Graduate Job Openings in Nigeria at Plan International

Plan International is an independent child-centred 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
International currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and
works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is
currently focused on basic education; improve community health
services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating
economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient
communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan
International Nigeria works with communities, civil society
organizations, development partners, governments at all levels and the
private sector.

Plan International Nigeria has received a two and half years funding
from Micor nutrient Initiative (MI) for an IFA and Zinc scale-up
projects. We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for
the position below:

Job Title: Admin Assistant
Location:
Sokoto
Department: Admin (IMN Project)
Reports to: Project Coordinator (IMN Project)
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintain general office systems including filing; including
    following up on timely time sheet submission; sending, receiving and
    distributing documents and photocopying/Scanning.
  • Coordinate and prepare mailings, including production, photocopying, assembling, posting and courier/shipping.
  • Assist in the distribution of cheques to vendors.
  • Ensure the office is properly cleaned and well maintained.
  • Work with the driver to ensure all vehicle documentations are in order, including but not limited to maintenance and fueling.
  • Assist in 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 field where necessary.
  • Keep and maintain store record and materials to ensure prompt
    supply of materials to staff for the effective discharge of their work
    without any disruptions of work flow
  • Implement the travel plans for all visiting staff/consultants/personnel.
  • Arrange for the repair and maintenance of office equipment and
    machinery to ensure that staff works effectively without any disruptions
  • Maintain good professional relationship with relevant vendor
  • Perform additional miscellaneous job-related duties for the office as assigned
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Qualifications and Experience

  • A BSc or HND in related Financial/Business Administration courses
  • At least 2 years’ practical work experience in supporting financial and administrative systems for donor funded projects.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Basic financial and administrative skills
  • Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate to the audience
  • Possession of good report writing skills
  • Passion for learning and development
  • Good computer literacy skills
  • Team player

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Travel to other Programme States (Kebbi, Zamfara, Jigawa, Katsina) to provide support where necessary

Job Title: Project Coordinator
Location:
Sokoto
Department: Programs (IMN Project)
Reports to: Programme Development Advisor
Purpose

  • To provide technical support and coordinate the implementation
    of the Integrated Micro nutrient Project in Sokoto, Kebbi, Jigawa,
    Katsina and Zamfara laies to ensure proper quality of th program
    especially delivery of Iron and Folic Acid (WA) to pregnant women and
    Zinc Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) to children with diarrhoea.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and monitor the training activities of Health service
    providers including Community Health Workers (CHW) and other volunteer
    groups.
  • Supervision of health service provision quality in the health facilities and communities
  • Provide support to consultants working for the project.
  • Participate in program research processes in the protect,
    including baseline and end line evaluations. Work to strengthen linkages
    between health facilities, communities atd Partners.
  • Work to ensure alignment of donor. Ministries of Health and
    Women Affairs, demand and supply side interventions, including
    addressing demand/supply aide issues at cluster and facility levels,
    through strengthening quality improvement teams.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy and community
    mobilization strategies, including IEC materials and radio messages to
    ensure service delivery issue are captured
  • Regularly review community and facility level data, including
    collection processes to track progress against planned service delivery
    outputs and outcomes, using RBM methodologies.
  • Manage the project logistic processes at the cluster level to
    ensure regular supplies and materials are available within health
    facilities and with CBHWS.
  • Provide technical support to forecasting quantification and budgeting for IFA and Zinc/LO ORS in the states.
  • Identify and collaborate with relevant partners to ensure delivery of project outcomes.
  • Work with WDCs and community health volunteers for successful
    implementation of community outreach MNCH services, especially in hard
    to reach areas.
  • Ensure M and E processes are implemented to capture quality project data for reporting and decision making.
  • Establish and maintain good relationship with the State Ministry
    of Health, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, local
    government authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Provide regular updates to supervisor and other project learn
    members to inform project programming decision making advocacy efforts.
  • Carry out regular advocacies to local stakeholders to improve
    and sustain facility and community MNCH service delivery and demand
    creation especially uptake of Iron and Folic Acid among pregnant women
    and Zinc/LO ORS among children with diarrhoea.
  • Work with Gender Advisor in identifying, disseminate and address gender barriers to IFA/Zinc LO ORS service delivery outcomes.
  • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the Programme Development Advisor.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • A BSc or HND in Health Sciences.
  • At least 2- 4 years’ practical work experience in managing or
    supporting project management, preferably for donor funded programs.
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in grant financial management with donor funded projects in Nigeria will be an added advantage.
  • Certification its project/program management will be an added advantage.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrable technical knowledge of Iron and Folic Acid programming and line LO ORS programming
  • Passion for learning and development
  • Good computer literacy skills
  • Team player
  • Demonstration of presentation and advocacy skills
  • Possession of good report writing skills

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Will require 40 %- 50% of interstate travels to coordinate project activities.


 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV/profile to: nigeria.recruitment@plan-international.org indicate the position you are applying for in the subject space of your email.

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.
  • Prospective applicants should note Plan International Nigeria
    takes issues of corruption and and terrorism seriously and will conduct
    checks before any formal engagement.

Application Deadline  26th November, 2016.

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