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Job Vacancies at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarities International is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 38 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs – water, food and shelter. Currently present in Nigeria since 2016 and is present in North Eastern part of Nigeria. Currently, SI carries out emergency / post – emergency programs in WASH sector in North West region of Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Manager

Location: Gusau – Zamfara
Employment Type: Full-time

Description of the Position

  • The program manager WASH is responsible for implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the operation proposals.
  • (S)he is responsible for overseeing operational teams assigned to the program.
  • (S)he guarantees the good performance and the quality of the program(s) WASH implemented, and, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance.

List of Main Tasks
Diagnosis and project design:

  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of diagnostics
  • Participate in the design and the financial dimension of the human and logistical programs to implement
  • Prepare the appendixes and technical chapters (of logical framework) of operation proposals
  • Implement activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarity International technical requirements, and donor criteria

Implementation and operational monitoring:

  • Plan and oversee the implementation of program WASH that (s)he is responsible for, both on-time and within the set technical specifications
  • Plan the activity or activities WASH with the support Departments (administrative, logistics), according to objectives
  • Propose and develop indicators for monitoring program activities WASH and context
  • Use management, activity, results, and context monitoring tools
  • Respect SI procedures
  • Provide support and advice to the logistics base for the purchase of materials specific to activities WASH
  • Assess the relevance of activities, the effectiveness of interventions, and their appropriateness in light of changing circumstances and the needs of populations
  • Propose adjustments to programs if necessary
  • Ensure the achievement of results of the programs (s)he is responsible for
  • Anticipate the difficulties associated with conducting activities WASH and help solve problems related to programs WASH
  • Propose program changes WASH according to the changing environment and indicators
  • In collaboration with the administrative service, contribute to the development of program budgets, budget follow up and proposal budgets for the program parts
  • Develop the state of needs and the Treasury requests with activity managers
  • Report the state of decentralized inventory to the logistics department (“field” inventory)

Capitalization:

  • Write the capitalization documents in accordance with SI tools
  • Prepare handover reports before the end of his/her employment contract and forward them to concerned parties in the mission and at headquarters
  • Ensure diffusion of SI technical documentation

HRM:

  • Participate in validating recruitment for the national technical staff WASH ,
  • With the administrative department, define the prerequisites for the WASH vacant positions and, if necessary, adapt the referent job profile.
  • Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working under his/her responsibility
  • Implement training related to operational requirements WASH and the identified training needs
  • Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility
  • Conduct workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings
  • Evaluate the performances of his/her team members
  • Identify potential changes in members of his/her team(s) and provide feedback to the Program Manager / HR Desk Referent
  • Make sure his/her team(s) follow the safety rules

Reporting / communications / representation:

  • Share with the appropriate authority any information on the security context and any event which may have consequences on SI activities and team safety
  • Write reports and annexes concerning his/her activity(ies) for donor reports and/or amendment
  • Ensure compliance with reporting deadlines and guidelines
  • Maintain a local operational communication network and positive relations with the local/governmental authorities, donor representatives, UN and other international agencies in cooperation with the Program Manager and Program Coordinator
  • Assure Solidarités International’s representation in the meetings or forums concerning the program in his/her place of employment…activity…
  • Represent SI on request and/or delegation
  • Respond to the requirements of Headquarters concerning specific needs
  • Write the administrative documents to be signed (MOU, handover…) jointly with governmental authorities, communities or partners

Profile

  • Resident of Zamfara State (position not opened to delocalization)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as Program Manager or in a similar role
  • BSc degree in Engineering or similar background
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
  • Familiarity with electronic databases
  • Ability to deliver high quality outputs in a timely manner
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, Hausa and Fulani, ability to read and write
  • A good listener, a good communicator, ability to prioritize and work with little supervision, team player, excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding of north west humanitarian context

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

Job Title: WATSAN Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Description of the Position

  • Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager Assistant and indirectly the Project Team Leader and WASH Program Manager, the WatSan Officer will be in charge of setting up all activities related to improving access to water and sanitation including needs assessments, activities’ implementation and monitoring and project evaluation.
  • More precisely, the WatSan foreman will be responsible for rehabilitation or construction of boreholes or other water points, monitoring of water quality, construction of emergency latrines and bathing areas, including purchase of the appropriate material, supervision of contractors’ teams.
  • He will work in good coordination with the WatSan community mobilizer in order to ensure the quality of the implemented activities and will provide technical support for all WatSan related issues. He/she will ensure that SI’s technical recommendations and procedures are followed

List of Main Tasks
Set-up and operational monitoring:

  • Provide technical input on activity design adapted to the context
  • Under the supervision of the team leader and Program Manager Assistant, take part in logistical and administrative organization and the planning and preparation of job sites
  • Ensure the construction and/or the maintenance of construction work using Solidarités International tools (in particular):
    • Take part in the identification of sites where work is to be carried out
    • Recruit and train the workforce and daily workers
    • Allocate the on-site workforce according to instructions given by the team leader
    • Carry out work according to technical guidelines and estimates
    • Respect deadlines established with his/her team leader or project manager
  • Supervise operational teams, contractors and communities, and ensure the best use of available resources
  • Support the Community Mobilisers in organizing, planning and supervising community participation for WatSan activities
  • Anticipate any problems associated with the management of his/her activity and propose solutions to avoid them
  • Manage the supply of worksite materials by collaborating with the logistics department
  • Report to the project manager and/or team leader on the state of decentralized stock (‘field’ stock) on his/her sites.
  • Take part to the evaluation of the technical competence of contractors
  • Respect Solidarités administrative procedures before, during and after each work project
  • Establish safety and security measures for each activity and ensure that these rules are respected by the workforce under his/ her supervision and by the population

Reporting/ Communication / Representation:

  • Keep his/her monitoring tools and files archived in the Solidarités office, accessible to his/her team leader and/or project manager assistant
  • Take part in the drafting of project progress reports under the supervision of his/her team leader
  • Take part in seminars and workshops related to the carrying-out of activities and to project objectives
  • Report to the team leader regarding the development of activities and specific tasks that he/she has been assigned, any problems encountered and the quality of relations with the beneficiaries
  • Report back all information or problems linked to his/her activity, Solidarités programs or safety issues
  • Listen to the local population and authorities in order to identify any needs, complaints, or major events which could affect the activities of Solidarités
  • Analyse the humanitarian situation by taking into account protection issues/Do No Harm to the population
  • Collaborate with local authorities and administration

Profile

  • Minimum B.Sc. or HND in social sciences
  • 1-2 years’ experience in humanitarian activity with minimum 1 year in an emergency project.
  • He/she is in charge to create awareness of the Solidarités International programs throughout targeted communities.
  • Could be asked to take part in training or distribution activities
  • He/she participates in monitoring the implementing activities and assessing new needs
  • He/she participates in the collection of data, mapping and general information on communities and in the identification of the beneficiaries within the communities
  • Experience to lead various capacity building initiatives with strong facilitation skill
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Must be fluent in one of the local language (Hausa, Kanuri, Shuwa)
  • He/she has Good computer knowledge (MS Word, MS Excel).

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

Deadline: 17th January, 2021.

Note

  • Hard copy applications will also be received in our Solidarites Intenational Gusau Office at Karma Guess – Gusau
  • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
  • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date.

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