Job Description

Desired start date: 01/09/2021 Duration of the mission: 12 months Location: Nigeria, Borno State, Maiduguri


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 situation 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 annual budget of the mission is around 9 million euros in 2020 and 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 fully 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 evolution of the security situation, access to the deep field vary from limited to none.


General objectives

  • The HR coordinator coordinates the implementation of Solidarités International Human Resources policy.
  • As HR Coordinator he/she is responsible for the administrative aspects of the mission and ensures the respect by all of, Solidarités International procedures, the procedures of financial backers and the laws of the country in which SI is intervening.
  • He/she is the mission point of contact and the link between headquarters and the mission for any questions relating to Human Resources.
Specific stakes and challenges

  • Analysis of the socio-economic context to adapt HR strategy and policies, as recruitment, remote system
  • Limited Access Programming Strategy and limited field access for Senior Expatriate Staff
  • HR policy
  • HR management nationals’ employees
  • HR administrative management of international employees.
  • Team management
Priorities for the first 2/3 months

  • Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA): Training of Focal Persons and Investigators. Regular sessions for the sensitization of staff. Collaborate with other INGO’s in the area for joint training sessions in PSEA. Create materials in local languages.
  • Limited Access Programming set up and management to roll up and consolidate: Since the organizational changed towards a Limited Access Programming set up, the HR coordinator will be in charge with mission managers and coordinators to roll out the new set up and support employees’ ownership of it.
  • Training action plan to formalize and plan for 2022
Team management

The HR Coordinator has a deputy (national staff) and he/she is working with the base administrators, who are in charge of HR, and with the Field Coordinators


Education and Experience

  • Degree in Administration, Human Resources Management or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience as Admin and/or HR Manager / Coordinator in a professional organization (private, public and/or non-for-profit sector);
  • At least 2 years of experience in the humanitarian sector overseas;
  • Proven training and local Capacity Building experience
  • English mandatory (oral and written)
  • Advanced computer skills (use of MS Office package, Internet, Skype).
  • Previous work experience with SI is an asset
Skills and Qualities

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility
  • High level of motivation and proactivity
  • Resilience to stress
  • Diplomacy and open-mindedness
  • Good analytical skills
  • Organization and ability to manage priorities
  • Preferable experience in Safeguarding.
  • Proactive approach to making proposals and identifying solutions
  • Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics


Salaried position

Salary: According to experience, starting from EUR 2640 gross per month (EUR 2400 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) Monthly Per Diem: USD 600

SI covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of residence and the mission.

Break policy

  • 1 break of 7 working days every 3 months
  • 1 day off per worked month.
These days off, as well as the breaks, are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary: they are offered by SI.

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.

Please note that this is an expatriate position.

Living conditions

The Country Director is ideally based in Maiduguri, where all the Coordination Team and the Deputy Country Director for Programs are based.

In Maiduguri the base offers a comfortable environment, in spite of limited movements outside of the compound for security reasons. The Guest House offers good living conditions, with private bedroom and bathroom and shared and comfortable common spaces. Electricity and internet are available at the office and at the GH at all times. Volley-ball and badminton court, ping pong, and some gym equipment are available in the GH. All essential good (food, hygiene etc..) can be bought locally in the small shops around the office, or in the pre-validated supermarket. There is a good social life in Maiduguri, even though it has been slowed down by the Covid-19 context. Visits to other NGOs are possible, as well as some pre-validated places City Star restaurant, ICRC Lezzy Lizard bar.

Covid 19 : Please note that SI strongly recommends its staff to get the vaccination against COVID 19, using WHO-approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure, in order to reduce the future logistical constraints once on the field (administration of the 2nd dose within a certain time frame).

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