Field Coordinator Job at Solidarites International

Solidarites International (SI) has not been active in Nigeria in the past and therefore has a limited experience in the country. SI sent a first exploratory team in Nigeria (North-Eastern States) for three weeks in April. A continued presence of senior managers has been maintained since mid-May in Borno state and Abuja. Additionally, SI registration in Nigeria is ongoing with the help of a local lawyer.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Field Coordinator – Maiduguri
Maiduguri, with frequent commuting to Abuja
Starting Date: 1st August, 2016. (subject to funding)
Duration: 7 months
Organization of the Mission

  • The mission has one coordination based in Abuja, composed of one Head of Mission, one administrative coordinator and one program coordinator.
  • The project will be based in Maiduguri and implemented by an expatriate project manager, with a field coordinator, as well as a one month support from a MEAL coordinator.
  • The support team will be composed in Maiduguri of one administrator and one logistic coordinator.

About to Job

  • The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Head of Mission for a region of a country in which Solidarités International intervenes.
  • He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management.
  • He/she coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone.
  • He/she is the Head of Mission’s direct contact and representative.
  • He/she proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated.
  • He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures

Specific Context of the Post

  • SI three folded operational strategy is divided has been thought to adapt to changing context and access. It will balance a direct intervention in accessible areas (Maiduguri city) and remote operations through a network of collaborators in non-covered outer LGAs, with potential ad hoc movements from the expatriates on site, would security conditions allow it.
  • Supervise the overall implementation of SI activities in Borno state : Maiduguri and remote LGAs. At this stage, a direct and day to day facilitation support towards program teams is expected .
  • Develop an extensive access and security apparel allowing a tight management of teams movements and frame of operations.
  • Develop SI visibility and acceptance within served local communities and within coordination platforms.
  • The Field Coordinator will have – in strong cooperation with the Head of Mission – to readjust the operational strategy according to contextual evolutions, and be able to shift the intervention frame quickly.
  • This strategy takes into consideration access constraints, security restrictions, logistics issues and sensitivity of the different stakeholders.
  • In this opening and operationalization phase, the Field coordinator will anchor SI presence in Nigeria along 3 priorities:

Your Profile
Education and experience:

  • Post graduate level in Humanitarian Project Management and/or Political Science
  • Previous experience as Field Coordinator (1 year) a prerequisite
  • Experience in mission opening and emergency context highly desirable

Knowledge and technical skills

  • Expertise on humanitarian access management is a desirable
  • Good knowledge on project management cycle, from the design to the monitoring
  • Good and proven writing and spoke English are required

Transferable skills

  • Transferable skills in program appreciated
  • Good knowledge and experience of the Chad Lake basin area appreciated


  • Multi-project supervision skills
  • Great work capacity and stress management
  • Capacity to work in complex and volatile environments
  • Representation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Anticipation, decision taking and initiative capacities

We Offer
SI will offer you:

  • A salaried post: according to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD.
  • 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application deadline  31st July, 2016. 

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