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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 29, 2021
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  • For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization SOLIDARITÉS 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. After providing e...
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    Program Manager - Multi Base

    Job Location: Ngala & Dikwa, Borno
    Contract Start Date: Projected contract duration is 7 Months - with possible extension.

    Goal / Purpose

    • The Programs Manager is responsible for implementing and achieving the objectives defined in all operation proposals in in Ngala and Dikwa LGA.
    • S/He oversees the quality of project implementation through the direct management of Activities Managers (AM).
    • In particular, he/she helps in ensuring the quality of implemented projects through reporting follow up, results monitoring, context monitoring, lessons learned.

    Diagnosis and project design:

    • Participate in the preparation and implementation of diagnostics
    • Participate in the design and the financial dimension of the human and logistical programs to implement
    • Prepare the appendixes and technical chapters (of logical framework) of operation proposals
    • Implement activities in compliance with the annual business strategy, Solidarity International technical requirements, and donor criteria

    Project quality:

    • To ensure the quality of implemented projects through reporting follow up, results monitoring, context monitoring, lessons learned.
    • To work closely with the Activities Managers and the Regional Field Coordinator in coordinating information exchange and timely support.
    • Collect information from the bases and assist in the quality analysis of the activities carried out with the Deputy Country Director of Program.
    • Ensure that quality criteria and indicators are monitored and leads to decision making;

    Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring:

    • Plan and oversee programs’ implementation in consultation with the RFCO, Deputy Country Director of Program and other technical coordinator/manager in accordance with objectives of project proposals;
    • Ensure that programs are relevant to the population’s needs and follow SI’s strategy and positioning;
    • Ensure that project management, monitoring and evaluation tools are used correctly;
    • Ensure that the programs’ context monitoring is done properly and leads to decision making: adjustment of activities or result shifts according to the evolution of the context;
    • Ensure that the programs evaluations’ recommendations are taken into consideration and that corrective measures are put in place;
    • Ensure that human, financial and logistical resources meet activities completion requirements. Suggest changes if necessary.
    • In collaboration with the administrative service, contribute to the development of program budgets and track spending and budget forecasts
    • Develop the state of needs and the Treasury requests with activity managers  
    • Respect SI procedures

    Strategic orientation:

    • Define a plan of action and guide the AM to put this strategy in place;
    • Be proactive in proposing new activities based on the context evolution;
    • Participate to the development of projects and the drafting of proposals to donors in close collaboration with the Regional Field Coordinator, AM and Coordination;

    Reporting / communication / representation:

    • Consolidate internal reports and the internal monitoring tools (APUs, OFU< Daily Worker follow-up etc.);
    • Responsible for the preparation of donors reports and amendments in coordination with the Regional Field Coordinator and mission coordination;
    • Ensure that all documents are of the required quality and delivered on time;
    • Ensure that all programs reporting is in line with standard formats and procedures;
    • Represent the organization in external technical meetings / sessions when asked and/or delegated to do so.

    Capitalization:

    • Compose capitalization documents respecting SI tools
    • Prepare contracting reports before the end of his/her employment contract, and make them available to those interested in the mission and at headquarters
    • Guarantee the dissemination of technical documentation

    Human Resources management:

    •  Participate in validating recruitment for the national technical staff for all programs under the PM supervision
    • Define, in conjunction with the administrative service, the requirements need, adapting Job Descriptions to professional guidelines if necessary
    • Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working underneath him/her
    • Implement training related to operational requirements and the identified training needs
    • Manage/support the team working for him/her
    • Conduct workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings
    • Evaluate and assess the performances of his/her team members
    • Identify potential changes in members of his/her team(s) and provide feedback to the Admin Manager In coordination with RFCO, propose organizational chart adjustments in case of need, and contribute to implement these changes.

    ORG Chart Position (reporting and functional relationships):

    • Line manager: Regional Field Coordinator
    • Line report(s) on base: Activity managers, and all programs team
    • Functional manager: Deputy Country Director of Programs
    • Functional report(s): 

    Profile

    • Master's Degree or equivalent in Humanitarian / Development Studies, Social Sciences, WaSH, Management or other relevant discipline.
    • Minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience as Project Manager or Project Manager Assistant
    • Proven expertise in project management with strong capacity in planning, monitoring and reporting
    • Budget management and donor reporting/ accountability/ compliance
    • Organizational and Analytical skills;
    • Attention to detail, high level of rigor and ability to meet deadlines;
    • Team player and ability to coach and motivate the team;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment;
    • Strong commitment to humanitarian work and principles;
    • Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure with strict deadlines.
    • Experience of working in volatile security context with limited field access;
    • Previous experiences with SI will be an asset.

    What We Offer

    • Salary + Transport & housing contributions + social benefits (medical coverage, 24 days of Annual leaves per year, compassionate leaves, public holidays as announced by government, festive bonus, Life insurance - covering death and permanent disability) etc.

    Method of Application

    Note

    • Select Program Manager Multi Base (Dikwa & Ngala) - fill the form and attach your CV and motivation letter.
    • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
    • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Solidarites International on docs.google.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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