Project Manager at Plan International

Plan International is evolving in response to shifts in international development and humanitarian response. We are doing this so we can continue to make a stand for children’s rights. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledgeWe believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities. As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for talent across the globe.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Project ManagerLocation: Maiduguri, Borno (with frequent travels to Bama, Dikwa and Mongono LGA's)Grade: D1Department: Humanitarian ProgramReports: Child Protection In Emergency SpecialistJob PurposeThe purpose of this role is to co-ordinate and manage Child Protection and GBV Project funded by IHA/GAC in line withInternational best practices and relevant guidelines.The post holder is expected to have strong GBV Child Protection andLivelihood programming background and knowledgeDimensions of RoleCommunicates widely within Plan International Nigeria across Plan International and with local implementing partners. The post holder with support from the M&E Manager will ensure the establishment of a systematic Monitoring and Evaluation system for the project.The post holder will interface and support project team members, support project coordination and implementation. S/He will ensure project is implemented according to time line and on budget.The role requires strong project management skills including facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all stakeholders.Key End Results and typical ResponsibilitiesProject Management:Provide guidance and support to the implementing project team, in all phases of the project cycle Develop an activity implementation plan with the project teamLead/organize regular monitor visits and if required project action plans revisions and modificationsResponsible for the development of all narrative and financial report (with support from Grants Officer and finance department and technical review by CPiE Specialist) in line with donor and Plan’s requirementsEnsure compliance with donor rules and regulationsMonitor budget and ensure adequate burn rate with support from Emergency ResponseManager and CPiE Specialist:Working with M&E Coordinator/Manager, ensure adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries.Information and Coordination:Liaise and provide project updates and reports on a frequent basis and whenever required and agreed as per FAD to the line managerOrganize and attend regular meetings with project stakeholders (CNO, SectorCoordinators, Government) as deem necessary by line managerRepresent Plan International Nigeria in coordination meetings as designated by line managerHuman Resource DevelopmentWorking with CPiE Specialist and Livelihood Specialist to support the orientation, on-going development/training and capacity building of project in Gender Based Violence, ChildProtection in emergencies and Cash Transfer modalities to ensure a high level of expertise in line with donor and organizational requirements.Resource Mobilisation:Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.In collaboration with M&E Coordinator/Manager, Communications Coordinator and CPiE Specialist, develop project briefs, lessons learnt and best practice documents that could feed into new projects ideaIn collaboration with M&E and project officers, lead on assessments and other project documentations, that could possible feed into project development.With technical support from the CPiE Specialist, lead on the development of concept notes and new funding proposal for the project implementation areas.Dealing with ProblemsAbility 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 Humanitarian Programme Manager for consideration.Communications and Working Relationships:Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contaBringing hearts and minds together for childrenVarious departments within Plan Nigeria (HR, Finance, Admin, Programmes etc)Project Managers and coordinators of projects considered to be part of the Lake Chad Programme.

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