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  • Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. 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. The association leads in average 140 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 4 million people in 22 countries - in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caucasus and Europe.

    Logistician

     

    PUI’s strategy/position in the country
    The results of the assessment led PUI to position in host communities hosting IDPS of Maiduguri city.
    In the beginning, the strategy will be focused on :

    • Improving food security of the vulnerable population affected by the crisis via an e-voucher system
    • Improving livelihoods and access to water via Non Food Items assistance via an e voucher system
    • Improving the overall understanding and knowledge of humanitarian needs in Maiduguri through the implementation of an early warning system

    History of the mission and current programs

    • PUI is currently in the opening phase of the mission. Nevertheless, the NGO has been present in the region for several years now in Chad and in Cameroon where PUI implements projects assisting communities affected by the actions of insurgents group of Boko Haram.

    Configuration of the Mission:

    • Budget Forecast 2016 2 million Euros
    • Bases Abuja (Coordination) and Maiduguri
    • Number of Expatriates 11
    • Number of National Staff 100
    • Number of Current Projects Under negotiation
    • Main Partners Ministry of Foreign Affairs (CDC), ECHO
    • Activity Sector Food Security and Livelihood
    • NFI and Psychosocial

    Job Description
    Overall objective:

    • The Logistician is responsible for the proper opening of the base and the proper functioning of its logistics services, in compliance with the procedures of PUI and donors.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Team Management: He / She oversees the recruitment, training, organization and management of logistics teams (PUI employees and potential daily workers), giving direct supervision to the national team.
    • Base opening and logistical support: He/She oversees all the necessary logistical operations to ensure the proper opening and the proper functionning of the base, and ensures the roll out of standard internal logistic procedures.
    • Ensure reporting and dissemination of information : He /She ensure all the reporting and information in disseminated among concerned services.

    Specific Goals and Related Activities

    A.) Team Management

    • He/She design the team set-up and size according to the support needs of the base.
    • He/She oversees the hiring process of the whole logistic team and participates in any decision related to the termination of employment contracts of national employees.
    • He/She supervises and manages directly his/her team
    • He/She guides the work of the logistics teams, tracks the realization of their objectives, and leads the mid-term and final staff evaluations.
    • He/She ensures compliance with the Internal Rules of Procedure of PUI on the site.
    • He/She assumes or delegates responsibility for the induction of new members of his team, ensuring the project and base context, the relevant PUI tools and policies are well understood
    • He/She completes basic training programs for national employees and identifies additional training needs and sets up adequate training programs (organizational support, methodology, and technical support as the case may be organization of training sessions).
    • He/She prepares the job profiles of national employees under his/her immediate supervision

    B.) Ensure Opening and Logistical Support of the Base

    • He/She ensures the proper opening of the base which includes : finding adequate infrastructures and furniture, ensuring procedures and premises meet basic PUI security requirements, ensuring the supply of all necessary material to launch the activities setting up and implementing internal logistic procedures on the base (especially market analysis and supply procedures)
    • He/She ensures that the needs of the site are met (support, programming) and reports the needs to the Field Coordinator, while making sure that all donor and internal procedures are respected, and that commitments are in line with available budgets.
    • He/She ensures that the site is equipped with the minimum of infrastructure (offices and housing) necessary for execution of the work and accommodation of teams, in optimal conditions of safety.
    • He/She oversees the vehicle fleet, and more globally ensures its proper functioning, as well as the maintenance of all equipment belonging to the site.
    • He/She organizes the movement of vehicles on a weekly basis.
    • He/She ensures adequate storage arrangements for all property and equipment.
    • He/She ensures proper delivery of all purchases planned for the operational sites.
    • He/She prepares and updates the inventory of supplies and equipment for the site, and submits it to the Log Coordinator.

    C.) Ensure Reporting and Dissemination of Information

    • He/She sends the internal and external reports to his/her immediate supervisor, while meeting internal deadlines for endorsement (monthly logistical reports / Accounting/ returns on budgetary monitoring / cash flow estimates)
    • He/She attends internal coordination meetings, and participates actively.
    • Focus on 3 priority activities relating to the context of the mission
    • Opening of the base: finding adequate and secure infrastructures, ensuring the supply of all necessary material to launch the activities.
    • Recruitment, training and organization of the logistic team.
    • Setting up and implementing internal logistic procedures especially regarding security management.

    Team Management:

    • Number of people to manage and their position (expatriate/local staff)

    Direct management:

    • National Staff: 2

    Indirect management:

    • National Staff: 5

    Required Profile

    Required knowledge and skills
    Required Desirable:

    Training:

    • Logistics
    • Technical
    • Project Management
    • Training in Public Health / Agric /
    • Water, Sanitation / Other
    • Bioforce

    Professional Experience

    • Humanitarian
    • Min. 1 year
    • Experience in Team Management
    • International
    • Technical
    • A fortiori
    • Min. 1 year
    • At least one experience in base/mission opening

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Team Management
    • Logistical skills
    • Knowledge of procedures: institutional
    • donors (ECHO …)
    • Knowledge of PUI procedures

    Languages:

    • French
    • English
    • Arabic

    Software:

    • Pack Office

    Required Personal Characteristics
    (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission):

    • Leadership skills and ability to take decisions
    • Ability to work independently while taking initiatives and showing a sense of responsibility
    • Organization, rigor and ability to meet deadlines
    • Analytical (discernment, pragmatism) and synthesis skills
    • Ability to show authority, if necessary
    • Capacity to adapt and showing organizational flexibility
    • Ability to work and manage affairs professionally and with maturity Sense of diplomacy
    • Strong listening, negotiation and communication skills
    • Ability to work with various partners, in a spirit of openness, and with adaptable communications strategies
    • Ability to remain calm and level-headed
    • General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
    • Ability to integrate local environment into operations, in its political, economic and historical dimensions

    Other:

    • Ability to implement various intervention strategies based on difficult security logistics, humanitarian context,and to adapt quickly in response to new constraints (security, logistics)

    Conditions
    Status:

    • EMPLOYED with a Fixed-Term Contract

    Remuneration
    Monthly gross income: from 1 650 up to 1 980 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI.

    Benefits

    • 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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    Base Administrator

     

    Over Objectives
    The Administrator is responsible for the roll out of all administrative (financial and HR) procedures related to the base and works in close collaboration with the Administrative and Financial Coordinator in sound financial, accounting and budgetary management of the base as well as management of human resources, in compliance with the PUI and donors procedures and National and local regulations.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Administrative  and  Financial  Support: He/She  oversees  administrative  and  financial questions in the base, and ensures compliance with relevant procedures, with substantive  support from the mission’s Administrative and Financial Coordinator (AFC).
    • He/She manages Accountancy and Reporting at base level and send the relevant information  to the Coordination in Juba, according to PUI calendar
    • Human Resources: He/She supervises the on-site activities related to administrative and human resource management.

    Specific Goals and Related Activities

    A.) Ensure Financial, Budgetary, Accounting and Administrative Management of the Base
    He/She  works  in  collaboration with the Administrative and Financial Coordinator to set up aspects  relative  to  finances, including budgetary, accounting and treasury elements in the base:

    • He/She ensures the design and the roll out of all necessary financial and budget management tools related to the opening of the base.
    • He/She ensures the proper use of these tools and procedures for financial, accounting and budget management in the base: accounting procedures, accounting records, SAGA, budget follow up, budget projections, cash forecasts, cash management and cash security.
    • He/she provides to the AFC on a month bases the cash forecast based on the budget forecast and the procurement plan.
    • He/she ensure that the administrative and financial archives are in compliance with internal procedures
    • He/She  organizes and provides training to the admin national staff on these tools and  procedures.
    • He/she makes sure that these tools and procedures are understood and applied by the national staff.
    • He/She controls and monitors the implementation of the tools and procedures and provides the necessary support to perform the service.
    • He/She is responsible for cost optimization; and uses budget tracking to achieve this; he/she  ensures adequate financial resources for the running of the site and projects.
    • As regards budgetary   monitoring, He/She participates in team-based analysis (along with   technical, and logistics management) and is responsible for detecting anomalies and proposing adjustments to the Field coordinator and to the AFC,
    • He/She ensures that accounting entries are completed in compliance with internal rules, and  communicated to the AFC according to the agreed calendar, after endorsement by the Field coordinator.
    • Together with the AFC and the Field coordinator, he/she tracks the cash flow for his/her site, and oversees disbursements.
    • Together with the AFC and the Field coordinator, he/she ensures that a system of internal oversight is in place in the base
    • He/She ensures compliance with procedures for undertaking expenditure commitments, and  participates in the process of endorsing purchase orders.
    • He/She is the guardian of the bookkeeping, and in that capacity makes sure that cash  balances and bank accounts are absolutely and permanently backed up by appropriate accounting documents.
    • He/She provides a technical support to the base (teams) regarding financial tools.
    • Together with the AFC he/she develops tools to perform the administrative service in the base.
    • Under the supervision of the Administrative and Financial Coordinator, he/she organizes the preparation of the audits

    B.) Ensure Human Resource Management of the Base
    He/She works in collaboration with the Administrative and Financial Coordinator to set up HR  procedures and management tools in compliance with the labor regulations of the country of intervention and the  HR policy of PUI, and monitors risks associated with HR issues in the base:

    • He/She ensure the roll out of HR rules, procedures and tools related to the base opening and functioning regarding: national
    • HR regulations, national staff contracts, procedures of recruitment, payroll operations, implementation of appropriate working conditions, HR records electronic and physical records, by-laws.
    • Under the supervision of the AFC he/she ensures these rules, procedures and tools are adapted to the base.
    • He/She guarantees that the recruitment procedures are respected and actively contributes to the recruitment (advertisement, applications, and interviews) of all national staff, especially during the phase of base opening
    • He/She initiates and maintains a dialogue with all relevant local and national authorities regarding all HR related subjects and legislations.
    • He/She ensures the administrative management of national staff, in particular, payroll operations, monitoring absences, the construction, updating and archiving of personnel files.
    • He/She assumes or delegates responsibility for the induction of any new employee in the base, and ensures, in particular, that logistical, administrative, HR and financial procedures, as well as procedures for the use of communication and transportation are explained and well understood.
    • He/She suggests possible updates to HR policy in terms of rules, procedures and tools relating to recruitment, remuneration, administrative management, disciplinary aspects and management of individual career development within the organization.
    • He/She controls and monitors the implementation of tools and procedures and provides the necessary support to perform the service.
    • He/She participates in the hiring process, as well as in any decisions related to the termination of employment contracts of local personnel at the site.
    • He/She ensures compliance with PUI’s Internal Rules of Procedure in the base
    • He/She ensures that all local employees are subject to a written evaluation at least once per contract period and per year.
    • He/She completes training programs for the local staff (logistical and administrative aspects) based on identified needs.
    • He/She handles the management of interpersonal conflicts that arise on his/her  site,  and  refers  the  matter  to the Field coordinator, in the event that he/she is not able to resolve dispute.
    • He/She is the guardian of the image of PUI in his/her area of operation, and in that capacity ensures that the entire staff under his/her  authority  displays  behavior  consistent with the  values upheld by the organization, and with full respect for the local culture.
    • He/she ensure that the HR archives are in compliance with internal procedures

    C.) Team Management

    • He/She design the team set-up and size according to the support needs of the base.
    • He/She oversees the hiring process of the whole logistic team and participates in any decision related to the termination of employment contracts of national employees.
    • He/She supervises and manages directly his/her team
    • He/She guides the work of the logistics teams, tracks the realization of their objectives, and leads the mid-term and final staff evaluations.
    • He/She ensures compliance with the Internal Rules of Procedure of PUI on the site.
    • He/She assumes or delegates responsibility for the induction of new members of his team, ensuring the project and base context, the relevant PUI tools and policies are well understood
    • He/She completes basic training programs for national employees and identifies additional training needs and sets up adequate training programs (organizational support, methodology, and technical support as the case may be organization of training sessions).
    • He/She prepares the job profiles of national employees under his/her immediate supervision

    D.) Ensure Reporting and Dissemination of Information

    • He/She ensures efficient flow of information to the Administrative and Finance Coordinator, and, if necessary, to the Program team, to the Logistics team, and to the Head of Mission.
    • He/She drafts or participates in the drafting of reports on internal operations in all matters concerning his field of action in financial, budgetary, accounting and HR management of the mission.
    • He/She supports the Field coordinator(s) in the performance of their admin activities, in a functional, not hierarchical, relationship.
    • He/She sends the internal and external reports to the immediate supervisor, while meeting internal deadlines for endorsement (monthly logistical reports / Accounting/ returns on budgetary monitoring / cash flow estimates).
    • He/She attends internal coordination meetings, and participates actively.
    • If necessary, he/she represents the association with partners, local authorities and various actors involved in the financial, administrative, legal and human resource aspects of the mission.

    Focus on priority activities relating to the context of the mission:

    • Ensure the opening of the base regarding administration (finance and HR) issues.
    • Coordinate the recruitment of the whole team on the new base (program, log and admin departments).
    • Implement PUI procedures on the base and train the new admin team on them.

    Team Management
    Number of people to manage and their position (expatriate/local staff):

    • Direct management:
      • National Staff: 2
    • Indirect management:
      • National Staff: 2

    Required Knowledge and Skills
    Training:

    Professional Experience:

    • Humanitarian - Minimum of 2 years
    • International
    • Technical -  Minimum of 1 year

    Project Management:

    • Human Resources Management
    • Experience in Team Management
    • At least one experience in base/mission opening

    Languages:

    • English is mandatory
    • French
    • Other to be specified.

    Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)

    • Leadership skills and ability to take decisions
    • Ability to work independently while taking initiatives and showing a sense of responsibility
    • Organization, rigor and ability to meet deadlines
    • Analytical (discernment, pragmatism) skills
    • Ability to show authority, if necessary
    • Capacity to adapt and showing organizational flexibility
    • Ability to work and manage affairs professionally and with maturity
    • Sense of diplomacy
    • Strong listening, negotiation and communication skills
    • Ability to work with various partners, in a spirit of openness, and with adaptable communications strategies
    • Ability to remain calm and level-headed
    • General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
    • Ability to integrate local environment and to adapt to a different cultural context

    Remuneration
    Monthly gross income: from 1 650 up to 1 980 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI.

    Benefits

    • 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

    Applicants should please send their Application (Resume and Cover Letter) to "Romain Gautier, Human Resources Officer" for Expatriates at: recrutement@premiere-urgence.org with the following subject: "AdminBase - Nigeria".

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