Family Planing Trainers and Consultants Vacancy at Plan International

On 09/Jan/2018 / In NGO Jobs

Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our Programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector.

Family Planing Trainers and Consultants

  • Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN)


For the facilitation of

Gender Responsive   Family Planning Training of Trainers in Bauchi State.


Purpose of the Assignment

The Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and Maternal Health (BORN) project is a four and a half year (February 2016-June 2020) gender-transformative project funded by Global Affairs Canada. The project is expected to ultimately contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in 10 Local Government Areas (LGAs) among marginalized and vulnerable women and new-borns. Its intermediate outcomes are: improved utilization of maternal, neonatal and family planning services by women of reproductive age (WRA) including adolescent girls, new-borns, and male community members; improved quality of maternal, neonatal and family planning services for WRA including adolescent girls, new-borns

and male community members; and, improved quality of local health governance systems to ensure high quality, gender responsive, adolescent friendly and results-oriented maternal and neonatal health, and sexual and reproductive health (MNH/SRH) services.

Plan International Canada is implementing BORN project in partnership with Plan International Nigeria, the Federal and State Ministries of Health, Ministries of Women’s Affairs, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) (Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) and Community initiative for the Promotion of Health and Education Sectors (CIPHRESS)). BORN is aligned with the UN’s Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and will help drive progress towards reaching Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 5.

This project will respond to health needs identified by the 2013 National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) situational analysis for Bauchi state, which reported that only 16% of births are attended by a skilled birth attendant, access to postnatal care remains very low, 84% of new-borns did not receive post-natal care; and Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) stands at 43/1000 live births. Furthermore, only 2.1% of WRA utilize modern family planning methods, with unmet needs for FP at 16%. In addition, 48% of adolescent girls aged 15 -19 years old have begun childbearing in Bauchi. There are also considerable gender inequalities contributing to this context, as women and adolescent girls have little opportunity for decision making at the household level, poor access to health information and services, and local health services are not gender responsive and adolescent friendly.

As part of the processes for these negative indices and also recognizing that, Family Planning is an effective strategy for reducing maternal mortality, as well as, the number one path way to maternal survival and improving perinatal outcomes and child survival, the BORN Project is supporting the State Primary Health Care in the training of its staff on the different methods of family planning including long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) such as intra uterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) and implants which are among the most efficient and cost-effective means of child spacing.

In view of this, Plan International Nigeria is contracting Six (6) consultants and Six (6) National trainers to facilitate Training of Trainers on Gender Responsive Family Planning. The consultants are expected to undertake the following

  • Participate in Training of Trainer sessions for State Trainers
  • Work with the Plan International/BORN Project staff to ensure that the training and the practicum sites satisfies the standard of Family Planning Training.
  • Facilitate theoretical and the practical components of the training.
  • Ensure quality assurance of the training by the Consultants
  • Work with the Plan International/BORN Project staff to evaluate the participants at the beginning and at the end of the training session to assess knowledge gain and document lessons learnt
  • Submit final report of the training to BORN /Plan International Nigeria.

Note: Applicants resident in Bauchi and environs will have an added advantage

The Consultant will report directly to the National Program Manager.

The National Program manager will provide coordination with support from the Project Health Coordinators.

Roles and Responsibilities of Consultant:

Responsibilities of the Consultant:

  • Should be an Obstetrics and Gynaecology consultant with over 10 years’ experience in the area of maternal and newborn health.

  • Ensure quality assurance during the training.

  • Facilitate and provide up date report of the training.

  • Facilitate theoretical and the practical components of the training

  • Provide review and training reports

  • Submission of the overall final report and all the training materials to Plan International BORN.

  • Responsible for delivery for all agreed outcomes as highlighted below

Responsibilities of National Trainers

  • Should be a senior midwife/nurse with over 8 years’ experience in Family planning training
  • Lead on the development of the training schedule and implementation of pre and post test sessions.
  • Provide technical support during the classroom and practical session of the family planning training
  • Contribute to the drafting of the report
  • Follow up with post training supportive supervision

Deliverables, Time Frame and Level of Effort

The period of the contract for 30 days:

Deliverables  Consultants

Expected Time Frame

 Piloting Meeting with the , SPHCDA,  Federal ministry of Health  consultant and instructor Plan International BORN Staff, to go through the manuals.

23th – 24th Jan -2018

Facilitate the training

25th - 15th  Feb -2018

Submission of final training report and other materials to Plan International Nigeria.

1st March -2018

Deliverables for Instructors

Expected Time Frame

 Piloting Meeting with the , SPHCDA,  Federal ministry of Health  consultant and instructor Plan International BORN Staff, to go through the manuals.

23th – 24th Jan -2018

Facilitate the classroom and practical session of the   training.

25th - 15th  Feb -2018

Contribute to the drafting of the report

19th – 24-2018

Submission of final training report and other materials to Plan International Nigeria.

1st March -2018


All interested consultants/firms are requested to submit their applications via or hand deliver to our Office on 26, Sam Nyoma Street, New GRA, Bauchi, Nigeria not later than 5.00 pm on January 18, 2018 .


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.


You confirm you are familiar and committed to the following values of Plan International Nigeria

  • We strive for lasting impact: We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.

  • We are open and accountable: We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

  • We work well together: We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

  • We are inclusive and empowering: We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential

 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.  Informationwill 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


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).

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