Solidarites International (SI) is recruiting for contract Emergency Project Manager.
Solidarites International For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization Solidarités International has been 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: drinking water, food and shelter.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Emergency Project Manager
Job number: SRH03334 Location: Maiduguri, Borno Contract Type: Short term contract Duration of the mission: 1 year Desired start date: ASAP
The Emergency program manager is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals.
He/she is in charge of supervising the emergency team, currently composed of 3 people, allocated to his/her program.
He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance.
The main tasks Project relevance, quality and design:
Contribute to establishing needs assessments
Contribute to define Solidarités International’s local strategy and contribute to the annual programming by proposing new activities
Organize and facilitate evaluation missions
Propose a technical approach and a financial, human and logistical scope for the programs to be implemented
Write the technical annexes and chapters (including the logical framework) for the proposals
Implement activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarités International’s technical requirements and the financial donors’ criteria
Evaluate the relevance of the activities carried out, as well as the effectiveness of the interventions and their appropriateness with respect to contextual developments and the populations’ needs
Propose adjustments to the programs, if necessary
Ensure that the programs under his/her supervision achieve the required results
Ensure that program objectives meet sustainability requirements and, if required, compliance with established norms and standards
Participate in building the emergency teams’ abilities with respect to techniques or new methodologies
Implementation and operational monitoring:
Plan activities and emergency cycles in the light of established objectives
Used the project management, monitoring and evaluation tools for emergencies, particularly the planning and monitoring timeline
Propose and implement quality criteria and monitoring indicators for emergency program
Support and advise to the base’s logistical department for the purchase of specific materials for emergency activities
Plan and supervise the emergency program implementation he/she is in charge of, being sure to meet deadlines and adhere to predefined technical specifications
Supervise and provide support for the emergency managers; monitor and evaluate the implemented emergency activities
Anticipate any issues linked to carrying out the emergency activities and help to resolve any problems related to the emergency activities
Suggest any adjustments to be made to the emergency depending on contextual and indicator developments
Working with the administrative department, contribute to developing budgets relative to his/her program and monitor expenses and budget forecasts
Working with given project manager, draw up requirement statuses and cash flow needs.
Use the capitalization tools proposed by Solidarités International
Participate in the centralization and distribution of procedures, guides and tools linked to the emergency activities
Capitalize on intervention methods and techniques and on the experiences acquired by Solidarités and other participants in the emergency activities
Write procurement and handover reports before the end of his/her contract and send it to the appropriate persons on the mission and at headquarters
Participate in validating the hiring of national technical staff for activities
Define the prerequisites for opened emergency positions together with the administrative department; adapt existing job descriptions if required
Greet and brief the expatriates working on the program
Identify and pass on any training needs for emergency teams
Set up technical training depending on emergency operational needs and identified training requirements
Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility
Lead work groups and thematic meetings
Evaluate and assess the performance of colleagues under his/her direct supervision
Ensure adherence to security regulations by personnel under his/her supervision
Reporting / communication / representation:
Pass upward to the relevant persons any information on the security situation or on any event that could impact Solidarités activities and the safety of the teams
Draft emergency reports and any annexes relating to specific activities for the financial donor reports and/or amendments
Ensure that all reports are delivered on time and in the correct format
Maintain a local operational communications network and good relations with local and government authorities, financial donor representatives, UN agencies and other international agencies
In his/her assignment area, represent Solidarités International’s at meetings or forums concerning the emergency activities
Represent the organization when asked and/or delegated to do so
Reply to headquarter information requests regarding specific needs
Min Required Experience:
Master's degree in a field related to emergency
Previous experiences in unsecure and tense environment
Experience in supporting emergency response, preferably in conflict/post-conflict contexts
Experience in managing teams and building staff capacity
Problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to assess challenges and recommend solutions
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Autonomous, organize, ability to prioritize and to work under pressure
Strong computer skills (Pack office, excel)
English: fluent with excellent writing capacities
Si will offer you A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 1980 euros gross per month (1800 base salary + 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. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 750 USD allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs).
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.
The living conditions of the base 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 (curfew & limitation of movement), 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. The problematic aspect is that security procedures are quite restrictive (which is normal given the context) but it means that movement are limited and that knowledge of the city and the culture will be also very limited.
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About Solidarités International (si)
Headquarters:89 rue de Paris 92110 Clichy La Garenne
Solidarités International is a non-profit organization working in areas of conflict and natural disasters. Its main aim is to provide quick and effective support for people in life-threatening ...Know More about Solidarités International (si)
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