Solidarites International – For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter.
Deadline: 30 November, 2017
Desired Start Date: 15/11/2017
Duration of the mission: 12 months
About the Mission
- SI started a program in Borno State (LGA Jere and Monguno) in 2016, and is now a major WaSH actor in the area.
- With 5 projects ongoing, not only in WaSH, but also shelter and logistics, Solidarites International is addressing the immediate needs of populations affected by the current political and military crisis.
- A complete response is provided to displaced and host communities in Maiduguri suburbs, IDP camps and host communities in four LGAs in Borno State.
- The state of Borno gathers alone the largest part of internally displaced persons (1,7 million). About 1,4 million displaced people are in need of aid assistance in Borno. Access is a significant challenge and some programs are monitored remotely. Besides, a high number of aid actors are now operating in the area and coordination is still weak.
IDPs in host communities:
- Situation in host communities is not homogenous and despite the efforts of the humanitarian community, there is no comprehensive assessment that could catch the picture of the situation of the host communities in Borno State. Many areas are not covered by humanitarian assistance and some are still not assessed. In the different LGAs, information on host communities are insufficient and needs are not well enough identified.
Camp like settings:
- Majority of IDPs live in camp-like settings, protected by the army and with restriction of movements, even if some movements outside the settlement are authorized in the majority of the camps to allow IDPs to carry out livelihood activities (firewood collection, labour, etc.).
- Humanitarian situation is critical with basic needs not covered for IDPs. WASH facilities are not sufficient, WFP food funds are reaching their maximum covering 1.3 million persons and health structures are not enough in capacity to cover all the needs.
Organization of the Mission:
- The Nigeria mission is currently stabilizing its opening process. Due to projects’ expansion, a substantial increase in base staffing is ongoing.
- Coordination is expected to spend a considerable amount of time in Maiduguri, in direct support of field based operations.
- Therefore, the mission has a coordination team based between Abuja and Maiduguri, which includes a Head of Mission, an Administrative coordinator, a Logistics Coordinator and a Deputy Country Director supervising a Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator, a Wash Coordinator, a Shelter Coordinator, a Reporting Officer.
- Operations are to be based in Maiduguri, Monguno and other relevant areas such as Dikwa and N’gala.
- In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, Project Manager(s), a Base Logistician and an Administrator.
- The Monguno sub-base is composed of an Administrative and Logistics Manager supported by a Log/Admin assistant recruited as national staff and an activity manager.
About the Job
- The WASH coordinator, as technical advisor of the mission, contributes to the development of Solidarités International strategy by proposing a sector-based strategy in the field of Water supply, Sanitation and HP.
- He/she specifically guarantees the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness of WASH activities and general SI objectives to the needs of the local populations.
- He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of WASH programs implemented in the intervention country.
- He/she contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of WASH.
- Bac + 5 (Master’s Degree) Degree in Water Sanitation and Hygiene related sector, Engineering, Environment and/or Geology, and/or professional technical humanitarian-oriented training (Bioforce WASH)
- Previous experience in coordination position.
- Three years’ experience in relevant Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project management and/or coordination in NGO / humanitarian fields.
- Previous experience in an unstable environment significant previous experiences in emergency contexts and protracted crises (conflict / post conflict country), is an asset.
- Experience in cash-based project is an asset.
- Experience in team management.
- Experience in delivering training and capacity building of staff.
- Significant experience in an English-speaking environment.
Technical Skills and Knowledge:
- Knowledge of project cycle management, project design and proposal writing.
- Technical knowledge on hydrogeology basics, boreholes drilling and O&M, wells construction, stream catchment and gravity flow network design and management.
- Knowledge of community mobilization, water and sanitation social management, hygiene promotion methodologies and public health basics.
- Knowledge in cash based initiatives is an asset.
- Knowledge of SI rules and procedures is an advantage.
- Knowledge of disaster risk reduction approaches would be an advantage.
- Excellent analytical skills.
- Capacity to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
- Good organization skills.
- Good writing/editing skills.
- English mandatory (oral and written), Hausa would be an asset.
Other Desirable Qualities:
- Knowledge of working in an Islamic country.
- Ability to live in security-tensed contexts with restrictive security rules and limited leisure and entertainment possibilities.
- Patience, persistence, pedagogic talent.
- Autonomy, rigor and the ability to adapt are indispensable skills.
- Knowledge of the Afghan context would be highly appreciated.
- Good computer skills (Microsoft office package, Google earth pro, any GIS software like ARCGIS and/or CAD software like AutoCAD)
A salaried post:
- According to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem.
- As a special benefit for the Nigeria mission from the 1st of January until the 30th of June 2017, each expatriate will receive 500 euros on his monthly gross salary.
- Accompanied with 600 usd monthly per diem.
Social and Medical Cover:
- Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
- During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: two weeks at three months with a 500 euro allowance and two weeks at six months with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités.
- After 6 weeks one the field, expatriate will be encouraged to take 1 week in Abuja (3 days off and 2 days in office)
Method of Application
- Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
- The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension.
Interested and qualified? Go to Solidarites International career website on emea3.recruitmentplatform.comto apply