Plan International recruits 01 Project Coordinator – Beiersdorf

Plan International recruits 01 Project Coordinator – Beiersdorf

Plan International

Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Project Coordinator – Beiersdorf
Location: Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
Company: Plan 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.
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.
Deadline for application submission: 23rd March, 2021.
Location: Yola, Adamawa State
Role PurposeThe purpose of this role is to coordinate and manage Child Protection and GBV project funded by GNO Private partner -Beiersdorf in line with best practices and relevant guidelines. The post holder is expected to have strong GBV/Child protection and education programming background, knowledge and skills.

Dimensions of the RoleCommunicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions. The post holder will directly implement the GBV and child protection activities interfacing with other programme team members. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners, Case Workers and community mobilizers.

With support from the M&E unit, ensure the establishment of a systematic M&E system for the project.  Support project team and support coordination and implementation of the project. Ensure project is implemented according to time line and budget.
The role requires a strong management skill including facilitation and organizational skills along with ability to analyse and communicate complex information to stakeholders.
AccountabilitiesIn collaboration with the Field Team and CP/GBV/Nurse officer, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

Provide guidance and support to implementing project team in all phases of the project cycle.Develop an activity implementation plan with the project teamLead and organize regular monitoring visit and if required, project action plans, revisions and modificationsResponsible for the development of all narrative and financial report (with support from grants officer, and finance department and technical reviews by the CPiE specialist in line with donor and Plan requirementsEnsure compliance with donor regulationsMonitor budget and ensure adequate burn rate with support from ERM and CPiE specialistWorking with and in coordination with M&E manager, ensure adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries. Design and participate in awareness raising activities aimed at promoting changes in attitudes and behaviors regarding to COVID-19.
Staff Supervision & DevelopmentDirectly supervises project officers 
Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.Ensure timely completion and submission of regular program and staff reporting and annual performance reviews, as appropriateAssist with the recruitment and the identification of community mobilizersEnsure training, support and ongoing capacity building opportunities for project officers, Case Workers and community mobilizers on technical and project management skills.Provide evaluations on project officers performance in accordance with Plan Policies and Guidelines.Ensure that all Plan policies are upheld, as well as the IASC guidelines on Gender Based Violence Information and coordination
Liaise and provide updates and reports on a frequent bases and whenever required and agreed as per FAD to the manager.
Organize and attend regular meetings with project stakeholders (OCHA, sector coordinators, government) as deemed necessary by line managerRepresent Plan international Nigeria in coordinating meetings as designated by the line manager.
Grant Planning & ImplementationProduce monthly data and regular narrative reports for different stakeholders as well as donor narrative reports of high quality (in collaboration with line manager and the M&E Officer).
Supports implementation and ensure adherence to monitoring and evaluation plans.
 Monitoring & ReportingInitiate regular, participatory assessments/feedback surveys with client communities.
Provide inputs into and consolidate bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on the Case Management activities; Submit reports for all field activities, trainings and meetings.Maintain effective and efficient oversight, quality control and reporting systems and processes that ensure regular field monitoring and modifications as required.Contribute to high-quality Plan and donor reports on activities, indicators and achievements, as well as best practices and lessons learned.
Coordination & RepresentationActively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key community stakeholders, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
Regularly attend GBV/CP sub-cluster and MHPSS Working group meetings at LGA levels to contribute to coordinator of case management responses and Psychosocial support across agencies.
Program DevelopmentContribute to proposal development activities (narrative and budget) through the provision of information and data on community feedback on ongoing projects and assessment of emerging needs.
Provide information on needs of women and children based on knowledge and understanding of the beneficiaries and communities.Facilitate dialogue and Focus Group Discussions with community-based protection mechanisms and assess capacity gap and need
OtherConsistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to Plan management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for Plan programs
Design and participate in awareness raising activities aimed at promoting changes in attitudes and behaviors regarding to COVID-19.Ensure all prevention and response protocols to COVID-19 are in place before project activities implementationOther duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop Plan programs
DEALING WITH CHALLENGESAbility to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues and external stakeholders;Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENTSupports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of local partner staff when required. Key relationshipsWork with Plan Nigeria Humanitarian Response unit.
Various departments within Plan Nigeria (HR, Admin & Log, M&E, Finance, Programmes) etcProject coordinators of projects considered to be part of Lake Chad programmes.Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
EssentialBachelor of Science degree in development studies, social studies, project management or related field and experience in INGO with at least 5 years work experience in humanitarian response and managing pf protection projects.
MSc is preferred Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counselling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence in emergency preferred.Strong ability to lead women centres and child friendly spaces preferredClear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.Ability to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times. Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilizationStrong ability to lead, train, facilitates and motivates others in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.Knowledge and ability to speak Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantageExperience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation preferred
Skills & KnowledgeDemonstrated understanding of the skills necessary to work with children and adolescents particularly vulnerable children
At least 3-year experience in gender-based violence and child protection programmingDemonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environmentStrong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments.Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and toolsKnowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniquesComputer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of client communitiesAbility to work in a complex environment with multiple task and tight deadlines.Personal qualities: Team player, clear communicator, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well under minimal supervision, and a commitment to child rights and gender equalityLanguages: Fluency in English Kanuri and or Hausa is an added advantageAbility to travel to LGA of implementation at 70% of the timeAbility to function effectively with diverse international teams
Behaviours:Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviourDemonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrityProvides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situationsStrong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.Leads by example to motivate high performance of othersVery strong commitment to continuous learning
Physical EnvironmentBased in Yola Adamawa State with field visits to places of locations for implementation and supervision of project activities.

Level of contact with children
High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.
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.

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