Closing date

Desired start date: 15/09/2021

Duration of the mission: 12 Months

Location: Nigeria, Maiduguri


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 deteriorated in the past few years. In NW, SI is currently active in Gusau and Anka with RRM capacities across Zamfara State.

Security and humanitarian situations in both North-East and North-West as well as epidemic outbreaks, continue to affect millions of lives 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 a strategic partnership, SI also promotes an integrated approach with health, nutrition and protection sectors.

In Ngala and Dikwa, SI is currently implementing ECHO, BHA and NHF projects with a primary focus on Wash, Shelter & NFIs as well as Emergency Response for new needs arising.

The annual budget of the mission is around 9 million euros in 2021. The mission has potential for development in its current intervention area and in the North-Western part of Nigeria, where limited actors are currently present.

Mission: size, bases, budget, number of expatriates and national staffs.

  • 5 operational bases: Maiduguri, Dikwa, Ngala and Monguno in Borno State, Gusau in Zamfara State
  • Coordination Office in Maiduguri, Representation Office in Abuja.
  • The number of expatriates is variable between 18 and 20
  • The national staff is about 220 staff
  • The total budget of the mission is around 9 million euros


The Deputy Field Coordinator – Programs (DFC-P) is in charge of supervising the implementation of all programs in Ngala and Dikwa LGA. In line with both SI annual country strategy and the evolution of the humanitarian needs in the area, the DFC-P will support the designing and implementation of new projects. S/He oversees the quality of project implementation through the direct management of Program Managers (PM) or Program Manager Assistants (PMA). S/he also supports the Field Coordinator (FC) in his representing tasks in external meetings under FC delegation.

Main responsibilities within the project intervention area:

Strategic orientation

  • In coordination with the FC, develop a program strategy consistent with the association’s policies and population’s needs.
  • Define a plan of action and guide the PM(A) to put this strategy in place
  • Be proactive in proposing new activities based on the context evolution
  • Participate to the development of projects and the drafting of proposals to donors in close collaboration with the Field Coordinator, PM(A) and Coordination

Coordination and programs monitoring

  • Oversee programs’ implementation in consultation with the FC, Deputy Country Director and other technical coordinator/manager in accordance with the project proposals
  • Ensure that all programs are implemented in coherence with the annual country strategy, SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL technical requirements and financial donor criteria.
  • Ensure that programs are relevant to the population’s needs and follow SI’s strategy and positioning
  • Ensure that project management, monitoring and evaluation tools are used correctly
  • Ensure that quality criteria and indicators are monitored and leads to decision making
  • Ensure that the programs’ context monitoring is done properly and leads to decision making: adjustment of activities or result shifts according to the evolution of the context
  • Ensure that the programs evaluations’ recommendations are taken into consideration and that corrective measures are put in place
  • Ensure that human, financial and logistical resources meet activities completion requirements. Suggest changes if necessary


Institutional knowledge building

  • List and summarize SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL and other actors’ intervention methods/techniques and experience
  • Update and disseminate procedures, guides and tools, in particular program implementation, monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Coordinate internal and external program evaluations.

Reporting / communication / representation

  • Responsible for the bases’ proposal writing process in coordination with the FC and the Coordination team
  • Consolidate internal reports and the internal monitoring tools (APUs, OFU< Daily Worker follow-up etc.)
  • Responsible for the preparation of donors reports and amendments in coordination with the Field Coordinator and mission coordination

  • Ensure that all documents are of the required quality and delivered on time

  • Ensure that all programs reporting is in line with standard formats and procedures

  • Represent the organization in external meetings / sessions when asked and/or delegated to do so

Team management

  • Participate and validate all bases’ program staff recruitment
  • Carry-out EAP in due time and ensure the same is done for all bases’ program staff
  • Support and manage the PM(A)
  • Initiate and lead programs workshops if necessary and carry-on daily capacity building
  • Set up training sessions in light of operational requirements
  • In coordination with FC, propose organizational chart adjustments in case of need, and contribute to implement these changes.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months

  • Operationalize and follow-up the new Limited Access Programming set-up at base level
  • Finalize operational modus operandi for Dikwa base

ORG CHART POSITION (reporting and functional relationships)

Line manager: Field Coordinator

Functional Manager: Deputy Country Director - Programs


Education and experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in humanitarian / development studies, social sciences, WaSH, management or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years overseas experience as Project Manager
  • Experience of working in volatile security context with limited field access;
  • Previous experiences with SI will be an asset

Skills and qualities:

  • Proven expertise in project management with strong capacity in planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Budget management and donor reporting/ accountability/ compliance
  • Organizational and Analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail, high level of rigor and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability;
  • Team player and ability to coach and motivate the team;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment;

  • Strong commitment to humanitarian work and principles;

  • Cultural sensitivity and experience working in conflict sensitive areas.

  • Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure with strict deadlines.


Salaried position
Salary: According to experience, starting from EUR 2420 gross per month (EUR 2200 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.

Break policy

  • 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.

Living conditions

The candidate will be accommodated in the guesthouse in Maiduguri. The per diem rate is 600 USD a month in Maiduguri.

Living conditions in Maiduguri are good, despite the security restrictions. 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.

Living conditions in Abuja are comfortable even if the recent tensions and the COVID situation could temporarily decreased the possibilities for social gathering.

COVID 19 :

Solidarités International recommends vaccination against Covid-19, using WHO approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure in order to reduce the logistical constraints once on the ground.

How to apply

Please send us your CV AND Cover letter in English via this link:

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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