Fresh Ongoing Recruitment at Plan International

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 marginalised through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Community Nutrition Mobilization Officer 

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: C2
Reports to: General supervision by Project Manager and Technical line to Nutrition Specialist

Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP). This position is responsible for Integrated Nutrition Programme activities in close collaboration with Cash and Nutrition team implementing the CBT + INP project funded by WFP.
  • The post holder will support the implementation of the community mobilization and nutrition activities in the community in accordance with Plan International’s nutrition activities in Emergencies response in North East Nigeria.

Contract Duration

  • 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the project manager with Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies. The post holder will support the establishment of an integrated nutrition
  • programme sectoral system. The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination. The role requires strong facilitation and
  • organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme Development & Quality Management:

  • In collaboration with the Field Team and Nutrition Specialist, the Community Nutrition Mobilization Officer (CNMO) will:
  • Support the design and development of nutrition component implementation plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, and all nutrition demonstration and community mobilization activities
  • Plan and organize CSB++ distribution at designated OTP sites in liaison with UNICEF trained SMoH staff.
  • Work closely with Community Nutrition Mobilization Supervisors (CNMSs) and Female Community Nutrition Mobilizer (FCNMs) to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to health facility sites.
  • Work closely with UNICEF and other partners implementing CBT+INP for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at facility level
  • Take lead on the Integrated Nutrition Programme services at designated intervention facilities.
  • Work closely with the teams to ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including registration and enrolment of Children ages 6-23 months; 24-59 months and PLWs for BSFP and cash for nutrition respectively.
  • Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
  • Ensure adequate availability of CSB++ supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics
  • Through liaison with the CNMSs provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children and PLW who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems… etc.
  • Provide key nutrition education messages to beneficiaries based on the protocol and guidelines
  • Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the project and related intervention procedure
  • Follow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries properly
  • Facilitate capacity-building and demonstration activities with project staff and Cooperating Partner Agencies /WFP.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of field level and community based staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirements
  • Learning and knowledge management
  • Shares information within the project team, across Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies about operational research and assessment findings and lessons learnt in a logical and regular manner.
  • Shares information within the programme team about INP+ and CSB++ distribution approaches and benefits to the beneficiaries and supports the documentation of lessons learnt and good practices.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the communities and supports such processes within Plan International Nigeria office.
  • Participates in sectoral networks within the LGA of operation or as requested by the line Manager.
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.

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 project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International domestic and international consumption as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Physiology, Nutrition, Public Health, or related fields – Required.
  • Minimum of 1-year post NYSC work experience with internally displaces (IDPs) and other vulnerable populations in conflict affected communities – Advantage.
  • Experience in Community Based management of acute malnutrition and infant and young child feeding – Required
  • Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly – Required.
  • Experience working with malnutrition prevention including CMAM and response programming in an emergency setting – Advantage.
  • Competence with the use of MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) and report writing – Preferred.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver PLAN’s strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • Excellent community mobilization skills
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Local Language of project sites

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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:

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities to ensure that project is effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children:

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


Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: C2
Reports to: M&E Manager with General supervision by Project Manager

Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP). The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate Monitoring and Evaluation (M& E) for planned WFP CBT + INP activities of the Maiduguri field office – Plan International Nigeria’s Emergency response programmes in the Northeast of Nigeria in line with International best practices and relevant guidelines.
  • Contract Duration: 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the M&E Manager and across Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies. The post holder will support the establishment of a systematic Monitoring and Evaluation system.
  • The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme development &  Quality Management:

  • In collaboration with the Field Team, M&E Manager and sector Specialists (CBT and INP), the M&E officer will:
  • Support the development and implementation of program M&E plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Support the development and data flow pattern for program that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Support to ensure that M&E-specific elements of local partner capacity strengthening plans are successfully implemented
  • Report results of M&E activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate
  • Provide leadership at project location level on M&E to ensure the program technical integrity to achieve program goal and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field based team, sector Specialists and the M&E Manager, and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Lead efforts at project location to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
  • Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Support targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances, and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Support to ensure relevant data is entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project data
  • Support the dissemination of project information among the project team
  • Facilitate M&E capacity-building activities with project staff and implementing partners

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of field level and community based staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirements

Learning and knowledge management:

  • Shares information within the project team about M&E findings and lessons learnt in a systematic timely manner.
  • More specifically shares information within the project team about pre/post distribution monitoring, findings and lessons learnt in a systematic timely manner.
  • Shares information within the programme team about M&E approaches and supports the documentation of lessons learnt, approaches and good practices.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the northeast and supports such processes between regions
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.

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 M&E Manager for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for programme reports and proposals for
  • Plan International domestic and international consumption as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the programme the units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree and minimum of 1 year of work experience in monitoring and evaluating humanitarian emergency response programs, with an organisation with a robust M&E component.
  • Prior experience with Plan International or local partner organization is preferred.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Strong understanding of M&E, policy and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
  • Familiarity with M&E for cash based transfer, nutrition and protection projects
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software packages
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel/Word document)
  • Ability to travel nationally

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities to ensure that project is effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children:

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

Job Title: Livelihood and Cash Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: C2
Department: Programme
Contract duration: 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
Reports to: Livelihood/Cash Specialist with General supervision by Project Manager

Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP).
  • This position is responsible for Livelihood and Cash activities in close collaboration with Cash and Nutrition team implementing the CBT + INP project funded by WFP.
  • The post holder will support the implementation of the Livelihoods and Cash activities including SCOPE registration of beneficiaries in the community in accordance with Plan International’s Cash and nutrition activities in Emergencies response in North East Nigeria.
  • The Livelihood and Cash Officer will be supervised directly by the WFP CBT+INP Project manager with technical support and supervision from the Livelihoods specialist.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the project manager, across Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies.
  • The post holder will support the establishment of a robust livelihood, market and cash sectoral system.
  • The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management In collaboration with the Field Team and Livelihood/Cash Specialist, the Livelihood/Cash officer will:

  • Support the development and implementation of Livelihood/ Cash component implementation plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all SCOPE registration and in kind/cash distribution activities
  • Support to ensure that livelihood/cash-specific elements of community and field level staff and volunteers capacity strengthening plans are successfully implemented.
  • Report results of Livelihood/Cash activities by providing written documentation aboutprogress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership at project location level on Livelihood/Cash activities to ensure project technical integrity to achieve project/program goal and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field based team and sector Specialists (Cash or Nutrition) and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems Lead efforts at project location to conduct project interventions activities (livelihood/ Cash), document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision- making
  • Lead efforts to training distribution assistants and Financial Services agents to set-up systems for effective cash/in-kind distribution and crowd control at such events to facilitate record keeping
  • Utilize the pre/post distribution assessment data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Support the project team to conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis for livelihood/cash activities.
  • Cultivate strategic sectors relationships and networks, and act as alternative representative of the livelihood and cash sector in WFP, FSSWG, ERLWG and CWG meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Support to ensure that relevant data (5Ws, 3Ws and related MIS data) are entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project data Support the dissemination of project information among the project team
  • Facilitate Livelihood/Cash capacity-building activities with project staff and Cooperating Partner Agencies /WFP.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of field level and community based staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirements

Learning and knowledge management:

  • Shares information within the project team about livelihood, market and cash assessment findings and lessons learnt in a logical and regular manner.
  • More specifically shares information within the project team about pre/post distribution monitoring, price monitoring, findings and lessons learnt in a systematic timely manner.
  • Shares information within the programme team about livelihood, market and cash approaches and supports the documentation of lessons learnt, approaches and good practices.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the northeast and supports such processes within and between Plan International offices at Country, National and Regional levels.
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.

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 project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International domestic and international consumption as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives
Knowledge:
Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in International Relation, Agriculture or Business Administration and a minimum of 2- year of work experience in Livelihood/Cash operation with an emergency or development program or banking institution – Required.
  • Prior experience with Plan International or local partner organization or a microfinance bank is – preferred.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proven expertise and understanding of diverse cash transfer modalities
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, reporting and presentation.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Strong understanding of cash transfer policy and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English/ Hausa including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for report writing.
  • Familiarity with cash based transfer, group organizing and mobilization for safety net projects
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to utilization of digital platform for cash transfer.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel/Word document)
  • Ability to travel nationally at short notice.

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities to ensure that project is effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children:

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

Job Title: Gender and Child Protection Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: C2
Department: Programme
Contract duration: 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
Reports to: General supervision by Project Manager and Technical line to CPIE/GBV Specialist

Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP).
  • This position is responsible for for mainstreaming protection issues into project activities in close collaboration with Cash and Nutrition team implementing the CBT + INP project funded by WFP.
  • The post holder will support the implementation of the community mobilization and nutrition activities in the community in accordance with Plan International’s Protection activities in Emergencies response in North East Nigeria.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the project manager with Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies.
  • The post holder will support project team to mainstream inter-agency guidelines and the minimum standards for gender and child protection in humanitarian actions.
  • The post holder will interface and support project team members to coordinate protection issues and concern during field level activities.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management In collaboration with the Field Team and sector Specialist, the Gender and Child Protection Officer will:

  • To ensure that target women and children with protection concern accessing CBT+INP services are identified and receive support by ensuring standard tools and procedures are in place and adhered to by team members to protect them from being harmed.
  • To mainstream, manage, provide training and technical support to, and build the capacity of the full project team.
  • To coordinate with other child protection agencies at the facilities to ensure that protection issues are addressed regularly and on time.

Technical Skills:

  • Provide technical leadership to project team in accordance with best practice and Plan policies, including its gender sensitive and child-centered community-based approach.
  • Ensure that referral information management systems are in place for appropriate identification, responses and follow-up for PLW and Children at risk of violence, abuse exploitation and neglect at service delivery access points.
  • Ensure regular communication with Project Manager and CPiE Specialist to integrate appropriate child protection in emergencies priorities in project service delivery.
  • Collaborate with other project staff to ensure referrals to other services such as psychosocial support, Mental health and education/livelihoods interventions

Staff Supervision &Development:

  • Ensure training, support and ongoing capacity building opportunities for project staff
  • Ensure that all Plan policies are upheld, as well as international Minimum Standards for Protection and WFP Guidelines.
  • Grant Planning & Implementation
  • Produce weekly and monthly data and regular narrative reports for different stakeholders and information to feed into donor narrative report.
  • Supports implementation and ensure adherence to monitoring and evaluation plans. Monitoring & Reporting
  • Initiate regular, participatory assessments/feedback surveys with client communities.
  • Provide inputs into and consolidate weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on the protection activities; Submit reports for all field activities, trainings and meetings.
  • Maintain effective and efficient oversight, quality control and reporting systems and processes that ensure regular field monitoring and modifications as required.
  • Contribute to high-quality Plan International and donor reports on activities, indicators and achievements, as well as best practices and lessons learned.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders,including UNICEF and WFP cooperating partner agencies.
  • Regularly attend WFP and FSSWG level protection sub-working group meetings, or as directed to contribute to coordination of protection responses across agencies.

Program Development:

  • Contribute to the development of the protection mainstreaming in Food Security, Early Recovery and Livelihood support services.
  • Contribute to proposal development activities (narrative and budget) through planning and program design with relevant field-based staff and ensure technical standards are taken into consideration Community Services
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to Plan International management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for Plan programs.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of field level and community based staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirements

Learning and knowledge management:

  • Shares relevant information within the team establishing and supporting the proper documentation of activities
  • Participates in regional/national projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.

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 project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International domestic and international consumption as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives 
Knowledge:

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University Degree or equivalent in Law, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Human Rights or related Degree desired
  • At least 1- year post- NYSC work experience in implementing Protection programs, preferable social work or legal assistance, in humanitarian or development settings
  • Prior experience providing services to children and women at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counselling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways.
  • Previous experience working with a team in a cross-cultural setting

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the skills necessary to work with PLW and 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 written and spoken English and knowledge of local language strongly desired

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities to ensure that project is effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children

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

Job Title: WFP Storekeeper

Location: Borno
Grade A
Reports to: General supervision by Project Manager and Technical line to Warehouse Logistic Assistant.

Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP).
  • The post holders are to work with project manager/team in the implementation of WFP Cash Based Intervention and Integrated Nutrition Programme (WFP CBT-INP+) through the coordination and management of commodity movement, handling and storage.
  • This role demand dynamic person who is proactive to invent innovative and safe means of receiving, transferring and handling CBT-INP+ project commodities, equipment/tools in storage in the stores in Maiduguri Northeast Nigeria

Contract duration

  • 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the Project Manager, logistic Assistant, and with project team. The post holder(s) will coordinate and manage commodity handling and storage.
  • This role demand dynamic person who is proactive to invent innovative and safe means of receiving, transferring and handling CBT-INP+ project commodities, equipment/tools in storage in the stores in Maiduguri Northeast Nigeria.
  • The post holder will interface with a team of warehouse distribution assistants to facilitate the process. The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management:

In collaboration with the warehouse distribution assistant and the Warehouse logistic assistant the store keeper will be:

  • Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly services
  • Receive, store and issue diverse commodities, tools/equipment & general store inventory Items.
  • Maintain a proper PAR Level (Periodic Automatic Replenishment)/Safety Stock Level and Re – ordering of all storeroom items in time.
  • Monitoring the expiry date of the store items & inform accordingly to the immediate supervisor.
  • Maintaining necessary records with accuracy of information and should follow always FIFO method of issuing.
  • Maintaining inventory of supplies on a monthly basis.
  • Enter data into inventory records.
  • Maintain a high level of cleanness and hygienic standards in all storage areas.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required, but are not limited to the above
  • Human Resource Development
  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of project team members on handling and storage of fast moving consumer goods to ensure a high level of expertise in line with WFP and organisational requirements

Learning and knowledge management:

  • Shares information within the project team, across Plan International and with WFP about stock intake and dispatches including gaps, challenges and lessons learnt in a logical and regular manner.
  • Shares information within the programme team about goods received and distribution approaches and supports the documentation of lessons learnt and good practices.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the communities and supports such processes within Plan International Nigeria office.
  • Participates in sectoral networks within the LGA of operation or as requested by the line Manager.
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement through data collected from assignments

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 project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International Nigeria office as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 O-Levels credits including mathematics and English – Mandatory
  • Minimum of OND /NCE Office Management, Community Health Extension Work, Marketing, Business Management – Preferred
  • Previous experience or ability to build and utilize skills is an asset (candidate will be provided induction)
  • Ability to process information and stock through computer system (to be verified) – Mandatory
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment – Required
  • Ability to handle multi-million food commodity inventories – Preferred
  • Women and members of host communities are preferred and encouraged to apply

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to write, read and communicate clearly and understandable manner in English (to be verified) – Mandatory
  • Physical ability to stand for extended periods, and to move and handle boxes of merchandise and fixtures throughout the store, which entails heavy lifting, and perform all functions as set forth above – Preferred.
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity – Required
  • Demonstrated skills in management, teamwork, negotiation and consensus building
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work a full-time schedule, including outside official working hours – Preferred
  • Competence with the use of MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) email and utilization of the internet and report writing.

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
  • Sound judgment 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:

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities to ensure that project is effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Low contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have low contact with women and children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Job Title: Community Nutrition Mobilization Supervisor

Locations: Maiduguri, Jere, and Konduga, Borno
Slot: 3
Grade: B
Department: Programme
Contract duration: 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
Reports to: General supervision by Project Manager and Technical line to Community Nutrition Mobilization Officer

Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP).
  • This position is responsible for Integrated Nutrition Programme activities at the LGA/health facility level and this is done in close collaboration with Plan International WFP CBT + INP project team.
  • The post holder will support the implementation of the community mobilization and nutrition activities in the community in accordance with Plan International’s nutrition activities in Emergencies response in North East Nigeria.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the CNMO and across Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies.
  • The post holder(s) will support the establishment of an integrated nutritionprogramme sectoral system at the health facility/community level.
  • The post holder will interface and support a team of Female Community Nutrition Mobilizers (FCNMs) team members and programme coordination.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management In collaboration with the FCNMs and CNMO, the Community Nutrition Mobilization Supervisors (CNMSs) each responsible for 1 LGA will:

  • The post holder will be supervised by community nutrition officer and expected to work very closely with other members of the nutrition team and the Female Community Nutrition Mobilizers (FCNMs).
  • S/he will design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Female Community Nutrition Mobilizers (FCNMs).
  • Orientate community nutrition Mobilizers, community health extension workers and health worker on community mobilization part of CMAM.
  • Ensure community nutrition Mobilizers 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.
  • Train community nutrition mobilizers to use MUAC tape accurately, and know how to check for oedema. Check accuracy periodically.
  • Ensure home follow up of all absentees, defaulters, deaths and children “at risk” is carried out by to the community nutrition mobilizers and post visit feedback is given to the OTP health worker.
  • Provide ongoing training for community nutrition mobilizers and care givers about the program, – both whilst present at the OTP/SFP site and through occasional workshop days.
  • Supervise the activities of community nutrition mobilizers on location to ensure quality implementation of activities and ensure communities are sensitised to the programme as quickly as possible. Plan and organise weekly and monthly the Community Outreach programme for the intervention sites.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of FCNMs and Care groups to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirements

Learning and knowledge management:

  • Shares information within the project team, across Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies about operational research and assessment findings and lessons learnt in a logical and regular manner.
  • Shares information within the programme team about INP+ and CSB++ distribution approaches and benefits to the beneficiaries and supports the documentation of lessons learnt and good practices.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the communities and supports such processes within Plan International Nigeria office.
  • Participates in sectoral networks within the LGA of operation or as requested by the line Manager.
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.

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 project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International Nigeria office as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma certificate in Nursing/ Midwifery, Social Work or Community Health Extension Work or related fields – Required.
  • Minimum of 4-years post-graduation work experience with a health facility in a rural setting or working with vulnerable populations in conflict affected communities – Advantage.
  • Experience in Community Based management of acute malnutrition and infant and young child feeding – Required
  • Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly – Required.
  • Experience working with malnutrition prevention including CMAM and response programming in an emergency setting – Advantage.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Competence with the use of MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) email and utilization of the internet and report writing.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver PLAN’s strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • Excellent community mobilization skills
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and a local Language of project sites

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities to ensure that project is effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children:


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

Job Title: Project Finance Officer

Location: Borno
Grade C2
Reports to: Humanitarian Finance Coordinator

Purpose

  • Plan International is looking for a project finance officer to support the the WFP CBT+INP project to achieve accountability and transparency in use of funds.
  • The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate financial information and ensure that grants expenditures are in line with specific FAD/donor requirements. The role’s support is to the Humanitarian Programs

Contract duration

  • 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the project team and finance coordinator including WFP and other Cooperating Partner Agencies. The post holder will support project team to mainstream good accounting practices for gender and child protection in humanitarian actions.
  • The post holder will interface and support project team members to coordinate protection issues and concern during field level activities.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management:

In collaboration with the Project Manager, Humanitarian Finance Team, the Project Finance Officer will:

  • Collaborate with the project manager to ensure that queries related to payments are timely resolved (return payments, under/over payments of staff, suppliers and contractors incorrect account details etc)
  • Follow up to ensure prompt processing of daily vendor payments, staff advance and ensure that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before payment is done;
  • Verify that all transactions have complete and accurate supporting documents and ensure that all costs are timely booked into SAP platform on a daily, weekly and monthly basis;
  • Follow-up tracking system for advances and ensure that clearance of advances is done on time;
  • Ensure that weekly, monthly finance reports are prepared on time;
  • Prepare day to day financial transactions
  • Prepare post-backs for SAP import
  • Archiving of financial documents;
  • Ensure that Plan International and Donor guide lines are adhered to
  • Follow up on other tasks assigned by line manager

Technical Skills:

  • Provide financial leadership to project team in accordance with Plan policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ensure that feedback systems are in place for appropriate identification, responses and follow-up for all financial matters.
  • Ensure regular communication with Project Manager and Finance Team to integrate appropriate financial guideline in project service delivery.iv. Collaborate with other project staff to ensure feedback on financial transaction are effected.
  • Staff Supervision & Development
  • Ensure training, support and coaching for project staff to uphold Plan financial guidelines and policies as well as donor guidelines.
  • Grant Planning & Implementation
  • Produce weekly and monthly data and regular financial reports for different stakeholders and information to feed into donor financial report.
  • Supports implementation and ensure adherence to monitoring and evaluation plans.

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Initiate and provide inputs into and consolidate weekly, monthly and quarterly financial reports showing BVA on budget lines and activities; Submit reports for all field expenditure.
  • Maintain effective and efficient oversight, quality control and reporting systems and processes that ensure regular budget monitoring and modifications as required.
  • Contribute to high-quality Plan International and donor financial reports on activities, indicators and achievements, as well as best practices and lessons learned.
  • Coordination & Representation
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with finance team of key stakeholders, including UNICEF and WFP cooperating partner agencies.
  • Regularly attend WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies Finance team meetings, or as directed to contribute to coordination of project financial matters.

Program Development:

  • Contribute to the development of the Annual Work and Budget Planning Meetings.
  • Contribute to proposal development activities (narrative and budget) through planning and program design with relevant project staff and ensure technical standards are taken into consideration

Human Resource Development

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of project staff to ensure a high level of financial propriety in line with organisational requirements

Learning and knowledge management:

  • Shares relevant information within the team establishing and supporting the proper documentation of expenditure and burn rate.
  • Participates in regional/national projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.

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 project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International domestic and international consumption as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Higher National Diploma or Degree in Accounting– Required.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ post NYSC working experience as a finance or accounting staff with a private institution or NGO

Preferred:

  • Experience working with and providing capacity development assistance to sub- grantees – Preferred
  • Excellent and demonstrable experience in grant and financial management – Essential.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook–Preferred.
  • Experience in the use of SAP and Pastel Accounting Software – Advantage

Skills &Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s financial policy environment – Preferred.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation, and coaching – Required.
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity – Essential.
  • 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 written and spoken English and knowledge of local language strongly desired

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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:

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities to ensure that project is effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Low contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have low level of contact with women and children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Job Title: Warehouse Logistic Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: B
Department: Programmes
Reports to: Admin and Logistic Coordinator
Contract Duration: 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance

Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP)
  • The post holder is to manage an array of warehouse activities including safeguarding of goods and supplies, and ensuring well-organized warehousing and storage service in compliance with WFP and Plan International warehouse and logistic guidelines.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the Project Manager, Logistic Coordinator, and with project team. The post holder(s) will manage an array of warehouse activities including safeguarding of goods and supplies, and ensuring well-organized warehousing and storage service in compliance with WFP and Plan International warehouse and logistic guidelines
  • The post holder will interface with a team of warehouse distribution assistants and store keepers to facilitate the process
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management:

In collaboration with the warehouse distribution assistant and storekeepers, the Warehouse Logistic Assistant will be:

  • Responsible for the effective planning and management of Plan International warehouse and store operations, to ensure safe and efficient warehousing and storage of all goods and supplies.
  • Coordinate the receipt/dispatch of goods, materials and consumables to ensure accurate recording, accounting and reporting is available at all times to support decision-making.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of warehouse transaction records including identification of discrepancies, to ensure immediate and accurate reporting on commodity movements in line with the corporate requirements.
  • Responsible for inventory management (e.g. physical stock verification, reporting, etc.), to ensure any existing and developing issues with regards to proper stocks management are timely addressed and Plan International standard procedures for commodity handling and storage are strictly followed.
  • Supervise preparation and/or prepare regular and ad hoc reports and statistics on warehouse operations, to support informed planning and decision-making.
  • Oversee safeguarding of goods through providing guidance on and taking initiative towards implementation of preventive measures, to ensure that commodities are preserved in good condition and that quality control actions are initiated as appropriate following Plan International and donors established procedures.
  • Review on periodic basis warehouse/storage space availability, plan and implement new design layouts to support business needs and ensure cost-efficiency.
  • Work in collaboration line, technical and matrix supervisors including partners in order to deliver aligned and coherent warehouse/store services.
  • Supervise warehouse staff, to ensure high performance standards.
  • Assists in arranging travel and logistic for field site staff and program beneficiaries during WFP supported activities.
  • Update computer inventory control records through performance of periodic physical inventory spot checks and reconciles with inventory records.
  • Assist in determining proper inventory levels, ordering points, ordering quantities and provide cost information for budgeting purposes.
  • Performs any other duties as directed by line, technical and matrix managers Human Resource Development
  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of project team members on handling and storage of fast moving consumer goods to ensure a high level of services in line with Plan International and WFP requirements

Learning and Knowledge Management:

  • Shares information within the project team, across Plan International and with WFP about stock intake and dispatches including gaps, challenges and lessons learnt in a logical and regular manner.
  • Shares information within the programme team about goods received and distribution approaches and supports the documentation of lessons learnt and good practices.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the communities and supports such processes within Plan International Nigeria office.
  • Participates in sectoral networks within the LGA of operation or as requested by the line Manager.
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement through data collected from assignments

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 project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high,  medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International Nigeria office as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Higher National Diploma (HND)/Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Engineering and Basic Sciences, Business Administration or Marketing or equivalent professional experience or extensive relevant logistics experience – Required.
  • Minimum of 2-years post-graduation and NYSC working experience with an INGO/ Private sector in Nigeria – Required.
  • Familiarity with commodity and material stock management procedures in either the humanitarian or development context – Required.
  • Demonstrates prior experience in collecting, processing and analysis market information and in line with Plan International standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently – Preferred.
  • Experience maintaining a logistics database and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, and commodity stock – Advantage.
  • Demonstrate ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends using excel and relevant software-Preferred.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proficiency and working knowledge of written and spoken English- Required.
  • Familiarity with Plan International Procurement Processes on SAP – Advantage.
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity – Required
  • Demonstrated skills in management, teamwork, negotiation and consensus building
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work a full-time schedule, including outside official working hours – Preferred
  • Competence with the use of MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) email and utilization of the internet and report writing – required

Behaviours

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities to ensure that project is effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children

  • Low contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have low contact with women and children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.



Job Title: WFP SCOPE Registration Supervisor

Location: Borno
Reports to General supervision by Project Manager and Technical line to Community

Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP).
  • The WFP SCOPE Registration supervisor will oversee the implementation of the WFP funded Scope Registration exercise in WFP areas of operation in Borno State.
  • S/he will liaise closely with the Scope Registrars to ensure smooth registration of beneficiaries and issuance of Scope cards to enrolees.
  • The WFP SCOPE Registration supervisor will be the overall supervisor of the Scope registration team and will be responsible for field management, coordination and regular monitoring of the project in all the areas of operation.

Contract duration:

  • 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the Project Manager, Sectoral Specialist, SCOPE Registrars and with WFP SCOPE team. The post holder(s) will support the identification and enrolment of target beneficiaries for CBT+INP programme sectoral system at the health facility/community level.
  • The post holder will interface and support a team of SCOPE Registrars to facilitate the process.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management:

In collaboration with the SCOPE Registrars and Livelihood/Cash Officer, the SCOPE Registrar will:

  • Represent Plan in WFP Coordination meetings as necessary.
  • Liaise closely with WFP Office regarding to Scope registration implementation.
  • Promote a positive profile of the programme and good understanding among other sectors, partners and communities about the Scope registration.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders – WFP, Community support groups, community leaders, IOM, NGOs, to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination.
  • Supervise the Scope Registration Team and provide appropriate guidance and oversight as they conduct daily field activities.
  • Plan and follow the activities of the Scope project such as voluntary returnees’ registration and distribution of Scope cards during enrolment for GFD/BSFP
  • Facilitate the training of Scope project staff on Scope online/offline system focusing on efficient planning, coordination, and implementation and monitoring of the project activities.
  • Participate actively in the monitoring of the project in collaboration with the M&E Officer with a specific attention on the efficiency of the WFP CG, BSFP, GFD etc
  • In collaboration with the livelihood officer ensures Plan International participation in the after action review of the current project and identify potential development for Plan International in Cash Based Interventions/Transfers and food aid sector.
  • Prepare and submit all Scope project internal and external donor reports
  • Draft scope budget including spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on activities and budgets.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of Registrars and other project team members to ensure a high level of expertise in line with WFP and organisational requirements

Learning and knowledge management:

  • Shares information within the project team, across Plan International and with WFP about SCOPE registration findings and lessons learnt in a logical and regular manner.
  • Shares information within the programme team about SCOPE Registration approaches and benefits to the beneficiaries and supports the documentation of lessons learnt and good practices.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the communities and supports such processes within Plan International Nigeria office.
  • Participates in sectoral networks within the LGA of operation or as requested by the line Manager.
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement through data collected from assigments

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 project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International Nigeria office as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferably in Social sciences, Development studies, Nutrition or other relevant discipline and evidence of NYSC discharge certificate

Required:

  • Minimum of 2-years relevant working experience with Institution responsible for mass registration of people communities in Nigeria in Private, Development or humanitarian sectors in Northern Nigeria – required
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and qualitative) – Required

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications (in English and a local language in Borno State) – Mandatory
  • tSrong cultural awareness and sensitivity – Required
  • Members of host communities and IDPs especially women – Preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in management, teamwork, negotiation and consensus building
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Competence with the use of MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) email and utilization of the internet and report writing.

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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:

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities to ensure that project is effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children:

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



Job Title: WFP Project Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: D1
Department: Programmes
Reports to: Livelihood Specialist
Contract Duration: 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance

Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP)
  • The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for planned WFP CBT + INP activities of the Maiduguri field office – Plan International Nigeria’s Emergency response programmes in the Northeast of Nigeria in line with International best practices and relevant guidelines.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the sectoral specialists, across Plan International, WFP and other Cooperating Partner Agencies. The post holder will take initiative for project management, coordination and implementation; project monitoring and learning with strong coordination with WFP, UNICEF, Borno State MOH affiliate MDAs, and relevant clusters
  • This role demand dynamic person who is proactive to invent innovation and high quality work for building capacity, formulate advocacy in delivering CBT+INP project with linkages to nutrition, cash and social protection work in Borno State
  • The post holder will interface and support project team members and to deliver on project activity rapidly and systematically.
  • The role requires strong leadership, facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management:
In collaboration with the Field Team, the ERM and sector Specialists (CBT and INP), the Project Manager will:

  • Support the development and implementation of program implementation and work plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, service delivery and all monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Support the development and activity flow chart for project delivery that will ensure regular reporting.
  • Support to ensure that specific components of the project are successfully implemented.
  • Provide narrative and budget report for project delivery by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate
  • Provide leadership at project coordination and management level to ensure project goal and corresponding objectives and targets are achieved.
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field based team, sector Specialists and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Support project team to coordinate and manage project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Utilize the assessment and survey reports to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances, and represent Plan in sectoral activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Support the dissemination of project information among the project team, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate capacity-building activities with project staff and WFP including other cooperating partner agencies.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the recruitment of field team and ongoing induction, capacity development/ training of field level and community based staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirements

Learning and Knowledge Management:

  • Shares information within project team, plan International and with WFP on Achievements, innovations, lessons learnt and challenges in a systematic timely manner.
  • Shares information within the programme team about implementation approaches and supports the documentation of lessons learnt, approaches and good practices.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the northeast and supports such processes between regions
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.

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 sector specialists or ERM for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant information for programme reports and proposals for
  • Plan International domestic and international consumption as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the programme the units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in the field of Sociology, History/Anthropology or International Relation– Preferred;
  • Minimum of 7 years post NYSC working experience with a development or humanitarian NGOs/ Government/ Private sector organisation – Preferred;
  • Experience in general program management of a field-based development or humanitarian project – Required;
  • Prior experience and familiarity with Plan International, general program management – Advantage
  • Knowledge in designing and rolling out of nutrition and cash assistance programs including assessments– Required;
  • Experience representing and presenting a new project to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, and the public – Advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills (MS word and Excel) – Required;
  • Proficiency and working knowledge of written and spoken English and Hausa including at least 1 local language in area of operations – Required;
  • Women, IDPs, returnees and members of Host communities are encouraged to apply;

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize work responsibilities effectively – Essential
  • Committed to bring a team player and able to demonstrate constructive, cooperative and problem-solving skills – Preferred;
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according to community based participatory criteria – Preferred
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, learning and report writing – essential
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills – preferred
  • Understanding of broader issues related to community participation, household nutrition, conflict analysis, safety, gender mainstreaming, and environment – Essential
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and
  • intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel/Word document)
  • Ability to travel nationally

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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

  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel to the communities in Jere, Konduga and Maiduguri to ensure that project is effectively implemented and monitored
  • Working under emergency and conflict context

Level of Contact with Children

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


Deadline: 23rd February, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and a comprehensive Cover Letter setting out their reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills they feel they can bring to the role to: Nigeria.Recruitment@plan-international.org Indicate the job title and location as subject if the mail.

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer ad does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan
  • International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are encouraged to apply.

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