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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International is recruiting for Health Sector Manager

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

 

Job Title: Health Sector Manager

Location: Damaturu, YobeState

Start date: As Soon As Possible

Direct Line Manager: Senior Project Manager

 

Overall Responsibility

  • The Health Sector Manager SMH will be responsible for the overall management and technical direction of AAH’s OFDA funded Health and Nutrition interventions that targets vulnerable IDPs and Host communities in Damaturu Yobe responsible for assigned Wards in Gujba LGA Health activities areas in the North East region of Nigeria.

 

Objectives 1

  • Ensure effective management of planned nutrition and health activities under the OFDA grant

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of the short and long-range plans for delivery of project services, and provide guidance to AAH’s Nutrition and Health staff in the management of project interventions and/or activities for effective project impact.
  • Work with the project team to develop an overall detailed project implementation plan for nutrition and health component in line with the predefined project implementation work plan.
  • Manage the assigned Nutrition and Health project interventions in order to meet the project objectives within budget and the allotted time frame and report promptly any operational concerns e.g. projected failure to meet objectives; increased beneficiary needs; projected over or under spending on project budget .
  • Provide day to day supervision for the SMoH staff and AAH Health and Nutrition Team in a manner that supports the growth of internal leadership and adequate program management.
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned Nutrition and Health project, working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local health authorities at LGA level and for the seconded SMoH staff.
  • Set clear objectives and indicators for the accomplishment of planned nutrition and health activities.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise nutrition and health activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the Nutrition and health team.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation in all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure accurate reporting of activities according to AAH and donors expectations.
  • Support the development of new concept notes and proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the AAH country strategy.

 

Objectives 2

  • Ensure appropriate staff management including staff development programmes for the AAH teams

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Line-manage the Health, Nutrition and IYCF Officer assigned to the projects, including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
  • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of current work plans and to provide the opportunity for feedback.
  • Provide coaching and training to AAH staff in collaboration with the Regional Health and Nutrition Coordinator in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for activities.
  • Evaluation of the technical skill level of the AAH teams, identification of training needs, Propose training plan to the Regional Health and Nutrition Coordinator, direct line Manager as well as with other supportive departments
  • Support the Regional Nutrition and Health Coordination in ensuring the quality and pertinence of training programmes established for the AAH teams

 

Objective 3

  • Support the logistics activities of health staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities.
  • Review overall project logistics plans and budgeting for field activities associated with donor requirements and provide guidance to the Nutrition and Health team and seconded SMoH field staffs in their delivery of those requirements.
  • Promote and use AAH intranet and other operating procedures.
  • Ensure projects are implemented in line with donor requirements and in accordance with AAH, country and international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards.
  • Support the implementation of the AAH Health and Nutrition monitoring systems and record keeping methods that support routine data collection, analysis and reporting in line with the organization and donor expectations.

 

Objectives 4

  • Ensure appropriate financial management, coordination and effective communication

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop budget forecast in reference to the detailed nutrition and health implementation work plan
  • Develop monthly budget forecast and quarterly budget forecast with support from ERR PM and Deputy Managers.
  • Develop appropriate and supportive communication structures with relevant stakeholders e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs in line with AAH procedures and communication policy.
  • Support the regional Nutrition and Health coordination team to advance existing partnerships with Key UN agencies UNFPA, WHO , NGOs and INGOs as well as the SMoH/SPHCDA at both national and LGA level.
  • Participate in Nutrition and Health coordination meetings, AAH internal trainings, and other working groups, representing AAH and feeding back on relevant issues.

 

Objectives 5

  • Performance Management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with HR for necessary staff meeting, performance review, appraisals.
  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

 

Internal & External Relationship

Internal:

  • Project Manager: hierarchical line manager;
  • Regional Nutrition and Health Coordinator: technical line manager;
  • Nutrition and Health teams: hierarchical management – supervisee;
  • Field Coordinator/DCD-Operations: exchange of information;
  • Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information;
  • Other sectorial teams: Exchange of information, coordination.

 

External:

  • SPHCDA, SMOH: exchange of information, coordination and partnership;
  • LGA Team/ Health facility team: Training, supportive supervision, exchange of information and coordination.

 

Qualifications

  • BSc/Master Degree in Nutrition/Nursing or Medicine or Public Health. Certificate in project management for development professionals will be an added advantage

 

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • 3 years’ experience in primary health care and maternal health.
  • 2 years’ experience in CMAM and IYCF program.
  • Previous experience in managerial role.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language.
  • Skilled in using MS applications.
  • Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
  • Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure and react according to evolving context/situation.
  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.
  • Able to prioritise clearly, oversee multiple tasks, set clear objectives for staff and delegate.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.

 

Prefered:

  • Work experience in humanitarian settings.
  • Work experience with international NGO.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards.
  • Experience of working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health is preferable.
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner. Team-player with good inter-personal skills.

 

Remuneration

Minimum Monthly Basic Salary: NGN 308,589.37

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International Nigeria

WHO Nigeria

Consultant: Improving Efficiency of Public Health Spending at National and Sokoto State through Public Finance Management Reforms

 

World Health Organization WHO Nigeria

World Health Organization (WHO) is recruiting for Consultant: Improving Efficiency of Public Health Spending at National and Sokoto State through Public Finance Management Reforms. World Health Organization WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Ref Id: 1903990

Location: Sokoto

Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor

Contract duration: 35 days

Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Schedule: Full-time

 

Objective

  • To achieve more health for the money through Public Finance Management reforms including Program Based Budgeting PBB , thereby creating a replicable model of PFM reform in the health sector.

Rationale

  • Nigeria is currently not on track towards Universal Health Coverage UHC . The sub-optimal performance of Nigeria’s health system can be attributed to the poor financing of the required investments for delivery and management of health services. With General Government Health Expenditure GGHE as a percentage of the General Government Expenditure GGE at 5.9% Federal , 4.2% States , and 3.8% LGAs , Nigeria is still far from Abuja Declaration of 15% spending on health.
  • Available evidence suggest that favorable macro fiscal dynamics, reprioritization and efficiency savings are the most potent ways of expanding fiscal space for health in Low-and Middle-Income Countries LMICs . Addressing inefficiency in health sector could prove very useful as competing priorities of government could make it difficult for the health sector to fully benefit from favorable macro fiscal dynamics and reprioritization.
  • Between 30-40% of health resources is wasted and common areas of inefficiency include, Human Resources for Health, commodity procurement and supply management and health system organization. Demand side strategic purchasing which ties spending to purchase of needed services that are most effective has been recognized as potent tool for enhancing efficiency of demand-side financing. However, the bulk of government spending in Nigeria is channel through supply-side as the health insurance penetration is still very low. Therefore, the need to prioritize supply-side strategic purchasing cannot be overemphasized.
  • Adjusting Public Financial Management PFM structure by migrating to Program Based Budgeting which allows linkages between health funding and health outcomes is a promising approach for allocating resources to program areas that will bring highest level of impact and provide opportunity for efficient budget execution and revolutionize budget tracking.
  • While World Bank and other partners have provided support that enables some states to develop administrative code as part of advancement towards International Public Sector Accounting Standard IPSAS , states are yet to develop program code that will enable Program Based Budgeting and where program code exist it’s not used as the basis for budget, allocation, execution and monitoring. Another related PFM initiative in the horizon is Integrated Financial Management System IFMS which among other things, will ensure migration from paper based to fully automated financial accounting and reporting.

 

Scope of work

  • Design of scoping protocol
  • Desk review of available relevant documents on PFM processes and reforms at Sokoto State level
  • Engage with relevant institutions in Sokoto State namely the Ministry of Finance, Sokoto State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Accountant General of the State, Auditor General, State Ministry of Health and relevant development partners, etc.
  • Review of Budget allocation, execution and monitoring process in Sokoto State;
  • Conduct a stakeholders’ workshop on PFM processes and introduction of PBB including electronic systems
  • Synthesis of evidence using health financing data budget and expenditure and health outcomes in Sokoto State to develop a scorecard
  • Develop State Operational Guidelines for PFM Systems
  • Collaborate with the Consultant working on the PFM of Sokoto State
  • Report writing

 

Specific Deliverables

  • Scoping report protocol
  • Scoping Report detailing:
  • Analysis report of Sokoto State PFM processes including allocation, execution and monitoring and identification of PFM challenges
  • Analysis report of ongoing PFM interventions at national and sub national levels
  • Mapping of institutions that play important role in PFM reforms at the national and sub national levels
  • Established mechanisms for PBB in Sokoto State including coordination platforms and electronic systems
  • Report of evidence synthesis and scorecard using health financing data budget and expenditure and health outcomes in Sokoto State
  • State Operational Guidelines for PFM Systems
  • Identification of intervention elements and opportunities for reforms
  • PowerPoint presentation on the products
  • A detailed consultancy report

 

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Essential: Advanced University degree in Health Financing/Economics, Public Health, or other related area.
  • At least 5 years’ experience and technical expertise in Public Health, Health Financing, Public Finance Management, costing, economic evaluations, health policy and strategy development, planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems
  • Desirable: At least 10 years’ experience and technical expertise in Public Health, Health Financing, Public Finance Management, costing, economic evaluations, health policy and strategy development, planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems
  • Extensive Knowledge of Nigeria’s health system and health financing landscape
  • Previous experience in the design and implementation of Public Financial Management interventions in Nigeria will be an advantage
  • Performance of similar assignment with WHO will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze political contexts, interact, and negotiate effectively with multiple interests at the political level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning, and with a wide variety of stakeholders at the country, State, and LGA levels
  • Proven ability to interact effectively at the political level with multiple high level Stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synthesize and communicate complex concepts and ideas verbally and in writing.
  • IT Proficiency is essential.

 

Breakdown of the number of days for technical assistance

Tasks – Days – Output/Deliverable:

  • Submit consultancy work plan – 1 – Consultancy Work plan
  • Conduct planning Meetings – 2 Planning Meeting reports
  • Design of scoping protocol – 2 – Draft scoping tool
  • Desk review of available relevant documents on PFM processes and reforms at national and state level – 4 – Report of desk review
  • Facilitate stakeholders’ consultations including key informant interviews and workshop at both states and national level – 10 – Report of key informant interviews and stakeholders’ meetings, Workshop report
  • Review of Budget allocation, execution and monitoring process at National level and in Sokoto State – 5 – Report of PFM process review
  • Conduct evidence synthesis using health financing data budget and expenditure and health outcomes in National and Sokoto State to develop a scorecard – 3 – Report of evidence synthesis and scorecard using health financing data budget and expenditure and health outcomes in National and Sokoto State
  • Develop State Operational Guidelines for PFM Systems – 5 – Draft Sokoto State PFM Operational Guidelines
  • Write detailed technical report detailing analysis of National and Sokoto State PFM processes, ongoing PFM reforms at the national and state level and mapping institutions including PowerPoint presentation – 2 – Draft Technical Report, PowerPoint presentations on consultancy report
  • Write a comprehensive consultancy process report – 1 – Consultancy Report.

 

Remuneration

The Contractor will be paid at the level of NOC Step 1 converted to daily rate of NGN64,301 for 35 days

 

Consultant, Improving Efficiency of Public Health Spending Through Public Finance Management Reforms

 

Job ID: 1903985

Location: Anambra

Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor

Contract duration: 20 days

Schedule: Full-time

 

Objective

  • To achieve more health for the money through Public Finance Management reforms including Program Based Budgeting PBB , thereby creating a replicable model of PFM reform in the health sector.

 

Rationale

  • Nigeria is currently not on track towards Universal Health Coverage UHC . The sub-optimal performance of Nigeria’s health system can be attributed to the poor financing of the required investments for delivery and management of health services. With General Government Health Expenditure GGHE as a percentage of the General Government Expenditure GGE at 5.9% Federal , 4.2% States , and 3.8% LGAs , Nigeria is still far from Abuja Declaration of 15% spending on health.
  • Available evidence suggest that favorable macro fiscal dynamics, reprioritization and efficiency savings are the most potent ways of expanding fiscal space for health in Low-and Middle-Income Countries LMICs . Addressing inefficiency in health sector could prove very useful as competing priorities of government could make it difficult for the health sector to fully benefit from favorable macro fiscal dynamics and reprioritization.
  • Between 30-40% of health resources is wasted and common areas of inefficiency include, Human Resources for Health, commodity procurement and supply management and health system organization. Demand side strategic purchasing which ties spending to purchase of needed services that are most effective has been recognized as potent tool for enhancing efficiency of demand-side financing. However, the bulk of government spending in Nigeria is channel through supply-side as the health insurance penetration is still very low. Therefore, the need to prioritize supply-side strategic purchasing cannot be overemphasized.
  • Adjusting Public Financial Management PFM structure by migrating to Program Based Budgeting which allows linkages between health funding and health outcomes is a promising approach for allocating resources to program areas that will bring highest level of impact and provide opportunity for efficient budget execution and revolutionize budget tracking.
  • While World Bank and other partners have provided support that enables some states to develop administrative code as part of advancement towards International Public Sector Accounting Standard IPSAS , states are yet to develop program code that will enable Program Based Budgeting and where program code exist it’s not used as the basis for budget, allocation, execution and monitoring. Another related PFM initiative in the horizon is Integrated Financial Management System IFMS which among other things, will ensure migration from paper based to fully automated financial accounting and reporting.

 

Scope of work

  • Design of scoping protocol
  • Desk review of available relevant documents on PFM processes and reforms at Anambra State level
  • Engage with relevant institutions in Anambra State namely the Ministry of Finance, Anambra State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Accountant General of the State, Auditor General, State Ministry of Health and relevant development partners, etc.
  • Review of Budget allocation, execution and monitoring process in Anambra State;
  • Conduct a stakeholders’ workshop on PFM processes and introduction of PBB including electronic systems
  • Synthesis of evidence using health financing data budget and expenditure and health outcomes in Anambra State to develop a scorecard
  • Develop State Operational Guidelines for PFM Systems
  • Collaborate with the Consultant working on the PFM of National and Sokoto State
  • Report writing.

 

Specific Deliverables:

  • Scoping report protocol
  • Scoping Report detailing:
  • Analysis report of Anambra State PFM processes including allocation, execution and monitoring and identification of PFM challenges
  • Analysis report of ongoing PFM interventions at national and sub national levels
  • Mapping of institutions that play important role in PFM reforms at the national and sub national levels
  • Established mechanisms for PBB in Anambra State including coordination platforms and electronic systems
  • Report of evidence synthesis and scorecard using health financing data budget and expenditure and health outcomes in Anambra State
  • State Operational Guidelines for PFM Systems
  • Identification of intervention elements and opportunities for reforms
  • PowerPoint presentation on the products
  • A detailed consultancy report

 

Breakdown of the number of days for technical assistance

Tasks, Days and Output/Deliverable:

  • Submit consultancy work plan, Day: 1 : Consultancy Work plan
  • Conduct planning Meetings, Day: 1 : Planning Meeting reports
  • Design of scoping protocol, Day: 1 : Draft scoping tool
  • Desk review of available relevant documents on PFM processes and reforms at national and state level, Day: 1 : Report of desk review
  • Facilitate stakeholders’ consultations including key informant interviews and workshop at both states and national level, Day: 1 : Report of key informant interviews and stakeholders’ meetings
  • Review of Budget allocation, execution and monitoring process in Anambra State, Day: 1 : Report of PFM process review
  • Synthesize findings and recommendations from desk review and key informant interviews, Day: 1 : Synthesis findings and recommendations
  • Develop State Operational Guidelines for PFM Systems, Day: 1 : Draft State PFM Operational Guidelines
  • Write detailed technical report detailing analysis of Anambra State PFM processes, ongoing PFM reforms at the national and state level and mapping institutions including PowerPoint presentation:, Day: 1 Draft Technical Report, PowerPoint presentations on consultancy report
  • Write a comprehensive consultancy process report, Day: 1 : Consultancy Report

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Essential: Advanced University degree in Health Financing/Economics, Public Health, or other related area.
  • At least 5 years’ experience and technical expertise in Public Health, Health Financing, Public Finance Management, costing, economic evaluations, health policy and strategy development, planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems
  • Desirable: At least 10 years’ experience and technical expertise in Public Health, Health Financing, Public Finance Management, costing, economic evaluations, health policy and strategy development, planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems
  • Extensive Knowledge of Nigeria’s health system and health financing landscape
  • Previous experience in the design and implementation of Public Financial Management interventions in Nigeria will be an advantage
  • Performance of similar assignment with WHO will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze political contexts, interact, and negotiate effectively with multiple interests at the political level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning, and with a wide variety of stakeholders at the country, State, and LGA levels
  • Proven ability to interact effectively at the political level with multiple high level Stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synthesize and communicate complex concepts and ideas verbally and in writing.
  • IT Proficiency is essential

 

Financial Implication of the Agreement

  • The Contractor will be paid at the level of NOC Step 1 converted to daily rate of NGN64,301 for 20 days

 

Management Sciences For Health – MSH Nigeria

Management Sciences For Health – MSH is recruiting for Consultant II – Capacity Building of NPSCMP Role in Laboratory LMIS Reporting and Data Use on the NHLMIS Platform The Management Sciences for Health MSH , a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

 

Job Title: Consultant II – Capacity Building of NPSCMP Role in Laboratory LMIS Reporting and Data Use on the NHLMIS Platform

 

Job ID: 13-10794

Location: Abuja

Grade: Consultant

Group/Office: PDG Program Delivery Group

Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project/Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH

Reports to: Director PSM

 

Overview

  • Laboratory logistics management information system is the management of laboratory commodities in a systematic and standardized way by collecting, processing and utilizing timely logistics data to inform quantification, procurement, storage and distribution of laboratory commodities.
  • Logistics Management Information System LMIS is important for all public health commodity distribution systems.Without LMIS implementation; programs will inevitably waste valuable resources through prolonged and frequent stock outs, overstocks and losses. A well implemented LMIS reduces the likely hood of stock outs and overstocks that can waste scarce resources and lead to product expiration.
  • Managing supply chains in support of laboratory services is a formidable challenge. Expanding programs for HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria require strong and supportive laboratory services that depend on the availability of the required commodities to perform critical tests, with most tests requiring multiple commodities to be available simultaneously.
  • Thus there is a need to build the capacity of NPSCMP on laboratory LMIS reporting and data use on the NHLMIS Platform to improve laboratory LMIS reporting rate on the NHLMIS platform and data visibility.

 

Objectives

  • The key objective for the short term technical assistance is to build capacity of NPSCMP on laboratory LMIS reporting and data use on the NHLMIS Platform.

 

Specific Responsibilities

The consultant will:

  • Facilitate a 5-day training to build capacity of NPSCMP on laboratory LMIS reporting and data use on the NHLMIS Platform
  • Build the capacity of NPSCMP on different equipment platforms and Lab commodities used across HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs
  • Build the capacity of NPSCMP on laboratory LMIS reporting tools.
  • Review NHLMIS to ensure that all laboratory commodities are captured across HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs

 

Duration:

  • Period: Five 5 work days within the specified timeline
  • Estimated level of effort: 5 working days

 

Deliverables:

  • Build capacity of NPSCMP to improve laboratory LMIS reporting rate on the NHLMIS platform and data visibility
  • Comprehensive report of the workshop
  • Further recommendation if any

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • The Consultant must have a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science, with at least 5years experience in managing laboratory commodities for the use of Health Supply Chain Management System and; have evidence of work done in Nigeria
  • S/he must be conversant with Nigeria Health Logitics Management Information System NHLMIS and other Logstics Management Information System LMIS tools.
  • S/he must show proven understanding of key supply chain activities across all public health programs

Plan International is recruiting for Program Support Officer

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.

 

Job Title:Program Support Officer

 

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

 

Role Purpose

The purpose of the role is to Support the resource mobilization unit in the proposal development process including needs assessments, partner identification, drafting briefs and information packages for marketing purposes.

 

Dimension of Role

  • Effectively manage communication with Partner Organizations, internal departments including Grants, Finance, HR and specialists throughout the proposal development process to obtain timely and quality input.

 

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Proactive assistance in the proposal development process by coordinating with technical specialists, finance, HR, procurement and other relevant departments to receive quality input in a timely manner to develop and submit high quality proposals that are aligned to donor regulations
  • Effectively manage, update and develop project briefs, capacity statements, case studies and grant data for the humanitarian portfolio
  • Liaise with implementing partners to put together information for bids
  • Work closely with M&E to undertake assessments when required and finalize needs assessment report
  • Assist in setting up proposal development workshops for grants worth over 1.5 million
  • Work closely with Country Office Grants unit in supporting signing of new funding agreements FAD stage 1 and 2.

 

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • 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 .
  • Experience in the INGO sector with at least 2-3 years of work experience in business development in humanitarian response.

 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts especially within the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
  • Knowledge and skills: General knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and core standards e.g. 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 excel and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel within the North East Nigeria for at least 50% of the time

 

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team 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
  • 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

Plan International is recruiting for Social Cohesion Advisor (International)

 

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.

 

Job Title:Social Cohesion Advisor (International)

 

Location: Maidguri, Borno

Type of Role: 13 month fixed term contract

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

 

Role Purpose

  • This 36 month project aims to restore the peaceful coexistence and social cohesion of the population affected by the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin to be implemented in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger. The project has the objective to promote social cohesion through the rehabilitation of social infrastructure and the integration of IDPs and refugees. In Nigeria, the project will ensure adolescent girls and boys, as well as young women and men in Yobe state of Nigeria have access to appropriate and timely SRHR and nutrition services and structures and Community mediation structures are in place in the project areas to prevent and deal with conflicts between members of the community and to promote non-violent and peaceful coexistence of the various different groups living there.
  • The project will be implemented by Plan International Nigeria in 5 LGAs of Yobe state in collaboration with the Yobe State Ministry of Health, Yobe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, local CSO partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • The post holder will be responsible for overseeing and managing the peace building, conflict prevention and resolution at community level and social cohesion components of the overall North-East Nigeria program and Lake Chad region.

 

Dimensions of the Role

  • Ensure internal and external synergies, collaboration and information sharing and mutual learning of the program partners, as well as the involvement of relevant actors.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support the development of a comprehensive peacebuilding and social cohesion strategy for the North-East Nigeria program; and develop tools/methodologies to enhance mainstreaming of social cohesion approach across the program
  • Monitor the political and social developments in the country and program sites, keeping up to date with conflict analyses, to identify needs and opportunities for project improvement and adjustment
  • Provide support and guidance for the program team in the areas of conflict sensitive programming; identify and recommend remedial measures to address problems in program design or implementation
  • Work on a range of projects across the humanitarian and development functional area, with a specific focus on social cohesion and integration issues. For example, to reduce prejudice and discrimination, to increase trust between community members, interventions that tackle extremism etc.
  • Effectively coordinate program partners for the social cohesion, peacebuilding and, providing guidance and technical support to ensure that different projects and interventions are well aligned and integrated.
  • Lead efforts to increase community participation in local peacebuilding and conflict prevention
  • Identify capacity-building needs and provide training and mentorship for partners, to ensure they are capable to implement projects and accomplish quality results
  • Conduct knowledge management: documenting and sharing project information and lessons learned between partners and stakeholders, to maximize the impact and contribute to future program strategy and direction
  • Liaise with specialized institutions, universities and organizations to strengthen the relevant program component and Plan International expertise as well as to organize operational research studies, workshops and conferences as adequate
  • Support the Emergency Response Manager in producing progress reports and donor reports on the peacebuilding, and social cohesion activities.

 

Human Resource Development:

  • Ensure the ongoing capacity building of program team on peace building and social cohesion
  • Ensure appropriate support to the team
  • Support field staff in the implementation of standards and best practices on peace building and social cohesion.
  • Support the coaching of key staff to improve competencies on social cohesion and peace building.

 

Learning and Knowledge Management:

  • Shares information within the Programme and operational team in a systematic timely manner.
  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing among national programmes teams in the region and supports such processes between regions
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.
  • Develop Knowledge management materials on Plan International peace building and social cohesion work.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and budgeting and related engagement.

 

Dealing with Problems:

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;
  • Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.
  • Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.
  • Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the Emergency Response Manager for consideration.

 

Key Relationships:

  • Prepare and submit relevant information for programme reports and proposals for domestic and international consumption.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Report to the Emergency Response Manager;
  • Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the programme the units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

 

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable international experience in a relevant position
  • Proven experience in peace-building, and/or inter-religions engagement, and/or social cohesion
  • Proven field experience and experience in working with international donors
  • In-depth knowledge of international standards for humanitarian / development programs
  • Strong program management skills and experience including program proposal development, logical framework, monitoring and report writing
  • Proven communication and leadership skills including the ability to diplomatically manage the relationship with local partners, different authorities and donors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work and deal successfully in multi-cultural environment as a flexible and respectful team player
  • University degree in Political Sciences and/or International Development, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences, Social Cohesion and Law or related subjects
  • Fluency in English written and spoken required

 

Physical Environment:

  • Travel to Programme activities as required as necessary to ensure that programme are effectively monitored

 

Level of Contact with Children:

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

 

Salary

Competitive

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