Social Cohesion Advisor at Plan International -Nigeria
Closing date :September 8, 2019
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Type of Role: 13 month fixed term contract
Reports to: Emergency Response Manager
Closing Date: Sunday 8th September. Please note we may start shortlisting before this date
Plan International is seeking a Social Cohesion Advisor on a 13 month contract, to be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria. This is a 36 month project which aims to restore the peaceful coexistence and social cohesion of the population affected by the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin to be implemented in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger. The project has the objective to promote social cohesion through the rehabilitation of social infrastructure and the integration of IDPs and refugees. In Nigeria, the project will ensure adolescent girls and boys, as well as young women and men in Yobe state of Nigeria have access to appropriate and timely Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and nutrition services. Within this role you will also work ensure community mediation structures are in place in the project areas to prevent and deal with conflicts between members of the community and to promote non-violent and peaceful coexistence of the various different groups living there.
The project will be implemented by Plan International Nigeria in 5 LGAs of Yobe state in collaboration with the Yobe State Ministry of Health, Yobe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, local CSO partners and other relevant stakeholders. Therefore, strong stakeholder management and communication skills will be required. YOu will also be responsible for overseeing and managing the peace building, conflict prevention and resolution at community level and social cohesion components of the overall North-East Nigeria program and Lake Chad region.
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We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s 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.
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