Job Opportunities at Plan International

By
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

FIELD SECURITY ADVISOR


Department: Program
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Country Security Advisor
Duration: 12 Months
Location: Plan International Nigeria, Maiduguri Office

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 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 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.

GRANTS ACCOUNTANT

Department: Finance
Reports to: Country Finance Manager
Duration: 1 Year
Location: Plan International Nigeria, Country Office, Abuja

PURPOSE:
To ensure financial accountability for grants, according to Plan and donor requirements on the humanitarian programme. Provides timely and accurate financial information on grants. Position holder acts as finance focal person for finance-related grants issues (budgeting, cash flow management, reporting, auditing etc.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in the preparation of grants-related Country Budget and its subsequent modifications.
Support FAD set-up and subsequent budget modifications in SAP and updating the Grant Pipeline Monitoring Tool (GPMT).
Support the preparation of budgets for concept notes and proposals and the preparation of Indicative Grant Funding (IGF) Report
Maintain a budgetary control system to monitor grant budgets vs expenditures and advice management on variances and corrective actions required.
Prepare regular cash flow forecasts/funding requirements for donor-specific bank accounts.
Monitor funding requirements for donor-specific bank accounts and liaise with the CFM and Resource Mobilization Advisor to ensure availability of adequate funds to meet forecast expenditure requirements.
Ensure timely preparation and review of donor-specific bank reconciliation statements and receipts/deposits reconciliations.
Ensure that grant transactions reports as per SAP smart list match expenditures reported on the SAP and discrepancies corrected on a timely basis.
Ensure that grant financial reports are timely and accurately prepared in the required formats as per donor contracts and grant agreements.
Provide quarterly, year-end and other grants financial reports and analysis as required for management as per required instructions.
Any other duties as may be assigned by Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
University degree in Accounting or equivalent;
At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role;
Good knowledge of grants and project management.
Experience providing capacity development assistance to sub-grantees strongly preferred
Experience in preparation of budgets for concept notes and proposals
Knowledge of SAP will be and added advantage.
Physical Environment and Demands:
Travel to Programme Units when necessary

Level of Contact with Children:
Low contact- No contact or very low frequency of interaction. The job responsibility of this position does not require the post holder to have any one-to-one contact with children on a daily basis. There would be occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

SUPPPORT TO TRAINING OF ENVIROMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS ON PRIMARY AND SECONDARY HEALTH CARE WASTE MANAGEMENT - NIGERIA

DETAILS:

~Terms of Reference (ToR) Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN)
SUPPORT TO THE TRAINING OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS ON SECONDARY AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE WASTE MANAGEMENT Nigeria

PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY ASSIGNMENT:
Plan International Nigeria is implementing the Global Affairs Canada funded Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN) project with support from Plan International Canada. The projects seeks to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in targeted regions. As part of the processes for addressing environmental waste management issues and promoting sustainable growth through environmental considerations in the management of waste generated by the health facilities, towards the realization of the intermediate outcomes, Plan International Nigeria in partnership with the SMoH, SPHCDA, MOWA and other stakeholders, is working to roll out a training for 219 Environmental Health Officers (EHO) across 216 Primary health care facilities and 3 Secondary health facilities.
To this end, Plan International Nigeria is recruiting for two (2) state facilitators to support the review and update of training manuals and roll out of EHO training in Bauchi state. Specifically, the objectives for the Consultants include but not limited to the following activities:

Work with the State Ministry of Health, State Ministry of Environment, State Environmental Protection Agency, State Ministry of Women Affairs and State Primary Health Care Development Agency to review and update Facility waste management manuals and presentations
Facilitate Training of Trainers in Bauchi State
Develop health facility waste management protocol
Supervise the roll of training to 219 health workers
Have a debriefing meeting with BORN project staff and stakeholders
Submit detailed report including all documents developed, to Plan International Nigeria BORN project.
The Consultant will report directly to the National Program manager who will provide coordination with support from the Health coordinators and Gender advisor in Bauchi state

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF STATE FACILITATORS:
Responsibilities of the Consultant:
Review project documents under the guidance of Plan International Nigeria Head of Health programs.
Ensure continuous interaction with National Program manager and other stakeholders to ensure gender responsiveness of the training manual and other documents.
Facilitate a 5-day manual review and adaptation, including development of training manuals and draft health facility waste management protocols.
Facilitate a 6 day Training of trainers on Facility waste management (inclusive of training on facilitation and communication and update to health facility waste management protocols)
Supervise 3-day step training to 219-health facility EHOs over a 6-day period (including an update to health facility waste management protocols.
Use 3 days to write documentations and submit a final report documenting all processes with other developed documents to Plan International Nigeria BORN project.

SPECIFIC SCOPE:
As part of the process of rolling out the supply phase of the project, specific gender responsive materials and documents will be reviewed and developed before they are used to support the capacity building of relevant cadre of supervisors and health facility EHOs. This will ensure there is competency for health facility waste management, availability of protocols to guide health facility waste management which will ultimately contribute to improved environmental sustainability.
Contribution to BORN project Performance Management Framework
1231 ToT sessions of state based facilitators conducted on gender responsive and adolescent friendly basic MNH/SRH services including , FP, BEmONC, ANC, PNC, CEmONC, including medication for PPH & eclampsia, Evironemental waste management 1232 Training/refresher sessions conducted for health providers & CSO staff on gender responsive and adolescent friendly MNH/SRH including FP services, home visits community mobilization & data collection/record keeping,as well as environmentally safe waste disposal
Deliverables, Time Frame and Level of Effort The period of the contract will be expected to cover a maximum of 15 days as per agreed upon
timeline.
The expected deliverables and timelines are highlighted in table below:

DELIVERABLES EXPECTED

COMPLETION DATE
Meeting with BORN team and State stakeholders and review of project document and understanding of roles and responsibilities and development of draft concept
15th June 2017
Desk review and development of draft manuals, presentation and protocols
19th June 2017
Training of trainers
28th June 2017
Supervise roll out training
14th July 2017
Submit of first draft report and other supporting documents
21st July 2017
Submit of final draft report and other supporting documents
28th July 2017

QUALIFICATIONS OF CONSULTANT(S)
A Bachelor’s Degree in health and environmental sciences from a recognized higher institution. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
At least 5 years’ practical work experience in environmental waste management especially health facility waste management.
Experience in Participatory training on Environmental health waste management
Experience in training and application on facilitation skills and communication or Adult based learning methodologies
Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development.
A good understanding of the Nigerian Health care system especially the policies, guidelines and laws around Environmental Health care waste management in Health facilities.
Fluency in English and the local language (spoken and written);
Ability to establish a good working relationship with National and State stakeholders and integrate feedback as required.
Excellent skills in documentation and reporting
Application Package and Procedures
A completed application should contain the following:

Detailed CV demonstrating technical expertise and previous experience in coordinating and facilitating activities of a similar nature
Availability to commence consultancy
A financial statement of facilitation fee per day.
Names and contact information of three references who can be contacted regarding relevant experience.
A copy of a previous report of a similar nature undertaken. The proposal will be scored
on both technical and financial aspects weighted at 70% and 30% respectively.
Note: Consulting firms may apply.
Ethics and Child Protection
Plan International Nigeria places a high premium on CHILD PROTECTION issues in all its working relationships with its partners and associates and mandates all its working partners and associates to adhere to its CHILD PROTECTION Policy. As such, the activity must ensure appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation; a process of free and un-coerced consent and withdrawal; confidentiality and anonymity of participants. Consultants are required to provide a statement within their proposal on how they will ensure ethics and child protection in the development process. This must also include consideration of any risks related to the activity and how these will be mitigated.

VALUES OF PLAN INTERNATIONAL:
You confirm you are familiar and committed to the following values of Plan International Nigeria
The best Interest of the Child: Strive to always act in the best interests of the child.
Human rights: Respect child rights and human rights and we believe in everyone’s innate and inalienable dignity as human beings regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class or disability.
Honesty and Transparency: We are ethical, honest, transparent, and place a high value on integrity.
Empowerment: Create the conditions in our work, in our activities and in our organization for personal empowerment, especially of children and the most marginalized.
Partnership: Acknowledge that we cannot solve problems of poverty alone but only through teamwork and mutual partnerships.
Accountability: We are accountable to all of our stakeholders in communication, finances, performance measures, and results and strive for effectiveness, sustainability, and efficiency in everything we do. We adhere to recognized international standards.
Learning and Improvement: We strive for continuous learning and improvement. We listen to new ideas and encourage entrepreneurial activities, innovation, creativity, and change.
Disclosure of Information/Child Protection
It is understood and agreed that the Consultant(s) shall, during and after the effective period of the contract, treat as confidential and not divulge, unless authorized in writing by Plan, any information obtained in the course of the performance of the Contract. Information will be made available for the consultants on a need-to-know basis. Any necessary field visits must be budgeted for in your proposal. Plan staff under the coordination of the National Program Manager will support the consultant in facilitating all necessary engagements required by the Consultant. The selected consultant will commit to respect Plan’s Child Protection Policy to prevent any harm from participating children and youth.

ANTI - CORRUPTION
The Consultant and partners declares and guarantees that no offer, gift or payment, consideration or benefit of any kind, which constitutes an illegal or corrupt practice, has been or will be made to anyone by the Consultant either directly or indirectly, as an inducement or reward for the award or execution of this agreement.
The Consultant declares and guarantees that neither Consultant, nor partners or associates, temporary nor permanent, would be involved in the implementation of this agreement:
Have been convicted during a period of three (3) years prior to the submission of their proposals for this project, by a court of law in Nigeria or in any other jurisdiction for an offence involving bribery or corruption
Are under sanction, for an offence involving bribery or corruption, imposed by a government, a governmental organization or a development organization providing development assistance

ANTI – TERRORISM
The Consultant or partners declares and guarantees that the funds provided by Plan Internationa Nigeria for the service shall not be knowingly be used to benefit terrorist groups as defined in the criminal code of Nigeria or individual members of those groups or for terrorist activities either directly or indirectly.

WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
Plan International Nigeria has a Code of Conduct including a Whistle Blower Policy (attached and enjoins its entire staff and associates to “whistle blow” (raise legitimate concerns abou violation of the Code of Conduct without fear of recrimination in the course of their engagemen with Plan International Nigeria).

TO APPLY

Use the email(s) below to apply.

Field Security Advisor - Nigeria.Recruitment@plan-international.org
Grants Accountant - Nigeria.Recruitment@plan-international.org
Suppport to Training of Enviromental Health Officers on Primary and Secondary Health Care Waste Management - Nigeria - Nigeria.consultant@planinternational.org
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 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: 16 June, 2017

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Most Recent