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Recent Job Openings at INTERSOS Nigeria, 8th July 2019

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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 positions below:

Job Title: Country Finance Coordinator
Code: SR-49-1056
Locations: 50% Maiduguri and 50% Abuja
Starting Date: 22/07/2019
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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: PSS/GBV Specialist
Code: SR-49-985
Location: Maiduguri (with sporadic field missions to other bases, such as Monguno, Ngala, Banki and Damasak)
Starting Date: 22/07/2019
Contract Duration: 12 Months
Reporting to: Head of Base
Supervision of: About 10 local staff
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 1.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 25 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 an integrated project to 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. A GBV-protection component has been recently added to the project, in order to responds to the identified GBV-protection gaps

The protection component of the project will target:

  • comprehensive services provision for GBV survivors including specialized case management, individual psychosocial counselling for survivors and individuals showing high levels of distress, group psychosocial support for women and girls, targeted material assistance;
  • Capacity building of specific protection staff responsible for different technical elements of GBV prevention and response, including individual case management of GBV cases, MHPSS, PFA and safe and confidential referral to specialized services
  • Mobile case management and PSS;
  • Security audits, FDGs and regular in depth sector assessments;
  • Including men and boys in promoting protection and GBV prevention.

General Purpose of the Position

  • The PSS/GBV Specialist oversees the technical side of protection activities, carries out the project’s framework, ensuring compliance and operational quality.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
Project Management:

  • Develop, and supervise protection activities implementation in a timely manner
  • Ensure adherence to work plans and M&E plans
  • Contribute to timely submission of relevant reports to the leading agency as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Ensure data is collected regularly to respond to agreed indicators
  • Contribute to project proposals development for the GBV sector in Borno State, in close coordination with the technical team, protection focal points, under the supervision of the Coordination of INTERSOS Nigeria;
  • Carry out rapid assessments to investigate programming opportunities inside Borno State;

Programme Quality:

  • In close collaboration and under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator (PC), capacity building of INTERSOS in PSS and GBV sector to meet GBV and PSS minimum standards in emergency programs. This includes training and mentoring of INTERSOS staff.
  • Provide technical support, insights for PSS and GBV activities and standards including via tools and methodologies to national and international staff.
  • Guides the implementation of PSS programming with a focus on technical aspects and quality assurance through close monitoring, supervision, and training for national staff.
  • Provide technical support to GBV cases documentation through GBVIMS forms/system.
  • Contribute, under PC guidance, to strengthening INTERSOS Nigeria in the protection sector

Coordination:

  • In close collaboration and under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator; Ensure 5W matrices are submitted to the State Clusters per the agreed reporting schedule
  • In close collaboration and under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator; Represent the program with national authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, donors in Borno State and in Abuja;

Management:

  • Execute managerial duties for national staff direct reports related to their employment life cycle (i.e hiring, training, performance management, coaching, ..)

Education

  • Relevant Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender and/or Women’s Studies or other related field and/or or equivalent MHPSS/GBV working experience.

Professional Experience:

  • Relevant working experience of at least 3 years and previous Humanitarian experience. Previous experience in Nigeria and/or Western and Central Africa is an asset.
  • Professional Requirements
  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical GBV case management and gender analysis. (including MHPSS PFA, GBVIMS)
  • Good knowledge of the international standard on GBV and Protection
  • Strong Leadership and interpersonal 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.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Languages:

  • Fully proficient in written and spoken English

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 18th July, 2019.

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