Recent Openings at Solidarités International (SI)



Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is 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: water, food and shelter.

SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.

Job Title: Manager
Job Location: Ngala

Beginning of contract: 3/4/2018

Contract duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension) – Probation period: 1 month

Salary and conditions: in accordance with SI’s Terms of Employment; for national staff in Nigeria

Delocalization policy: applicable, according to SI conditions

MISSION
The Activity manager is in charge of carrying out and accomplishing the objectives as defined in the operation proposals.
He/she is responsible for the supervision of the operational teams assigned the WASH and FSL activities.
He/she must ensure that the WASH and FSL activities are well executed and deliver quality results, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance.

MAIN TASKS


Project relevance , quality and design
Participate in the preparation and implementation of operational assessment and evaluation activities
Participate in the design and the financial dimension of the human and logistical programs to implement
Prepare the appendixes and technical chapters (of logical framework) of operation proposals
Implement the activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, SOLIDARITES International’s technical requirements and the donors criteria
Participate in the development of the WASH team’s capacity in regard to techniques or new methodologies
Implementation and operational monitoring
Plan the WASH and FSL activity(ies) with the support department (Administration, logistics) according to the set objectives
Support the WASH and FSL Team in planning their operational activities
Assess the relevance of activities, the effectiveness of interventions, and their appropriateness in light of changing circumstances and the needs of populations
Propose adjustments to programs if necessary
Make sure the objectives for the activity(ies) under his/her responsibility are achieved
Suggest and implement monitoring indicators for the WASH and FSL activity(ies) and context
Use the SI management and monitoring tools for the activities, results and context
Plan and supervise the implementation of the WASH and FSL activity(ies) under his/her responsibility
Anticipate difficulties in the carrying out of the WASH and FSL activity(ies) and facilitate problem solving
Suggest new WASH and FSL activity (ies) directions in accordance with context and indicators
In cooperation with the administrative department, help draw up budgets for his/her activity(ies), budget follow up and proposal budgets for the program parts
Prepare Internal Order Forms (IOF) and follow orders using the logistics service
Report the state of decentralized inventory to the logistics department (“field” inventory)

Institutional Knowledge Building – IKB

Write the IKB documents in accordance with SI tools
Prepare handover reports before the end of his/her employment contract and forward them to concerned parties in the mission
Ensure diffusion of SI technical documentation

HRM
Recruit the national technical staff for his/her activity(ies)
With the administrative department, define the prerequisites for the WASH and FSL vacant positions and, if necessary, adapt the referent job profile.
Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working under his/her responsibility
Implement training activities in accordance with WASH and FSL operational requirements and the identified training needs.
Serve as intermediary between team leaders
Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility
Conduct workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings
Evaluate the performance of the members of his/her team(s)
Identify team members’ potential for advancement and communicate this information to the program manager/desk HR Referent

Make sure his/her team(s) follow the safety rules

Reporting/communication/representation

Share with the appropriate authority any information on the security context and any event which may have consequences on SI activities and team safety
Write regular reports concerning the progress of the activity(ies) under his/her responsibility
Write reports and annexes concerning his/her activity(ies) for donor reports and/or amendment
Ensure compliance with reporting deadlines and guidelines
Communicate with team leaders concerning the progress and results of their activity(ies)
Maintain a local operational communication network and positive relations with the local/governmental authorities, donor representatives, UN and other international agencies in cooperation with the program manager and Program Coordinator
Represent Solidarités International in meetings or forums concerning the WASH activities within his employment location
Represent SI on request and/or delegation
Respond to the requirements of Headquarters concerning specific needs
Write the administrative documents to be signed (MOU, handover…) jointly with governmental authorities, communities or partners

Personal abilities :

Professional experience: 1 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector) - Humanitarian experience is a plus
Languages: English (mandatory), Kanori, Haussa, Shua (additional languages a plus)
Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, resistance to stress, good interpersonal skills (internal and external communication), team player, capacity to delegate and to manage, initiative and autonomy, capacity of prioritization of tasks

Technical competences :
Training: University degree in Engineering or a similar domain.
Relevant experience on Food items distribution and monitoring will be highly appreciated.
Project related skills : good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow-up
IT skills: Good knowledge of Office software : Excel, Word, Powerpoint




Job Title: Agronomists - 3 positions

Job Location: Ngala

Beginning of contract: 3/4/2018

Contract duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension) – Probation period: 1 month

Salary and conditions: in accordance with SI’s Terms of Employment; for national staff in Nigeria

Delocalization policy: applicable, according to SI conditions

Job Description

Requirements


MISSION


The agronomist, under the direct supervision of the FSL team leader, implement and monitor the agriculture related activities, following Solidarités International technical recommendations, procedures (including safety procedures), schedules and deadlines.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Representation and community mobilization
Mobilize the targeted communities and create awareness about the project activities; make sure that the projects’ objectives and the selection criteria are well understood and accepted by the communities
Establish and maintain good relations with local participants and communities (populations) in the area of intervention to know their perceptions of the operations and to understand the needs, complaints, and major events that may have an impact on the activities of Solidarités International
Listen to the population and local participants in the field and report to his/her project manager any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of Solidarités International teams

Implementation and Monitoring

Under the supervision of the FSL team leader:
Participate in the identification of the beneficiaries of agricultural inputs’ distribution, in collaboration with local authorities and landowners and according to specific criteria
Participate in the distribution(s), for both micro-vegetable gardening and main food crops cultivation ((input distribution, trainings, set up, maintenance, monitoring, reporting, etc.)
Ensure the proper follow-up of the beneficiaries and provide them with adequate technical support during activities
Participate in identifying the training needs among the population and propose appropriate contents and training support material for the training sessions and awareness messages to be disseminated
Conduct training sessions among the beneficiaries and ensure day-to-day technical support
Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the activities and report difficulties met quickly to his/her direct supervisor
Support the FSL team leader in the definition of technical specification of agricultural inputs and, if needed perform germination tests
Propose relevant activity to undertake to his/her direct manager for the preparation of the weekly planning
Participate in the monitoring of the activities in the field and data entry, according to the direct manager needs

Reporting and communication

Use the monitoring tools provided
Participate in the files archiving at Solidarités International’s office, accessible to the whole team
Draw up and submit a weekly report to his/her direct manager
Take part in weekly program meetings and clusters on request
Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities, including safety issues, to his/her direct manager

Collaborate with the other components of the FSL department and support them when asked

Personal abilities :
Professional experience: 1 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector) - Humanitarian experience is a plus
Languages: English (mandatory), Kanori, Haussa, Shua (additional languages a plus)
Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, resistance to stress, good interpersonal skills (internal and external communication), team player, capacity to delegate and to manage, initiative and autonomy, capacity of prioritization of tasks

Technical competences :

Training: University degree in University degree in Agronomy
Project related skills : good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow-up
IT skills: Good knowledge of Office software : Excel, Word




Job Title: Livestock Officers - 2 positions

Job Location: Ngala

Beginning of contract: 3/4/2018

Contract duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension) – Probation period: 1 month

Salary and conditions: in accordance with SI’s Terms of Employment; for national staff in Nigeria

Delocalization policy: applicable, according to SI conditions

MISSION

The livestock officer, under the direct supervision of the FSL team leader, implement and monitor the small livestock related activities, following Solidarités International technical recommendations, procedures (including safety procedures), schedules and deadlines.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Representation and community mobilization
Mobilize the targeted communities and create awareness about the project activities; make sure that the projects’ objectives and the selection criteria are well understood and accepted by the communities
Establish and maintain good relations with local participants and communities (populations) in the area of intervention to know their perceptions of the operations and to understand the needs, complaints, and major events that may have an impact on the activities of Solidarités International
Listen to the population and local participants in the field and report to his/her project manager any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of Solidarités International teams

Implementation and Monitoring

Under the supervision of the FSL team leader:
Participate in the identification of the beneficiaries of agricultural inputs’ distribution, in collaboration with local authorities and landowners and according to specific criteria
Participate in the distribution(s), for both small livestock of goat and sheep and poultry fowls ((small livestock distribution, trainings, set up, maintenance, monitoring, reporting, etc.)
Ensure the proper follow-up of the beneficiaries and provide them with adequate technical support during activities
Participate in identifying the training needs among the population and propose appropriate contents and training support material for the training sessions and awareness messages to be disseminated
Conduct training sessions among the beneficiaries and ensure day-to-day technical support
Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the activities and report difficulties met quickly to his/her direct supervisor
Support the FSL team leader in the definition of technical specification of agricultural inputs and, if needed perform germination tests
Propose relevant activity to undertake to his/her direct manager for the preparation of the weekly planning
Participate in the monitoring of the activities in the field and data entry, according to the direct manager needs

Reporting and communication
Use the monitoring tools provided
Participate in the files archiving at Solidarités International’s office, accessible to the whole team
Draw up and submit a weekly report to his/her direct manager
Take part in weekly program meetings and clusters on request
Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities, including safety issues, to his/her direct manager
Provide verbal and written reports on the activities to the FSL Team Leader on the agreed frequency
Attend meetings with farmers’ associations and groups , beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries upon the request
Collaborate with the other components of the FSL department and support them when asked

Personal abilities :

Professional experience: 1 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector) - Humanitarian experience is a plus

Languages: English (mandatory), Kanori, Haussa, Shua (additional languages a plus)

Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, resistance to stress, good interpersonal skills (internal and external communication), team player, capacity to delegate and to manage, initiative and autonomy, capacity of prioritization of tasks

Technical competences :

Training: University degree in University degree in Agronomy
Project related skills : good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow-up
IT skills: Good knowledge of Office software : Excel, Word



WASH Team Leader



Job Location: Ngala

Beginning of contract: 3/4/2018

Contract duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension) – Probation period: 1 month

Salary and conditions: in accordance with SI’s Terms of Employment; for national staff in Nigeria

Delocalization policy: applicable, according to SI conditions

Goal / Purpose:

The Team Leader will coordinate a team of Water and Sanitation foremen in order to set up the Water and Sanitation activities, ensuring that Solidarités International technical recommendations and procedures are followed.

 MAIN TASKS

Setting up the activities /control and supervision
Plan the weekly activities for his/her team and have them approved by his/her Line manager:
Plan human resources needs (daily workers, workers...)
plan tool and material needs (request from stock)
anticipate administrative issues (requests in advance)
Anticipate logistics issues (transport, communication means...)
Organize and carry out, with his/her team, tasks assigned by his/her Line manager
Supervise and monitor each stage of activity. Ensure that standards and instructions given by his/her Line manager, as well as Solidarités procedures, are followed
Respect schedules and deadlines agreed upon with his/her Line manager
Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities and suggest operational solution

Logistics and Administration
When recruiting daily workers, follow procedures and directives outlined by his/her Line manager and the administrative service
Train his/her team members to use and maintain the available tools correctly
Track usage with monitoring tools provided
Enforce safety procedures
Ensure that safety procedures are followed by members of his/her team
Monitor the quality and quantity of material delivered to working sites
Ensure the receipt and storage of material and equipment necessary for his/her work to be carried out on site

Reporting / communication
Take part in weekly program meetings and clusters on request
Keep his/her monitoring tools and files archived in the Solidarités office, accessible to his/her Team Leader and/or line manager
Draw up and submit a weekly task report (which should include progress made by the team) to his/her line manager
Take part in the drafting of the monthly program pack
Establish and maintain good relations with local participants and communities (populations) in the operational fields
Listen to the populations and local participants in the field and report to his/her line manager any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of Solidarités International teams

Personal abilities :

Professional experience: 1 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector) - Humanitarian experience is a plus

Languages: English (mandatory), Kanori, Haussa, Shua (additional languages a plus)

Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, resistance to stress, good interpersonal skills (internal and external communication), team player, capacity to delegate and to manage, initiative and autonomy, capacity of prioritization of tasks

Technical competences :
Training: University degree in Wash or a similar domain.
Relevant experience on Food items distribution and monitoring will be highly appreciated.
Project related skills : good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow-up
IT skills: Good knowledge of Office software : Excel, Word, GIS, and drawing software (autocad)



Method of Application



Please send your CV, cover letter and references in one file (in Word or PDF) and name it with your name and surname at

hr.coo@solidarites-nigeria.org
No paper application will be accepted

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