Plan International Latest Job Vacancies

Plan International Latest Job Vacancies

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Humanitarian Advocacy and Policy Deployable Specialist (Interim)

Location: Nigeria
Travel required: 90%
Functional Area: Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
Reports to: Global Hub Humanitarian Advocacy and Policy Advisor (interim)
Effective Date: December 2021
Grade: GH4
End date: Six month secondment. June 30, 2022

Role Purpose

  • Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organisation working for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.
  • As Humanitarian Advocacy Deployable Specialist (interim) your main responsibility will be covering up to two specific crises by deploying in-country and implementing humanitarian influencing actions, representing Plan in prioritised networks and providing evidence-based advocacy recommendations and products across the organisation.

Dimensions of the Role

  • To provide in country support and advice to Country Offices and Emergency Response Teams during the development and implementation of humanitarian advocacy strategies.
  • To provide training to Plan International staff on advocacy in emergencies.
  • To support advocacy at different levels of the organisation through documentation and sharing of relevant experience and evidence from the areas in which we work.
  • Represent the organisation in the humanitarian ecosystem of the specific crises to which you are deployed. To undertake advocacy activities in the context of specific emergency responses.
  • Develop relevant advocacy products for Plan International representatives on specific crises.

Accountabilities
Support to and advising Country Offices:

  • Advise country and emergency response staff on humanitarian and political issues, legal frameworks and humanitarian standards relevant to advocacy, particularly those related to children’s rights and gender in emergencies.
  • Support with internal advocacy coordination with emergency response teams and with different levels of the organisation, including convene and chair internal advocacy working groups where relevant.
  • Support on inclusion of policy and advocacy in to funding submissions.
  • Develop of crisis specific policy positions and messages
  • Develop briefings and other policy documents for external and internal audiences.
  • Support communications planning and messages to ensure communications and media work strategically supports influencing objectives.

Advocacy and representation:

  • Represent Plan International and advocate with decision makers, partners and other key stakeholders such as donors, at national level.
  • Assist in the establishment of effective policy and advocacy relationships with the humanitarian community in country and engage in external advocacy working groups
  • Share information on upcoming events, visits and strategic meetings in a timely and effective manner.

Supporting humanitarian advocacy at other levels:

  • Documenting and sharing of case studies and evidence for use in thematic and crisis specific advocacy
  • Advising on crisis specific advocacy at the international and capital levels.
  • Building and maintaining an internal network amongst DRM and advocacy staff.

Key Relationships
Internally:

  • Works closely with Director DRM and the Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser
  • Specific-crisis Regional Heads of DRM
  • Specific-crisis CDs and ERM in the countries of response
  • NOs disaster risk management network to coordinate global DRM coordination and Advocacy
  • NY, Geneva, Brussels and African Union Liaison Offices.

Externally:

  • Peers, policy makers, information officers and other officials of host government, donors and donor governments, other agencies and groups, and media representatives responding to the emergency.
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Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrable and substantive knowledge of humanitarian issues and relevant legal and policy frameworks.
  • Considerable and demonstrable experience in advocacy strategy and messaging development, particularly in humanitarian contexts.
  • Strong networking and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships in a range of cultural contexts.
  • Committed to actively uphold Plan International’s vision, values and behaviours and policies
  • Adherence to humanitarian values and standards
  • Working proficiency in English language. Ability to work in French and/or Spanish is an asset
  • Working proficiency in Microsoft applications and able to effectively adapt to relevant Plan International data systems
  • Specific knowledge and expertise on children’s rights and gender in emergencies.
  • An in-depth understanding of the humanitarian architecture, coordination mechanisms and its various working groups, including experience of influencing within these structures.
  • Discretion and sound reasoning in dealing with sensitive matters; ability to independently solve complex and challenging problems.

Physical Environment:

  • This post may be based at any Plan Office with good communications links. The post-holder will be expected to travel to specific crises at short notice to join humanitarian responses.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • The job responsibilities of this position requires occasional/mid contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  19th December, 2021.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Location: Nigeria
Job Schedule: Full time

Role Purpose

  • The Accelerated Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) project aims to increase the utilization of quality, cost-effective nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and children under five years in Nigeria.
  • The World Bank-funded programme will be implemented across selected states through community-based nutrition services. In Niger State, there will also be an additional element of the provision of adolescent health services.
  • The project will be implemented by Plan International Nigeria in the state  in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, local CSO partners and other relevant stakeholders.

Dimensions of the Role

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for developing effective Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation and ensuring effective implementation in Niger State where Plan International will be implementing the ANRiN programme.

Accountabilities:

  • Develop project process results, M&E matrix and tools
  • Support Project Director and the team to develop monitoring plans that capture quantitative and qualitative data to facilitate quality reporting on log-frame and result framework performance indicators
  • Develop an operational reporting template for the project that facilitates the collection and aggregation of information
  • Make regular monitoring visits to project sites to oversee data collection and ensure that the right data is being collected
  • Liaise with M&E staff at the national UK office, and have regular catch-ups on progress of project
  • Ensure that all project establish and maintain community feedback mechanisms
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyses, and disseminate project data
  • Coordinate evaluation/research/survey efforts, to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested by supervisor/ senior management to support strong project management and knowledge management of the project.
  • Summarize, analyse and interpret data
  • Undertake quality monitoring and the development of project completion reports
  • Strengthen capacity of the team and implementing partners to develop effective Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation and ensure effective implementation
  • Facilitate documentation and reporting of monitoring data, lessons learned and success stories for internal and external sharing
  • Ensure programme learning is fed into results-based management processes, with a specific focus on documenting technical innovations and programme adaptation
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Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Statistics or Economics or Demography or Anthropology or Development Planning or Social Work or Epidemiology or related subjects of similar scope
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience of monitoring and evaluation in public health/nutrition or any large social sector programs
  • In-depth knowledge of M&E techniques and methodologies including knowledge of conducting operations research, household surveys and qualitative assessments; data analysis, interpretation and reporting
  • Proficient with analytical tools and software such as Stata, SPSS, MS Excel, etc.
  • Knowledge of other Nigerian languages will be an asset.

Desirable:

  • Confirmed experience in designing M&E and Learning frameworks for large scale nutrition programmes
  • Significant experience working as M&E Manager on large scale, consortium-led, nutrition programmes in challenging contexts, ideally in Nigeria
  • Experience in capacity building of implementing partners

 

 

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

 

Application Deadline  23rd December, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: IT Officer

Location: Nigeria

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

Dimensions of the Role

  • IT operational plans
  • Security and access control for data and network devices
  • Plan and manage Field Offices technical services ensuring adherence to all corporate processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Administering and maintaining the LAN and providing support in the field offices (Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe)
  • Responding to and resolving all incident tickets and service requests in a timely manner.
  • Diagnose and repair computer hardware and follow up on equipment sent out for repairs
  • Provide preventive maintenance of computer hardware, Troubleshoot and assist/support users,
  • Maintain a technical inventory of all computers and accessories of the country and field office.
  • Provide support and guidance for the protection of Field office data, computers, Networks against viruses and physical damage,
  • Organize and train staff to perform the routine IT administration functions in the Field offices,
  • Recommend and advise on the selection of IT service providers for supplier of maintenance of IT equipment for the Field Offices
  • Supervision of IT functions in the field-offices to ensure that standards of quality are met,
  • Carry out routing backup operation of IT applications and servers and network device configuration data.
  • Assist in Maintaining an up-to date inventory of IT asset for Plan International Nigeria
  • Availability and reliability of the ICT infrastructure, applications and connectivity
  • Maintain agreed levels of SLA (Service Level Agreement) and OLAs (Operational Level Agreements)
  • Provide efficient ICT support to delivering program outputs
  • Propose Technological initiatives for the IT department
  • Participate in system/project testing, rollout and certification
  • Manage and administrate all servers, switches, Routers, Wi-Fi’s, IP Surveillance etc for Plan Nigeria field offices
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
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Accountabilities

  • Perform hardware and software installation
  • 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 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
  • Ensure adherence to corporate standards, design and architecture
  • Escalates incidents to IT Coordinator / Global hub support or local external support contacts as appropriate
  • Provide support in setting up end-user training activities
  • Provide support with vendors/support contract 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
  • Fulfil other tasks set out by supervisors.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential

  • University Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical-Electronics or related field.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience working in the ICT industry
  • Candidate must possess a minimum of CCNA and MCSE or CCNP Certification. ITIL Certification will be an added advantage
  • Strong knowledge on Windows Server 2012 including Active Directory
  • Experience in supporting and implementing information technology systems
  • Work experience in an NGO is an advantage
  • Ability to communicate Effectively in English Language
  • Experience of implementing and supporting LAN, WAN, VSAT, Windows Server Infrastructure, SQL Server, Exchange server/Office 365, Cisco Infrastructure, VSAT and emergencies telecommunications equipment (BGANs, Radio, Sat phones,)

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent in Troubleshooting of mild to complex problems
  • Ability to resolve and support users issues remotely and over the phone.
  • Demonstrable experience in IT user support
  • Ability to self-regulate and work under short notice.
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Ability to think innovatively.
  • Excellent in communicating complex technical issues in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and good listening skills

Desirable:

  • Embrace Child-centeredness, Child protection, Community participation and partnership
  • Manage customer relationships and service
  • Networking, sharing information and best practices
  • Works collaboratively as a team player, listens actively and values contributions
  • Self-management and personal accountability
  • Capability to communicate ideas and technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Promotes high performance by all staff

 

 

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

 

Application Deadline  23rd December, 2021.

 

 

 

Note:

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• We reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement
• We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements
• Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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