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  • Posted on: 21 December, 2016 Deadline: 29 December, 2016
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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 over 78 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 people who are experienced, dedicated, have passion and want to make a difference in the lives of people

    Project Manager

     

    Department: Program

    Reports to: Humanitarian Project Manager

    Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

    Location: Plan International Nigeria, Country Office-Abuja.

    Purpose:
    The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate and manage a Child Protection Project funded by UNICEF in line with International best practices and relevant guidelines. The post holder is expected to have strong child protection programming skills and experience

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide guidance and technical support to the implementing project team, in all phases of the project cycle
    • Develop an activity implementation plan with the project team
    • Lead/organize regular monitor visits and if required project action plans revisions and modifications
    • Responsible for the development of all narrative and financial report (with support from
    • Grants Officer and finance department) in line with donor and Plan’s requirements
    • Ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations
    • Monitor budget and ensure adequate burn rate with support from Humanitarian Program Manager
    • Working with M&E Manager, ensure adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries
    • Provide guidance and technical support to the implementing project team, in all phases of the project cycle
    • Develop an activity implementation plan with the project team Lead/organize regular monitor visits and if required project action plans revisions and
    • modifications
    • Responsible for the development of all narrative and financial report (with support from Grants Officer and finance department) in line with donor and Plan’s requirements
    • Support resource mobilization efforts of proposal writing and related engagement

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Bachelors’ degree in Social Science, Sociology, public health or any related field .
    • Master’s degree will be an added advantage
    • Work experience in an INGO with at least 2 years in humanitarian response and managing of UNICEF project
    • At least 3 years’ experience in Child Protection programming, experience in Child
    • Protection in Emergency (CPiE) programming will be an added advantage
    • Demonstration of 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.
    • General implementation experience in a managing role in humanitarian response

    Skills & Knowledge

    • Knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and core standards eg CPIE
    • Minimum standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE and other relevant international standard for humanitarian response
    • 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

    Physical Environment and Demands:
    Travel to Programme/Facilities Units in the North East is required and necessary to ensure that programme are effectively delivered.

    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.

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    Community Engagement Officer

     

    Department: Program

    Reports to: Field Coordinator/ Child Protection Specialist

    Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

    Location: Plan International Nigeria, Mubi Office

    Purpose:
    The purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead community engagement and mobilization activities for the response programmes in line with International minimum standards in

    Northeast Adamawa and Southern Borno states. The post holder will be supervised technically by the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist and expected to work very closely with other members of the programme team.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Support the strengthening of child protection community-based systems inclusive of developing trainings, supervision/coaching tools, monitoring and tracking tools and
    • improve referral systems Provide support in the development of alternative care systems in accordance with international policies and national procedures/norms;
    • Conduct and supervise training with men and boys, women and girls on social norms change and CP prevention and response using agreed methodology;
    • Support the establishment and strengthening of self-help groups for informal foster careers, male and female youth, GBV survivors and women’s groups to work on CP and GBV issues;
    • Support community advocates and children to develop participatory media and other IEC materials to use in the community to raise awareness;
    • Conduct training and follow-up with teachers, government and partner staff and other stakeholders in community based protection
    • Design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Community Engagement Workers, Community Based Protection Mechanisms, and children/adolescents
    • Supervise the CFS staff members/volunteers on location to ensure quality implementation of activities;
    • Provide ongoing support and ensure child participation and safeguarding practices are strictly adhered to;
    • Identify, report and provide on-the-job training to staff members related to child participation and child protection;
    • Report general protection issues present in the CFS locations to the Child Protection Officers
    • Ensure the UASC Database is set up, regularly updated and efficiently managed in collaboration with partner organizations
    • Produce monthly data and regular narrative reports for different stakeholders as well as donor narrative reports of high quality (in collaboration with line manager and the Program Quality Assurance Officer)
    • Build the capacity of partners, project team in case management, and strengthen child protection case management activities
    • Ensure project staff safety and security, and ensure all Plan International policies and principles are upheld as well as International Minimum Standards for Child Protection,
    • Case Management, and UNHCR’s guidelines

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • University degree or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or related fields
    • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in child protection prevention and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
    • Experience working in emergency settings
    • Experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
    • Experience in Community Based programming and Child Friendly Spaces Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse,
    • exploitation and violence and developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems.
    • Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.

    Skills & Knowledge

    • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments. Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation.
    • Excellent community mobilization skills
    • Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
    • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
    • Able to communicate clearly and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
    • Strong capacity building/training/coaching/mentoring skills with communities and internal and external staff
    • Computer knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
    • Strong command of both written and spoken English

    Physical Environment and Demands:
    Extensive travel 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.

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    Child Protection and Sexual Gender Based Violence (CP/SGBV) Officer

     

    Department: Program

    Reports to: Field Coordinator/ Child Protection Specialist

    Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

    Location: Plan International Nigeria, Mubi Office

    Purpose:
    The purpose of this role is to coordinate and manage the CP and SGBV activities in line with International minimum standards in Northeast Adamawa and Southern Borno states.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • 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, analyzed 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
    • 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.

    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

    Skills & Knowledge

    • Demonstrated understanding of the skills necessary to work with children and particularly vulnerable children
    • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment
    • Excellent community mobilization skills
    • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments.
    • Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
    • Knowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniques Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of client communities
    • Personal qualities: Team player, clear communicator, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well under minimal supervision, and a commitment to child rights and gender equality
    • Languages: Fluency in English

    Physical Environment and Demands:
    Frequent 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

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    Data Management Officer

     

    Department: Program

    Reports to: Field Coordinator/ M & E Manager

    Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

    Location: Plan International Nigeria, Mubi Office

    Purpose:
    The purpose of this role is to be responsible for data management of the Child Protection

    Information Management System (CPIMS). The post holder will be supervised by the M&E manager and expected to work very closely with other members of the programme team.

    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.
    • Supports implementation and adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans.
    • 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 emergency preparedness and response preferred
    • Previous experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff preferred

    Skills & Knowledge

    • Skills in managing and analyzing large amounts of data
    • Skills in establishing and maintaining organizational data management systems and processes
    • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting.
    • Good computer skills such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, IA CPIMS
    • Languages: Fluency in English
    • Physical Environment and Demands:
    • Extensive travel where necessary 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.

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    Security Officer

     

    Department: Program

    Reports to: Field Coordinator/ Security Advisor

    Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

    Location: Plan International Nigeria, Mubi Office

    Purpose:
    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 with the support of Country Office Security Advisor

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Advise Humanitarian Unit on all aspects of security, management issues and trends in the North East
    • 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 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.
    • Ensure regular communication with all project leads.
    • Regular attendance at relevant security meetings and forums for the North East.
    • Report on security incidents/threats to 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 staff 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 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.

    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 languages in order to present and garner information quickly and clearly to a variety of audiences
    • Computer: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

    Skills & Knowledge

    • Strong knowledge and experience in occupational security and health & safety operations
    • Ability to prioritize 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

    Physical Environment and Demands:
    Frequent travel to field/communities to coordinate project activities

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

    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: Nigeria.Recruitment@Plan-international.org

    within 8 days of publication. 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 abuse.

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