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  • Posted on: 7 July, 2016 Deadline: 31 July, 2016
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  • Solidarités International (SI) has not been active in Nigeria in the past and therefore has a limited experience in the country. SI sent a first exploratory team in Nigeria (North-Eastern States) for three weeks in April. A continued presence of senior managers has been maintained since mid-May in Borno state and Abuja. Additionally, SI registration in Nigeria is ongoing with the help of a local lawyer.

    Administrative Coordinator

     


    Organization of the mission

    • The mission has one coordination based in Abuja, composed of one Head of Mission, one administrative coordinator and one program coordinator.
    • The project will be based in Maiduguri and implemented by an expatriate project manager, with a field coordinator, as well as a one month support from a MEAL coordinator.
    • The support team will be composed in Maiduguri of one administrator and one logistic coordinator.

    Job Description

    • The administrative coordinator will direct and coordinate all administrative, accounting and financial services associated with the mission.
    • He/she will take part in defining Solidarités International’s human resources policy, and ensure that it is followed.
    • As coordinator, he is responsible for the mission’s financial balance.
    • He/she will monitor adherence to Solidarités administrative procedures and donor procedures as well as to the laws of the country in which intervention is taking place.
    • He/she is the point of reference for the mission, and the link between headquarters and the mission for all administrative matters.

    Specific context of the post:

    • SI three folded operational strategy is divided has been thought to adapt to changing context and access. It will balance a direct intervention in accessible areas (Maiduguri city) and remote operations through a network of collaborators in non-covered outer LGAs, with potential ad hoc movements from the expatriates on site, would security conditions allow it.
    • This strategy takes into consideration access constraints, security restrictions, logistics issues and sensitivity of the different stakeholders.
    • In this opening and operationalization phase, the Administrative coordinator will be based in Abuja with frequent movements to Maiduguri. He/She will aim at setting up the overall administrative frame of the mission, with a focus on three initial priorities:
    • Implement all necessaries financial arrangements : bank account opening, cash management procedures, alternative money transfer modalities.
    • Setup and implement the HR frame of the mission, and tightly support the recruitment phase for both program and support departments.
    • Directly support both Maiduguri’s administrative manager and the logistics coordinator in the reaching of their respective objectives.

    Your Profile
    Education and Experience:

    • Technical education or significant experience in the administrative and financial sector
    • Previous experience as an admin coordinator (1 year) a prerequisite
    • Previous experience as a base admin manager (1 year) a prerequisite
    • Experience in mission opening, preferably within SI, appreciated

    Knowledge and Technical Skills:

    • Expertise on bank opening and cash management highly appreciated
    • Good and proven writing and spoke English are required

    Transferable Skills:

    • Transferable skills in logistics appreciated
    • Knowledge and experience of the Chad Lake basin area appreciated

    Qualities:

    • Multi-project support experience
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Skill transfer ability highly appreciated
    • Anticipation and self-organization capacities
    • Great work capacity and stress management
    • Capacity to work in complex and volatile environments

    Abuja Living Conditions:

    • Abuja is the federal capital of Nigeria. It is located in the center of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Climate is classified as tropical wet and dry with a warm rainy season from April to October and a hot dry season between November and March.
    • Accommodation in Abuja is in hotel with internet access, restaurant, AC, hot water and laundry service. There is no office for the moment, but work can be done from the hotel or in one of the several quiet bars with internet access present in town.
    • The level of security threat is very limited in Abuja and the city does not experience the same issues than other Nigerian urban areas. Main risks are road accident, due to driving fast and not very disciplined, and malaria. Criminality is very low and expatriate community is not identified as a specific target.
    • Humanitarian sector being small in Abuja, humanitarian expatriate life is limited, but on the other hand, external social life can be very pleasant thanks to the low security threat and the presence of several restaurants, bars, parks, clubs, gym and pools.

    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 750 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.

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    Field Coordinator

     

    Organization of the Mission

    • The mission has one coordination based in Abuja, composed of one Head of Mission, one administrative coordinator and one program coordinator.
    • The project will be based in Maiduguri and implemented by an expatriate project manager, with a field coordinator, as well as a one month support from a MEAL coordinator.
    • The support team will be composed in Maiduguri of one administrator and one logistic coordinator.

    About to Job

    • The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Head of Mission for a region of a country in which Solidarités International intervenes.
    • He/she proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated.
    • He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures
    • He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management.
    • He/she coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone.
    • He/she is the Head of Mission's direct contact and representative.

    Specific Context of the Post

    • SI three folded operational strategy is divided has been thought to adapt to changing context and access. It will balance a direct intervention in accessible areas (Maiduguri city) and remote operations through a network of collaborators in non-covered outer LGAs, with potential ad hoc movements from the expatriates on site, would security conditions allow it.
    • This strategy takes into consideration access constraints, security restrictions, logistics issues and sensitivity of the different stakeholders.
    • In this opening and operationalization phase, the Field coordinator will anchor SI presence in Nigeria along 3 priorities:
    • Supervise the overall implementation of SI activities in Borno state : Maiduguri and remote LGAs. At this stage, a direct and day to day facilitation support towards program teams is expected .
    • Develop an extensive access and security apparel allowing a tight management of teams movements and frame of operations.
    • Develop SI visibility and acceptance within served local communities and within coordination platforms.
    • The Field Coordinator will have - in strong cooperation with the Head of Mission - to readjust the operational strategy according to contextual evolutions, and be able to shift the intervention frame quickly.

    Your Profile
    Education and experience:

    • Post graduate level in Humanitarian Project Management and/or Political Science
    • Previous experience as Field Coordinator (1 year) a prerequisite
    • Experience in mission opening and emergency context highly desirable

    Knowledge and technical skills

    • Expertise on humanitarian access management is a desirable
    • Good knowledge on project management cycle, from the design to the monitoring
    • Good and proven writing and spoke English are required

    Transferable skills

    • Transferable skills in program appreciated
    • Good knowledge and experience of the Chad Lake basin area appreciated

    Qualities:

    • Multi-project supervision skills
    • Representation, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Anticipation, decision taking and initiative capacities
    • Great work capacity and stress management
    • Capacity to work in complex and volatile environments

    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 750 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.

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    Logistics Coordinator

     

    Organization of the Mission

    • The mission has one coordination based in Abuja, composed of one Head of Mission, one administrative coordinator and one program coordinator.
    • The project will be based in Maiduguri and implemented by an expatriate project manager, with a field coordinator, as well as a one month support from a MEAL coordinator.
    • The support team will be composed in Maiduguri of one administrator and one logistic coordinator.

    About the Job

    • The logistics coordinator pilot logistics activities of the mission to ensure the smooth running of SI programs in the country.
    • He ensures the implementation of SI procedures and logistics tools on the mission and ensure their compliance and their proper use.
    • He helps define the mission strategy, drafting and design projects necessary means and activities SI.
    • He supports the head of mission in the operational safety.
    • He is the referent on the mission and the link between headquarters and the mission for any issue related to logistics.

    Specific context of the post:

    • SI three folded operational strategy is divided has been thought to adapt to changing context and access. It will balance a direct intervention in accessible areas (Maiduguri city) and remote operations through a network of collaborators in non-covered outer LGAs, with potential ad hoc movements from the expatriates on site, would security conditions allow it.
    • This strategy takes into consideration access constraints, security restrictions, logistics issues and sensitivity of the different stakeholders.
    • In this opening and operationalization phase, the Logistic coordinator will be based in Maiduguri with frequent movements to Abuja, and will aim at managing both the support to the ongoing in Maiduguri, and the set up of a coordination base in Abuja. This challenging mission will focus on three priorities:
      • In strong relation with PMs and with the field coordinator, manage and implement the purchase plan for Borno’s intervention
      • In strong relation with the Head of mission, design and implement the logistic and security setup of the mission, with a focus on the identification of national collaborators profiles.
      • Anticipate and prepare the logistic scale up of the mission for a second phase, with a prioritization put on the recruitment of national senior managers.
    • The Logistic coordinator will have the direct support of the head of mission, field coordinator and administrative coordinator, in the conduction of the above-mentioned priorities in a limited timeframe. Additional ad hoc support may be considered.

    Your Profile
    Education and Experience:

    • Technical education or significant experience in the logistic sector
    • Previous experience as a Log coordinator (1 year) a prerequisite
    • Previous experience as a base log manager (1 year) a prerequisite
    • Experience in mission opening, preferably within SI, appreciated

    Knowledge and Technical Skills:

    • Expertise on local procurement
    • Good and proven writing and spoke English are required

    Transferable Skills:

    • Transferable skills in program appreciated
    • Knowledge and experience of the Chad Lake basin area appreciated

    Qualities:

    • Multi-project support experience
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Skill transfer ability highly appreciated
    • Anticipation and self-organization capacities
    • Great work capacity and stress management
    • Capacity to work in complex and volatile environments

    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 750 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.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit Solidarites Career Page

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

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