and coordinate tasks at field based emergency nutrition response planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the project.
  • Plan and organize OTP at designated OTP sites in liaison with SMoH staff and nutrition coordinator.
  • Work closely care group promoter supervisors, care group promoters and lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to OTP sites.
  • Work closely with other partners implementing SC for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at SC level
  • Take lead on the CMAM services at fixed and mobile outreach OTP sites
  • Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.
  • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP/SC.
  • Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
  • Ensure all children in OTP are immunized according to the national protocols.
  • Ensure timely identification of complications, non-responders, and referrals to the SC.
  • Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
  • BA or equivalent in Nursing, Nutrition, Public Health, or related degree desired
  • Over one (1) years’ experience in CMAM and IYCF programmes
  • Valid and current practicing license. Excellent report-writing skills is an additive
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of PLAN’S aims, values and principles.
  • Applicants from Borno State are encourage to apply.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer for Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition
Req Id: 25492
Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Role Purpose
  • The purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead community engagement and mobilization activities for the nutrition response programs in Borno state.
  • The post holder will be supervised by nutrition in Emergencies Specialist and expected to work very closely with other members of the nutrition team.
Job Description
  • Design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Community based management of Acute malnutrition officer, IYCF officer and other staff.
  • Supervise the activities of community nutrition volunteers on location to ensure quality implementation of activities and ensure communities are sensitised to the programme as quickly as possible.
  • Identify, report and provide on-the-job training to staff members related to community mobilization part of CMAM;
  • Plan and organise weekly and monthly the Community Outreach programme for the local government area.
  • Orientate community nutrition volunteer, community health extension workers and health worker on community mobilization part of CMAM.
  • Ensure community nutrition volunteers clearly understand admission criteria to the CMAM programme and inform their communities and any carers of the children that they refer that they need to attend the SC, OTP/SFP for further measurements that will determine finally if the child will be admitted to the programme for treatment.
Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, anthropology, nutrition, Public Health, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience under nutrition prevention including CMAM and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Experience in Community Based management of acute malnutrition and infant and young child feeding
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.
Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments. Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills
  • Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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