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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 emergency aid, our humanitarian teams accompany the most vulnerable families and communities until they recover their livelihoods and self-sufficiency, to enable them to deal with the challenges of an uncertain future with dignity.

    SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is particularly committed to fighting water-related diseases, the primary cause of death in the world today. Drawing on their expertise, our teams develop and carry out aid programs in the fields of water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as in the essential domains of food security and reconstruction.

    In 2014, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams, comprising 188 international and 1742 national employees. The association is directed by Jean-Yves Troy.

    Founded by Alain Boinet and presided by Edouard Lagourgue, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is a non-profit organisation under the French 1901 charities law. An annual general meeting is held each year, and the charity has a Board of Governors and a steering committee.

    Head of Exploratory Team

     

    Background of the mission

    Following several alerts raised in 2015 by Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Doctors without Borders (MSF), SI has been considering for the last 5 months a further intervention in Nigeria, and specifically in the north-western states (Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Gombe), impacted by the presence of Boko Haram and by the fighting between this non-state armed group (NSAG) and the Nigerian military forces.

    Following a desk review period of 2 months, the emergency desk is looking for a team including a head of team and a program manager for a two week assessment mission.

    Depending on the results of the assessment mission, the deployment of a representative of SI and of a technical team for a longer period will be considered.

    Context

    - A political crisis

    Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group affiliated to Daesh, has since March 2015th lost some ground and battles against the Nigerian army. However the number of terrorists attacks (in public places such as market) has increased. According to the Global Terrorism Index, in 2014 the organization was on the top of the list of the terrorists groups that caused the highest number of death worldwide: 6644 in one year against 6073 for Daesh.

    - Internally Displaced People

    In six years of conflict with brutal attacks on the civilian population in north-eastern Nigeria, over 20 000 people have been killed and 2.2 million are displaced within the country. 91%, of the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) are living in the North-East. The main reason for displacement cited by 89% of the IDPs is the conflict.

    In the state capitals, the IDPs are living in the camps (8% of the total displaced population); however, the majority is in host communities (92%) where they are receiving limited or no assistance

    - An extensive access issue

    The armed conflict has affected civilians already living in precarious conditions and undermined poverty reduction and development efforts. While some internally displaced people (IDPs) live outside the four states of focus, these states, Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe, have been disproportionally affected by the crisis and are prioritized and referred to collectively here as north-east.

    The recent opening of direct UNHAS flights between these 4 states’ capitals broadened the humanitarian coverage. However, the response remains centralized in IDP camps and urban center only.

    Objectives of the mission

    • Explore the contextual potential scenarios in north eastern states.
    • Identification of humanitarian sectorial and geographical gaps in the humanitarian response in the north-western states and potential opportunities for SI intervention added value.
    • Conduct a preliminary assessment of the security and access situation in targeted states, including a comparative assessment of the access management by other organizations.
    • Design the outlines of an emergency response for SI, taking in considerations humanitarian gaps and accessibility constraints.
    • Establish a first liaison with coordination platforms, relevant stakeholders (key contextual interlocutors, humanitarian agencies, donors) and position SI as a potential responder to the current crisis, in relation with the mandate of the organization.
    • Draft a first list of contacts and platforms to follow-up at desk level, including local, national and regional (Dakar) interlocutors.
    • Identify and evaluate potential national implementing partners, with a focus on their reliability and access capacity.
    • Identify relays and potential national liaison officers to continue the collection of information after the team departure.
    • Assess funding opportunities in the mid-term (ECHO, DFID, …)
    • Identify and prepare all necessary steps for the registration of SI in Nigeria, along with relevant coordinator.

    Deliverables

    Hereunder is the list of final documents expected from the exploratory mission team:

    • Strategic report, including:
      • 4Ws
      • Positioning of donors (list of potential funding opportunities) and UN relevant agencies
      • SI positioning suggestion: geographical, sectorial
      • Potential response mechanisms and methodologies suggestions
      • Key recommendations on the access considerations
    • Updated contact lists
    • Preliminary price list
    • Basic information on administrative data

    We offer

    SI will offer you:

    A salaried post: according to experience from 2300 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 500 USD.

    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.

    For further information about SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

    Contact : Pauline CARTERY, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer

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    Program Coordinator for Exploratory Mission

     

    Background of the mission

    Following several alerts raised in 2015 by Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Doctors without Borders (MSF), SI has been considering for the last 5 months a further intervention in Nigeria, and specifically in the north-western states (Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Gombe), impacted by the presence of Boko Haram and by the fighting between this non-state armed group (NSAG) and the Nigerian military forces.

    Following a desk review period of 2 months, the emergency desk is looking for a team including a head of team and a program manager for a two week assessment mission.

    Depending on the results of the assessment mission, the deployment of a representative of SI and of a technical team for a longer period will be considered.

    Context

    - A political crisis

    Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group affiliated to Daesh, has since March 2015th lost some ground and battles against the Nigerian army. However the number of terrorists attacks (in public places such as market) has increased. According to the Global Terrorism Index, in 2014 the organization was on the top of the list of the terrorists groups that caused the highest number of death worldwide: 6644 in one year against 6073 for Daesh.

    - Internally Displaced People

    In six years of conflict with brutal attacks on the civilian population in north-eastern Nigeria, over 20 000 people have been killed and 2.2 million are displaced within the country. 91%, of the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) are living in the North-East. The main reason for displacement cited by 89% of the IDPs is the conflict.

    In the state capitals, the IDPs are living in the camps (8% of the total displaced population); however, the majority is in host communities (92%) where they are receiving limited or no assistance

    - An extensive access issue

    The armed conflict has affected civilians already living in precarious conditions and undermined poverty reduction and development efforts. While some internally displaced people (IDPs) live outside the four states of focus, these states, Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe, have been disproportionally affected by the crisis and are prioritized and referred to collectively here as north-east.

    The recent opening of direct UNHAS flights between these 4 states’ capitals broadened the humanitarian coverage. However, the response remains centralized in IDP camps and urban center only.

    Objectives

    • Further explore the context in north eastern states (with a special focus on humanitarian needs, key multisector indicators)
    • Collect information on sectorial national strategies regarding SI’s mandate and core sectors of intervention
    • Identification of humanitarian sectorial and geographical gaps in the humanitarian needs response in the north-western states and potential opportunities for SI intervention added value.
    • Identify and evaluate the current situation of needs assessment platforms and methodologies, including the information sharing system between organizations.
    • Evaluate the openness of humanitarian actors to the creation of an emergency needs assessment and information sharing program.
    • Design the outlines of an emergency response for SI, with a specific focus on RRMP-related programs, including rapid multisectorial needs assessments methodologies and information sharing protocols.
    • Identify and evaluate potential national implementing partners, with a focus on their programmatic relevance, quality and scalability.
    • Draft a first list of contacts and platforms to follow-up at desk level, including local, national and regional (Dakar) interlocutors.
    • Clearly define the need for further technical assessments.
    • Contribute to assess funding opportunities in the mid-term (ECHO, DFID, …)

    Deliverables

    Hereunder is the list of final documents expected from the exploratory mission team:

    • Strategic report, including:
      • 4Ws
      • Positioning of donors (list of potential funding opportunities) and UN relevant agencies
      • SI positioning suggestion: geographical, sectorial
      • Potential response mechanisms and methodologies suggestions
      • Key recommendations on the access considerations
    • Updated contact lists
    • Preliminary price list
    • Basic information on administrative data

    We offer

    SI will offer you:

    A salaried post: according to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 500 USD.

    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.

    For further information about SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

    Contact : Pauline CARTERY, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer

    Method of Application

    Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

    NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

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