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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 21, 2021
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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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    Health (SRH & MHPSS) Coordinator

    Role Purpose

    • The purpose of this role is to provide strategic and operational advice and support to the Project team and partners in the technical delivery of the health (SRH and mental health) component of the project.
    • The role will be a member of the Project Management Team.

    Dimensions of the Role

    • Support the development, implementation and periodic review of the health (SRH including MHPSS) components of the project, including engagement with broad range of project stakeholders.

    Accountabilities

    • Lead on the assessment of health facilities in line with minimum standards and working with stakeholders and partners to ensure the health facilities meet the standards.
    • Lead on the development and implementation of all health and SRH and MHPSS training activities on the project, ensuring the highest quality of standard.
    • Support the implementation of a gender responsive community and health facility referral process.
    • Work closely with the health advisor for technical guidance and support
    • Lead on the support to health facilities to be more adolescent friendly and gender responsive.
    • Contribute to project research and support Monitoring and Evaluation processes.
    • Work with the Program manager to regularly develop and disseminate knowledge management materials.
    • Support the Program manager to identify and celebrate campaign and event days related to the project.
    • Participate in the joint monitoring of the health sector with Government and other partners.
    • Work with the program officer to ensure community structures have the requisite technical health and SRH and MHPSS knowledge, including comprehensive sexuality education.
    • Provide technical insights in the development of curricula, advocacy and community mobilization strategies, including IEC materials and radio messages to ensure service delivery issues are captured.
    • Regularly utilize project level data, to track progress against planned service delivery outputs and outcomes, and manage performance using RBM methodologies.
    • Support Country Office Health, Gender and Social Inclusion Manager in identifying, disseminate and address gender barriers to programming outcomes.
    • Provide regular updates to supervisor and other project team members to inform project programming decision making and advocacy efforts.
    • Provide technical support to partner activities to ensure consistency with project objectives.
    • Identify success stories in collaboration with partners and share with Program Management
    • Lead on the technical report writing under the supervision of the program manager. Work with community based structures for successful implementation of community outreach services.
    • Support regular advocacies to local stakeholders to improve and sustain project buy-in and operations.
    • Support the establishment and maintenance of good working relationship with the relevant State actors, local government authorities and other stakeholders.
    • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the Program Manager.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
    Qualifications and Experience:

    • At least 4 - 6 years of experience providing technical support to health and SRH projects in Nigeria, preferably in Northern Nigeria.
    • Medical or public health professional with strong technical expertise in the delivery of healthcare services in volatile low-resource settings. 
    • University Education in Medicine or Health related course.
    • An Advanced Degree such as MPH, M.Sc in relevant health field will be an added advantage.
    • Experience in utilizing adolescent peer education methodologies and comprehensive sexuality Education in communities will be a plus.
    • General knowledge of all and advanced knowledge of at least two of the following sub-sectors required: primary health, reproductive health, mental health, community promotion
    • Experience in mental health programming is a significant plus.
    • A history of productive involvement with local partners, including from government, traditional leadership, and civil society
    • Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement on health and SRH and MHPSS projects.
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate.
    • Significant experience in the management of a multi-donor grant portfolio required.
    • Skilled in program design and proposal development, creation and timely execution of workplans, and high-quality donor reporting. 
    • Excellent writing skills and able to draft and edit complex technical documents for donor submission with minimal oversight. 
    • Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress.
    • Knowledge of Hausa language preferred but not required.

    Skills & Knowledge:

    • Basic financial and administrative skills.
    • Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate to the audience.
    • 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 project meet its agreed program outcomes.
    • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.

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    Gender at the Centre (GCI) Programme and Advocacy Coordinator

    Role Purpose

    • Launched in July 2019, the Gender at the Centre Initiative (GCI) was developed by the G7 Ministers of Education and Development in collaboration with multilateral and civil society organizations committed to advancing gender equality in education. Under the leadership of the Government of France, the G7 leaders recognized the urgency of ensuring that all girls and boys around the world can access a quality education as a fundamental right and foundation for gender equality.
    • The Declaration on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment issued at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France, August 2019, gave new momentum to this global commitment and provided powerful support for the Gender at the Centre Initiative (GCI).
    • The Initiative is rooted in gender-responsive education sector planning (GRESP), an approach which has been developed and implemented by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) in partnership with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and with support from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO-IIEP) and civil society partners.
    • The Initiative mobilizes additional technical resources to support the leadership of ministries of education and other national actors to advance gender equality in education through sector planning, implementation and monitoring, and through the adoption of cross sectoral approaches.
    • An initial eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa, which include Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, were later invited to join the initiative and further develop its initial design.
    • The GCI programme will be implemented by the partner countries, with support from a multi-stakeholder partnership which includes UNGEI, GPE, UNESCO-IIEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, Plan International, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), the African Network Campaign for Education for All (ANCEFA), and the African Union - International Centre for Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA). Together with the G7 donors and participating countries, this partnership of stakeholders forms the GCI Alliance.
    • Plan International is looking for a highly qualified Gender at the Centre (GCI) Programme and Advocacy Coordinator to coordinate the Gender at Centre Initiative (GCI) implemented in Sierra Leone and Niger, disseminate and promote the GCI strategy, participate in different strategic discussions with UNESCO, the Global Partnership for Education and other regional education institutions.
    • She /he will also lead on any other education initiative fostered by Plan International WACA and aiming at transforming systems so that girls and boys in their diversities benefit from the transformative power of quality education.
    • Under the overall supervision of the Director of Influencing, Partnership and Business Development, and the direct supervision of Regional Research, policy and Advocacy specialist, the Gender at the Gender at the Centre (GCI) Programme and Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the GCI project.
    • This person will work in link with the staff of the Regional Office namely:
      • Advocacy and Policy specialist,
      • Gender and Inclusion specialist,
      • Education in Emergency Specialist and
      • Education specialist from the 7 countries of the GCI,
      • Advocacy and Policy specialist around the region.
    • The communication team of the Regional Office and the different countries covered will support in the design of tools and the documentation of good practices to demonstrate the competence of Plan International.
    • He / She will ensure the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the GCI, delivery and accomplishment of project goals, objectives and budget.
    • The Gender at the Centre (GCI) Programme and Advocacy Coordinator  will foster lessons learning and sharing of best practices between Niger and Sierra Leone. She/he will participate in the consortium discussions (Plan International-FAWE-ANCEFA), participate in the GCI Alliance annual meetings and any other relevant regional meetings in the sector of gender-responsive education.
    • She/ He will work in cross-functional teams to support quality education and gender equality programming and influencing in WACAH.

    Dimensions of the Role

    • Multi-country gender centered education programme coordination and fund management
    • Advocacy and partnership in Girls Education around the region and targeted COs
    • Documentation and dissemination of best practices.
    • Support the capacity building of CSOs and other stakeholders of the project on different thematic including GRESP
    • Internal communications with other Technical Specialists, Operations including Finance, HROD in CO; as well as Country Level relevant programme advisor to ensure consistency of the approach and implementation aligned with country strategy and to source support project/programme management.
    • Manage program consistency with Plan’s and donor’s requirements
    • Represent Plan in the GCI Consortium and Alliance meetings, and other relevant education meetings within WACA.

    Accountabilities

    • GCI Programme implementation and fund management: 
      • Planification and implementation of Country work plan,
      • Documentation of gender transformative and influencing practices in Education sector,
      • Management and follow up of funds spent within deadline;
      • Consistent use of the Gender Transformative Markers;
      • Consolidate the reports of the (according to the calendar) and quarterly inform the decision;
    • Advocacy and Policy in education strengthened:
      • Girls education Policy and situation analysis around the region with focus on Sierra Leone and Niger,
      • Advocacy initiatives with community, youth activism around the region to support the GCI ambition,
      • Reinforcement advocacy with Government and education institution to maintain girls at school,
      • Policy brief including joint advocacy initiative with JFI, GCI partners, UNESCO;
    • Documentation and research to scale up the response of the GCI in Niger and Sierra Leone:
      • Document good practices and highlight the actions carried out by Plan International in the GCI and the education sector in general, especially the specific effect of the initiative on (adolescent) girls
      • Conduct data collection for advocacy, 
      • Engage with relevant gender-responsive education stakeholders ensuring appropriate information is provided in a timely basis (eg 3Ws, 4Ws, 5Ws). 
    • Strategic partnership establishment at regional level and in countries with the different actors involved in the GCI:
      • Reinforcement of partnership with two CSOs (FAWE, ANCEFA) at regional and Co level;
      • Joint gender transformative and inclusion initiatives carried out with education stakeholders at regional and country level,
      • Strategic partnership at CO and regional level with Global Partnership for Education, UNESCO, IIEP-UNESCO, UNICEF,
      • Identify opportunities to establish strategic partnerships with other gender-responsive stakeholders
      • Establishment / reinforcement of partnerships, especially with local women led and youth led organizations, in countries in the education document with GCI actors, commitment of government and other decision-makers to support advocacy for girls' education,
    • Support resource mobilization in Education sector around the GCI CO: Development of multi-country Gender and Education initiatives by Plan International covering the 6 out of 8 GCI countries for action oriented towards the secretariat for the mobilization of resources: multi-country program document
    • Coordination mechanism:
      • Regional Girls Education workgroup launched for experience sharing and south-south cooperation between all PI CO;
      • Support the coordination mechanism between Plan International ANCEFA and FAWE at regional and CO level,
      • Participate in the meetings and activities of UNESCO, GPE, GENIE and any other relevant regional institution
    • Child protection and GEI : Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) 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.

    Key Relationships
    Internal:

    • Focal points of the GCI in Niger and Sierra Leone, Business Development Manager, Grants & Compliance team, Head of Programme development and influencing; Head of Programme Implementation and Quality, Head of Finance, Regional Research, Policy and Advocacy Specialist, Regional Gender and Inclusion Specialist.
    • National Offices, Global Hub.

    External:

    • Government representatives
    • UNGEI, UNICEF
    • Implementing Consortium (FAWE & ANCEFA) and other National & Local NGOs and CSOs (related to coordination, queries at implementation, reporting and compliances)
    • Peer agencies.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
    Knowledge & Experience:

    • Broad and proven knowledge of gender responsive education, work with CSO and communities to change policies and practices for girls and boys access to equitable education
    • Previous experience of applying relevant frameworks and standards in Education and gender transformative programming
    • Experience of working with adolescent girls and youth groups
    • Proven knowledge in conducting gender responsive Education needs assessments
    • Proven experience in the design, proposal writing, implementation and evaluation of gender responsive education programme
    • Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of organizations and relevant government departments at all levels
    • Proven experience of incorporating gender issues in to funding submissions.
    • Proven experience in establishing strategic partnerships
    • Good knowledge of and experience in Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Education Cluster Handbook and Gender Responsive Education Sector Planning (GRESP).
    • Knowledge on tackling inequality and exclusion
    • Experience in conducting gender responsive Education needs assessments.

    Skills:

    • Ability to coordinate and organise within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to undertake strategic and programme planning in education and gender
    • Strong practice and experience in advocacy in education sector, staff capacity building and motivation skills in teamwork and networking.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner. 
    • Project management including planning and scheduling, process design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
    • Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan International, including proven networking skills. 
    • Language skills required ( English, French)
    • Good Communicator.

    Behaviours:

    • Committed to Plan International’s strategy and value
    • Team player and relationship builder.
    • Flexible, but with a responsible aptitude to work
    • Have a sense of responsibility and respect for deadlines
    • Able to work calmly under extreme pressure
    • Focused and results-oriented
    • The incumbent should be able to quickly understand and assimilate the complexity of Plan International’s corporate systems especially those that he/she will be working with on a daily basis.

    Physical Environment:

    • The Gender at the Centre (GCI) Programme and Advocacy Coordinator can be based in any of the countries where WACAH has its offices but will be responsible to work with Niger and Sierra Leone either remotely or in person, and on any other education program in WACAH.

    Level of Contact with Children:

    • Medium contact: medium frequency of interaction.

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    Human Resource Officer - Aspire

    Role Purpose

    • The ASPIRE project is a 5-year project funded with support from Global Affairs Canada and focused on improving sexual rights and reproductive health of adolescent girls and boys in Bauchi state.
    • The purpose of this role is to provide human resource support for the ASPIRE project in Sokoto and Bauchi state in line with policies of Plan International Nigeria, donor requirements and Nigerian laws.
    • The post holder will be supervised by the Head of HR and matrix managed by the Project Manager and expected to work very closely with other members of the project team.

    Dimensions of the Role:

    • Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and externally with vendors, service providers, consultants etc.
    • The post holder will ensure effective administration of all Human resource process, policy and procedure with support from the Line manager where necessary.

    Objectives of the Role

    • Ensure that all steps of the recruitment process are followed accordingly: Development and approval of Job description, posting and circulation of advertisement, review of applications and coordination of interviews with the requesting manager.
    • Update and maintain a recruitment tracking database and submit to line manager for the project on a monthly basis
    • Ensure that all information related to payroll is received and filed in a timely manner and that supporting documentation is filed
    • Ensure that signed time sheets and pay slips are received, tracked and filed correctly for all staff
    • Act as the primary contact person with the insurance providers, communicating the start and end of insurance coverage promptly and ensuring the necessary administrative follow up is done
    • Lead on all new staff onboarding/induction process, as well as regular refreshers and policy awareness sessions
    • Facilitate staff trainings on Human Resource policy and procedure, as assigned
    • Track the performance appraisal due dates for all staff and follow up with managers and to ensure they are reviewed in a timely manner
    • Extract and track relevant training information from performance appraisals and submit to the Human Resource Coordinator to be followed in the country Training Plan
    • Participate in the research and identification of training opportunities for staff in the response.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task
    • Maintenance of high technical standards.
    • Conduct all duties in a professional manner following Plan International Nigeria staff regulations, values and codes of conduct.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

    • Bachelor’s Degree in fields related to Human Resource, Administration and Management; Masters’ Degree a plus
    • 3 year plus Years’ of experience working in Human Resource and/or administrative support positions
    • Understanding of national labour law and employment norms and practices
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Approachable, diplomatic, able to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams in a complex, multi-site work environment
    • Computer literacy including all Microsoft office programs (word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook)
    • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently
    • Able to maintain confidentiality
    • Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information.

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    Gender Equality and Inclusion Coordinator

    Role Purpose

    • The ASPIRE project is a 5-year project funded with support from Global Affairs Canada and focused on improving sexual rights and reproductive health of adolescent girls and boys in Bauchi and Sokoto state.
    • The gender equality and inclusion coordinator will provide specialized gender equality technical support to the direction and backing in guaranteeing project cycles, exercises and yields are in accordance with project Gender Equality and Inclusion Strategies and add to Plan International Nigeria, Donor, National and State level responsibilities to Gender Equality and Inclusion.
    • This role requires a strong intersectional lens. This means having the capacity to analyze the situation, needs, and barriers of diverse children/adolescents from excluded or non-domiant groups.
    • This also means being able to design / support activities that safely engage diverse children who are excluded for various reasons such as age, sex, gender identity, ability, race, sexual orientation, religion, language, education, literacy level, ethnicity, etc. As well as supporting competencies of other staff (such as GE officers) in applying this lens to project activities and approaches.

    Dimensions of the Role

    • The Gender Equality and Inclusion Coordinator will be responsible for leading the project’s gender equality strategy.
    • As an integral member of the project team, the role will ensure that a gender transformative approach is integrated in both demand and supply-side interventions of Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) and Child Protection (CP) programming to contribute to the ultimate outcome of the project.

    Accountabilities

    • Leads the development of an exhaustive Project Gender Equality and Inclusion Strategy in accordance with benefactor norms and Plan International responsibilities and Development Response Strategy.
    • Gender Transformative Analysis and Programming: Leads the delivery of robust gender equality, inclusion and protection assessments to further define and validate the project’s strategy to deliver gender transformative programming and results. A strong understanding of project cycle management is essential to provide relevant technical guidance
    • Leads the implementation of ASPIRE project gender equality strategy which aims to ensure Plan staff and key partners have the tools, skills and capacities to fulfil core ASPIRE gender standards relevant to the needs of the program participants and operating context. This includes providing training, mentorship and ongoing capacity development for staff and partners.
    • Ensure observing and assessment segments in the task sufficiently catch sex uniformity and incorporation indicators.
    • Support the execution of sexual orientation evaluations, including offering specialized help to office appraisals inside the project.
    • Analyze and integrate the vital discoveries to encourage Project Manager on procedures to guarantee positive sex ground-breaking and comprehensive in SRH and CSE programming.
    • Provide technical support to contribute in regular project narrative reports and communication materials on time, ensuring that implementation of gender transformative programming is clearly articulated and supported with high quality data, results and lessons
    • Social behaviour Communication Change and Public Mobilisation: Recognizing the women and girl’s agency, support in the development and technical review of training and capacity building, behaviour change communication, and community outreach activities.
    • WRO & YLO: Provides leadership in engaging and capacity building of Women's Rights Organizations and Youth-led Organizations, including supporting their advocacy and awareness campaigns.
    • Leads the development, review and implementation of training programs as relevant to the project’s gender equality strategy.
    • Provide specialized direction and backing on commitment with government and non-administrative venture accomplices and partners to guarantee more prominent cooperation of ladies and youths.  
    • Contribute to the undertaking audit and revealing cycles, remembering the sharing and spread of best practices for sex equity and consideration mainstreaming inside the project
    • Contribute to the information the executive’s framework such that records and sets up Plan International Nigeria responsibilities and expertise in Gender Equality.
    • Provide constructive criticism on project progress against arranged Gender Equality techniques and indicators.
    • Support colleagues in introductions and commitment at the local area level to guarantee best practices in Gender Equality and consideration are transferred.
    • Support in consistently preparing staff, accomplices and partners for improved Gender Equality and Inclusion mainstreaming.
    • Develop solid associations with state accomplices to give linkages to maintainability of positive Gender Equality results in Development programming (particularly for young adult girls).
    • Collaborates with other Country office programs as necessary.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
    Job Requirements:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences / Art with background in Gender Studies, Anthropology or an equivalent from a recognized University.
    • Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
    • At least 4 years practical work experience in mainstreaming Gender Equality and Inclusion in projects. Experience in implementing gender-transformative projects will be an added advantage.
    • Proven understanding of intersectional Gender programming concepts, adolescent programming and community approaches to development.
    • Knowledge and experience with Donor program and Gender Equality and Inclusion frameworks and approaches.

    Technical Aptitude, Abilities and Knowledge:

    • Experience in providing GE technical support to child/adolescent health, education or protection programming (ideally from project inception/start up, through implementation, to evaluation and close out).
    • Experience in coordinating, implementing or supporting rights-based SRHR and/or CP programming.
    • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to work with various partners and keep up solid relationships.
    • Experience in facilitation, training, mentoring/coaching
    • Ability to use a safeguarding and intersectional lens in how gender-transformative programming is carried out to ensure project approaches and activities are sensitive to risk of harm to children/adolescents, especially those from non-dominant groups, and those who have experienced violence (such as gender and age-based violence).
    • Ability to strengthen capacity of other project staff, volunteers, partners in using this safeguarding and intersectional lens in gender-transformative SRHR and CP programming.
    • Ability to add to strategy improvement measures, including strategy Gender methodologies, structure advancement and monitoring.
    • Ability to collaborate closely with child protection, GBV and safeguarding staff to ensure that the integrated protection and GBV components of the gender-transformative project are supported and carried out safely with a Do No Harm approach.
    • Experience in social norms and behaviour change programming an asset.
    • Experience in supporting projects that work at the level of the individual, family, community and institutions an asset.
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Commitment to constant learning and innovation.
    • Good PC skills.
    • Knowledge of Hausa language.
    • Good comprehension of the Gender Equality and child-rights based approaches to programming.

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    Health and MHPSS Officer

    Role Purpose

    • The ASPIRE project is a 5-year project funded with support from Global Affairs Canada and focused on improving sexual rights and reproductive health of adolescent girls and boys in Sokoto state.
    • The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Health/SRH coordinator in project implementation.

    Dimensions of the Role

    • Support the development, implementation and periodic review of the health (SRH) components of the project, including engagement with broad range of project stakeholders.

    Accountabilities

    • Support on the assessment of health facilities in line with minimum standards and working with stakeholders and partners to ensure the health facilities meet the standards.
    • Support on the development and implementation of all health (SRH & mental health training activities on the project, ensuring the highest quality of standard.
    • Support the implementation of an age and gender responsive community and health facility roll out and referral process.
    • Support health facilities to be adolescent friendly and gender responsive.
    • Contribute to project research and support Monitoring and Evaluation processes.
    • Provide support in the development of curricula, advocacy and community mobilization strategies, including information, education and communication (IEC) materials and radio messages to ensure service delivery issues are captured.
    • Regularly utilize project level data, to track progress against planned service delivery outputs and outcomes, and manage performance using Results-Based Management (RBM) methodologies.
    • Provide regular updates to supervisor and other project team members to inform project programming decision making and advocacy efforts.
    • Identify success stories in collaboration with partners and share with Program Management
    • Support on the technical report writing under the supervision of the program manager. Work with community-based structures for successful implementation of community outreach services.
    • Support regular advocacies to local stakeholders to improve and sustain project buy-in and operations.
    • Support the establishment and maintenance of good working relationship with the relevant State actors, local government authorities and other stakeholders.
    • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by Supervisor.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • 2 – 3 years working (or more) experience providing support to health and SRH projects in Nigeria, preferably in Norther Nigeria.
    • University Education in Medicine or Health related course.
    • Experience in SRH and mental health programming a plus.
    • Experience in utilizing adolescent peer education methodologies and comprehensive sexuality Education in communities will be a plus.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement on health and SRH and projects.
    • 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
    • Knowledge of Hausa language preferred but not required.

    Skills & Knowledge:

    • Basic financial and administrative skills
    • Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate to the audience
    • 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 project meet its agreed program outcomes.
    • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.

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    Construction and Environment Coordinator

    Role Purpose

    • The Construction and Environment Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating the implementation of all construction works and environmental management plans under the Aspire project in line with state & national guidelines, as well as donor’s requirements.

    Dimensions of the Role

    • The role of the Construction and Environment Coordinator is to provide technical support to the Aspire Project team in matters related to construction and environmental safeguarding.

    Accountabilities
    The Construction and Environment Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

    • Support state health agencies to conduct needs assessment for construction and rehabilitation works, provision of HCWM/IPC equipment and supplies, and training of health workers
    • Site assessments for construction works, including optimal siting of proposed facilities
    • Development of budget and workplan for project activities
    • Identification of potential environmental, social and child safeguarding risks of the project including occupational health and safety concerns and issues around hazardous waste
    • Develop and update project Construction Validation Plan
    • Lead the development and implementation of environmental safeguard instruments for the project including Environmental Management Plans  
    • Review designs and BoQs for construction and rehabilitation works in line with national building code
    • Coordinate with state ministry of health and other relevant MDAs before commencement of construction works to ensure smooth delivery
    • Facilitate stakeholder consultations, including with children/adolescents from marginalized and under-represented groups, for proposed construction and other related activities
    • Develop terms of reference for contractors, consultants and vendors
    • Provide technical advice to inform decision on selection of contractors and construction consultants
    • Develop and implement plan for management of construction waste including hazardous waste like asbestos
    • Manage overall implementation of construction works in line with scope, budget and time
    • Lead monitoring of construction and ensure works is carried out as per the agreed standards and in compliance with EMP and national/state environmental regulations, as well as safeguarding standards to ensure risks posed to children/adolescents as a result of the construction work is mitigated
    • Supervise construction quality assurance consultants and review QA monthly reports
    • Prepare and issue on behalf of Plan International a certificate of completion based of satisfactory quality checks on construction works
    • Develop materials and coordinate training of health workers and community groups on Healthcare Waste Management and Infection Prevention and Control
    • Support preparation of project reports for both organisational and donor requirements
    • Design and develop IEC materials and knowledge management tools on HCWM, IPC and WASH
    • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the project manager

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
    Essential:

    • M.Sc or its equivalent in Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering
    • Minimum of 4 years relevant working experience in environmental risk management involving construction, health service delivery or WASH
    • Working knowledge of relevant national, state guidelines and regulations on construction and environmental compliance
    • Previous work experience on donor funded projects in Nigeria

    Skills & Knowledge:

    • Understanding of international standards in environmental protection, pollution control and climate change
    • Sound knowledge of occupational health and safety concepts
    • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and other technical construction related documents
    • Facilitation skills in stakeholder consultations for development projects and associated impacts
    • Ability to use GPS devices and mapping software
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
    • Works well in teams and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
    • Ability to work collaboratively with safeguarding advisor to ensure construction plans and designs appropriately identify and mitigate potential risks to children/adolescents
    • Languages: Excellent command of English

    Desirable:

    • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations 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
    • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
    • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
    • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organizational 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.

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    Project Manager - Aspire

    Role Purpose

    • The ASPIRE project is a 5-year project funded with support from Global Affairs Canada and focused on improving sexual rights and reproductive health of adolescent girls and boys in Bauchi and Sokoto state.
    • The purpose of the role is to overall lead the timely and qualitative implementation of Aspire project in Sokoto and Bauchi State. The experienced Aspire Project Manager will spend about 70% of his/her time in the field locations and will supervise the Aspire project team to successfully implement the program for Plan International.

    Dimension of Role

    • Lead the implementation of the Aspire project
    • Coordinate programme implementation with team, Plan international project country office and Canada National Office
    • Implement all project activities in alignment with Aspire and Plan guidelines
    • Supervise and manage the all Aspire project staff closely and ensure adherence to the overall work plan and criteria.
    • Ensure the implementation and management of a coherent and responsive child-friendly community-based complaint and monitoring mechanism.
    • Prepare timely and qualitative narrative and financial donor reports for Plan internal usage as well as for donor submission.
    • Coordinate with senior country office TAs and CMT to prepare quality and timely donor deliverables such as AWP, SAR AR and FR when applicable
    • Work closely with Grants and Finance in preparation of financial reports and forecasts as according to Aspire guidelines
    • Work closely with M&E to develop the project monitoring tools, monitor the status of implementation and to update the progress tracker
    • Work in coordination with Admin & Logistics to ensure all project relevant procurement is carried out in line with the approved budget and according to Plan’s and the donor’s quality standard
    • Share regular updates with the Technical Specialists to ensure technical support and high-quality implementation
    • Attend meetings with Aspire team to provide updates and lead relevant Aspire project meetings.
    • Development of work and reporting plans, adherence to donor guidelines and Aspire rules and regulations.
    • Ensure regular and transparent communication of all activities with communities and local government, the regular holding of community meetings to ensure transparent beneficiary selection, decision making on productive asset building, project progress and mitigation of risks or conflicts, including child safeguarding risks.
    • Liaison and maintain close working relationship with state level Ministries of health, gender and women affairs, mental health, public health and other line department eg, WASH etc.
    • Alert the emergency response senior management in a timely manner to arising issues, challenges and opportunities.
    • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
    Essential:

    • A Degree in Development Studies, Project Management, or International development. Experience in the INGO sector with at least 5-7 years of work experience in project management
    • Medical or public health professional with strong technical expertise in the delivery of healthcare services in volatile low-resource settings
    • General knowledge of all and advanced knowledge of at least two of the following sub-sectors required: primary health, reproductive health, mental health, community promotion
    • Experience working with Global Affairs Canada funded projects
    • Proven track record of experience in project management
    • Experience in managing and mentoring a team
    • Strong understanding of Development crisis and the context of Northern Nigeria
    • Skills in tracking expenditures, preparing financial reports and analysing financial reports
    • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment
    • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
    • Knowledge and skills: General knowledge and understanding of Development Principles and core standards.
    • 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.
    • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office

    Desirable:

    • 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 Organizational 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

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Note

    • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
    • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and 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.

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