Recent Job Vacancies at Plan International

Plan International is evolving in response to shifts in international development and humanitarian response. We are doing this so we can continue to make a stand for children’s rights. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we 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

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities. As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for talent across the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Training and CSO Capacity Building Specialist
Location: 
Abuja

Role Purpose

  • The position aims to strengthen the ability of civil society organizations to constructively engage the duty bearers and be able to coordinate the activities of Reform Champions Team to accelerate urban WASH reforms.
  • It aims to increase citizens’ participation on urban WASH issues.

Dimension of Role

  • Lead and coordinate the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all capacity building activities of the E-WASH project.
  • Maintain excellence in technical capacity building activities with local organization; and
  • Ensure effective communication among implementing partners, government actors, civil society organizations, urban consumers, and communities.

Roles/Responsibility

  • Lead creation, implementation, documentation, and follow up on all training activities of the project using consistent, adult learning approaches.
  • Lead the identification of strategic needs and approaches to civil society capacity building in the context of the WASH sector and the objectives of the project.
  • Facilitate and supervise the conduct of organizational capacity assessments of local CSOs and the development of capacity development plans peculiar to the needs of the individual partner.
  • In collaboration with MEL Specialist, provide appropriate reporting on indicators and targets, and document implementation successes, challenges, and lessons learned and share them with stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assistance, advice and guidance to CSOs focused on WASH issues, particularly in the area of inclusion of marginalized citizens, advocacy and monitoring for service delivery, and developing networks and platforms of CSOs.
  • Ensure gender is integrated into all capacity building tools, methodologies, and activities.
  • Leverage and enhance existing strengths within CSOs, facilitating opportunities to learn from each other’s effective strategies.
  • Contribute to overall project strategy and design, development of annual work plans and progress reports.
  • Prepare and manage budgets for the CSO capacity building component of the E-WASH project.
  • Deliver technical presentations on project achievements to audiences, including implementing partners, civil society, government officials, USAID, and other relevant stakeholders.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Graduate of an appropriate interdisciplinary subject, such as human development, social sciences, development studies, organizational development or other related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years professional experience, including field and management experience.
  • Broad experience in assessing technical capacity of civil society organizations, developing capacity building plans that meet their needs.
  • Advanced professional development and experience in gender, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice.
  • Strong evidence of influencing decision makers, Policies, and brokering cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of leadership within an international organization.
  • Compelling influencer and communicator – able to inspire, build consensus and bring people together around a common agenda.
  • Experience with a diverse set of stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress
  • Experience of managing budgets and planning and reporting protocols.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Advocacy Coordinator and Strategic Communications Manager
Location:
 Abuja

The Opportunity

  • In this role as the Advocacy, Coordination, and Strategic Communication Manager you will lead in the engagement of donors and State Water Boards through existing platforms to strengthen knowledge management throughout the water sector; determine communication methods that will generate the political support required for reform and accountability; promote good practices; and effectively share knowledge and lessons learned.

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this position is to ensure that advocacy and outreach strategies are developed and implemented for E-WASH; technical assistance and training aimed at strengthening state teams and partners are provided; and advocacy and communication initiatives of the project at the national and state levels are effectively coordinated.
  • In addition, the position aims to ensure that evidence based data are generated for informed decision making; and knowledge and lessons learned are effectively managed and shared.

Roles/Responsibility

  • Coordinate activities and communication among a diverse set of stakeholders focused on federal ministries, unit heads, multilateral and bi-lateral donors; senior state government stakeholders; civil society; the media; and the private sector.
  • Produce a wide range of high quality written outputs for various audiences including high-quality, well targeted research reports, policy briefings, key messages, blogs and other outputs.
  • Foster strong relationships and work closely with internal and external stakeholders in policy and advocacy work to keep abreast of key policy changes and relevant external issues, and to maximize their role as advocates for the change E-WASH aims to achieve.
  • Participate actively in building the capacity of national and state agencies to advocate for and conduct outreaches to urban consumers.
  • Identify and build strategic partnerships and engagement with organizations, networks, political contacts and other key stakeholders to further E-WASH in the delivery of its transformation agenda.
  • Provide regular updates to supervisor and other project team members to inform project programming decision making and advocacy efforts.
  • Conduct and support researches to ensure better understanding of situations, evidence based decision making; to generate and share knowledge and learning; and to better appreciate the impact of development initiatives.
  • Ensure strong linkages with the Monitoring, Evaluations and Learning (MEL) unit so that advocacy and policy approaches are based in evidence.
  • Facilitate peer exchange at the mid-level of utilities and water board between states and countries.
  • Engage the Steering Committee of the Community of Practice and other potential champions to create ownership and to strengthen Reform Champions’ Team.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Graduate in social studies, preferably communication, political science, or sociology, water management, post-graduate education (master’s or higher) in development studies, environmental studies, or primary health and at least 5 years of experience in policy and influencing, strategic communication, or civil society strengthening, or a related field and demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Proven ability to lead the planning, coordination and execution of communications products, influence strategies and audience targeting.
  • Demonstrated experience in using with success key advocacy strategies such as networking, negotiating, lobbying, movement building, or policy development, etc.
  • Experience working with reporters or members of the media preferred.
  • Experience managing civil society strengthening projects in developing country context.
  • Experience in carrying out power, legislation and policy and political analysis to inform strategies and projects.
  • Experience in developing and delivering advocacy strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice.
  • A history of productive involvement with local partners, including from government, traditional leadership, and civil society.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing, implementing, and monitoring inclusive, gender-equitable development projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Experience of managing people and ability to build, develop and motivate a high performing team, prioritizing effective cross organizational working as a key element of high performance.
  • Experience of managing budgets and planning and reporting protocols.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Specialist
Location
: Abuja, NG

Role Purpose

  • The position will support the overall management of the E-WASH gender equity and social inclusion strategy.
  • The role will support project to be more gender transformative, inclusive and provide capacity-building support to project and partners.
  • The Role will liaise with other project units to ensure gender integration in the project.

Dimension of the Role

  • Provide support to the development, implementation and monitoring of E-WASH project in line with the gender equity and social inclusion agenda.
  • Lead on national engagement on gender equity and social inclusion issues of the project.
  • Lead on strengthening the capacity of project staff and partners on gender equity and social inclusion.
  • Lead on ensuring that project generate gender equity and social inclusive evidence based data
  • Act in other capacities as agreed with supervisor

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Ensure gender and equity are part of mission statements and their practice.
  • Foster strong relationships and work closely with internal and external stakeholders on gender and inclusion work to keep abreast of key policy changes and relevant external issues, and to maximize their role as advocates for the change E-WASH aims to achieve.
  • Create strategic partnerships and close coordination with all stakeholders, including the Government and its relevant agencies, civil society, and donor agencies.
  • Ensure strong linkages with the Monitoring, Evaluations and learning (MEL) Manager so that advocacy and gender and inclusion initiatives and reports are based on evidence.
  • Provide gender equity and social inclusion related technical assistance to the state team to ensure high quality project implementation across all project states.
  • Contribute to Gender Equity and Social Inclusion impact analysis of project activities and advise project teams.
  • Lead on all gender and equity training and associated materials development;
  • Build capacity for gender analysis and inclusion of youth and women within SWBs;
  • Support “greater representation of women in policy and regulatory roles”
  • Coordinate political economy, conflict, and gender assessments in difficult states
  • Lead gender assessments of everyday institutional practices
  • “Develop a plan to build the capacity of women and men in the SWBs and create an enabling environment for women’s participation and access to information and programs”
  • Ensure disaggregation of data and databases to identify gender and equity issues and achievements
  • Ensure gender integration into all project and project-related design, planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • Establish the capacity of project staff to understand and account for “gender dynamics associated with leadership, decision-making, resource allocation, and financial authority within households.

Requirements, Knowledge and Experience

  • Graduate any Social Studies discipline, preferably post-graduate (Master’s or higher) Degree in a Gender, Human Rights, Development Studies – specializing on gender and development or social development related discipline.
  • At least five (5) years experience working in the sector, including field and management experience.
  • Advanced professional development and experience in gender, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice.
  • Strong evidence of influencing decision makers, Policies, and brokering cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of leadership within an international organization.
  • Compelling influencer and communicator – able to inspire, build consensus and bring people together around a common agenda.
  • Experience with a diverse set of stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
  • Project management experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing, implementing, and monitoring inclusive, gender-equitable development projects
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress
  • Experience of managing budgets and planning and reporting protocols.

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.