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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: State Project Director

Locations: Katsina, Kaduna, Kogi & Niger

Role Purpose

  • The Accelerated Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) project aims to increase the utilization of quality, cost-effective nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and children under five years in Nigeria.
  • The World Bank-funded programme will be implemented across selected states through community-based nutrition services. In Kaduna State, there will also be an additional element of the provision of adolescent health services.
  • The project will be implemented by Plan International Nigeria in the state  in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, local CSO partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • The Project Director will be responsible for effective implementation of the programme and delivery of results within their state of responsibility.

Dimension of Role
The post holder will:

  • Lead on overall project management implementation in line with agreed donor guidelines and Plan International polices.
  • Provide overall leadership in the management of project budget, risk and outcomes.
  • Motivate project team and partners for successful implementation of the project.
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with relevant government and other stakeholders.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project in the state and contribute to development of strategic vision for the programme
  • Ensure the project is delivered in line with agreed timescales and budget, including putting in place mechanisms for effective project start-up
  • Supervise field operations, project administration, logistics and procurement
  • Ensure that all delivery partners are aware of, and compliant with, World Bank and Plan International standards procedures and regulations
  • Oversee the consolidation and submission of quality project reports on time (narrative and financial reports)
  • Engage effectively with key national, regional, and community stakeholders, including government, donors, civil society and service providers to ensure smooth delivery of the programme
  • Lead recruitment of new staff as and when required with Plan UK and Plan Nigeria HR teams
  • Represent the project externally at national level, as needed and agreed by matrix management supervisors
  • Ensure that Plan International`s global policies for Child Protection (CPP), Safeguarding, and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded across all project activities.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent, Sociology, MBA
  • At least 10 years of experience managing development projects, preferably in Africa, with a strong focus on field implementation
  • Experience managing projects with a focus on behaviour change
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English

Desirable:

  • Extensive experience in managing complex programmes in challenging environments, ideally in Nigeria (direct experience of managing programmes in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, or Kogi states would be an advantage)
  • Experience in managing commercial contracts and/ or implementing Payment by Results programming
  • Applied technical knowledge in thematic area of nutrition (either as a technical expert or project manager). Knowledge of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) and/ or Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) would be an advantage
  • Consortium management experience with working through partners
  • Previous experience in fund management
  • Applied knowledge of World Bank procedures would be an advantage
  • Demonstrable leadership and people management skills
  • Experience with procurement and logistics (ideally in Nigeria)
  • Demonstrable applied knowledge of Adaptive Management programming would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management accounting skills
  • Strong relationships with nutrition/public health sector specialists and relevant government offices in Nigeria
  • Nigerian national with the ability to articulate and demonstrate a strong understanding of the contextual challenges faced by communities in Nigeria (ideally in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, or Kogi states).

 

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

 

Job Title: Nutrition Specialist

Locations: Katsina, Kaduna, Kogi & Niger

Role Purpose

  • The Accelerated Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) project aims to increase the utilization of quality, cost-effective nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and children under five years in Nigeria.
  • The World Bank-funded programme will be implemented across selected states through community-based nutrition services. In Kaduna State, there will also be an additional element of the provision of adolescent health services.
  • The project will be implemented by Plan International Nigeria in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health,  State Primary Health Care Development Agency, local CSO partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • The Nutrition Specialist will be responsible for providing overall technical support to the design and implementation of basic package of nutrition services in one of the states where Plan International will be implementing the ANRiN programme (Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, and Niger).

Dimension of Role
The dimension of this role include:

  • Provide strategic and operational advice and support to the Project team and partners in the technical delivery of the nutrition component.
  • Member of the Project Management Team.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Support the process of programme design, including design of detailed programme activities and budget
  • Provide technical advice to the programme management and implementation team throughout the programme cycle
  • Oversee the implementation of programme activities from the technical point of view to ensure delivery of a high quality programme
  • Support partners by providing advice on technical aspects during the programme implementation
  • Support the programme management team during meetings with various stakeholders, including government officials, donor representatives, consortium members, partner organizations, media and others.
  • Regularly utilize project level data, to track progress against planned service delivery outputs and outcomes, and manage performance.
  • Support the process of programme evaluation by contributing to the design of M&E indicators of success/ tools and methodology
  • Contribute to programme procurement process by offering technical advice, if/ as needed
  • Contribute to donor reporting updates
  • Lead on knowledge management development and dissemination
  • Support programme communication team by providing on technical aspects of the project, as needed
  • Join cluster meetings in nutrition and relevant working groups as required
  • Support regular advocacies to local stakeholders to improve and sustain project buy-in and operations.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of good working relationship with the relevant State actors, local government authorities and other stakeholders.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Public Health / Nutrition) with minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Demonstrated experience of working on nutrition related issues with multi-sectoral teams in developing countries. Experience from African countries will be an asset
  • Familiarity with analytical tools and ability to translate theoretical concepts into practical approaches for operational work
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English. Knowledge of other Nigerian languages will be an asset

Desirable:

  • Applied technical knowledge in thematic area of Nutrition. Knowledge of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) and/ or Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) would be an advantage
  • Significant experience implementing or advising large-scale, consortium-led, multi-year nutrition programmes in challenging contexts, ideally in Nigeria
  • Strong relationships with nutrition sector specialists and relevant government offices in Nigeria would be an advantage
  • Experience in capacity building of CSOs partnering in large nutrition projects
  • Experience in contributing to robust M&E and Learning frameworks for nutrition programmes
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff
  • Ability to represent project to various audiences including senior government officials and donor representatives
  • Strong communication skills, including advanced report writing skills
  • Experience and knowledge of the cross-sectional thematic areas of gender and safeguarding
  • Nigerian national with the ability to articulate and demonstrate a strong understanding of the contextual challenges faced by communities in Nigeria (ideally in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, or Kogi states).

 

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

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Locations: Katsina, Kaduna, Kogi & Niger

Role Purpose

  • The Accelerated Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) project aims to increase the utilization of quality, cost-effective nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and children under five years in Nigeria.
  • The World Bank-funded programme will be implemented across selected states through community-based nutrition services. In Kaduna State, there will also be an additional element of the provision of adolescent health services.
  • The project will be implemented by Plan International Nigeria in the state  in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, local CSO partners and other relevant stakeholders.

Dimension of Role

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for developing effective Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation and ensuring effective implementation in one of the states where Plan International will be implementing the ANRiN programme (Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, or Kogi).

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Develop project process and results M&E matrix and tools
  • Support Project Director and the team to develop monitoring plans that capture quantitative and qualitative data to facilitate quality reporting on log-frame and result framework performance indicators
  • Develop an operational reporting template for the project that facilitates the collection and aggregation of information
  • Make regular monitoring visits to project sites to oversee data collection and ensure that the right data is being collected
  • Summarize, analyse and interpret data
  • Undertake quality monitoring and the development of project completion reports
  • Strengthen capacity of the team and implementing partners to develop effective Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation and ensure effective implementation
  • Facilitate documentation and reporting of monitoring data, lessons learned and success stories for internal and external sharing
  • Ensure programme learning is fed into results-based management processes, with a specific focus on documenting technical innovations and programme adaptation
  • Liaise with M&E staff at the national UK office, and have regular catch-ups on progress of project
  • Ensure that all project establish and maintain community feedback mechanisms
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project data
  • Coordinate evaluation/research/survey efforts, to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested by supervisor/ senior management to support strong project management and knowledge management of the project.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in Statistics or Economics or Demography or Anthropology or Development Planning or Social Work or Epidemiology or related subjects of similar scope
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience of monitoring and evaluation in public health/nutrition or any large social sector programs
  • In-depth knowledge of M&E techniques and methodologies including knowledge of conducting operations research, household surveys and qualitative assessments; data analysis, interpretation and reporting
  • Proficient with analytical tools and software such as Stata, SPSS, MS Excel, etc.
  • Knowledge of other Nigerian languages will be an asset.

Desirable:

  • Confirmed experience in designing M&E and Learning frameworks for large scale nutrition programmes
  • Significant experience working as M&E Manager on large scale, consortium-led, nutrition programmes in challenging contexts, ideally in Nigeria
  • Experience in capacity building of implementing partners
  • Experience and knowledge of the cross-sectional thematic areas of gender and safeguarding would be an asset
  • Strong communication skills, including advanced report writing skills
  • Nigerian national with the ability to articulate and demonstrate a strong understanding of the contextual challenges faced by communities in Nigeria (ideally in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger or Kogi).

 

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

Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Manager

Locations: Katsina, Kaduna, Kogi & Niger

Role Purpose

  • The Accelerated Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) project aims to increase the utilization of quality, cost-effective nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and children under five years in Nigeria.
  • The World Bank-funded programme will be implemented across selected states through community-based nutrition services. In Kaduna State, there will also be an additional element of the provision of adolescent health services.
  • The project will be implemented by Plan International Nigeria in the state  in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, local CSO partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • The Procurement and Logistics Manager will be responsible for the overall design and management of an effective procurement process for the basic nutrition package project in one of the states where Plan International will be implementing the ANRiN programme (Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, or Kogi).

Dimension Of Role

  • Provides design input and update to the project team on all procurement through the procurement tracker
  • Work with the project team to ensure accurate quantification from fit for purpose procurement plan annually
  • Provides guidance and support to the project team in the procurement team.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Management of the effective procurement process, such as PR, PO, Tender/Bid, Contract process
  • Responsible for supply chain management of nutrition-related products and birth spacing commodities, supplies and pharmaceuticals
  • Management of medical drug logistics in line with the needs of the programme
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to support efficient management of supplies
  • Work closely with the state programme team to understand their procurement and logistic needs
  • Work with the project lead to ensure forecasted needs are timely and accurate and ensure reconciliation and goods are also moved to beneficiaries
  • Monitor, with supervisory visits and documented spot checks, inventory storage and movement records in the warehouse which hold stock for which the project is accountable
  • Develop and review the procurement plans for the project, including commodity quantification and distribution plans using correct assumptions and best practices.
  • Plan, source (directly or via donor/Plan procurement process) and manage the delivery of all commodities (drugs, medical supplies and equipment
  • Support project distribution planning and execution to ensure all stock are received on time at distribution points, and all stock is recorded during the distribution, and reconciled
  • Regularly collect, collate and analyse value for money parameters and recommend areas of efficiency gains for Plan International and Donor procurement
  • Taking lead on all procurement activities, giving suggestions and innovative practices to the organisation
  • Work with the management and project teams to resolve relevant outstanding audit findings to improve overall compliance with organisational and donor policies.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences with training in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • At least 7 years of experience in procurement planning and management in private sector/ international organizations
  • Demonstrated experience of efficiently and efficaciously completing procurement of health-sector goods and commodities
  • Knowledge and ability to work on ICT tools for inventory management, logistics and supply chain management
  • Knowledge of completing procurement in Nigeria or countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English
  • Strong credibility and integrity in this domain

Desirable:

  • Confirmed experience working on large-scale, consortium led, nutrition/ health programmes in challenging contexts, ideally in Nigeria
  • Experience in capacity building of implementing partners
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff
  • Ability to represent the project to various audiences including senior government officials and donor representatives
  • Strong communication skills, including advanced report writing skills
  • Nigerian national with the ability to articulate and demonstrate a strong understanding of the contextual challenges faced by communities in Nigeria (ideally in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, or Kogi).

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

Deadline: 17th February, 2020

Note: Positions are contingent upon award. Also, candidates should specify the location they are applying for.

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