Roving Project Coordinator - Development
Date : 11-Jun-2021
Location : Abuja, Nigeria
Company : Plan International
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 : 24th June, 2021.
The purpose of this role is to serve as program technical support for all project implementation of PLAN development programme in Nigeria.
The role holder will provide support and leadership to project implementation especially during the start-up and close down phase of project implementation.
The candidate will be directly involved in project planning, managing programme quality, financial and narrative reporting, and stakeholder management.
The role will contribute to proposal development processes. Additional responsibilities include supervision and technical assistance to project staff as well as relations with key partners and service providers.
Dimensions of the Role
Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions and donors as agreed.
The post holder will lead in successful project start up processes, and support in the coordination and oversight of project implementation, including end of project processes.
The role will contribute to knowledge management and proposal development processes.
In collaboration with the Head of Social Development Programmes,
To understand the project initiation documents, and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the PLAN / partners / stakeholders to ensure the project(s) interventions are capable of meeting country strategic impact for both PLAN, direct and indirect beneficiaries.
To lead and coordinate on successful start-up processes, including project SAP documentation and upload, partner assessments, staff recruitment and office set up before hand over to project team.
To routinely monitor budget vs expenditure, outcome and risk of all projects in the portfolio and provide operational and strategic recommendations.
To support project close out processes including documentation and reporting, end of project dissemination and other activities.
To support proposal development processes for new and existing business relationships.
Actively interact with other project coordinators and their officers to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
Setting job description for new project(s) staff as well as setting new projects on organizational operating system.
Perform the Team Manager role, unless appointed to another person(s).
Support in designing appropriate program interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.
Ensure that issues of gender, disability inclusion, DRR, and conflict sensitivity are factored into the program design.
Provide regular updates to the head of social development programme, leadership team and and the rest of the Country Office on progress, priorities and constraints verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
Represent Plan International to governmental and non-governmental groups, donors as needed and agreed with the Team Leader of projects and Head of Social Development Programmes.
Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Head of Social Development Programmes
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.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
University degree or equivalent in Social or natural Science or related fields
Masters in International Development or related field.
Minimum of 4 years’ experience working in NGO sector with roles at project management and budget management
Good knowledge and understanding of development issues in the country
Strong knowledge of core principles of children rights, participation, do no harm principles, as well as children in
Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
Excellent written and spoken English
Excellent understanding of program starts up processes, project monitoring and project close out processes.
Skills & Knowledge
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 behaviour
Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism / integrity
Provides 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 Organizational development.
Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
Very strong commitment to continuous learning
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.