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: Head of Mission
Location: Abuja and Maiduguri, Borno
Reporting to: West Africa Regional Director
Starting date: 1st February, 2019.
Contract duration: 12 months
Supervision of: About 15 international staff and 50 Local staff
Duty Station: Nigeria – 70% Maiduguri (Maiduguri based)/30% Abuja – plus regular visits on on field offices in Borno State
General context of the project
Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency has crippled north eastern Nigeria. Borno State continues to be most affected, with over 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 22 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, but have also revealed the extent of the crisis. In newly accessible areas, basic infrastructure has been destroyed, essential services are non-existent, and most local governance systems are not functional.
In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is implementing more than 6 projects addressing critical gaps in health and nutrition, WASH, Protection, Food Security, Shelter, Camp Coordination and Camp Management services for a highly vulnerable population in the newly accessible host communities in of Ngala, Bama, Dikwa, Damasak, Kukawa, Magumeri, Jere-MMC Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria.
General purpose of the position
- The Head of Mission legally and officially represents the Organization in Nigeria– granted with powers conferred by proxy by the Secretary General upon appointment to the post – and acts under the supervision of the Regional Director and in accordance with its specific directions.
- S/he is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country program on the basis of defined strategies and indications.
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
The Head of Mission represents the Organization and is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country program on the basis of defined strategies and indications.
The HoM manages and coordinates the operations and human resources in the country and is responsible to:
- Communication and representation:
- Establish and maintain collaborative relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders
- Follow up, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with the host country formalities
- Monitor donor’s priorities and intervention strategies in the country as well as to map and approach new donors
- Planning and implementation:
- Define country priorities based on context and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country; design, promote and elaborate new interventions
- Assess, promote and submit new projects, following the procedures defined and promoting a spirit of participation among beneficiaries at all management stages, ensuring the transparency of the intervention
- Supervise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the country operations – and all related administrative, financial, human resources, logistics and security aspects – ensuring timely and quality assistance delivery, as well as cost efficiency and accountability, in compliance with INTERSOS and donors guidelines, regulations and procedures
Information and Reporting:
- Continuously assess, analyse and evaluate the impact of the country operations, also through periodic visits to the areas of intervention.
- Define the mission financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank accounts
- Coordinate, guide and supervise the mission staff, and evaluate their performance
- To ensure the respect for the values, Code of Ethics and Organization Management and Control Model of INTERSOS within the mission
- Ensure personnel compliance with procedures foreseen by INTERSOS’ Organization Management and Control Model
- Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings
- Validation of all the mission security plans (Capital and projects)
- Interaction on the Country security issues with HQ (Security Referent) and relevant actors
- Hold final responsibility for any decision concerning security
- University degree in Social Sciences, Political Silence, International Relations, Humanitarian and International Cooperation or related fields.
- At least 5 years of professional work experience as head of Mission or other management/coordination positions in humanitarian/development contexts
- Proven experience in management of UN, USAID and ECHO funds
- Proven experience in management of large staff teams and good leadership
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and in writing).
- Proficient knowledge of English is required
- French/Italian are an asset
- Proactive attitude
- Ability to work in insecure remote contexts and to adapt to basic living conditions in remote/isolated areas.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Nurse-Midwife
Locations: Bama, Dikwa and Ngala Borno – with travel to other activity sites
Reporting to: Clinical Supervisor
Under the supervision of Clinical Supervisor, the Midwife is responsible for women and children health and performing the role of registered midwife:
- Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC)
- Collaborate with the medical doctor and /or nurse in the management of Sexual Violence cases
- Assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries.
- Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to MSF specifications.
- Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
- Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
- According protocols in place, conduct normal deliveries independently, manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time, detecting possible anomalies/infections of the newborn and reporting them to the doctor, in order to ensure successful interventions. Supervises the use of drugs, facilities and obstetric material, in order to ensure, in accordance with number of patients and prescriptions, a rational use as well as pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated, kept under appropriate conditions and above minimum safety point.
- Monitor signs of malnutrition among pregnant & lactating women (PLW) and children; providing counselling and advice to all patients on Women, Infant and Young Children best feeding practices (IYCF).
- Updating patients’ registration books and other related appointment information; Carry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, statistics, etc.),
- Preparing and facilitating regular health education sessions for patients at the health facility in coordination with the clinic staff
- Responsible for providing inputs and data for monthly SRH activities’ reports in timely manner and report any problematic situations and cases arising)
- Conduct data quality assessment in a weekly basis
- Participate and update progress in weekly technical meeting with SRH staffs
- Any other duties according to the needs
- Qualified and licensed Nurse with Nursing Diploma/Certificate with a background in RH, BEmONC and community nursing.
- At least two (2) years’ experience in a clinical setting or NGO.
- Experience working in complex and volatile contexts.
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
- Fluency in English, both written and oral including local language added advantage;
- Capacity to adapt to basic living conditions.
- Ability to deliver high quality work within tight deadlines.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 6th November, 2018.
Job Title: Protection Officer
Location: Bama, Dikwa, Ngala, Magumeri, Baga; Borno
Reporting to: Protection Coordinator and Project Manager
Collaborations: Protection monitoring team, Social workers, Health and Nutrition team, GBV and CP case workers
Starting date: 01/11/2018
Status: Full time
- Acting as a focal point for reporting GBV concerns, including physical or sexual abuse, violence or exploitation;
- Coordinating activities within the community in prevention of GBV;
- Engaging in discussions/dialogue sessions with women, girls and boys on the issues that affect them on an ongoing basis and working with the community to find or develop appropriate solutions;
- Supporting and promoting the genuine participation of women and girls in decision-making that affects their lives – in part by modelling good practices of communication between women and men;
- Supervise the conduction of individual interviews and facilitate participatory protection field assessment – applying the Age, Gender and Diversity approach to fully understand the displaced population in its diversity, their protection concerns and priorities, and the resources available to them.
- Support the collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population.
- Act as focal point for the identification and referral of Extremely Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance according to INTERSOS pre-defined criteria.
- Manage individual protection cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent.
- Update case files on individual developments, following international SOPs and ensuring beneficiaries’ data are protected.
- Conduct follow-up monitoring visits to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance received.
- Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on service provision and other preselected key topics.
- Contribute to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and international SOPs.
- Prepare and timely submit activity plans and reports to hierarchy.
- Provide constant feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems.
- Liaise with relevant public authorities and services providers in order to foster effective collaboration and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of IDPs, refugees and other persons of concern.
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Managers and Protection Coordinator;
- Conduct duties in accordance with INTERSOS Nigeria programme and protection Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
- Conduct duties in strict accordance with INTERSOS Code of Conduct and the principle of confidentiality.
- Ensure – through clear weekly and monthly work plans – protection monitoring and field assessment activities are carried out in a timely, effective and technically sound manner.
- Supervise gathering data on the types of GBV risks faced by women and children and the ability of both families and the community to provide care for and meet the needs of GBV survivors;
- Identifying vulnerable women and children and trying to understand the reasons or causes of their vulnerability;
- Respect the standards of confidentially at all times
- Mapping out the resources or services that can provide support to women, girls, men and boys also families in order to verify also existing self-protection and coping structures amongst the beneficiaries;
- Referring GBV survivors to the case workers in order to address their needs, such as access to welfare support, medical attention, food, shelter and education among others;
Essential Qualifications and Experience
- Prior experience or familiarity with NGO sector would be an advantage;
- Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards, with special emphasis on women rights and SGBV, would be a distinct advantage.
- Good spoken and written English and relevant computer skills. Local language fluency required.
- A high respect to client/organization confidentiality.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other vulnerability.
- Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.
- Relevant protection professional experience of three (2) years, preferably in emergency and/or development context;
- Prior experience working in Protection, GBV and CP
- Prior experience or familiarity with persons of concern (including internally displaced persons and refugees-returnees) would be a distinct advantage;
- Independent work, i.e. with minimal supervision and under pressure;
- Self-motivation, goal/result-orientation and team work;
- Flexibility, creativeness, tolerance and maturity.
- Computer/IT literacy (OS Windows/Vista/Linux, MS Office, Internet etc.);
- Experience in management of a team;
- Excellent analysis and reporting skills;
- Excellent communication and organization skills;
- Punctuality and respect for applicable rules and procedures;
- Ethical and transparent decision-making;
- High regard toward preserving confidentiality of work-related information and data;
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of local communities and customary rules;
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply