Job Recruitment at Plan International [5 Positions]

Posted on :

5 May, 2017

Category :

Human Resources Jobs Nigeria, Internships in Nigeria

Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their
communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.
We are looking for people who are experienced, dedicated, have passion and want to make a difference in the lives of people in the capacity below:

Job Title: Intern – Human Resources
Location:
Abuja
Department: Human Resource
Reports to: Country Human Resource Manager
Duration: 1 Year
Purpose

  • The internship programme in Plan International Nigeria provides on-the-job training in program management, research and data gathering skills, communication, people skills, and work ethics.
  • It enhances the educational experience through practical and guided hands-on exposure and involvement in Plan Nigeria’s development projects as well as providing exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of Plan Nigeria’s goals and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support human resource management process for Plan International Nigeria
  • Support with the implementation and ensure adherence HR policy and practices that are consistent with global policy and compliant with local statutory and legislative requirements that prevents organizational conflicts.
  • 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 human resource management activities in the organization
  • Support with filling and documentation related to staff (hard and soft copies)
  • Other tasks/duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Human Resource management, Public Administration, Business Administration or any related field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigerian Labour and employment laws
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development and Human Resource management in International aid organization
  • Completion of National Youth Service with less than 1 year working experience
  • Proven strong academic track record.
  • 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.

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Occasional Travel to field offices to support Human Resource management

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Low contact- the job responsibilities of this position does not require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. There would be occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Location:
Plan International Nigeria, Sokoto Office
Department:
Program
Reports to:
National Programme Manager
Duration:
2 years 7 Months
Purpose

  • To provide leadership in developing and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plan and corresponding instruments for MNCH project and implementing M&E strategies in compliance with the project management tools and requirements.
  • Take the lead in project reviews, assessment including internal data quality assessments, monitoring and evaluations.
  • This position will also be responsible for developing project staff’s capacity in the area of both progress and data gathering, verification and results monitoring

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs, develops and implements the comprehensive M&E framework/strategy, system and quantitative and qualitative tools, with a focus on health management information systems strengthening and incorporating mobile technology
  • Leads regular monitoring data collection, verification, entry, spot checking, analysis, reporting and sharing, ensuring accurate, high quality household, community and facility level data is collected on all PMF (Performance Measurement Framework) indicators on a regular basis and as per agreed framework and timelines
  • Share and disseminate best practices on Program related lessons learnt in collaboration with Health Experts in the state.
  • Work with project team members to ensure community level data is collected, analyzed and presented for communities to make informed decisions on MNCH issues.
  • Ensure timely and high quality regular monitoring and evaluation reports are produced.
  • Set up and manage a project knowledge management system.
  • Provide regular and timely feedback on project progress against planned activities, outputs and results.
  • Supports, coordinates and follows the development and implementation of Baseline, Midterm, Endline and research studies in order to inform the M&E framework, tools, systems and processes
  • Provides information and feedback to the National Project Manager to inform adjustments in project strategy, and to ensure that the project remains relevant and effective.
  • Develop innovative strategies, including application of IT technology, to engage the State Ministry of Health Department of Planning, Research and Statistics and PHCDA on MNCH data collection and quality improvement.
  • Establish linkages with M and E units of existing MNCH projects in the state.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or Social or Health Sciences or an equivalent from a recognized university. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation of public health programs especially MNCH programs.
  • Experience working with the DHIS 2.0 software is critical.
  • Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development.
  • Knowledge and experience with Donor program and M & E frameworks and approaches.
  • Thorough experience with the use of technology for data collection including mobiles phones and Global Positioning System (GPS) preferred
  • Experience in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation especially in community and household data collection processes.
  • Experience in application of result based management tools.
  • Working knowledge of software/ statistical packages such as Microsoft Access SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, databases (Access) and spreadsheets (Excel)

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Travel to Programme/Facilities Units is required as necessary to ensure that programme are effectively delivered.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all

 

Job Title: Intern-Finance
Location:
Abuja
Department:
Finance
Reports to:
Country Accountant
Duration: 1 Year
Purpose

  • The internship programme in Plan International Nigeria provides on-the- job training in program management, research and data gathering skills, communication, people skills, and work ethics.
  • It enhances the educational experience through practical and guided hands-on exposure and involvement in Plan Nigeria’s development projects as well as providing exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of Plan Nigeria’s goals and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the finance team in implementing all financial process for Plan International Nigeria
  • Contribute to the monthly financial report.
  • Maintain a record of vouchers borrowed by staff and ensure that they are returned and filled appropriately.
  • Support with preparation of Withholding tax, VAT, Pension and other statutory deduction schedule where relevant before payment is done
  • Support with bank reconciliations and month end financial reporting
  • Ensure timely liquidation of staff advances and ensure more than one advance should not be given to a staff at a time.
  • Support program staff in making payments to participants during activities implementation
  • Maintain good filing for all vouchers in a limited access area to ensure easy retrieval.
  • Make available weekly to the Country Accountant and Accounts Assistant a list of all unliquidated advances and support with the follow up of these advances.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Low contact – the job responsibilities of this position does not require the post holder to have frequent contact with children.
  • There would be occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Accounting, HND in Financial Accounting or relevant professional qualifications equivalent
  • Completion of National Youth Service with less than 1 year working experience
  • Proven strong academic track record.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and standards
  • 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.

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Occasional Travel to field offices to support financial transactions where Necessary

 

Job Title: Intern – Health Programme
Location:
Abuja
Department:
Programme
Reports to:
Head of Health Programme
Duration:
1 Year
Purpose:

  • The internship programme in Plan International Nigeria provides on-the-job training in program management, research and data gathering skills, communication, people skills, and work ethics. It enhances the educational experience through practical and guided hands-on exposure and involvement in Plan Nigeria’s development projects as well as providing exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of Plan Nigeria’s goals and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Country program leads especially health programs in delivery of their tasks.
  • Facilitate communication amongst our project partners.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Other tasks/duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Development-related fields such as public health, anthropology, sociology or public administration.
  • Completion of National Youth Service with less than 1 year working experience
  • Proven strong academic track record.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding of private and public health sector issues.
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development and the work of international organizations.
  • 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.

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Travel to Programme/filed offices/ facilities to support programme implementation.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Low contact- The job responsibilities of this position does not require the post holder to have frequent contact with children. There would be occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times

 

Job Title: Grants Coordinator
Location:
Plan International Nigeria, Country Office, Abuja
Department:
Resource Mobilization/ Programme
Reports to:
Resource Mobilization Advisor
Duration:
1 Year
Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the resource mobilization unit for Plan International Nigeria.
  • Lead the coordination of proposal development by working with program staff, national offices, gather technical input from relevant units, contacts and stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Resource Mobilization Advisor in coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of donor funded projects and programs
  • Manage donor grants transactions effectively and efficiently  to ensure quality reporting
  • Coordinates grants start up processes with respective National offices to ensure smooth project start up.
  • Timely set up of all new projects in the SAP software.
  • Establish a grants tracking mechanism in order to effectively follow up grant activities and to determine progress and make decisions where further action is needed.
  • Work closely with the program department in grants implementation, coordination  &  management
  • Support in writing budget narratives, edit proposals, and ensure proper proposal and grant management procedures are followed.
  • Support in the reporting process with in-country staff for updates and National Offices for approvals before submission to the donor.
  • Ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time; that reports are coherent and accurate (quarterly, interim or final reports).
  • Act as focal point with donors in-country on grants management issues for ongoing, past, and potential future projects.
  • Lead coordination of proposal development working with program staff and ensuring proper review at the National Office level, gathering input from technical coordinators, technical advisors, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation staff, and Finance.
  • Review donor agreements and coordinate their review with the relevant Plan International National office.
  • Ensure that grants are implemented in compliance with Plan International guidelines and relevant donor regulations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 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 and proposal/business development/design.
  • Proven ability to develop and write grant proposals and concepts and track record in winning proposals.
  • 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.
  • Experience in developing and interpreting donor budgets.
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure in unstable security environments.
  • Experience in using SAP software will be a great advantage

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Travel to Programme Units when necessary to support resource mobilization process

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very infrequent contact with children. Despite this, it is expected that children shall be protected at all times

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • 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.


How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: [email protected] Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail.

Application Deadline: 14th May, 2017

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