Type to search

NGO / Non-Profit Associations

Job Vacancies at INTERSOS Nigeria, 17th January 2019

Share

INTERSOS, is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Protection Coordinator
Code: SR-49-532
Location: Maiduguri, Borno, with regular visits to Field Offices/locations and regular presence in the field.
Starting Date: 01/02/2019
Contract Duration: 12 months (with 3-months probation contract)
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: Technical supervision of Protection PM
Dependents: No
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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this position

 


Job Title: 
Country Finance Coordinator
Code: SR-49-796
Location: Nigeria
Starting Date: 01/02/2019
Contract Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Reporting to: Head of Mission and Regional Finance Officer
Main Responsibilities and Tasks

The Country Finance Coordinator is responsible for the proper technical performance of all accounting-financial activities of the mission and its projects. The Country Finance Officer ensures the correct and effective management of financial resources, in accordance with the Organization procedures, and is responsible to:

  • Ensure compliance with INTERSOS and donors’ procedures.
  • Manage country and project accounting and coordinate administrative personnel.
  • Assume responsibility for cash account administration, ensuring conformity to existing procedures; shortages or thefts must be reported, bearing the joint signature of both the Country Finance Officer and the Head of Mission
  • Update the economic and financial status of the mission and related-projects, in terms of expenses, appropriations, available cash and liquidity (Prima Nota)
  • Carry out a monthly update of the Global Management of the mission under the coordination of the Regional Finance Officer
  • Provide support to the Head of Mission in drafting new projects
  • Check Bank accounts of the mission and provide the Regional Finance Officer with monthly Bank Statements and Bank reconciliations
  • Check the interim and final financial reports and submit them to the Project Manager and Head of Mission for approval (with the support of the Regional Finance Officer)
  • Assume responsibility for local personnel register
  • Ensure the proper execution of goods, works and services procurement processes and their conformity to INTERSOS and donors’ procedures
  • Be responsible for mission administrative-accounting documents and all finished project Documentation (with the support and overall responsibility of the Regional Finance Officer)

Education

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

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience at national and international level, working as admin-finance officer also in humanitarian field locations
  • Proven experience with different donor finance compliance and reporting (e.g.: ECHO, OFDA, UNHCR, UNICEF)

Professional Requirements:

  • Good computer skills, especially MS Office /  Excel
  • Competencies in HR Management and team-work

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required. French is an asset. Knowledge of Italian and/or Arabic is desirable.

Personal Requirement:

  • Ability to live in insecure contexts with basic living conditions.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this position

 

 

 

Job Title: Livelihood Project Manager
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Code: SR-49-742
Starting date: 01-02-2019
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

Other:

  • 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

Education

  • Masters 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

Languages:

  • English.

Personal Requirements:

  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate competencies:
  • 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this position

 

Application Deadline  31st January, 2019.

Tags:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to FREE Job Alert

Click verification link sent to your inbox to complete subscription!