HEALTHCARE JOBS IN NIGERIA

Vacancies at Plan International [14 Positions]

(Posted on: April 8, 2017)

Image result for plan internationalPlan international is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan International 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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Livelihoods Officer
Location: Maiduguri
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Child Livelihoods Specialist
Duration: 12 Months

Purpose

  • Coordinates the Cash Transfer Program (CTP) of the Humanitarian projects in Maiduguri in line with International minimum standards in Northeast Borno states, Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing cash transfer programming for the humanitarian response in Maiduguri ensure beneficiaries are selected based on project criteria
  • Prepare distribution plan for ease and safety of cash distribution
  • Lead in beneficiaries’ verification to prevent fraud
  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to sensitize and inform beneficiaries and community members in full compliance with standard operating procedures and guidelines
  • Participate in research and surveys relating to cash distribution and the appropriateness
  • Deliver and oversee the project activities
  • Liaise with other Organizations on the ground and in meetings when related to CTP
  • Actively participate in the collection of data for beneficiary verifications and households assessments related to cash beneficiaries
  • Collect all information sheets (beneficiary lists, registration forms, distribution lists, and others) at the distribution site
  • Support in Post Distribution Monitoring
  • Establish and maintain transparent, functional relationships with business/corporates
  • Represent Plan in Cash Working Group meetings in Maiduguri
  • In collaboration with Child Protection team, ensure that children are safeguarded at all times

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree Field of education: Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science,
  • Economics, Agriculture or related fields
  • 2-3 years working experience for INGOs preferred
  • Experience in community mobilization and participatory decision making highly preferred and valued
  • Demonstrated experience and capacity in conducting emergency assessments, field-level data collection, and experience analysing field data and concisely reporting on results.
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Travel extensively 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.

Job Title: Field Security Advisor
Location: Maiduguri Office
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Country Security Advisor
Duration: 12 Months

Purpose

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures for the Humanitarian Response Program with the support of Country Office Security Advisor.
  • He/ She will promote a culture of security; security incident reporting; security guard oversight and management; monitoring and analysing the security situation in the states of humanitarian response, supporting the development and implementation of Security related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Borno field office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise Humanitarian Unit on all aspects of security, management issues and trends in the North East
  • 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.
  • Regular attendance at relevant security meetings and forums for the North East.
  • Report on security incidents/threats to Country 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 staf 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 equipments 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 language in order to present and garner information quickly and clearly to a variety of audiences
  • Computer: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State with travel to field/community level to coordinate project activities.
  • Level of Contact with Children:
  • Low contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have infrequent contact with children. Despite this, it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Job Title: Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Officer
Location: Borno
Department: Program
Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator
Duration: 10 Months

Job Purpose

  • Lead the IYCF program planning and provide strategic direction to the implementation of IYCF through CG, individual and mass education strategies.
  • Ensure internal and external reporting and documentation requirements are on-time and accurate. Assess staff capacities and coordinate initial or ongoing trainings based on need and program goals, Play a lead role in the orientation and training of new technical program staff, Models leadership to all staff and intentionally develops the leadership potential of the CG Promoters and Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by Care Group Promoters.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of IYCF-E program at LGA and field level
  • Ensure observance and respect the dignity of beneficiaries, care givers and members of the community at all times.
  • Coordinates with project partners, project staff, the SMoH, LGA PHCDA and othe stakeholders regarding upcoming activities and needs at the community and State/LGA levels.
  • Responsible for the performance and professional development of the CG Promoters who report to him/her.
  • Review Flipchart Lesson Plans with CG Promoters every two weeks and assure they understand the information well and can teach back the information in a participatory manner.
  • Collect CG Promoter reports on a monthly basis, review the reports and assure the
  • information presented is reasonable and complete.
  • Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by CG Promoters.
  • Maintain a filing system in the project office so copies of CG Promoter Reports are easily accessible.
  • Responsible to supervise each Care Group Promoter
  • Will ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate counseling, education concerning the IYCF and caring practices through Care Group.
  • Responsible to liaison with the appropriate people in a timely and professional manner to ensure the financial, logistical and procurement issues required to implement project activities.
  • Will backstop the OTP nurse when necessary

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA or equivalent in nursing, nutrition, Public Health, or related degree desired
  • Degree in Nutrition, Food Science and other related natural sciences and at least one (1) year experience in IYCF especially in CG model programming.
  • Knowledge of CMAM and IYCF will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent report-writing skills.
  • Knowledge of English and Hausa/ Kanuri is a MUST
  • Female candidates are preferred for this position.
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Travel extensively 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

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Location: Maiduguri

Purpose

  • Coordinates M&E and CPIMS activities of the Field Offices of Plan International Nigeria’s Emergency response programmes in the Northeast of Nigeria in line with International best practices and relevant guidelines.
  • The post holder will support the establishment of a systematic
  • Monitoring and evaluation system. The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of program M&E plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Support the development and data flow pattern for program that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Support to ensure that M&E-specific elements of local partner capacity strengthening plans are successfully implemented
  • Report results of M&E activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate
  • Provide leadership at field office level on M&E to ensure the program technical integrity to achieve program goal and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field based team, sector Specialists and the M&E Manager, and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Lead efforts at field office level to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
  • Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Support targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances, and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Support to ensure relevant data is entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project data
  • Support the dissemination of project information among the project team
  • Facilitate M&E capacity-building activities with project staff and implementing partners

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Social Science or any related field.
  • 5 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large multi-year international development programs, with a robust M&E component.
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Strong understanding of M&E, policy and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
  • Familiarity with M&E for protection projects including the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS)
  • 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.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software packages
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State with travel to the other state to ensure that programme are effectively monitored
  • Level of Contact with Children:
  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequen contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Job Title: Education in Emergency Officer
Location:Maiduguri
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Education and Livelihood Specialist
Duration: 6 Months

Purpose

  • Supports the coordination of the pilot mobile Education in Emergency (EIE) project, document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation of the Education in Emergencies components of Plan International’s emergency response.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the implementation of mobile EiE project
  • Support the EIE Specialist in designing the plan for the mobile units
  • With support from Community Engagement Officer mobilize and sensitize community on the new project
  • Support in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the pilot 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.
  • Support assessment of Education sector in North East
  • 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 Education and Livelihoods Specialist, Humanitarian Program Manager, humanitarian unit and the rest of the CO 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 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 establishedn 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 mobile EiE units desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Travel extensively 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 frequeny contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Job Title: Child Protection and Psychosocial Support (CP/PSS) Officer
Location: Borno
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Child Protection Specialist
Duration:10 Months

Purpose

  • Coordinates and manages the CP and PSS activities in line with International minimum standards for Child Protection and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Action in Borno state North East Nigeria.
  • The post holder will manage the CP and PSS activities interfacing with other programme team members.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners and community volunteers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by ensuring the use of the standardized case management tool, Case Management principles are adhered to by Case Management team members.
  • 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, analysed 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
  • To manage, provide training and technical support to, and build the capacity of the full case management team in consultation with the CPiE Specialist.
  • To coordinate with other child protection agencies on case management and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support service providers.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with other project staff to ensure referrals to other services such as psychosocial support and education/livelihoods interventions

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
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Travel extensively 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.

Job Title: Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Officer
Location: Maiduguri
Department: Program
Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator
Duration: 10 Months
Slots: 2

Purpose

  • To provide technical support and coordinate tasks at field based emergency nutrition response planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project, responsible for the overall implementation of CMAM in collaboration with other nutrition and SMOH staff and integration with other programs.
  • S/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation of national CMAM guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize OTP at designated OTP sites in liaison with SMoH staff and nutrition coordinator.
  • Work closely care group promoter supervisors, care group promoters and lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to OTP sites.
  • Work closely with other partners implementing SC for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at SC level
  • Take lead on the CMAM services at fixed and mobile outreach OTP sites
  • Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.
  • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP/SC.
  • Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
  • Ensure all children in OTP are immunized according to the national protocols.
  • Ensure timely identification of complications, non-responders, and referrals to the SC.
  • Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
  • Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre positioned as planned by discussing with logistics
  • Through liaison with the community volunteers provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems… etc.
  • Provide key health and education messages to beneficiaries based the protocol and guidelines
  • Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary at the OTP sites.
  • Follow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries properly
  • Provide a daily and weekly CMAM report to the nutrition coordinator.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA or equivalent in nursing, nutrition, Public Health, or related degree desired
  • Over one (1) years’ experience in CMAM and IYCF programmes
  • Valid and current practicing license. Excellent report-writing skills is an additive
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of PLAN’S aims, values and principles.
  • Applicants from Borno State are encourage to apply.
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Travel extensively 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.

Job Title: Data Management Officer
Location: Borno
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Duration: 12 Months

Purpose

  •  Responsible for data management of the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS).
  • He/ She Communicates within Plan International Nigeria, partners and related government institutions.
  • The post holder will manage the CPIMS interfacing with other programme team members.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

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.
  • 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 managing and analyzing large amounts of data preferred
  • Previous experiences establishing and maintaining organizational systems and processes preferred
  • Good computer skills such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, IA CPIMS
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State with field visits 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.

Job Title: Community Engagement Officer
Location:Maiduguri
Department:Program
Reports to:Field Coordinator with Technical line to Child Protection Specialist
Duration:10 Months

Purpose

  • 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 coordinate psychosocial support and community based protection programming interfacing with other programme team members. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

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 carers, 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 counseling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Travel extensively 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.

Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Location: Borno
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Nutrition Specialist
Duration: 7 Months

Purpose

  • Implement the Nutrition intervention such as CMAM, SAM and IYCF activities implemented in Southern Borno. Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to day management of Nutrition activities (Infant and Young Child Feeding, SAM treatment, establishment and supervision of stabilization center) for Plan International in Adamawa and Southern Borno
  • Working closely with the Community Engagement Officer and other project team help in the identification and recruitment of community mobilisers and/or project volunteers (care group leaders)
  • Monitor and provide support to community level activities such as Care group and Lead
  • Mothers for the success of the intervention
  • Provide technical support to Plan staff staff, MoH and other humanitarian actors as necessary to promote consistent good practice
  • With technical support from Nutrition in Emergency Specialist conduct trainings to build the capacity of staff/volunteers, MoH staff and the community at large
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers and other carers at Child Friendly Spaces and in the community
  • Ensure project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • With the Breastfeeding Counsellors and Child Protection staff, develop monthly work plans for the Child Friendly Spaces and mobile units
  • Facilitate cross sectoral programming, particularly to promote excellent communication and referral between IYCF CP and emergency relief programming
  • Under the guidance of the Field Coordinator, undertake local level advocacy targeting other humanitarian actors, local authorities, ministries and the military as appropriate, on assessment and appropriate response to support infant and young child feeding
  • At field sites, liaise with other humanitarian actors, local authorities, ministries and the military as appropriate, to maximize collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the Nutrition projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA or equivalent in Nursing, Nutrition, Biology, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or related degree desired
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing Infant and Young Child Feeding programs
  • 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 for nutrition services
  • 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 in grant management and proposal writing preferred
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Travel extensively 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 very frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator
Location:Maiduguri
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Nutrition Specialist
Duration: 10 Months

Purpose

  • Provide technical support and overall coordination to field based emergency response and recovery team in area of designing, planning, implementation, financial control, monitoring and evaluation of emergency nutrition related responses.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and guidance in implementation of effective nutrition projects.
  • Planning and implementation of Nutrition Response project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to national policy, strategy and technical standards, best practices and donor and internal guidelines.
  • Regular participation in nutrition and related forums and nutrition coordination meetings and other nutrition related national platforms/networks and ensuring effective information sharing and flow within PIN.
  • To enhance understanding regarding standards and accountability in nutrition in emergencies.
  • To ensure effective communication and information sharing on emergency nutrition programming.
  • Actively participate in soliciting/unsolicited fund for emergency nutrition projects.
  • Ensure development of core skills and competencies in nutrition among PIN staff in the field Office.
  • Coordinate and lead nutrition response projects during planning, budget preparation, implementation, M&E and timely reporting ensuring quality and standards through enhanced partnership with government and non-government partners and also civic organizations including CBOs as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the design and undertaking of rapid assessments and standard nutrition surveys and subsequently in the design of nutrition responses in affected areas.
  • Provide direct hands-on technical support to Nutrition officer/CMAM officer and PIN partners to effectively and innovatively manage nutrition projects with focus on key technical areas including CMAM and IYCF.
  • Ensure that emergency nutrition and related projects are technically sound, environmentally friendly, socially and cultural acceptable.
  • Participate in leadership and coordination in the design of nutrition response plans and strategies and also in the development of proposals for submission to donors to raise funds.
  • Ensure effective partnership, networking and coordination/collaboration with government, NGOs, UN agencies and other international partners in the design and implementation of emergency nutrition projects.
  • Ensure documentation of good practices in emergency nutrition and effective communication of lessons within and outside PIN with the aim to enhance learning to improve future planning and programming.
  • Ensure the design, implementation and impact assessment of nutrition responses are fully nin compliance with SPHERE & other international standards, national guidelines and policies and also in line with humanitarian accountability principles, values and code of conduct.
  • Ensuring mainstreaming of cross cutting issues mainly gender, DRR, HIV&AIDS and disability in responses.
  • Review and submit weekly/monthly CMAM/IYCF and other nutrition related progress reports and other relevant data for stakeholders including nutrition in emergency working group, ministry of health and others.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master degree in public Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years field experience in coordination positions, with an NGO, on preventing malnutrition programmes.
  • At least 1 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 for nutrition services.
  • Extensive experience in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and a proven experience in nutrition programs designing.
  • Experiences of working in partnerships and advocate for improvements in the Nutrition Sector, as well as writing proposals, leadership, budget management and developing coherent and contextualized Nutrition Strategies.
  • Travel extensively 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.

Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Maiduguri
Department:Program
Reports to:Humanitarian Program Manager with Technical line to Nutrition Specialist
Duration: 10 Months

Purpose

  • To provide overall co-ordination and management of the nutrition & Child Protection Project funded by SHO in line with International best practices and relevant guidelines.
  • The post holder is expected to have strong Emergency nutrition and child protection programming.
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the nutrition and child protection programs in the state are implemented in line with the ministry’s guidelines and international humanitarian standards and donor guidelines.
  • He/ She will interface and support programme team members, programme coordination and policy engagement.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all stakeholders.
  • Additionally, the project manager will work closely with the humanitarian program manager, M & E manager, nutrition Specialist and child protection in emergency specialist to provide input into proposal development as required.

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, and procurement plan with the project team
  • Lead/organize regular monitor visits and if required project action plans revisions and modifications
  • Provide direct hands-on technical and managerial support to Nutrition coordinator, child protection officer and PIN partners to effectively and innovatively manage nutrition and child protection projects with focus on key technical areas including CMAM, IYCF as well as child protection
  • Ensure documentation of good practices in emergency nutrition, child protection and effective communication of lessons within and outside PIN with the aim to enhance learning to improve future planning and programming.
  • Ensure the design, implementation and impact assessment of nutrition responses are fully in compliance with SPHERE & other international standards, national guidelines and policies and also in line with humanitarian accountability principles, values and code of conduct
  • Review and submit weekly/monthly CMAM/IYCF and other nutrition related progress reports and child protection as well as other relevant data for stakeholders including nutrition in emergency working group, child protection working group, ministry of health and others.
  • 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 form Humanitarian Program Manager
  • Working with M&E Manager, nutrition specialist and child protection specialist to ensure adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries and quality of the project

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years field experience in coordination position with an NGO on nutrition and child protection programmes.
  • At least 1 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 for nutrition services
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Child Protection and as well nutrition programming, experience in eg CPIE Minimum standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE and other relevant international Child Protection and nutrition in Emergency (CPIE) programming will be an added experience
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Knowledge and skills: General knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and core standards standard for humanitarian response
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Travel extensively 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.

Job Title: IT Coordinator
Location:Abuja
Department:ICT
Reports to:Country Admin and Logistics Advisor with Technical line to Regional IT Manager
Duration:2 Years

Purpose

  • To manage the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment and services within the country, lead on implementing ICT policy and plans in country.
  • Ensure ICT infrastructure complies with corporate standards and ensure security and access control for data and network devices. The post holder will lead on capacity building for staff in country.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the country IT strategy
  • Availability and reliability of the ICT infrastructure, applications and connectivity
  • Maintain agreed levels of service provision and service levels
  • Provide ICT support to delivering program outputs
  • Provide ICT expertise on ICT
  • Lead the provision of technical support for corporate applications, including installation and upgrades
  • Co-ordinate closely with Regional and local service units to ensure proper implementation of equipment/systems
  • Manage ICT risks
  • Participate in system/project testing, rollout and certification
  • Lead the provision of technical solutions and systems to meet local requirements
  • Ensure data and systems protection according to Plan’s standards and requirements
  • Provide content input to ICT staff recruitment, training and development
  • Coordinate for the procurement of licenses, soft wares and implementation
  • Provide efficient support to the IT needs in the Field offices and CO
  • Provide alternative and efficient options on how to resolve in-Country issues on the communication facilities like the stability of internet connectivity
  • Provide advice on Expenditure control and management of approved ICT budget
  • Provide training and support on technical aspects of corporate applications

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in a Computer Studies discipline and Master degree would be an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in the field of ICT, preferably with management responsibilities
  • Experience of implementing and supporting LAN, WAN, VSAT, Windows Server Infrastructure, SQL Server, Exchange server/Office 365, Cisco Infrastructure, VSAT and emergencies telecommunications equipment (BGANs, Radio, Sat phones,)
  • Good knowledge on Windows Server 2008/2012 including Active Directory
  • Experience in managing and implementing information systems and supporting technologies
  • Training in management and/or project management an advantage
  • Knowledge on ITIL
  • Work experience in an NGO is an advantage
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Typical office environment, the role will be based in the Country Office with visits to Field offices once in a while when necessary.
  • Level of Contact with Children:
  • Low contact- the job responsibilities of this position does not require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. There would be occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times

Job Title: Child Protection and Sexual Gender Based Violence (CP/SGBV) Officer
Location:Maiduguri
Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Child Protection Specialist
Duration: 12 Months

Purpose

  • To coordinate and manage the CP and SGBV activities in line with International minimum standards in Borno state.
  • The post holder will manage the CP and SGBV activities interfacing with other programme team members.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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 the [Child Protection Database] is set up, regularly updated, analysed 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
  • Directly supervises partner NGO Case Workers
  • 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].
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Initiate regular, participatory assessments/feedback surveys with client communities.
  • Provide inputs into and consolidate weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on the
  • Case Management activities; Submit reports for all field activities, trainings and meetings.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Experience in grant management and proposal writing preferred
  • Physical Environment and Demands:
  • Based in Maiduguri, Borno State with 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.
  •  Note
  • 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.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should 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: plannigeriajobs@gmail.com

Application Deadline: 16th April, 2017.

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