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Recent Job Openings at Solidarites International (SI), 24th Sept., 2019


Solidarites 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: WASH Coordinator

Job number: SRH03516
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Domaine de competence: Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotion
Contract Type: Short term contract
Desired start date: 01/10/2019
Duration of the mission: 1 year

About the mission

The current political and military crisis has affected millions of lives in Nigeria and SI is answering the needs of displaced populations and host communities in Borno State. The targeted areas of intervention are WASH, shelter, logistics, food security and livelihood. Seven programs are currently running:

  • Multi-sectorial project over 3 years in Monguno, Ngala, Askira/Uba and Hawul in consortium with ALIMA and funded by EuropeAid
  • Logistic Platform project funded by WFP in Monguno
  • Emergency WASH and Shelter response funded by OFDA in Maiduguri, Monguno, Dikwa, Ngala
  • Emergency WASH in Health funded by ECHO – in consortium with ALIMA in Maiduguri and Monguno
  • Emergency WASH funded by ECHO in Maiduguri, Monguno and Dikwa
  • WASH response for vulnerable IDPs and host communities in Dikwa funded by CDC
  • Emergency WASH response for new onset manmade disaster in Ngala funded by NHF
  • This mission has potential to continue developing relevant and mandate-based interventions to cover the needs in the area and to ensure humanitarian impact. The teams are well staffed with very diverse profiles.

Here are the key numbers about the mission:

  • 5 bases (Maiduguri, Abuja, Dikwa, Ngala and Monguno) plus Coordination Office in Maiduguri.
  • The number of expatriates is around 20
  • The national staff are approximately 200
  • The total budget of the mission is around 7,5 million euros

About the Job

  • The WASH coordinator contributes to the development of Solidarités International strategy by proposing a sector-based strategy in the field of WASH.
  • He/she specifically guarantees the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness of WASH activities and general SI objectives to the needs of the local populations.
  • He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of WASH programs implemented in the intervention country.
  • He/she contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of WASH.

The Main Responsibilities
Strategic orientation:

  • Propose and develop a sector-based strategy in accordance with SI’s policies and priorities for the intervention country.
  • Support the Deputy Country Director in the monitoring and analysis of the WASH sector and the analysis of donors’ strategies for WASH activities

Relevance and quality of projects:

  • Propose and organize evaluation missions
  • Approve the technical approaches and aspects of projects for WASH activities
  • Ensure that all WASH programs are implemented respecting Solidarités International annual operational strategy, technical requirements, and the criteria stipulated by financial backers.
  • Ensure the relevance and consistency of WASH programs vis-à-vis the needs of the local populations.

Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring:

  • Ensure that the planning and monitoring timetable is consolidated / validated
  • Approve the quality criteria and performance indicators of WASH programs proposed by the program managers.
  • Provide a technical and methodological support to program managers for the planning and implementation of WASH activities
  • Supervise and support the WASH program managers, monitor and evaluate WASH activities implemented
  • Propose the reorientation of WASH activities according to changing context and indicators


  • Ensure that Solidarités International’s capitalization tools are correctly used and disseminated throughout HQ (technical unit and desks)
  • Form a network of WASH experts, develop technical partnerships with others actors in this sector of the intervention zone and regularly keep the technical unit informed of this
  • In coordination with the technical unit, capitalize on the intervention methods and techniques, and on the experiences acquired by Solidarités International and others actors in this activity field

Personnel management:

  • Welcome and brief expatriates working on WASH programs
  • Identify training requirements within the WASH team and the resources available in the work area
  • Implement technical training in line with operational needs identified by training requirements
  • Evaluate and assess the performance of collaborators under his/her direct supervision
  • Actively participate in the organization of regional technical weeks and compiling reports of these work sessions

Reporting / communication / representation:

  • Support the Deputy Country Director with fundraising and the negotiation and examination of project proposals relating to his/her activity
  • Consolidate WASH activity reports and supervise the preparation annexes linked to WASH activities for reports and/or financial donors
  • Ensure that SI is represented at all meetings or forums concerning WASH activities


  • Degree in WASH related sector, Engineering, Environment and/or Geology
  • Strong knowledge of project cycle management, project design and proposal writing
  • Strong technical knowledge on water supply (hydrogeology, boreholes drilling and O&M, wells construction, stream catchment and gravity flow network design and management) and Sanitation.
  • Previous field humanitarian experience as a Wash Coordinator in emergency context
  • Experience in tensed context in terms of security
  • Good and proven writing and spoken English
  • Strong HR management skills with field experience in delivering training and capacity building
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Capacity to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Anticipation and self-organization capacities
  • Great work and stress management capacities
  • Willingness to work in complex and volatile environments.

SI will offer you

  • According to experiences, salary starts from 2400 euros gross per month (+10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 600 USD.
  • SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.


  • During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. SI offers you 7 working days ever three months, with a 850 USD allowance for each break. In addition to these regular breaks, SI adds a day off per worked month. These days off as well as the breaks are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary as they are offered by the organization.

Social and medical cover:

  • Expatriates benefit from an insurance package, which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Living Conditions

  • The living conditions are comfortable (A.C, comfortable beds, TV, tennis table, good cooking etc.) with possibility of finding a wide range of goods for cooking. Despite restriction for security reasons, the level of activities is quite good (Sport: Soccer, volleyball…and interactions with other INGO).
  • The multicultural environment allows for enriching exchanges and extensive discussions, as the atmosphere is very uplifting.
  • Security procedures are quite restrictive (which is normal given the context) but it means that movements are limited and that knowledge of the city and the culture will be also very limited.

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

Job Title: Watsan Team Leader

Location: Maiduguri
Contract duration: 3 months – Probation period: 1 month
Beginning of contract: 1st November, 2019
Delocalization policy: According to SI conditions


  • The Team Leader will coordinate a team of Watsan 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 Project 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 Project Manager
  • Supervise and monitor each stage of activity. Ensure that standards and instructions given by his/her Project Manager, as well as Solidarités procedures, are followed
  • Respect schedules and deadlines agreed upon with his/her Project Manager
  • Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities and suggest operational solutions

Logistics and Administration:

  • When recruiting daily workers, follow procedures and directives outlined by his/her Project 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 project manager
  • Draw up and submit a weekly task report (which should include progress made by the team) to his/her project 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 project manager any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of Solidarités International teams

Personal Abilities
Professional Experience:

  • 2 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector) and 1 year of progressive experience in WASH
  • Minimum of 1year Experience in Team Management
  • Languages: English, Kanuri/Shuwa, Hausa mandatory  (additional languages a plus)
  • Personal qualities:  excellent interpersonal skills (communication), ability to express clearly in group and in front of an assembly,  team player, reliable, honest, very good organization, resistance to stress

Technical Competences:

  • Training: B.Sc /HND in Civil and Water Resources Engineering/Geology or Any Relavant WASH Qualification
  • Project related skills : good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow-up
  • IT skills: Good knowledge of Office software : Excel, Word, Outlook, Data collection and analysis software a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local context and communities preparably working in Maiduguri
  • Reliability, Honest, Accountability, Resistance to Stress, Good interpersonal skills, team player, Prioritisation of task.

Salary and Conditions

  • In accordance with SI’s Terms of Employment; for national staff in Nigeria

Deadline: 29th September, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Only available for people having a Gmail account
  • No generic applications will be accepted
  • NO paper application will be considered
  • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the final date.

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