Plan International Latest Job Recruitment

Plan International job vacancies – we are recruiting for the following roles:

  1. Director of Programmes Quality and Innovation,
  2. Project Officer,
  3. Project Coordinator – KFW,
  4. IT Intern.

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Plan International is looking for suitably qualified and experienced candidates for immediate employment. Below are the requirements and Application Procedure: for Plan International jobs online.

Director of Programmes Quality and Innovation

Location: Abuja

Role Purpose

  • This role is expected to provide leadership for Plan International Nigeria’s programming, strengthening quality and building innovative approaches.
  • S/he will lead the programme team in developing and managing innovative and quality girls’ focused and gender transformative programmes in line with the Country Strategic Plan as aligned to the global strategy. 
  • The job holder will monitor and evaluate the programmes impact and ensure shared programme learning.
  • As determined by the CD, S/he will act for the CD and carry out strategic country leadership responsibilities.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Communicates widely within Plan International Nigeria, with partners and related government institutions.
  • A strategic leadership position, the post holder will work with the CD, and the Heads of Development and Humanitarian programmes. 
  • Plan International Nigeria being a dual mandate programme, the Director of Programme Quality and Innovation will provide specialist advice to country, regional and international programme team on development and humanitarian issues in Nigeria.
  • The role requires the ability to analyse and communicate complex information at a simple level to a wide audience and Influence diverse internal/external target audiences in Nigeria and probably within the West African region

Accountabilities
Key end eesults and rypical responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership for the programme unit

Management:

  • Developing programme policies, objectives, activity plans and timelines;
  • Member of the Country Leadership Team.
  • Contribute to the collective and informed decisions made by the Country Leadership team (CLT) on major issues for program strategy, implementation and monitoring.
  • Facilitate the design and evaluation of the Country Strategic Plan and Programs
  • Facilitate the establishment and implementation of standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency in the achievement of Plan’s programme.
  • Act as Country Director where necessary.

 Programme development and management:

  • Develop programmes and project management annual operational plan and budget.
  • Ensure coordination between development and humanitarian response programme
  • Ensure all programme compliance with programme quality procedure.
  • Ensuring that the programme is implemented in a cost effective, consultative, participative and gender sensitive way and ensuring gender transformative manner in all Plan International Nigeria programmes
  • Work with programme managers and the Partnership team to ensure capacity building plans are developed for each partner and monitor the implementation of these plans.
  • Conduct regular and frequent programme support visits to all programme locations with the aim of providing programmatic directions and support to Plan International Nigeria staff and partners in terms of programme delivery, donor compliance and programme implementation.
  • Chair Programme Management Team meeting.
  • Hold regular programme management meetings with programme managers, and heads of support departments.
  • Ensure Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning frameworks are developed for each programme and implemented.
  • Represent Plan in national, regional and international meeting as may be recommended by the Country Director and ensure that information/agreements are communicate and implemented accordingly.
  • Publications – provide leadership in facilitation the publication of Plan Nigeria’s corporate program reports/documents.
  • Build relationships with appropriate partners/networks working with Plan International Nigeria.

Financial Management and control:

  • Ensuring the implementation of appropriate financial controls for the programme
  • Monitor monthly budget versus actuals, and advise the Country Director of any problems associated with programme implementation and budget including spent
  • Ensure budgets are developed that are cost efficient and realistic.

Human Resource Management:

  • Performance management of all programme and resource mobilisation staff.
  • Support the programme staff and identify areas for improvement in their performance.
  • Coordinate with the Human Resource Manager, Programme Units managers and identify training needs and appropriate training courses for them.
  • Train and induct Country Office and Programme Unit Administration staff on basic Plan procedures, best practices, etc. as required.
  • Ensure staff safety, staff security, medical and security evacuation procedures are drawn up, approved and implemented, as appropriate

Dealing with Problems:

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Exhibit dynamism in leadership, nurture talent, drive learning and sharing so as to ensure effective and efficient high program support that helps deliver the country strategic plan.
  • Influence situation where he/she has no direct control over resources;
  • Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;
  • Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among the administration staff;
  • Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.
  • Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.
  • Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the Country Director or to the CMT for consideration.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Prepare annual programme reports for domestic and international consumption.
  • Prepare and submit relevant quarterly reports to the regional office.
  • Provide the Regional Hub, Global Hub, National Offices and other Cos with timely responses concerning queries linked with programme.
  • Report to the Country Director.
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria Country Director on programme Quality and innovation issues.
  • Work with all CLT Members and other head of departments for the efficiency of Plan International Nigeria’s operations;
  • Coordinate with Human resource and administration Unit leads in evaluating programme personnel at the Pus. 

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Qualification and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Social Science, Development Studies or other related fields.
  • At least 10 years of experience (5 of which must be at the CMT level) working in programmes, Monitoring and evaluation and resource mobilisation.
  • Extensive knowledge of Nigeria’s socio-economic and political environment. Including development and humanitarian context.
  • Extensive knowledge of Nigeria’s development and humanitarian programming environment.
  • Strong national network capacity to influence programme direction.
  • Experience in producing proposals and reports for a variety of donors
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of gender equity issues and their relevance to development and humanitarian response work

Skills:

  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant complication applications including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), SAP and other relevant applications
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Working knowledge of French will be an advantage.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively in a style that inspires confidence and builds credibility with staff.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent Team work skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally.
  • Analytical ability to draw pertinent conclusions.
  • Ability to influence, negotiate with and persuade staff at all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to maintain achieve operational efficiency and identify and mitigate risks related to administration.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences.
  • Confident representation skills.

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the business and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Application Procedure:
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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Project Officer

Job Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the KFW project implementation in line with Plan International Nigeria policies, donor guidelines and international best practices.
  • The role holder contributes towards ensuring implementation is compliant to the Country Strategy and Humanitarian Response Strategy, objectives, outcomes and targets, which constitutes the contractual and project base.
  • Also, the candidate ensures work-plans, programme activities and reports are timely accomplished in-line with minimum quality standards related to Education interventions.

Dimensions of Role

  • The candidate is expected to communicate with Project coordinator in-charge of the KFW project. Supports the strengthening and training of the school based management committees, training of teachers working with partners including communities and education institutions as well as follow ups and monitoring of project activities.

Key Roles/Responsibilities
The project officer is expected to perform the following roles:

  • Responsible for the direct implementation of the project activities in the selected local government areas(LGAs)
  • Facilitation of SBMC training and support for the strengthening of the SBMCs.
  • Support and facilitate the training of teachers in pedagogy and in service.
  • Work closely with the local partners to mobilize the communities in which the project will be implemented.
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly project reports to the project coordinator.
  • Raise purchase requisitions for the project and make follow ups with the logistics team to ensure timely procurement of the project materials.
  • Shares relevant information within the team establishing and supporting the proper documentation of activities
  • Contribute to resource mobilization through updating Plan International through the project coordinator by providing updates on the needs in the communities, participate in needs assessment and provide lessons learnt and feedback to improve project quality and implementation.
  • Participates in relevant projects and networks as requested.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in Education interventions in complex settings
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established 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)
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Community mobilizations and engagement skills.
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • The candidate demonstrates good working knowledge and skills of Ms excel, Ms word and power-point.

Languages:

  • Excellent command of English language and Hausa

Desirable:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning.

Deadline: 31st July, 2019.

Application Procedure:
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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Project Coordinator – KFW

Job Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to coordinate the KFW project implementation in line with Plan International Nigeria policies, donor guidelines and international best practices. The role holder ensures implementation is compliant to the Country Strategy and Humanitarian Response Strategy, objectives, outcomes and targets, which constitutes the contractual and project base.
  • Also, the role holder ensures the project cycle management is on track and in line with expected expenditure and work plans as well as that the programme activities are following minimum quality standards related to Education interventions.
  • Furthermore, the role holder is responsible for timely programmatic and financial progress reporting whilst ensuring donor communications are streamlined to Plan International Nigeria internal regulations.

Dimension of Role

  • The project coordinator will support the coordination and implementation of KFW project in Adamawa and Yobe states of Nigeria. S/he will be supported by the Education Programmes Manager, Education specialist, Field Coordinator and Emergency Response Manager.
  • The role holder is expected to communicates widely within Plan International Nigeria and relevant stakeholders. The role requires strong interpersonal and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate multifaceted information to all stakeholders.

Key Roles/Responsibilities
The Project coordinator is expected to:

  • Efficiently and effectively manage the KFW project
  • Provide pro-active management to the implementation of KFW project in all phases of Project Cycle.
  • Pre-assemble and prepare narrative reports and financial updates on expenditures in line with donor and Plan’s requirements, rules and regulations.
  • Regularly monitor project programmatic and financial performance, reviews and modifications.
  • Ensures regular update of project information and reports on Plan International enterprise resource planning and management information systems
  • Facilitate relevant mid-term reviews and evaluations liaising with relevant teams
  • Ensure project implementation aligns with donor requirements, Plan international procedures and international best practise.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree a plus (Education preferred, Humanities or social sciences);
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing education project in development and emergency contexts
  • The candidate must be able to master and manage relationships well and respectfully in regards of different needs with different stakeholders, including conflicting priorities and ad hoc request with demonstrated ability to manage immediate and remote staff members
  • The Candidate must possess capacity to stay on top of a variety of work, make clear prioritization and be creative in making use of internal (and external) resources (people/funding) to ensure achievement of envisaged outcomes.
  • The candidate creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team and with stakeholders
  • The candidate leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • The candidate demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • The Candidate demonstrates excellent cross-cultural communication skills and is fluent in written and spoken English Language as well as possess a working knowledge of Hausa Language
  • The candidate demonstrates good working knowledge and skills of Ms excel, Ms word and power-point.

Desirable:

  • The candidate possesses Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Education
  • The candidate possesses minimum of 8 years’ experience managing education project in development and emergency contexts
  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable the project meets its agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning.

Deadline: 31st July, 2019.

Application Procedure:
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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IT Intern

Job Location: FCT, Abuja

Role Purpose

Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty particularly those who are excluded or marginalized with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively.

Working in both the development and humanitarian sphere across 18 States in Nigeria delivering life changing services and support. In the next 5 years, Plan International Nigeria aims to Transform Power Relations in Favour of Girls and will not stop until 10 million girls can learn, lead, decide and thrive.

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

Dimension of Role

Financial measures or statistics relevant to post such as budget; list of direct and indirect reports

IT operational plans

Security and access control for data and network devices.

Plan and manage CO technical services ensuring adherence to all corporate processes.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

Assist in performing hardware and software installation procedures

Perform software configuration on stand-alone computers and laptops

Provide support in diagnosing hardware and software issues and troubleshooting activities

Support with documenting all processes in reference manuals for training and guidance

Assist in hardware and software inventory management

Handle periodic maintenance of hardware and software

Troubleshoot equipment such as printers and scanners and other peripherals

Take telephone calls from users and attempt to assist them with their information technology questions and problems

Handle IT related documentation and make sure that all IT supplies are available

Assist in gathering user requirements and developing appropriate reports for IT professionals

Provide users with ongoing assistance in their information technology problems

Provide support in setting up end-user training activities

Ensure adherence to corporate standards, design and architecture

Escalates incidents to ITC / global infrastructure support or local external support contracts as appropriate

Provide support with user IT training needs and highlight these to the ITC.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

University Degree or Diploma in Computer studies

Proven ability and experience in setting up LANs and telecommunications networks

Experience in supporting and management of LANs

Experience of Microsoft Server Administration

Experience in support Windows Operating System

Desirable:

Embrace Child-centeredness, Child protection, Community participation and partnership

Manage customer relationships and service

Capability to communicate ideas and technical information to a non-technical audience

Promotes high performance by all staff

Networking, sharing information and best practices

Works collaboratively as a team player, listens actively and values contributions.

Self-management and personal accountability.

Deadline: 30th July, 2019.

Application Procedure:
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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About Plan International.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.


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