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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. We are looking for people who are experienced, dedicated, have passion and want to make a difference in the lives of people

MONITORING AND EVALUATION ADVISOR

Department: Program
Reports to: National Programme Manager

Duration: 2 years 7 Months

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Sokoto Office

PURPOSE:
To provide leadership in developing and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plan and corresponding instruments for MNCH project and implementing M&E strategies in compliance with the project management tools and requirements. Take the lead in project reviews, assessment including internal data quality assessments, monitoring and evaluations. This position will also be responsible for developing project staff’s capacity in the area of both progress and data gathering, verification and results monitoring

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designs, develops and implements the comprehensive M&E framework/strategy, system and quantitative and qualitative tools, with a focus on health management information systems strengthening and incorporating mobile technology
Leads regular monitoring data collection, verification, entry, spot checking, analysis, reporting and sharing, ensuring accurate, high quality household, community and facility level data is collected on all PMF (Performance Measurement Framework) indicators on a regular basis and as per agreed framework and timelines
Supports, coordinates and follows the development and implementation of Baseline, Midterm, Endline and research studies in order to inform the M&E framework, tools, systems and processes
Provides information and feedback to the National Project Manager to inform adjustments in project strategy, and to ensure that the project remains relevant and effective.
Share and disseminate best practices on Program related lessons learnt in collaboration with Health Experts in the state.
Work with project team members to ensure community level data is collected, analyzed and presented for communities to make informed decisions on MNCH issues.
Ensure timely and high quality regular monitoring and evaluation reports are produced.
Set up and manage a project knowledge management system.
Provide regular and timely feedback on project progress against planned activities, outputs and results.
Develop innovative strategies, including application of IT technology, to engage the State Ministry of Health Department of Planning, Research and Statistics and PHCDA on MNCH data collection and quality improvement.
Establish linkages with M and E units of existing MNCH projects in the state.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:A Bachelor’s Degree in statistics or social or health sciences or an equivalent from a recognized university. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
At least 5 years practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation of public health programs especially MNCH programs.
Experience in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation especially in community and household data collection processes.
Experience in application of result based management tools.
Experience working with the DHIS 2.0 software is critical.
Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development.
Knowledge and experience with Donor program and M & E frameworks and approaches.
Thorough experience with the use of technology for data collection including mobiles phones and Global Positioning System (GPS) preferred
Working knowledge of software/ statistical packages such as Microsoft Access SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, databases (Access) and spreadsheets (Excel)
Physical Environment and Demands:
Travel to Programme/Facilities Units is required as 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.

GRANTS COORDINATOR

Department: Resource Mobilization/ Programme

Reports to: Resource Mobilization Advisor

Duration: 1 Year

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Country Office, Abuja

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this role is to support the resource mobilization unit for Plan International Nigeria. Lead the coordination of proposal development by working with program staff, national offices, gather technical input from relevant units, contacts and stakeholders.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the Resource Mobilization Advisor in coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of donor funded projects and programs
Manage donor grants transactions effectively and efficiently to ensure quality reporting
Coordinates grants start up processes with respective National offices to ensure smooth project start up.
Timely set up of all new projects in the SAP software.
Establish a grants tracking mechanism in order to effectively follow up grant activities and to determine progress and make decisions where further action is needed.
Work closely with the program department in grants implementation, coordination & management
Lead coordination of proposal development working with program staff and ensuring proper review at the National Office level, gathering input from technical coordinators, technical advisors, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation staff, and Finance.
Support in writing budget narratives, edit proposals, and ensure proper proposal and grant management procedures are followed.
Support in the reporting process with in-country staff for updates and National Offices for approvals before submission to the donor.
Ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time; that reports are coherent and accurate (quarterly, interim or final reports).
Act as focal point with donors in-country on grants management issues for ongoing, past, and potential future projects.
Review donor agreements and coordinate their review with the relevant Plan International National office.
Ensure that grants are implemented in compliance with Plan International guidelines and relevant donor regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
A degree in Development Studies, Business Studies, or Social Science (Master’s degree or equivalent in international affairs, development or related subject will be an added advantage).
At least three years of experience working in project and/or grants management and proposal/business development/design.
Experience in developing and interpreting donor budgets.
Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community.
Proven ability to develop and write grant proposals and concepts and track record in winning proposals.
Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Good communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills.
Excellent inter-personal, cultural and diplomatic skills.
Strong writing and editing skills with close attention to detail.
Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure in unstable security environments.
Experience in using SAP software will be a great advantage
Physical Environment and Demands:
Travel to Programme Units when necessary to support resource mobilization process
Level of Contact with Children:
High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very infrequent contact with children. Despite this, it is expected that children shall be protected at all times

INTERN- HUMAN RESOURCES

Department: Human Resource

Reports to: Country Human Resource Manager

Duration: 1 Year

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Country Office, Abuja

PURPOSE:

The internship programme in Plan International Nigeria provides on-the- job training in program management, research and data gathering skills, communication, people skills, and work ethics. It enhances the educational experience through practical and guided hands-on exposure and involvement in Plan Nigeria’s development projects as well as providing exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of Plan Nigeria’s goals and activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support human resource management process for Plan International Nigeria
Support with the implementation and ensure adherence HR policy and practices that are consistent with global policy and compliant with local statutory and legislative requirements that prevents organizational conflicts.
Support with filling and documentation related to staff (hard and soft copies)
Take minutes of meetings and assist in the elaboration of papers, power point presentations and analytical contributions, as well as other products and tools that will facilitate human resource management activities in the organization
Other tasks/duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree in Human Resource management, Public Administration, Business Administration or any related field.
Completion of National Youth Service with less than 1 year working experience
Proven strong academic track record.
Knowledge and understanding of Nigerian Labour and employment laws
Demonstrated interest in the field of development and Human Resource management in International aid organization
Language skills; written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably a command of the local language.
Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
Physical Environment and Demands:
Occasional Travel to field offices to support Human Resource management

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

INTERN- FINANCE

Department: Finance

Reports to: Country Accountant

Duration: 1 Year

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Country Office, Abuja

PURPOSE:
The internship programme in Plan International Nigeria provides on-the- job training in program management, research and data gathering skills, communication, people skills, and work ethics. It enhances the educational experience through practical and guided hands-on exposure and involvement in Plan Nigeria’s development projects as well as providing exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of Plan Nigeria’s goals and activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the finance team in implementing all financial process for Plan International Nigeria
Contribute to the monthly financial report.
Support program staff in making payments to participants during activities implementation
Maintain good filing for all vouchers in a limited access area to ensure easy retrieval.
Maintain a record of vouchers borrowed by staff and ensure that they are returned and filled appropriately.
Support with preparation of Withholding tax, VAT, Pension and other statutory deduction schedule where relevant before payment is done
Support with bank reconciliations and month end financial reporting
Ensure timely liquidation of staff advances and ensure more than one advance should not be given to a staff at a time.
Make available weekly to the Country Accountant and Accounts Assistant a list of all un- liquidated advances and support with the follow up of these advances.
Other tasks/duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree in Accounting, HND in Financial Accounting or relevant professional qualifications equivalent
Completion of National Youth Service with less than 1 year working experience
Proven strong academic track record.
Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and standards
Language skills; written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably a command of the local language.
Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
Physical Environment and Demands:
Occasional Travel to field offices to support financial transactions where 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

INTERN- HEALTH PROGRAMME

Department: Programme

Reports to: Head of Health Programme

Duration: 1 Year

Location: Plan International Nigeria, Country Office, Abuja

PURPOSE:

The internship programme in Plan International Nigeria provides on-the-job training program management, research and data gathering skills, communication, people skills, and work ethics. It enhances the educational experience through practical and guided hands-on exposure and involvement in Plan Nigeria’s development projects as well as providing exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of Plan Nigeria’s goals and activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Country program leads especially health programs in delivery of their tasks.
Conduct research/literature review in thematic priority areas and assist in drafting written reports/proposal contents for internal and external use based on guidelines determined jointly by the supervisor and the intern
Facilitate communication amongst our project partners.
Support the program unit in the preparation and implementation of seminars, conferences and meetings where applicable.
Take minutes of meetings and assist in the elaboration of papers, power point presentations and analytical contributions, as well as other products and tools that will facilitate the project ́s work.
Other tasks/duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree in Development-related fields such as public health, anthropology, sociology or public administration.
Completion of National Youth Service with less than 1 year working experience
Proven strong academic track record.
Knowledge and understanding of private and public health sector issues.
Demonstrated interest in the field of development and the work of international organizations.
Language skills; written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably a command of the local language.
Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
Experience with the development of statistics, charts in Excel and Web 2.0 tools (especially social networking) an asset.
Some previous work experience in communications and campaign management, and/or partnership building and stakeholder consultations, and/or research and policy development is desirable.
Proven oral communication, analytical and report writing skills are advantageous.
Physical Environment and Demands:
Travel to Programme/filed offices/ facilities to support programme implementation.

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

Consultant

Department & Location:

Micro-Nutrients Initiative funded IFAS Project; Sokoto and Kebbi States

Starting Date 3 May, 2017

Contract period:

22 May – 23 June, 2017

Contract duration:

Total of 22 billable days

Reports to:

(position) Programmes Development Advisor

PURPOSE:
How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?
Plan International Nigeria is seeking to engage an experienced Consultant on the Global Affairs Canada, Micro-Nutrients Initiative and Plan International “Boosting Iron Folic Acid Supplementation for Pregnant Women in Northern Nigeria (IFAS) Project. The Consultant will be responsible for conducting a desk review to facilitate the Adaptation of IFA Messaging for FLW and CBHVs/TBAs Including Supportive Supervision Tools for Supervisors in Sokoto and Kebbi states.

Background: Plan International Nigeria is implementing the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and Micronutrient Initiative (MI) funded Boosting Iron Folic Acid Supplementation for Pregnant Women in Northern Nigeria (IFAS) and the Zinc Scale Up projects with support from Plan International Canada. Both projects are an innovative micronutrient intervention being implemented to ensure an additional target of 750,000 pregnant women receive any IFA supplements and show an appreciable increase in the number of pregnant women receiving and consuming at least 90 IFA supplements in Sokoto and Kebbi on the IFAS project over the next two years four months. Nigeria’s 576 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births contribute to 14 percent of all maternal deaths globally, second only to India. Similarly, the 128 child deaths per 1,000 live births accounts for 13 percent of all under-five deaths globally while the neonatal deaths contribute to 32% of all under five deaths in Nigeria. There are huge in-country disparities in maternal mortality figures in Nigeria. The extremely poor Northwest part of Nigeria, including Jigawa, Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi, has the highest maternal mortality rate of 1,026 per 100,000 live births compared to 165 per 100,000 live births in the Southwest. WHO estimates anaemia in pregnant women at 41.8% with at least half of the anaemia burden due to iron deficiency. Moderate or severe anaemia during pregnancy have been associated with an increased risk of premature delivery, maternal mortality, and infectious diseases. Frontline health workers, their supervisors and TBAs have not prioritized health education messaging and IFA prescriptions using a gender lens to improve uptake of IFA among pregnant women and adolescents. Only 19.6% and 21.4% of pregnant women had iron tablets as component of ANC during a pregnancy in the last five years in Sokoto and Kebbi states respectively according to the NDHS 2013.

PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY ASSIGNMENT
The consultancy will support the development/adaptation of messages for frontline health workers, their supervisors, on the importance of revitalizing and prioritizing IFA, and on how they could contribute to a more effective gender and adolescent responsive IFA program and messaging adapted for TBAs on importance of Ante Natal Care (ANC) attendance by pregnant women and adolescent girls including use of IFA supplements. This process will also review existing training manuals, supervision tools and advocacy messages for frontline health worker, their supervisors and TBAs on IFA with a view to improve on them using a gender lens.

Specific objectives and role of the consultant
Objective 1: Consultant to conduct desk reviews of Behavioural Change Information (BCI) messaging for frontline health workers and supervisors including with a gender lens.

Objective 2: Consultant to conduct desk review on motivation of TBAs using Result Based Financing methods.

Objective 3: The consultant will also facilitate a review of training manuals, supportive supervision tools and advocacy messages including with a gender lens targeted at health care workers to improve their commitment to delivery of quality IFA services.

Objective 4: The consultant will supervise the information sharing events for the presentation of the messages.

Methodology
The desk review will use a mixed method approach. The consultant will be required to collect, analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data from primary and secondary sources so as to develop and validate tools for IFA and Zinc programming. A variety of methods including review of key and relevant documents; primary stakeholder engagements, workshops, team planning and review meetings; in-depth interview with key informants; site visits; data analysis will be employed in a cost effective manner.

Deliverables, Time Frame and Level of Effort

The period of the contract will be expected to cover a maximum of 22 days as per agreed upon timeline. The Consultant is expected to conduct all the preparation required to facilitate this process as suggested in the time frame below:
Deliverables Expected Time Frame Consultancy
Briefing meeting with Plan international Nigeria and planning meeting with state stakeholders
22 May, 2017 1
Conduct and submit brief on desk reviews of Behavioural Change Information (BCI) messaging for frontline health workers and supervisors.

23 -26 May, 2017
Conduct and submit brief on desk review on motivation of TBAs using RBF methods.

29 May – 2 June, 2017 5
Review of training manuals, supportive supervision tools and advocacy messages including with a gender lens targeted at health care workers to improve their commitment to delivery of quality IFA services.

5-9 June, 2017 5
Translate materials into outlines and presentations and submit package for sharing with Supervisors, FLWs and CBHVs/TBAs

12-13 June, 2017 2
Supervise Information sharing event 19-21 June, 2017 3

Submit final report 26 - 27 June 2
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QUALIFICATIONS OF CONSULTANT
Minimum of 5 years of experience in social & behavioural change communications/marketing, Nutrition, Maternal Neonatal and Child Health programming or related field.
Demonstrated experience in conducting content specific, effective and gender responsive desk reviews in social and behavioural change or related field
Demonstrated experience and understanding of community participatory development processes
Experience in working with low literacy communities especially in low resource settings
Fluency in English and the local language (Hausa) spoken and written
Ability to produce high quality work under tight timeframes
Ability to establish a good working relationship with State stakeholders and integrate feedback as required
Excellent skills in documentation and reporting

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 . 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 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.

DUE DATE: 14 May, 2017

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