Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 1 year
Location: Maiduguri with regular field visits in Monguno and Ngala.
The current political and military crisis has affected millions of lives in Nigeria and SI is answering the needs of displaced populations and host communities in Borno State. The targeted areas of intervention are WASH, shelter, logistics, food security and livelihood. Six programs are currently running:
- Multi-sectorial project over 3 years in Monguno, Ngala, Askira/Uba and Hawul in consortium with ALIMA and funded by EuropeAid
- Logistic Platform project funded by WFP in Monguno
- Emergency WASH and Shelter response funded by OFDA in Maiduguri, Monguno, Dikwa, Ngala
- Emergency WASH in Health funded by ECHO – in consortium with ALIMA in Maiduguri and Monguno
- Emergency WASH funded by ECHO in Maiduguri, Monguno and Dikwa
- WASH response for vulnerable IDPs and host communities in Dikwa funded by CDC
This mission has potential to continue developing relevant and mandate-based interventions to cover the needs in the area and to ensure a humanitarian impact. The teams are well staffed with very diverse profiles. The atmosphere is good, people get along well and they love to play volleyball on Sundays.
Here are the key numbers and information about the mission:
- 5 bases (Maiduguri, Abuja, Dikwa, Ngala and Monguno) plus Coordination Office in Maiduguri.
- The number of expatriates is around 20
- The national staff are approximately 200
- The total budget of the mission is around 7,5 million euros
The FSL coordinator will be dedicated to the multi-sectorial project funded by EuropeAid. This project is planned over 3 years and has started in January 2018. SI is working in consortium with ALIMA who is lead on the partnership. The FSL coordinator, based in Maiduguri, will be directly coordinating activities in two different areas: Monguno and Ngala.
General objective of the FSL coordinator:
- The FSL Coordinator will be in charge of ensuring that the objectives defined in the proposal are met
- He/she will guarantee the quality of the implemented program and suggests adjustments or developments to insure its relevance if applicable
- He/she is in charge of representing SI in the Coordination Mechanism linked to the project, and coordinating with the other partners to ensure the relevancy of the project
- He/she is in charge of proposal development, reporting and communication
- He/she is in charge of strategy, coordination, assessment and development of FSL strategy
- He/she is the FSL referent on the mission
The main challenges of this position:
- Participation in the strategic orientation of SI in the country and support the identification of uncovered needs and provision of risk analyses
- Support the harmonization of programmatic tools and guidelines across the teams and the bases
- Ensure strong external coordination with our consortium partner (ALIMA) and with E.U partners
- Facilitate the coordination with the authorities (3R Commissioner and Technical Line ministries)
- Enhance collaboration with MEAL & WASH departments as well as other departments
- Support strategic orientation for a smooth transitioning between emergency and post-crises context
- Support and define the reorientation of the project when necessary using the flexibility clause
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
- Support the consolidation, definition or redefinition of operational strategy and modality of intervention through the form of comprehensive guideline and/or activity sheets
- Consolidate the approach and strategy for the targeting of new area of implementation and review the appropriateness of beneficiaries’ coverage per area and per activities.
- Follow-up SI coordination with line ministries and facilitate with ALIMA the coordination with the 3R
- Support and follow up the reorientation of some activities/location
- In close collaboration with the MEAL department, support the development of operational monitoring tools to enable a comprehensive analysis of the result of the pilot phase for YEAR 1 and YEAR 2&3, and enable drawing recommendation and lesson learn for YEAR 2 & 3.
- Masters’ degree or equivalent in related sectors of FSL
- At least 2 years’ field experience as FSL Coordinator
- Ability to develop a strong understanding of the context and to make the project adaptive to the context evolution
- Experience in tensed context in terms of security
- Experience in semi-remote management
- Good and proven writing and spoken English
- Knowledge about cash based programs
- Organizational and analytical skills
- Strong participative management skills with field experience in delivering training and capacity building
- Strong knowledge and experience of project cycle management,
- Good knowledge and experience on evaluation and monitoring tools and good analytical skills
- Affinity with multi-sectorial and integrated approach
- Previous experience on early recovery and multi-sectorial project is an asset
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Anticipation and self-organization capacities
- Great work and stress management capacities
- A salary starting from 2640€ gross per month (2400€ + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) + valorization of your experiences
- A monthly Per Diem of 600 USD
SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.
During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of on 7 working days every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3/6 and 9 month (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of 1 additional rest day per month worked > i.e. 12 days in addition for a 1-year contract.
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.
LIVING CONDITIONS :
The FSL Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri. He/she is living in a single bedroom with bathroom. The number of expatriates living in the base is quite high and various in terms of nationality: this is a treasure but also requires adaptability and open-minded.
The FSL Coordinator will travel frequently to areas of interventions. He/she has to respect the security measures in place, like curfew time and visibility restrictions/rules, plus SI mission restrictions. The environment is highly volatile, so the coordinator has to adapt him/herself to sudden changes.
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English.
NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension.
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