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Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For 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. Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response in the Northeast. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector. Our Humanitarian Response Program is looking for professionals who are experienced, dedicated, passionate and eager to make a difference in the lives of people.

 

Job Title: Child Protection and Gender Based Officer

Requirements:

 

  • Job Type: Full time
  • Qualification: BA/Bsc/HND  
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Borno

 

Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Child Protection Specialist

Duration: 12 Months

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Maiduguri Office

About the Role:
To coordinate and manage the CP and SGBV activities in line with International minimum standards in Borno state. The post holder will manage the CP and SGBV activities interfacing with other programme team members. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual
  • case management support by ensuring standard tools and procedures are in place and adhered to by case management team members.
  • To manage, provide training and technical support to, and build the capacity of the full case management team.
  • To coordinate with other child protection agencies on case management.
  • Provide technical and management leadership to the Case Management program in
  • accordance with best practice and Plan policies, including its child-centered community-
  • based approach.
  • Ensure that solid case management, referral and information management systems are in place for appropriate identification, responses and follow-up for children harmed or at risk of being harmed
  • Ensure regular communication with CPiE Specialist to integrate appropriate child protection in emergencies priorities in program design
  • Ensure regular Plan case review meetings and conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learned and improve case management system accordingly; [participate in Best Interest Determination as appropriate].
  • Ensure the [Child Protection Database] is set up, regularly updated, analysed for trends in the caseload, and efficiently and confidentially managed in collaboration with the Data
  • Manager [and relevant partner organizations (e.g. UNHCR, Save the Children and UNICEF)].
  • Provide support to Family Tracing and Reunification activities in collaboration with implementing agencies
  • Collaborate with other project staff to ensure referrals to other services such as
  • psychosocial support and education/livelihoods interventions
  • Directly supervises partner NGO Case Workers
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Initiate regular, participatory assessments/feedback surveys with client communities.
  • Provide inputs into and consolidate weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on the
  • Case Management activities; Submit reports for all field activities, trainings and meetings.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Human
  • Rights or related degree desired
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing child protection programs, preferable social
  • work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
  • At least 2 years direct experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems
  • Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
  • Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation preferred
  • Experience in grant management and proposal writing preferred

Physical Environment and Demands:
Based in Maiduguri, Borno State with field visits to implement and supervise programme activities.

Level of Contact with Children:

High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent

contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

 

 

Job Title: Livelihood Officer

Requirements:

 

  • Job Type: Full Time  
  • Qualification: BA,BSC,HND  
  • Experience: 2 - 3 years
  • Location: Borno

 

Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Child Livelihoods Specialist

Duration: 12 Months

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Maiduguri Office

About the Role:
Coordinates the Cash Transfer Program (CTP) of the Humanitarian projects in Maiduguri in line with International minimum standards in Northeast Borno states, Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementing cash transfer programming for the humanitarian response in Maiduguri ensure beneficiaries are selected based on project criteria
  • Prepare distribution plan for ease and safety of cash distribution
  • Lead in beneficiaries’ verification to prevent fraud
  • Collect all information sheets (beneficiary lists, registration forms, distribution lists, and others) at the distribution site
  • Support in Post Distribution Monitoring
  • Establish and maintain transparent, functional relationships with business/corporates
  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to sensitize and inform beneficiaries and community members in full compliance with standard operating procedures and guidelines
  • Participate in research and surveys relating to cash distribution and the appropriateness
  • Deliver and oversee the project activities
  • Liaise with other Organizations on the ground and in meetings when related to CTP
  • Actively participate in the collection of data for beneficiary verifications and households assessments related to cash beneficiaries
  • Represent Plan in Cash Working Group meetings in Maiduguri
  • In collaboration with Child Protection team, ensure that children are safeguarded at all times

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree Field of education: Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science,
  • Economics, Agriculture or related fields
  • 2-3 years working experience for INGOs preferred
  • Experience in community mobilization and participatory decision making highly preferred and valued
  • Demonstrated experience and capacity in conducting emergency assessments, field-level data collection, and experience analysing field data and concisely reporting on results.

Physical Environment and Demands:
Travel extensively to lead and supervise programme activities.

Level of Contact with Children:
High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent

contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

 

 

Job Title: Data Management Officer

 

Requirements:

  • Job Type: Full Time 
  • Qualification: OND, BA,BSC,HND  
  • Experience: 1 - 2 years
  • Location: Borno

 

Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Duration: 12 Months

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Maiduguri Office
 

About the Role:


Responsible for data management of the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS). He/ She Communicates within Plan International Nigeria, partners and related government institutions. The post holder will manage the CPIMS interfacing with other programme team members. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure prompt and accurate entry of all case management forms, including clear procedures for form submission, data quality checks, filing and sharing (i.e. data flow).
  • File and store hard copy files in lockable file cabinets and input transfer information into the database
  • Extract individual case information from the database for caseworkers to facilitate managing their caseload and undertaking case management activities
  • Ensure regular analysis of the caseload to support reporting and caseload needs/trends
  • Ensure regular communication with the other Data Management team members for updates on achievements and challenges
  • Provide technical and management leadership to the information management component of the Case Management program in accordance with best practice and Plan policy.
  • Ensure that a solid information management system, including data protection protocols and information sharing protocols, is in place for confidential, safe and accurate documentation, filing, storing and usage of information collected on children harmed or at risk of being harmed
  • Ensure regular communication with the Case Management Supervisor for updates on caseload analysis, trends, achievements and challenges

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Technical diploma or degree in computer science, engineering, social work, human rights, or related degree desired
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience of implementing information management and/or child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
  • Demonstrated understanding of information management principles, tools and systems, knowledge of and experience in using the IA CP IMS preferred
  • Previous experience in managing and analyzing large amounts of data preferred
  • Previous experiences establishing and maintaining organizational systems and processes preferred
  • Good computer skills such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, IA CPIMS

Physical Environment and Demands:
Based in Maiduguri, Borno State with field visits to lead and supervise programme activities.

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

 

 

Job Title: Field Security Advisor

Requirements:

 

  • Job Type: Full time  
  • Qualification: BA, BSC, HND  
  • Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Location: Borno

 

 

Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Country Security Advisor

Duration: 12 Months

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Maiduguri Office
 

About the Role:


Responsible for the development and implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures for the Humanitarian Response Program with the support of Country Office Security Advisor. He/ She will promote a culture of security; security incident reporting; security guard oversight and management; monitoring and analysing the security situation in the states of humanitarian response, supporting the development and implementation of Security related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Borno field office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise Humanitarian Unit on all aspects of security, management issues and trends in the North East
  • Develop/maintain an appropriate framework of security measures and standard operating procedures (SSOPs), which will increase Plan International Nigeria’s overall capacity to protect staff, programs, and property for the humanitarian response
  • Ensure that Plan International Nigeria SSOPs reflect risk levels referenced in Plan’s Global Security Policy and ensure SSOPs are compliant with all Plan’s policies
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of security management i.e. guard  oversight/management/direction; identification, documentation, analysis and follow up of security threats/incidents; monitoring SSOP compliance; staff/vehicle movement control, etc for the humanitarian response
  • At the state level, lead the response to all security threats/incidents in a timely, professional and appropriate manner
  • Review existing Security Risk Assessments (SRAs) and conduct same routinely in the two North East states of Plan’s Humanitarian response operational locations as well as whenever the security situation changes and advice programming
  • Monitor and suggest ongoing improvements to existing security warning systems and produce the report to updates/alerts etc., then analyse available information with respect to potential impact to Plan International Nigeria and inform staff /management accordingly of security risks.
  • Regular attendance at relevant security meetings and forums for the North East.
  • Report on security incidents/threats to Country Security Advisor on a regular basis (including analysis of trends) and focal persons at the district level
  • Review physical security arrangements including insurance for staff and assets (e.g. vehicles) in collaboration with relevant managers such as P&C, Operations Managers etc, on a regular basis and implement action plans to improve/correct as/when required
  • Develop and test contingency plans based on results and anticipation of security threat/risk assessments and develop staf preparedness/capacity to respond, staffing collaboration with focal persons at the district/PU level
  • Ensure that regular safety and security trainings are conducted with relevant field staff
  • Build the capacity of all staff on security including health and safety aspects under P&C leadership/ownership
  • Assess communications needs and recommend improvements/technological aspects to make sure that all equipments are working and in good condition such as generator(s), radios, satellite phones, etc.
  • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or any related field
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience of security, health and safety management or similar capacity
  • Good understanding of national security related issues and their relations to Plan’s contexts
  • Experience in conducting participatory risk assessments and preparing situational analyses, including the analysis of factors from both the internal and external environments, identifying crucial risks that have to be addressed, setting objectives and developing plans of action
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) both in several local and English language in order to present and garner information quickly and clearly to a variety of audiences
  • Computer: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State with travel to field/community level to coordinate project
  • activities.

Level of Contact with Children:
Low contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have infrequent contact with children. Despite this, it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

 

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Requirements

  • Job Type: Full Time 
  • Qualification: BA, Bsc, HND  
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Borno  

 

 

About the Role:


Coordinates M&E and CPIMS activities of the Field Offices of Plan International Nigeria’s Emergency response programmes in the Northeast of Nigeria in line with International best practices and relevant guidelines. The post holder will support the establishment of a systematic

Monitoring and evaluation system. The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of program M&E plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Support the development and data flow pattern for program that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Support to ensure that M&E-specific elements of local partner capacity strengthening plans are successfully implemented
  • Report results of M&E activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate
  • Provide leadership at field office level on M&E to ensure the program technical integrity to achieve program goal and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field based team, sector Specialists and the M&E Manager, and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Lead efforts at field office level to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
  • Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Support targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances, and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Support to ensure relevant data is entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project data
  • Support the dissemination of project information among the project team
  • Facilitate M&E capacity-building activities with project staff and implementing partners

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in statistics, social science or any related field.
  • 5 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large multi-year international development programs, with a robust M&E component.
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Strong understanding of M&E, policy and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
  • Familiarity with M&E for protection projects including the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS)
  • 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.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software packages

Physical Environment and Demands:
Based in Maiduguri, Borno State with travel to the other state to ensure that programme are effectively monitored

Level of Contact with Children:
High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequen contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

 

 

Job Title: Education in Emergency Officer

Requirements

 

  • Job Type: Full Time 
  • Qualification: BA, BSC, HND 
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Borno  

 

Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Education and Livelihood Specialist

Duration: 6 Months

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Maiduguri Office

About the Role:


Supports the coordination of the pilot mobile Education in Emergency (EIE) project, document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation of the Education in Emergencies components of Plan International's emergency response. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the implementation of mobile EiE project
  • Support the EIE Specialist in designing the plan for the mobile units
  • With support from Community Engagement Officer mobilize and sensitize community on the new project
  • Support in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the pilot project
  • With support from M&E team design a Monitoring plan and simple data collection tools to ensure monitoring and data collection of key project indicators.
  • Support assessment of Education sector in North East
  • Review, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergency
  • Highlight education issues requiring a response – both immediate (less than 2 months) and medium term and make recommendations on specific PLAN actions required. Ensure core commitments to children are taken into consideration.
  • 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 3Ws.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that issues of early childhood, gender, protection, DRR, and conflict sensitivity are factored into the program design.
  • Ensure Plan international guidelines, UN education cluster standards and INEE Minimum Standards, are considered and any departures documented.
  • Provide regular updates to Education and Livelihoods Specialist, Humanitarian Program Manager, humanitarian unit and the rest of the CO on progress, priorities and constraints verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Represent Plan International to clusters, governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the Team Leader.
  • Support the implementation of, and represent Plan International in, emergency education coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster.
  • Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 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 establishedn 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 units desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence

Physical Environment and Demands:
Travel extensively to lead and supervise programme activities

Level of Contact with Children:
High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequeny contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator

Requirements

 

  • Job Type: Full Time 
  • Qualification: MBA, MSC, Ma
  • Experience: 1 year
  • Location: Borno  

 

 

Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Nutrition Specialist

Duration: 10 Months

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Maiduguri Office

About the Role:


Provide technical support and overall coordination to field based emergency response and recovery team in area of designing, planning, implementation, financial control, monitoring and evaluation of emergency nutrition related responses

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and guidance in implementation of effective nutrition projects.
  • Planning and implementation of Nutrition Response project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to national policy, strategy and technical standards, best practices and donor and internal guidelines
  • Regular participation in nutrition and related forums and nutrition coordination meetings and other nutrition related national platforms/networks and ensuring effective information sharing and flow within PIN
  • To enhance understanding regarding standards and accountability in nutrition in emergencies
  • To ensure effective communication and information sharing on emergency nutrition programming.
  • Actively participate in soliciting/unsolicited fund for emergency nutrition projects
  • Ensure development of core skills and competencies in nutrition among PIN staff in the field Office.
  • Coordinate and lead nutrition response projects during planning, budget preparation, implementation, M&E and timely reporting ensuring quality and standards through enhanced partnership with government and non-government partners and also civic organizations including CBOs as appropriate
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the design and undertaking of rapid assessments and standard nutrition surveys and subsequently in the design of nutrition responses in affected areas.
  • Provide direct hands-on technical support to Nutrition officer/CMAM officer and PIN partners to effectively and innovatively manage nutrition projects with focus on key technical areas including CMAM and IYCF
  • Ensure that emergency nutrition and related projects are technically sound, environmentally friendly, socially and cultural acceptable
  • Participate in leadership and coordination in the design of nutrition response plans and strategies and also in the development of proposals for submission to donors to raise funds. Ensure effective partnership, networking and coordination/collaboration with government, NGOs, UN agencies and other international partners in the design and implementation of emergency nutrition projects
  • Ensure documentation of good practices in emergency nutrition and effective communication of lessons within and outside PIN with the aim to enhance learning to improve future planning and programming.
  • Ensure the design, implementation and impact assessment of nutrition responses are fully nin compliance with SPHERE & other international standards, national guidelines and policies and also in line with humanitarian accountability principles, values and code of conduct
  • Ensuring mainstreaming of cross cutting issues mainly gender, DRR, HIV&AIDS and disability in responses.
  • Review and submit weekly/monthly CMAM/IYCF and other nutrition related progress reports and other relevant data for stakeholders including nutrition in emergency working group, ministry of health and others.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master degree in public Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years field experience in coordination positions, with an NGO, on preventing malnutrition programmes.
  • At least 1 years direct experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways for nutrition services
  • Extensive experience in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and a proven experience in nutrition programs designing.
  • Experiences of working in partnerships and advocate for improvements in the Nutrition Sector, as well as writing proposals, leadership, budget management and developing coherent and contextualized Nutrition Strategies
  • Travel extensively to lead and supervise programme 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 shall be protected at all times.

 

How to Apply:

Please submit a full CV 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: plannigeriajobs@gmail.com  . Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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 about

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