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Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.
Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response in the Northeast. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector.
Our Humanitarian Response Program is looking for people who are experienced, dedicated, have passion and want to make a difference in the lives of people

PROJECT MANAGER

Department: Program

Reports to: Humanitarian Project Manager

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Country Office-Abuja.

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors’ degree in Social Science, Sociology, public health or any related field .
Master’s degree will be an added advantage
Work experience in an INGO with at least 2 years in humanitarian response and managing of UNICEF project
At least 3 years’ experience in Child Protection programming, experience in Child
Protection in Emergency (CPiE) programming will be an added advantage
Demonstration of strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and
NGO sectors.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
General implementation experience in a managing role in humanitarian response

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and core standards eg CPIE
Minimum standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE and other relevant international standard for humanitarian response
Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
Physical Environment and Demands:
Travel to Programme/Facilities Units in the North East is required and necessary to ensure that programme are effectively delivered.

Level of Contact with Children:
High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent

contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

COMMUNICATION ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator/ Child Protection Spe...t

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Mubi Office

PURPOSE:

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

Level of Contact with Children:
High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

CHILD PROTECTION AND SEXUAL GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (CP/SGBV) OFFICER
 

Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator/ Child Protection Spe...t

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Mubi Office

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide technical and management leadership to the Case Management program in accordance with best practice and Plan policies, including its child-centered community-
based approach.
Ensure that solid case management, referral and information management systems are in place for appropriate identification, responses and follow-up for children harmed or at risk of being harmed
Ensure regular communication with CPiE Spe...t to integrate appropriate child protection in emergencies priorities in program design
Ensure regular Plan case review meetings and conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learned and improve case management system accordingly; [participate in Best Interest Determination as appropriate].
Ensure the [Child Protection Database] is set up, regularly updated, analyzed for trends in the caseload, and efficiently and confidentially managed in collaboration with the Data
Manager [and relevant partner organizations (e.g. UNHCR, Save the Children and UNICEF)].
Provide support to Family Tracing and Reunification activities in collaboration with implementing agencies
Collaborate with other project staff to ensure referrals to other services such as psychosocial support and education/livelihoods interventions
To ensure children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by ensuring standard tools and procedures are in place and
adhered to by case management team members.
To manage, provide training and technical support to, and build the capacity of the full case management team.
To coordinate with other child protection agencies on case management.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
BA or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Human Rights or related degree desired
At least 3 years’ experience in implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
At least 2 years direct experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems
Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting
Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation preferred
Experience in grant management and proposal writing preferred

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

Level of Contact with Children:
High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times

DATA MANAGEMENT OFFICER


Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator/ M & E Manager

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Mubi Office

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure prompt and accurate entry of all case management forms, including clear procedures for form submission, data quality checks, filing and sharing (i.e. data flow).
File and store hard copy files in lockable file cabinets and input transfer information into the database
Extract individual case information from the database for caseworkers to facilitate managing their caseload and undertaking case management activities
Ensure regular analysis of the caseload to support reporting and caseload needs/trends
Ensure regular communication with the other Data Management team members for updates on achievements and challenges
Provide technical and management leadership to the information management component of the Case Management program in accordance with best practice and Plan policy.
Supports implementation and adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans.
Ensure that a solid information management system, including data protection protocols and information sharing protocols, is in place for confidential, safe and accurate documentation, filing, storing and usage of information collected on children harmed or at risk of being harmed
Ensure regular communication with the Case Management Supervisor for updates on caseload analysis, trends, achievements and challenges

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Technical diploma or degree in computer science, engineering, social work, human rights, or related degree desired
At least 1-2 years’ experience of implementing information management and/or child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
Demonstrated understanding of information management principles, tools and systems,
knowledge of and experience in using the IA CP IMS preferred
Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response preferred
Previous experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff preferred

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

High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

SECURITY OFFICER

Department: Program

Reports to: Field Coordinator/ Security Advisor

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Mubi Office

PURPOSE:

The Security Officer will be responsible for the assessments, security related guidance and enforce implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures for the Humanitarian

RESPONSE PROGRAM WITH THE SUPPORT OF COUNTRY OFFICE SECURITY ADVISOR

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advise Humanitarian Unit on all aspects of security, management issues and trends in the North East
With support from Security Advisor develop/maintain an appropriate framework of security measures and standard operating procedures (SSOPs), which will increase Plan
International Nigeria’s overall capacity to protect staff, programs, and property for the humanitarian response
Ensure that Plan International Nigeria SSOPs reflect risk levels referenced in Plan’s Global
Security Policy and ensure SSOPs are compliant with all Plan’s policies
Manage the day-to-day operations of security management i.e. guard oversight/management/direction; identification, documentation, analysis and follow up of security threats/incidents; monitoring SSOP compliance; staff/vehicle movement control, etc for the humanitarian response
At the state level, lead the response to all security threats/incidents in a timely, professional and appropriate manner
Review existing Security Risk Assessments (SRAs) and conduct same routinely in the two
North East states of Plan’s Humanitarian response operational locations as well as whenever the security situation changes and advice programming
Monitor and suggest ongoing improvements to existing security warning systems and produce the report to updates/alerts etc., then analyse available information with respect to potential impact to Plan International Nigeria and inform staff /management accordingly of security risks.
Ensure regular communication with all project leads.
Regular attendance at relevant security meetings and forums for the North East.
Report on security incidents/threats to Security Advisor on a regular basis (including analysis of trends) and focal persons at the district level
Review physical security arrangements including insurance for staff and assets (e.g.vehicles) in collaboration with relevant managers such as P&C, Operations Managers etc, on a regular basis and implement action plans to improve/correct as/when required
Develop and test contingency plans based on results and anticipation of security threat/risk assessments and develop staff preparedness/capacity to respond, staffing collaboration with focal persons at the district/PU level
Ensure that regular safety and security trainings are conducted with relevant field staff
Build the capacity of all staff on security including health and safety aspects under P&C leadership/ownership
Assess communications needs and recommend improvements/technological aspects to make sure that all equipment’s are working and in good condition such as generator(s), radios, satellite phones, etc.
Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or any related field
At least 3-5 years’ experience of security, health and safety management or similar capacity
Good understanding of national security related issues and their relations to Plan’s contexts
Experience in conducting participatory risk assessments and preparing situational analyses, including the analysis of factors from both the internal and external environments, identifying crucial risks that have to be addressed, setting objectives and developing plans of action
Good communication skills (written and verbal) both in several local and English languages in order to present and garner information quickly and clearly to a variety of audiences
Computer: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Strong knowledge and experience in occupational security and health & safety operations
Ability to prioritize and manage complex and varied workloads, often to tight deadlines, in a dynamic, fragile and multi-cultural setting
Ability to guide staff with limited security capacity
Ability to predict and respond to security threats/incidents
Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and trouble-shooting skills including negotiation and influencing skills
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
Energetic and motivated individual, with a proven track record of undertaking similar assignments
Strategic and critical skills - but also focused on operational results and ‘getting things done’
Commitment to continuous learning; willingness to keep a--- of new developments in security
Able to work independently but also collaborate closely within teams
Ability to establish and sustain strong working relationships with Plan colleagues and in the broader Nigeria community/context
Culturally and socially sensitive
Physical Environment and Demands:
Frequent travel to field/communities to coordinate project activities

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

TO APPLY
Please submit a full CV and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: Nigeria.Recruitment@Plan-international.org

within 8 days of publication. Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail., only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer ad does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.

Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.

DUE DATE: 29 December, 2016

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