• Job Vacancies at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

  • Posted on: 27 November, 2015 Deadline: 31 December, 2015
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  • Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organisation. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. PUI relies on 30 years of field experience in 50 countries in crisis, as well as on the complementarity of its medical and non-medical expertise, to adapt its programs to each context and to the real needs of the most vulnerable populations. The association leads in average 250 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 3 million people in 20 countries - in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caucasus and Europe.

    We are recruiting to fill the position of:

    Country Representative

     

    Job ID: #1280836

    Descriptions
    Premiere Urgence Internationale positioning:

    • In light with the humanitarian situation described above, Premiere Urgence Internationale is launching an exploratory mission in Nigeria to further assess the needs.
    • Considering the security context, Premiere Urgence Internationale has externalized the security analysis to OS Consulting.

    The Exploratory Mission will include two phases :

    • Networking and Mapping
    • Field Assessment

    Responsibilities
    Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Officer (EO) at HQ, the main objectives of the Country Representative in Nigeria are the following:

    • Develop a clear analysis of humanitarian needs’ coverage gaps including geographical, sectoral and target communities priorization
    • Develop a clear analysis of funding opportunities related to the identified gaps
    • Develop, if relevant, recommendations and methodologies for the conduction of in-depth technical assessments
    • Develop a network of relevant and reliable contacts among the main external stakeholders linked to humanitarian interventions (NGO, UN agencies, donors, authorities, suppliers…)
    • Evaluate the relevance and feasibility of the deployment of a PUI intervention in the country and provide linked recommendation and positionning strategy / intervention propositions

    Responsibilities

    • Safety & Security : S/he is responsible for the safety & security of all PUI staff and resources within the country
    • Needs’ Assessment and Strategic positionning: S/he is responsible for the proper analysis of the humanitarian situation in the countries, the identifications of uncovered needs, the suggesting of conduction of in-depth assessments and the drafting of strategic positionning and project concept papers.
    • Human Resources: S/he manages all PUI staff in the country including needs’ identification, recruitment…
    • Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he, with the direct support of Emergency Officer at HQ, ensures that logistical and administrative practices used by the team in-country respects PUI procedures and templates. S/he is the responsible in fine of all logistics, administrative and financial elements at field level.
    • Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors,the media and different authorities. S/he builds up a strong and comprehensive network of relevant and reliable external stakeholders.
    • Relations with Headquarters: S/he is the link between the field team and HQ.

    Training and Experience

    • 5 years of humanitarian experience in project coordination.
    • Previous experience as Head of Mission in an NGO
    • Previous experience in assessment / exploratory missions
    • Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes.
    • Security management
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Excellent safety and security management and analysis skills

    Languages:

    • English mandatory
    • Hausa desirable

    Proposed Terms

    • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract (3 to 4 weeks renewable)
    • Monthly gross income: from 2 420 up to 2 750 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
    • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
    • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
    • Housing in collective accommodation
    • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
    • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
    • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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    Assessment Officer

     

    Job ID: #1280791

    Descriptions
    Premiere Urgence Internationale positioning:

    • In light with the humanitarian situation described above, Premiere Urgence Internationale is launching an exploratory mission in Nigeria to further assess the needs.
    • Considering the security context, Premiere Urgence Internationale has externalized the security analysis to OS Consulting.

    Responsibilities
    Under the direct supervision of the Country Representative for Nigeria , the Assessment Officer main objectives are the following:

    • To lead the technical aspects of the assessments in the different IDPs sites and host communities
    • To contribute to the building of a relevant picture of the humanitarian needs and linked gaps in the country
    • To contribute to the design of appropriate interventions (Concept Notes)
    • To contribute to the drafting of an assessment report

    Related Activities

    • Support the country representative in identifying areas / populations / sectors of concern in terms of humanitarian needs and gaps in coverage
    • Lead the technical design / fine tuning of the assessment tools to be used in collaboration with the Country Representative. Make sure that the tools used are in coherence with PUI standard tools.
    • Lead the multisectorial assessment (central and field level information and data collection, analysis…). If requested by the country representative engage into assessment components of other sectors like shelter, NFI, food security….
    • By delegation from the country representative, interact with external stakeholders in terms of programs, technical aspects…
    • Support the country representative in the drafting of a summarized, action oriented, needs’ assessment report.
    • Support the country representative in the design of appropriate emergency interventions in relevance to the needs and gaps identified (drafting of concept notes / proposals…)
    • In compliance with the frame set by the country representative, respect and (when relevant) enforce, the security protocoles defined, the logistics frames and the financial procedures of PUI

    Experiences and Training

    • Project management
    • 2 years of humanitarian experience in project management
    • Previous experience in assessment / exploratory missions
    • Experience in security sensitive areas
    • Experience with PUI (desirable)
    • Experience in Nigeria (desirable)
    • Excellent data collection / analysis skills
    • Excellent writing skills

    Languages

    • English mandatory
    • Hausa desirable

    Qualities

    • Trustworthiness and a sense of responsibility
    • Charisma and strong advocacy skills
    • Ability to use authority, when necessary
    • Analysis and synthesis abilities (discenrment, pragmatism)
    • Ability to adapt
    • Organisational skills, ability to be thorough and respect due dates
    • Strong listening and negotiation skills
    • Good people and communication skills
    • Ability to remain calm and level-headed
    • General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
    • Ability to work in unstable circumstances.
    • Ability to work with minimalistic comfort and limited support resources

    Proposed Terms

    • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract (3 to 4 weeks)
    • Monthly gross income: from 1,970 up to 2,310 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
    • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
    • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
    • Housing in collective accommodation
    • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
    • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
    • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should please send their application (Resume and Cover letter) to Alexandre Darcas, Recruitment & Careers Manager via: recrutement@premiere-urgence.org using "Country Representative - Nigeria" as subject.

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