Première Urgence Internationale Area Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

Première Urgence Internationale Area Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

Focus on our activities in NIGERIA

  • Our mission in NIGERIA has been open since 2016. PUI develops its integrated approach with mainly in Health, Nutrition and Protection, Furthermore, PUI works on MHPSS, Food Security (cash transfer) and Early Recovery and Livelihood. Today, the mission is implementing 2 projects.

    What about the Area Coordinator Nigeria?

  • As Area Coordinator, you will be responsible for the oversight of all programs, operations, and safety and security of all staff under your responsibility in a specific area of the country. You will represent PUI to local stakeholders, monitor and analyse the humanitarian context, and assess needs accordingly to the programmatic strategy. You will also be in charge of monitoring and negotiating humanitarian access.

    For this purpose, you will be responsible for:

  • Safety and Security: In collaboration with the Head of Mission, you will be responsible for the safety and security of all PUI staff, assets, and premises under your areas of operation.

  • Humanitarian access: In collaboration with the Head of Mission, you will be responsible for the negotiation of humanitarian access with appropriate stakeholders at regional level.

  • Programs: You will be accountable for an adequate definition and efficient implementation of the projects, which are under the responsibility of the Programmes department and the project managers at the base level.

  • Team management: You will indirectly supervise all the teams under your area of responsibility, composed of national and international staff. You will support the team's recruitments, briefings of new staff and HR, and ensure the needed follow-up.

  • Representation: You will represent PUI locally (if security allows) and promote an optimal operational space for pursuing PUI's strategic priorities in coordination with all relevant entities.

  • Fundraising: You will assist the Head of Mission and Deputy Head of Mission Programmes in donor relations and identifying fundraising opportunities, especially in your area of responsibility.

  • Coordination: You will centralize and disseminate information from/to the area and consolidate the internal and external reporting activities implemented in your field of operations before submitting them to the Head of Mission and Coordination. You will ensure effective communication and dissemination of information between the area under your supervision and Coordination among the field team and bases of operations.

  • Assessment/Strategy: You will proactively monitor the context and humanitarian needs under your areas of responsibility, propose, design, and lead assessments and the development of appropriate interventions. You will participate actively in the mission-wide strategy development.

    The challenges that await you:

  • Remote management of Monguno base (120 staff currently) accessible only by air Volatile and complex security environment Intersectoral approach and interdependence between departments Direct supervision of Maiduguri base support managers + deputy field co for programs.

    What you will need to succeed

  • Training: You hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in social science, politics science, program management, international development or any relevant field.
    Any diploma(s) and/or training(s) that bring added-value for the position will be appreciated.


  • You are strengthened by minimum 3 years of experience in the humanitarian field in multi-sectorial projects development and implementation, and minimum 1 year of experience as Field Coordinator / Head of Base.

  • You have a strong experience in Budget/ Finance Management (cost-efficiency) and in managing logistical processes. You also have experience in working with a variety of donors and in Safety & Security.

  • You have skills and experience in developing national staff capacity. All the better if you have a Program Coordinator experience, and an experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!


  • You have excellent writing skills, you master team and project management but also security management and context follow-up. You have external representation and negotiation skills and a strong interest in humanitarian access negotiation.

  • Knowledge of procedures related to institutional donors (BHA, ECHO, UN agencies…) and about health/Nut Programming, MHPSS and Protection will be appreciated.


  • You are able to work independently, to take initiatives and to take responsibility in a proactive approach. You are self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization, and you have strong commitment in humanitarian principles.

  • You show resilience to stress, diplomacy and open-mindedness, and have good analytical, problem solving and leadership skills. You are organized and able to manage priorities in a varied workload, and able to guarantee effective and timely outputs.

  • You are able to work and manage professionally and maturely, and to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics.

  • Languages: English has no secrets for you! All the better, it is mandatory for this position. If you speak Spanish, Arabic and/or French, it would be a definite asset.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Première Urgence Internationale Area Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

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