Plan International Graduate Internship & Exp. Job Recruitment

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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Education Project Officer

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Location: Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the implementation of Integrated Education for Adolescent Girls’ project in Northeast, Nigeria

Dimensions of the Role

  • The post holder will directly implement the project and also document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation of the Education in Emergencies components of Plan International’s emergency response.
  • He/she is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, capacity building.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Accountabilities
In collaboration with the Project Coordinator:

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  • Support in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the pilot project
  • Support the Project Coordinator, Project Manager and EiE Specialist in designing of the Project Implementation Plans.
  • Ensure the execution of the Project Implementation Plan and work closely with the National implementing partners on the project
  • Will work closely with the National partners in the execution of the Formal, non-formal (ALP & IQE) education component of the project
  • With support from M&E team design a Monitoring plan and simple data collection tools to ensure monitoring and data collection of key project indicators.
  • Will be responsible for the formation, strengthening and training of the Community structures (SBMCs, PMCs, CBCPCs) etc.
  • Will play a key role in the mobilization and engagement of the community and stakeholders in the implementation and monitoring of the project
  • Will be responsible for school supervision, and data collection
  • Will support in organizing and facilitating teacher trainings and assessments
  • Support assessment of Education sector in the state of implementation
  • Review, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergency
  • Highlight education issues requiring a response – both immediate (less than 2 months) and medium term and make recommendations on specific PLAN actions required. Ensure core commitments to children are taken into consideration.
  • Ensure key data from assessments could be used as a baseline for program evaluation.  If additional baseline data is required to evaluate children’s learning outcomes, then work with appropriate colleagues to collect this additional information.
  • In collaboration with national and international Education actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting an education specific 3Ws.
  • Support in designing appropriate education interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.  Inclusion of quality issues in education and learning outcomes is really important.
  • Ensure that issues of early childhood, gender, protection, DRR, and conflict sensitivity are factored into the program design.
  • Ensure Plan international guidelines, UN education cluster standards and INEE Minimum Standards, are considered and any departures documented.
  • Provide regular updates to Project Coordinator and Education in Emergencies Specialist, on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Represent Plan International to clusters, governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the Team Leader.
  • Support the implementation of, and represent Plan International in, emergency education coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster.
  • Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Project Coordinator
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion 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.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and build capacity of local partner staff when required.

Key relationships:

  • Support the preparation of reports for domestic and international consumption.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Report to the Project Coordinator;
  • Provide support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
  • Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Experience in TaRL methodology EiE programme desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence

Desirable:

  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Ability to read and write in both English and Hausa languages appropriately

Behaviours:

  • 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 behaviour
  • 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 Organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning

Physical Environment:

  • Travel extensively within the LGA to lead and supervise programme activities.

Level of contact with children:

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  • High level: Frequent interaction with children

Application Closing Date
9th March, 2021.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Regional Lake Chad Programme Manager

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Location: Abuja
Travel required: Frequent
Effective Date: April 2021    
Grade: F

Role Purpose

  • Plan International strives to advance children’s right and equality for girls all over the world. We recognise the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. And it’sgirls who are most affected. As an independent development and humanitarian organisation, we work alongside children, young people, our supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s right from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. For over 80 years we have been building partnership for children, and we are active in over 75 countries
  • Now in its eleventh year, the protracted crisis in the Lake Chad Basin Region remains one of the most severe humanitarian emergencies in the world, affecting the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lake Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger.  More than 17 million people are living in the affected areas across the four countries. In February 2020, 9.4 million people were reported as needing humanitarian assistance to survive, more than 6 million of them are children. These figures will also have worsened during 2020, given the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting increased food insecurity in the region. The crisis has unfolded in a region beset by chronic fragility, where poverty, underdevelopment, gender inequality, unemployment and a lack of prospects for young people fuel extremism and are compounded by environmental degradation and the impacts of climate change.
  • In the last four years, the LCP addressed the needs of girls, boys and their communities through integrated sectorial approach addressing protection, education and livelihoods. As a result, Plan International has gained the recognition of its peers, UN agencies and government bodies at both local and national level as one of the lead agencies in the field of child protection and education
  • Considering the protracted nature of the crisis, a Lake Chad Programme Strategy (2018 – 2023) was developed and endorsed, outlining Plan International’s bold ambition to transform the life of girls and their families in the Lake Chad Region. It moves beyond a humanitarian vision towards a full spectrum programme, working at the nexus of humanitarian and development efforts to promote children’s rights and gender equality. This approach recognizes the importance of meeting immediate humanitarian needs while tackling the developmental deficit of the region which is both a contributor to and an outcome of the crisis. The strategy has been recently revised to address new challenges and emerging issues.

Functional Area:

  • WACA Regional Program Department & Plan International Nigeria Programme Department, Plan International Niger Programme Department and Plan International Cameroon Programme Department, based in the Country Office of Plan Nigeria in Abuja

Reports to:

  • Matrix management with Strong reporting line to the Country Director (CD) of Plan Nigeria and a dotted reporting line to the Lake Chad Steering Committee, composed of the Country Directors of Plan Cameroon, Plan Niger and  Plan Nigeria as well as the Regional Head of DRM of Plan International in West & Central Africa.

The post holder will provide:

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  • External: Position Plan International and its Lake Chad Programme as regional leader for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in the Lake Chad region
  • Internal: Strategic leadership to ensure the implementation of the revised Lake Chad Programme Strategy (2018-2023) across Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.

Dimensions of the Role

  • The post-holder will head the Lake Chad Unit including line management responsibility (direct and matrix) for the Lake Chad Unit staff (6 people)
  • The post-holder will support the extension of the Lake Chad Programme into Chad
  • The post-holder will have budget responsibility for the regional ‘Fad Open To All’, any regional projects as part of the programme portfolio as well as for the specific budget lines across the 3 countries related to the Lake Chad Programme Unit
  • The post-holder will represent Plan International in external fora at national, regional and global level
  • The post-holder will be part of the Regional Lake Chad Steering Committee and the Regional Lake Chad Oversight Group.

Accountabilities
Programming:

  • Support Country Offices in the operationalisation of the Lake Chad Programme Strategy by working in close cooperation with the Emergency Response Managers (ERMs) and Head of Programmes to ensure that all projects are following the overall programme outline and logic.
  • Support programme integration across the three countries by moving from a coordinated to an integrated regional programme approach
  • Coordinate the interphase with Country Offices on the management of the Nexus between humanitarian and development programme
  • Project oversight for regional projects which are part of the Lake Chad Programme including implementation of regional activities
  • Provide guidance and in-country support to the Emergency Response Managers, Head of Programmes and Project Implementing teams in Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria
  • Provide input for the preparation of narrative reports in line with donor’s and Plan’s requirements and rules and regulations
  • Participate in regular monitoring and if required programme/action plans revisions and modifications and facilitate that relevant stakeholders (COs as well as NOs) are informed in due time on progress and related delays and/or modifications.
  • Resource Mobilisation
  • Engage and build relations with key actors/stakeholders and donors of the programme
  • Support resource mobilization for Country Offices and National Organizations at concept note and full proposal level by providing project design support and cross border information related to the Lake Chad Programme.
  • Support CO resource mobilization teams and related NOs on securing funds for continuous programme scale up through providing lessons learnt and project related contextual information.
  • Lead proposal development for regional projects which form part of the Lake Chad Programme
  • Ensure that new intervention ideas are in line with overall programme and donor priorities.
  • Provide programme presentations to COs, NOs and donors to enhance resource mobilization.

Learning and Capacity Building:

  • Develop and implement a dedicated Lake Chad Learning agenda, outlining the scope, the objectives, the expected outcomes and the processes of learning within the programme.
  • Ensure learning across the 3 Country Offices with a specific focus on gender-transformative programming, regional programming as well as full spectrum programming
  • Orient/guide the respective project teams of Plan International in Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon, on key international humanitarian standards like Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), Sphere Standard, CPMS and INEE.
  • Provide orientation and guidance on key processes in developing and implementing emergency response projects and proposals to the project teams
  • Ensure that project designs are informed by needs assessments and contextual analysis
  • Linking project teams to DRM related training opportunities within and out of the region.

Research, Policy and Advocacy:

  • Develop a regional influencing strategy for the Lake Chad Programme
  • Lead on regional research and advocacy initiatives to position Plan International and its Lake Chad Programme as regional leader for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in the Lake Chad region
  • Drive learning, knowledge management and policy impact by authoring, commissioning and contributing to publications, policy documents, briefing notes and other resource materials ensuring that Plan International has distinct knowledge and evidence on gender transformative programming in emergencies and full spectrum programming.

Representation and Partnership:

  • Represent Plan International and the Lake Chad Programme at relevant clusters, working groups, and other fora, especially at regional and global level.
  • Identify opportunities and establish dialogue towards partnerships with other agencies, especially at regional level to support consortia building, joint advocacy activities, etc
  • Support the development of Plan International’s profile in gender equality programming in emergencies, particularly in regards to girls  
  • Engaging and building relations with key actors/stakeholders of the programme with a specific focus on regional actors like ECOWAS, the Lake Chad Basin Commission, etc.
  • Organize and attend regular meetings with donor and other key stakeholders (i.e. UNHCR, UNICEF, UN OCHA) representatives to update and exchange information on overall programme’ s implementation status/progress thus ensuring external exchange and networking.

Dealing With Problems

  • The post is a key linkage/coordination point between global programme work (IH/NOs), the implementation of the Lake Chad Programme strategy at WACAH and CO levels. For this reason, the post holder must be able to manage relationships well with different parts of the organizations, including conflicting priorities and ad hoc request.
  • Given the wide scope of responsibility and limited resources, it’s essential that the post holder is able to stay on top of a variety of work, make clear prioritization and be creative in making use of internal (and external) resources (people/funding) to achieve the outcomes of the Lake Chad strategy
  • Excellent and creative leadership skills will be utilized to make strategic choices on activities with limited resources and with possible difficult access to beneficiaries:
    • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young Peopleand Gender Equality and Inclusion 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.

Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable:

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact:

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  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together:

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering:

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

Key Relationships
Internal:

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  • Country Directors of Plan Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon
  • Regional Head of DRM of Plan WARO
  • Sub-Regional Director Sahel, WACAH
  • Project Managers of each CO considered to be part of the Lake Chad Programme
  • DRM/ERMs and Head of Programmes of Plan International in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon, other members of the Emergency Response country teams where required, EiE and CPIE Specialists in WACAH and International Headquarters (IH) and the Country Education and Protection teams as appropriate
  • Representatives of the NOs who collaborate with the COs under the programme
  • Line management (direct and matrix) of Regional GFFO Project manager, Lake Chad MER Specialist, Lake Chad Advocacy and Communication Specialist, Lake Chad Finance and Grants coordinator, Lake Chad Gender Specialist, Lake Chad CPIE Specialist.

External:

  • Other agencies and stakeholders related to the programme (i.e. UNHCR, UNICEF, Clusters) or decision-makers (i.e. national governments).

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • Networking and representation: demonstrable experience of organizational representation and engagement with humanitarian donors
  • Communication: Well developed written and oral communication skills. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • People management: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to guide local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan’s core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Adaptability & flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under a stressful working environment.
  • Work style: well organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge & skills: General knowledge and understanding of INEE and CPIE minimum standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE, Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct and other relevant international standards for humanitarian response. General CPiE, EiE and TVET/IGA related experience is considered as an advantage.
  • Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in IT/computer skills (including sound MS excel and word proficiency)
  • Previous work experience in the Lake Chad region (desirable) & emergency context (mandatory)
  • Experience as a coordinator for a multi-donor programme/project preferred
  • Fluency in French and English (mandatory).

Physical Environment:

  • The holder of the position will be working in a typical office environment and entails 60-70 % travel within the Lake Chad countries and the region. Deployment to major size emergencies red level within the region if required

Level of Contact With Children:

  • Mid contact: The PM will have occasional interaction with children.

Application Closing Date
10th March, 2021.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Resource Mobilization Intern

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of the role is to support Plan International Nigeria’s country programme to achieve its funding objectives.
  • The role will involve working very closely with the Resource Mobilization Manager in the design and implementation of the country office Resource Mobilization Strategy.

Accountabilities

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  • Support the Resource Mobilization Manager in creating new and renewed funding opportunities with institutional donors, including bilateral, multilateral, foundation and private donors.
  • Contribute to achieving targets that grow and diversify the Country Programme funding portfolio.
  • Support the Resource Mobilization Manager in coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of donor-funded projects and programs.
  • Support the Resource Mobilization Manager in Drafting the Funding Agreement Document (FAD), and ensuring they are signed off timely.
  • To assist with the coordination of proposal writing processes. This involves developing project proposals and budgets in close coordination with the proposal development team.
  • To assist in developing a fund generation and resource mobilization Workplan and constantly follow-up the implementation of the plan.
  • Support in the design of marketing communications and brand visibility materials.
  • Support the preparation of tailored marketing and pitch materials targeting current and potential donors and the preparation of ad hoc input to queries of partners
  • To assist in mobilizing non-financial resources from private sectors entities, individuals and corporate agencies.
  • To contribute to the production and internal dissemination of Plan International Nigeria’s Resource Mobilization Update and Newsflash.
  • To ensure that fundraising and resource mobilization information are up to date on the resource mobilization share drive.
  • Exploring funding sources and strategic partnership opportunities from the potential donors identified in the strategy.
  • Organizing Resource Mobilization activities and initiatives relevant to the implementation of the country strategic plan.
  • Networking, updating, and liaising with key in-country and international donors.
  • Contribute to the monitoring of new initiatives, events and innovative funding opportunities related to Plan International Nigeria’s resource mobilization ambition.
  • Assist with coordination of general fundraising-oriented activities such as campaigns, round-tables conversations and other events
  • Conduct research and other duties as requested, contributing towards the implementation of the Resource Mobilization Strategy
  • Perform other administrative duties as requested by the Resource Mobilization Team

Key Relationships:

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  • Support the preparation of reports for domestic and international consumption.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programme.
  • Provide support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilization.
  • Work with other members of the CO to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • A minimum of degree in International Development, Business Studies, or any other Social Science degree (Master’s degree or equivalent in international affairs, development or related subject will be an added advantage).
  • Not more than one-year post degree work experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the International NGO sector will be an added advantage.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Power point)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Knowledge and skills: General knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles is core
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.

Physical Environment:

  • Typical office environment. Post holder will be based in Abuja with frequent visits to the field offices, North-East Nigeria inclusive

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Low contact: the job responsibilities of this position may require the post holder to have some level of contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Application Closing Date
2nd March, 2021.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Advocacy and Strategic Communication Manager

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Duration: 10months with possibility of extension

Role Purpose

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  • Engagement of Civil Society and State Water Boards through existing platforms to strengthen strategic communications and stakeholder engagement in the USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services Program’s (E-WASH) partner states
  • The role will determine communication methods that will generate the political support required for reform and accountability; promote good practices; and effectively share knowledge and lessons learned

Dimensions of Role

  • The purpose of this position is to ensure that existing advocacy and outreach strategies are implemented for E-WASH; technical assistance and training aimed at strengthening state teams and partners are provided; and advocacy and communication initiatives of the project at the national and state levels are effectively coordinated.
  • In addition, the position aims to ensure that evidence-based data are generated for informed decision making; and knowledge and lessons learned are effectively managed and shared.
  • The successful candidate will line manage five state Advocacy and Capacity Building Specialists, the CSO Capacity Building Specialist and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Social Development Program, the role is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Coordinate activities and communication among a diverse set of stakeholders focused on state government stakeholders, civil society and the media.
  • Produce a wide range of high-quality written outputs for various audiences including high-quality, well targeted policy briefings, key messages, blogs and other outputs.
  • Foster strong relationships and work closely with internal and external stakeholders in policy and advocacy work to keep abreast of key policy changes and relevant external issues, and to maximize their role as advocates for the change E-WASH aims to achieve.
  • Participate actively in building the capacity of Civil Society Organizations and advocate for and conduct outreaches to urban consumers.
  • Provide regular updates to supervisor and other project team members to inform project programming decision making and advocacy efforts.
  • Ensure strong linkages with the Monitoring, Evaluations and Learning (MEL) unit so that advocacy and policy approaches are based in evidence.
  • Facilitate peer exchange at the mid-level of utilities and water board between states and countries.
  • Engage Plan International USA at regular agreed intervals.
  • Contribute to quality programme delivery and innovation in line with Plan International Nigeria Country Strategic Plan
  • Ensure timely submission of reports at project and organisational level.
  • Other tasks/duties as required.

Administration and Finance:

  • Ensure that all finance policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Analyse and provide programmatic inputs into financial reports.
  • Ensure to use procedures and relevant protocols of Plan International Nigeria that are necessary in carrying out the project activities.
  • Support the timely and appropriate use of all procurement and logistics infrastructure for the effective implementation of project activities.

Learning and Knowledge Management:

  • Actively participate in learning opportunities within the organization under guidance and support from supervisor.
  • Actively identify learning opportunities for supervisees and support them to build required capacities to improve job performance.

Resource Mobilization:

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  • Support resource mobilization efforts through proposal writing and related engagement.

Dealing with Problems:

  • Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;
  • Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.
  • Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.
  • Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the relevant management staff for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Report to the Head of Social Development Programs at organizational level;
  • Report to the EWASH Chief of Party at project level;
  • Work amicably with other members of the Plan International Nigeria and US team
  • Work amicably with the other members of the EWASH project team 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate in Social Studies, preferably Communication, Political Science, or Sociology, Water Management, post-graduate education (master’s or higher) in development studies, environmental studies, or primary health and at least 5 years of experience in policy and influencing, strategic communication, or civil society strengthening, or a related field and demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Proven ability to lead the planning, coordination and execution of communications products, influence strategies and audience targeting.
  • Demonstrated experience in using with success key advocacy strategies such as networking, negotiating, lobbying, movement building, or policy development, etc.
  • Experience working with USAID funded projects is desirable
  • Experience working with reporters or members of the media preferred.
  • Experience managing civil society strengthening projects in developing country context.
  • Experience in carrying out power, legislation and policy and political analysis to inform strategies and projects.
  • Experience in developing and delivering advocacy strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice.
  • A history of productive involvement with local partners, including from government, traditional leadership, and civil society.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing, implementing, and monitoring inclusive, gender-equitable development projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement
  • Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress
  • Experience of managing people and ability to build, develop and motivate a high performing team, prioritizing effective cross organizational working as a key element of high performance.
  • Experience of managing budgets and planning and reporting protocols.

Skills & Knowledge:

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  • Moderate financial and administrative skills
  • Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate to the audience
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Managing teams remotely using different tools

Behaviours:

  • Openness and transparent
  • Team building and mentoring

Physical Environment:

  • Travel to Programme activities to provide support where necessary

Application Closing Date
23rd February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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