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. Additionally, SI registration in
Nigeria is ongoing with the help of a local lawyer.
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: Administrative Coordinator
About the job
The administrative coordinator will direct and coordinate all
administrative, accounting and financial services associated with the
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
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
- 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.
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 in logistics appreciated
- Knowledge and experience of the Chad Lake basin area appreciated
- Multi-project support experience
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Great work capacity and stress management
- Capacity to work in complex and volatile environments
- Skill transfer ability highly appreciated
- Anticipation and self-organization capacities
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.
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.
Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
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