INTERSOS Nigeria New Vacancy – Apply Now!

Posted on :

25 Jan, 2018

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Administrative Jobs in Nigeria

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Manager
Job Code: SR-49-376
Contract duration: 6 months
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: CCCM coordinator and protection coordinator

General Context of the Project  
The internally displaced persons (IDPs) are taking shelter in some relatively safe Local Government Areas (LGAs). The population of Greater Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, has more than doubled; it has gone from 1 million to 2 million. The influx of people displaced from other areas of the state has worsened the situation of overcrowding in already inadequate living conditions. This places a huge strain on infrastructure, resources and basic services, as well as on the host communities. There are also great concerns for the LGAs, even though these areas are relatively safe compared to the deplorable shelter conditions faced by IDPs and host communities alike.

In consideration of this context, INTERSOS is currently implementing programs to provide temporary and emergency shelters for internally displaced populations, Camp Coordination and Management. By doing so, the organization is improving protection and living conditions for IDPs living in host communities in the Ngala, Monguno, Banki and Damasak areas.

Additionally, since 2015, INTERSOS has been conducting protection monitoring activities in Mayo-Tsanga, Mayo-Sava and Logone Et-Chary in Cameroun, in partnership with UNHCR, and community service interventions in favor of Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers in the Minawao refugee camp, which hosts 62,328 refugees. Through this activity, the INTERSOS Cameroun mission is able to monitor a vast area along the border of the two countries including Waza, Fotokol and Kolofata. In this area, multiple incidents related to the forced return of Nigerian asylum-seekers to Nigeria have been detected and reported.

The presence of INTERSOS personnel on both sides of the border has allowed the organization to develop an excellent understanding of the local dynamics. Supporting the same PoC both in Nigeria and in Cameroun is an added value that helps enhancing the programmatic synergies and the efficiency of communication between the staff from the two missions working at the border.

General Purpose of the Position 

  • Under the overall supervision of the Head of Mission, the PM will be responsible for the whole management of the project

Main Responsibilities and Tasks  

  • Start-up, monitor and evaluate activity plan and implementation of the project activities;
  • Production of monthly internal specific report and elaboration of mid-term and final report according with Donor rules and regulation;
  • Contribute to the start-up and implementation of specific data collection and M&E tools related to the CCCM activities;
  • Representation to cluster meetings.
  • The PM will be in charge also to support the HoM in management specific activities such as: 1) new project proposal; 2) rapid assessment related to INTERSOS strategy in the country.


  • University Degree in International cooperation and/or other relevant sector related to the project component.
  • At least 5 years of experience as project manager, multisectorial approach experience preferred
  • Proficient in English
  • Strong technical background in protection related project
  • Experience with UN agencies and in particular with HCR is an advantage and highly desirable
  • Competence in all the PCM phases, with a specific focus on planning and monitoring of the foreseen activities;
  • High level of understanding of protection and CCCM principles and standards, humanitarian principles (including neutrality, impartiality and Do No Harm), SPHERE standard, International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law;
  • Capacity in understanding and implementing a quality work system;
  • Strong experience in working with NGOs;
  • Good level in use of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Skype;
  • Flexibility in responding to the continuous change of the humanitarian context and challenges at field level.
  • Good level of English (conversation, reading and writing) required
  • Willingness to accept basic living standard and frequent field missions;
  • Capacity in working and living in multiethnic and multicultural context;
  • Capacity to cope with stress.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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