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  • Posted on: 28 July, 2015 Deadline: 7 August, 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.

    HEAD OF HEALTH PROGRAMMES

     

    REF: DFATD/MNCH/HoH/1B10
    LOCATION: PLAN NIGERIA COUNTRY OFFICE, ABUJA
    DURATION: 4-5 YEARS

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
    Reporting to the Country Director of Plan Nigeria, the Head of Health Programmes will play an important role in guiding, strengthening and supporting Plan Nigeria's capacity and expertise in health programming with a strong focus on Maternal Nee-Natal and Child Health Care. The Head of Health Programmes role consists of providing technical advice/oversight to Plan Nigeria's BORN and SHOW project teams; serving as Plan's national representative in relevant health forums within Nigeria; and undertaking policy and research as required.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours Required

    • Qualified with at least a Masters level university degree, preferably in health and/or a medical degree
    • Knowledge of the Nigerian development context, with minimum 10 years program experience in international development, working for INGOs and/or local NGOs in Nigeria with a focus on health
    • Experience in project management cycle and data analysis
    • Experience of establishing and using monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate accountability in delivery of projects
    • Familiarity with health related donors and other partner organizations, including funding mechanisms used by international government funding agencies (such as Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and
    • Development i.e. DFATD Canada and their donor requirements, in particular Results Based Management model)
    • Proven computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word. Excel and Power Point) and Internet
    • Knowledge of child rights-based approach to programmmg
    • Experience overseeing multi-year, grant-funded projects, including demonstrated contract management skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English used in development of effective working relations across a range of stakeholders
    • Sensitive to needs and interests of stakeholders from different cultures
    • Forward thinking, creative and looking for a challenge
    • Willing to work flexibly, including significant travel (primarily within Nigeria) and ability to work effectively across different time zones

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    NATIONAL PROGRAMME MANAGER

     

    REF: DFATD/MNCH/BORN/1B10 - BAUCHI AND DFATD/MNCH/SHOW /1B10 - SOKOTO
    LOCATION: BAUCHI AND SOKOTO
    Duration: 4 years

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Reporting to the Plan Nigeria Head of Health Programmes, the National Programme Managers will be responsible for the delivery of the BORN and SHOW projects in Bauchi and Sokoto respectively. Indicators of success will be the quality of the impact demonstrated. the audited quality of disbursement of project funds in accordance with donor requirements, and the adherence to Plan global standards of implementation.
    • Specifically the National Programme Managers will:
    • Lead the start up the projects, including preparing an Initial Implementation Plan for submission to the donor within the first 90 days
    • Complete project annual work plans and budgets for submission at agreed times
    • With support for the Plan Nigeria HR team lead the recruitment of all project staff
    • Arrange for an environment assessment, gender assessment and baseline survey to support project implementation. in line with donor standard
    • Oversee all project delivery, including procurement, ensuring programme quality and effectiveness
    • Report on all project implementation through agreed formats for narrative and financial reports including providing an updated risk register on a regular basis
    • Liaise with the National Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Group
    • Work closely with implementing partners and stakeholders, including relevant Ministries, departments and agencies of the federal and the governments of Bauchl and Sokoto state.
    • Establish/maintain very clear communication protocols with the Plan Nigeria Country Management Team and the Plan Canada International Programs Department and work closely with Plan colleagues in Nigeria and Canada.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS REQUIRED

    • Qualified with at least a Masters level university degree, preferably in health and/or a medical degree
    • Knowledge of the Nigerian development context, with minimum B years program experience in international development working for lNGOsand/or local NGOs in Nigeria with a focus on health, preferable MNCH
    • Excellent and proven project management skills developed in delivery of multi-year. grants-funded projects through teams that you have selected and managed, including demonstrated contract management skills
    • Experience of establishing and using monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate accountability in delivery ofprojects
    • Familiarity with health related donors and other partner organizations, including funding mechanisms used by international government funding agencies (such as Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development i.e. DFATD Canada and their donor requirements, in particular Results Based Management model)
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Hausa used in development of effective working relations across a range of stakeholders
    • Sensitive to needs and interests of stakeholders from different cultures
    • Forward thinking, creative and looking for a challenge
    • Willing to work flexibly. including significant travel (primarily within project state)

    Method of Application

    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: plancedparecruitment@gmail.com by 7th August, 2015. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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