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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Administrator
Code: SR-49-566
Location: Maiduguri, with frequent mission on the ground Ngala, Bama, Dikwa and Magumeri (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria
Starting date: 15/08/2018
Contract duration: 12 months
Reporting to: (hierarchical) Project Manager (Technical) Country Finance Coordinator
Supervision of: Direct supervision of 5 staff (nationals) 
Dependents: Non-family Duty station

General Context of the Project

  • Since 2009, the Boko Haram driven crisis (herein, Armed Opposition Groups [AOGs])  has crippled north eastern Nigeria. The Borno State continues to be most the affected, with over 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) .
  • Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 26 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno but have also revealed the extent of the crisis. In newly accessible areas, basic infrastructure has been destroyed, essential services are non-existent, and most local governance systems are not functional.
  • In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is proposing to continue provide services through a one-year integrated project that will address critical gaps in health, nutrition, protection and WASH services for a highly vulnerable population in host communities and IDPs camps in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Ngala (Ngala-Gambaru), Bama (Bama), Dikwa (Dikwa), Magumeri and Kukawua LGAs, Borno State, Nigeria.

In terms of health sector, INTERSOS intervention is articulated around two pillar:

  • Reinforce the Health Systems, through train for health facilities staff including community health workers, nurses, nurse aids, and midwives on integrated management of childhood illnesses but also on screening for common outbreak prone diseases, case investigation and reporting mechanisms. INTERSOS will intervene for rehabilitation of health facilities structures and procurement of equipment for designated health activities as per the Basic Package of Essential Health Services. Mobile clinics will be organized to reach remote Wards of each targeted LGA.
  • Improve reproductive health through provision of training and materials on GBV (included case management at heath facilities level), HIV counselling and testing and family planning
  • For what concern the nutrition sector of intervention, health facilities will be supported to introduce OTP services as part of a comprehensive CMAM program. In addition, INTERSOS will provide furniture; equipment and anthropometric tools according to caseload requirements to the identified health facilities, included mobile clinics ensuring that all identified SAM cases receive the required monitoring and therapeutic care. Both fixed health facilities and mobile clinics will benefit from the RUTF supply.
  • In terms of WASH, the action plan to enhance hygiene promotion and increased knowledge on safe hygiene and sanitation at health facilities level, but also to improve the environment health through the implementation of a solid waste management at health facilities level, introducing the necessary knowledge, materials and infrastructures for it. At community level, clean-up campaigns will be organized and supported through the provision of materials encouraging communities to actively participate to maintain a healthy environment and identify safe locations for waste management.
  • Finally, concerning protection sector, the focus of the intervention will be on GBV identification, documentation and case management through individual and group PSS activities, while promoting awareness within the community and strengthening stakeholders knowledge and capacity in GBV prevention and response.

 General Purpose of the Position

  • The Project Administrator is responsible for the proper technical performance of all accounting-financial activities of its projects.
  • In this context, he/she ensures the correct and effective management  of  financial  resources,  in  accordance  with  the  Organization  procedures, the donors procedures  and  the Country Finance Coordinator’s directions.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Responsible for the proper accounting and administration of Projects funds, under the supervision of the Country Finance Coordinator and the Head of Mission.

Specifically:
Finance control:

  • To assume responsibility for cash account administration, ensuring conformity to existing procedures;
  • Update the economic and financial status of the Projects, in terms of expenses, appropriations, available cash and liquidity; verify the expenditures are incurred in line with the set work plan and budget forecast,

Budget control:

  • To regularly check, in collaboration with the Project Manager and the Country Finance Coordinator,  the economic-financial performance of projects: final balance, expenditure excess, expenditure projections, and financial forecast;
  • To ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spend in accordance with INTERSOS and donors rules and regulations,

Financial reporting:

  • Supervise, in collaboration with the Country Finance Coordinator, the other members of the consortium and guarantee that they submit financial report according to guidelines and timeframe set for in bilateral Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs);
  • Revise report received from consortium members and compile them in a consolidated monthly financial report to share with the Country Administrator for verification;
  • To ensures the correct filing of all projects’ data;
  • To ensure the proper execution of goods, works and services procurement processes and conformity to INTERSOS and donors procedures;

Local staff management:

  • To manage the local personnel of the Echo Projects funded by Coopita and Echo,
  • To supervise and monitor staff contracts preparation for the Projects,
  • To supervise and monitor, in collaboration with the Country Finance Coordinator, the preparation of payslips and monthly salaries payment for the Project staff,

Asset management and logistics:

  • To update inventory records pertaining to INTERSOS and Projects assets,
  • To verify the correct application of the organization’s or donor’s procedures in relation to purchases and goods management;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Requirements
Education:

  • Advanced university degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Finance Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law.

Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 1.5 years of relevant work experience at national and international level working as admin-finance officer, also in humanitarian field locations
  • Previous experience in Nigeria and/or Western and Central Africa is an asset
  • Professional requirements
  • Fair knowledge of the international donors – mainly OFDA systems
  • Attention to details and ability to take initiative and work autonomously
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong knowledge in computer (MS Office package, internet, e-mail, etc.)
  • Ability to work in austere and hostile environments
  • Strong Leadership and inter personal skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills in highly complex emergency operations
  • Knowledge of communication strategies and techniques
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player

Languages:

  • Proficiency in English (conversation, reading and writing) required

Personal requirements:

  • Willingness to accept basic living standard and frequent field missions
  • Ability to deal with stress and demanding working environment
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Project Manager – Multisector

Code: SR-49-559
Location: Maiduguri, with frequent mission on the ground (Ngala, Bama and Dikwa LGAs), Borno
Start Date: 15th August, 2018.
Contract Duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: 15 staff (4 expats)
Dependents: No

General Context of the Project 
Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency has crippled north eastern Nigeria. Borno State continues to be most affected, with over 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 22 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, but have also revealed the extent of the crisis. In newly accessible areas, basic infrastructure has been destroyed, essential services are non-existent, and most local governance systems are not functional.

In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is proposing a one year integrated project that will address critical gaps in health, nutrition, and WASH services for a highly vulnerable population in the newly accessible host communities in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Ngala (Ngala-Gambaru), Bama (Banki) and Dikwa (Dikwa) Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria.

In terms of health sector, INTERSOS intervention is articulated around two pillars:

  • Reinforce the Health Systems, through train for health facilities staff including community health workers, nurses, nurse aids, and midwives on integrated management of childhood illnesses but also on screening for common outbreak prone diseases, case investigation and reporting mechanisms. INTERSOS will intervene for rehabilitation of health facilities structures and procurement of equipment for designated health activities as per the Basic Package of Essential Health Services. Mobile clinics will be organized to reach remote Wards of each targeted LGA;
  • Improve reproductive health through provision of training and materials on GBV (included case management at heath facilities level), HIV counselling and testing and family planning
  • Concerning the nutrition sector of intervention, health facilities will be supported to introduce OTP services as part of a comprehensive CMAM program. In addition, INTERSOS will provide furniture; equipment and anthropometric tools according to caseload requirements to the identified health facilities, included mobile clinics ensuring that all identified SAM cases receive the required monitoring and therapeutic care. Both fixed health facilities and mobile clinics will benefit from the RUTF supply.
  • Finally in terms of WASH, the action plan to enhance hygiene promotion by hand washing stations provision and increased knowledge on safe hygiene and sanitation at health facilities level, but also to improve the environment health through the implementation of a solid waste management at health facilities level, introducing the necessary knowledge, materials and infrastructures for it. At community level, clean-up campaigns will be organized and supported through the provision of materials encouraging communities to actively participate to maintain a healthy environment and identify safe locations for waste management.

General Purpose of the Position

  • Full managerial and technical responsibility of the project implementation, including procurement, selection of staff, monitoring and financial supervision of expenditures against target activities.
  • S/he will support training and will supervise all the activities in the field locations.
  • S/he is responsible of regular donor reporting and attends technical coordination meetings, the incumbent work under overall supervision of the Head of Mission and coordinate with the Health and Nut expert, who will ensure mentoring and monitoring for the project implementation.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • The PM manages, coordinates and supervises the project staff for the implementation of activities and services, ensuring timely and quality implementation and monitoring in compliance with relevant Standard Operating Procedures, International Principles and Guidelines as well as INTERSOS Fundamental Charter and Code of Ethics.

Project Management:

  • Planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the project, ensuring timely and quality delivery of services as per approved project’s proposal
  • Ensure, in line with INTERSOS internal rules and regulations, donor regulations and international humanitarian standard (such as SPHERE) the management of the project
  • Conduct regular field visits to assess program quality and progress toward objectives, facilitate collective problem solving with staff and other stakeholders to address challenges
  • Monitoring financial supervision of expenditures an appropriate budget management
  • Coordinating with the Finance and Logistic department to procure material necessary for the implementation of the activities in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply at the intervention sites
  • Liaising with sector appropriate local government and authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at field site level, in coordination with the HoM
  • Plan and distribute tasks and workload among the teams, guiding their understanding of the issues linked to the Project and the Mission through regular working meetings and feedback, in order to ensure an efficient deployment of the resources and the achievement of the expected goals
  • Inform the field team on the instructions given by the Capital promoting fluent, smooth written and oral communication and information flow and ensuring confidentiality and full compliance with security rules and medical ethics
  • Supervise the project material resources put at INTERSOS ’s disposition in order to ensure a correct use and its longevity
  • Supervise all orders (medical and logistical) and the Project’s purchases as well as the financial indicators, with the support of the capital referents, in order ensure efficiency, adequate supply at the intervention sites and early detect deviations and its causes.
  • Ensure appropriate budget management
  • Monitor the risks and threats around the project(s), documenting the situation and analyzing the consequences of political decisions or negotiations in course
  • Proactively participate in relevant technical coordination meetings and working groups.

Staff Supervision:

  • Provide technical supervision and guidance to medical team, both for the Mobile Team and the staff in the static facilities
  • Be responsible of the proper application of HR policies and associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, potential, detection, staff’s development and internal communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required for the activities he/she is accountable for
  • Identify training needs, provide individual follow up and coaching, carry out end of mission evaluation of the team members and lead internal communication initiatives in order to facilitate people’s integration and professional development and to maximize their capabilities and commitment to project’s goals.

Reporting:

  • Developing regular reports, including donor reporting and the Project Appraisal Tool, ensuring accurate data collection and timely submission
  • Ensuring accurate data collection and reporting are submitted in a timely manner for all activities within the project
  • Elaborate the Project’s institutional memory, keeping written records (and file them) on its development.

Education

  • University degree or equivalent level in Economics, Public Health disciplines, Social Sciences or similar. Desirable degree/Master in Project Management.

Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years of significant international experience in similar positions or in humanitarian sector
  • Extensive working experiences in Project Management
  • Sound knowledge of PCM
  • Solid knowledge of financial monitoring and reporting tools

Professional Requirements:

  • Proficient knowledge of sectoral international guidelines and standards
  • Experience in working with IDPs or refugees

Languages:

  • Proficiency in English (conversation, reading and writing) required.

Personal Requirements:

  • Sound personal organizational skills, including time management, ability to meet deadlines, multi-tasking, prioritization of tasks, and working under pressure
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international multiethnic and multicultural environment
  • Proven management and leadership skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time and to work under pressure
  • Flexibility to respond to changing nature of humanitarian context and operational difficulties in the field
  • Willingness to accept basic living standard and frequent field missions
  • Ability to establish collaborative relationships with staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.




How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Protection Coordinator

Ref Code: SR-49-532
Location: Maiduguri, Borno State, with regular visits to Field Offices/locations and regular presence in the field
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: Technical supervision of Protection PM
Dependents: No
Starting date: 25th June, 2018.
Contract duration: 7,5 months (until 31/12/2018)

General context of the project
Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency has crippled northeastern Nigeria. Borno State continues to be most affected, with over 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 22 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, but have also revealed the extent of the crisis. In newly accessible areas, basic infrastructure has been destroyed, essential services are non-existent, and most local governance systems are not functional.

In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is implementing more than 6 projects addressing critical gaps in health and nutrition, WASH, food security, shelter, Camp Coordination and Camp Management and protection services for a highly vulnerable population in the newly accessible host communities in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Ngala (Ngala-Gambaru), Bama (Banki, Bama) and Dikwa (Dikwa) Kukawa, Borno State, Nigeria.

In line with its 2018 Country Strategy, INTERSOS intend to strength its capacities and response on the ground in protection sector (protection monitoring, CP and GBV), as a sector by itself and as protection mainstreaming within the whole INTERSOS Nigeria program.

General purpose of the position

  • The general purpose of the position is to ensure the proper and effective implementation of all protection-related activities and services of INTERSOS Programme in Nigeria, providing technical inputs, guidance and support, and operational monitoring and evaluation.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • The Protection Coordinator is in charge of developing the protection programme in country, guiding and supporting all protection-related activities and services of INTERSOS Programme in Nigeria, ensuring timely and quality implementation and monitoring in compliance with relevant Standard Operating Procedures, International Principles and Guidelines, International Standards, Good Practices in Protection Responses, INTERSOS Fundamental Charter and Code of Ethics.
  • Moreover, the Protection Coordinator is in charge of assisting the Head of Mission Nigeria and the Regional Direction for Western and Central Africa in the development, implementation and evaluation of the protection strategy and programme at country level.

Main Responsibilities

  • Planning, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the protection programme in Nigeria – including but not limited to protection monitoring at community and household level; assistance to most vulnerable persons, child protection prevention and response, GBV prevention and response and psychosocial support – ensuring timely and quality delivery of the targets set as per approved projects’ proposals.
  • Building the capacity of specialized and non-specialized staffs, as well as community volunteers and local counterparts, providing ad hoc training sessions and continuous on-the-job coaching.
  • Maintaining relations pertaining to the protection programme with donors, partners, key stakeholders, and other relevant actors at country level.
  • Assisting the development, implementation and evaluation of the protection strategy and programme at country level, providing technical inputs, and suggestions for improvements and recommendations for future actions.

More specifically
Programme development:

  • Continuously assess the protection needs and gaps of target populations in current and prospective areas of operations, periodically update the protection situation analysis and inform the programme accordingly.
  • Continuously assess the protection response capacity of potential partners.
  • Support the development, implementation and evaluation of the protection strategy and programme at country level, providing technical inputs, suggestions for improvements and recommendations for future actions.
  • Support the design, promotion and elaboration of new interventions at country and regional level, ensuring protection mainstreaming.
  • Stimulate and maintain active exchange of protection information within the region on useful news, publications, tools, best practices and lessons learned.
  • Promote harmonization of protection approaches, methodologies and tools within the country, and create opportunities for experience sharing and learning among the team.
  • In cooperation with the accountability unit, follow up on the implementation of the Child Protection (CP) and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policies.

Programme activities planning, monitoring and evaluation:

  • Support the Project Managers in preparing, managing and regularly updating the protection projects’ activities work plan, ensuring timely and quality implementation in compliance with the defined projects’ strategy, as well as INTERSOS and donors’ guidelines.
  • Guide detailed vulnerability assessments of target populations in projects’ areas to define the exact locations of intervention and the beneficiaries.
  • Provide inputs, guidance and support to ensure the quality implementation of the protection projects’ activities from the technical point of view.
  • Maintain all case management relevant forms (vulnerability assessment form, case plan form, referral form, follow-up form, etc.) updated and ensure they are properly used.
  • Advise on management of complex cases.
  • Contribute to developing, rolling out and revising internal Protection Toolkits and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure that required data protection and sharing protocols are respected.
  • Promote age, gender and diversity sensitive approaches into the projects’ activities, as well as social cohesion initiatives.
  • In cooperation with the Programme/Project Managers, elaborate and set up specific mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the protection projects’ activities, as well as to collect feedback and complaints from beneficiaries and target populations at large.
  • Undertake field visits to the projects’ locations as needed to continuously monitor the progress and the quality implementation of the protection projects’ activities.
  • In cooperation with the protection team, conduct case audits to evaluate the quality of the service provision.
  • Continuously assess, analyze and evaluate the impact of the protection projects’ activities to inform and adjust the programme accordingly.
  • Report in a timely manner any eventual challenges or delays faced, loss or damage occurred, fraud or misuse detected.
  • Work closely with the colleagues to ensure the integration of the protection programme with other sectors of intervention.

Programme staffs, volunteers and local counterparts capacity building:

  • In cooperation with the management and human resources staffs, carry out the identification and selection of the protection staff, as required.
  • Contribute to supervising and evaluating the performance of the protection staffs.
  • Continuously assess the training needs of the protection staffs, design the capacity building programme and develop the related material for enhanced protection response capacity and service provision according to international best practices, standards and principles.
  • Ensure that all relevant non-specialized staffs, as well as community volunteers and local counterparts, are trained on humanitarian principles and code of ethics; basic principles of general protection, child protection, gender-based violence and psychosocial support; data protection and sharing protocols; safe referral; and risk mitigation.

Programme Reporting:

  • Support the Project Managers in elaborating and monthly updating the internal monitoring and evaluation tool, the Project Appraisal Tool (PAT), with specific reference to the protection activities.
  • Contribute to preparing the projects’ narrative reports with specific reference to the protection activities, as well as other ad hoc analysis reports and material, according to INTERSOS and donors’ requirements.
  • Ensure that all data related to the protection activities are disaggregated by sex and age, in order to develop profiles on the different needs and realities of women, girls, boys and men, for reporting and analysis purposes.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with relevant donor officers, partners, key stakeholders and other humanitarian actors.
  • Participate in meetings with relevant donor officers and facilitate field visits by donor missions, as required.
  • Proactively participate in the Protection Cluster/Working Group and Sub-clusters/Sub-Working Groups, including related strategic Coordination groups and thematic task forces, at country level.

Required Profile and Experience
Education:

  • Minimum: BA in relevant field (Social Science, Psychology, Social Work, human rights, international humanitarian law or other fields related to social development and humanitarian work)
  • Master degree (MA or LLM) in Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or related subjects (desirable).

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant working experience in protection-related sectors, preferably within an INGO
  • 3 years experience in case of Higher education degree (Masters/LLM).

Professional Requirements:

  • Strong theoretical, technical and practical background in protection
  • Proven training skills and capacities in developing trainings’ curricula
  • Strong skills in networking with partners and donor liaison
  • Able to gather and critically analyze data, gaps and trends related to Protection issues
  • Knowledge of the Nigeria humanitarian context and of the Lake Chad Basin crisis is an asset
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage efficiently multiple priorities, deadlines and tasks
  • Solid time-management skills, resourcefulness and attention to details.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Personal Requirements:

  • Excellent team-working and team-building skills, as well as ability to work under high pressure and with flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work and integrate in a multicultural team
  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature
  • Confidently able to deal with authorities and donors
  • Pro-active approach to work
  • Able to work independently as well as being a strong team player
  • Flexibility, capacity of managing stress, good diplomatic skills
  • Available to share accommodation facilities when required.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline:20th June, 2018.

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