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Fresh Employment Opportunities at Plan International, Aug., 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: Safe Space Supervisor – Psychologist

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The Psychologist will provide a range of therapeutic counselling services to children, Adults, adolescents and their families in Tampul communities of Askira Uba LGA Areas.
  • He/She will promote access to specialized protection services in Schools, community and health facilities within the community.
  • He/she will protect support to caseworkers for proper management of the safe spaces

Key Roles/Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Protection officer, he/she:

  • Provide individual, group and family counselling services to the beneficiaries as necessary
  • Carry out awareness sessions on child rights in the IDPs and Host community areas, schools, Child Friendly Spaces, Youth Clubs, safe spaces etc
  • Provide one on one emotional support to traumatized clients through Case Management and Case Evaluation to Closure process.
  • Ensure all cases of children, adults and adolescents at risk are addressed on all levels and ensure that local communities are aware of all existing CP and other Psycho Social support services available.
  • Identify capacity building needs and gaps in CP and PSS support in the target areas.
  • Ensure rights violations are monitored, recorded and reported
  • Map all specialized care services available within the community or in its proximity for referral.
  • Actively attend MHPSS working groups and task forces in the areas of intervention.
  • Develop and update MHPSS referral pathway after every 3 months and or on need basis.
  • Identify the cases that can be responded through community mechanisms.
  • Facilitate parenting or caregivers support groups
  • Develop creative interventions based on needs presented by the community
  • Organizes recreational activities and community events to promote resiliency and promote access to education and child’s rights.
  • Any other related duties as assigned by his / her supervisor.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • University Degree Psychology, Social Work, Clinical Psychology strongly desired
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience in GBV and child protection prevention and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
  • Minimum of 1 years implementing community based mental health and psychosocial support activities
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Experience working with unaccompanied and separated children and children formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups
  • Experience working in a mobile team or a rapid response team
  • Experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Experience in Community Based programming and safe Spaces
  • Previous experience directly providing services to women at risk and survivors of abuse, exploitation and violence and developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems.
  • Previous training on case management and/or bio-psychosocial approach is an asset
  • Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly

Desirable:

  • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments. Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills
  • Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Strong capacity building/training/coaching/mentoring skills with communities and internal and external staff
  • Community oriented and respect for local culture
  • Computer knowledge – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of the local language and Hausa a must.

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

 

Job Title: Program Support Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of the role is to Support the resource mobilization unit in the proposal development process including needs assessments, partner identification, drafting briefs and information packages for marketing purposes.

Dimension of Role

  • Effectively manage communication with Partner Organizations, internal departments including Grants, Finance, HR and specialists throughout the proposal development process to obtain timely and quality input.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Proactive assistance in the proposal development process by coordinating with technical specialists, finance, HR, procurement and other relevant departments to receive quality input in a timely manner to develop and submit high quality proposals that are aligned to donor regulations
  • Effectively manage, update and develop project briefs, capacity statements, case studies and grant data for the humanitarian portfolio
  • Liaise with implementing partners to put together information for bids
  • Work closely with M&E to undertake assessments when required and finalize needs assessment report
  • Assist in setting up proposal development workshops for grants worth over 1.5 million
  • Work closely with Country Office Grants unit in supporting signing of new funding agreements FAD stage 1 and 2.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • A Degree in Development Studies, Business Studies, or Social Science (Master’s Degree or equivalent in international affairs, development or related subject will be an added advantage).
  • Experience in the INGO sector with at least 2-3 years of work experience in business development in humanitarian response.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts especially within the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
  • Knowledge and skills: General knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and core standards e.g. CPIE Minimum standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE and other relevant international standard for humanitarian response
  • 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 excel and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel within the North East Nigeria for at least 50% of the time

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 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: Youth Engagement & Consultation (YEC) Officer – Lake Chad Programme

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role Purpose

  • Under the general guidance of the Lake Chad Youth Engagement & Consultation Advisor, the Youth Engagement and Consultation Officer will ensure that the study findings and strategy on YEC are rolled out in the Lake Chad Programme of the Plan Country Office and link in to the Plan International’s YEC programme activities in the rest of the Lake Chad region.

Dimension of Role
The role is expected to:

  • Support the roll-out of the study findings from the YEC consultancy and related strategy document through support to technical project designs and youth engagement & consultation processes in the Plan International Country Office.
  • Ensure that the YEC approach is contributing to the gender-transformative programme approach being used by the Plan International Country Office’s Lake Chad Programme with a particular focus on the participation and perspectives of female youth and adolescent girls.
  • Coordinate with the YEC work being done at country level in Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, as well as with the Lake Chad Programme’s YEC Advisor, including the participation in exchange and learning across the countries on the YEC approach.

Key Roles/Responsibilities
Roll out of the YEC Strategy:

  • Developing an implementation plan of the YEC strategy document for the Plan International Country Office.
  • Implementing programme activities within the scope of the YEC strategy (and within the context of SPO4 in the Regional Programme Strategy) directly with youth and other relevant stakeholders, as well as liaising with national and local actors as relevant for the preparation and implementation of such activities.
  • Assist the YEC Advisor in conducting internal orientations/training for the Plan programme country office staff on the YEC strategy and the roll out phase
  • Technical support to intervention designs relevant for YEC
  • Support the development, at field level, of an appropriate monitoring, and evaluation systems for YEC interventions, and ensure that it is functional.

Information and Co-ordination:

  • Provide intervention updates and reports on a frequent basis and whenever required and requested to the Lake Chad Programme’ YEC Advisor, as well as respective line manager, on the progress of the YEC strategy implementation as well as planned and ongoing YEC actions in the Country Office.
  • Participate in regular meetings of the YEC team (YEC Advisor, as well as YEC Officers in the other two Plan International Country Offices) to strengthen YEC strategy roll out at country levels.
  • Collect, analyse, and share YEC-related data at country level.
  • Ensure that lessons learnt at country level on YEC are systematically documented/captured and can be used for further implementation improvement as well as development of new interventions around YEC.

Capacity Building:

  • Assist the YEC advisor in providing orientation/trainings to country office programme staff on the YEC strategy and meaningful youth engagement, participation, and consultation.

Resource Mobilization for follow up and/or extension phase:

  • Support the YEC advisor, CO resource mobilization teams and Plan International NOs on securing funds for continuous YEC programme scale up through providing lessons learnt and project related contextual information as well as technical support for intervention design and youth engagement and consultation processes.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • University Degree or appropriate work experience in a field relevant to the position
  • At least 3 years of experience in planning, design and implementation of integrated humanitarian and/or development programmes
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and codes of conduct
  • Significant experience in youth participation and youth engagement as well as on participative approaches
  • Experience in working with children and girls’ rights
  • Advocacy, influencing and negotiating skills, experienced in gaining commitment from a wide range of people, bringing about change and providing support from a distance
  • Work style: well organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • External representation and communication skills Requires general administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in IT/computer skills (including sound MS excel and word proficiency)
  • Fluency in English
  • Flexibility to travel within the CO’s Lake Chad Programme area, within security limitations set by Plan International.

Deadline: 4th September, 2019.

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

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