New Vacancies at 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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:



Job Title: Project Officer

Location: FCT – Abuja, FC, NG

Role Purpose

  • The Project seeks to implement a baseline landscaping of women’s group and Women Empowerment Collectives (WEC)to provide a good understanding of the landscape of Women’s groups, specifically WECs, with regards to their; number, number of members, funding security, member composition, geographic distribution and resourcing.
  • The project will carry out the baseline landscaping using an extensive approach of researching, data collection, analysis and reporting from various primary and secondary sources most especially women groups and other relevant stakeholders. This will help to deliver useful information that will enable the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation to identify stakeholders to support the evolution od WEC & WEE and contribute to strengthening the New WEC’s platforms in Nigeria
  • The project will be implemented by consortium involving IPSOS and Plan International Nigeria in collaboration with women groups and other relevant stakeholders
  • The purpose of this role is to support the project management and technical work of the project which includes support to researching, reporting and other activities implementation.

Dimension of Role

  • The post holder will be responsible to for the day to day running of the project for Plan International Nigeria.
  • The post holder will ensure that all daily activities are delivered and will coordinate with all staff on the project to ensure timely delivery of the project deliverable.
  • The post holder will also be responsible for delivery of reports on the project.

Key Roles / Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the implementation of meetings and seminars involving Plan International (Consortium) based on proper liaising with the consortium lead.
  • Facilitate and monitor the preparation of protocols/ethical documents and its submission for approval.
  • Support the Admin team in developing staff agreement documents and contracts
  • Support the technical team to implement data gathering sessions with VSLA groups and other women groups.
  • Provide regular updates to Plan technical team on to inform project programming decision.
  • Identify success stories from primary researches and data gathering sessions with women groups and others target groups in collaboration with partners and share with Program Management
  • Contribute to the Knowledge management process on the project.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of good working relationship with the relevant State actors, women groups, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the development and compilation of comprehensive draft monitoring and Evaluation reporting
  • Participate in program research processes in the project, including baseline and reporting.
  • Work to strengthen linkages between consortium and women groups.
  • Regularly monitor project activities implementation according to stated workplan in order to track progress using project level data.
  • Provide support to the M&E team to ensure data delivery and dissemination to websites and relevant stakeholders
  • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the CO Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.

Administration and Finance:

  • Support the project to ensure that all finance policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Participate in budget preparation and in ensuring spends and forecast are in line with plans.
  • Ensure that reliable communications/information management facilities are established and maintained.
  • Ensure to use procedures and relevant protocols of Plan International Nigeria that are necessary in carrying out the project activities.
  • Support the timely and appropriate use of all procurement and logistics infrastructure for the effective implementation of project activities.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience working on women empowerment, gender equality, health and other social development programs in Nigeria
  • University education and over 2 working years of experience in social development, health related, international relations or other relevant course
  • A history of productive involvement with local partners, including from government, traditional leadership, and civil society
  • 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 in coordinating large number of groups across different locations at the same time.
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting mapping processes
  • Knowledge and experience in working with women groups.
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Skills & Knowledge:

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


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

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Regional People and Culture Specialist

Locations: West and Central Africa with flexibility about the location (Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroun, Central Africa Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Togo)
Type of Role: 2 years fixed-term local contract with no expatriations package
Reports to: Regional HR&OD Business Partner
Grade: E

Role Purpose

  • Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.
  • We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.
  • We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
  • The role of the Regional People and Culture Specialist is to provide core support in the region to manage key people risk elements, meet core CoC standards and embed a values based culture in enabling optimal workplace safeguarding and performance excellence in the areas of workforce planning talent acquisition In line with our ambition of a diverse and high performing workforce within the region.
  • Working with the Regional Human Resources Business Partner (Regional HRBP) and regional leadership, the role will contribute to delivering appropriate people solutions in line with global HROD standards and strategies, including case management and follow-through on workplace safeguarding in the region, policy development, review and implementation processes and utilization of the HRIS to deliver optimal HR metrics for the region.
  • The role will provide HR capacity to countries as needed and support CO capacity building in the People and Culture function with relation to these key areas.

Dimensions of the Role:

  • Support the improved cohesion in the adoption of global HR policies by countries as well as in the development, review and adoption of relevant people policies that bring gender equality and inclusion to life, across the region.
  • Support management of workplace safeguarding and CoC cases as needed in the region.
  • Responsible for improving the utilisation of HRIS in the region leading to useful HR metrics that support decision making in the region.
  • Support HR capacity building at CO level.
  • Improve support in Emergency HR support in the region and can be deployed to countries when needed.

Ensure that all human resources policies, procedures and practice in the region are gender
transformative and responsive of local needs while reaching the ambitions of Plan global

  • Coordinate the regional effort towards gender transformative policies for Plan International staff in the region working with the countries to establish their needs and the Regional HRBP to develop relevant policies that are in line with global Plan International standards.
  • Champion the development and adoption of regional HR&OD policies and procedures Manual Template that brings Plan International HR global policies together for smooth adoption and customization by countries.
  • Work with countries to cascade and socialise new global policies affecting both international and national staff teams.
  • Ensure continuous improvement on delivery of HR services are achieved carrying out regular audits to ensure compliance.
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Key contact for workplace safeguarding for the region with regards to ensuring CoC standards
are followed as relates to employee behaviour:

  • Support countries in the region on case management including advisory on investigations and any ensuing actions with regards to employee relations, CoC and workplace safeguarding; offering technical support as needed.
  • Compiles on-going progress on open cases for monthly global reporting. Provide support for the regional hub Human Resources Operational excellence

Provides regional hub HR services liaison for all staff with the Plan Senegal HR team under the shared services offering to ensure optimal on-boarding and exit support is availed.

  • Acts as focal point coordinator on specific initiatives for the regional hub with regards to team-building, employee engagement, gender equality and inclusion, and child safeguarding in collaboration with the Plan Senegal HR team in line with shared services offering.
  • Acts as a deployable resource to countries as needed for the function on Human Resource Management as well as providing support to global team as needed on emergency HR for the region.
  • Demonstrate oneHR attitude by coaching and mentoring the Country HR team to ensure excellent practices are established and maintained

Provide administrative support to regional recruitments when needed Provide support for the utilisation of the HRIS in the region that enable optimal HR Metrics and efficiencies in people management processes:

  • Support the full utilisation of HRIS across the region and produce regional HR analytics requirements in order to inform on HR performance metrics – operationally and strategically driven.
  • Maintains optimal levels of capacity for HRIS usage across the region and lead in ensuring the HRIS administrators in COs and Regional Subject matter Experts have access and are well trained in key tasks of:
    • Organization structure management
    • Reporting
    • Employee data capture
  • Works with global project leads and country IT managers to ensure availability of training resources and easy access and supports the CHRMs in ensuring smooth rollout of new HRIS and modules.
  • Troubleshoots on-going system problems and technical issues, links teams to the appropriate support team and follows up to ensure solution is reached.
  • Support the analysis of the regional HR KPIs and follow-through support to countries on emerging issues.
  • Provide custom reports from the region that may be requested from time to time for global HR Operation’s needs.

Support countries in workforce planning to ensure countries have the needed workforce to realise the country strategies and related programming in the areas of talent acquisition and a diverse workforce

  • Support the roll-out of workforce planning as part of the Programme Effectiveness agenda
  • Support the systematic and timely HR resource planning for programme and emergency response work in the region.
  • Provide support to the region in ensuring that HR needs (supply and demand) are identified and discussed as part of business.
  • Assist managers to define jobs that are realistic and aligned with strategic programme (Job Descriptions).
  • Support the recruitment and selection of high-quality staff in the region for both development and emergency responses.

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) 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.

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Key Relationship

  • Regional Director and Sub Regional Directors
  • The senior management team and staff within the Regional Hub.
  • The Country Directors and CHRMs and teams in the Country Offices.
  • The HR Operations teams at Global Hub (GH).
  • The Global Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist


  • Human Resource Managers from peer organizations for benchmarking and mutual learning.
  • Legal advisors

Educational Qualification and Experience.

  • A minimum of University degree in Human Resources, Management, Psychology, Business Management and Administration, Organization Development or other related fields.
  • Master’s degree in the same field is desirable.
  • Three years proven and relevant work experience for Master’s degree holders or Five years’ experience for Bachelor holders, out of which five years are in a senior position for a role with regional level remit or responsibilities that span across more than country.
  • Demonstrable experience of labour relations and workplace safeguarding as well as general HR policy development.
  • Experience of working with a global HRIS system and able to identify and communicate key HUMAN RESOURCE analytical data
  • Solid background in Human Resources Management/Senior HRBP role in culturally diverse contexts, preferably experience in working for an international organisation or NGO.

Skills Specific to the Post:

  • Strong interpersonal skills,
  • Problem solving/solutions focused
  • Leading with purpose and credibility
  • Personal adaptability/flexibility
  • Innovation and taking the initiative
  • HUMAN RESOURCE service delivery comprehension
  • Strong planning and organizing / time management skills and ability to juggle a heavy workload and meet tight deadlines
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • High level of integrity.
  • Excellent communication skills – Fluency in written and spoken French and English
  • Proven supervisory skills
  • Computer literate and familiar with implementing and using a global HRIS
  • Understanding of the child rights and gender framework and experience in addressing child protection issues is desirable
  • Skilled in conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Ability to analyse data for strategic decision making.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
    • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
    • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
    • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
    • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview


Application Deadline  5th November, 2020.

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