Solidarités International Nigeria – Cholera Task Force Lead (H/F) - Maiduguri Jobs

Solidarités International Nigeria – Cholera Task Force Lead (H/F) - Maiduguri Jobs


Abut the Job

  • Historically, SI Nigeria is a key partner in Epidemics Response and as such is Lead of the Cholera / Covid Technical Group that reports directly to the Wash Sector. Over the last few years, SI has been playing a major role in implementing and coordinating Wash response to Epidemics and is a very well recognized Wash partner in the country (part of the Wash Strategic Advisory Group, lead of the Wash sub-sector in Monguno). Currently, SI has flexible capacities to respond to Epidemics under its OFDA, ECHO, CDC and UNICEF projects.

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

    General objectives

  • The Cholera Technical Working Group (TWG) Lead is responsible for supporting sector coordination of WASH actors in North-East Nigeria in collaboration with WASH sector coordinator. He/She provides leadership and facilitate the processes that ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, coherent and effective epidemic response by WASH actors and involve Nigerian authorities in BAY States. Initially specific to Cholera, the TWG has expanded its scope to include Covid-19 outbreak.

  • The Cholera TWG Lead will work closely with the identified government departments officers (Health and WASH) to build their capacity on cholera coordination. He/She is a support to WaSH Sector and BAY States Health representatives in defining and spreading Standards Operating Procedures in epidemic responses, especially cholera.

  • The Cholera TWG Lead reports directly to SI WASH Coordinator. However, the position is accountable to WASH partners in BAY States and the WASH Sector.

    Specific stakes and challenges

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

    Priorities for the 2/3 first months

  • Follow-up and Coordinate on-going Wash response to Covid-19 Epidemics and ensure proper reporting

  • Ensure implementation and proper use by all of the monitoring tools defined in a previous project with the support of TUFT University (for both Cholera and Covid)

  • Ensure preparedness of all to potential next Cholera outbreak

    Your Profile

    Experience:


  • Experience in remote management as well
    as in volatile security context are an asset

  • Minimum 3 years of experience of project implementation in WASH humanitarian response and 1 year of experience in cholera / epidemics response

  • Previous experience in participating in/leading different coordination bodies/mechanisms required and previous experience as Wash Sector co-lead is a plus;

    Personal qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking) and interpersonal skills

  • Strong commitment and motivation;

  • Reliable, honest

  • Very good organizational skills

  • Strong level of autonomy;

  • Stress management even in high insecurity context

  • Good interpersonal skills (communication), team player,

  • People management

  • Capacity to work with diverse stakeholders to develop consensus;

    Technical competences:

  • Public Health or Wash background with a strong focus on epidemics response

  • Ability to develop a cluster strategy and to clarify complex strategies for operational implementation;

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Wash technical activities

  • Languages: Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Knowledge of Project cycle management, planning and strategic vision

  • Excellent knowledge of MS office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

    Education:

  • Academic and practical knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene and epidemiology

  • Degree in project management or social sciences or other related fields, certificate/training in project management are an asset.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Solidarités International Nigeria – Cholera Task Force Lead (H/F) - Maiduguri Jobs


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