Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War. Langdon-Davies conceived the idea of a personal relationship between a child and a sponsor – a model that puts the child at the centre, and remains the core of what we do. Today, Plan International is a global organisation that is active in over 70 countries to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. Who We Are We work with communities around the world to end the cycle of poverty for children. We work with communities around the world to end the cycle of poverty for children. Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is a nearly $800 million organization often ranked among the top 10 international development agencies by reputation, size and scope. We work side-by-side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children, developing solutions to ensure long-term sustainability. Our level of community engagement, long-term outlook and constant focus on the needs and priorities of children is unique among international development organizations. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and health care programs, to education projects and child protection initiatives. Community by community, Plan works to promise futures that are worthy of all children’s potential. Our Vision Our vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Our Mission Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of vulnerable children in developing countries by: Enabling children, their families and their communities to meet basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies; Fostering relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries; and Promoting the rights and interests of the world’s children.
- Job Type Full Time
- Qualification BA/BSc/HND
- Experience 3 years
- Location Borno
- Job Field NGO/Non-Profit , Project Management
The purpose of this role is to strengthen youth as actors of governance and development as well as fostering youth inclusion and empowerment in Borno State.
DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
Communicates within Plan International Nigeria, partners, youth platforms and related government institutions. The post holder will initiate and coordinate the potential role youth can play in the conflict affected region of the Lake Chad Basin. The officer will focus on the adopted rights-based approach by emphasising the interplay between youth and the communities they live in as rights holders and government institutions as duty bearers. He/she is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, capacity building. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.
In collaboration with the Project Manager and the Field Team:
- Facilitate the implementation of field activities of the Lake Chad Base Commission (LCBC) Youth project.
- Ensure proper documentation of all the project reports, PR, MoU, external letters and data.
- Follow up project implementation plan and draw the attention of the project manager to any gaps identified in implementation plan.
- Ensure that all meetings, training, external engagement and networking are planned in good advance.
- Ensure all project resources are well maintained without waste.
- Supervise all data collection process and enter them in appropriate template.
- Develop concept note for all activities according to the project implementation plan.
- Raise PR for all field activities according to plan agreed with the project manager.
- Monitor beneficiaries and present report verbally and in written form
- Track all project appointment dates, external engagement schedules and deliverables plan and ensure those involved are reminded on time.
- Support youth efforts at peace building and conflict management in the project target areas.
- Facilitate meetings, workshops and networking with stakeholders
- Communicate risks, issues and concerns relating to the programme’s activities and finances immediately to the line manager.
- Diligently carry out any other related assignments as directed by the organization leads.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- University degree or equivalent in any social sciences courses.
- Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience youth engagement/Livelihood
- Experience working with young people in the state
- An active member of a youth associations on development of the state will be an added advantage
- Experience in working with government on youth development on peace buiding, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
- The candidate should be able to communicate in Hausa language, speaking in Kanuri language will an added advantage.
Skills & Knowledge
- Noble in characters and conduct
- Have tolerance to negative reaction from third party.
- Ability to work under pressure
- Have eyes for minor errors and ready to make correction on time.
- Good communication and public speaking skills
- Be accountable and responsible to possible mistake.
- Adaptable and ready for new changes in emergency situation.
- Good knowledge of computer for data management, presentations and data storage.
- High level of professionalism.
- Ability to work in a team.
- Observe deadlines.
- Should be of good reputation in the community.