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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Field Security Advisor
Maiduguri – Borno
Department: Program
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; security guard
  • 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 security risks.
  • 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 response
  • 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 phones, etc.
  • 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 action

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
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 etc.)

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 requirements.
  • 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 timely basis.
  • Ensure that grant financial reports are timely and accurately prepared in the required formats as per donor contracts and grant agreements.
  • 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 required.
  • 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
Bauchi Slot: 2

  • 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 intermediate outcomes,
  • 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 activities:
    • 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.

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 management protocols.
  • 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 protocols.
  • Use 3 days to write documentations and submit a final report documenting all processes with other developed documents to Plan International Nigeria BORN project.

Specific Scope:

  • 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 sustainability.
  • 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 upon timeline.

The expected deliverables and timelines are highlighted in table below:
Deliverables Expected

Completion Date:

  • 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 advantage.
  • 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 disability.
  • 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.
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