Premiere Urgence International Field Coordinator Jobs in Monguno Nigeria
With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the first economy of the continent thanks to oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…).
Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from huge inequalities between rich and poor, and from a high rate of corruption, at every level. Moreover, a great ethnic diversity mixed with a federal mechanism make it a real powder keg. Within this volatile environment, the conflict in the North-East of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and the linked widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis.
The conflict in the North-East
Boko Haram was created in 2001, with activity related to social actions and schooling. Over the years, the group started an armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria. Several members of the group were arrested, sparking deadly clashes with Nigerian security forces.
The group’s founder and then leader Mohammed Yusuf was killed while still in police custody. This was the beginning of the radicalization of the movement and of the conflict still affecting the area in the present days. In 2015, the Nigerian army received the support of an occidental military coalition (US, France, British). The same year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS and ended up divided into two branches: ISWAP (linked to ISIS) and JAS (the historical branch).
This ongoing conflict as well as the absence of basic services have created acute humanitarian and protection needs for those impacted by the crisis, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local communities.
The armed conflict affected more than 14 million people, with 2 million forcibly displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, and new displacement continues. Following the new conflict and military developments, several Local Governmental Areas (LGAs) of Borno State were deemed accessible to humanitarian aid by the Nigerian government.
But outside of the capital cities, in the countryside, the security is not granted to the populations and to the humanitarian workers. Assessments conducted in newly accessible areas in Borno State revealed severe humanitarian and protection conditions.
Still, many people remain inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity, particularly in Nigeria’s Borno State and border areas of Cameroon and Niger.
As of January 2018, close to 1,300,000 refugee returnees have been registered in Nigeria, sometimes under conditions that have not been voluntary, safe and dignified. Many of these return movements have resulted in secondary displacements as many areas of origin remain insecure and inaccessible.
Projection for 2018 forecast new displacement and arrivals from the inaccessible areas (around 200,000). In total, at least 1.32 million of IDPs are located in Borno State. 50% of them are living in host communities. Around 60% of those displaced are children and the number of female and child-headed households is on the rise because male heads of households have either disappeared, been killed or fear to return to join their families.
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is widespread, and many people have suffered the trauma of violent experiences.
The Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2018 estimated some 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria across the three states of the north east (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) with most needs concentrated in Borno State.
In determining the scale of the response for 2018 (more than 1 billion USD consolidated appeal!), humanitarian partners
agreed to focus on states assessed as the most affected by the violent conflict, infrastructure destruction, mass displacement, ongoing insecurity and ensuing factors.
The most critical areas requiring humanitarian assistance are located in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states where millions of people are in need of urgent life-saving assistance.Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, and through delegation of his/her authority, the Field Coordinator has the overall responsibility for the proper implementation and operational direction of PUI’s projects/programs in his/her geographical area of intervention.
The Field Coordinator also monitors the context to ensure programming is relevant and responsive to priority needs. In this capacity, the Field Coordinator is also responsible for representing PUI publicly at the field level, including in coordination fora, with other agencies, and for providing the direct link in communications between the Field Team and the Country team.
Lastly, the Field Coordinator provides security management of his geographical area and ensures all safety and security measures, including contingency plans and standard operating procedures.
The Field Coordinator has responsibility for the overall timely delivery of PUI’s programs portfolio in his/her geographical areas of operations (including the sub-offices).
The Field Coordinator with the support of the operational/technical coordinators concerned has overall responsibility for proper delivery of programs and the smooth running of support services in his/her geographical area of intervention.
He/She also has the delegation of the Head of Mission for the safety and security of good and people under the responsibility of PUI in his/her area of intervention.
The Field Coordinator is at the source of program development and operational positioning in his/her geographical area of intervention, in line with PUI country strategy and in conjunction with programmatic and operational technical coordinators.
The Field Coordinator, as member of the Country Management Team contributes to the fulfillment of the aims and objectives of PUI’s presence in the country through other tasks as required and/or directed by the Head of Mission.
At least one year experience in security.
At least 3 years on a similar position.
Excellent writing skills
Project Management skills
Knowledge of procedures related to institutional donors (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies …)
English is mandatory, French is an asset.
Mobility: Extensive travel may be required
Ability to work in volatile / secluded deep field locations
Ability to manage teams remotely
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th May, 2019
For more information and job application details, see; Premiere Urgence International Field Coordinator Jobs in Monguno Nigeria
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