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  • Posted on: 23 April, 2015 Deadline: 5 May, 2015
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  • Plan - Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan's stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values. Plan has a global income of around $800m.

    Plan USA took ownership of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in November 2012. As part of this it also acquired an operating entity in Nigeria (CEDPA Nigeria). This entity is now being transitioned to Plan International Inc., which will lead to the establishment of Plan International Nigeria.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

     

    Job Purpose
    The BLOOM+ Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Consultant will be responsible for all monitoring and evaluation activities associated with the BLOOM+ project including collecting, entering and interpreting project monitoring data on a quarterly basis, training project personnel in monitoring and evaluation methods and contributing to the analysis and Write UP of evaluation studies that assess the effectiveness of program interventions.
    The M & E Consultant reports to the Project Manager, and works directly with partner organization project staff

    Core Roles and Responsibility
    Technical Design and Development:

    • Contributes to the preparation of Performance Monitoring Plan and project database.
    • Assists in revising and developing M and E training materials

    Monitoring and Evaluation Management and Implementation:

    • Develops the database for the project Using Excel Collects, enters and analyzes quarterly statistics from the implementing partners, requesting clarifications or revisions as needed.
    • Completes the Quarterly Report for the project.
    • Assist in conducting evaluation studies, including capacity assessments and surveys Trains survey assistants and project staff and ensure that the data collection is carried Out as designed.
    • Ensures the quality of all data collected and submitted.
    • Trains partner staff in MIS, data quality assurance, report writing and other skills, as necessary.
    • Has proven facility with SPSS and experience conducting basic data analysis (descriptive statistics, correlations, t-tests, chi squares and general linear models.)
    • Generates tabular and/or graphic presentations of service statistics and other data using Excel and/or SPSS.
    • Adapts, revises and develops M&E tools
    • Develops pre and post training questionnaires and conducts focus group discussions with project stakeholders
    • Contribute to the learning agenda
    • Internal Learning and Dissemination of Results:
    • Provides the project director with tables or slides of verified data for project dissemination events, reports, and new business development.
    • Assists in the preparation of presentations for donor meetings and internal staff meetings.

    Primary Linkages for this Post:

    • Internal; Plan CMT, Program Manager, and Management Support Coordinator.
    • Leadership Behaviours
    • Skills in a cross cultural structure
    • Flexibility and capacity for team work
    • Ability to work under high pressure with good organizational skills

    Skills Specific to the Post Holder:

    • Strong communicating, organizational and writing skill
    • Project management skills and ability to work with diverse teams
    • 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 insecurity
    • 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 community/context
    • Culturally and socially sensitive

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Graduate degree in Statistics, Public Health, Education, or another relevant field and three years work experience;
    • Experience using and programming Excel spreadsheets;
    • Proven ability to conduct basic data analyses using SPSS;
    • Excellent attention to detail, strong quantitative background and technical writing skills.

    Challenges/Changes:

    • Base location at Project State: Cross River State(Calabar or Odukpani LGA)
    • Frequent travel to project sites Frequent stakeholders meetings
    • Frequent meetings with Implementing Partners
    • May be required to work on weekends and late hours

     

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    Program Manager

     

    Job Purpose

    • The Program Manager is responsible for overall coordination and management of all programmatic and financial aspects of the Program in accordance with proposal, monitoring and evaluation plan, performance framework, procurement and supply management plan detailed budget, training plan and the program management tool (PMTool)
    • He/she will ensure development of detailed work plans and other technical documents will supervise execution of activities; has oversight of all administrative and financial arrangements and will ensure timely and accurate financial and narrative reports.
    • He/she will propose modifications to plans as necessary and may contribute to development of additional donor proposals.

    Core Roles and Responsibilities

    • 1,200 adolescent girls (80%) and boys (20%), aged 14-16, gain critical skills and self-efficacy in a supportive community environment, have their capacities built in transferable employment-relevant skills,and make healthy life decisions/ choices through Choose a Future training.
    • Project Support Committees (PSCs) and local partners have their capacities built and carry out for sustainably of the programmes.
    • Documented changes in the lives of 10% of youth/young women who have successfully passed through BLOOM+ in the areas of school enrollment, retention, pass grades, progress to senior secondary classes,and employment.
    • Plan's Child Centre Community Development, Child Protection Policy and Gender approaches adopted in all aspects of program planning and implementation.
    • Foster Government and community support, evidenced in their participation in project planning and implementation and support for youth education, trade and employment opportunities.
    • Document and disseminate learning to Plan, partners, government and stakeholders.
    • Oversee all program implementation, monitoring and evaluation
    • Manage local partners in the areas of grants management and tracking, capacity building, knowledge sharing, and
    • Use CCCD, CPP and gender approaches in all aspects of project delivery.
    • Working closely with Children relevant state and Local Governments Community traditional leadership/structures Project Support Committees, Coalitions/networks and implementing partners.
    • Facilitate the formation/working of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and ensure that the TAG receives everything it requires for proper functioning, towards institutional building for the project scale.

    Key Results & Criteria for Success:

    • Budget monitoring and management
    • Compliance with donor rules and procedures, Including for procurement and distribution of resources, time management, work-plans and records
    • Timely and accurate monitoring and financial and narrative reporting
    • Ensure strong partnership with Ministry of Education Women and Gender Affairs Social and Youth development Education, CP/Child participation and Gender Teams Government partners and other stakeholders,
    • Ensure strong liaison with Plan USA. donors, Plan West Africa Regional Office and International Headquarters
    • Ensure collaboration with other Plan Education programmes and compliance with Child Protection standards.
    • Ensure adherence to Plan's Gender Equality Policy
    • Advance girls and youth school enrollment/completion, youth gaining employment
    • Ensure to build skills and competencies of Implementing Partners PSCs, Local and State Government and other stakeholders to support project success, publication of learning and sustainability.
    • Women's participation in service delivery decision making or building the skills and competencies of IGA officials to conduct their work in a more gender sensitive and socially inclusive way
    • Building the capacity of CSQs, community women and gender champions to productively engage in service delivery decision making.
    • This would demand designing capacity building activities and advocacy strategies;
    • Developing training materials (or make revisions to existing materials) that reflect state-of.-the-art-practices in gender and social inclusion,
    • M&E systems to capture the impact of gender related activities on project outcomes;
    • Developing staff capacity in gender and social Inclusion;
    • Preparing quarterly and final reports.

    Primary Linkages for this Post:

    • Internal: Plan's CMT members, MacArthur Foundation Director and Management Support Coordinator

    Leadership Behaviours:

    • Proven skills in a cross cultural structure
    • Flexibility, and capacity for initiative
    • Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organisation
    • Clear and effective communication that builds relationships in order to influence others
    • Proactively organizes and manages performance
    • Accountability and responsibility for own decisions
    • Promote team work and cooperation
    • Demonstrate high degree of professionalism and integrity
    • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities
    • Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitiveness

    Skills Specific to the Post Holder:

    • Strong communicating, organizational and writing skills
    • Project management skills and ability to work with diverse teams.
    • 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, wiliness 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 community/context
    • Culturally and socially sensitive

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Experience in managing grants essentials, including sub-grant management, programs implementation, budget management overall supervision of procurement and logistics and timely production of accurate narrative and financial reports essential
    • Experience of collaboratively working with local groups, NGOs, Government Networks and UN Agencies
    • Demonstrated experience in Implementing community based Interventions and participatory planning and training
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with major donors.
    • Experience In designing and conducting trainings activities
    • Ability to work With the team and be proactive In the design of activities with other team members
    • First degree in Social Sciences with 5 or more years working experience in an international NGO.
    • 5 or more years work experience in project management. Strong communication and organizational skills.

    Challenges/Changes:

    • Base location at Project State: Cross River State(Calabar or Odukpani LGA.)
    • Frequent travel to project sites
    • Frequent stakeholders meetings
    • Frequent meetings with implementing Partners, PSCs, TAG and schools and relevant Government offices
    • May be required to work on weekends and late hours

     

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    Program Coordinator

     

    Job Purpose

    • The Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and providing technical support to the local implementing Partners/sub-recipients ACDO and MACA in the area of partner capacity building/training development of proposals/ work plans, monitoring plans, partner compliance with signed sub-grant, sub-grant tracking and timely cash forecasting, documentation of results and learning, reporting, and sharing of information to partners for the purpose of their learning.
    • The Program Coordinator will also focus on collation of program field data and information from partners and Plan's field activities, and do all these in accordance with approved PSIPSE BLOOM+ proposal, detailed work plan, PMP, sub grant agreements and other technical documents, including Plan's standards.
    • He/she will ensure timely and accurate submission of partner's reports: narrative, M&E, Financial and other reports.

    Core Roles and Responsibilities

    • 1,200 adolescent girls (88%) and boys (20%), aged 14-16, gain critical skills and self-efficacy in a supportive community environment, have their capacities built in transferable employment-relevant skills, and make healthy life decisions/ choices through Choose a Future training.
    • Project Support Committees (PSCs) and local partners have their capacities built and carry out for sustainability of the programmes.
    • Documented changes in the lives of 10% of youth/young women who have successfully passed through BLOOM+ in the areas of school enrollment, retention, pass grades, progress to senior secondary classes, and employment.
    • Child Centred Community Development and Gender approaches adopted in all aspects of program implementation.
    • Foster Government support, evidenced in their participation in project implementation and support for youth education, trade and employment opportunities.
    • Provide Technical direction to local partners in the development of their sub-grant proposals, work plans, and
    • Work with the Implementing Partner to ensure that the most marginalized youth are selected project beneficiaries.
    • Work with Program Manager and Implementing Partners to develop modalities for selection of facilitators.
    • Work with Program Manager to assess capacity needs of local Partners and make recommendations for their training and support.
    • Provide hand-holding support to partners in the different areas including understanding of the program and contract terms, tracking of deliverables, data collation and report writing
    • Monitor Partner activities through monthly review meetings review of partner work plans and PMP and carry outside visits, along with the implementing partner to CAF classes, schools, community and other community stakeholders.
    • Ensure partners adherence to subsequent provisions, and quality
    • Work with Partners to ensure thaw timely submission of accurate, lit tor purpose monthly narrative and quantitative reports
    • Initiate the collation and full documentation of program results, challenges, and Issues
    • Support and participate in the process of State and Local government and institutional engagements by Plan,
    • Report all abnormalities or non-compliance with Plan procedures to supervisor in a timely manner.
    • Make recommendations to the Program Manager.
    • Draft monthly and quarterly reports and submit to supervisor for further review and submission to the CO
    • Be involved in the preparation of monthly budget forecasts and annual budgets.
    • Use Child Centred Community Development and gender approaches in all aspects of program delivery.
    • Work closely with Children, relevant state and Local Governments, Community traditional leadership/structures, Project Support Committees, Coalitions/networks and implementing partners.
    • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
    • Ensure adherence to Plan's Gender Equality Policy

     

    Primary Linkages for this Post:

    • Internal; Program Manager, M & F Consultant and Management Support Coordinator.

    Leadership Behaviours:

    • Skills in a cross cultural structure
    • Flexibility and capacity for team work
    • Ability to work under high pressure with good organizational skills

    Skills Specific to the Post Holder:

    • Strong communicating, organizational and writing skills
    • Project management skills and ability to work with diverse teams.
    • 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 community/context
    • Culturally and socially sensitive

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Experience in developing and managing various aspects of projects and plans
    • Good problem solving skills
    • Able to work independently managing local partners and logistics and timely production of accurate narrative and financial reports essential
    • Experience of collaboratively working with local Community/traditional groups, families,, local NGOs, and local government.
    • Demonstrated experience in community based interventions and participatory planning.
    • Excellent written and spoken English, and local Language(Efik)
    • Demonstrated ability to network and. liaise with NGOs, Community and Government networks and other Education actors
    • First degree in Social sciences with 2 years experience working experience
    • Strong communication and organizational skills.

    Challenges/Changes:

    • Base location at Project State: Cross River State(Calabar or Odukpani LGA)
    • Frequent travel to project sites
    • Frequent stakeholders meetings
    • Frequent meetings with Implementing Partners
    • May be required to work on weekends and late hours

     

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV's to: plancedparecruitment@gmail.com

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Position is open to Nigerian nationals only.

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