Plan international is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan International 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 recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Field Security Advisor
Location: Maiduguri – Borno
Reports to: Field Coordinator with Technical line to Country Security Advisor
Duration: 12 Months
- Responsible for the development and implementation of security
policies, guidelines and procedures for the Humanitarian Response
Program with the support of Country Office Security Advisor. He/ She
will promote a culture of security; security incident reporting;
- oversight and management; monitoring and analysing the security
situation in the states of humanitarian response, supporting the
development and implementation of Security related Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) in Borno field office.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Advise Humanitarian Unit on all aspects of security, management issues and trends in the North East
- Develop/maintain an appropriate framework of security measures
and standard operating procedures (SSOPs), which will increase Plan
International Nigeria’s overall capacity to protect staff, programs, and
property for the humanitarian response
- Ensure that Plan International Nigeria SSOPs reflect risk levels
referenced in Plan’s Global Security Policy and ensure SSOPs are
compliant with all Plan’s policies
- At the state level, lead the response to all security threats/incidents in a timely, professional and appropriate manner
- Review existing Security Risk Assessments (SRAs) and conduct
same routinely in the two North East states of Plan’s Humanitarian
response operational locations as well as whenever the security
situation changes and advice programming
- Monitor and suggest ongoing improvements to existing security
warning systems and produce the report to updates/alerts etc., then
analyse available information with respect to potential impact to Plan
International Nigeria and inform staff /management accordingly of
- Regular attendance at relevant security meetings and forums for the North East.
- Report on security incidents/threats to Country Security Advisor
on a regular basis (including analysis of trends) and focal persons at
the district level
- Manage the day-to-day operations of security management i.e.
guard oversight/management/direction; identification, documentation,
analysis and follow up of security threats/incidents; monitoring SSOP
compliance; staff/vehicle movement control, etc for the humanitarian
- Review physical security arrangements including insurance for
staff and assets (e.g. vehicles) in collaboration with relevant managers
such as P&C, Operations Managers etc, on a regular basis and
implement action plans to improve/correct as/when required
- Develop and test contingency plans based on results and
anticipation of security threat/risk assessments and develop staff
preparedness/capacity to respond, staffing collaboration with focal
persons at the district/PU level
- Ensure that regular safety and security trainings are conducted with relevant field staff
- Build the capacity of all staff on security including health and safety aspects under P&C leadership/ownership
- Assess communications needs and recommend
improvements/technological aspects to make sure that all equipment’s are
working and in good condition such as generator(s), radios, satellite
- Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or any related field.
- At least 3-5 years’ experience of security, health and safety management or similar capacity
- Good understanding of national security related issues and their relations to Plan’s contexts
- Good communication skills (written and verbal) both in several
local and English language in order to present and garner information
quickly and clearly to a variety of audiences
- Computer: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
- Experience in conducting participatory risk assessments and
preparing situational analyses, including the analysis of factors from
both the internal and external environments, identifying crucial risks
that have to be addressed, setting objectives and developing plans of
Physical Environment and Demands:
- Based in Maiduguri, Borno State with travel to field/community level to coordinate project activities.
Level of Contact with Children:
- Low contact- the job responsibilities of this position require
the post holder to have infrequent contact with children. Despite this,
it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.
Job Title: Grants Accountant
Reports To: Country Finance Manager
Duration: 1 Year
- To ensure financial accountability for grants, according to Plan
and donor requirements on the humanitarian programme. Provides timely
and accurate financial information on grants.
- Position holder acts as finance focal person for finance-related
grants issues (budgeting, cash flow management, reporting, auditing
Duties and Responsibilities
- Participate in the preparation of grants-related Country Budget and its subsequent modifications.
- Support FAD set-up and subsequent budget modifications in SAP and updating the Grant Pipeline Monitoring Tool (GPMT).
- Monitor funding requirements for donor-specific bank accounts
and liaise with the CFM and Resource Mobilization Advisor to ensure
availability of adequate funds to meet forecast expenditure
- Ensure timely preparation and review of donor-specific bank reconciliation statements and receipts/deposits reconciliations.
- Ensure that grant transactions reports as per SAP smart list
match expenditures reported on the SAP and discrepancies corrected on a
- Ensure that grant financial reports are timely and accurately
prepared in the required formats as per donor contracts and grant
- Support the preparation of budgets for concept notes and proposals and the preparation of Indicative Grant Funding (IGF) Report
- Maintain a budgetary control system to monitor grant budgets vs
expenditures and advice management on variances and corrective actions
- Prepare regular cash flow forecasts/funding requirements for donor-specific bank accounts.
- Provide quarterly, year-end and other grants financial reports
and analysis as required for management as per required instructions.
- Any other duties as may be assigned by Supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
- University Degree in Accounting or equivalent;
- At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role;
- Good knowledge of grants and project management.
- Experience providing capacity development assistance to sub-grantees strongly preferred
- Experience in preparation of budgets for concept notes and proposals
- Knowledge of SAP will be and added advantage.
Physical Environment and Demands:
- Travel to Programme Units when necessary
Level of Contact with Children:
- Low contact, no contact or very low frequency of interaction.
- The job responsibility of this position does not require the
post holder to have any one-to-one contact with children on a daily
basis. There would be occasional contact with children and it is
expected that children shall be protected at all times.
Job Title: State Facilitator – Support to Training of Environmental Health Officers on Primary and Secondary Health Care Waste Management – Nigeria
- Terms of Reference (ToR) Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN),
- Support to Training of Environmental Health Officers on Primary and Secondary Health Care Waste Management – Nigeria.
Purpose of the Consultancy Assignment
- Plan International Nigeria is implementing the Global Affairs
Canada funded Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal
health (BORN) project with support from Plan International Canada. The
projects seeks to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child
mortality in targeted regions. As part of the processes for addressing
environmental waste management issues and promoting sustainable growth
through environmental considerations in the management of waste
generated by the health facilities, towards the realization of the
- Plan International Nigeria in partnership with the SMoH, SPHCDA,
MOWA and other stakeholders, is working to roll out a training for 219
Environmental Health Officers (EHO) across 216 Primary health care
facilities and 3 Secondary health facilities.
- To this end, Plan International Nigeria is recruiting for two
(2) state facilitators to support the review and update of training
manuals and roll out of EHO training in Bauchi state. Specifically, the
objectives for the Consultants include but not limited to the following
- Work with the State Ministry of Health, State Ministry of
Environment, State Environmental Protection Agency, State Ministry of
Women Affairs and State Primary Health Care Development Agency to review
and update Facility waste management manuals and presentations
- Facilitate Training of Trainers in Bauchi State
- Develop health facility waste management protocol
- Supervise the roll of training to 219 health workers
- Have a debriefing meeting with BORN project staff and stakeholders
- Submit detailed report including all documents developed, to Plan International Nigeria BORN project.
- The Consultant will report directly to the National Program
manager who will provide coordination with support from the Health
coordinators and Gender advisor in Bauchi state.
- Work with the State Ministry of Health, State Ministry of
Responsibilities of the Consultant
- Review project documents under the guidance of Plan International Nigeria Head of Health programs.
- Ensure continuous interaction with National Program manager and
other stakeholders to ensure gender responsiveness of the training
manual and other documents.
- Facilitate a 5-day manual review and adaptation, including
development of training manuals and draft health facility waste
- Facilitate a 6 day Training of trainers on Facility waste
management (inclusive of training on facilitation and communication and
update to health facility waste management protocols)
- Supervise 3-day step training to 219-health facility EHOs over a
6-day period (including an update to health facility waste management
- Use 3 days to write documentations and submit a final report
documenting all processes with other developed documents to Plan
International Nigeria BORN project.
- As part of the process of rolling out the supply phase of the
project, specific gender responsive materials and documents will be
reviewed and developed before they are used to support the capacity
building of relevant cadre of supervisors and health facility EHOs.
- This will ensure there is competency for health facility waste
management, availability of protocols to guide health facility waste
management which will ultimately contribute to improved environmental
- Contribution to BORN project Performance Management Framework
- 1231 ToT sessions of state based facilitators conducted on
gender responsive and adolescent friendly basic MNH/SRH services
including , FP, BEmONC, ANC, PNC, CEmONC, including medication for PPH
& eclampsia, Environmental waste management 1232 Training/refresher
sessions conducted for health providers & CSO staff on gender
responsive and adolescent friendly MNH/SRH including FP services, home
visits community mobilization & data collection/record keeping,as
well as environmentally safe waste disposal
- Deliverables, Time Frame and Level of Effort The period of the
contract will be expected to cover a maximum of 15 days as per agreed
The expected deliverables and timelines are highlighted in table below:
- Meeting with BORN team and State stakeholders and review of
project document and understanding of roles and responsibilities and
development of draft concept:
15th June, 2017
- Desk review and development of draft manuals, presentation and protocols:
19th June, 2017
- Training of trainers
28th June, 2017
- Supervise roll out training
14th July, 2017
- Submit of first draft report and other supporting documents
21st July, 2017
- Submit of final draft report and other supporting documents
28th July 2017
Qualifications of Consultant(s)
- A Bachelor’s Degree in health and environmental sciences from a
recognized higher institution. Master’s degree will be an added
- At least 5 years’ practical work experience in environmental waste management especially health facility waste management.
- Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development.
- A good understanding of the Nigerian Health care system
especially the policies, guidelines and laws around Environmental Health
care waste management in Health facilities.
- Fluency in English and the local language (spoken and written);
- Ability to establish a good working relationship with National and State stakeholders and integrate feedback as required.
- Experience in Participatory training on Environmental health waste management
- Experience in training and application on facilitation skills and communication or Adult based learning methodologies
- Excellent skills in documentation and reporting.
Ethics and Child Protection:
- Plan International Nigeria places a high premium on CHILD
PROTECTION issues in all its working relationships with its partners
and associates and mandates all its working partners and associates to
adhere to its CHILD PROTECTION Policy. As such, the activity must
ensure appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation; a process
of free and un-coerced consent and withdrawal; confidentiality and
anonymity of participants.
- Consultants are required to provide a statement within their
proposal on how they will ensure ethics and child protection in the
development process. This must also include consideration of any risks
related to the activity and how these will be mitigated.
Values of Plan International:
- You confirm you are familiar and committed to the following values of Plan International Nigeria
- Empowerment: Create the conditions in our work, in our
activities and in our organization for personal empowerment, especially
of children and the most marginalized.
- Partnership: Acknowledge that we cannot solve problems of poverty alone but only through teamwork and mutual partnerships.
- Accountability: We are accountable to all of our stakeholders in
communication, finances, performance measures, and results and strive
for effectiveness, sustainability, and efficiency in everything we do.
We adhere to recognized international standards.
- The best Interest of the Child: Strive to always act in the best interests of the child.
- Human rights: Respect child rights and human rights and we
believe in everyone’s innate and inalienable dignity as human beings
regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class or
- Honesty and Transparency: We are ethical, honest, transparent, and place a high value on integrity.
- Learning and Improvement: We strive for continuous learning and
improvement. We listen to new ideas and encourage entrepreneurial
activities, innovation, creativity, and change.
Disclosure of Information/Child Protection:
- It is understood and agreed that the Consultant(s) shall,
during and after the effective period of the contract, treat as
confidential and not divulge, unless authorized in writing by Plan, any
information obtained in the course of the performance of the Contract.
Information will be made available for the consultants on a
need-to-know basis. Any necessary field visits must be budgeted for in
your proposal. Plan staff under the coordination of the National
Program Manager will support the consultant in facilitating all
necessary engagements required by the Consultant.
- The selected consultant will commit to respect Plan’s Child
Protection Policy to prevent any harm from participating children and
- The Consultant and partners declares and guarantees that no
offer, gift or payment, consideration or benefit of any kind, which
constitutes an illegal or corrupt practice, has been or will be made to
anyone by the Consultant either directly or indirectly, as an
inducement or reward for the award or execution of this agreement.
- The Consultant declares and guarantees that neither Consultant,
nor partners or associates, temporary nor permanent, would be involved
in the implementation of this agreement:
- Have been convicted during a period of three (3) years prior to
the submission of their proposals for this project, by a court of law
in Nigeria or in any other jurisdiction for an offence involving
bribery or corruption
- Are under sanction, for an offence involving bribery or
corruption, imposed by a government, a governmental organization or a
development organization providing development assistance.
- The Consultant or partners declares and guarantees that the
funds provided by Plan International Nigeria for the service shall not
be knowingly be used to benefit terrorist groups as defined in the
criminal code of Nigeria or individual members of those groups or for
terrorist activities either directly or indirectly.
Whistle Blower Policy:
- Plan International Nigeria has a Code of Conduct including a
Whistle Blower Policy (attached and enjoins its entire staff and
associates to “whistle blow” (raise legitimate concerns about violation
of the Code of Conduct without fear of recrimination in the course of
their engagement with Plan International Nigeria).
- 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
- 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 send their CV’s 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: Nigeria.Recruitment@plan-international.org Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail,
Application Package and Procedures
A completed application should contain the following:
- Detailed CV demonstrating technical expertise and previous
experience in coordinating and facilitating activities of a similar
- Availability to commence consultancy
- A financial statement of facilitation fee per day.
- Names and contact information of three references who can be contacted regarding relevant experience.
- A copy of a previous report of a similar nature undertaken. The
proposal will be scored on both technical and financial aspects weighted
at 70% and 30% respectively.
Application Deadline: 16th June, 2017.