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 – FSL Program Manager (H/F)
Duration of the mission: Until end of December 2020, high possibility of extension
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria, with regular visits on the field
ABOUT THE MISSION
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
Food vouchers, agro-assistance and income generating activities (IGA) are the 3 major emergency FSL expertise needed for this job. 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
You are in charge of:
- Implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals.
- Supervising the operational teams allocated to the program.
- Guarantying the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program
- If applicable, suggesting adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance.
In addition, the FSL-PM is in charge of assisting the DCD-Programs in developing new programs in FSL sector in Nigeria.
THE MAIN CHALLENGES OF THIS POSITION
- There have been major HR gaps in the FSL department and it has lacked technical support for the past few months
- Implementation of FSL activities and IGA in semi-urban environment
- Implementation of IGA with important monitoring and coaching component
- Catching-up of implementation delays (IGA)
PRIORITIES FOR THE 2/3 FIRST MONTHS
- Supervise the implementation of Food Voucher and Agricultural intrants distribution to IDPs and Host communities (June-September)
- Supervise and monitor IGAs implemented in Monguno and Ngala (May-November)
- Capitalize on intervention methods and techniques and on the experiences acquired by Solidarités International and other participants in the FSL activities.
- Develop SI FSL strategy and program in Borno State.
- You will manage 1 PM-Assistant at Coordination level and 2 Team Leaders at base level with several officers.
- You’ll be part of the program team, which is led by a Deputy Country Director for Programs, and is made of a Cholera task force department, an FSL department, a WASH department, a MEAL department, a Grants management department.
- You’ll also work on a regular basis with the support services team, which includes a finance department, an HR department and a logistics department.
- You’ll be under the direct management of the DCD-P, who has been working with SI for a while now.
You’ll also be in touch regularly with your desk and technical advisors in HQ, whose members are here to provide frameworks, support and advice.