Ongoing recruitment at Plan International



  2021-06-22
  Maiduguri

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.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, driving changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. Plan International is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Grants Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the grant administration, coordination and management of multi donor funded projects.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Reporting to the Grants & Compliance Manager, the grant officer will support a cross-functional project team responsible for quality implementation of complex multi-million grant-funded development and Humanitarian projects.

Accountabilities

  • Support the grant unit in coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of the donor funded project and programs
  • Support the full cycle of grants management activities from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures
  • Manage assigned portfolios, in collaboration with the program team and finance team
  • Maintain a grant tracking mechanism in order to effectively follow up grant activities and to determine progress. Track contractual obligations.
  • Ensure grant management procedures are followed and donor compliance requirements are met.
  • Support budget preparation, modification and reflect same on the SAP system
  • Review and ensure donor reports are coherent, accurate and submitted timely. Maintain monthly reporting compliance tracker for assigned portfolios.
  • Ensure timely set-up of grants in SAP system and monitor compliance.
  • Ensuring projects are implemented in compliance with Plan International guidelines and relevant donor regulations.
  • Maintain and update grant files (electronic and hard copy files)
  • Document and share key compliance issues with Plan International staff and partners setting ground for compliance management
  • Draft Funding Approval Document (FADs) and ensure they are fully executed.
  • Coordinate grant audit exercise and ensure no exceptions/disallowances
  • Participate in monthly BVA and coordination meetings a to review project progress with clear action points
  • Carry out income reconciliation and pre-financing tracking
  • Ensure proper close out of projects
  • Support Humanitarian and project managers to prepare annual grants budgets for the BMZ and other projects in Yobe state.
  • Support the assessments of partner/grantee organizations.
  • Review partner budget and provide support and guidance where necessary
  • Support in training staff and partners on donor policies, rules and regulations.
  • Conduct and document regular partner visits to ensure compliance with grant agreement.
  • Monitor partner burn rate and offer timely advice to the partner and programs team for prompt action and decision-making.
  • Monitor and track grants related performance measurement indicators to improve performance.
  • Fulfill Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
  • This role does not directly supervise any role.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • 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
  • Experience in developing and interpreting donor budgets.
  • Experience working with multi donor projects
  • Experience with donor funding regulations, procedures and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community.
  • 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.

Desirable:

  • Good research, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Effective working with and through partners
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High proficiency in MS office tools (with excellent Microsoft Excel skills).

Job Title: Stabilization Centre (SC) Coordinator

Location: Madagali – Adamawa 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 government 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 SC officers/Assistants, SC consultant health workers and other staff in the LGA to build strong CMAM implementation package.

Dimensions of the Role:

  • The incumbent will be over all responsible for diagnosing complicated SAM case using physical examinations and different laboratory tests in respective general hospital SC site in collaboration with other plan International nutrition staff and Hospital Management Board 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.

Accountabilities:

  • 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.
  • always Upholds the image and values of Plan international Nigeria
  • 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:

  • Minimum MBBS 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 two (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 encouraged 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.

Job Title: Grants Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the grant administration, coordination and management of multi donor-funded projects.

Dimensions of the Role:

  • Reporting to the Grants & Compliance Manager, the grant officer will support a cross-functional project team responsible for quality implementation of complex multi-million grant-funded development and Humanitarian projects.

Accountabilities:

  • Support the grant unit in coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of the donor-funded project and programs
  • Support the full cycle of grants management activities from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures
  • Manage assigned portfolios, in collaboration with the program team and finance team
  • Maintain a grant tracking mechanism in order to effectively follow up grant activities and to determine progress. Track contractual obligations.
  • Ensure grant management procedures are followed and donor compliance requirements are met.
  • Support budget preparation, modification and reflect same on the SAP system
  • Review and ensure donor reports are coherent, accurate and submitted timely. Maintain monthly reporting compliance tracker for assigned portfolios.
  • Ensure timely set-up of grants in SAP system and monitor compliance.
  • Ensuring projects are implemented in compliance with Plan International guidelines and relevant donor regulations.
  • Maintain and update grant files (electronic and hard copy files)
  • Document and share key compliance issues with Plan International staff and partners setting ground for compliance management
  • Draft Funding Approval Document (FADs) and ensure they are fully executed.
  • Coordinate grant audit exercise and ensure no exceptions/disallowances
  • Participate in monthly BVA and coordination meetings a to review project progress with clear action points
  • Carry out income reconciliation and pre-financing tracking
  • Ensure proper close out of projects
  • Support Humanitarian and project managers to prepare annual grants budgets for the BMZ and other projects in Yobe state.
  • Support the assessments of partner/grantee organizations.
  • Review partner budget and provide support and guidance where necessary
  • Support in training staff and partners on donor policies, rules and regulations.
  • Conduct and document regular partner visits to ensure compliance with grant agreement.
  • Monitor partner burn rate and offer timely advice to the partner and programs team for prompt action and decision-making.
  • Monitor and track grants related performance measurement indicators to improve performance.
  • Fulfill Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
  • This role does not directly supervise any role.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • 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
  • Experience in developing and interpreting donor budgets.
  • Experience working with multi donor projects
  • Experience with donor funding regulations, procedures and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community.
  • 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.

Desirable:

  • Good research, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Effective working with and through partners
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High proficiency in MS office tools (with excellent Microsoft Excel skills).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Stabilization Centre (SC) Coordinator

Location: Jakusko and Bursari – Yobe

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 government 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 SC officers/Assistants, SC consultant health workers and other staff in the LGA to build strong CMAM implementation package.

Dimensions of the Role:

  • The incumbent will be overall responsible for diagnosing complicated SAM case using physical examinations and different laboratory tests in respective general hospital SC site in collaboration with other plans International nutrition staff and Hospital Management Board 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.

Accountabilities:

  • 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.
  • always Upholds the image and values of Plan international Nigeria
  • 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:

  • Minimum MBBS 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 two (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 encouraged 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.

Deadline: 4th July, 2021.

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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