Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Plan International is seeking to fill the role of Regional Lake Chad Programme Manager.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities 

  • Support country offices in the operationalisation of the Lake Chad programme strategy by working in close cooperation with the emergency response managers (ERMs) and head of programmes to ensure all projects follow the overall programme outline and logic
  • Support programme integration by moving from a coordinated to an integrated regional programme approach
  • Coordinate the interphase with country offices on the management of the Nexus between humanitarian and development programme
  • Provide guidance and in-country support to the ERMs head of programmes and project implementing teams in Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria
  • Provide input for the preparation of narrative reports in line with donor’s and Plan International’s requirements and rules and regulations
  • Participate in regular monitoring and, if required, programme/action plan revisions and modifications
  • Engage and build relations with key actors/stakeholders and donors of the programme
  • Support resource mobilisation for country offices and national organisations at concept note and full proposal level by providing project design support and cross border information related to the Lake Chad Programme
  • Support country office resource mobilisation teams and related NOs on securing funds for continuous programme scaleup through providing lessons learnt and project-related contextual information
  • Lead proposal development for regional projects which form part of the Lake Chad
    Programme
  • Ensure that new intervention ideas are in line with overall programme and
    donor priorities
  • Provide programme presentation to COs, NOs and donors to enhance resource
    mobilisation
  • Develop and implement a dedicated Lake Chad learning agenda, outlining the scope, the objectives, the expected outcomes and the processes of learning within the programme
  • Ensure learning across the three COs with a specific focus on gender-transformative programming, regional programming as well as full spectrum programming
  • Orient/guide the respective project teams of Plan International in Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon on key international humanitarian standards like core humanitarian standard, sphere standard, CPMS and INEE
  • Provide orientation and guidance on key processes in developing and implementing emergency response projects and proposals to the project teams
  • Ensure project designs are informed by needs assessments and contextual analysis
  • Link project teams to DRM-related training opportunities within and out of the region
  • Develop a regional influencing strategy for the Lake Chad programme
  • Lead on regional research and advocacy initiatives to position Plan International and its Lake Chad programme as regional leader for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in the Lake Chad region
  • Drive learning, knowledge management and policy impact by authoring, commissioning and contributing to publications, policy documents, briefing notes and other resource materials, ensuring that Plan International has distinct knowledge and evidence on gender transformative programming in emergencies and full spectrum programming
  • Represent Plan International and the Lake Chad Programme at relevant clusters, working groups, and other forums, especially at regional and global level
  • Identify opportunities and establish dialogue towards partnerships with other agencies, especially at regional level to support consortia building, joint advocacy activities, etc

Requirements

  • Experience working in the Lake Chad region (desirable)
  • Experience working in emergency context
  • Experience as a coordinator for a multi-donor programme/project preferred
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Ability to operate effectively under a stressful working environment
  • General knowledge and understanding of INEE and CPIE minimum standards, core humanitarian standards, SPHERE, Red Cross/NGO code of conduct and other relevant international standards for humanitarian response
  • General CPiE, EiE and TVET/IGA-related experience will be a plus
  • Microsoft Office skills

To apply and for more information, click here.

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