Plan international Recruitment 2018, Requirements and Application Details

Plan international Recruitment 2018, Requirements and Application Details

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Plan international Recruitment 2018

Plan International is an independent child-centered international development and humanitarian organization striving for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 80 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

We are currently implementing the Kaduna State Peace Building Academy Project. Our objective is to create and implement an integrated program of policy and accountability development, peace building promotion, stakeholder influencing and thought leadership to ensure maximum impact in promoting children’s rights and equality for girls.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

Job Title: Policy, Research and Influencing Manager
Location
: Abuja
Reports to: Head of Programs & Business Development
Contract Duration: 2 Years
Grade: E
Department: Programs
Reports to: Head of Programs & Business Development

Purpose

  • To create and implement an integrated program of policy and accountability development, peace building promotion, stakeholder influencing and thought leadership to ensure that Plan International Nigeria has maximum impact in promoting children’s rights and equality for girls.
  • To contribute to positive policy and legislative changes, as well as increases in national and local budgets, at national, state and local government levels for the attainment of Country and Global Strategies of Plan International.
  • To establish, foster and maintain relationships with critical stakeholders including policy makers, community and religious leaders, partners, donors, networks, and other critical establishments with the aim of bringing lasting change in discriminatory social norms, attitudes, behaviours, policies, laws; and in the inadequate allocation, ineffective and inefficient use of public funds that limit children and girls from attaining their rights and full potentials.
  • To work closely with other units to ensure influencing is evidence based and the programs and influencing approach is applied.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient implementation of Kaduna State Peace Building Academy Project.

Dimensions of the Role

  • The position holder will lead in the development, implementation and periodic review of policy and accountability, defining effective tactics and partnership strategies, and influencing projects’ design and activities, engagement with broad range of stakeholders, support to projects’ financial and administrative management processes, protocols and systems, including identified risk elements.

Key Result and Typical Responsibilities
Leadership and Program Quality:

  • Develop and lead a coherent and coordinated policy and accountability, and influencing program that promotes children’s rights and equality for girls.
  • Develop and pursue Influencing strategies with key stakeholders and decision makers in order to create an environment conducive to change, to achieve specific changes in policy which Plan International Nigeria wish to achieve, and to prevent detrimental changes from occurring, working closely with the Heart of Programs and Business Development and other relevant units.
  • Ensure the Plan Nigeria influencing Strategy and initiative are aligned with both the Country and Global strategies.
  • Develop key positions on our priority influencing areas to drive and support campaigns, media, and other relevant activities at community, local government, state and national levels aimed at creating peaceful environment that assure the rights of children and equality for girls.
  • Produce a wide range or high quality written outputs for various audiences including high-quality, Well targeted research reports, policy briefings, key messages, blogs and other outputs.
  • Foster strong relationships and work closely with Internet and external stakeholders in policy and influencing work to keep abreast of key policy changes and relevant external issues, and to maximize their role as advocates for the change Plan International Nigeria aims to achieve.
  • Proactively involve children, youths, especially girls and women in peace building effort, and in the development of policy thinking and positioning, building on and contributing to Plan International Nigeria existing evidence and insight,
  • Participate actively in building the capacity of beneficiaries on peace building using peace building history, skills, and concepts.
  • Identity and build strategic partnerships and engagement wth organizations, networks, political contacts and other key stakeholders to further Plan in the delivery of its influencing agenda.
  • Provide regular updates to supervisor and other project teem members to informs project programming decision making and advocacy efforts.
  • Ensure strong linkages with the Programs and Monitoring, Evaluations and Research (MER) unit so that advocacy and policy approaches are based in evidence.
  • Work to strengthen linkages between partners and community support structures and with them Implement community outreach services.
  • Represent Plan at meetings and events where necessary,
  • Ensure project reports to donors and Plan International and on progress in Influencing and Its contribution to change making are evidence based and timely
  • Work with Regional Office and International Headquarters to strengthen and support influencing.
  • Collaborate with the Regional Office and neighboring country offices on key region-wide Initiatives.
  • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by Head of Programs & business Development.

Administration and Finance:

  • Ensure that administrative support functions are established and maintained in accordance with Plan International administrative policies and procedures.
  • Ensure with the Head of Finance the establishment, as necessary, and maintenance of Plan International financial management and accounting systems for all activities and assets.
  • With support from Finance and Administration Team, ensure that all finance policy and procedure are adhered to.
  • Oversee budget preparation, Setting the parameters and ensuring spend and forecast are in line with plans
  • Coordinate mobilization of financial resources related to emergency activities.
  • Ensure that reliable communicational/Information management facilities are established and maintained.
  • Initiate and provide support to development and procurement of consultancy services, and supervise consultants working on policy,and influencing projects.
  • Ensure project staff are familiar with usage, procedures and relevant protocols.
  • Ensure with the Procurement & Logistics Manager/Officer the establishment and maintenance of a functional procurement and supply chain management system.
  • Ensure with the Procurement Logistics Manager/Officer the timely and appropriate establishment of all logistics Infrastructure.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the Country HR Manager in recruitment’s processes as required, strengthening administrative records, documentation and controls and builds capacity of partner and program staff.

Learning end Knowledge Management:

  • Shares relevant administrative and programmatic information with the Program team and support the proper documentation of all transactions on the projects.

Resource Mobilization:

  • Support resource mobilization effort through contribution to budget preparation for proposal writing and related engagement

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Provide timely responses concerning administrative queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Report in the Head of Programs & Business Development;
  • Work amicably with other members of the Plan International Nigeria team im project location and Abuja to ensure effective and efficient program and influencing delivery.
  • Work with the CO Communications Advisor in the development of constructive working relationships with media representatives to build international and public profile and ensure positive coverage and the timely provision of situation reports and fundraising material to Plans International Headquarters and National Organizations.
  • Ensure at information, publicity and fundraising material recognizes and respects the dignity of the affected persons.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Graduate education, preferably post-graduate education (Master’s or higher) in Development, Politics, Human Rights, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, and over 5 years of experience in policy and influencing, peacebuilding, youth leadership, or civil society strengthening, or a related field and demonstrated experience in management of community-based projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in using with success key influencing strategies such as advocacy, lobbying, movement building, or policy development.
  • Extensive experience managing peacebuilding, youth leadership, or civil society strengthening projects in developing country contexts and preferably in Nigeria or ECOWAS states.
  • Significant experience in carrying outpower, legislation and policy and political analysis to inform strategies and projects.
  • Experience in developing and delivering advocacy strategies in development and/or humanitarian contexts.
  • Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice.
  • A history of productive involvement with local partners, including from government, traditional leadership, and civil society
  • Demonstrated expertise in and commitment to developing the leadership of young people
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing, implementing, and monitoring inclusive,gender-equitable development programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Experience of managing people and ability to build, develop and motivate a high performing team, prioritizing effective cross organizational working as a key element of high performance.
  • Experience of managing budgets and planning and reporting protocols.
  • Knowledge of Hausa language preferred but not required.

Behaviours:

  • Uses evidence based results to make choices and drive change.
  • Taking initiative to be innovative and creative to achieve results.
  • Strives for quality in all they do, respecting deadlines, working continuously to improve performance.
  • Takes responsibility for their actions, and learn from behaviour, success and failures.
  • Uses resources as intended, and can account for how has used resources.
  • Supports gender equality and diversity, and challenges forms of inequality or harassment.
  • Encourages children young people, partners and colleagues to be meaningfully involved in decisions that affect them.
  • Listens to and understand views of colleagues and partners. Draws on their experience to ensure high quality work.
  • Upholds and demonstrates Plan’s values and behaviors.
  • Team-orientated, versatile, personable and flexible.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Ability to work comfortably and sensitively across cultures.
  • Provides good and adequate administrative support to enable the project meet its agreed program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Analytical, strategic thinking and negotiating skill,
  • Ability to build effective relations for influencing.
  • Basic financial and administrative skills
  • Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate to the audience
  • Possession of good report writing skills
  • Passion for leaning and development
  • Good computer literacy skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask work when dealing with competing deadline, sometime with limited resources
  • Team player.

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Travel to Program activities to provide support where necessary.

Child Protection and Gender Inclusion:

  • Ensures that the Child Protection Policy (CPP) is fully embedded in accordance with the CPP Implementation standards 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 the CPP and Code of Conduct (CoC), its relevance to their area of work and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensure that global policies for Child Protection and Gender Equality & Inclusion are fully embedded.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Low contact – the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very infrequent contact with children. Despite this, it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

 

Job Title: Gender Based Violence/ Gender Technical Advisor
Location:
 Borno
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Grade: D1
Department & Location: Humanitarian Program Nigeria.
Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Purpose

  • The GBV/Gender Technical Advisor will support the emergency response team in developing and scaling up Plan International GBV response and will serve as the key technical person in ensuring that all Plan International Nigeria response program are gender transformative.
  • The post holder will support capacity building of response staff and local partner organizations.

Dimensions of Role

  • Plan International believes that gender inequality and Gender-based Violence (GBV) affect our programs thus our ability to effectively protect and promote the children’s rights including those of women and adolescents, therefore seek to be gender transformative in our program design and implementation in our humanitarian response.
  • Gender Equality is a priority cross-cutting theme within Plan International and the GBV/Gender Technical Advisor will support this effort in driving this work forward.
  • The GBV/Gender Technical Advisor will provide dedicated technical support to integrate gender and GBV in Plan International North East Nigeria response.
  • The post holder will support with project development, implementation, monitoring and reporting including staff capacity development.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Technical Gender:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of assessments including compilation, analysis and interpretation of gender and GBV issues including statistical data analysis and reports on gender and GBV.
  • Coordinate with project managers and technical specialists to ensure comprehensive gender analysis and projects are gender transformative.
  • Conduct periodic gender audits across Plan International projects to ensure projects meet the required gender transformative marker.
  • Build the capacity of project staff and partner organizations through gender transformative training and follow up support
  • Technical GBV
  • Provide technical guidance, oversight and support to improve the provision of quality case management and psychosocial support (PSS) services to meet the needs of women, girls, boys and men survivors.
  • With support from the CPiE Specialist, develop SOP and guidelines for GBV case management and ensure all GBV project Officers and Case Workers trained and are implementing such standards
  • In coordination with CPiE Specialist support the training of health care workers and roll out of integration of Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors' (CCSAS) services into selected health facilities in program locations.
  • Support in the development of tools for GBV Case Management and ensure that project officers and Case Workers are trained in the use of the tools.
  • Play a leading role in conducting GBV Safety Audits and community safety action plans
  • Coordinate and lead advocacy efforts with other actors and sectors, particularly WASH, Food Security, Nutrition, Livelihoods, Health; to ensure specific measures are put in place to mitigate risks of GBV among
  • women and girls by these sectors in line with the provision in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guidelines.
  • Identify and raise technical challenges faced in the delivery of case management services and propose tools and mechanisms to overcome them in a timely manner.
  • Build the capacity of Project Officers and local partner NGO staff to meet minimum standards for GBV program in Emergency, including training and mentoring GBV and CP Officers Information and Coordination
  • Represent Plan International in field level coordination including inter-agency sector working groups (GBV, MHPSS, SRH, CP)
  • Build relationships with partners, government, other NGOs and UN agencies to establish/strengthen appropriate GBV referral systems to ensure survivors access services in a timely and confidential manner and enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination
  • Human Resource Development
  • Working with CPiE Specialist supports the orientation, on-going development/training and capacity building of project and local partner staff in Gender and Gender Based Violence in emergencies to ensure a high level of expertise in line with donor and organizational requirements
  • Resource Mobilization/ M&E
  • Contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals for GBV and Child Protection projects, in close coordination with Project Managers and support from CPiE Specialist.
  • Support Project Managers to prepare for projects start up workshop, mid-term reviews and projects close out meetings
  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues and provide solutions.
  • Support the Project Manager to ensure all areas of program implementation are in line with technical proposals, project timelines, and budgets.

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 Humanitarian Programme 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
  • Plan Nigeria Humanitarian Response Unit
  • Various departments within Plan Nigeria (HR, Finance, Admin, Programs etc)
  • Project Managers and coordinators of projects considered to be part of the Lake Chad Programs

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advance Degree in Public Health, Social Science, Law or related field (Bachelors with 5 years of experience will substitute for advance degree).

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Substantial (over 3 years) experience of addressing gender inequality and gender-based violence in multiple contexts;
  • Experience (2 years) of humanitarian contexts including in a range of different emergencies, particularly slow- onset, rapid onset and protracted conflict emergency responses, including remote management/restricted access;
  • Proven record of program design in a development or humanitarian context;
  • Experience conducting assessments – including gender analysis – and revising monitoring and evaluation tools to capture gender and protection considerations for different sectors;
  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present arguments clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences;
  • Creative, strategic and analytical thinker and experience providing strategic advice and direction in humanitarian contexts;
  • Commitment to and understanding of gender equality, child rights, and humanitarian standards such as the
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver training and integrate Core Humanitarian Standards within programs.

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:

  • Travel to project locations is required as necessary to ensure that programs are effectively monitored. The GBV/Gender Advisor will be based in Mubi Adamawa State, Nigeria, with travel to Maiduguri and other field locations

Level of Contact with Children:

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

 

Job Title: Complaints & Response Mechanism (CRM) Assistant
Location:
 Abuja
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Grade: B
Department: Humanitarian Unit
Reports to: M&E Coordinator

Purpose

  • To be responsible for management of Toll free helplines, CRM database by ensuring proper documentation and aggregation of CRM data including complaints received, investigated and responded to as well as providing detailed summaries of complaints issues to feedback to the program team during monthly and quarterly meetings/reports.

Dimensions of Role
The post holder will work as part of emergency response unit in Maiduguri Borno while also supporting Adamawa state. He/she will support with management of toll free:

  • Helpline program activities, documentation, feedback and reporting. The role requires a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Key End Results and typical Responsibilities Programme development & Quality Management
  • Support the set up and implementation of a Beneficiary Complaint and Response Mechanism for humanitarian projects
  • Receive calls on the toll free line
  • Provide adequate response and referral for the callers
  • Ensure a proper filing system for all the complaints and feedback received through the helplines
  • Provide detailed summaries of complaints issues to line manager for operational meetings and forums
  • With the support of the line manager identify complaint and other feedback trends which indicate where the Programs can improve.
  • Support the community mobilization and M&E officers the management and analysis of other sources of complaints such as suggestion boxes, community meetings etc
  • Provide reports as requested concerning complaints received from the helpline
  • Receive, investigate and respond to beneficiary complaints under the direction and supervision of Program/field Managers
  • Follow up on complaints and feedback internal referrals with appropriate offices and sectors and respond to raised pending issues
  • Negotiate suitable resolutions to complaints with the beneficiaries under the direction of the
  • Program/Field Manager
  • Bringing hearts and minds together for children

Human Resource Development:

  • Support in strengthening program & administrative records, documentation and control for the humanitarian unit.
  • Learning and knowledge management
  • Shares relevant information with the Humanitarian Unit and support the proper documentation of all transactions on the projects.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilization efforts through contribution to budget preparation for proposal writing and related engagement for the humanitarian unit.

Dealing with Problems:

  • 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 and other relevant parties 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 programmatic and administrative/logistics reports for domestic consumption.
  • Work with team to gather timely responses concerning programmatic queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Report to the Project Manager or delegate;
  • Work amicably with other members of the Plan International Nigeria team including finance, administration, procurement committee and the humanitarian team in Abuja,
  • Adamawa and Borno states to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A B.Sc or HND in related area Economics, Commerce, Public or Business Administration courses.
  • At least 1year practical work experience in similar role.
  • Skills & Knowledge
  • Ability to communicate in English, Hausa and Kanuri
  • Basic programmatic and administrative skills
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Possession of good report writing skills
  • Passion for learning and development.
  • Good computer literacy skills.
  • Team player

Behaviours:

  • Provides good and adequate administrative support to enable the humanitarian projects meet agreed program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Based in Maiduguri which is a high security volatile area.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Medium contactthe job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have some contact with children. Despite this, it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role, to: [email protected] Indicate the job title and location as subject if the mail, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  8th March, 2018.

Note

  • 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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