For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization SOLIDARITÃ‰S 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. After providing emergency aid, our humanitarian teams accompany the most vulnerable families and communities until they recover their livelihoods and self-sufficiency, to enable them to deal with the challenges of an uncertain future with dignity. SOLIDARITÃ‰S INTERNATIONAL is particularly committed to fighting water-related diseases, the primary cause of death in the world today. Drawing on their expertise, our teams develop and carry out aid programs in the fields of water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as in the essential domains of food security and reconstruction. In 2014, SOLIDARITÃ‰S INTERNATIONAL teams, comprising 188 international and 1742 national employees. The association is directed by Jean-Yves Troy. Founded by Alain Boinet and presided by Edouard Lagourgue, SOLIDARITÃ‰S INTERNATIONAL is a non-profit organisation under the French 1901 charities law. An annual general meeting is held each year, and the charity has a Board of Governors and a steering committee.
Job Title: NIGERIA – Food Security Livelihood Coordinator
Desired start date: ASAP**
Duration of the mission: Until end of December 2020, high possibility of extension
**Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria, with regular visits on the field
Nigeria has been going through an acute political and military crisis for years, which has affected millions of lives. Solidarités International (SI) has been answering the needs of displaced populations, as well as host communities in the Borno State for almost 4 years. The targeted areas of intervention are WASH, shelter, logistics, food security and livelihood. 7 programs are currently running:
- Multi-sectorial project over 3 years in Monguno, Ngala, Askira/Uba and Hawul
- Logistic Platform project in Monguno
- Emergency WASH and Shelter response on all 4 Borno bases
- Emergency WASH in Health in Maiduguri and Monguno
- Emergency WASH in Maiduguri, Monguno and Dikwa
- WASH response for vulnerable IDPs and host communities in Dikwa
- Emergency WASH response for new onset manmade disaster in Ngala
To learn more about what we do in Nigeria, please click here.
More than 220 people (approx. 200 Nigerian staff and 20 international staff) are working on the Nigeria mission today. They are operating from 5 different locations:
- Liaison office: Abuja.
- Coordination office: Maiduguri.
- Operational bases: Maiduguri, Monguno, NGala and Dikwa.
The mission has a forecasted budget of more than EUR 11M. Europaid, ECHO, OFDA, CDC and the UN (NHF, WFP) currently fund it. SI is confident in the mission’s potential to grow in the upcoming years.
You’ll join one of the last humanitarian actors still operating in the area – thus remaining faithful to its mission: taking aid further.
ABOUT THE JOB
WHY WE NEED YOU
At SI, a FSL Coordinator is the Head of FSL Department. You will thus:
- Be the lead on the FSL strategy for the mission
- Guarantee the relevancy and the quality of the FSL projects and activities
- Proactively attend meetings with external bodies
- Manage your team: provide supervision, guidance, capacity building.
More specifically, you will be helping over 16 000 beneficiaries by overseeing the following:
- Distribution of food vouchers during lean season
- Income generating activities (kits distribution and training)
- Livestock distribution (sheeps and goats)
- Seeds and tools distribution to restart agricultural activities
You will be based in Maiduguri, and will be directly coordinating activities in two different areas: Monguno and Ngala. As a consequence, the job involves remote management, as well as regular visits to the field bases when relevant and allowed.
The FSL activities fall under a multi-sectorial project funded by EuropeAid. This project is planned over 3 years and has started in January 2018. SI is working in consortium with ALIMA who is lead on the partnership.
Please note that this is an expatriate position.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Ensure that the objectives defined in the proposal are met
- Guarantee the quality of the implemented program and suggests adjustments or developments to insure its relevance if applicable
- Represent SI in the Coordination Mechanism linked to the project, and coordinating with the other partners to ensure the relevancy of the project
- Be in charge of proposal development, reporting and communication
- Be responsible for coordination, assessment and development of FSL strategy
- Be the FSL technical advisor for the mission
THE MAIN CHALLENGES OF THIS POSITION
- There have been major HR gaps in the FSL department
- Participation in the strategic orientation of SI in the country and support the identification of uncovered needs and provision of risk analyses
- Support the harmonization of programmatic tools and guidelines across the teams and the bases
- Ensure strong external coordination with our consortium partner (ALIMA) and with E.U partners
- Facilitate the coordination with the authorities (3R Commissioner and Technical Line ministries)
- Enhance collaboration with MEAL & WASH departments as well as other departments
- Support strategic orientation for a smooth transitioning between emergency and post-crises context
- Support and define the reorientation of the project when necessary using the flexibility clause
PRIORITIES FOR THE 2/3 FIRST MONTHS
- Support the consolidation, definition or redefinition of operational strategy and modality of intervention through the form of comprehensive guideline and/or activity sheets
- Consolidate the approach and strategy for the targeting of new area of implementation and review the appropriateness of beneficiaries’ coverage per area and per activities.
- Follow-up SI coordination with line ministries and facilitate with ALIMA the coordination with the 3R
- Support and follow up the reorientation of some activities/location