Multi Sector Project Coordinator at Solidarites International, Saturday 11, November 2017

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Solidarites 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. Additionally, SI registration in Nigeria is ongoing with the help of a local lawyer.


Locations: Abuja, Maiduguri – Borno
Desired Start Date: 1st December, 2017
Duration of the mission: 12 months

SI started a program in Borno State (LGA Jere and Monguno) in 2016, and is now a major WaSH actor in the area.
With 5 projects ongoing, not only in WaSH, but also shelter and logistics, Solidarites International is addressing the immediate needs of populations affected by the current political and military crisis.
A complete response is provided to displaced and host communities in Maiduguri suburbs, IDP camps and host communities in four LGAs in Borno State.
The state of Borno gathers alone the largest part of internally displaced persons (1,7 million). About 1,4 million displaced people are in need of aid assistance in Borno. Access is a significant challenge and some programs are monitored remotely. Besides, a high number of aid actors are now operating in the area and coordination is still weak.
IDPs in host communities:

Situation in host communities is not homogenous and despite the efforts of the humanitarian community, there is no comprehensive assessment that could catch the picture of the situation of the host communities in Borno State. Many areas are not covered by humanitarian assistance and some are still not assessed. In the different LGAs, information on host communities are insufficient and needs are not well enough identified.
Camp like Settings:

Majority of IDPs live in camp-like settings, protected by the army and with restriction of movements, even if some movements outside the settlement are authorized in the majority of the camps to allow IDPs to carry out livelihood activities (firewood collection, labour, etc.).
Humanitarian situation is critical with basic needs not covered for IDPs. WASH facilities are not sufficient, WFP food funds are reaching their maximum covering 1.3 million persons and health structures are not enough in capacity to cover all the needs.
Organization of the Mission

The Nigeria mission is currently stabilized, following its recent opening. Due to projects’ expansion, a substantial increase in base staffing is ongoing.
The mission has a coordination team based in Maiduguri, operational bases in Maiduguri, Monguno, Dikwa and Ngala.
The Coordination team is constituted of a Head of Mission, an Administrative Coordinator, a Logistic Coordinator managing a Deputy, and Deputy Country Director managing a WASH coordinator, a Shelter advisor, a MEAL advisor and a Grant manager.
In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, a Project Manager, a Base Logistician and an Administrator.
The Monguno and Ngala bases are each composed of an Administrative and Logistics Base Manager and Project Managers.
The Dikwa base is composed of one Field Coordinator and a MultiSectorial Project manager.
Access to bases is relying on UNHAS helicopters with daily movements. Security level is reaching 3 on a scale of 5, and 4 in the bases. A specific curfew is set in each area, and strict security rules are in place.

The Multi Sector Program Coordinator will manage Solidarites International’s activities of a 3 years EuropeAid program in consortium with ALIMA.
The activities will be based on WaSH, Food Security and Livelihood intervention, and will be implemented in different LGAs. If most of the activities will be implemented in areas where SI has already a base, several activities are planned to be implement in areas where SI has no presence yet.
The multi sector program coordinator contributes to the development of Solidarités International strategy by proposing sector-based strategies for the whole activities.
He/she specifically the guarantor of the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness between SI’s activities and general objectives and needs of the population.
He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of programs implemented in the intervention country.
He/she contributes to the capitalization process and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques.

Education: Master’s Degree in project management or social sciences or other related fields, ideally completed with a certificate/training in project management. Education related to the WASH and/or Food Security and Livelihood sector is a strong asset.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years of international experience, preferably in emergency or humanitarian contexts; experience in sensitive environments (post-conflict, conflict), IDP/refugee camp experience is an added value. Experience in remote manager appreciated.
Technical skills and knowledge: Perfect knowledge of the project cycle management. Management of teams, patience, diplomacy, tact and sensitivity in working in tense environments and capacity to analyze and report on security situation; good social skills to work as part of a large team.
Experience of project management in consortium is highly appreciated.
Transferable skills: Experience in training a small team. Experience with ECHO, Europaid reporting and regulation is an asset.
Languages: Excellent English command (spoken and written) essential; Haussa and Kanuri a strong asset.

A salaried post:
According to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem.
Accompanied with 500 usd monthly per diem.
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.

During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: five days at three months with a 750 USD allowance and 10 days at six months with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités.
After 6 weeks one the field, expatriate will be encouraged to take 1 week in Abuja (3 days off and 2 days in office)


DUE DATE: 30 November, 2017


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