Consultant, Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum

Consultant, Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Consultant, Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum Location: Biu, Borno Employment Type: Contract Scope of Work  This activity aligns with ALMRI’s interest of assisting small holder farmers reduce their production costs and improve their yields (both the quantity and quality of products at harvest). The training of Trainers of the Agricultural extension, Village agents and Lead farmers initiative also conforms with the projects aim to support the expansion of the business models by improving their skills in training capacity and ability to identify op…

Procurement/Admin Officer – National Position

Procurement/Admin Officer – National Position Plan International is a leading girls and children’s rights organization. Plan strives for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We motivate our people and partners to: empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises, and to overcome adversity support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood Plan operates in 77 countries around the world. It brings its support to millions of children, their families and communities, mainly in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and South America. It implements projects in the Health, Water and Sanitation, Education, Child Protection, Sustainable Livelihood, and cross-cultural communication. Child sponsorship forms the basis of our work with children. Worth to mention, Plan International global ambition is to support 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive! As part of its commitment to support Plan International Federation reach 100 million girls so to Learn, Lead, Decide and Thrive, Plan International Liberia has developed a new country strategy which will for the next five years (2019 to 2024) focus on reaching 600,000 marginalized girls and children all over the country, with a strong commitment to work with partners at various levels to put an end to violence against girls and young women including Child Early Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other norms and practices that hinder their development and empowerment. Plan International Liberia is committed to ensuring that Child Protection and Youth Safeguarding, Gender Transformative programming and Influencing are key and an integral part of all its work in the country. We are currently seeking to recruit: Title:                      Procurement/Admin Officer  Location:           Monrovia (Quarterly travel to Project Operational Areas) Status:                  National Position Department:         Administration Reports to:           Country Admin Manager   ROLE PURPOSE Plan International Liberia (Plan) requires a qualified, well experienced with level of professionalism and seniority of a person to perform and manage the procurement and administrative aspects of grant implementation under a large-scale program to support HIV and TB prevention efforts in Liberian communities.  Plan International Liberia (Plan) was awarded Principal Recipient (PR) role for implementation of the key population and community component of the TB/HIV grant in Liberia alongside the Liberian Ministry of Health with a large budget. Currently Plan has been implementing the Malaria grant as PR in Liberia since 2011.   Dimensions of the Role PROCUREMENT Support the Plan Global Fund program unit in implementing procurement management systems, including purchasing and tender/bidding procedures, sourcing quotations for goods and services in line with the Global Fund and Plan Liberia procurement guidelines.  Engage in the local procurement process by preparing invitation to bid, short listing or prequalification; preparation of tabulation of technical bids and submission of such bids through the Administrative Manager to the Selection Committee for review.  Contact suppliers for additional information required by Selection Committee Members.  Undertake periodic local market surveys in collaboration with the Plan Liberia Administrative Department to guide Selection Committee Members’ deliberations, decisions and or recommendations and also maintain a roster of suppliers/contractors for the purpose of fair and competitive bidding process/systems in line with the Plan Liberia process and approved vendor list.  Follow each stage of the supply operations from the submission of purchase requisition up to delivery in-country.  Ensure accountability and quality control for all items supplied to Plan Liberia or Partners.  Ensure proper documentation and audit tracking for items ordered, received and dispatched to beneficiaries by Plan.  In collaboration with Plan Liberia Administrative Department, cultivate and maintain excellent relation with the Government of Liberia, especially Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Development, Ministry of Finance, National Revenue Authority, and the National Public Procurement Authority.   Provide efficient and reliable clearance of Plan equipment and supplies.  Management of supplies used in the Global FUND Program including requisitioning, local and international purchase, clearance, transport, storage and delivery.  Support the Administrative Manager in establishing and maintaining vendors and contractors’ data and dealing with them (discussing prices, discounts, delivery lead times, specifications; chasing late deliveries)  Organize dispatch of goods in support to Program activities with proper documentation and filling ensured.  ADMINISTRATION Ensure the filling of correspondence and confidential files  Write summaries of meetings, especially internal meetings, and ensure that these are circulated  Ensure proper management of resources and supplies   Prepare draft routine correspondence for the Program Unit  Ensure proper administration of calendar appointments, meetings and visits by the Chief of Party   Ensure the organization and / or classification of data files for meetings, missions and travel of the Program Unit and the presentation of reports  Provide support for writing reports and other documents, drafting routine correspondence, preparing presentations and briefing kits, finding reference material  Ensure the flow of information and transmission of decisions and / or calls between the Chief of Party and the other members of the Program Unit, as well as between representatives of the sub-  recipients.  Ensure monitoring of the various procedures related to administrative applications;  Prepare requisitions and reports;  Ensure supply management, manage the daily movement of vehicles;  Complete other necessary tasks assigned.    Accountabilities [Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures. Responsible for overseeing procurement activities required to support activity implementation and subsequent results achievement as specified in the project’s performance framework Advise and coach SR partners on procurement and administrative chain facets of programme implementation Establish and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders including yet not limited to the Ministry of Health and National Aids Control Programme, in particular procurement and supply counterparts Support the Deputy Chief of Party in managing procurement and supply aspects of grant implementation. Establish procurement tracker for the grant and regular provide update to the project staff on the status of various procurement and admin related requests. Engage the project staff to achieve procurement plans for the project. Responsible to keep the audit trail of all procurement and administrative transactions of the project in a well secured space for audit readiness and responsiveness. Ensure all transactions are well coordinated and documented with integrity, quality in line with Plan International policies and values. ESTABLISH THE FOLLOWING KEY ACHIEVABLE REPORTS:   Asset register of the TB/HIV grant with regular update Procurement tracker Project Supplier database All Supplier/Service Contracts Tracker related to the grant are updated and filed All purchase documents filed and are retrievable for audit purpose Stock reports (utilization and replenishment) Dispatch reports including waybills, GSRN, delivery notes, distribution reports, Internal Meeting minutes’ reports Any other relevant information for evidence Key relationships There is high contact with Plan Liberia Administrative and Plan Liberia team. Country Admin Manager(high) Deputy Chief of Party (high) Sub-recipients (SR) (low); TB Specialist (medium) Finance Manager (medium) Grants Manager (medium) HIV Specialist (medium) Procurement Coordinator (High) Procurement Specialist (high) Local partners involved in addressing all project matters (low). Technical expertise, skills and knowledge   Qualifications and Experience University Degree in Business Administration, Certificates in Logistics and Procurement At least 5 years of experience in Procurement and Administration within the health sector Leadership Behaviours & Knowledge Seen as a source of expertise, and as being proactive in sharing knowledge and advice Promotes high performance Competence in procurement and Administration Conscientious and efficient in observing deadlines, achieving results Accountability for goals and challenges Coaches and leads others Excellent Communication skills (written and verbal) in a style that inspires confidence and professionalism Negotiation skills Provides vision and direction within the team Promotes innovation and learning Skills specific to the post Manage complexity Strong team working skills Coaching and mentoring Planning, organizing, influencing and persuading Sound judgement Credibility, Personal accountability and driven to serve others Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility Strategic thinking Flexibility to work both in a team and independently Physical Environment Typically, office environment with 33% extensive travel in program area (Plan International’s Values in Practice)   We are open and accountable Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.   We strive for lasting impact Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.   We work well together Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.   We are inclusive and empowering Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children. Grade:                          C1 Closing Date:              October 28, 2020 Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability. As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. 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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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