Project Coordinator at GOALPrime Organization Nigeria (GPON)

GOALPrime Organization Nigeria (GPON) is a policy-driven humanitarian, non-governmental organization that implements her program through a revitalized partnership. It is a non-profit organization with a mandate of making the lives of vulnerable people better, those affected by disaster or crisis. GPON is presently operating in the Northeastern regional part of Nigeria where we have reached over 100,000 lives with relief materials, child protection services. GBV mitigation services, livelihood skill-building, health services, and Education support services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Location: Borno
Employment Type: Full Time

Dimensions of Role

  • Programme Development and Quality Implementation: Provide technical support for project team. This would also include (and not limited) to regular assessment and analysis, making suggestions for programme design and modification of CPIE projects in collaboration with DRM in developing quality child protection proposals as per donors’ requirement.
  • Representation and Advocacy: Represent GPON in government / inter agency coordination meetings and initiatives on community-based interventions. Contribute to ongoing efforts to develop context specific guidance notes and policy-making efforts.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the coordination of all components of the project
  • Ensure that financial and narrative reports are submitted in time.
  • Ensure all Plan International Cameroon reporting requirements are met.
  • In coordination with the Response Manager, represent GPON with local external stakeholders (local Government, Traditional Authorities, peer agencies, and the target communities).
  • Ensure the continuation of the program by developing new proposals.
  • Ensure all CPIE operations have a clear focus on addressing the specific needs of young girls, adolescent girls and young women.
  • Carry out needs assessments as required, in line with GPON’s standard tools.
  • Support the development of CPIE related funding submissions
  • Implement the current CPIE projects in line with GPON standards and humanitarian approaches.
  • Ensure technical quality and minimum standards (CPMS) and Core humanitarian Standard (CHS) are met in all CPiE projects.
  • Facilitate donor visits or visits by other stakeholders to the project, as required
  • Actively participate in the Child protection Sub Working Group (CPSWG) of local and related working groups ensuring regular input to the 5Ws.
  • Support the development of staff capacity on CPIE interventions by requesting training as needed, or providing it directly and coaching continuous.
  • Management of the whole project team including both Case Management and PSS interventions.
  • Provide input to the development of orientation and training materials for community facilitators and incentive volunteers;
  • Ensure quality of current CPiE projects and technical support to implementation, monitoring & evaluation of CPIE projects
  • Contribute to the identification of best practices and lessons learned to strengthen the implementation and ensure adherence to quality standards in the response.

Key Performance Targets:

  • Ensure that all project team members meet quality indicators including child and community participation in the running of CFS, youth centres and safe space.
  • A contextualised adolescent life skills and parenting course that has been piloted, revised and documented and is ready to be implemented in interventions.
  • Children and caregivers report increased trust in community mechanisms to prevent and respond to child protection issues, and community mechanisms/groups demonstrate increased capacity, sustainability and ownership.

Dealing with Problems:

  • The role requires an ability to analyse challenges and to empower staff to work in partnership with children and communities to overcome them.

Qualifications & Experience

  • The qualified candidate will be a Child Protection in Emergencies professional with relevant Degree in Public Health, Psychology, Anthropology, Law, Social Work or equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management cycle in emergency contexts.
  • Good knowledge of grant management and reporting, also through online accounting systems.
  • Technical qualifications in social work or relevant CPIE specialization.
  • Experience with child protection, counseling and case management.
  • Experience and knowledge of CPiE program design and implementation including monitoring and evaluation (organizing Child-Friendly Space programs and life skills work).
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups including children, adolescents and vulnerable adults.
  • Experience in managing and leading teams of people.
  • Experience in coordination, of representation, and technical assistance provision at the level of working group/task force or equivalent.
  • Experience of managing grants and donor’ reporting requirements such as ECHO, UNHCR, UNICEF, SIDA, etc.
  • Standard IT skills.


  • Demonstrated effective communication, analytical, innovative and problem-solving skills
  • Proven capacity to train, coach staff and provide supportive supervision
  • Effective team management skills across several locations and operating in a cross-cultural structure
  • Good knowledge of CPMS
  • Strong team management, staff capacity building and motivation skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating in difficult working conditions
  • Knowledge in Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, Psychosocial
  • Support and Gender Knowledge of child protection database
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English. Knowledge of local languages is an added value.


  • Striving for high performance
  • Drives performance forward in areas of CPIE for which he/she are responsible
  • Create strong sense of purpose within own part of the business and with stakeholders
  • Cultural, Conflict sensitivity
  • Commitment to the understanding of child rights, Plan International’s aims, values and principles and humanitarian standards as Sphere Charter and Code of Conduct.

Level of Contact with Children
High Contact:

  • The job responsibilities of this position will require the post holder to frequently have any one-to-one contact with children.

Application Closing Date
25th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • GPON and GPON workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in GPON Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. Following these values, GPON operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation, and Combating Trafficking in Persons
  • GPON is an Equal Opportunity Employer GPON considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
  • We strongly encourage female applicants.
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