Nigeria – Shelter coordinator - Abuja/Maiduguri
Desired start date: 1/04/2017
Duration of the mission: 2 months
SI is recruiting for its Nigeria mission. A food crisis and challenging security lead to an expanding mission, with special HR benefits…
About the mission:
SI has been operating in Borno State since July 2016, and is strongly focusing on the massive life-saving needs of the conflict-affected populations, through a 3-legged strategy:
- Multisectorial early recovery interventions in secured areas, implemented at neighborhood level in order to take into consideration the environmental context, risk factors, availability of resources and resilience capacities at a community level. This holistic approach entails a vulnerability-tailored assistance combined with a capacity building component.
o Acting on water to fight against malnutrition. SI with its partner, a medical NGO, is doing its best to reduce malnutrition rates, especially of under-5-year children, alongside host communities and displaced people. To do so, SI equips nutrition and healthcare centers with water treatment and sanitation systems. In parallel, in host communities in both cities and in the camp in which 40,000 displaced people are living, within the walls of an old school in the city of Monguno, our teams are renovating water points, building toilets and working on water treatment solutions.
o Reducing food insecurity. In Maiduguri and especially Muna Garaje, SI is implementing cash distribution programmes with vouchers (particularly for families with acute-malnourished children) to permit food access to the most vulnerable populations. SI aims to reduce significant food insecurity in the area. The other important line is that our team is acting on the stabilisation and safeguarding of livelihoods, to empower populations and decrease their dependence on food assistance, and furthermore, to reduce food insecurity.
An emergency multisectoral assessment capacity in remote areas: RRM-inspired, and taking into consideration Borno State-related security and access situation, this axis would allow the provision of concrete, response-sizing oriented data to the humanitarian community, in strong coordination with mapping and coordination actors (OCHA, IOM database, Intersos interactive mapping database).
Rapid response mechanism in IDPs camp-like settings outside Maiduguri: subsequently to the assessment axis, SI is aiming at covering the basic needs of displaced and non-displaced populations pockets in Borno most affected LGAs, in completion of ICRC’s current one-shot coverage.
Organization of the mission
The Nigeria mission is currently stabilizing its opening process. Due to projects’ expansion, a substantial increase in base staffing is ongoing in February and March 2017.
Coordination is expected to spend a considerable amount of time in Maiduguri, in direct support of field based operations.
Therefore, the mission has a coordination team based between Abuja and Maiduguri, which includes a Head of Mission, an Administrative coordinator, a Logistics Coordinator and a Deputy Country Director supervising a Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator, a Wash Coordinator, a Shelter Coordinator, a Reporting Officer.
Operations are to be based in Maiduguri, Monguno and other relevant areas such as Dikwa and N’gala.
In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, Project Manager(s), a Base Logistician and an Administrator.
The Monguno sub-base is composed of an Administrative and Logistics Manager supported by a Log/Admin assistant recruited as national staff and an activity manager.
The Dikwa sub base will open in March 2017 and will have the same set up.
About the job
The Shelter coordinator, as a technical advisor to the mission, contributes to the development of Solidarités International shelter strategy by supporting identification of uncovered needs, proposing a sector-based strategy and overseeing the quality of the Shelter programs implemented by the mission.
He/she specifically guarantees the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness of the Shelter related activities and general SI objectives to the needs of the local populations.
He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of Shelter programs implemented in Lebanon.
He/She ensures SI representation to the technical and sectorial working groups and reporting on SI interventions.
He/She contributes to the process of institutional knowledge building and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of Shelter.
He/She builds up the technical skills of the program team in the field of Shelter.
Education: University Degree in architecture, urbanism or humanitarian affairs. Strong experience may substitute for formal education.
- 4 years of documented experience in shelter programming
- Experience in protection programming is an advantage
- Knowledge of shelter programs in crisis context
- Work experience in semi-urban and urban context
- Knowledge of Nigeria context
- Previous experience with SI and in remote context is an asset
Technical skills and knowledge:
- Problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to assess challenges and recommend solutions
- Strong management and training/capacity-building skills
- Computer literacy with very good command of MS Office Suite
Soft skills and spirit:
- Excellent diplomacy skills
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to delegate
- Flexible (will have to take on responsibilities that might not be directly on his/her JD)
- Adaptability to changing work environment and possible volatile security situation
- Stress management skills: ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, with peaks of heavy workloads;
- Fluent English: speaking, reading and writing skills
- Hausa is an asset
- Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos
- Unstable security conditions in Maiduguri, ability to adapt and work under pressure
A salaried post:
according to experience from 2500 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem.
as a special benefit for the Nigeria mission from the 1st of January until the 30th of June 2017, each expatriate will receive 500 euros on his monthly gross salary.
accompanied with 600 usd monthly per diem.
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.
During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: two weeks at three months with a 500 euro allowance and two weeks at six months with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités.
After 6 weeks one the field, expatriate will be encouraged to take 1 week in Abuja (3 days off and 2 days in office) For further information about SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/*
Contact: Mallory GUILLOT, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension
- Organization: Solidarités International
- Location: Abuja
- Grade: Mid level
- Protection Officer (Refugee)
- Closing Date: 2017-03-15