Livelihood and Cash Officer at Plan International

Plan International Nigeria is part is the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria. Plan International works in 52 developing Countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Livelihood and Cash OfficerLocation: Maiduguri, BornoGrade: C2Department: ProgrammeContract duration: 5 Months and renewable based on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.Reports to: Livelihood/Cash Specialist with General supervision by Project ManagerPurposePlan International Nigeria is seeking to implement Cash Based Transfer (CBT) + Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project funded by World Food Programme (WFP).This position is responsible for Livelihood and Cash activities in close collaboration with Cash and Nutrition team implementing the CBT + INP project funded by WFP.The post holder will support the implementation of the Livelihoods and Cash activities including SCOPE registration of beneficiaries in the community in accordance with Plan International’s Cash and nutrition activities in Emergencies response in North East Nigeria.The Livelihood and Cash Officer will be supervised directly by the WFP CBT+INP Project manager with technical support and supervision from the Livelihoods specialist.Dimensions of RoleCommunicates with the project manager, across Plan International and with WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies.The post holder will support the establishment of a robust livelihood, market and cash sectoral system.The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination.The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.Key End Results and typical ResponsibilitiesProgramme development & Quality Management In collaboration with the Field Team and Livelihood/Cash Specialist, theLivelihood/Cash officer will:Support the development and implementation of Livelihood/ Cash component implementation plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all SCOPE registration and in kind/cash distribution activitiesSupport to ensure that livelihood/cash-specific elements of community and field level staff and volunteers capacity strengthening plans are successfully implemented.Report results of Livelihood/Cash activities by providing written documentation aboutprogress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate.Provide leadership at project location level on Livelihood/Cash activities to ensure project technical integrity to achieve project/program goal and corresponding objectives and targetsEnsure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field based team and sector Specialists (Cash or Nutrition) and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems Lead efforts at project location to conduct project interventions activities (livelihood/ Cash), document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision- makingLead efforts to training distribution assistants and Financial Services agents to set-up systems for effective cash/in-kind distribution and crowd control at such events to facilitate record keepingUtilize the pre/post distribution assessment data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planningSupport the project team to conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis for livelihood/cash activities.Cultivate strategic sectors relationships and networks, and act as alternative representative of the livelihood and cash sector in WFP, FSSWG, ERLWG and CWG meetings, conferences, and presentationsSupport to ensure that relevant data (5Ws, 3Ws and related MIS data) are entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project data Support the dissemination of project information among the project teamFacilitate Livelihood/Cash capacity-building activities with project staff and Cooperating Partner Agencies /WFP.Human Resource Development:Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of field level and community based staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirementsLearning and knowledge management:Shares information within the project team about livelihood, market and cash assessment findings and lessons learnt in a logical and regular manner.More specifically shares information within the project team about pre/post distribution monitoring, price monitoring, findings and lessons learnt in a systematic timely manner.Shares information within the programme team about livelihood, market and cash approaches and supports the documentation of lessons learnt, approaches and good practices.Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing with WFP and among WFP Cooperating Partner Agencies in the northeast and supports such processes within and between Plan International offices at Country, National and Regional levels.Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.Resource Mobilisation:Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.Dealing with Problems:Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the project manager or Sector Specialist for consideration.Communications and Working Relationships:Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contactPrepare and submit relevant information for project reports and proposals for Plan International domestic and international consumption as directed by his/her supervisor.Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s project/ programme delivery and resource mobilisation.Work with other members of the project/ programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery. 

Apply at