Plan International Job Recruitment

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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: Project Coordinator - SGBV / SRH

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role Purpose

  • The position holder is overall responsible to manage implementation protection (SGBV) and sexual reproductive health interventions under Global Affairs Canada funded project.
  • The post holder is expected to have strong SGBV, SRH and education programming knowledge and skills.
  • The position holder is also expected to deliver high quality technical and managerial support in the project implementation and staff to build strong implementation.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Role holder will directly implement the SGBV protection and sexual reproductive health activities ensuring smooth running of the project across: Bama, Dikwa, Monguno and Jere LGAs through overseeing direct project staff activities and offering technical and operational support to downstream implementing partners, contribute towards the partner capacity building as well as project staff including case workers and community volunteers.
  • This role will interface with other programme team members and contribute to building integration of protection to other Plan international response sectors including EiE, livelihoods and nutrition.
  • Role also works closely Plan Safeguarding and Gender units to enhance gender mainstreaming and compliance to child safeguarding   and also supports the functions of M&E unit to ensure the establishment of a systematic M&E system for the project.

Accountabilities
Program Management:
In collaboration with the field teams and GBV/SRH officer, and guided by relevant sector technical specialists the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide guidance and support to implementing project team in all phases of the project cycle.
  • Develop a detailed activity implementation plan with the project team
  • Prepare a detailed procurement plan and ensure adherence to the timeline established
  • Lead and organize regular monitoring visit and if required, project action plans, revisions and modifications
  • Monitor budget and ensure adequate burn rate with support from DRM and the specialist
  • Working with and in coordination with M&E manager, ensure adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries.
  • Design and participate in awareness raising activities aimed at promoting changes in attitudes and behaviours regarding SGBV/SRH
  • Ensure appropriate and sustained messaging of SRHR information to target beneficiaries
  • Ensure all prevention and response protocols to COVID-19 are in place before project activities implementation
  • Directly supervises project officers and support overall team to ensure quality deliverables  
  • Provide oversight and guidance including for partner staff to align and coordinate activities and successfully perform in their positions
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of regular program and staff reporting and annual performance reviews as appropriate
  • Ensure that all Plan policies are upheld, as well as the IASC guidelines on Gender Based Violence and adolescents SRH programming.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop Plan programs

Finance, Admin and Logistics:

  • Monitor and manage programme expenditure and budgets, ensuring resources are optimally utilized and spending is in line with Plan International financial procedures and Donor requirements.
  • Follow up and ensure that invoices and supporting files are accurate, consistent and submitted timely donor
  • Lead in monthly financial review or expenditure against programme plan and implement revisions as required.
  • Liaise with the DRM, Logistics and admin Coordinator, Financial coordinator, and other Programme Managers, through coordinated planning to ensure efficient and timely procurement and use of supplies necessary for the smooth running of the programme.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • In coordination with the Data management and report officer, monitor and measure the progress of project activities and taking necessary action accordingly.
  • Conduct timely routine activity quality monitoring activities, including field-site and post-distribution monitoring – ensure data is shared in a timely fashion with the MEAL Team and department manager.
  • Provide support to strengthen the information management, including standardized databases for implementation tracking and monitoring purposes.
  • Ensure programme delivery is in line with Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Support to MEAL team in conducting need assessment, data and information collection for SGBV / SRH programs.

Representation:

  • Ensure effective networking and coordination with UN sub- sector meetings and other stakeholders, such as Government authorities and relevant NGOs.

Donor Compliance:

  • Support the CPIE Specialist and health specialist during donor proposals, budgets and reports to ensure they are of high quality, up-to-date and delivered in a timely manner in accordance with Plan International policies/procedures, donor requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring that donor strategy, donor guidelines, formats and processes are understood and being adhered in the project

Human Resources:

  • Support timely recruitment to fill vacant positions, and new staff recruited are inducted and trained as per the needs of the programme and the organisation.
  •  Nurture team spirit in the various teams within the structure like Community Facilitators, Assistant Project Officers, Project Officers and Volunteers.
  • Regular review of project staff performance and timely feedback to address staff performance.
  • Ensure that all staff team are aware of and comply with Plan International’s Nigeria policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the recruitment and the identification of community volunteers
  • Design capacity building plans and ensure ongoing capacity building opportunities for project officers, case Workers and community volunteers both technical and management skills.
  • Ensure that all staff are provided with the necessary support and advice to carry out their duties.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Security:

  • Participate in the revision of SOPs when necessary and other security related duties
  • Provide safety and security management for all staff on the field in respect to implementation activities according Plan International Security Standard Operating Procedures.

Key Relationships

  • Work with Plan Nigeria Humanitarian Response unit.
  • Various departments within Plan Nigeria (HR, Admin & Log, M&E, Finance, Programmes) etc.
  • Project coordinators of projects considered to be part of Lake Chad programmes.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Development Studies, Social Studies or Public Health related field, Project Management or related field and experience in INGO with at least 4 years work experience in humanitarian response and managing protection and health projects.
  • At least 3-year experience in gender-based violence and SRH programming including experience in SRH information dissemination to conflict - affected rural communities as an added advantage
  • Minimum of 2 years of direct psychosocial/counselling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence in emergency preferred.
  • Strong ability to lead women centres and child friendly spaces preferred
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times. Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Knowledge and ability to speak Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage
  • Experience in GBV case management and use of GBVIMS / other GBV databases is a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of Sphere and established international GBV standards, methodology and tools
  • Knowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniques
  • Excellent Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Commitment to and understanding of PLAN’S aims, values and principles.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver PLAN’s strategic objectives.
  • Applicants from Borno State are encouraged to apply.

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong data analysis skills and experience.
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • Excellent community mobilization skills.

Physical Environment:

  • Based in Maiduguri with frequent visits to all project locations to supervise and monitor project activities.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very frequent contact with children. It is expected that children who come in contact with Plan international shall be protected at all times.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Project Case Worker

Locations: Monguno, Bama, Dikwa and Jere - Borno
Job Type: Full Time

Role Purpose

  • The Case Worker is responsible to provide direct and day-to-day survivor cantered case management services to Gender Based Violence survivors including psychosocial support to individual at risk of Gender Based Violence.
  • He/she will facilitate information sessions as well as referrals to other service providers.  
  • The Case Worker will be responsible for the management of the safe spaces for women and girls and will receive supervision support from the GBV project Officer.

Dimesion of the Role
In collaboration with the other members of the GAC-IHA funded SGBV/SRH project, the above category of staff will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide direct, one-on-one and ongoing case management services, including safety planning
  • Provide referrals for survivors to other services including child protection and specialized mental health services, sexual reproductive health services and accompany of survivors where appropriate and conduct follow-up to ensure appropriate services have been provided to the survivor.

Accountabilities
Program Activities:

  • Liaise with community volunteers for purposes of survivor follow-up as part of case management to individual survivors.
  • Ensures that Survivor Centred Approach Guiding principles maintained and enforced in while working with survivors including in safe spaces for women and girls.
  • Facilitate the setting up of information desk at the women and girls centre where adolescent and women of reproductive age can access Sexual Reproductive Health information.
  • Contribute within the women and girls centre to the identification of at risk girls, boys, women and men and ensure proper documentation
  • providers (Health, legal counselling, shelter, livelihoods or mental health etc.)
  • Provide direct support and care for vulnerable women and girls (including survivors of gender-based violence) including basic information counselling.
  • Support GBV at risk individuals or survivors by referring them when necessary and in respect of their consent to other service

Case Management:

  • Assessment of survivor needs, developing an action plan, implementing the pan, follow up and case closure processes in line with the GBV case management standard operating procedure and IASC guidelines on case management (SOP).
  • Provide direct age appropriate support and care to vulnerable adolescent and young women (including survivors of GBV) that includes counselling and case management for under 18 years’ survivors in line with case management: Best Interest Determination (BID), age appropriate engagement and decision making by survivor
  • Support in the mobilization of women group for the project
  • Assist in the activities of the safe spaces and adolescent friendly centres established in health facilities
  • Ensure Do No Harm analysis are carried out and the principle of Do No Harm is observed and upheld in all the engagements of the Case Worker.
  • Organize regular case conference meetings to address challenging cases and ensure survivors receive quality services and with dignity.
  • Ensure survivors and other women and girls at risk of GBV received livelihood support
  • Ensure at all times the safety, dignity and confidentiality of the survivor and his or her information
  • Submit weekly and monthly activities reports to the supervisor every Friday and at the end of each month.
  • Ensure the principle of safety and confidentiality of beneficiaries’ data.
  • Work with the Project Officers to facilitate Training's and sensitization to community groups, local partners and Community Based Organizations on GBV/ child protection and COVID 19 issues.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Participate in Bi-Weekly supervision meeting with GBV Project Officer to ensure adherence to standards of care and appropriate case management.
  • Where necessary and in consultation with the GBV Project Officer participate in LGA level coordination meeting.
  • Maintain positive coordination and relationship with other partners in the field at all times.

Technical Experence, Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications and Experience:

  • B.Sc or HND preferably in Social Science, Psychology, Gender Law or a related course
  • Languages: Hausa, Kanuri and English, other local languages an advantage
  • Demonstrated commitment to helping others
  • Demonstrated discretion and good judgment
  • Experience working with GBV Survivors is strongly desirable
  • Previous trainings/experience in sexual and reproductive health information, services and referrals is highly desired
  • Experience facilitating group activities preferred
  • Experience working with adolescents and young women is added advantage
  • Previous training/experience in GBV programming desirable
  • The position is based in the LGA therefore living and working in the LGA is a must
  • Minimum of One (1) year field experience post NYSC or Exemption experience is required
  • Qualified candidates living within Monguno, Bama, Jere and Dikwa are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Physical Environment:

  • Based in in the filed within the all project locations (Monguno, Bama, Jere and Dikwa) conducting day-to-day activities.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very frequent contact with children.
  • It is expected that children who come in contact with Plan international shall be protected at all times.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 



Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate and implementation protection (SGBV) and sexual reproductive health interventions (SRH) under Global Affairs Canada funded project.
  • The position holder manages day-to day delivery of high quality SGBV and SRH project interventions implementation and oversees activities of project case workers to build strong implementation.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Role reports to project coordinator SGBV/SRH. The post holder will interface and support programme team members (Case workers and volunteers) in line with programme implementation guidelines and works closely with downstream implementing partner.
  • The post holder with support from the M&E Officer will ensure running of GBViMS and CPiMS as well as other Plan International Nigeria monitoring and evaluation systems for enhancing information in this project across the implementing locations Bama, Dikwa, Monguno and Jere LGAs.
  • The role requires strong organisational skills as well as facilitation skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to project team, beneficiaries and all stakeholders.

Accountabilities
Program Management:

  • Directly supervises and provide oversight and guidance to project case workers and volunteers to ensure quality deliverables at field level
  • Support field monitoring of implementing partner to align and coordinate interventions of the project including timely reporting
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of regular reporting
  • Participate in developing and regular monitoring of activity implementation plan with the field team.
  • Regular project monitoring visits across all locations and propose action and project modifications if need arises.
  • Development of all weekly reports on project implementation across locations of responsibility in line with Plan’s requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations during implementation.
  • Working with M&E Officer and CPIMS Assistant in ensuring adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting team spirit
  • Prepare a detailed procurement plan and ensure adherence to the timeline established
  • Monitor budget and ensure adequate burn rate with support from project Coordinator
  • Working with and in coordination with M&E officer, ensure adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries.
  • Participate in designing awareness raising activities aimed at promoting changes in attitudes and behaviours regarding GBV and SRH
  • Participate in design and training of health workers to ensure provision of quality adolescents friendly SRH services
  • Ensure appropriate and sustained messaging of GBV and SRHR information to target beneficiaries
  • Ensure all prevention and response protocols to COVID-19 are in place before project activities implementation
  • Support capacity of GBV/SRH case workers, review of documentations, training, coaching, supportive supervision and capacity building.
  • Design capacity building plans and ensure ongoing capacity building opportunities for project officers, case Workers and community volunteers both technical and management skills.
  • Ensure that all Plan policies are upheld, as well as the IASC guidelines on Gender Based Violence and adolescents SRH programming.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enhance Plan International SGVB and SRH programs.

Finance, Admin and Logistics:

  • Support project Coordinator to follow-up with Logistics and admin Coordinator, Financial coordinator, and other Programme Managers to ensure coordinated planning and efficient and timely procurement and use of supplies necessary for the smooth running of the programme.
  • Monitor and manage programme expenditure and budgets, ensuring resources are optimally utilized and spending is in line with Plan International financial procedures and Donor requirements.
  • Follow up and ensure that invoices and supporting files are accurate, consistent and submitted timely donor
  • Monitor monthly financial expenditure against DIP and implement revisions as required.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Support M&E team in Data management and reporting related to project targets and impact
  • Conduct timely routine activity quality monitoring activities, including field-site and post-distribution monitoring - ensure data is shared in a timely fashion with the MEAL Team and department manager.
  • Provide support to strengthen the information management, including GBViMS and CPiMS as well as M&E standardised systems for implementation tracking and monitoring purposes.
  • Ensure programme delivery is in line with Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)

Representation:

  • Ensure consistent and effective networking and coordination at field level (UN sub- sector WGs, Government authorities and relevant NGOs).

Donor Compliance:

  • Participate in developing donor proposals budgets and reporting to ensure they are delivered in a timely manner in accordance donor requirements

Human Resources:

  • Nurture team spirit in the various teams with case workers, volunteers and partner staff
  • Regular review of project staff performance and timely feedback to address staff performance.
  • Ensure that all staff team are aware of and comply with Plan International’s Nigeria policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all staff are provided with the necessary support and advice to carry out their duties.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Security:

  • Participate in the revision of SOPs when necessary and other security related duties
  • Provide safety and security management where relevant to all project staff the field in respect to implementation activities according Plan International Security Standard Operating Procedures.

Key Relationships:

  • Work with various field staff in different sectors in response locations and departments within Plan Nigeria (HR, Admin & Log, M&E, Finance, Programmes) etc.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with experience in INGO with at least 2 years of work experience in humanitarian response in the North East is preferred.
  • At least 2- year experience in child protection, gender-based violence and or SRH programming
  • Minimum of 2 years of direct CPiE/GBViE Case management, psychosocial support / counselling experience with a reputable agency;
  • experience working with survivors of violence in emergency preferred.
  • Strong ability to lead women centres and child friendly spaces preferred
  • Experience in community participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Knowledge and ability to speak Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage
  • Experience in use of GBVIMS / CPiE and other GBV databases is a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of Sphere and established international GBV standards, methodology and tools
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent report-writing skills is an additive
  • Applicants from Borno State are encouraged to apply.

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong data analysis skills and experience.
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • Excellent community mobilization skills.

Physical Environment:

  • Based Maiduguri with frequent visit to project site to supervise and monitor project activities.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very frequent contact with children. It is expected that children who come into contact with Plan International shall be protected at all times.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 13th April, 2021.

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