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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 17, 2020
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    Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil W...
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    Security Officer

    Location: FCT, Abuja  Application Link

    Location: Yobe  Application Link

    Role Purpose

    • Project to restore the peaceful coexistence and social cohesion of the population affected by the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin is an upcoming 3 year multi country project to be implemented in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger. 
    • The project has the objective to promote social cohesion through the rehabilitation of social infrastructure and the integration of IDPs and refugees. In Nigeria, the project will ensure adolescent girls and boys, as well as young women and men in Abuja state of Nigeria have access to appropriate and timely SRHR and nutrition services and structures and Community mediation structures are in place in the project areas to prevent and deal with conflicts between members of the community and to promote non-violent and peaceful coexistence of the various different groups living there.
    • The project will be implemented by Plan International Nigeria in 5 LGAs of Abuja state in collaboration with the Abuja State Ministry of Health, Abuja State Primary Health Care Development Agency, local CSO partners and other relevant stakeholders.
    • The Security Officer will be responsible for the assessments, security-related guidance and enforce implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures for the Humanitarian Response Program in Abuja state with the support of the Safety and Security Manager.

    Dimension of Role:

    • This will involve, but is not limited to: promoting 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 Abuja office.
    • The scope of responsibility is for both Plan International and all authorised visitors.

    Key Roles/Responsibilities
    Programme development & Quality Management:

    • Advise Humanitarian/ country office staff Unit on all aspects of security, management issues and trends in the North East especially Abuja state.
    • With support from Security Advisor 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 Abuja state 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 the potential impact to Plan International Nigeria and inform staff /management accordingly of security risks.
    • Ensure regular communication with all project leads.  
    • Regular attendance at relevant security meetings and forums in Abuja state.
    • Report on security incidents/threats to Security Manager and Field Coordinator 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 staff preparedness/capacity to respond, staffing collaboration with focal persons in Abuja state including LGAs.
    • 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 equipment’s are working and in good condition such as generator(s), radios, satellite phones, etc.
    • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the supervisor.

    Human Resource Development:

    • Supports the training of Staff and partners on security protocols and practices.

    Learning and Knowledge Management:

    • Providing appropriate development tools/knowledge to staff on security and safety such as: provision of training for security guards; induction on Security to all Plan staff and maintain Security Briefing for all visitors.
    • Ensure utilization, proper documentation and dissemination of the following below:
    • Security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Security Risks Assessments (SRAs)
    • Security and Safety Management Plan (SSMP)
    • Security Incident Logs and Reports and trend analysis
    • Quarterly Security Report
    • Loss/Incident Notification Form.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

    • Strong knowledge and experience in occupational security and health & safety operations
    • Ability to prioritise and manage complex and varied workloads, often to tight deadlines, in a dynamic, fragile and multi-cultural setting
    • Ability to guide staff with limited security capacity
    • Ability to predict and respond to security threats/incidents
    • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and trouble-shooting skills including negotiation and influencing skills
    • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
    • Energetic and motivated individual, with a proven track record of undertaking similar assignments
    • Strategic and critical skills - but also focused on operational results and ‘getting things done’
    • Commitment to continuous learning; willingness to keep abreast of new developments in security
    • Able to work independently but also collaborate closely within teams
    • Ability to establish and sustain strong working relationships with Plan colleagues and in the broader Nigeria community/context
    • Culturally and socially sensitive.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

    Location: Damaturu, Yobe

    Overview

    • Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, driving changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. Plan International is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

    Role Purpose

    • The Monitoring and Evaluation assistant to support the implementation of the Project in the context of north-eastern Nigeria.
    • The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate information on project implementation and ensure that monitoring and evaluation are in line with specific project FAD/donor requirements.
    • The role’s support is to achieve accountability, transparency and programme quality in project locations.
    • The post holder is to ensure that project activities are in line with the Logical Framework and relevant guidelines.

    Dimension of Role:

    • Communicates with the M&E coordinator and across Plan International, with Donor and field level implementing partners.
    • The post holder will support the establishment of a systematic Monitoring and Evaluation system.
    • The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination.
    • 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.

    Key Roles / Responsibilities
    In collaboration with the Field Team, M&E coordinator and other relevant staff, the M&E assistant will:

    • 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 project location 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 coordinator, and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
    • Lead efforts at project location 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
    • Support to ensure that relevant data (5Ws, 3Ws and related MIS data) are entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project data
    • Support field level partners staff, community-based project management committee (CBPMC) and enumerators in designing, developing and deploying tools for community based selection criteria for the selection of beneficiaries.
    • Lead in the conduct of emergency assessments, field level Market price, cash/in-kind distribution and post distribution monitoring, data collection, analysis and reporting of results.

    Responsibilities

    • Work closely with the M & E Coordinator and Officer in conducting all MEAL activities, including the preparation of materials, planning of training, training enumerators, data collection supervision, data cleaning and analysis.
    • Leverage strong quantitative skills to design surveys, analyze data, and mentor enumerator teams
    • Provides support in creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy.
    • Provides support in ensuring facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.
    • Perform any other support functions as directed

    Qualification, Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
    Plan International is looking for an experience candidate with experience in carrying out similar work in Borno state, or similar regional context, and should have the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Project Management, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics.
    • NYSC serving or fresh graduate.
    • Knowledge in developing an M&E system.
    • Knowledge of child safe guarding
    • Must have an android phone and a personal laptop
    • Familiarity with a NGO setting especially on protection
    • Well-developed analytical and writing/presentation skills.
    • Demonstrate good knowledge and skills of Information Technology, in order to support the development and maintenance of database system of the project.
    • Desirable to have specialized formal training on IT systems, database, business software, and/or web-based applications and proficiency in MS Office applications.
    • Team player, able to work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues of different national and cultural backgrounds.
    • Excellent organization, and record/file keeping skills to ensure information, knowledge, and data are reviewed, maintained and monitored.
    • Good understanding of performance management concepts.
    • Demonstrated personal commitment to peace, tolerance and development

    Ethical and child protection considerations:

    • Plan International is committed to actively promote safeguarding children and youth from harm and ensuring children’s rights to protection are fully realized. Plan takes seriously the commitment to promote child safe practices and protect children from harm, abuse, neglect and any form of exploitation as they come into contact with Plan International supported interventions. In addition, we will take positive action to prevent child abusers from becoming involved with Plan International in any way and take stringent measures against any Plan International Staff and/or Associate who abuses a child. Decisions and actions in response to child protection concerns will be guided by the principle of ‘the best interests of the child.’
    • The final endline study will involve data collection with children and young people, and therefore, must ensure appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation; stressing all young women’s and young men’s views are collected; a process of free and un-coerced consent and withdrawal; confidentiality and anonymity of participants. Environments and working methods should be adapted to the capacities of children and young people; time and resources should be made available to ensure that girls and boys are adequately prepared and have the confidence and opportunity to contribute their views.

    Behaviors:

    • 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 behavior
    • 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
    • strong commitment to continuous learning.

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    Grants Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Role Purpose

    • The purpose of this role is to support the grant administration, coordination and management of donor-funded projects in Borno State.

    Key Roles/Responsibilities

    • Support the grant unit in coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of the donor-funded project and programs
    • Support the full cycle of grants management activities from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures
    • Manage assigned portfolios, in collaboration with the program team and finance team
    • Maintain a grant tracking mechanism in order to effectively follow up grant activities and to determine progress. Track contractual obligations.
    • Ensure grant management procedures are followed and donor compliance requirements are met.
    • Support budget preparation, modification and reflect same on the SAP system
    • Review and ensure donor reports are coherent, accurate and submitted timely. Maintain monthly reporting compliance tracker for assigned portfolios.
    • Ensure timely set-up of grants in SAP system and monitor compliance.
    • Ensuring projects are implemented in compliance with Plan International guidelines and relevant donor regulations.
    • Maintain and update grant files (electronic and hard copy files)
    • Document and share key compliance issues with Plan International staff and partners setting ground for compliance management
    • Draft Funding Approval Document (FADs) and ensure they are fully executed.
    • Coordinate grant audit exercise and ensure no exceptions/disallowances
    • Participate in monthly BVA and coordination meetings a to review project progress with clear action points
    • Carry out income reconciliation and pre-financing tracking
    • Ensure proper close out of projects
    • Support Humanitarian and project managers to prepare annual grants budgets for the project
    • Support the assessments of partner/grantee organizations.
    • Review partner budget and provide support and guidance where necessary
    • Support in training staff and partners on donor policies, rules and regulations.
    • Conduct and document regular partner visits to ensure compliance with grant agreement.
    • Monitor partner burn rate and offer timely advice to the partner and programs team for prompt action and decision-making.
    • Monitor and track grants related performance measurement indicators to improve performance.
    • Fulfil Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times.
    • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
    • This role does not directly supervise any role.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
    Essential:

    • A degree in Development Studies, Business Studies, or Social Science (Master’s degree or equivalent in international affairs, development or related subject will be an added advantage).
    • At least three years of experience working in project and/or grants management
    • Experience in developing and interpreting donor budgets.
    • Experience working with multi-donor projects
    • Experience with donor funding regulations, procedures and reporting requirements
    • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
    • Good communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills. Excellent interpersonal, cultural and diplomatic skills.
    • Strong writing and editing skills with close attention to detail.
    • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure in unstable security environments.

    Desirable:

    • Good research, negotiation and problem-solving skills
    • Effective working with and through partners
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Strong strategic thinking and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • High proficiency in MS office tools (with excellent Microsoft Excel skills).

    Method of Application

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