A Project Coordinator wanted at Plan International
Plan International Nigeria is part of the global federation of Plan International. Plan International works in 52 developing countries including Nigeria across Africa, Asia and the Americans, Plan’s Global Strategic Goal (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s rights and Equality for Girls and our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized through the delivery of high-quality Programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Project Coordinator
Department: Programs (MI Nigeria project) Sokoto
Report to: Programmes Development Advisor
Duration: 1st March 2018 – 31st March 2019
- The position will provide technical coordination for the implementation of the Integrated Micronutrient Project in Sokoto, Kebbi, Jigawa, Katsina and Zamfara states to ensure proper quality of the programs especially in the delivery of Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) to pregnant women and Zinc Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) to children with diarrhea.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Development, implementation and review of the IFA and Zinc ORS project design and activities including support to project financial management processes, protocols and systems.
- Supervise and monitor the training activities of Health service providers including Community Health Workers (CHW) and other volunteer groups.
- Supervision of health services provision quality in the health facilities and communities.
- Provide support to consultants working for the project.
- Participate actively in the capacity building of Community health and health facility workers.
- Participate in program research processes in the project, including baseline and end line evaluations. Work to strengthen linkages between health facilities, communities and Partners.
- Work to ensure alignment of donor, Ministries of Health and Women Affairs, demand and supply side interventions, including addressing demand/supply side 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 issues 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 regular updates to supervisor and other project team members to inform project programming decision making and 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 diarhea.
- Work with Gender Advisor in identifying, disseminate and address gender barriers to IFA/Zinc LO ORS service delivery outcomes.
- 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.
- Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the Programme Development Advisor.
- 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 in project/program management will be an added advantage.
- Demonstrate technical knowledge on Iron and Folic Acid programming and Zinc LO ORS programming.
- Demonstration of presentation and advocacy skills
- Possession of good report writing skills
- Passion for learning and development.
- Good computer literacy skills.
- Team player
- Fluency in English in writing and speaking (mandatory)
Application Closing Date
14th February, 2018.
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: Nigeria.Recruitment@plan-international.org using the position applied for as the subject