Solidarités International Deputy Country Director Jobs in Nigeria

Solidarités International Deputy Country Director Jobs in Nigeria

About the Mission

  • SI is present in North-East Nigeria since 2016 and is currently operating in 4 bases across Borno State (Maiduguri, Monguno, Ngala, Dikwa) with outreach capacities across all BAY States through its emergency component. Current coordination is based in Maiduguri while a representation office is set up in Abuja. In 2020, SI opened a base in Zamfara State to start Emergency Response in North West, where the security and humanitarian situation has been deteriorating in the past few years.

  • Security and humanitarian situations in both North East and North West as well as epidemic outbreaks, continue to affect millions of live in those areas. SI is responding to the humanitarian needs of displaced populations and host communities through Wash, Shelter & NFI, FSL and Emergency activities. Through strategic partnership, SI also promotes integrated approach with health and protection sectors.

  • The mission's annual budget is around 9 million euros in 2021. The mission has potential for development in its current area of intervention as well as in the North-Western part of Nigeria, where limited actors are currently present. The mission is staffed within 18 and 20 international and 220 national personals with a wide range of profiles working on 5 operational bases: Maiduguri, Dikwa, Ngala and Monguno in Borno State, Gusau in Zamfara State.

  • Security context is challenging in both North East (Borno) and North West (Zamfara), Nigeria, justifying specific arrangements. Depending on the evolution of the security situation, access to the deep field varies from limited to none.

    Job description:

  • In close collaboration with the Country Director (CD), the deputy country director ’s prime objectives are to provide leadership and management of the strategic programming, overseeing the strengthening of SI’s program development, quality and accountability.

  • The DCD ensures the internal coherence between program activities and is responsible for ensuring that programs are driven by needs, based on evidence, adaptable to contextual changes and conflict sensitive, monitored closely and resourced appropriately.

  • The DCD is part of SI Senior Management Team and has direct line-management of the Program Coordination team (WaSH Coo, MEAL Coo, Shelter Coo Assistant and FSL Coo Assistant).

    Specific challenges:

  • Complex security and regulatory environment that impacts capacity to deliver goods and services to the deep-field areas as well as
    can limit access of humanitarian staff;

  • Position requires strong coordination capacities as well as leadership in order to coordinate multiple and different actors across different states;

  • Need to keep increasing the quality and development of new approaches in WaSH, which require strong technical capacities;

  • Play a key role in incorporating protection and DRR mainstreaming within Wash activities;

    Priorities for the 3 first months

  • Follow-up and Coordinate on-going WASH response (including Epidemics) in both Northeast and Northwest Nigeria;

  • Support the development of sector-specific strategies, strengthening of RRM department;

  • Ensure project management and technical monitoring tools are developed and in place across all the WASH programs;

  • Actively engage in external coordination with humanitarian partners, and contribute to raising the profile of SI aligned with its three-fold strategy

    Your Profile

    Skills and experience:

  • Master's Degree, ideally in Humanitarian Program Coordination, International Development, International Relations;

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in similar setting and responsibility (conflict / post conflict country);

  • Experience in implementing/supervision emergency and/or early recovery projects;

  • Excellent management skills specially of large scale program (experience in HR, projects and stress management);

  • Fluent English

  • Knowledge of emergency and/or early recovery programming;

  • Technical knowledge of WASH, Shelters, RRM and/or MEAL is an asset;

  • Willingness to work in complex and volatile environments;

  • Ability to work under stress/pressure and meet tight deadlines;

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Solidarités International Deputy Country Director Jobs in Nigeria

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