Secours Islamique France (SIF) Jobs in Nigeria, October 2016

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization that intents to help, to bring relief and to protect the lives of those threatened by natural disasters, armed conflicts or by economic collapse. SIF provides its help in respect of the cultural diversity, without any distinction of origin, religion or gender.

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is recruiting to fill the job positions in Nigeria below:

Job Title: Logistician M/F
Location:
Maiduguri
Starting Date: ASAP
Mission Context

  • North-East Nigeria is currently affected by one of the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis. Confronted to Boko Haram’s violence, over 15 000 000 people are affected by the crisis including 7 000 000 in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, over 2 000 000 IDPs and 4,5 million food insecure people.
  • Following an exploratory mission conducted in September/October 2016, SIF is opening a mission in Nigeria in order to cover the FoodSec, WaSh & Protection needs of the most affected people in and around Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

Mission/ Role

  • Responsible for facilitating the implementation of all logistical and security aspects.

Main Activities
Logistics Management:

  • Ensure the respect of SIF and donor’s Logistics guidelines & procedures on SIF mission in the region
  • Ensure the respect of SIF security guidelines on SIF missions in close link with the Head of Mission
  • Coordinate the logistics activities all over the missions by being in support and in close collaboration with the project staff and the support staff.
  • Supervise and provide a logistical support to the different SIF bases and project

Procurement Management:

  • Make sure SIF (and donors’, if required) procurement procedures are implemented and respected.
  • Identify and plan the mission’s purchases beforehand (by project) in collaboration with all relevant staff (PM, HOM, HQ Emergency Desk Log…).
  • Monitor local supply sources and chains and optimize supply to the field locations.
  • Ensure the quality of the supply chain process.

Stocks Management:

  • Ensure proper warehousing, stock management, and control systems, including documentation and reporting.
  • Plan and manage the stock supplies according to local constraints.
  • Ensure the security and the follow up of the equipment used on the SIF mission (identification, inventory, affectation).
  • Ensure the security and the follow up of the communication and IT equipment (and supplies) on the SIF mission (identification, inventory, affectation).
  • Ensure proper fixed asset management and regular checks on inventory lists.

Vehicle Management and Maintenance:

  • Make sure SIF (and donors’, if required) vehicle management procedures are implemented and respected.
  • Supervise the general follow-up of the SIF mission vehicles (consumption checks, movement planning, etc.).
  • Define the more relevant means of transport for goods delivery and process the administrative formalities related to (by road, by plane, by boat, etc.).

Security Management:

  • Ensure the implementation and the respect of the security processes, guidelines & tools defined on the mission (in collaboration, and under the responsibility of the head of mission), and the correct use and knowledge of all relevant security tools, procedures & processes by all the members of the mission in close links with the Head of Mission.
  • Ensure existence of individual up-to-date safety and security plans for each location and for the overall presence of SIF in the country with HQ (Emergency Desk).
  • Monitor and evaluate safety and security situation and ensure adjustment of plans if and whenever necessary.

Representation:

  • In charge of negotiation and relationship with local and administrative authorities in his fields of responsibilities.
  • Act as the direct interlocutor of SIF towards providers and companies, for all issues related to logistics and security, in coordination with the Head of Mission.
  • Participate to logistics and security coordination and information meetings (NGO coordination, etc.).

Resources and Financial Management:

  • Outline the resource requirements for the support of programs and ensure that systems are in place for the effective management of resources in relation to finance, transport, supplies and capital assets, including maintenance of assets register and vehicle logbooks.
  • Ensure anti-virus software is installed on all PCs and updated (at least monthly) and that all finance and programs data is systematically backed up (at least weekly).

Profile

  • Substantial experience in logistics & security coordination, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory.
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management.
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving in difficult and isolated locations
  • Outgoing personality with solid interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills, with the ability to build good relations, both internally and externally.
  • Excellent planning, co-ordination and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (and desirably French).

Job Title: Field Coordinator M/F
Location:
Maiduguri
Starting Date: ASAP
Mission context

  • North-East Nigeria is currently affected by one of the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis. Confronted to Boko Haram’s violence, over 15 000 000 people are affected by the crisis including 7 000 000 in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, over 2 000 000 IDPs and 4,5 million food insecure people.
  • Following an exploratory mission conducted in September/October 2016, SIF is opening a mission in Nigeria in order to cover the FoodSec, WaSh & Protection needs of the most affected people in and around Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

Mission/ Role
The Field coordinator supervises and implements all the project’s activities in field zone: management of the team, planning and management, negotiation, representation to various partners and donors, contextual analysis and security of assets and people.

Main Activities

Leadership of the Field office:

  • Provide regular threat risks assessment and update security plan/rules accordingly.
  • Development and maintain key informants network and analyze/relay information adequately. Ensure active acceptance strategy towards stakeholders and population.
  • Develop a security guideline and ensure all SIF staffs are aware and respect the SIF security guideline.
  • Provide with incident report when incident occurred.

Program Development:

  • The program is implemented as per the strategy and project documents
  • Initiate the development of field office strategy in line with the overall country Mission strategy and in collaboration with the Head of mission and technical Program managers.
  • Support, guide and ensure program planning, implementation, proposal-grant writing, and donor reporting.
  • Oversee the implementation of the field program in liaison with the HOM and technical Program managers.
  • Ensure dialogue and communication with stakeholders and communities;
  • Ensure SIF accountability and complain mechanism awareness.

Representation:

  • The SIF is represented adequately at field level and good reputation is developed.
  • Ensure good relationships with stakeholders (Gov, Ngo’s, UN, civil society) and communities and represent SIF accordingly.
  • To participate in external communication activities; provide guidance to SIF staff and consultant on visibility and communication.

Staff Management / Human Resources:

  • The SIF office is managed efficiently and program/support services well coordinated.
  • Oversee the coordination between program department and support services (log/fin/HR).
  • Ensure smooth running of office management and good team spirit.

Logistics:

  • Ensure that appropriate logistic structures and procedures are established and / or are maintained in accordance with the SIF guidelines
  • Oversee the timely and efficient planning and implementation of procurement and supply of items in line with project needs.
  • Ensure adequate management of warehousing, compounds, transportation, goods in kind, and assets according to SIF procedures.

Administration and Finance:

  • Ensure that appropriate administrative and financial guidelines and procedures are established, maintained / updated regularly and adhered to by the team as well as any basic systems required in country
  • Ensure that reports are produced for both internal and external distribution as requested by HQ and as stated in the operational contracts signed with donors, including monthly and quarterly reports
  • Oversee budget preparation, and analysis of actual expenditures vs. budget.
  • Establish and / or maintain SIF field accounting systems

Profile

  • Generalist educational background
  • Master degree in humanitarian field, project management, politics
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the management of emergency and post-emergency programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools (Logical Framework analysis, project cycle management, objectives and indicators etc.)
  • An understanding of and commitment to SIF’s mission and values
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills, flexible and calm under pressure
  • Pro active and able to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Proficient in Microsoft pack office.

Job Title: Project Manager, Gender Based Violence Nigeria (M/F)
Location:
Maiduguri
Starting date: ASAP
Mission Context

  • North-East Nigeria is currently affected by one of the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis. Confronted to Boko Haram’s violence, over 15 000 000 people are affected by the crisis including 7 000 000 in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, over 2 000 000 IDPs and 4,5 million food insecure people.
  • Following an exploratory mission conducted in September/October 2016, SIF is opening a mission in Nigeria in order to cover the FoodSec, WaSh & Protection needs of the most affected people in and around Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

Mission/ Role

  • This position will provide leadership and technical expertise on the components of the program concerning gender based violence support services, community engagement, social integration and empowerment, economic recovery, and building capacity to respond to GBV in emergencies.
  • The project manager GBV will be responsible for design and implementation of tools, guidance, and project policy to ensure achievement of technical program results.

Main Activities

  • Provide leadership and direction, define and implement activities to achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible in diverse technical areas, including health care provision, psychosocial support, socioeconomic development, and legal counsel for GBV survivors, dedicated programming for adolescent girls, and prevention of violence against women and girls through social norms and behaviour change;
  • Lead strategic work plans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for evaluation;
  • Provide technical oversight of the program by planning, monitoring and evaluating project activities; identifying technical assistance needs and engaging Technical Advisors and consultants as appropriate;
  • Manage development of key program materials and curricula as well as technical tools and ensure that staff training needs are met;
  • Manage external relations by representing the project and the organization and ensuring the dissemination of information about project achievements and lessons learned;
  • Forge and maintain solid cooperation with partner organizations and government officials;
  • Conduct frequent field visits to program sites to monitor activities and engage local stakeholders.

Job Requirements
Profile:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, Public Health, International Development or related degree.
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrable experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in a conflict or post-conflict context for GBV response and prevention programming, including psychosocial, socioeconomic, health, and legal interventions.
  • Significant experience in research design for field-based programs, including data analysis of GBV research.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills; and the ability to quickly assess priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Word and Excel;

Job Title: Head of Mission
Location:
Abuja
Starting date: ASAP
Mission Context

  • North-East Nigeria is currently affected by one of the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis. Confronted to Boko Haram’s violence, over 15 000 000 people are affected by the crisis including 7 000 000 in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, over 2 000 000 IDPs and 4,5 million food insecure people.
  • Following an exploratory mission conducted in September/October 2016, SIF is opening a mission in Nigeria in order to cover the FoodSec, WaSh & Protection needs of the most affected people in and around Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

Mission/ Role

  • The Head of mission provides the overall leadership and strategic direction of SIF’s operations in Nigeria, and is responsible of the overall program development and program implementation.
  • The Head of mission is responsible for the staff management, the respect of SIF procedures, policies and best practices.
  • This position includes the identification and securing donor funding as well as representation of SIF toward local authorities, and the different stakeholders (Donors, local NGO).

Activities
Leadership of the Country Program:

  • To maintain and develop SIF’s presence in Nigeria
  • To coordinate and manage the overall planning and direction of SIF’s operations
  • To develop and maintain a coherent strategy that contributes to SIF’s global objectives

Program Development:

  • To regularly analyze the context, risks, operational access issues and availability of resources, in relation to the program objectives
  • To oversee the field assessments and develop the country strategy for Nigeria
  • To assess the donor environment and opportunities for funding, and ensure concept notes and proposals are submitted in coordination with HQ’s strategy

Representation:

  • Develop funding strategies and donor mapping analyses.
  • Manage external communications in collaboration with the communications department in Paris. Act as the contact person with press and media.

Staff Management / Human Resources:

  • Provide leadership and management to the team.
  • Participate / oversee the recruitment process of national staff

Logistics:

  • Ensure that appropriate logistic structures and procedures are established and / or are maintained in accordance with the SIF guidelines
  • Oversee the timely and efficient planning and implementation of procurement and supply of items in line with project needs.
  • Ensure adequate management of warehousing, compounds, transportation, goods in kind, and assets according to SIF procedures.

Safety and Security Management:

  • Monitor the security context (including participating in local/national INGO/UN security meetings) and act on any deterioration in this that could affect operations and provide guidance to teams/sites as required

Administration and Finance:

  • Ensure that appropriate administrative and financial guidelines and procedures are established, maintained / updated regularly and adhered to by the team as well as any basic systems required in country

Profile

  • Minimum 5 years of Previous experience in humanitarian work, including previous experiences as Country Director, or Assistant Country Director, or Chief of Party with INGOs in similar context.
  • Substantial experience of strategic thinking, including identifying, analyzing, problem solving and responding to opportunities and challenges and the ability to translate these into practical plans of action.
  • Extensive experience of securing substantial external funding. Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and contract management and the implications for program management.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of project planning and budget holding; proposal and report writing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools (Logical Framework analysis, project cycle management, objectives and indicators etc.)
  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style (experience managing national and expatriate staff)
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English (and desirably French and/or Arabic)
  • Ability to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with partners including local authorities.
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • An understanding of and commitment to SIF’s mission and values

Working conditions:

  • French fixed term contract
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Remuneration according to profile
  • Monthly per diem
  • Social and medical cover


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application letters and CV’s to: [email protected]

Note

  • Diversity is a wealth at Secours Islamique France;
  • We will study every application with required skills for the position.

Application Deadline 15th November, 2016

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