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  • Posted: Feb 15, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 21, 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

    Location: Gusau, Zamfara

    Contract Start date: Projected contract start date is ASAP

    Main Responsibilities
    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 resources to implement the projects
    • Prepare the appendixes and technical chapters (and logical framework) of operation proposals, in cooperation with his hierarchy and the other departments
    • In collaboration with the administrative service, contribute to the development of program budgets, budget follow up and proposal budgets for the program parts
    • Implement activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarity International technical requirements, and donor criteria

    Implementation and operational monitoring:

    • Ensure the achievement of results of the programs (s)he is responsible for
    • Plan and oversee the implementation of programs that (s)he is responsible for, both on-time and within the set technical specifications
    • Plan the activities with the support Departments (administrative, logistics, etc.), according to objectives, and maintains a regular communication and cooperation with these departments
    • Provide support and advice to the logistics base for the purchase of materials specific to the activities overviewed
    • Propose and develop indicators for monitoring program activities and context
    • Use management, activity, results, and context monitoring tools
    • Respect SI procedures
    • Assess the relevance of activities, the effectiveness of interventions, and their appropriateness in light of changing circumstances and the needs of populations
    • Propose program changes according to the changing environment and indicators
    • Propose activities adjustments if necessary
    • Anticipate the difficulties associated with conducting activities and help solve problems related to programs
    • Develop the state of needs and the treasury requests with activity managers
    • Report the state of decentralized inventory to the logistics department (“field” inventory)


    • Write the capitalization documents in accordance with SI tools
    • Prepare handover reports before the end of his/her employment contract and forward them to concerned parties in the mission and at headquarters
    • Ensure diffusion of SI technical documentation


    • Participate in validating recruitment for the national technical staff
    • With the administrative department, define the prerequisites for the vacant positions and, if necessary, adapt the referent job profile.
    • Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working under his/her responsibility
    • Implement training related to operational requirements and the identified training needs
    • Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility
    • Conduct workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings
    • Evaluate the performances of his/her team members
    • Identify potential changes in members of his/her team(s) and provide feedback to the HR Referent
    • Make sure his/her team(s) follow the safety rules

    Reporting / communications / representation:

    • Share with the appropriate responsible any information on the security context and any event which may have consequences on SI activities and team safety
    • Write reports and annexes concerning his/her projects for donor reports and/or amendment
    • Ensure compliance with reporting deadlines and guidelines
    • Maintain a local operational communication network and positive relations with the local/governmental authorities, donor representatives, UN and other international agencies in cooperation with the Field Coordinator and Program Coordinator
    • Assure Solidarités International’s representation in the meetings or forums concerning the projects he/she is supervising
    • Represent SI on request and/or delegation of the Field Coordinator
    • Respond to the requirements of the Coordination concerning specific needs
    • Write the administrative documents to be signed (MOU, handover…) jointly with governmental authorities, communities or partners


    • Minimum of two years’ experience in WaSH sector
    • B.Sc. degree in Engineering or similar background
    • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
    • Familiarity with electronic databases
    • Ability to deliver high quality outputs in a timely manner
    • Fluent in spoken and written English, Hausa and Fulani, ability to read and write
    • A good listener, a good communicator, ability to prioritize and work with little supervision, team player, excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Good understanding of north west humanitarian context

    What we offer

    • Salary + food & 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.
    • Position is open to delocalization (Advantages are monthly delocalization allowance + one-time resettlement allowance + 4 times a year domestic round trip from workplace to home state)

    Method of Application


    • Select Program Manager – Gusau Base, Zamfara State, fill the form and attach your CV and motivation letter.
    • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
    • As the position is required as soon as possible, Solidarités 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 to apply

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