Plan international, an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty, is currently seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the following vacant positions below:
Plan International Recruitment for State Facilitator.
Job Title: State Facilitator – Support to Training of Environmental Health Officers on Primary and Secondary Health Care Waste Management – Nigeria
- Terms of Reference (ToR) Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN),
- Support to Training of Environmental Health Officers on Primary and Secondary Health Care Waste Management – Nigeria.
Purpose of the Consultancy Assignment
- Plan International Nigeria is implementing the Global Affairs Canada funded Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN) project with support from Plan International Canada. The projects seeks to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in targeted regions. As part of the processes for addressing environmental waste management issues and promoting sustainable growth through environmental considerations in the management of waste generated by the health facilities, towards the realization of the intermediate outcomes,
- Plan International Nigeria in partnership with the SMoH, SPHCDA, MOWA and other stakeholders, is working to roll out a training for 219 Environmental Health Officers (EHO) across 216 Primary health care facilities and 3 Secondary health facilities.
- To this end, Plan International Nigeria is recruiting for two (2) state facilitators to support the review and update of training manuals and roll out of EHO training in Bauchi state. Specifically, the objectives for the Consultants include but not limited to the following activities:
- Work with the State Ministry of Health, State Ministry of Environment, State Environmental Protection Agency, State Ministry of Women Affairs and State Primary Health Care Development Agency to review and update Facility waste management manuals and presentations
- Facilitate Training of Trainers in Bauchi State
- Develop health facility waste management protocol
- Supervise the roll of training to 219 health workers
- Have a debriefing meeting with BORN project staff and stakeholders
- Submit detailed report including all documents developed, to Plan International Nigeria BORN project.
- The Consultant will report directly to the National Program manager who will provide coordination with support from the Health coordinators and Gender advisor in Bauchi state.
Responsibilities of the Consultant
- Review project documents under the guidance of Plan International Nigeria Head of Health programs.
- Ensure continuous interaction with National Program manager and other stakeholders to ensure gender responsiveness of the training manual and other documents.
- Facilitate a 5-day manual review and adaptation, including development of training manuals and draft health facility waste management protocols.
- Facilitate a 6 day Training of trainers on Facility waste management (inclusive of training on facilitation and communication and update to health facility waste management protocols)
- Supervise 3-day step training to 219-health facility EHOs over a 6-day period (including an update to health facility waste management protocols.
- Use 3 days to write documentations and submit a final report documenting all processes with other developed documents to Plan International Nigeria BORN project.
- As part of the process of rolling out the supply phase of the project, specific gender responsive materials and documents will be reviewed and developed before they are used to support the capacity building of relevant cadre of supervisors and health facility EHOs.
- This will ensure there is competency for health facility waste management, availability of protocols to guide health facility waste management which will ultimately contribute to improved environmental sustainability.
- Contribution to BORN project Performance Management Framework
- 1231 ToT sessions of state based facilitators conducted on gender responsive and adolescent friendly basic MNH/SRH services including , FP, BEmONC, ANC, PNC, CEmONC, including medication for PPH & eclampsia, Environmental waste management 1232 Training/refresher sessions conducted for health providers & CSO staff on gender responsive and adolescent friendly MNH/SRH including FP services, home visits community mobilization & data collection/record keeping,as well as environmentally safe waste disposal
- Deliverables, Time Frame and Level of Effort The period of the contract will be expected to cover a maximum of 15 days as per agreed upon timeline.
The expected deliverables and timelines are highlighted in table below:
- Meeting with BORN team and State stakeholders and review of project document and understanding of roles and responsibilities and development of draft concept:
15th June, 2017
- Desk review and development of draft manuals, presentation and protocols:
19th June, 2017
- Training of trainers
28th June, 2017
- Supervise roll out training
14th July, 2017
- Submit of first draft report and other supporting documents
21st July, 2017
- Submit of final draft report and other supporting documents
28th July 2017
Qualifications of Consultant(s)
- A Bachelor’s Degree in health and environmental sciences from a recognized higher institution. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
- At least 5 years’ practical work experience in environmental waste management especially health facility waste management.
- Experience in Participatory training on Environmental health waste management
- Experience in training and application on facilitation skills and communication or Adult based learning methodologies
- Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development.
- A good understanding of the Nigerian Health care system especially the policies, guidelines and laws around Environmental Health care waste management in Health facilities.
- Fluency in English and the local language (spoken and written);
- Ability to establish a good working relationship with National and State stakeholders and integrate feedback as required.
- Excellent skills in documentation and reporting.
Ethics and Child Protection:
- Plan International Nigeria places a high premium on CHILD PROTECTION issues in all its working relationships with its partners and associates and mandates all its working partners and associates to adhere to its CHILD PROTECTION Policy. As such, the activity must ensure appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation; a process of free and un-coerced consent and withdrawal; confidentiality and anonymity of participants.
- Consultants are required to provide a statement within their proposal on how they will ensure ethics and child protection in the development process. This must also include consideration of any risks related to the activity and how these will be mitigated.
Values of Plan International:
- You confirm you are familiar and committed to the following values of Plan International Nigeria
- The best Interest of the Child: Strive to always act in the best interests of the child.
- Human rights: Respect child rights and human rights and we believe in everyone’s innate and inalienable dignity as human beings regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class or disability.
- Honesty and Transparency: We are ethical, honest, transparent, and place a high value on integrity.
- Empowerment: Create the conditions in our work, in our activities and in our organization for personal empowerment, especially of children and the most marginalized.
- Partnership: Acknowledge that we cannot solve problems of poverty alone but only through teamwork and mutual partnerships.
- Accountability: We are accountable to all of our stakeholders in communication, finances, performance measures, and results and strive for effectiveness, sustainability, and efficiency in everything we do. We adhere to recognized international standards.
- Learning and Improvement: We strive for continuous learning and improvement. We listen to new ideas and encourage entrepreneurial activities, innovation, creativity, and change.
Disclosure of Information/Child Protection:
- It is understood and agreed that the Consultant(s) shall, during and after the effective period of the contract, treat as confidential and not divulge, unless authorized in writing by Plan, any information obtained in the course of the performance of the Contract. Information will be made available for the consultants on a need-to-know basis. Any necessary field visits must be budgeted for in your proposal. Plan staff under the coordination of the National Program Manager will support the consultant in facilitating all necessary engagements required by the Consultant.
- The selected consultant will commit to respect Plan’s Child Protection Policy to prevent any harm from participating children and youth.
- The Consultant and partners declares and guarantees that no offer, gift or payment, consideration or benefit of any kind, which constitutes an illegal or corrupt practice, has been or will be made to anyone by the Consultant either directly or indirectly, as an inducement or reward for the award or execution of this agreement.
- The Consultant declares and guarantees that neither Consultant, nor partners or associates, temporary nor permanent, would be involved in the implementation of this agreement:
- Have been convicted during a period of three (3) years prior to the submission of their proposals for this project, by a court of law in Nigeria or in any other jurisdiction for an offence involving bribery or corruption
- Are under sanction, for an offence involving bribery or corruption, imposed by a government, a governmental organization or a development organization providing development assistance.
- The Consultant or partners declares and guarantees that the funds provided by Plan International Nigeria for the service shall not be knowingly be used to benefit terrorist groups as defined in the criminal code of Nigeria or individual members of those groups or for terrorist activities either directly or indirectly.
Whistle Blower Policy:
- Plan International Nigeria has a Code of Conduct including a Whistle Blower Policy (attached and enjoins its entire staff and associates to “whistle blow” (raise legitimate concerns about violation of the Code of Conduct without fear of recrimination in the course of their engagement with Plan International Nigeria).
Application Closing Date
16th June, 2017.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role, to: Nigeria.firstname.lastname@example.org Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail,
Application Package and Procedures
A completed application should contain the following:
- Detailed CV demonstrating technical expertise and previous experience in coordinating and facilitating activities of a similar nature
- Availability to commence consultancy
- A financial statement of facilitation fee per day.
- Names and contact information of three references who can be contacted regarding relevant experience.
- A copy of a previous report of a similar nature undertaken. The proposal will be scored on both technical and financial aspects weighted at 70% and 30% respectively.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Consulting firms may apply.
- Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
- Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.
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