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Career Openings at Plan International, 17th January, 2019

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Position: Consortium Lead
State:
FCT, Abuja, NG

Role Purpose

  • The position will also ensure coordination between the 2 consortium partners (Plan International and Save the children in regards to the implementation of the EU project in the North Eastern Nigeria.
  • The position will also support the development of the education portfolio in development Programme in areas such as Kaduna, Cross river and others where Plan International has development programs on going.

Dimensions of Role

  • Based in the country office, the role will entail the development of the education portfolio, attend meetings with the different stake holders especially the global partners in education(GPE) and occasionally represent plan international in meetings at Abuja level in both development and humanitarian meetings.
  • The role will also involve management of relationship with save the children the EU project consortium partner, regularly updating the grants team on the progress of the project to enable the grants team update the national office. The EU Project focuses on both formal and non-formal education including system strengthening for the existing structures from grass root structures as well as at state level and provision of livelihood opportunities for youth in the targeted locations.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Network with donors and national offices for funding opportunities for Plan International Education program.
  • Ensure provision of timely and quality reports as per the requirement of the donor.
  • Ensure sufficient and efficient management of projects’ budgets.
  • Provide leadership and technical support including trainings to both Plan International and partner staff as well as the government.
  • Manage relationship with the consortium partners.
  • Ensures proper stewardship of Plan Nigeria resources, and adherence to government and donor policies and regulations.Develop a strategic plan for education program that contributes to in  the CS.
  • Work in closely with the humanitarian team(EiE) for leverage to develop portfolio for education in programs.
  • Ensure timely submission of Purchase requests to the logistics and make follow ups with the logistics and procurement teams for the timely procurement of the project materials.
  • Develop high quality proposals
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Supervisor
  • Participates fully in strategic planning, annual planning and budgeting and other program planning processes, and ensures that implementing partners are involved where appropriate.
  • Provides leadership and management for all direct reports and ensure the establishment of and functioning of a strong, effective and coordinated team.
  • Coordinates the management of ongoing relationships with existing partners and where relevant, leverage those relationships to greater collective impact.
  • Participates as an active member of the Country Management Team (CMT) that oversees the general management of the Country Program.
  • Regularly communicates to the Education Unit on organizational priorities and key decisions as a member of CMT.
  • Represents Plan International Nigeria with external stakeholders, by attending meetings, making presentations, and providing advice where necessary.
  • Ensures that team members and all other colleagues uphold Plan shared values in all aspects of their work, perform their duties and functions in a collaborative, effective and supportive team environment.
  • Coordinates with all other units as may be required for the support necessary to advance the work for education development.
  • Identifies best practices and incorporates new ideas for building the education program.
  • Leads the monitoring of partners’ progress in the implementation of program activities and expenditure.
  • Ensures the integration of partners’ voice into program planning and the development of innovative projects.

Qualifications and Experience
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge:

  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience project management roles.
  • 2 years’ experience managing EU or ECHO grants.
  • Proven experience in quality and timely report writing.
  • Experience working in emergency 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, and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • 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.
  • Languages: Excellent command of English language

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline25th January, 2019.

 

 

Position: Stabilization Centre Assistant
State:
Borno

Role Purpose

  • The position holder is assist Therapeutic Feeding Unit (TFU)/stabilization centre component Community based management of acute malnutrition implementation in the LGA and working closely with the LGA health workers, and SC colleagues for the effective implementation and linkage of CMAM program with the community and facility.
  • In addition the position holder is also expected to provide a consistent and high quality technical support in relation to CMAM implementation and will assist CMAM officers, and others in the LGA to build strong CMAM implementation package.

Dimensions of Role

  • The incumbent will be assist the SC officer for the implementation of complicated SAM cases in SC 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/National SAM inpatient guidelines.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Manages the project unit’s implementation of nutrition program in agreement with the overall CMAM Program activities and the National manual in the management of SAM,
  •  Makes sure that CMAM program is implemented according to the National protocol i.e. application of the admission and discharge criteria, closely monitors and strictly follows anthropometry measurement
  • Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, therapeutic products and drugs for program implementation in SC
  • Plan and organize SC at designated SC sites in liaison with SMoH staff and SC doctor and other nutrition staff.
  • Work closely CMAM officer, IYCF Officer and community mobilization officer to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to OTP and SC sites.
  • Work closely with other partners implementing OTP for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at OTP level
  • Take a co-lead on Management of complicated SAM services at Stabilization centre sites and ensure the correct amount and type of therapeutic feeding is given to the admitted cases as per the protocol.
  • Ensure the multi-chart/inpatient card has properly filled and monitored and corrective action has taken on daily basis.
  • Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities to participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase out strategy,
  • 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 SC 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 Nutrition and Health 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 SC sites.
  • Follow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries properly
  • Provide a daily/weekly and Monthly CMAM report to the SC doctors/nutrition coordinator.
  • Upholds the image and values of Plan international Nigeria at all times,
  • Performs other related tasks as required, like control and facilitation of vehicle movement within the project area in the field Prepare and submit regular monthly and quarterly logistic activity reports to the project/office managers;

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Essential:

  • B.Sc or Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery, or Public Health,
  • Over one (1) years’ experience in complicated SAM case management in SC and CMAM 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

Desirable:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver PLAN’s strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • Excellent community mobilization skills
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Position: Stabilization Center Coordinator (Medical Doctor)
State:
Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • The position holder is overall responsible to lead the Therapeutic Feeding Unit (TFU)/stabilization centre component of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) implementation in the LGA and working closely with the LGA health workers, and SC colleagues for the effective implementation and linkage of CMAM program with the community and facility.
  • In addition the position holder is also expected to provide a consistent and high quality technical support in relation to CMAM implementation and will assist  CMAM officers, and  others  staff in the LGA to build strong CMAM implementation package.

Dimension of Role:

  • The incumbent will be over all responsible for diagnosing complicated SAM case using physical examinations and different laboratory tests in Mafa SC site in collaboration with other plan International nutrition staff and SMOH staff.
  • Based on their findings, prescribe required treatment and medications to attempt to heal any illnesses or injuries as per SAM inpatient management protocol of Nigeria and World Health Organization.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Examines patients/clients in line with standard medical procedures using various types of diagnostic mechanisms;
  • Administers and prescribes drugs based on analysis of examination, test reports and findings and counselling services as National and WHO SAM inpatient management protocol;
  • Manages the project unit’s implementation of nutrition program in agreement with the overall CMAM Program activities specially Stabilization centre/ therapeutic feeding unit and the National manual in the management of SAM,
  •  Makes sure that stabilization centre/ therapeutic feeding unit is implemented according to the National protocol and WHO guideline i.e. application of the admission and discharge criteria, complication treatment, therapeutic feeding, closely monitors and strictly follows anthropometry measurement
  • Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, therapeutic products (f75, F100 and RUTF) and drugs for program implementation in SC
  • Plan and organize SC at designated SC sites in liaison with SMoH staff and other nutrition staff.
  • Work closely CMAM officer, SC officer, IYCF Officer and community mobilization officer to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to OTP and SC sites.
  • Work closely with other partners implementing OTP for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at OTP level
  • Ensure the multi-chart/inpatient card has properly filled and monitored and corrective action has taken on daily basis.
  • Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities to participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase out strategy,
  • 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 SC are immunized according to the national protocols.
  • Ensure timely identification of complications, non-responders, and referrals to further investigation and management.
  • 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
  • Provide key Nutrition and Health 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 SC sites.
  • Follow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries properly
  • Provide a daily/weekly and Monthly CMAM report to the SC doctors/nutrition coordinator.
  • Upholds the image and values of Plan international Nigeria at all times,
  • Performs other related tasks as required, like control and facilitation of vehicle movement within the project area in the field Prepare and submit regular monthly and quarterly logistic activity reports to the project/office managers;

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc Degree (Medical Doctor) in Medicine with experience in emergency nutrition response speciality complicated SAM management in Stabilization centre and clinical experience in Under five children illness Diagnosis and treatment in hospital
  • Over one (2) years’ experience in complicated SAM case management in SC and CMAM 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 30th January, 2019.

 


Note
: 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. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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