Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Consultants at Plan International

Plan International is an independent child-centred international development organisation committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 75 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens' participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organisations, development partner government at all levels and the private sector.

We are currently implementing the Global Affairs Canada funded MNCH projects: Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and children (SHOW) in Sokoto and Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN) in Bauchi state.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant 

Location: Nigeria

Plan International Nigeria is in the process of developing a consultant database to support project implementation and wish to formally request for consultants/consultancy firms to send in their Expression of interest and profile on the following subject themes:
  • Participatory development of contextual MNCH and family planning IEC materials
  • Development and production of BCC radio messaging.
  • Adaptation of training manuals and packages on Gender responsive MNCH and Adolescent and reproductive sexual health.
  • Facilitation of integrated Supportive Supervision mechanisms.
  • Capacity building and mentoring on Basic and Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care,
  • ICT for development including design and implementation of SMS messaging and other mHealth applications.
  • Development of a gender responsive MNCH referral policy.
  • Capacity building of healthcare providers on gender responsive family planning services.
  • Health facility assessment including needs assessment of BEmONC and CEmsONC centers.
  • Development and implementation of a health facility appointment system for client flow management.
  • Development and implementation of a community scorecard process.
  • Support to strengthen the Community HMIS at facility and community level.
General Qualifications 
  • Ability to travel and work in the northern part of Nigeria.
  • Required experience in the subject theme(s) of interest.
  • Good knowledge of the local context in the northern part of Nigeria.
  • Fulfil Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times to prevent children from all forms of child abuses.
  • Ensure adherence to Plans Gender Equality Policy
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal orgsnisation
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant computer applications and softwares.
  • Experience working with donor programs will be an added advantage.
Application Closing Date
25th March, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send all applications and CV/Profile

  • Only application sent electronically by e-mail with the format "EOI-Name of Subject Matter" clearly indicated as as the subject of the mail will be considered. E.g EOI-Particular Development of Contextual MNCH and Family Planning IEC Materials.
  • Interested persons/firm may submit expression of interest for more than one subject theme but should send each interest as separate emails.