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Plan International Nigeria Recruitment Portal

Plan International is evolving in response to shifts in international development and humanitarian response. We are doing this so we can continue to make a stand for children’s rights. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities. As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for talent across the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Job Title: Finance & Grants Officer – BMZ

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate financial information and ensure that Grants expenditures are in line with specific FAD/donor requirements. The role’s support is to the BMZ Projects.

Dimensions of Role
Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions. The post holder will contribute towards grant and financial management of the office and programmes, interfacing with both operational and programme team members. The post holder will also contribute towards the organisational development of Plan Internationals implementing partners:

  • Budgets – Monitor the budget of all BMZ Projects.
  • Reporting – Support financial reporting on the BMZ Projects.
  • Area of Responsibility – All the BMZ Projects.

Key Roles/Responsiblities
Grants Administration:

  • Assist with the grants set-up in SAP.
  • Support the full cycle of grants management activities beginning from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures.
  • Track grantee contractual obligations, e.g., pre-award conditions
  • Support the Finance & Grants Manager – Humanitarian and project managers to prepare the annual grants budgets for all BMZ projects.
  • Support the KP06 budget preparation and periodic upload in SAP.

Capacity Building and Support:

  • Provide technical assistance in terms of accounting (use of SAP), financial management, financial policy formulation, and systems of internal control to all partners/grantees to ensure compliance in terms with donor rules and regulations.
  • Support the assessments of partner/grantee organizations as directed by the Finance & Grants Coordinator and the Finance & Grants Manager-Humanitarian.
  • Review partner budgets and provide assistance and guidance where necessary including the monitoring and interpretation of project budgets versus actual expenditures.
  • Support, train staff and partners on donor policies, rules and regulations.
  • Facilitate timely partner advance request and liquidation in SAP.
  • Review Partners/grantee liquidation and recommend for approval.
  • Conduct and document regular partner visits to ensure compliance with grant agreement.
  • Ensure receipt of timely and accurate accounting and financial reports from partners.
  • Monitor the 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 and liaise with Finance & Grants Coordinator to implement strategies to improve performance.
  • Explain donor requirements and organizational financial policy & procedures to staff and ensure compliance.
  • Prepare and review on a monthly basis, donor-specific bank reconciliation statements and receipts/deposits reconciliations.
  • Support the preparation of financial reports based on donor requirements.
  • Ensure proper filing (electronic and hard copy) of grants financial reports.
  • Periodically update the financial reporting matrix.
  • Ensure that partners use the standard reporting templates and formats for their reports.
  • Prepare monthly BMZ Projects burn rate – expenditure traffic tracker.
  • Prepare monthly BMZ Projects cost recovery tracker.
  • Support the preparation of all BMZ Projects funding/grant tracker.
  • Prepare all BMZ Projects expenditure tracker.
  • Support the CO in recharging costs to BMZ Projects.
  • Fulfill Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times.

Travel Advances:

  • Ensure that filing of travel advances, per diem calculations and travel reconciliation forms are reviewed;
  • Ensure that all travel and purchase advances are liquidated on time.

Others:

  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Finance & Grants Coordinator and/or the Finance & Grants Manager-Humanitarian.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in donor funds grants administration.
  • Experience working with sub-grantees required.
  • Fluency in local language and English required.
  • Preferred qualifications: knowledge of and experience with the key donors in the industry is strongly preferred.
  • Experience providing capacity development assistance to sub-grantees strongly preferred.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent and demonstrable experience in grant and financial management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


2. Job Title: Admin & Logistics Officer – BMZ

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to provide administrative and logistical support for the BMZ project which is implemented in Adamawa state (Madagali and Mitchika) in line with policies of Plan International Nigeria, BMZ donor requirements and Nigerian laws
  • The post holder will be supervised by the Humanitarian Admin and Logistics Coordinator and expected to work very closely with other members of the programme team.

Dimension of Role

  • The post holder will contribute to the effective administration and logistics coordination of the BMZ project in Mubi office, ensuring the interface between operations and programme team members
  • The post holder will support development of Plan Internationals implementing partners and staff capacity building.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day support to staff under the BMZ project in general office operations and identify future needs
  • Prepare and file documents for signature and/or action, as necessary and ensure that that proper filing systems are in place for the office
  • Coordinates the planning and organization of meetings and workshops for the BMZ project
  • Ensure that BMZ project vehicles and all equipment are in good conditions and liaise with the Humanitarian Admin and Logistics Coordinator about necessary repairs and improvements as necessary
  • Ensures that the SAP system is used to capture all necessary activities as required.
  • Establish and maintain a well-functioning logistics support operation for the county office – effective coordination and use of vehicles
  • Ensure coordination of logistics and procurement operations for the BMZ project
  • Prepares and Maintain records of all outstanding purchase orders with external vendors and arranges transportation and forwarding services for all orders to ensure delivery on schedule
  • Prepare reports on personnel and material movement and ensure that reporting requirements are fulfilled in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with Plan International logistics standards and BMZ donor regulations
  • Ensure appropriate request for quotation is placed and correct quotations received for processing
  • Responsible for purchase order creation and maintenance in SAP
  • Store Management using specified software
  • Ensure compliance with Plan International logistics standards and regulations
  • Ensure effective management of assets register and general program equipment for BMZ project
  • Maintain an up-to-date monthly asset follow-up per project code, budget line, with a clear location & user for each asset; investigate and document any loss or damage
  • Maintain a local supplier database up-to-date and keep record of suppliers’ performance
  • Maintain efficient monthly, weekly & daily planning & movements follow-up tools
  • Ensure proper working & living conditions for all staff in each premises by providing in particular appropriate power supply, drinking water, stationery, etc.
  • Supervise preventive & corrective maintenance or works of premises
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Humanitarian and Logistics Coordinator.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • A Degree in Business/Public Administration or related field.
  • At least 2-4 years of experience working in administration and logistics generalist role in a
  • Experience in use of SAP
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing and speaking skills is required.
  • Excellent and demonstrable experience in procurement processes and logistics management.
  • Demonstrable experience in office management and staff coordination.
  • Excellent writing and speaking in English language
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


3. Job Title: Livelihood Officer – BMZ

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to engage a Livelihood and Cash Officer for the implementation of a multisector early recovery project – Reconstruction project for the improvement of basic and social services as well as livelihoods of conflict-affected populations in Borno and Adamawa states in Nigeria.
  • This is a project with a duration of 30 months and is supported by BMZ with Funding from the German Government.
  • The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate and manage livelihood training, saving groups (SGs) and cash based intervention activities in project locations in Mubi Field Office areas of responsibilities.
  • The post holder will support the implementation process by working with team members, stakeholders and community members in accordance with Plan’s emergency response programme strategy in North East Nigeria.
  • The Livelihood and Cash Officer will be supervised directly by the project coordinator with technical support and supervision from the Livelihood specialist.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the project coordinator, across Plan International and with relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • The post holder will support the establishment of a robust livelihood, market and cash sectoral system.
  • The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff and stakeholders.
  • The post holders will also contribute towards the capacity building of stakeholders and community based organisations.
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Key Roles/Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Field Team and Livelihood/Cash Specialist, the Livelihood/Cash officer will:

  • Implement livelihood and cash transfer programming for the humanitarian response and ensure beneficiaries are selected based on community based participatory criteria.
  • Support community sensitization, mobilization, awareness creation and participatory decision.
  • Collect and authenticate all information sheets (beneficiary lists, registration forms, distribution lists, and others) for delivery of livelihood intervention services;
  • Support the development and implementation of Livelihood/ Cash component implementation plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all beneficiaries’ registration and in kind/cash distribution activities
  • Support to ensure that livelihood/cash-specific elements of community and field level staff and volunteers capacity strengthening plans are successfully implemented.
  • Report results of Livelihood/Cash activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership at project location level on Livelihood/Cash activities to ensure project technical integrity to achieve project/program goal and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the field based team and sector specialist(s) and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Lead efforts at project location to conduct project interventions activities (livelihood/ cash), document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Lead efforts to train field level staff and financial services agents to set-up systems for effective cash/in-kind distribution and crowd control at such events to facilitate record keeping
  • Utilize the pre/post distribution assessment data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Cultivate strategic sectors relationships and networks, and act as alternative representative of the livelihood and cash sector in FSSWG, ERLWG and CWG meetings, conferences, and presentations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of Higher National Diploma/Bachelor Degree in the field of Sociology, Language Arts, Education, and Agriculture.
  • Minimum of 1-year post NYSC working experience in Livelihood/Cash operation with an emergency or development program.
  • Experience in VSLA formation and training including community mobilization and participatory decision making.
  • Prior experience with Plan International as a volunteer or consultant – Preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and capacity as enumerator conducting emergency assessments, field-level data collection, and experience analysing field data and concisely reporting on results.
  • Experience of implementing livelihood projects e.g. conditional/unconditional cash grant; public works/ cash for work projects; Cash for nutrition (INP+CBT); agricultural support; home based skills development or income generation projects- Preferred.
  • Strong understanding of youth and women employment, small and micro enterprise, education and vocational skills training and career counselling in livelihoods related enterprise.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proven expertise and understanding of diverse cash transfer and Skill acquisition training modalities, policy and compliance requirement
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, reporting and presentation.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for report writing.
  • Familiarity with cash based transfer, group organizing and mobilization for safety net projects
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to utilization of digital platform for cash transfer.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel/Word document)
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to forge excellent relationships with participants in multi-ethnic, religious and early recovery context.
  • A good understanding of best practices, techniques for achieving and sustaining youth’s positive engagement.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


4. Job Title: GIZ Education Officer

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the Implementation of GIZ education project.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with Project coordinator in-charge of GIZ project.
  • Supports the strengthening and training of the school based management committees, training of teachers working with local partners and the distribution of materials as well as follow ups and monitoring of project activities.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the direct implementation of the project activities in the selected local government areas(LGAs)
  • Facilitation 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 and monthly project reports to the project coordinator.
  • Raise purchase requests for the project and make follow ups with the logistics team to ensure timely procurement of the project materials.
  • In the absence of the project coordinator, act on behalf of the project coordinator.
  • 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.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies
  • 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, 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 skills.
  • 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.
  • Languages: Excellent command of English language and Hausa.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


5. Job Title: GIZ Education Project Coordinator

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to engage a project coordinator for the implementation of a livelihood early recovery project – Youth Economic Empowerment Project for Resilience and Peacebuilding in the context of north-eastern Nigeria (YEE4RP).
  • The post holder will coordinate and manage the implementation process by working with Plan’s programme, admin and finance team members, and project participants in accordance with Plan’s resilience building programme strategy in North East Nigeria.
  • The project coordinator will be supervised directly by the Livelihood specialist with additional administrative support from the DERM and DRM.

Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates with the sectoral specialists, across Plan International, ERM and DERM, cooperating partner agencies/INGOs and field level stakeholders and participants. The post holder will take initiative for project management, coordination and implementation; project monitoring and learning with strong coordination with relevant humanitarian programme clusters and working groups. This role demand dynamic person who is proactive to invent innovation and high quality work for building capacity, formulate advocacy in delivering a livelihood and resilience building project working in Borno and Adamawa states. The post holder will interface and support project team members and to deliver on project activity rapidly and systematically. The role requires strong leadership, facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, participants and other stakeholders.

Key Roles/Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Livelihood specialist, field team, the ERM and DERM the project coordinator will:

  • Support the development and implementation of project implementation and work plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, service delivery and all monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Support the development and deployment of activity flow chart for project delivery that will ensure regular reporting.
  • Support to ensure that specific components of the project are successfully implemented.
  • Provide narrative and budget report for project delivery by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate
  • Provide leadership at project coordination and management level to ensure project goal and corresponding objectives and targets are achieved.
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the field based team, sector specialists and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Support project team to coordinate and manage project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Utilize the assessment and survey reports to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances, and represent Plan in sectoral activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Support the dissemination of project information among the project team, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate capacity-building activities with project staff GIZ and cooperating partner.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Essential:

  • Bachelor/ Master Degree or equivalent in the field of Agriculture, Project Management, Sociology and Education.
  • Minimum of 5 years post NYSC working experience with a development or humanitarian NGOs or a multi-lateral Government project.
  • Experience in general program management of a field-based development or humanitarian project.
  • Knowledge in designing and rolling out of multisectoral assistance programs including assessments.
  • Experience representing and presenting a new project to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, and the public.
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills (MS word and Excel).
  • Proficiency and working knowledge of written and spoken English including at least 1 local language in area of operations.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize work responsibilities effectively – Essential.
  • Committed to being a team player and able to demonstrate constructive, cooperative and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according to community based participatory criteria.
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, learning and report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
  • Understanding of broader issues related to community participation, household nutrition, conflict analysis, safety, gender mainstreaming, and environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel/Word document).
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Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


6. Job Title: Nutrition Officer – BMZ

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • To provide technical support and overall coordination in area of designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Nutrition project

Dimensions of Role

  • The Nutrition officer will Lead the nutrition program planning and implementation of IYCF through Care group model, individual and mass education strategies and support the government health worker in management of SAM children.
  • Ensure internal and external reporting and documentation requirements are on-time and accurate.
  • Assess staff capacities and coordinate initial or ongoing trainings based on need and program goals, play a lead role in the orientation and training of new technical program staff, Models leadership to all staff and intentionally develops the leadership potential of the CG Promoters and Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by Care Group Promoters.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Lead the day to day the implementation of Nutrition activities (Infant and Young Child Feeding and management of SAM) at LGA and community level
  • Ensure observance and respect the dignity of beneficiaries, care givers and members of the community at all times.
  • Coordinates with project partners, project staff, the SMoH, LGA PHCDA and other stakeholders regarding upcoming activities and needs at the community and State/LGA levels.
  • Responsible for the performance and professional development of the CG Promoters who report to him/her.
  • Review Flipchart Lesson Plans with CG Promoters every two weeks and assure they understand the information well and can teach back the information in a participatory manner.
  • Collect CG Promoter reports on a monthly basis, review the reports and assure the information presented is reasonable and complete.
  • Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by CG Promoters.
  • Maintain a filing system in the project office so copies of CG Promoter Reports are easily accessible.
  • Responsible to supervise each Care Group Promoter
  • Will ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate counselling, education concerning the IYCF and caring practices through Care Group.
  • Responsible to liaison with the appropriate people in a timely and professional manner to ensure the financial, logistical and procurement issues required to implement project activities.
  • Monitor and provide support to community level activities such as Care group and Lead Mothers for the success of the intervention
  • With technical support from Nutrition Specialist conduct trainings to build the capacity of staff/volunteers, MoH staff and the community at large
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers and other carers at Child Friendly Spaces and in the community
  • Ensure project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • With the Breastfeeding Counsellors and Child Protection staff, develop monthly work plans for the Child Friendly Spaces and mobile units
  • Facilitate cross sectoral programming, particularly to promote excellent communication and referral between IYCF CP and emergency relief programming
  • At field sites, liaise with other humanitarian actors, local authorities, ministries and the military as appropriate, to maximize collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the Nutrition projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Nutrition, Food Science, Public Health, Nursing and other related natural sciences and at least three (3) year working experience in IYCF especially in CG model programming.
  • At least 2 years’ direct experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counselling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways for nutrition services
  • Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
  • Excellent report-writing skills.
  • Knowledge of English and local language such as Hausa/ Kanuri is a MUST
  • Female candidates are highly preferred for this position.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


7. Job Title: Project Coordinator – BMZ

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • Plan International Nigeria is seeking to engage a project coordinator for the implementation of a multisector early recovery project – Reconstruction project for the improvement of basic and social services as well as livelihoods of conflict-affected populations in Borno and Adamawa states in Nigeria.
  • This is a project with a duration of 30 months and is supported by BMZ with Funding from the German Government.
  • The post holder will coordinate and manage the implementation process by working with Plan’s programme, admin and finance team members, and project participants in accordance with Plan’s emergency response programme strategy in North East Nigeria.
  • The project coordinator will be supervised directly by the Livelihood specialist with additional technical support from thematic specialist.

Dimension of Role

  • Communicates with the sectoral specialists, across Plan International, ERM and DERM, cooperating partner agencies/INGOs and field level stakeholders and participants.
  • The post holder will take initiative for project management, coordination and implementation; project monitoring and learning with strong coordination with relevant humanitarian programme clusters and working groups.
  • This role demand dynamic person who is proactive to invent innovation and high quality work for building capacity, formulate advocacy in delivering a multi-sectoral project working in Borno and Adamawa states.
  • The post holder will interface and support project team members and to deliver on project activity rapidly and systematically. The role requires strong leadership, facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, participants and other stakeholders.

Key Roles/Responsibilities
In collaboration with the field team, the ERM, DERM and thematic specialists the project coordinator will:

  • Support the development and implementation of project implementation and work plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, service delivery and all monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Support the development and deployment of activity flow chart for project delivery that will ensure regular reporting.
  • Support to ensure that specific components of the project are successfully implemented.
  • Provide narrative and budget report for project delivery by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate
  • Provide leadership at project coordination and management level to ensure project goal and corresponding objectives and targets are achieved.
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the field based team, sector specialists and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Support project team to coordinate and manage project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Utilize the assessment and survey reports to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances, and represent Plan in sectoral activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Support the dissemination of project information among the project team, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate capacity-building activities with project staff and cooperating partner agencies/INGOs and field based stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor/ Master Degree or equivalent in the field of Agriculture, Project Management, Sociology and Education.
  • Minimum of 5 years post NYSC working experience with a development or humanitarian NGOs or a multi-lateral Government project.
  • Experience in general program management of a field-based development or humanitarian project.
  • Knowledge in designing and rolling out of multisectoral assistance programs including assessments.
  • Experience representing and presenting a new project to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, and the public.
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills (MS word and Excel).
  • Proficiency and working knowledge of written and spoken English including at least 1 local language in area of operations.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize work responsibilities effectively – Essential.
  • Committed to being a team player and able to demonstrate constructive, cooperative and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according to community based participatory criteria.
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, learning and report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
  • Understanding of broader issues related to community participation, household nutrition, conflict analysis, safety, gender mainstreaming, and environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel/Word document).

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


8. Job Title: Finance & Grants Officer – GIZ

Location: Mubi, Aadamawa

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate financial information and ensure that Grants expenditures are in line with specific FAD/donor requirements.
  • The role’s support is to the GIZ Projects – (GIZ Education & GIZ Resilience)
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Dimensions of Role

  • Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions. The post holder will contribute towards grant and financial management of the office and programmes, interfacing with both operational and programme team members.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the organisational development of Plan International’s implementing partners:
    • Budgets – Monitor the budget of all GIZ Projects.
    • Reporting -Support financial reporting on the GIZ Projects.
    • Area of Responsibility – All the GIZ Projects.

Key Roles/Responsibilities
Grants Administration:

  • Assist with the grants set-up in SAP.
  • Support the full cycle of grants management activities beginning from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures.
  • Track grantee contractual obligations, e.g., pre-award conditions
  • Support the Finance & Grants Manager – Humanitarian and project managers to prepare the annual grants budgets for all GIZ projects.
  • Support the KP06 budget preparation and periodic upload in SAP.

Capacity Building and Support:

  • Provide technical assistance in terms of accounting (use of SAP), financial management, financial policy formulation, and systems of internal control to all partners/grantees to ensure compliance in terms with donor rules and regulations.
  • Support the assessments of partner/grantee organizations as directed by the Finance & Grants Coordinator and the Finance & Grants Manager-Humanitarian.
  • Review partner budgets and provide assistance and guidance where necessary including the monitoring and interpretation of project budgets versus actual expenditures.
  • Support, train staff and partners on donor policies, rules and regulations.
  • Facilitate timely partner advance request and liquidation in SAP.
  • Review Partners/grantee liquidation and recommend for approval.
  • Conduct and document regular partner visits to ensure compliance with grant agreement.
  • Ensure receipt of timely and accurate accounting and financial reports from partners.
  • Monitor the 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 and liaise with Finance & Grants Coordinator to implement strategies to improve performance.
  • Explain donor requirements and organizational financial policy & procedures to staff and ensure compliance.
  • Prepare and review on a monthly basis, donor-specific bank reconciliation statements and receipts/deposits reconciliations.
  • Support the preparation of financial reports based on donor requirements.
  • Ensure proper filing (electronic and hard copy) of grants financial reports.
  • Periodically update the financial reporting matrix.
  • Ensure that partners use the standard reporting templates and formats for their reports.
  • Prepare monthly GIZ Projects burn rate – expenditure traffic tracker.
  • Prepare monthly GIZ Projects cost recovery tracker.
  • Support the preparation of all GIZ Projects funding/grant tracker.
  • Prepare all GIZ Projects expenditure tracker.
  • Support the CO in recharging costs to GIZ Projects.
  • Fulfill Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times.

Travel Advances:

  • Ensure that filing of travel advances, per diem calculations and travel reconciliation forms are reviewed;
  • Ensure that all travel and purchase advances are liquidated on time.

Others:

  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Finance & Grants Coordinator and/or the Finance & Grants Manager-Humanitarian.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in donor funds grants administration.
  • Experience working with sub-grantees required.
  • Fluency in local language and English required.
  • Preferred qualifications: knowledge of and experience with the key donors in the industry is strongly preferred.
  • Experience providing capacity development assistance to sub-grantees strongly preferred.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Excellent and demonstrable experience in grant and financial management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

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 support to enable programmes to meet 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 Organizational 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


9. Job Title: GIZ Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • Support the development and implementation of program M&E plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Support the development of data flow pattern for project that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Support to ensure that M&E specific elements of local partner capacity strengthening plans are successfully implemented
  • Report results of M&E activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate
  • Provide leadership at project location level on M&E to ensure the program technical integrity to achieve program goal and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field based team, sector Specialists and the M&E Coordinator, and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Lead efforts at project location to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
  • Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Support targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
  • Cultivate strategic sectors relationships and networks, and act as co-representative of the livelihood and cash sector in FSSWG, ERLWG and CWG meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Support to ensure that relevant data (5Ws, 3Ws and related MIS data) are entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project data
  • Collect and authenticate all information sheets (beneficiary lists, registration forms, distribution lists, and others) for delivery of livelihood intervention services;
  • Support field level partners staff, community based project management committee (CBPMC) and enumerators in designing, developing and deploying tools for community based selection criteria for the selection of beneficiaries.
  • Lead in the conduct of emergency assessments, field level Market price, cash/in-kind distribution and post distribution monitoring, data collection, analysis and reporting of results.
  • Facilitate M&E capacity-building activities with project staff and implementing partners
  • Setting up and managing complaint and feedback mechanism.

Dimension of Role

  • Communicates with the M&E coordinator/Manager and across Plan International and with local implementing partners.
  • The post holder will support the establishment of a systematic Monitoring and evaluation system.
  • The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Technical, Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large multi-year international development programs, with a robust M&E component.
  • Master’s Degree with 2 – 3 years experience is preferred.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Strong understanding of M&E, policy and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
  • Familiarity with M&E for protection projects including the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS)
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software packages
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

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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