Program Manager-Food Security and Nutrition
Date: 8 Sep 2023
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Company: Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances childrenâs rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And itâs girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support childrenâs rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for â and respond to â crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for overÂ 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.
The primary responsibility of the Program Manager is to work closely with the Food Security and Nutrition specialist to ensure the quality of food and nutrition security projects implementation in accordance with Sphere standards, WHO, UNICEF, and National guidelines. The post holder will support the development of the Nutrition and Food security portfolio and will help lead the strategy, planning, assessment, and implementation of food and nutrition security programs/projects and provide guidance and support to the team as well as ensure proper coordination with other sectors and organizational functions.
We are looking to recruit person (s) with:Masterâs degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or any other related field. At least four (4) years of specific post-qualification experience at the same level in a similar role with a bilateral, multilateral organization, government, or NGO. Demonstrated experience in strong program planning, implementation, management, and monitoring skills. Excellent understanding of Food Security and Nutrition issues globally and in the context of Nigeria. Previous experience in managing Food Security and Nutrition projects. Experience managing UN agency-funded projects. Experience in remote management. Experience in preventive and curative nutrition interventions. Excellent report writing skills. Fluent in written and spoken English Language and Hausa Language. Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution, and ability to deliver Plan Internationalâs strategic objectives.
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Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.
Type of Role: Fixed Term
Duration: 6 MonthsÂ
Closing Date: 18th September 2023
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girlsâ rights and inclusion.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.
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