Plan International Youth Engagement & Consultation Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

Plan International Youth Engagement & Consultation Advisor Jobs in Nigeria



Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity.


We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.


Responsibilities


Roll out of the YEC Strategy:

  • Developing an implementation plan of the YEC strategy document across the Lake Chad Programme countries
  • Identifying funding opportunities at country levels where the YEC approach could be included
  • Conducting internal orientations/training for the YEC team and Plan programme country office staff on the YEC strategy and the roll out phase
  • Technical support to intervention designs relevant for YEC

    Information and Co-ordination:

  • Provide intervention updates and reports on a frequent basis and whenever required and requested to the Lake Chad Programme Manager on the progress of the YEC strategy implementation as well as planned and ongoing YEC actions.
  • Organize regular meetings of the YEC team to strengthen YEC strategy roll out at country levels
  • Technical coordination of the YEC officers at country level (incl. work planning, technical approaches etc.)
  • Exchange regularly with the global Coordinator of Plans Focus Area of “LEAD” as well Global Youth Advocacy and Activism Advisor of Plan International
    Collect, analyse, and share YEC-related data.
  • Ensure that lessons learnt on YEC are systematically documented/captured and can be used for further implementation improvement as well as development of new interventions around YEC.

    Capacity Building:

  • Provide on the job-coaching for the YEC team members on practical application of youth engagement & consultation processes
  • Provide orientation/trainings to country office programme staff on meaningful youth engagement, participation and consultation
    Ope-rationalize the YEC strategy for implementation and project design purpose at CO level
  • Resource Mobilization for follow up and/or extension phase:
  • Support CO resource mobilization teams and Plan International NOs on securing funds for continuous YEC programme scale up through providing lessons learnt and project related contextual information as well as technical support for intervention design and youth engagement and consultation processes
  • Identifying potential extension/follow up funding resources on youth engagement
    and participation interventions.


    Requirements


  • University degree or appropriate work experience in a field relevant to the position
    Significant experience in planning, design and implementation of integrated humanitarian programmes
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and codes of conduct
  • Significant experience in youth participation and youth engagement as well as on participation approaches
  • Experience on capacity building of staff on youth engagement and youth participation
  • Experience in working with children and girls’ rights
  • Advocacy, influencing and negotiating skills, experienced in gaining commitment from a wide range of people, bringing about change and providing support from a distance
  • People management: Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to work with youth in disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Work style: well organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • External representation and communication skills Requires general administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in IT/computer skills (including sound MS excel and word proficiency)
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Flexibility to travel within the Lake Chad region, within security limitations set by Plan International.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th April, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Plan International Youth Engagement & Consultation Advisor Jobs in Nigeria


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