January 05, 2019
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Solidarites International (SI) is recruiting for contract Emergency Project Manager.

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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

General Objective

  • 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.

Capitalization:

  • 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

Personnel management:

  • 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

 

    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    1 year(s)

    Min Qualification:

    Masters

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Your profile

    • 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
    • Flexibility
    • 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.

    Vacation:

    • 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.

    Living conditions:

    • 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)

    • Type: Nonprofit
    • 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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