Starting date : Mid-July 2020
Duration of Mission: 6 months renewable
Location: Monguno, Nigeria
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a Humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by addressing their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide Emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in more than 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
Following the intensification of the Chad Lake conflict in Nigeria (North East of the Country), PUI opened its Nigerian mission in 2016. PUI is also assisting the Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.
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HUMANITARIAN SITUATION AND NEED
With the largest population in Africa (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the strongest economy of the continent relying on oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…). Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from important development disparities between North and South provinces of the country, social and economic inequalities, and from a high rate of corruption at every level of the economic and administrative systems. Moreover, Nigeria is a very diverse country, hosting multiple ethnic groups and religion.
The on-going conflict in the North-East States of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis. This context is exacerbated by the extreme violence from armed-opposition groups ISWAP (Islamic State’s West Africa Province) and JAS (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad) targeting civilian populations in NE Nigeria. In October 2019, there were 2 019 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country according to the UNHCR and 7.1 million people were considered to be in a humanitarian Emergency Situation. Three years of conflict have seriously deteriorated living conditions in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States and have depressed Agricultural Production, exacerbating populations’ critical needs for life-saving assistance.
The conflict in the North-East
In 2001, the group called Boko Haram initiated social action and education activities in response to a corrupt state that leaves out a large part of the population. Over the years, the group began to carry out violent actions and to start a real armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria. In 2015, the Nigerian army received military support from neighboring countries (Cameroon, Niger, Benin and Chad) and a Western military coalition (United States, France, United Kingdom) to support their actions against armed-opposition groups in NE Nigeria. In August 2016, a schism was observed between JAS (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'Awati Wal-Jihad - the historical branch) led by the historical member of the group: Abubakar Shekau and ISWAP, the current Caliphate province in West Africa led by Al Barnawi, appointed by Al Baghdadi of Raqqa. Since then, the State of Borno has been under the influence of these two armed groups and civilian populations subject to extreme violence and the devastating consequences of the conflict.
Since 2015, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) and his allies in the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) have retaken control of some of the AOGs’ controlled aread, starting with Maiduguri MMC and others towns, but the conflict continues, reducing humanitarian actors' access to civilians. This large-scale violence in north-eastern Nigeria and on its borders is causing massive internal displacement, particularly in Borno State, and has resulted in one of the world's largest protection crises, in which civilians face serious risks to their lives, safety, well-being and human rights.
OUR ACTION ON THE FIELD
For the year 2020 our operational strategy is based on the following objectives :
- Increase basic humanitarian assistance coverage to those in need within Borno State
- Contribute to developing a deeper understanding of the humanitarian needs within communities
- Food and Nutrition insecurity is reduced for crisis-effected populationsSelf-reliance is strengthened within accessible and safe regions
- The overall protection environment of targeted communities is enhanced
- Vulnerable and conflict-affected individuals with specific protection needs and risks can access specialized protection services
- Contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality especially for women, children
And the main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2020 can be synthetized as follows:
- Continue and further develop the response to urgent needs of IDPs and Host Communities living in Maiduguri City through Food Security, Health, Nutrition and Protection activities.
- Further develop the integrated multi-sector response in Maiduguri City with the widening of the sectoral scope of PUI intervention by adding Protection, MHPSS, WASH… to the response portfolio (either directly or through coordinated approach with external actors)
- Develop the support to vulnerable populations in Monguno, through the continuity of Health, Nutrition and Protection projects
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As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Field Coordinator in Monguno.
Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, and through delegation of his/her authority, the Field Coordinator has the overall responsibility for the proper implementation and operational direction of PUI’s projects/programs in his/her geographical area of intervention. The Field Coordinator also monitors the context to ensure programing is relevant and responsive to priority needs. In this capacity, the Field Coordinator is also responsible for representing PUI publically at the field level, including in Coordination fora, with other agencies, and for providing the direct link in communications between the Field Team and the Country team. Lastly, the Field Coordinator provides security management of his geographical area and ensures all safety and security measures, including contingency plans and standard operating procedures.
TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIES
- The Field Coordinator has responsibility for the overall timely delivery of PUI’s programs portfolio in his/her geographical areas of operations (including the sub-offices).
- The Field Coordinator with the support of the operational/Technical Coordinators concerned has overall responsibility for proper delivery of programs and the smooth running of support services in his/her geographical area of intervention.
- He/She also has the delegation of the Head of Mission for the safety and security of good and people under the responsibility of PUI in his/her area of intervention.
- The Field Coordinator is at the source of program development and operational positioning in his/her geographical area of intervention, in line with PUI country strategy and in conjunction with programmatic and operational technical coordinators.
- The Field Coordinator, as member of the Country Management Team contributes to the fulfilment of the aims and objectives of PUI’s presence in the country through other tasks as required and/or directed by the Head of Mission.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCES
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in related sectors.
- Minimum 1 year Experience in Security Management
- Minimum 2 years experience in Humanitarian
- Minimum 2 years of International experience
- Technical Experience : A fortiori
Knowledge and skills:
- Security management
- Excellent writing skills
- Project Management skills
- Team Management
- Knowledge of procedures related to institutional donors (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies …)
- Knoweldge of Pack Office
- Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English.
- Ability to work independently while taking initiatives and showing a sense of responsibility
- Ability to withstand pressure
- Sense of diplomacy
- Analytical skills
- Capacity to adapt and showing organizational flexibility
- Organization, rigor and ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to work and manage affairs professionally and with maturity
- Ability to represent the activities and the mandate of PUI before local authorities
- Ability to integrate the local environment into operations, in its political, economic and historical dimensions
- Ability to work with various partners, in a spirit of openness, and with adaptable communications strategies
- Strong listening and negotiation skills
- Good people and communication skills
- Ability to remain calm and level-headed
- General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
- Mobility: Extensive travel may be required
- Ability to work in volatile / secluded deep field locations
- Ability to manage teams remotely
- Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract - 6 months renewable
- Starting date : Mid-July 2020
- Monthly gross income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
- Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
- Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
- Housing in collective accommodation
- Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
- Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
- Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
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