Project Manager, Protection at INTERSOS Nigeria

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INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

PROJECT MANAGER, PROTECTION

Location: Maiduguri, with missions to Banki and Abuja
Contract duration: 9 months
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: 5 national staff
Dependents: No

General Context of the Project  The project seeks to help IDPs and host communities in the area of Banki, Bama LGA, Borno State in North-Eastern Nigeria. Through the project INTERSOS will set up 380 temporary shelters with latrines and showers blocs. The project aims also to build 6 wells for drinkable water. All the constructions activities will be realized through a cash for work approach, involving directly the beneficiaries under the supervision of specialized labor. The whole community will actively participate at the project implementation through the creation of round table that will include, among others, local authorities.

The crisis that hits 6 federal states in North-Eastern Nigeria afflicts 26 million people, 14 million of which is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance (50% are children). The main needs are concentrated in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, where the violence of the conflict has caused massive displacement, food insecurity and malnutrition, as well as a broadly need in accessible and functioning infrastructures and primary services. Some areas have been freed by the Nigerian Army, permitting the access to aid workers, only in the area controlled by the National Army, to respond to even greater population needs. Sectorial studies have found out that around 2.4 million are in urgent need of shelters, of which 1.8 million are IDPs (52% of the amount are woman and 58% are children).

Only in Borno State, 4.4 million people goes through a vulnerable condition, 2,6 millions of those belongs to host communities, 1.4 million are IDPs and 0.6 million are returnees. The project is located in Banki Town, where INTERSOS is already active with food distribution activities, funded by WFP, which hosts around 30.000 IDPs living in abandoned structures given by the Army or in shelters given to around 7,500 individuals by partners operating in the area. The greatest part of population does not have access to housing structures or primary services as water or hygienic facilities.

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The general purpose of the post is to be in charge of the management, implementation, follow up and supervision of the Italian Cooperation Agency funded project in Banki, Bama LGA, Borno State, Nigeria.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Management, coordination and supervision of the project staff for the implementation of activities and services, ensuring timely and quality delivery of the shelters and WASH facilities in compliance with relevant Standard Operating Procedures, International Principles and Guidelines as well as INTERSOS Fundamental Charter and Code of Ethics;
Data collection and development of regular reports, including donor reporting and the Project Appraisal Tool;
Regular relationships with local government and authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at field site level;
Monitoring of financial supervision of expenditures;
Coordination with the Finance and Logistic department to procure material necessary for the implementation of the activities to ensure adequate supply at the intervention sites;
Monitoring the security situation in the areas of intervention and sharing information with the Security focal point at mission level;
Participation in relevant technical coordination meetings and working groups.

REQUIREMENTS
Applicants to this position must be proficient in Italian
Degree in International Development or in Technical relevant sector as Construction, Engineering, Architecture or similar
At least 3 years of significant international experience in similar positions or in humanitarian sector, including emergency settings
Working experience in INGOs, in project management positions
Working experience in shelter and WASH sector
Experience in working with IDPs or refugees in camps and non-camp settings
Previous experience in working in Nigeria and Chad Lake Basin (desirable)
Previous experience in management of AICS funds (desirable)
Previous experience in developing and implementing M&E activities (desirable)
Knowledge of the cluster system
Ability to administrate funds and manage logistics aspects and human resources
Mastery of IT tools (MS Office package, internet, e-mail, etc.)
Proficient knowledge of Italian and English is required
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills and analytic approach
Ability to take initiative and work autonomously and in the respect of deadlines
Ability to work within multi-ethnic and multicultural teams, also in austere and hostile environments
Ability to share accommodation when required
Holder of a driving license (desirable)

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, motivation letter providing the name, position and contact information of at least two references, including the last line manager and excluding family members to: recruitment@intersos.org specifying in subject line: "PM Protection - Nigeria”.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

DUE DATE:7 April, 2017

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