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
Locations: 70% Maiduguri (Maiduguri based)/30% Abuja – plus regular visits on on field offices in Borno State
Starting Date: 07/04/2019
Contract Duration: 12 months
Reporting to: West Africa Regional Director
Supervision of: About 15 international staff and 50 Local staff
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: Project Administrator
Job Code: SR-49-982
Location: Maiduguri, with frequent missions in the field ( Ngala, Bama, Dikwa and Magumeri (LGA), Borno
Contract Duration: 2 months
Starting Date: 12/04/2019
Reporting to: Country Finance Coordinator
Supervision of: Direct supervision of 5 staff (nationals)
General purpose of the position
- The Project Administrator is responsible for the proper technical performance of all accounting-financial activities of its projects. In this context, he/she ensures the correct and effective management of financial resources, in accordance with the Organization procedures, the donors procedures and the Country Finance Coordinator’s directions.
Main responsibilities and tasks
Responsible for the proper accounting and administration of Projects funds, under the supervision of the Country Finance Coordinator and the Head of Mission. Specifically:
- To assume responsibility for cash account administration, ensuring conformity to existing procedures;
- Update the economic and financial status of the Projects, in terms of expenses, appropriations, available cash and liquidity; verify the expenditures are incurred in line with the set work plan and budget forecast,
- To regularly check, in collaboration with the Project Manager and the Country Finance Coordinator, the economic-financial performance of projects: final balance, expenditure excess, expenditure projections, and financial forecast;
- To ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spend in accordance with INTERSOS and donors rules and regulations,
- Supervise, in collaboration with the Country Finance Coordinator, the other members of the consortium and guarantee that they submit financial report according to guidelines and timeframe set for in bilateral Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs);
- Revise report received from consortium members and compile them in a consolidated monthly financial report to share with the Country Administrator for verification;
- To ensures the correct filing of all projects’ data;
- To ensure the proper execution of goods, works and services procurement processes and conformity to INTERSOS and donors procedures;
Local staff management:
- To manage the local personnel of the Echo Projects funded by Coopita and Echo,
- To supervise and monitor staff contracts preparation for the Projects,
- To supervise and monitor, in collaboration with the Country Finance Coordinator, the preparation of payslips and monthly salaries payment for the Project staff,
Asset management and logistics:
- To update inventory records pertaining to INTERSOS and Projects assets,
- To verify the correct application of the organization’s or donor’s procedures in relation to purchases and goods management;
Other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor.
- Advanced university degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Finance Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law.
- Minimum of 1.5 years of relevant work experience at national and international level working as admin-finance officer, also in humanitarian field locations
- Previous experience in Nigeria and/or Western and Central Africa is an asset
- Fair knowledge of the international donors – mainly OFDA systems
- Attention to details and ability to take initiative and work autonomously
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong knowledge in computer (MS Office package, internet, e-mail, etc.)
- Ability to work in austere and hostile environments
- Strong Leadership and inter personal skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills in highly complex emergency operations
- Knowledge of communication strategies and techniques
- Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player
- Proficiency in English (conversation, reading and writing) required
- Willingness to accept basic living standard and frequent field missions
- Ability to deal with stress and demanding working environment
- Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 11th April, 2019.