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INTERSOS is an independent, no-profit organization which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world’s poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices. The statutory bodies of INTERSOS, are: the Members Assembly, the Council, the Society for Auditing and Certification of Accounts.

Intersos, established in 1992, is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the principal UN agencies; it is privileged to hold an advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Head of Mission 

Code: SR-49-735
Location: Nigeria – Possibility of Family Duty Station in Abuja. Percentage of time to be based in Abuja and Maiduguri to be defined
Starting date: 08/07/2019
Supervision of: About 15 international staff and 50 Local staff
Contract Duration: 12 months
Reporting to: West Africa Regional Director

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 implementing more than 6 projects addressing critical gaps in health and nutrition, WASH, Protection, Food Security, Shelter, Camp Coordination and Camp Management services for a highly vulnerable population in the newly accessible host communities in of Ngala, Bama, Dikwa, Damasak, Kukawa, Magumeri, Jere-MMC Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria.

General purpose of the position

  • The Head of Mission legally and officially represents the Organization in Nigeria– granted with powers conferred by proxy by the Secretary General upon appointment to the post – and acts under the supervision of the Regional Director and in accordance with its specific directions.
  • S/he is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country program on the basis of defined strategies and indications.

Main responsibilities and Tasks
The Head of Mission represents the Organization and is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country program on the basis of defined strategies and indications. The HoM manages and coordinates the operations and human resources in the country and is responsible to:

Communication and representation:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders
  • Follow up, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with the host country formalities
  • Monitor donor’s priorities and intervention strategies in the country as well as to map and approach new donors

Planning and implementation:

  • Define country priorities based on context and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country; design, promote and elaborate new interventions
  • Assess, promote and submit new projects, following the procedures defined and promoting a spirit of participation among beneficiaries at all management stages, ensuring the transparency of the intervention
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the country operations – and all related administrative, financial, human resources, logistics and security aspects – ensuring timely and quality assistance delivery, as well as cost efficiency and accountability, in compliance with INTERSOS and donors guidelines, regulations and procedures

Information and Reporting:

  • Continuously assess, analyse and evaluate the impact of the country operations, also through periodic visits to the areas of intervention

Finance:

  • Define the mission financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank accounts

Human Resources:

  • Coordinate, guide and supervise the mission staff, and evaluate their performance
  • To ensure the respect for the values, Code of Ethics and Organization Management and Control Model of INTERSOS within the mission
  • Ensure personnel compliance with procedures foreseen by INTERSOS’ Organization Management and Control Model
  • Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings

Security:

  • Validation of all the mission security plans (Capital and projects)
  • Interaction on the Country security issues with HQ (Security Referent) and relevant actors
  • Hold final responsibility for any decision concerning security

Education

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Political Silence, International Relations, Humanitarian and International Cooperation or related fields

Professional experience:

  • At least 5 years of professional work experience as head of Mission or other management/coordination positions in humanitarian/development contexts
  • Proven experience in management of UN, USAID and ECHO funds
  • Proven experience in management of large staff teams and good leadership

Professional requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and in writing)

Languages:

  • Proficient knowledge of English is required
  • French/Italian are assets

Personal requirements:

  • Proactive attitude
  • Ability to work in insecure remote contexts and to adapt to basic living conditions in remote/isolated areas.

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

 

Job Title: Project Administrator – OFDA

Code: SR-49-1060
Location: Maiduguri, with frequent missions in the field – Abuja, Ngala, Bama, Dikwa and Magumeri (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria
Starting date: 08/07/2019
Supervision of: 3 National Staff
Contract duration: 6 months (until 31/12/2019)
Reporting to: Country Finance Coordinator
Dependents: No

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 Kukawa 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.

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 by the Supervisor.

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 standards, carfew and sporadic field missions
  • Ability to deal with stress and demanding working environment
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS
  • People-management skills.

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

 

Job Title: Country Finance Coordinator

Code: SR-49-1056
Locations: 50% Maiduguri and 50% Abuja
Starting Date: 08/07/2019
Contract Duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: 1 international staff and 3 national staff
Dependents: No

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, WFP)

Professional Requirements:

  • Good computer skills, especially MS Office / Excel

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required. French is an asset. Knowledge of Italian  is considered an asset.

Personal Requirements:

  • Ability to live in contexts with volatile security.
  • Team Player.

Deadline: 4th July, 2019.

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

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