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  • Posted on: 9 November, 2018 Deadline: 22 November, 2018
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  • INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

    Livelihood Project Manager


    Maiduguri, Borno
    Code: SR-49-742
    Starting date: 1st December, 2018
    Contract Duration: 10 Months
    Reporting to: Head of Base
    Supervision of: National Project Manager/ Field Coordinators
    Dependents: No family duty station

    General purpose of the position

    • The overall purpose of the Livelihoods Project Manager role is to ensure a streamlined, fit-for-context Livelihood Programme, including food-security elements, in Borno State-NE Nigeria, across various field bases and humanitarian contexts.
    • The position will develop a Livelihoods strategy, including a core set of activities, for the country and the technical tools and standards to support implementation, in close coordination with base and field offices.
    • S/he will also provide technical guidance and support on a day to day basis to Livelihoods programmes across INTERSOS Nigeria; through this, s/he will ensure harmonization and national consistency.

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks
    Technical Oversight:

    • Develop program strategy and priorities based on thorough understanding of needs and context
    • Ensure that programme strategy, and design is integrated with other INTERSOS sectors
    • Lead development, harmonization, and roll out of SOPs, tools and guidelines
    • Provide regular technical support and guidance to National Project Manager/ Field Coordinators and other relevant staff in both a structured manner and on a case by case basis.
    • Assure compliance with INTERSOS standards and procedures and alignment with global strategy, through regular coordination with colleagues in support services at Base Office and Field Offices level.
    • Coordinate with sector colleagues at Base Office and HQ levels as appropriate about relevant issues
    • Complete regular field visits to ensure technical oversight and support, identify needs, and ensure quality programming

    Technical Line Management:

    • Development of harmonized job descriptions and structures in all field offices
    • Participate in the recruitment of technical staff in the same field
    • Identify technical gaps and support capacity building for technical line reports
    • Contribute to setting performance objectives and performance appraisals of technical staff in the same field
    • When necessary, and with approval of his/her line manager, provide stop-gap support in absence of PMs, in close coordination with team focal points (identified by the PM before his/her absence)

    Programme Development, Coordination, and Oversight:

    • Lead design, finalisation and oversight and coordination of proposals and projects, in coordination with FSL Coordinator, Head of Base /HoM
    • Lead on developing assessments, including inter-sectoral assessments to inform evidence-based planning
    • Map donor priorities within given sector and identify new opportunities
    • Provide technical review of all proposals and reports and other relevant sector-specific donor communications
    • Lead as a grants focal point for livelihood sector, as appointed by FSL Coordinator
    • Lead on program review meetings where he/she is the focal point and contribute to other program review meetings as necessary (Grant Opening, Review, & Close Out Meetings)
    • Oversight of overall program implementation, including budgets and indicators
    • Oversight and monitoring of overall sector budget, including budget development, in coordination with National PM / Field Coordinators and monitoring for timely sector-level spend, and initiate corrective action, including internal and donor budget realignments

    Quality Assurance:

    • Oversight of overall program implementation progress; identification, resolution and/or escalation of issues;
    • Work with M&E to develop harmonized tools and databases to monitor and track efficiency and quality of programming and improve information management within the sector focal points
    • Work closely with M&E in design, implementation, and evaluation of sector-level programming
    • Coordinate with M&E to ensure accountability mechanisms are established for programming

    Coordination and Donor Engagement:

    • Lead participation at Clusters, including direct participation at the national level and coordination of representation at the sub-national level. Also participate in working groups/strategic advisory groups, to represent INTERSOS and its mandate
    • Act as the main sector-level point of contact with donors in coordination with FSL Coordinator; support donor visits to the field
    • Provide technical input and support strategic direction of the sector-level response within the humanitarian community
    • Report issues and challenges to the donor in a timely manner, in coordination with the FSL Coordinator
    • Liaise with sub national and national government authorities and relevant stakeholders


    • Raise any issues of non-compliance and assure compliance with INTERSOS standards and procedures
    • Coordinate with Communication /Advocacy for success story content, communication tools, etc.
    • Provide regular updates to FSL Coordinator and SMT
    • Any other duties as agreed with FSL Coordinator


    • Master's degree in Social Sciences or other relevant field.
    • Professional experience
    • To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 7 years of experience with INGOs.

    Professional requirements

    • Strong Livelihoods experience including experience in representation with clusters and other protection actors
    • Strong Cash experience
    • Experience in rapidly changing humanitarian contexts
    • Experience with representation and communication
    • Experience with capacity building, including in settings with remote technical management
    • Strong technical experience in development and roll out of SOPs
    • Substantial experience in both a technical advisory role and program management and implementation
    • Strong proposal development and report development skills


    • English.

    Personal Requirements:

    • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
    • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
    • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
    • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
    • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with INTERSOS’s vision and values

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    WASH Supervisor


    Location: Maiduguri Borno State with frequent travel to activity sites
    Starting date: ASAP
    Reporting to: WASH Supervisor
    Duration: 9 months

    Purpose of the Position
    The WaSH Supervisor will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with frequent field trips. S/he will be responsible for the implementation of all the WASH activities defined in a project, for the quality of INTERSOS’ interactions with the IDPs and local communities, ensuring strong relationships and promoting community ownership of all INTERSOS activities related to water, sanitation and hygiene in targeted LGAs, Borno State. The WASH Supervisor is responsible for activities Planning and Supervision of Field Staff, Technical designs of WASH Infrastructures, Conducting trainings for communities on hygiene, Water Management Committees, Awareness campain, Data collection, supporting the team in developing the new concept ideas and mobilizing the communities for WASH activities.


    • Design Water and Sanitation Construction Projects and prepare Bill of Quantities.
    • Monitor the construction of water supply systems and distributions, network, gravity flow, drinking water quality and treatment (Chlorination), Organize, manage and record
    • INTERSOS distributions as required, in collaboration with the Hygiene Promoters/Social Mobilizers.
    • Supervise Water and Sanitation construction projects and ensure contract terms and conditions and Health & safety guide lines are adhered to for the entire duration of the contract.
    • Monitoring the drilling of bore holes, that is water source development, well and borehole installation
    • Participate in drafting new proposals of activities, including the technical descriptions and the budget associated with them.
    • Work along with the hygiene promotion team in all the processes of selecting, designing, implementing and monitoring the WASH systems and activities by meetings and good communication.
    • Regularly inform the field manager verbally and with written reports on the state and progress of the activities and the problems and/or solutions identified
    • Ensure community participation in all WASH activities.
    • Provide detailed, accurate and timely weekly reports to supervisor on activities, challenges and areas in need of improvement
    • Ensure constant communication with INTERSOS WASH staff to identify potential problems, formulate recommendations and solutions and report
    • Conduct regular monitoring visits to the field, to follow-up on INTERSOS activities and ensure community participation in the activities
    • Ensure that consideration is given with focus on gender, protection and HIV/AIDS in water and sanitation activities.
    • Participate in organizing all logistical support for meetings, seminars, workshops and missions
    • Attend the Co-ordination meetings conduct needs assessments of the area whenever requested, inform and co-ordinate the WASH activities with the other agencies and actors
    • carrying out similar activities

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • Must have a minimum of Diploma in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering or relevant University Degree in the same field.
    • A minimum of years’ experience in WASH, preferably with humanitarian organization
    • Knowledge of Computer aided design and Microsoft Office – AUTOCAD, ARCHICAD, MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power point
    • Language: English is mandatory and knowledge of local language is an asset
    • Strong humanitarian commitment
    • Quality: dynamic, autonomous, Proactive, flexible, take initiative.
    • Availability to work in targeted LGAs, Borno State.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to INTERSOS career website on to apply

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