Project Manager at Plan International

 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.

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 in the Northeast. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector.

Our Humanitarian Response Program is looking for people who are experienced, dedicated, have passion and want to make a difference in the lives of people to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Abuja
Department: Program
Reports to: Humanitarian Project Manager
Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate and manage a Child Protection Project funded by UNICEF in line with International best practices and relevant guidelines. The post holder is expected to have strong child protection programming skills and experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and technical support to the implementing project team, in all phases of the project cycle
  • Develop an activity implementation plan with the project team
  • Lead/organize regular monitor visits and if required project action plans revisions and modifications
  • Responsible for the development of all narrative and financial report (with support from
  • Grants Officer and finance department) in line with donor and Plan’s requirements
  • Ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Monitor budget and ensure adequate burn rate with support from Humanitarian Program Manager
  • Working with M&E Manager, ensure adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries
  • Provide guidance and technical support to the implementing project team, in all phases of the project cycle
  • Develop an activity implementation plan with the project team Lead/organize regular monitor visits and if required project action plans revisions and modifications
  • Responsible for the development of all narrative and financial report (with support from Grants Officer and finance department) in line with donor and Plan’s requirements
  • Support resource mobilization efforts of proposal writing and related engagement
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Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Science, Sociology, Public Health or any related field.
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Work experience in an INGO with at least 2 years in humanitarian response and managing of UNICEF project
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Child Protection programming, experience in Child
  • Protection in Emergency (CPiE) programming will be an added advantage
  • Demonstration of 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 publication.
  • General implementation experience in a managing role in humanitarian response

Skills & Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and core standards eg CPIE
  • Minimum standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE and other relevant international standard for humanitarian response
  • 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 word processing and Microsoft Office
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Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Travel to Programme/Facilities Units in the North East is required and 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 times.

Application Closing Date
29th December, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV and a comprehensive Cover letter setting out their 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

Note

  • Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail. 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.

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