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Project Coordinator At Plan International

Date Posted: 13/Jul/2017
Deadline: 19/Jul/2017

Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 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 in the Northeast. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector. We are looking for people who are experienced, dedicated, have passion and want to make a difference in the lives of people

Project Coordinator

Role Purpose: To provide overall co-ordination and management of the nutrition & Child Protection Project funded by SHO in line with International best practices and relevant guidelines. The post holder is expected to have strong Emergency nutrition and child protection programming. 

The project coordinator is responsible for leading the nutrition and child protection team and providing technical support and capacity building of the team to successfully plan, implement and monitor plan international nutrition and child protection program activities in Borno state. The project coordinator must have the ability to organize and support all aspects of the nutrition and child protection program including liaising with the Ministry of Health, other international and national agencies, and donors.

Contract Duration: 7 Months 

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Provide guidance and technical support to the implementing project team, in all phases of the project cycle
  • Develop an activity implementation plan, and procurement plan with the project team
  • Lead/organize regular monitor visits and if required project action plans revisions and modifications
  • Provide direct hands-on technical and managerial support to Nutrition coordinator, child protection officer and PIN partners to effectively and innovatively manage nutrition and child protection projects with focus on key technical areas including CMAM, IYCF as well as child protection
  • Ensure documentation of good practices in emergency nutrition, child protection and effective communication of lessons within and outside PIN with the aim to enhance learning to improve future planning and programming.
  • Ensure the design, implementation and impact assessment of nutrition responses are fully in compliance with SPHERE & other international standards, national guidelines and policies and also in line with  humanitarian accountability principles, values and code of conduct
  • Review and submit weekly/monthly CMAM/IYCF and other nutrition related progress reports and child protection as well as other relevant data for stakeholders including nutrition in emergency working group, child protection working group, ministry of health and others.
  • Responsible for the development of all narrative and financial report (with support from Grants Officer and finance department) in line with donor and Plan’s requirements  
  • Ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Monitor budget and ensure adequate burn rate with support form Humanitarian Program Manager
  • Working with M&E Manager, nutrition specialist and child protection specialist  to ensure adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries and quality of the project 

Qualifications and Experience


  1. Master degree in public Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent and have a minimum of two year field experience in coordination position with an NGO on nutrition and child protection programmes.
  2. At least 1 years direct experience providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways for nutrition services


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