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Plan International Jobs in Nigeria - Health and MHPSS Officer

Plan International Jobs in Nigeria - Health and MHPSS Officer

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organization 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: 22nd November, 2021.
Location: Sokoto, Nigeria
Company: Plan International

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Role Purpose

The ASPIRE project is a 5-year project funded with support from Global Affairs Canada and focused on improving sexual rights and reproductive health of adolescent girls and boys in Sokoto state. The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Health/SRH coordinator in project implementation.

Dimensions of the Role

Support the development, implementation and periodic review of the health (SRH) components of the project, including engagement with broad range of project stakeholders.

Accountabilities

  • Support on the assessment of health facilities in line with minimum standards and working with stakeholders and partners to ensure the health facilities meet the standards.
  • Support on the development and implementation of all health (SRH & mental health training activities on the project, ensuring the highest quality of standard.
  • Support the implementation of an age and gender responsive community and health facility roll out and referral process.
  • Support health facilities to be adolescent friendly and gender responsive.
  • Contribute to project research and support Monitoring and Evaluation processes.
  • Provide support in the development of curricula, advocacy and community mobilization strategies, including information, education and communication (IEC) materials and radio messages to ensure service delivery issues are captured.
  • Regularly utilize project level data, to track progress against planned service delivery outputs and outcomes, and manage performance using Results-Based Management (RBM) methodologies.
  • Provide regular updates to supervisor and other project team members to inform project programming decision making and advocacy efforts.
  • Identify success stories in collaboration with partners and share with Program Management
  • Support on the technical report writing under the supervision of the program manager. Work with community-based structures for successful implementation of community outreach services.
  • Support regular advocacies to local stakeholders to improve and sustain project buy-in and operations.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of good working relationship with the relevant State actors, local government authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by Supervisor.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2 – 3 years working (or more) experience providing support to health and SRH projects in Nigeria, preferably in Norther Nigeria.
  • University education in medicine or health related course.
  • Experience in SRH and mental health programming a plus.
  • Experience in utilizing adolescent peer education methodologies and comprehensive sexuality Education in communities will be a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement on health and SRH and projects.
  • 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
  • Knowledge of Hausa language preferred but not required

Skills & Knowledge

  • Basic financial and administrative skills
  • Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate to the audience
  • Possession of good report writing skills
  • Passion for learning and development.
  • Good computer literacy skills.
  • Team player

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Behaviors:

  • Provides good and adequate administrative support to enable the project meet its agreed program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.

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. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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