Desired start date: 01/08/2021
Duration of the mission: 12 Months
Location: Nigeria, Maiduguri
ABOUT THE MISSION...
SI is present in North-East Nigeria since 2016 and is currently operating in 4 bases across Borno State (Maiduguri, Monguno, Ngala, Dikwa) with outreach capacities across all BAY States through its emergency component. Current coordination is based in Maiduguri while a representation office is set up in Abuja.
In 2020, SI opened a base in Zamfara State to start Emergency Response in North West where the security and humanitarian situation has been deteriorating in the past few years.
Security and humanitarian situation in both North East and North West as well as epidemic outbreaks continue to affect millions of live in those areas.
SI is responding to the humanitarian needs of displaced populations and host communities through Wash, Shelter & NFI, FSL and Emergency activities. Through strategic partnership, SI also promotes integrated approach with health and protection sectors.
The annual budget of the mission is around 9 million euros in 2020 and the mission has potential for development in its current area of intervention as well as in the North Western part of Nigeria where limited actors are currently present.
The mission is fully staffed within 18 and 20 international and 220 national personals with a wide range of profiles working on 5 operational bases: Maiduguri, Dikwa, Ngala and Monguno in Borno State, Gusau in Zamfara State.
Security context is challenging in both North East (Borno) and North West (Zamfara), Nigeria, justifying specific arrangements. Depending on evolution of the security situation, access to the deep field vary from limited to none.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Field Coordinator for Dikwa and Ngala has the role of delegated Country Director (CD) in the area of the project.
He/she proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated.
He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures
He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management.
He/she coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone.
He/she is the Country Director’s direct contact and representative.
Main responsibilities within the project intervention area:
- Coordination and strategic orientation
- Relevance and operational quality / operation monitoring
- Resource management
- Security management
- Financial backer relations / search for funding
- Internal and external communication
Priorities for the 2/3 first months
- Operationalize and follow-up the new Limited Access Programming set-up
- Finalize operational modus operandi for Dikwa base
- Complete BHA on-going project with attention to objectives, budget and timeframe
ORG CHART POSITION (reporting and functional relationships)
Line manager: Country Director
Direct Management: The number of the expatriate under direct supervision is 3 (Regional Admin manager, Regional Logistics manager and Wash Program manager).
Indirect Management: The national staff are approximately 50 staffs for the two bases
- Professional experience: 2 years of experience in similar position
- Experience in remote management will be an asset
- Previous experiences with SI will be an asset
- Project cycle management skills
- Security management
- Budget management and donor reporting/ accountability/ compliance
- Team Management
- Ability to represent SI and ensure an efficient and proactive coordination with other actors.
- Cultural sensitivity and experience working in conflict sensitive areas.
Skills and Personal Characteristics
- Ability to work independently while taking initiatives and showing a sense of responsibility;
- Ability to withstand pressure;
- Sense of diplomacy;
- Organizational and Analytical skills;
- Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability;
- Team player and ability to coach and motivate the team;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Attention to detail, high level of rigor and ability to meet deadlines
SI WILL OFFER YOU
Salary: According to experience, starting from EUR 2860 gross per month (EUR 2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly)
Monthly Per Diem: USD 600
SI covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of residence and the mission.
- 1 break of 7 working days every 3 months
- 1 day off per worked month.
These days off, as well as the breaks, are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary: they are offered by SI.
Social and medical cover:
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Please note that this is an expatriate position.
The Country Director is ideally based in Maiduguri, where all the coordination team and the Deputy Country Director for Programs are based.
In Maiduguri the base offers a comfortable environment, in spite of limited movements outside of the compound for security reasons. The Guest House offers good living conditions, with private bedroom and bathroom and shared and comfortable common spaces. Electricity and internet are available at the office and at the GH at all times. Volley-ball and badminton court, ping pong, and some gym equipment are available in the GH. All essential good (food, hygiene etc..) can be bought locally in the small shops around the office, or in the pre-validated supermarket. There is a good social life in Maiduguri, even though it has been slowed down by the Covid-19 context. Visits to other NGOs are possible, as well as some pre-validated places City Star restaurant, ICRC Lezzy Lizard bar.
Please note that SI strongly recommends its staff to get the vaccination against COVID 19, using WHO-approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure, in order to reduce the future logistical constraints once on the field (administration of the 2nd dose within a certain time frame).
How to apply
Please send us your CV AND Cover letter in English via this link: https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=62990.
Please bear in mind that we receive a high volume of applications, which means it can take us a few weeks to get in touch with you. If you are shortlisted, please not that SI’s recruitment process usually includes: an HR interview, reference checks, written test, technical interview.
Eventually, please note that the vacancy may close before the deadline.
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