Secours Islamique Head of mission Nigeria Jobs

Secours Islamique Head of mission Nigeria Jobs

Job Description:

  • Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organisation of international solidarity based in France.

  • Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organisation 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.

  • SIF is a regognized partner of Nigerian Humanitarian Fund and the Early Recovery, Livelihoods and WASH sector (access to water, rehabilitation of health infrastructure, hygiene prevention, boreholes, etc).

    Leadership of the Country Programme

  • Developing a coherent strategy that contributes to SIF's objectives.

  • Monitoring the emergency humanitarian situation in the country and advise HQs on the appropriate course of action.

  • Assessing and responding as necessary to changes in the external environment ensuring these changes are reflected in the country strategy and project plans.

    Programme Development

  • Developing SIF's short and medium term strategy for Nigeria.

  • Analysing the context, risks, operational access issues and availability of resources, in relation to the program objectives.

  • Addressing the feasibility of SIF's current proposals and realign them in light of the field assessment findings.

  • Developing and maintaining SIF's emergency activities and oversee the scale up of the emergency response.


  • Representing SIF, coordinating and advocating on key issues with local and national authorities, UN agencies, donors and INGOs.

  • Managing external communications in collaboration with the HQ's communication department. Act as the contact person with press and media.

  • Maintaining communications with HQs using the established procedures.

    Staff Management/Human Resources

  • Providing leadership and management to the team.

  • Participating/overseeing the recruitment process of national staff.

  • Interpreting, developing and applying SIF's HR policies and terms and conditions, national employment law, consistently and effectively.

  • Regularly making
    performance and management appraisals.


  • Overseeing the timely and efficient planning and implementation of procurement and supply of items in line with project needs.

  • Ensuring adequate management of warehousing, compounds, transportation, goods in kind and assets according to SIF procedures.

    Safety and Security Management

  • Monitoring the security context and act on any deterioration in this that could affect operations.

  • Ensuring the updating of the Security plan and produce a weekly security report.

    Administration and Finance

  • Overseeing budget preparation and analysis of actual expenditures against the budget.

  • Establishing and maintaining SIF field accounting systems.

  • You have worked 5 years in humanitarian work, including previous experiences as Country Director, or Deputy Country Director, or chief of Party with INGOs in similar context.

  • You are very experienced in strategic thinking, including identifying, analyzing, problem solving and responding to opportunities and challenges and the ability to translate these into practical plans of action.

  • You possess strong leadership skills and a supportive management style of all staff.

  • You possess strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.

  • You have experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.

  • An understanding and commitment to SIF’s mission and values are necessary.

  • Familiarity with the Nigerian context and French and/or Arabic speaking would be appreciated.

    Working conditions:

  • Starting date : As soon as possible.

  • French fixed term contract : 12 months.

  • Remuneration according to our salary grid.
    Monthly perdiem.

  • Social and medical cover (SIF contributes to 60% of the insurance).

  • R&R to your homecountry for your 6 months breaks.

  • Leaves every 3 months.

  • Temporary work procedures and a reinforced sanitary protocol are applied at Secours Islamique France within the effective conditions.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Secours Islamique Head of mission Nigeria Jobs

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