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Solidarités International Vacancies

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2 Aug, 2016

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Administrative Jobs in Nigeria, International Jobs in Nigeria, Logistics Jobs in Nigeria

Solidarités International (SI) has not been active in Nigeria in the past and therefore has a limited experience in the country. SI sent a first exploratory team in Nigeria (North-Eastern States) for three weeks in April. A continued presence of senior managers has been maintained since mid-May in Borno state and Abuja.

Organization of the mission
The mission has one coordination based in Abuja, composed of one Head of Mission, one administrative coordinator and one program coordinator. The project will be based in Maiduguri and implemented by an expatriate project manager, with a field coordinator, as well as a one month support from a MEAL coordinator. The support team will be composed in Maiduguri of one administrator and one logistic coordinator.

 

Job Title: Head of Mission – Nigeria
Locations:
Abuja, Maiduguri [if possible, accessible areas of the north-western states (Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Gombe)]

Background of the Mission
Following several alerts raised in 2015 by Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Doctors without Borders (MSF), SI has been considering for the last 5 months a further intervention in Nigeria, and specifically in the north-western states (Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Gombe), impacted by the presence of Boko Haram and by the fighting between this non-state armed group (NSAG) and the Nigerian military forces.

Following a desk review period of 2 months, the emergency desk has sent a team composed of three persons (one head of mission, one WASH coordinator, one logistician) for a 20 days exploratory mission in Abuja and in Maiduguri. The scope of this mission was to establish contact with all relevant stakeholders, launch the registration process and determine how and through which angle it would be relevant and feasible for SI to open a mission. The conclusion of the exploration was that it would be relevant for SI to open a mission in Nigeria: the uncovered needs are high, the security situation slightly improved as well as the access, the funding is not yet available but should be in the future and there is a clear added value of having an emergency oriented NGO such as SI in this context.

Context
A political crisis:

  • Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group affiliated to Daesh, has since March 2015th lost some ground and battles against the Nigerian army.
  • However the number of terrorists attacks (in public places such as market) has increased.
  • According to the Global Terrorism Index, in 2014 the organization was on the top of the list of the terrorists groups that caused the highest number of death worldwide: 6644 in one year against 6073 for Daesh.

Internally Displaced People:

  • In six years of conflict with brutal attacks on the civilian population in north-eastern Nigeria, over 20 000 people have been killed and 2.2 million are displaced within the country.
  • 91%, of the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) are living in the North-East.
  • The main reason for displacement cited by 89% of the IDPs is the conflict.
  • In the state capitals, the IDPs are living in the camps (8% of the total displaced population); however, the majority is in host communities (92%) where they are receiving limited or no assistance

An extensive access issue:

  • The armed conflict has affected civilians already living in precarious conditions and undermined poverty reduction and development efforts.
  • The recent opening of direct UNHAS flights between these 4 states’ capitals broadened the humanitarian coverage.
  • However, the response remains centralized in IDP camps and urban center only.
  • While some internally displaced people (IDPs) live outside the four states of focus, these states, Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe, have been disproportionally affected by the crisis and are prioritized and referred to collectively here as north-east.

Objectives of the mission

  • Manage a team of 2 to 3 assessment managers
  • Ensure a follow up of political and socio economic context evolutions related to the conflict in North Eastern states.
  • Ensure SI visibility in all relevant coordination platforms and liaise bilaterally with all relevant partners, such as proposed by first exploratory team.
  • Follow up the registration process and ensure the liaison with the federal and state authorities
  • Contribute to the identification of local partner(s) and design the modalities and framework of the partnership
  • Potentially prepare the opening of SI mission: sizing staff and logistics, requesting support from HQ, logistics, HR and administrative preparations.
  • Follow up of humanitarian context evolution: access, gaps in the response, evolution of the humanitarian response (partners, coverage, methodologies…)
  • Reinforce and detail the operational strategy of SI such as designed by the first exploratory team
  • Lead the multi-sectorial assessment of needs in Maiduguri neighborhoods and potentially out of Maiduguri in IDPs settlements of main Borno cities. Contribute to the report drafting.
  • Lead the proposal making process and liaise with donors in that regard
  • Design SI security strategy and rules for an intervention in Maiduguri neighborhoods and outside of Maiduguri.

Deliverables
Hereunder is the list of final documents expected from the team:

  • Assessment report
  • Project proposal draft
  • Security plan draft
  • Pack of documents for briefing of next teams
  • Situation report on a rolling basis

We Offer
SI will offer you:

  • A salaried post: according to experience from 2300 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 500 USD.
  • 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.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

 

Job Title: Administrative Coordinator
Location: Abuja

About the job
The administrative coordinator will direct and coordinate all administrative, accounting and financial services associated with the mission.
He/she will take part in defining Solidarités International’s human resources policy, and ensure that it is followed.
As coordinator, he is responsible for the mission’s financial balance.
He/she will monitor adherence to Solidarités administrative procedures and donor procedures as well as to the laws of the country in which intervention is taking place.
He/she is the point of reference for the mission, and the link between headquarters and the mission for all administrative matters.

Specific context of the post:
SI three folded operational strategy is divided has been thought to adapt to changing context and access. It will balance a direct intervention in accessible areas (Maiduguri city) and remote operations through a network of collaborators in non-covered outer LGAs, with potential ad hoc movements from the expatriates on site, would security conditions allow it.
This strategy takes into consideration access constraints, security restrictions, logistics issues and sensitivity of the different stakeholders.
In this opening and operationalization phase, the Administrative coordinator will be based in Abuja with frequent movements to Maiduguri.
He/She will aim at setting up the overall administrative frame of the mission, with a focus on three initial priorities:

  • Implement all necessaries financial arrangements : bank account opening, cash management procedures, alternative money transfer modalities.
  • Setup and implement the HR frame of the mission, and tightly support the recruitment phase for both program and support departments.
  • Directly support both Maiduguri’s administrative manager and the logistics coordinator in the reaching of their respective objectives.

Your profile
Education and experience

  • Technical education or significant experience in the administrative and financial sector
  • Previous experience as an admin coordinator (1 year) a prerequisite
  • Previous experience as a base admin manager (1 year) a prerequisite
  • Experience in mission opening, preferably within SI, appreciated

Knowledge and technical skills

  • Expertise on bank opening and cash management highly appreciated
  • Good and proven writing and spoke English are required

Transferable skills

  • Transferable skills in logistics appreciated
  • Knowledge and experience of the Chad Lake basin area appreciated

Qualities:

  • Multi-project support experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Skill transfer ability highly appreciated
  • Anticipation and self-organization capacities
  • Great work capacity and stress management
  • Capacity to work in complex and volatile environments

Abuja Living Conditions
Abuja is the federal capital of Nigeria. It is located in the center of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Climate is classified as tropical wet and dry with a warm rainy season from April to October and a hot dry season between November and March.
Accommodation in Abuja is in hotel with internet access, restaurant, AC, hot water and laundry service. There is no office for the moment, but work can be done from the hotel or in one of the several quiet bars with internet access present in town.
The level of security threat is very limited in Abuja and the city does not experience the same issues than other Nigerian urban areas. Main risks are road accident, due to driving fast and not very disciplined, and malaria. Criminality is very low and expatriate community is not identified as a specific target.
Humanitarian sector being small in Abuja, humanitarian expatriate life is limited, but on the other hand, external social life can be very pleasant thanks to the low security threat and the presence of several restaurants, bars, parks, clubs, gym and pools.

 

Job Title: Logistics Coordinator
Location: Maiduguri

About the job
The logistics coordinator pilot logistics activities of the mission to ensure the smooth running of SI programs in the country.
He ensures the implementation of SI procedures and logistics tools on the mission and ensure their compliance and their proper use.
He helps define the mission strategy, drafting and design projects necessary means and activities SI.
He supports the head of mission in the operational safety.
He is the referent on the mission and the link between headquarters and the mission for any issue related to logistics.

Specific context of the post:
SI three folded operational strategy is divided has been thought to adapt to changing context and access. It will balance a direct intervention in accessible areas (Maiduguri city) and remote operations through a network of collaborators in non-covered outer LGAs, with potential ad hoc movements from the expatriates on site, would security conditions allow it.
This strategy takes into consideration access constraints, security restrictions, logistics issues and sensitivity of the different stakeholders.
In this opening and operationalization phase, the Logistic coordinator will be based in Maiduguri with frequent movements to Abuja, and will aim at managing both the support to the ongoing in Maiduguri, and the set up of a coordination base in Abuja.

This challenging mission will focus on three priorities

  • In strong relation with PMs and with the field coordinator, manage and implement the purchase plan for Borno’s intervention
  • In strong relation with the Head of mission, design and implement the logistic and security setup of the mission, with a focus on the identification of national collaborators profiles.
  • Anticipate and prepare the logistic scale up of the mission for a second phase, with a prioritization put on the recruitment of national senior managers.

The Logistic coordinator will have the direct support of the head of mission, field coordinator and administrative coordinator, in the conduction of the above-mentioned priorities in a limited timeframe. Additional ad hoc support may be considered.

Your profile
Education and experience

  • Technical education or significant experience in the logistic sector
  • Previous experience as a Log coordinator (1 year) a prerequisite
  • Previous experience as a base log manager (1 year) a prerequisite
  • Experience in mission opening, preferably within SI, appreciated

Knowledge and technical skills

  • Expertise on local procurement
  • Good and proven writing and spoke English are required

Transferable skills

  • Transferable skills in program appreciated
  • Knowledge and experience of the Chad Lake basin area appreciated

Qualities:

  • Multi-project support experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Skill transfer ability highly appreciated
  • Anticipation and self-organization capacities
  • Great work capacity and stress management
  • Capacity to work in complex and volatile environments

 

We offer
SI will offer you:
A salaried post: according to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD.
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.
For further information about SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

Contact : Pauline CARTERY, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer

How To Apply:
Application process
Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
Click Here to Apply

NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

Application Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016

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