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Latest Plan International Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria  August, 2021

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.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, driving changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. Plan International is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission

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Jobs in Plan International Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • To ensure that communication between Plan Nigeria and its customers both internal and external are conducted in a smooth and professional manner.
  • To receive Plan International Nigeria’s visitors and coordinate visits to staff within the office premises.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Interface between Plan International Nigeria and the public
  • Custodian of Petty cash funds
  • Processing of mails
  • Coordinate and organization of the reception of Plan International Nigeria
  • Area of Responsibility – Country Office.

Accountabilities

  • Handle all incoming and outgoing calls in a professional manner
  • Ensure that the front office/reception hall is kept clean and managed in a professional manner.
  • Receive visitors and directing them appropriately
  • Receive mails and parcels and ensure that they are appropriately dispatched without delay.
  • Register all incoming and outgoing calls and mails, and other correspondence
  • Assist in the provision of logistical support for all meetings, workshops
  • Develop a rating system for mails received for the CD to enable easy retrieval;
  • Management of Petty cash funds disbursement and Replenishing petty cash to ensure cash balances are not exhausted.
  • Receives Cash and raises receipts (ensure all documents are signed)
  • Prepare Bank Deposit Slips and forwards deposit slip and receipts to the finance department
  • Delivers/releases cheque to payee (Vendors or service providers)
  • Receive and deliver all applications for recruitment purposes;
  • Provide an interface between correspondences from other organizations and Plan Nigeria
  • Support in purchase requisition creation and maintenance in SAP
  • Effect any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Admin Coordinator
  • Carry out other duties assigned by his/her supervisor

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Degree or Certification Business Administration or any related field
  • At least 2 years working experience in a similar position and with a credible institution
  • Proven experience as front desk representative, agent or relevant position
  • Familiarity with office machines (e.g.  fax, scanners, printer etc.)
  • Knowledge of office management and basic bookkeeping
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel and Word)
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Customer service orientation.

Application Closing Date
17th June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
  • Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Selected Jobs

Job Title: Regional Lake Chad Programme Manager – Nigeria | Location: Abuja | Type of Role: 3 – year Fixed term contract.
Reports to: Matrix management – Country Directors
Anticipated 1st round interview: 21st and 22nd July 2021.
Functional Area: WACA Regional Program Department & Plan International Nigeria Programme Department,Plan International Niger Programme Department and Plan International Cameroon Programme Department,based in the Country Office of Plan Nigeria in Abuja

Role Purpose

  • Plan International strives to advance children’s right and equality for girls all over the world. We recognise the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. As an independent development and humanitarian organisation, we work alongside children, young people, our supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s right from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. For over 80 years we have been building partnership for children, and we are active in over 75 countries
  • Now in its eleventh year, the protracted crisis in the Lake Chad Basin Region remains one of the most severe humanitarian emergencies in the world, affecting the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lake Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger.  More than 17 million people are living in the affected areas across the four countries. In February 2020, 9.4 million people were reported as needing humanitarian assistance to survive, more than 6 million of them are children. These figures will also have worsened during 2020, given the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting increased food insecurity in the region. The crisis has unfolded in a region beset by chronic fragility, where poverty, underdevelopment, gender inequality, unemployment and a lack of prospects for young people fuel extremism and are compounded by environmental degradation and the impacts of climate change.
  • In the last four years, the LCP addressed the needs of girls, boys and their communities through integrated sectorial approach addressing protection, education and livelihoods. As a result, Plan International has gained the recognition of its peers, UN agencies and government bodies at both local and national level as one of the lead agencies in the field of child protection and education
  • Considering the protracted nature of the crisis, a Lake Chad Programme Strategy (2018 – 2023) was developed and endorsed, outlining Plan International’s bold ambition to transform the life of girls and their families in the Lake Chad Region. It moves beyond a humanitarian vision towards a full spectrum programme, working at the nexus of humanitarian and development efforts to promote children’s rights and gender equality. This approach recognizes the importance of meeting immediate humanitarian needs while tackling the developmental deficit of the region which is both a contributor to and an outcome of the crisis. The strategy has been recently revised to address new challenges and emerging issues.

The Position Holder will Provide:

  • External: Position Plan International and its Lake Chad Programme as regional leader for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in the Lake Chad region
  • Internal: Strategic leadership to ensure the implementation of the revised Lake Chad Programme Strategy (2018-2023) across Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria

Dimension of the Role:

  • The post-holder will head the Lake Chad Unit including line management responsibility (direct and matrix) for the Lake Chad Unit staff (6 people)
  • The post-holder will support the extension of the Lake Chad Programme into Chad
  • The post-holder will have budget responsibility for the regional ‘Fad Open To All’, any regional projects as part of the programme portfolio as well as for the specific budget lines across the 3 countries related to the Lake Chad Programme Unit
  • The post-holder will represent Plan International in external fora at the national, regional and global level
  • The post-holder will be part of the Regional Lake Chad Steering Committee and the Regional Lake Chad Oversight Group

Accountabilities
Programming:

  • Support Country Offices in the operationalisation of the Lake Chad Programme Strategy by working in close cooperation with the Emergency Response Managers (ERMs) and Head of Programmes to ensure that all projects are following the overall programme outline and logic.
  • Support programme integration across the three countries by moving from a coordinated to an integrated regional programme approach
  • Coordinate the interphase with Country Offices on the management of the Nexus between humanitarian and development programme
  • Project oversight for regional projects which are part of the Lake Chad Programme including implementation of regional activities
  • Provide guidance and in-country support to the Emergency Response Managers, Head of Programmes and Project Implementing teams in Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria
  • Provide input for the preparation of narrative reports in line with donor’s and Plan’s requirements and rules and regulations
  • Participate in regular monitoring and if required programme/action plans revisions and modifications and facilitate that relevant stakeholders (COs as well as NOs) are informed in due time on progress and related delays and/or modifications.
  • Resource Mobilisation
  • Engage and build relations with key actors/stakeholders and donors of the programme
  • Support resource mobilization for Country Offices and National Organizations at concept note and full proposal level by providing project design support and cross border information related to the Lake Chad Programme.
  • Support CO resource mobilization teams and related NOs on securing funds for continuous programme scale-up through providing lessons learnt and project-related contextual information.
  • Lead proposal development for regional projects which form part of the Lake Chad Programme
  • Ensure that new intervention ideas are in line with overall programme and donor priorities.
  • Provide programme presentations to COs, NOs and donors to enhance resource mobilization

Learning and Capacity Building:

  • Develop and implement a dedicated Lake Chad Learning agenda, outlining the scope, the objectives, the expected outcomes and the processes of learning within the programme.
  • Ensure learning across the 3 Country Offices with a specific focus on gender-transformative programming, regional programming as well as full-spectrum programming
  • Orient/guide the respective project teams of Plan International in Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon, on key international humanitarian standards like Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), Sphere Standard, CPMS and INEE.
  • Provide orientation and guidance on key processes in developing and implementing emergency response projects and proposals to the project teams
  • Ensure that project designs are informed by needs assessments and contextual analysis
  • Linking project teams to DRM related training opportunities within and out of the region

Research, Policy and Advocacy:

  • Develop a regional influencing strategy for the Lake Chad Programme
  • Lead on regional research and advocacy initiatives to position Plan International and its Lake Chad Programme as regional leader for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in the Lake Chad region
  • Drive learning, knowledge management and policy impact by authoring, commissioning and contributing to publications, policy documents, briefing notes and other resource materials ensuring that Plan International has distinct knowledge and evidence on gender-transformative programming in emergencies and full-spectrum programming

Representation and Partnership:

  • Represent Plan International and the Lake Chad Programme at relevant clusters, working groups, and other fora, especially at regional and global level. 
  • Identify opportunities and establish dialogue towards partnerships with other agencies, especially at regional level to support consortia building, joint advocacy activities, etc 
  • Support the development of Plan International’s profile in gender equality programming in emergencies, particularly in regards to girls  
  • Engaging and building relations with key actors/stakeholders of the programme with a specific focus on regional actors like ECOWAS, the Lake Chad Basin Commission, etc.
  • Organize and attend regular meetings with donor and other key stakeholders (i.e. UNHCR, UNICEF, UN OCHA) representatives to update and exchange information on overall programme’ s implementation status/progress thus ensuring external exchange and networking.

Dealing with the Problem:

  • The post is a key linkage/coordination point between global programme work (IH/NOs), the implementation of the Lake Chad Programme strategy at WACAH and CO levels. For this reason, the post holder must be able to manage relationships well with different parts of the organizations, including conflicting priorities and ad hoc request.
  • Given the wide scope of responsibility and limited resources, it’s essential that the post holder is able to stay on top of a variety of work, make clear prioritization and be creative in making use of internal (and external) resources (people / funding) to achieve the outcomes of the Lake Chad strategy
  • Excellent and creative leadership skills will be utilized to make strategic choices on activities with limited resources and with possible difficult access to beneficiaries.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Key Relationships
Internal:

  • Country Directors of Plan Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon
  • Regional Head of DRM of Plan WARO
  • Sub-Regional Director Sahel, WACAH
  • Project Managers of each CO considered to be part of the Lake Chad Programme
  • DRM/ERMs and Head of Programmes of Plan International in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon, other members of the Emergency Response country teams where required, EiE and CPIE Specialists in WACAH and International Headquarters (IH) and the Country Education and Protection teams as appropriate
  • Representatives of the NOs who collaborate with the COs under the programme
  • Line management (direct and matrix) of Regional GFFO Project manager, Lake Chad MER Specialist, Lake Chad Advocacy and Communication Specialist, Lake Chad Finance and Grants coordinator, Lake Chad Gender Specialist, Lake Chad CPIE Specialist

External:

  • Other agencies and stakeholders related to the programme (i.e. UNHCR, UNICEF, Clusters) or decision-makers (i.e. national governments).

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • Networking and representation: demonstrable experience of organizational representation and engagement with humanitarian donors
  • Communication: Well developed written and oral communication skills. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • People management: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to guide local and international staff and also able to work with disaster-affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan’s core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Adaptability & flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under a stressful working environment.
  • Work style: well organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge & skills: General knowledge and understanding of INEE and CPIE minimum standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE, Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct and other relevant international standards for humanitarian response. General CPiE, EiE and TVET/IGA related experience is considered as an advantage.
  • Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in IT/computer skills (including sound MS excel and word proficiency)
  • Previous work experience in the Lake Chad region (desirable) & emergency context (mandatory)
  • Experience as a coordinator for a multi-donor programme/project preferred
  • Fluency in French and English (mandatory)

Physical Environment:

  • The holder of the position will be working in a typical office environment and entails 60-70 % travel within the Lake Chad countries and the region. Deployment to major size emergencies red level within the region if required

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Mid contact: The PM will have occasional interaction with children.

Remuneration

  • Competitive salary and package available

Application Closing Date
On-going (until a suitable candidate has been identified)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Job Title: Finance Officer | Plan International | Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • Provide support under the responsibility of the Finance Operations Manager in ensuring that all accounting procedures for documentation of transactions of Funds Receipt and Disbursement are observed and financial processes and reports are in line with policies of Plan International Nigeria.
  • To contribute to the provision of regular and detailed financial analysis report to inform management decisions.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Implementation of financial management processes, protocols and systems.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
Accounting software operations and reporting:

  • Prepare payment, journal and receipt vouchers using the corporate accounting software – SAP.
  • Ensure that transactions are complete and accurate with self-explanatory and understandable descriptions.
  • Maintain good filing for all vouchers in a limited access area to ensure easy retrieval.
  • Support in ensuring all documents are scanned and properly stored on Cloud
  • Maintain a record of vouchers borrowed by staff and ensure that they are returned and filed appropriately.
  • Support with the clearing of all open items.
  • Support the monthly SAP closure processes.   
  • Following up with offices and staff as regards the dashboard financial deadline requirements
  • Print the monthly SAP reports for signing and appropriate filing.
  • Ensure that the SAP balances of the advances account agree with the sub-ledger balances.
  • Contribute to the monthly financial report.
  • Support program staff in making payments to participants during activities implementation.  

Internal Financial Controls & Payments:

  • Ensure that the documentation for payment is acceptable and accurate with all arithmetic calculations being correct.
  • Approved payment request should be processed within three days of receipt.
  • Prepare the Withholding tax and VAT schedule where relevant before payment is done.
  • Cancel (stamped PAID) all vouchers (payment, journal and receipt) and their supporting documents to forestall re-use.
  • Ensure all cheques are prepared in a way that ensures accuracy and validation for payments
  • Issue cheques as per weekly payment list; exception should be approved by CFM.
  • Maintain cash books, including providing updates to Finance Operations Manager to prevent negative cash and bank balance.
  • Release cheques to the right payee and ensure the appropriate receipts are issued and filed.
  • Perform any other duties as specified by your supervisor(s).

Advance Management:

  • Prepare and maintain the sub-ledger for all advances (travel, purchase etc.).
  • Ensure timely liquidation of staff advances should not exceed seven days after travel arrival
  • Should ensure that more than one advance is given to staff at a time.
  • Make available Bi-weekly to the Finance Operations Manager a list of all un-liquidated advances and support with the follow up of these advances.

Assist in the Administration of Staff Payroll:

  • Prepare the withholding tax deductions report and completing and submitting monthly Statutory PAYE forms to relevant Government Organizations.
  • Reconciles payment of NHF with Federal mortgage bank of Nigeria and a monthly update on all staff NHF Cards.
  • Assist in the posting of all prepaid staff benefits on SAP.

Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice:

  • Basic financial skills
  • Possession Basic financial skills
  • Possession of good report writing skills
  • Passion for learning and development.
  • Good computer literacy skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation.
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree University Degree in Accounting or relevant professional qualifications equivalent.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • A B.Sc or HND in Financial Accounting and related financial / Business Administration courses.
  • At least 2 years of practical work experience in managing financial and administrative systems for donor funded projects.
  • A minimum of 2-year experience in grant financial management with donor-funded projects in Nigeria.

Desirable:

  • Strong communication skills: oral and written.
  • Experience in use of SAP (Added advantage)
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Ability to carry strenuous office duties of lifting heavy items.
  • Familiar with international donors.

Application Closing Date
5th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply