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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.

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Plan International Recruitment 2021

Job Title: Finance Manager – Humanitarian

Location: Maiduguri – Borno

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to ensure financial accountability for all Humanitarian projects grant according to Plan International and donor requirements.
  • Timely prepare and review all financial report and ensures they have been accurately completed.
  • Supervises the accounting functions handled by the Field Offices.

Dimensions of the Role

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  • Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions. The post holder will contribute towards financial management of all Humanitarian programmes, interfacing with both operations and programme team members. The post holder will also contribute towards the organisational development of Plan International Nigeria’s implementing partners.
  • Direct supervision of Humanitarian Projects Finance Coordinators.
  • Management of all Humanitarian projects budget at the Country Office and Project implementing areas. 
  • Ensure the respect of the financial procedures and standards of the organization.
  • Ensure that Country Finance Manager and Humanitarian project teams are provided with timely data and analysis to support effective financial management, reporting, effective decision-making and the optimal use of resources.
  • Contribute and/or follow-up with the timely set-up in SAP of Humanitarian projects.
  • Ensure Humanitarian projects Key Performance Indicators are on track.
  • Support the preparation of budgets for grant proposals.
  • Communicate instructions and milestones for business planning, budgeting and cash forecast, reporting etc. to all Humanitarian finance staff.

Accountabilities:

Support Budget preparation and Budgetary Control of all Humanitarian projects for effective implementation of financial plans. To do this, the role will:

  • Review and consolidate the annual plans and budgets of all Humanitarian projects as part of the preparation of the Country’s annual budget.
  • Monitor all Humanitarian projects budgets to ensure spend as per plan to avoid over/under spending. 
  • Reviews monthly project IGF (Indicative Grants Funding) reports prepared by Humanitarian Projects Finance /Coordinators.
  • Review quarterly Project KP06 budget prepared by Humanitarian Project Finance /Coordinators.
  • Prepare a master budget and keep it updated throughout the year.

Prepare Financial and other Reports to aid the preparation of the overall country’s financial report for dissemination and decision-making. To do this, the role will:

  • Assist in the preparation of country’s financial management reports (Monthly, quarterly and yearly).
  • Ensure that the periodic financial report to donors is accurate, with the appropriate template and timely share with the CO.
  • Support the preparation of monthly budget vs Actual spending report for all Humanitarian projects in time.
  • Review monthly Target bank balance (TBB) report for all Humanitarian projects dedicated bank accounts.
  • Review monthly Partners unliquidated advances report for all Humanitarian projects.
  • Review monthly-unliquidated advances report for all Humanitarian staff.
  • Assist the CFM in the preparation of the Q1, Q2 (half year-end), Q3 and Q4 year-ends financial schedules.
  • Make quarterly support visit to Humanitarian project offices/field visits and submit report.
  • Carry out identified capacity building trainings for Humanitarian staff and partners.
  • Ensure prepaid expenses, prepaid rent, accruals etc. are submitted timely to CO.

Support Project offices Treasury Management and Cash Forecasting to ensure the availability of funds for project operations. To do this, the role will:

  • Reviews project offices monthly Cash forecast and forward for consolidation.
  • Ensure prompt transfer of funds from CO to project offices bank account. 
  • Reviews monthly bank reconciliation statement and receipt reconciliation reports for all Humanitarian projects accounts.

Manage the operations of the SAP system for all Humanitarian project to meet Plan’s spending and financial reporting requirements. To do this, the role will:

  • Ensure regular follow up with relevant departments responsible for sections of FAD set-up in SAP.
  • Taking responsibility for the Finance set-up in SAP as well as supporting project closure.
  • Undertake accuracy checks to ensure all transactions entered in SAP are correct.
  • Regularly review NRGRANT status to ensure grant-related expenditures are charged on applicable grants WBS.
  • Ensure correct use of WBS (work breakdown structure) for all requisitions and journals.
  • Carryout regular review of the GR/IR Account to ensure compliance to SAP related indicator.
  • Review and share monthly NRGRANT and GR/IR report for all Humanitarian projects
  • Post all intercompany recharges with respect to Humanitarian projects.
  • Carry out all required month-end procedures before SAP is closed.
  • Support maintain a good filing for all Humanitarian related payment vouchers and reports.

Implement Internal Financial Controls & Payment processes for the attainment of value for money at all times. To do this, the role will:

  • Ensure payments made are as per Plan’s approved policies, procedures, and that of the donor rules and regulations.  
  • Review the finance sections of purchase requisitions, advance requests, liquidations, and purchase orders for financial conformity.
  • Support the review of cheques for the Humanitarian projects.
  • Ensures appropriate financial controls processes, procedures and systems are in place and adhered to.
  • Prepare Finance related audit action list for all audit initiatives and ensure its implementation.
  • Carry out agreed actions to address weaknesses in financial controls to mitigate risk.
  • Ensure all expected costs are monthly and accurately recovered from the projects.
  • Ensure that the filling of the financial and payment documents is done by project and make a periodic control
  • Assist in getting the monthly signed salary sheet sent to CO for filing.

Support the accurate and timely payment of statutory deductions. To do this, the role will:

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  • Ensure withholding tax is deducted and paid to the respective statutory bodies.
  • Support vendors/consultants etc. with information of their WHT payments.  

Others:

  • Ensure yourself and direct reports’ IAPs, six months’ appraisals and annual appraisals are timely completed and documented.
  • Provide training and share good experience/practice among the team to strengthen team capacity and team building.
  • Keep Supervisor informed of any initiative or difficulties related to job responsibilities.
  • Fulfils Plan’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times to protect children from all forms of abuse.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time to support the achievement of organizational goals.

Dealing with Problems:

  • Ensures adherence to the Country’s financial and accounting requirements as per requirements of the Operations Manual (OM) and other organizational policies and procedures to support sound financial management within the organisation.
  • Offers support through coaching and training of staff to ensure improvement in performance and financial practices.
  • Be creative in building and working effectively within a diverse working environment.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient finance and grants team.
  • Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues.
  • Refer, whenever necessary, any case to the CFM and/or the ERM for support.

Human Resource Development:

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  • Supports and builds capacity of programs staff to ensure a high level of quality finance and grants management.
  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of partner staff when required in line with Organizational requirements.

Learning and knowledgemanagement:

  • Shares relevant financial information within the Programme team, supporting the proper documentation of all financial aspects of the programmes.

Resource Mobilization:

  • Support resource mobilization efforts through contribution to budget preparation for proposal writing and related engagements.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Maintains high contact with other staff from the field office and country offices to offer support for compliance with finance and accounting procedures.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked to the Humanitarian projects. 
  • Work with other departments to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

Essential:

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  • University degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role;
  • Fair knowledge in grants and project management.
  • Knowledge and use of accounting software (Preferably SAP)
  • Preferred qualifications: knowledge of and experience with the key donors in the industry is strongly preferred.
  • Experience providing capacity development assistance to sub-grantees strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with sub-grantees required.

Desirable

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to facilitate participative processes for all stakeholders for implementing grant projects. 
  • Strong team-building skills, Organized and methodical.
  • Independence, objectivity and integrity.
  • Good supervisory & coordination skills and ability to deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Fair knowledge of project planning, management, supervision, monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Excellent and demonstrable experience in grant and financial management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Physical Environment:

  • This position entails about 30% travelling within the field office implementing area.

Application Closing Date
28th January, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Field Manager

Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Role Purpose

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  • The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the field operations and programming in Northeast Yobe state in line with Plan International Nigeria Policies, International best practices and relevant guidelines.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Communicates widely within Plan International Nigeria across Plan International and with local implementing partners.
  • The post holder will interface and support operational and programme team members and support programme and operational coordination.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all stakeholders.

Accountabilities
In collaboration with the Field Team and the Humanitarian Project Manager, the Field Manager will be responsible for:

Field Operational Management:

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  • Coordinate all operational functions in the Yobe office to ensure overall management of Yobe-based operational support team.
  • Ensure operational support for program teams and coordinate with sector officers for effective implementation of all project activities.
  • Ensure health, safety and security protocols are followed at all times, and take corrective, timely actions as required and in consultation with the DERM and other CLT members
  • Review security plans on a regular basis and ensure they are up to date at all times.
  • Support budget holders in review of budget vs. actual reports with operations staff and ensure appropriate action is taken in a timely fashion.
  • Support and coordinate with Yobe-based operations team and the CO in all aspects of supply chain support, including procurement, stock management, asset management, vehicle and equipment renewal, maintenance and repair (including communications and computer equipment).
  • Oversee under the auspices of the Finance Manager the financial management of field office operations, and finance/logistics staff, including cash management and transactions, operational budget.
  • Ensure complete and correct use of all finance forms and timely communication of financial issues to the financial controller.
  • Ensure compliance with Plan International Nigeria and donor finance and logistics policies, including all aspects of procurement and asset management.
  • Guarantee adequate communication and coordination between field locations, technical coordination staff and country office on daily activities as well as program and operational issues.
  • Develop a Yobe-focused operations plan to support the program activities and the scale up programming
  • Ensure regular programme coordination and review meetings hold
  • Follow-up on project close-out plan.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Represent Plan International to UN, international and National NGOs, and attend coordination meetings as needed at the state level.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders at the state level including donors, government actors, local traditional leadership, beneficiary populations and their representatives, etc.
  • Establish and maintain networks with UN, INGOs, and local partners to promote strategic partnerships.
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with government and MDA

Human Resource Development:

  • Ensure ongoing capacity building of operations team (Security, HR, Admin, Logistics) through support to direct supervisors in ensuring staff performance evaluations and individual development plans.
  • Support field staff in the implementation of personnel policies including coaching, performance evaluation, staff development, and disciplinary measures.
  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and build capacity of national programmes staff and local partner staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organizational requirement.

Learning and Knowledge Management:

  • Shares information within the Programme and operational team in a systematic timely manner.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing among national programmes teams in the region and supports such processes between regions
  • Participates in global / regional projects / networks as requested.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and budgeting and related engagement.

Trouble Shooting:

  • Manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;
  • 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 Humanitarian Programme Manager for consideration.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree a plus (Management-related or General Operations preferred);
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing operations and/or projects in developing countries, preferably in emergency contexts.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate ability to manage field staff and remote field offices
  • Experience in logistics, HR / Admin, and security management in emergencies
  • Experience having managed operations (including security) in conflict-impacted setting
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills
  • Excellent staff capacity building and training skills
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Flexibility, ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within 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 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

Application Closing Date
18th January, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: 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. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

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Job Title: Regional Disaster Preparedness Specialist

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Location: West and Central Africa with flexibility about the location (Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroun, Central Africa Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Togo)
Type of Role: 1 year fixed-term local contract with no expatriation package
Reports to: Disaster Risk Management
Grade: E

Dimensions of the Role

  • The position is the Regional Office’s primary support function to Country Offices on issues relating to Emergency Preparedness
  • This post covers 14 countries in the region with supervision of Regional Head of DRM 
  • The post holder will need to maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues in COs, NOs, the Global Hub and WACA RH. 
  • Responsible for ensuring quality, coordinated preparedness for rapid emergency response, with emphasis on timeliness and best use of resources; leading and building staff capacity on preparedness initiatives; and supporting the integration of DRM into program development where feasible.
  • Some budget responsibilities could be assigned to the post at the request of the Regional Head of DRM depending on grants awarded relating to Emergency Responses (i.e. Emergency Response and Recovery Fund) 
  • The post holder is expected to be deployed in the initial phase of response or during recovery phase to support COs in his/her capacity as technical advisor. 

Accountabilities
In non-emergencies: strengthen disaster preparedness and response capacity:

  • Facilitate and support the roll out of various training and capacity building initiatives related to the implementation of the DRM vision 2020 (being revised). 
  • Prepare, and periodically update, a disaster/hazard calendar (the ‘Hotspots analysis’) for the WACA Regional hub and undertake an analysis and recommend use of existing early warning systems for Plan’s programming 
  • Facilitate and support all countries in the region to go through an intensive disaster preparedness process (DPP) using the “readiness approach” as per the global guidelines and ensure DPPs are followed up 
  • Support the roll out of Emergency Response manual for Operation and for Programme to 14 country offices in the region  
  • Facilitate learning and sharing of DRM related resources/tools/experiences between countries in the region. 
  • Identify and produce high quality MER documents in WACA region with related topics and contribution to the achievement of DRM vision 2020 and learning in collaboration with MER Specialist in the region 
  • Review new Country Strategy documents and ensure the inclusion of risks/hazards related to disasters, conflict and environment in their child rights analysis and design programs accordingly 
  • Support and strengthen external engagement and coordination with other humanitarian actors (UN, NGOs, donors, etc) in the sector through regular attendance in relevant networks and coordination forums, clusters especially on CPiE, EiE and Cash Networks as will be required  

In Emergencies Context:

  • In all significant disasters, available to be deployed to assist the assigned ERMs/DRM Managers/Focal points at country level to design rapid assessment, compile reports, and draft response plans, in consultations with CD (and CLT), and the WACA RH. The duration of deployment at this stage could vary from 1 – 3 months at the initial phase of response.  
  • In all responses in WACA (regardless the scale), support COs in identifying the surge capacity needs, within the Region or require support from the Global Roster in close coordination with the Head DRM of WACA
  • Orient/guide the respective country teams of Plan International in WACA on key international humanitarian standards like Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Sphere Standards, CPMS and INEE
  • Ensure that project designs, which build the foundation for the programs, are informed by needs assessments and contextual analysis in line with international standards and the new Global DRM Framework
  • During deployment and or remote support for all emergencies, support the strengthening of accountability of response and the incorporation of strong gender lens through on site capacity development of the response team as required. 
  • In the later stage of the response (early recovery and recovery phase) ready to be deployed to support CO(s) in her/his capacity to provide technical support advice both on programmatic and operational issues as agreed with the Country Leadership Team and the Head of DRM WACA.
  • Support COs in preparing for Real Time Review (RTR) for all orange 2 emergencies and facilitate coordination with the Head of DRM WACA and Global Hub DRM 
  • Support countries in documentation of lessons learnt from all significant disasters and ensure it circulation to the internal and external organization as needed 
  • All deployments would be subject to the normal Plan terms and conditions for internal secondments in emergencies 

Key Internal and External Contacts

Internal:

  • Regional head of DRM of Plan WACA
  • Country Directors of Plan International in WACA
  • BDMs of Plan International COs in WACA
  • DRM/ERMs of Plan International COs in WACA
  • All regional technical advisors of Plan International WACA
  • DRM representatives of the NOs active in WACA

 
External:

  • Other agencies and stakeholders related to the DRM programme (i.e. UNHCR, UNICEF, Clusters) or decision-makers (i.e. national governments) as well as donors where required and not covered already by the COs or NOs
  • IASC Network 
  • Academics, research institute and thought leaders in humanitarian work in WACA region 

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
 
Skills:

  • Energetic and motivated individual, with a proven track record of undertaking similar assignments successfully 
  • Strong background in emergency preparedness and response plus knowledge in one of the technical sectors such as CPiE or EiE and familiar with cash voucher assistance  
  • Familiar with the concept of gender in emergencies 
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders at different level.  
  • Ability to think strategically, but also result oriented and get things done 
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field (DRM and humanitarian issues in general)  
  • Able to work independently, but to function within a virtual team. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and sustain good working relations with colleagues 
  • Strong negotiation, facilitating, representation and influencing skills 
  • Culturally and socially sensitive, and able to work successfully with partners and sector professionals 

Leadership Behaviours:

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  • Leads the theoretical discussion and strategy development.   
  • Coaches and builds capacity of both program and support staff in WACA and COs 
  • Promotes innovation and learning 
  • Communicates clearly and effectively 
  • Strong team building and motivational skills 
  • Critical and creative thinking 
  • Ability to influence 
  • Result oriented 
  • Flexible 
  • Good interpersonal skills 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Experience from disaster risk management work, including disaster preparedness and managing response programmes 
  • Experience from at least 2 major disaster events, working in “disaster /high risk” environments 
  • Experience as a trainer/facilitator on humanitarian issues especially on international Humanitarian standard and one of the technical sectors CPiE, EiE, CVA and Gender in Emergencies  
  • Ability to priorities and manage complex and varied workload, often to tight deadlines 
  • Experience of strategy, i.e. analysing relevant factors from both the internal and external environments, identifying crucial issues that have to be addressed, setting objectives and developing plans of actions; 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal in order to present arguments clearly and powerfully to a variety of audiences; 
  • Direct experience of working with children and young people and in understanding and responding to their needs and rights 
  • Experience of working with institutional donors/fundraisers 
  • Experience of promoting coordination and cooperation with other agencies through networking and alliance building. 

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • This position entails 50-60 % travel both within and outside region, often in hardship locations 

Level of Contact with Children
Mid Contact:

  • Occasional interaction with children

Application Closing Date
15th January, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • Apply with a comprehensive cover letter
  • A comprehensive and clear CV that includes the contact of two of your referees, one of whom should be your current employer.
  • This position is opened for all applicant and females’ candidates are highly encouraged to apply
  • The successful candidate should be immediately available.


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Job Title: IT Intern

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role Purpose

  • The position holder is responsible to provide technical support for users; and to manage and administer local IT infrastructure and corporate systems under the direction of the IT Officer.

Dimension of Role

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  • Financial measures or statistics relevant to post such as budget; list of direct and indirect reports
  • IT operational plans
  • Security and access control for data and network devices

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Assist in performing hardware and software installation procedures
  • Perform software configuration on stand-alone computers and laptops
  • Provide support in diagnosing hardware and software issues and troubleshooting activities
  • Support with documenting all processes in reference manuals for training and guidance
  • Assist in hardware and software inventory management
  • Handle periodic maintenance of hardware and software
  • Troubleshoot equipment such as printers and scanners and other peripherals
  • Take telephone calls from users and attempt to assist them with their information technology questions and problems
  • Handle IT related documentation and make sure that all IT supplies are available
  • Assist in gathering user requirements and developing appropriate reports for IT professionals
  • Provide users with ongoing assistance in their information technology problems
  • Provide support in setting up end-user training activities
  • Ensure adherence to corporate standards, design and architecture
  • Escalates incidents to ITO support or local external support contacts as appropriate
  • Fulfil other tasks set out by supervisors.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • University Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Management Information Systems.
  • Proven ability and experience in setting up LANs and telecommunications networks
  • Proven ability to setup and configure Microsoft Outlook
  • Familiar with Microsoft Server Administration and Windows Operating System
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail

Desirable:

  • Embrace Child-centeredness, Child protection, Community participation and partnership
  • Manage customer relationships and service
  • Capability to communicate ideas and technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Promotes high performance by all staff
  • Networking, sharing information and best practices
  • Works collaboratively as a team player, listens actively and values contributions
  • Self-management and personal accountability.

Application Closing Date
11th December, 2020.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Proposal Development Advisor

Location: Abuja
Type of Role: 13 month Fixed term contract. Single assignment
Reports to: Resource Mobilisation Manager

The Opportunity

  • As the Proposal Development Advisor, you will lead the Proposal Development process for Plan International Nigeria’s country programme objectives.
  • You will put together Grant bid materials (proposals, presentations and concept notes) and also manage the proposal development process of the Country Programme in close coordination with the Programmes Teams.
  • In this role you will design and lead on proposal development workshops, design and validate consortia/bid team inputs, provide high quality proposal designs and review, and support the capacity building and training of programme teams and local partners on proposal development.
  • You will also maintain relationships with donors in country by sharing briefs and reports. This includes maintaining networks and actively engaging in knowledge sharing and information dissemination about Plan International Nigeria.

The Individual

  • We are looking to recruit a strategic thinker who has experience in the International NGO sector with at least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • You will have a degree in Development studies, Business studies or Social Science and you will have excellent knowledge of donor funded development and humanitarian programme design.
  • Your management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills will be strong and you must have the ability to design, conceptualise and interpret project Log frames.
  • To be successful in this role you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and you will have sounds judgement and decision-making skills in complex situations.
  • You will have the ability to work to short deadlines and you will work effectively with diverse international teams.

Remuneration
Competitive salary and package available

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Application Closing Date
6th December, 2020.

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How to Apply
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Note

  • Written assessment if shortlisted: 11th December
  • Final round interview: 16th December

Job Title: Field Manager

Location: Adamawa, Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the field operations and programming in Northeast Adamawa and Southern Borno states in line with Plan International Nigeria Policies, International best practices and relevant guidelines.

Dimension of Role

  • Communicates widely within Plan International Nigeria across Plan International and with local implementing partners.
  • The post holder will interface and support operational and programme team members and support programme and operational coordination.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all stakeholders.

Key Roles / Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Field Team and the Humanitarian Project Manager, the Field Manager will be responsible for:

Operational Management:

  • Coordinate all operational functions in the Adamawa office to ensure overall management of Adamawa-based operational support team.
  • Ensure operational support for program teams and coordinate with sector officers for effective implementation of all project activities.
  • Ensure health, safety and security protocols are followed at all times, and take corrective, timely actions as required and in consultation with the DERM and other CLT members
  • Review security plans on a regular basis and ensure they are up to date at all times.
  • Support budget holders in review of budget vs. actual reports with operations staff and ensure appropriate action is taken in a timely fashion.
  • Support and coordinate with Adamawa-based operations team and the CO in all aspects of supply chain support, including procurement, stock management, asset management, vehicle and equipment renewal, maintenance and repair (including communications and computer equipment).
  • Oversee under the auspices of the Finance Manager the financial management of field office operations, and finance/logistics staff, including cash management and transactions, operational budget.
  • Ensure complete and correct use of all finance forms and timely communication of financial issues to the financial controller.
  • Ensure compliance with Plan International Nigeria and donor finance and logistics policies, including all aspects of procurement and asset management.
  • Guarantee adequate communication and coordination between field locations, technical coordination staff and country office on daily activities as well as program and operational issues.
  • Develop an Adamawa-focused operations plan to support the program activities and the scale up programming
  • Ensure regular programme coordination and review meetings hold
  • Follow-up on project close-out plan.

Coordination and Representation:

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  • Represent Plan International to UN, international and National NGOs, and attend coordination meetings as needed at the state level.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders at the state level including donors, government actors, local traditional leadership, beneficiary populations and their representatives, etc.
  • Establish and maintain networks with UN, INGOs, and local partners to promote strategic partnerships.
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with government and MDA

Trouble-Shooting:

  • anage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;
  • 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 Humanitarian Programme Manager for consideration

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree a plus (Management-related or General Operations preferred);
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing operations and/or projects in developing countries, preferably in emergency contexts;

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage field staff and remote field offices;
  • Experience in logistics, HR/Admin, and security management in emergencies
  • Experience having managed operations (including security) in conflict-impacted setting
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills
  • Excellent staff capacity building and training skills
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Flexibility, ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Behaviours:

  • 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 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.

Application Closing Date
8th December, 2020.

How to Apply
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