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:
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.
- In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, a project Manager, a Base Logistician and an Administrator.
- 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.
About the Job
- The base manager ensures the representation of Solidarités International by order of the head of mission on a base or in a geographic zone.
- He/she organizes logistics and administrative support to the programs and the Administrator – Logistician is charged with ensuring that Solidarités International’s Human Resources policy is properly implemented as well as of the supervision of all the logistics and administrative activities at the base level.
- He supports monitors and trains the members of his administrative team.
- He/she is in charge of life on the base and ensures good communication between the different services.
- He/she is the security referent on the base, and he/she ensures compliance with all of Solidarités International’s rules and procedures.
- Under the supervision of the administrative coordinator and of the Logistics Coordinator, he carries out administrative, accounting, financial and logistics management of his/her base, in compliance with donor and SOLIDARITES International procedures.
- Bachelor degree in accounting, administration, and/or logistic or related field and at least one year proven experience in administrative, financial and logistics management.
- 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.
Technical Skills and Knowledge:
- Knowledge in administrative, human resources and financial management. Knowledge in procurement, fleet (car) and premises (energy, ICT, security) management.
- Knowledge of Solidarites International rules and procedures in terms of all human resources, financial and logistic matters (finance, accountancy, cash management, HR processes, purchase process…) preferred.
- Software to manage: SAGA – HOMERE and Excel;
- 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.
- Good English and French command (spoken and written) essential; Hausa and Kanuri a strong asset.
Other desirable qualities:
- Autonomy – Sense of diplomacy
SI Will Offer
A salaried post:
- According to experience from 1800 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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- Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
- The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension
Application Deadline 31st July, 2017.