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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.

ADMIN ASSISTANT
LOCATION:
Maiduguri, Borno

ROLE PURPOSE

To provide support to sound administrative, office and logistics support to the Maiduguri office in line with policies of Plan International.
The role will contribute to effective office management including support to store management, inventory/asset management and supervision of janitorial services.
The incumbent will employ the use of general office practices and administrative procedures to carry out assigned tasks.

DIMENSION OF ROLE:
Implementation of administrative processes, protocols and systems for the Maiduguri Office.
Provide administrative and logistical support for staff
Supervision of two janitors

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBLITIES
Supports in maintenance of general office systems including filing; sending, receiving and distributing documents; and? photocopying/Scanning.
Coordinate and prepare mailings, including production, photocopying, assembling, posting and courier/shipping.
Assist with sourcing for quotations towards the procurement of goods and materials for program delivery as per corporate procedures to ensure value for money is obtained
Support program activities in the Maiduguri office where necessary.
Keep and maintain store records and materials to ensure prompt supply of materials to staff for the effective discharge of their work without any disruptions of work-flow
Use systems and processes to assure smooth and timely flow of work.
Assist with organization of meetings and special events.
Maintain good and professional relationship with relevant vendors and visitors to the Maiduguri Office
Knowledge of general office practices and administrative procedures.
Resourceful in gathering and providing information.
Ensure that the Maiduguri office is tidy at all times through effective supervision of the cleaners
Receives and signs for fixed asset items and maintains physical inventory
Responsible for purchase requisition creation and maintenance in SAP
Responsible for posting good receipt in SAP supported by a delivery note
Perform additional and miscellaneous job-related duties for the office as assigned by manager.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
ESSENTIAL:

A BA/BSc or HND in related Business Administration or related field.
At least 2 years? practical work experience in supporting administrative systems in a similar organization
Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook a must
Knowledge of operating standard office equipment
Excellent communication skills ? written and verbal
Ability to prioritize projects and strong problem solving skills
Good research skills and attention to detail.

HEALTH PROGRAMME INTERN
 
ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International Nigeria is an international Child Centered Community Development Organization with no religious, political or governmental affiliation working in Nigeria since 2014.
Within the framework of assisting in professionalizing studies and preparing the workforce of the future, Plan International Nigeria will provide an opportunity for selected candidates to build practical skills and develop experience working in an international organization; gain exposure to international development effort; and deepen the understanding of Plan Nigeria development priorities and challenges.
This, in turn, would enrich Plan Nigeria with the interns? unique inputs and perspectives. The internship promises to be an interesting and rewarding opportunity for career and personal development.

DIMENSION OF ROLE
To provide the incumbent with on-the-job training in program management, research and data gathering skills; communication and people skills, and work ethics.
Enhance the educational experience of the incumbent through practical and guided hands-on exposure and involvement in Plan Nigeria?s development projects;
Provide incumbent with an exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of Plan Nigeria?s goals and activities.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direct supervision of the Head of health Program, the intern depending on competencies and interest is expected to perform the following tasks:

Support all Country program leads especially health programs in delivery of their tasks.
Conduct research/literature review in thematic priority areas and assist in drafting written reports/proposal contents for internal and external use based on guidelines determined jointly by the supervisor and the intern
Facilitate communication amongst our project partners.
Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
Ability to multi-task duties and apply practical problem-solving skills as needed
Support the program unit in the preparation and implementation of seminars, conferences and meetings where applicable.
Take minutes of meetings and assist in the elaboration of papers, power point presentations and analytical contributions, as well as other products and tools that will facilitate the project?s work.
Other tasks/duties as required.

Learning opportunities for the intern:
General understanding of the work and mission of the Plan Nigeria program; the role of stakeholders and partners at state and local level and of internship?s contribution to development effectiveness;
Insight and hands-on experience in Plan Nigeria?s role in facilitating and promoting the project;
Insight and hands-on experience in organizing and running complex projects; and
Becoming more familiar with working in an International Organization and in a multicultural environment.
Upon the successful conclusion of the assignment, Plan International Nigeria will provide a certificate for the interns that fulfil their commitments with integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.
At the end of the internship, the following outputs will be expected:

Tasks developed in a professional and efficient way, focusing on end-results and delivering high quality products.
A research report in the thematic priority areas that is determined jointly by the supervisor and the intern.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
The Communication Intern will report directly to the Head of health programme
Internal Relationships: All Plan International Nigeria staff
External Relationships: Partners, Consultants/service providers, CSOs, relevant Government agencies and partners.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
ESSENTIAL:

Completed undergraduate degree in Development-related fields such as Public Health, Anthropology, Sociology or Public Administration.  Other fields of study may be considered depending on the type of assignment;
Proven strong academic track record.
Knowledge and understanding of private and public health sector issues.
Demonstrated interest in the field of development and the work of international organisations.
Language skills; written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably a command of the local language.
Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. Experience with the development of statistics, charts in Excel and Web 2.0 tools (especially social networking) an asset.
Some previous work experience in communications and campaign management, and/or partnership building and stakeholder consultations, and/or research and policy development is desirable.
Proven oral communication, analytical and report writing skills are advantageous.

Behavioural Competencies:
Highly organized and self-motivated
Demonstrated ability to do research
Creativity, flexibility and ability to work within deadlines
Maturity, initiative, tact and high sense of responsibility
Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

CHILD PROTECTION CASE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT - 2 POSITIONS
 
ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International has secured funding from the German government through its German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) for the implementation of a Child Protection Mobile program intervention in order to address the immediate protection needs of children, adolescents and their families affected by the crisis in North-East Nigeria.
The crisis in North-East Nigeria has adverse psychological impact on children and caregivers thus building their resilience and coping mechanism is key to their recovers and fostering of social cohesion.
In this regard, Plan International is recruiting Case Managers who will be responsible provide direct case management services children, adolescents and their families, conduct community based service mapping and referrals in line with International minimum standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and MHPSS guidelines.
The post holder will be supervised directly by the CP Officer/GBV Officer and technically by the Child Protection in Emergencies Spe...t/GBV Technical Advisor. S/He is expected to work very closely with other members of the program team.
Initial assignment is for 12 months with possibility of extension of up to 36 months depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

DIMENSION OF ROLE
Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions.
The post holder will coordinate with community-based stakeholders in identifying key services and gaps the post holder will contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners and government counterparts.
The role is part of a Mobile team responsible to provide rapid response services and must be willing to deploy in a very short notice in areas highly affected by influx of IDPs, volatile security and extremely hard to reach communities cut off by natural disaster like floods.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
In collaboration with the Project Officers, the Case Managers will directly be responsible for the following:

Identification and registration of unaccompanied and separated children
Provide direct, one-on-one and ongoing case management services, including safety planning
Identification, training and prepare foster parents for placement of children in need of alternative care
Facilitate emergency alternative care arrangement of children without adult care
Mobilize parents and caregivers and roll out parenting training sessions
Facilitate rapid family tracing and reunification of unaccompanied and separated children
Liaise with Project Officers to facilitate awareness and sensitization sessions on prevention of family separation
In collaboration with the Clinical Psychologist, conduct regular psychological first aid sessions and training for project beneficiaries as well as community volunteers and local leaders.
In collaboration with the Clinical Psychologist, facilitate psychosocial activities with children through mobile Child Friendly Spaces
Ensure the inclusion of children with special needs such as those with disabilities and from minority groups.
Provide referrals for services not offered by the mobile team and ensure follow up.
Ensure all cases identified for case management are properly documented and are captured in the CP/GBVIMS.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
ESSENTIAL:

University degree or equivalent in Social Work, Psychology, Law or Sociology
Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience in child protection prevention and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
Minimum of 1 years implementing community based psychosocial support activities
Experience working in emergency settings
Experience working with unaccompanied and separated children and children formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups
Experience working in a mobile team or a rapid response team
Experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
Experience in Community Based programming and Child Friendly Spaces
Previous experience directly providing case management services to children at risk and survivors of abuse, exploitation and violence and developing/implementing referral pathways.
Previous training on case management.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
Strong skills in documentation, review and analysis of case file documentation
Excellent community mobilization skills
Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
Able to communicate clearly and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
Strong capacity building/training/coaching/mentoring skills with communities and internal and external staff
Community oriented and respect for local culture
Computer knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Strong command of both written and spoken English
Knowledge of local language (Hausa, Kanuri) a must.

Desirable:
Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable Programs to meet meets it?s agreed financial and program outcomes.
Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and 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.

CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
 
ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International has secured funding from the German government through its German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) for the implementation of a Child Protection Mobile program intervention in order to address the immediate protection needs of children, adolescents and their families affected by the crisis in North-East Nigeria
The crisis in North-East Nigeria has adverse psychological impact on children and caregivers thus building their resilience and coping mechanism is key to their recovers and fostering of social cohesion
In this regard, Plan International is recruiting Child Protection Officers/Clinical Psychologists who will be responsible provide community based mental health and psychosocial support children, adolescents and their families, coordinate and lead community mobilization; capacity building for community-based actors in line with International minimum standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and MHPSS guidelines.
The post holder will be supervised directly by the Project Coordinator and technically by the Child Protection in Emergencies Spe...t
S/He is expected to work very closely with other members of the program team. Initial assignment is for 12 months with possibility of extension of up to 36 months depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

DIMENSIONS OF ROLE
Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions
The post holder will coordinate the community mental health and psychosocial support and community based protection programming interfacing with other programme team members
The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners and government counterparts
The role is part of a Mobile team responsible to provide rapid response services and must be willing to deploy in a very short notice in areas highly affected by influx of IDPs, volatile security and extremely hard to reach communities cut off by natural disaster like floods.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
In collaboration with the Field Team, Project Coordinator and CPiE Spe...t, the Community  Engagement Officer will:

Support the strengthening of child protection community-based systems inclusive of developing trainings, supervision/coaching tools, monitoring and tracking tools and improve referral systems;
Support the establishment and strengthening of community based mechanisms and groups including parent support groups, child protection committees and foster caregivers,
Support community advocates and children to develop participatory media and other IEC materials to use in the community to raise awareness;
Conduct training and follow-up with community based service providers on community based mental health and psychosocial support
Conduct screening and assessment of beneficiaries and develop individual treatment and rehabilitation plans according to their needs
Design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with community volunteers, Community Based Protection Mechanisms, and children/adolescents
Provide psycho-education to children, adolescents and their families
Provide psychological counselling services to children, adolescents and their families including survivors of GBV
Ensure mental health and psychosocial support needs of children, adolescent and their families are captured during rapid needs assessment and relevant actions are planned.
When necessary, develop and facilitate group therapy and support group sessions in coordination with the multidisciplinary team
Organize community, rehabilitation and awareness activities including community dialogues, sensitizations with children, adolescents and their families in coordination with the case managers
Provide ongoing support and ensure child participation and safeguarding practices are strictly adhered to;
Supervise all mobile child friendly space psychosocial activities including designing of activities in consultation with case managers, volunteers, adolescents and children.
Ensure all Plan International CFS and Safe Spaces in assigned locations are in line with the quality standards for Child Friendly Spaces and Safe Space guidelines.
Identify, report and provide on-the-job coaching and supervision for Case Managers related to child participation and child protection;
Produce weekly and monthly data and regular narrative reports for Project Coordinator to feed into overall project and donor report
Ensure project staff safety and security, and ensure all Plan International policies and principles are upheld as well as International Minimum Standards for Child Protection, Case Management, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support guidelines and UNHCR?s guidelines
Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Project Coordinator or Child Protection in Emergencies Spe...t
Ensure beneficiaries are informed and regularly reminded about their entitlements from the project, and the confidential complaints mechanisms.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
ESSENTIAL:

University Degree Psychology, Social Work, Clinical Psychology strongly desired
Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in child protection prevention and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
Minimum of 2 years implementing community based mental health and psychosocial support activities
Experience working in emergency settings
Experience working with unaccompanied and separated children and children formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups
Experience working in a mobile team or a rapid response team
Experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
Experience in Community Based programming and Child Friendly Spaces
Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and survivors of abuse, exploitation and violence and developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems.
Previous training on case management and/or bio-psychosocial approach is an asset
Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.

DESIRABLE:

Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments. Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation.
Excellent community mobilization skills
Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
Able to communicate clearly and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
Strong capacity building/training/coaching/mentoring skills with communities and internal and external staff
Community oriented and respect for local culture
Computer knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Strong command of both written and spoken English
Knowledge of local language (Hausa, Kanuri) a must
Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it?s agreed financial and program outcomes.
Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
Leads by example to motivate high performance of others

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