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Recent Recruitment at Plan International, 2nd April, 2019

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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Echo Project Coordinator

Location: Gwoza, Borno

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to coordinate ECHO project activities in Borno State (Gwoza) in North Eastern Nigeria.

Dimension of Role

  • Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions. The post holder will coordinate the mobile EiE pilot project and also document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation of the Education in Emergencies components of Plan International’s emergency response.
  • He/she is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, capacity building. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Field Team and Education Roving project manager, the field coordinator will support the implementation of ECHO project.
  • Support the EIE Specialist in designing the plan for the mobile units
  • Manage ECHO field operational activities.
  • Coordinate with Key Local government authorities.
  • Monitor the ECHO project implementation.
  • Manage the field project team
  • Ensure timely submission of field project reports to the roving project manager.
  • With support from Community Engagement Officer mobilize and sensitize community on the new project
  • Ensure timely procurement of all project items.
  • Represent Plan International at the Local government level.
  • Review, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergency
  • Ensure key data from assessments could be used as a baseline for program evaluation.  If additional baseline data is required to evaluate children’s learning outcomes, then work with appropriate colleagues to collect this additional information.
  • In collaboration with national and international Education actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting an education specific 5Ws.
  • Support in designing appropriate education interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.  Inclusion of quality issues in education and learning outcomes is really important.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the manager.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
  • Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Experience in mobile EiE unit’s desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Languages: Excellent command of English language

Desirable:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organizational 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Education Project Officer

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the Implementation of GIZ education project.

Dimension of Role

  • Communicates with Project coordinator in-charge of GIZ project. Supports the strengthening and training of the school based management committees, training of teachers working with local partners and the distribution of materials as well as follow ups and monitoring of project activities.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • The incumbent will be expected to perform the following roles:
  • Responsible for the direct implementation of the project activities in the selected local government areas(LGAs)
  • Facilitation SBMC training and support for the strengthening of the SBMCs.
  • Support and facilitate the training of teachers in pedagogy and in service.
  • Work closely with the local partners to mobilize the communities in which the project will be implemented.
  • Provide weekly and monthly project reports to the project coordinator.
  • Raise purchase requests for the project and make follow ups with the logistics team to ensure timely procurement of the project materials.
  • In the absence of the project coordinator, act on behalf of the project coordinator.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization through updating Plan International through the project coordinator by providing updates on the needs in the communities, participate in needs assessment and provide lessons learnt and feedback to improve project quality and implementation.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist

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.
  • Analyze possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.
  • Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist for consideration.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
  • Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Community mobilizations skills.
  • Facilitation and training skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Languages: Excellent command of English language and Hausa

Desirable:

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

Deadline: 15th April, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified Females are highly advised to apply.

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