Nigeria

Nigeria - A Human Resources Expert in Maiduguri

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Starting date : April 2020

Duration of Mission: 3 months

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a Humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by addressing their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in more than 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.

Following the intensification of the Chad Lake conflict in Nigeria (North East of the Country), PUI opened its Nigerian mission in 2016. PUI is also assisting the Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.

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Humanitarian situation and needs :

With the largest population in Africa (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the strongest economy of the continent relying on oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…). Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from important development disparities between North and South provinces of the country, social and economic inequalities, and from a high rate of corruption at every level of the economic and administrative systems. Moreover, Nigeria is a very diverse country, hosting multiple ethnic groups and religion.

The on-going conflict in the North-East States of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis. This context is exacerbated by the extreme violence from armed-opposition groups ISWAP (Islamic State’s West Africa Province) and JAS (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad) targeting civilian populations in NE Nigeria. In October 2019, there were 2 019 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country according to the UNHCR and 7.1 million people were considered to be in a humanitarian emergency situation. Three years of conflict have seriously deteriorated living conditions in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States and have depressed agricultural production, exacerbating populations’ critical needs for life-saving assistance.

Our action in the field :

For the year 2020 our operational strategy is based on the following objectives :

  • Increase basic humanitarian assistance coverage to those in need within Borno State
  • Contribute to developing a deeper understanding of the humanitarian needs within communities
  • Food and nutrition insecurity is reduced for crisis-effected populations
  • Self-reliance is strengthened within accessible and safe regions
  • The overall protection environment of targeted communities is enhanced
  • Vulnerable and conflict-affected individuals with specific protection needs and risks can access specialized protection services
  • Contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality especially for women, children

And the main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2020 can be synthetized as follows:

  • Continue and further develop the response to urgent needs of IDPs and Host Communities living in Maiduguri City through Food Security, Health, Nutrition and Protection activities.
  • Further develop the integrated multi-sector response in Maiduguri City with the widening of the sectoral scope of PUI intervention by adding Protection, MHPSS, WASH… to the response portfolio (either directly or through coordinated approach with external actors)
  • Develop the support to vulnerable populations in Monguno, through the continuity of Health, Nutrition and Protection projects

Click here for more information about our response to the crisis

As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Human Resources Expert

Under the line management of the Deputy Head of Mission Support (DHoMS), the HR Expert is responsible for building the capacities of the HR Coordinator on his/her relevant tasks and responsibilities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Capacity needs assessment: S/He is responsible for assessing the needs, designing and scheduling the capacity building plan of the HR Coordinator**
  • Capacity building : s/he prepares, plans and organizes training and coaching session for the HR Coordinator**
  • Technical support in HR Management: s/he provides support to the HR Coordinator in handling the priority activities of the HR department**

Specific objectives and linked activities

  • Define a capacity building plan for the HR coordinator
  • Implement the capacity building plan defined
  • Provide technical support on specific topics

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as as HR Coordinator at country level (NGOs and/or private companies)

Training:

  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Administration or a related field

Knowledge and skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multitask : focusing on similar activities at the same time and Strong technical skills such as communication skill, scheduling skill, organizational skill, training and development skills.

  • Ability to develop and implement a capacity building plan: assess capacity needs, formulate, implement and evaluatea capacity development response,

Languages: Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English.

Proposed Terms

  • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract
  • Monthly gross income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
  • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housingin collective accommodation
  • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leave Policy : 5 weeks of paid leave per year + return ticket every 6 months

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How to apply

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