NIGERIA// Maiduguri – Human Resources Coordinator
THE ALIMA ASSOCIATION
ALIMA’S SPIRIT: ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and provide care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanity and impartiality in accordance with universal medical ethics. To gain access to patients, we undertake to act in a neutral and independent manner.
Our CHARTER defines the VALUES and PRINCIPLES of our action:
- Putting the Patient First
- Revolutionizing humanitarian medicine
- Responsibility and freedom
- Improve the quality of our actions
- Placing trust
- Collective intelligence
CARING - INNOVATING - TOGETHER:
Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 3 million patients. Today ALIMA works in 10 countries in Western and Central Africa. In 2018 we plan to work in 41 projects including 10 research projects focusing on malnutrition, Ebola and Lassa fever. All of these projects will support national health authorities through more than 320 health facilities (including 28 hospitals and 294 health facilities). Alima intervenes in response to humanitarian crises and patients are at the heart of all our actions. We work in partnership whenever possible to ensure that our patients benefit from the best and most relevant expertise wherever it is, whether within their own country or in the rest of the world.
ALIMA’S TEAM: more than 1800 people are currently working for ALIMA. The field teams, closest to the patients, receive their support from coordination teams generally based in the countries’ capitals. These receive support from the 3 desk teams and the emergency and opening team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working to raise funds and represent ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams working on behalf of other organizations such as medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERT Health, SOS Doctors / KEOOGO, AMCP, research organizations PACCI and INSERM, Bordeaux or Copenhagen Universities, the INGO Solidarités International and many others.
COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK IN 2018: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, South Sudan.
THE WORK WE DO covers: Malnutrition, Maternal Health, Primary Health, Pediatrics, Malaria, Epidemics (Ebola, Cholera, Measles, Dengue, Lassa Fever), Hospitalization, Emergencies, Gender Based Violence, Opening / Closing.
The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe ongoing crises in the world, now entering in its ninth year and shows no sign of abating. In 2018, at least 7.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the worst affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, while more than 1.6 million people remained internally displaced in these three states in November 2017. 86% of internally displaced persons (IDPs) do not believe that the current context allows for a safe and dignified return, and nearly 1 in 4 IDPs have expressed their intent to settle in their current place of displacement instead of returning (OCHA HRP 2018).
An estimated 440,000 children under the age of 5 are malnourished across the 3 most-affected States (HRP, February 2018), while 47% of them are in Borno State (207,521 SAM children, HPC Nutrition Figures, November 2017). Furthermore, The Nigerian Cadre Harmonisé (November 2017) states that in Borno State alone 1,575,414 individuals were facing critical food insecurity. The Maiduguri Metropolitan Center (MC) and Jere Local Government Authority (LGA) are still categorized as “in food crisis” by the IPC (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification).
In January 2018, ALIMA in partnership with Borno state government via ministry of rehabilitation, Ministry of Health and Hospital management board start the 3 years early recovery project funded by DEU and will be impleted in 4 LGA, Askira-Uba, Hawul, Ngala and Monguno focusing on strenghness of health staff capacity and rehabilitation of hospital and PHC.
ALIMA’s teams in Nigeria represents 324 National staff and 35 expatriates.
Mission Location: Nigeria, Maiduguri (Borno State)
Direct line Manager of Deputy HR Cor and HRCo Assistant, Techinical manager for Project Admin in HR
MISSION AND MAIN ACTIVITIES
The HR Coordinator defines, adapts, plans and supervises the implementation of human resources policies in the Mission, ensuring they are in line with the context, the ALIMA HR vision and values.
The HR Coordinator is responsible for providing support to all the HR staff (Deputy HR Co, HR Managers, HR Supervisors, Field Administrator), to Coordinators, Activity Managers, Supervisors, and leading the overall HR functions including staff recruitment, contracts management, skills development, Talents acquisition, performance management and orientation. The HR Coordinator reports directly to the Head of Mission and collaborates with all departments on human resources matters.
- To participate to the mission strategy to develop and implement operational plans to enhance the organization’s performance through its people. Working closely with Coordinator, Project coordinators and Project Admin Managers to deliver high quality HR support, and capacity building of national HR staff ;
Lead on the development of the mission human resource strategy that includes organization development, Talent management, and succession planning and emergency response ;
Together with the coordination team, plan HR operational and budget needs in order to efficiently ensure the required HR sizing and capabilities of the mission ;
Support the coordination and the projects team in recruitment processes, ensuring a coherent management of administrative and legal procedures all across the mission (recruitment, end of contract, payment of national and local taxes, proper upkeep of personnel files, management of overtime, etc). Oversee full-cycle recruitment process; develop candidate rosters, employ traditional sourcing strategies, actively network and employ innovative, creative recruiting methods to hire the best talent ;
Performance management cycle (probation, interim review and annual review) ;
Works with the Coordinator and Admin Manager, Staff representative on liaison, dialogue, communication and understanding of policies ;
Supports Coordination decisions with appropriate HR solutions in disciplinary and performance improvement procedures ;
- Support the Coordination in managing investigation on Fraud and HR disciplinary process ;
- Support the coordination team and project team in detecting training needs, in accordance to operational requirements, in evaluating people performance and in implementing the associated action plans in order to improve people’s capabilities and their end results contribution to mission goals ;
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Degree/diploma in HR Management / Administration / Business Administration / Law or related field.
- Minimum of 4 years of demonstrable relevant Human Resources experience.
- Working experience at management positions is essential.
Working experience with International medical NGO is an asset.
Essential, computer literacy (word, excel, internet). The knowledge of Homere (HR management software) is an asset.
- Strong interpersonal skills, team work.
- Strong communication skills
- Negotiation skills.
- Ability to work on own initiative and adaptable to changing needs and situations
- Flexible, patient and adaptable to a changing environment.
- Ability to work under pressure with numerous deadlines, etc.
- Fluency in English. Speaking French is an asset.
Contract term: contract under French law, 06 months renewable.
Salary: depending on experience + per diem
Minimum net salary for non Europeans: 2 300 Euros per month, social contributions and taxes are the direct responsibility of the employee ;
Minimum gross salary for Europeans: 2 354 Euros per month, social contributions are deducted from the gross salary by ALIMA and paid to the relevant administrations, taxes are the direct responsibility of the employee ;
ALIMA pays for:
Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee
Evacuation of the employee
Documents to be sent: To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com with the reference “HR Coordinator - Nigeria” in the subject line.