Solidarites International – For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization Solidarites International has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: WASH Project Manager
Location: Ngala, Borno
About the Mission
- SI started a program in Borno State with funding from DG ECHO and OFDA. The goal of the program was to address the immediate needs of populations affected by the current political and military crisis. These projects have been followed by extensions from April 2017, including the area of Dikwa.
- A WASH response is provided to displaced and host communities in Maiduguri suburbs, IDP camps and soon host communities of Monguno town and IDP camps in Dikwa. Water access is being improved through drilling and borehole rehabilitation. Sanitation and environment health is tackled through latrine construction and hygiene promotion. Moreover, emergency shelter kits are planned to be distributed in Dikwa to new IDP arrivals and 150 transitional shelters to be built in Monguno.
- In Ngala, SI developed a first WASH intervention remotely from Maiduguri in Ngala IDP camp and plans now to open a base in Cameroon (Fotokol), with regular movements to Ngala which is 10 minutes by car in order to support IDPs in camps and host communities.
- 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:
- IDPs in host communities represent the vast majority of displaced people living in Maiduguri (92%). 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 in the entire city. 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.
- Humanitarian situation is critical with basic needs not covered for IDPs. WASH facilities are not enough, WFP food funds are reaching their maximum covering 1.3 millions persons and health structures are not enough in capacity to cover all the needs.
- Water supply situation varies from one settlement to another with some of them having access to a few functioning boreholes and others being dependent on water trucking. RUWASSA (Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency) is active in some of those areas to drill or rehabilitate boreholes.
- Malnutrition rates are way higher than the emergency rates and according to the “cadre harmonisé”, 50 000 people could be in situation of famine.
Organization of the mission
- The Nigeria mission is currently stabilizing its opening process. 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 soon in Fotokol. The program coordination team is constituted of a Deputy Country Director, WASH and Shelter advisors, a MEAL advisor and a grant manager.
- The Dikwa base is opening and is composed of one Administrative and Logistics Base Manager, one Wash activity responsible and will host the current opened position of MultiSectorial Program Manager.
- The Monguno base is composed of an Administrative and Logistics Base Manager and a Project Manager.
- In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, a project Manager, a Base Logistician and an Administrator.
About the Job
- The Wash program manager is responsible for implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the operation proposals in Ngala.
- (S)he is responsible for overseeing operational teams assigned to the program.
- (S)he guarantees the good performance and the quality of the program(s) implemented, and, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance.
- Education: Academic and practical knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene.
- Master’s Degree in Project Management or Social Sciences or other related fields, ideally completed with a certificate/training in project management.
- Technical skills and knowledge: Perfect knowledge of the project cycle management. Management of teams, especially multicultural, 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.
- Transferable skills: Experience in training a small team.
- Languages: Good English and French command (spoken and written) essential; Haussa and Kanuri 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.
- Other desirable qualities: Autonomy – Sense of diplomacy
SI Will Offer
A salaried post:
- According to experience from 1600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem.
- Accompanied with 600 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: two weeks at three months with a 500 euro allowance and two weeks 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)
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: The vacancy may close before the deadline. CV only applications will not be considered