PUI recruits 01 Deputy Head of Mission Support in Abuja or Maiduguri
Starting date : ASAP
Duration of Mission: 12 months
Location: Maiduguri or Abuja, 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.
Find out about our history and values
Humanitarian situation and needs :
General Context :
With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the first economy of the continent thanks to oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…). Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from huge inequalities between rich and poor, and from a high rate of corruption, at every level. Moreover, a great ethnic diversity mixed with a federal mechanism make it a real powder keg. Within this volatile environment, the conflict in the North-East of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and the linked widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis.
The conflict in the North-East
Boko Haram was created in 2001, with activity related to social actions and schooling. Over the years, the group started an armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria. Several members of the group were arrested, sparking deadly clashes with Nigerian security forces. The group’s founder and then leader Mohammed Yusuf was killed while still in police custody. This was the beginning of the radicalization of the movement and of the conflict still affecting the area in the present days. In 2015, the Nigerian army received the support of an occidental military coalition (US, France, British). The same year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS and ended up divided into two branches: ISWAP (linked to ISIS) and JAS (the historical branch).
This ongoing conflict as well as the absence of basic services have created acute humanitarian and protection needs for those impacted by the crisis, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local communities.
The armed conflict affected more than 14 million people, with 2 million forcibly displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, and new displacement continues. Following the new conflict and military developments, several Local Governmental Areas (LGAs) of Borno State were deemed accessible to humanitarian aid by the Nigerian government. But outside of the capital cities, in the countryside, the security is not granted to the populations and to the humanitarian workers. Assessments conducted in newly accessible areas in Borno State revealed severe humanitarian and protection conditions. Still, many people remain inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity, particularly in Nigeria’s Borno State and border areas of Cameroon and Niger.
As of January 2018, close to 1,300,000 refugee returnees have been registered in Nigeria, sometimes under conditions that have not been voluntary, safe and dignified. Many of these return movements have resulted in secondary displacements as many areas of origin remain insecure and inaccessible. Projection for 2018 forecast new displacement and arrivals from the inaccessible areas (around 200,000). In total, at least 1.32 million of IDPs are located in Borno State. 50% of them are living in host communities. Around 60% of those displaced are children and the number of female and child-headed households is on the rise because male heads of households have either disappeared, been killed or fear to return to join their families. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is widespread, and many people have suffered the trauma of violent experiences.
The Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2018 estimated some 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria across the three states of the north east (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) with most needs concentrated in Borno State. In determining the scale of the response for 2018 (more than 1 billion USD consolidated appeal!), humanitarian partners agreed to focus on states assessed as the most affected by the violent conflict, infrastructure destruction, mass displacement, ongoing insecurity and ensuing factors. The most critical areas requiring humanitarian assistance are located in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states where millions of people are in need of urgent life-saving assistance.
Our action in the field :
PUI’s strategy/position in the country
The main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2019/ 2020 can be synthetized as follows:
- Continue the response to urgent needs of IDPs and Host Communities living in Maiduguri City through Food Security, Health and Nutrition activities.
- Support transitioning to early recovery programming though an integrated approach in Maiduguri city
Develop the opening of an additional response for PUI’s operational base in Monguno LGA
History of the mission and current programs:
PUI has been present in the region for more than a decade, implementing projects in Chad since 2004 and in Cameroun since 2008. In Cameroon, PUI is implementing a project in response to Boko Haram -related displacement in the Extreme North, and in Adamawa. In early 2016. PUI has conducted an assessment in Maiduguri which confirmed the emergency of the humanitarian situation and the need for a rapid intervention in order to address primary needs of people affected by the conflict in this area, especially those who had not received any assistance.
The PUI Nigerian Mission has been officially opened in April 2016, with a focus on meeting urgent needs, including improving access to food commodities for Internally Displaced People (IDP) and host communities (HC), later adding Primary Health Care and Nutrition activities. This initial intervention was focused on populations living in Maiduguri. The progressive sectorial widening allowed to start implementing an integrated approach from 2017 in Bolori II Ward in food security, livelihoods, nutrition and health, with the support of ECHO, FFP, OFDA and CIAA/CDC, in line with PUI’s global strategy. In 2018, PUI further develop its comprehensive response by adding Outreach/Protection and WaSH to the existing country program in Bolori II, and will scale up its intervention with the opening of Monguno LGA base, with the main objectives of reducing morbidity and mortality of the most vulnerable population and promoting protection amongst the whole affected community. The same donors are supporting the 2018 intervention. In 2019, PUI pursue its intervention and also initiate an exit strategies
Click here for more information about our response to the crisis
As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Deputy Head of Mission – Support
The Deputy Head of Mission – Support ensures the daily functioning of the mission, is responsible for the successful operation of programs by overseeing and ensuring quality and efficient support services, and reports to the Head of Mission, in whose absence the Deputy may provide interim coverage.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Administrative / Legal Follow up: He/she is responsible for ensuring compliance of PUI with Nigerian laws and Regulations and is the focal point for all interactions with Nigerian Authorities at Federal Level. He/she is responsible for the registration of PUI with all relevant authorities at Federal level and for the follow up of registration at state level.
- Support to “Out of Borno” and International Procurement: He/she in link with the logistics coordinator and the relevant technical coordinator follows and support the procurement, clearance and shipping of supplies to Borno state PUI bases.
- Support departments oversight: He/She provides oversight of all PUI Nigeria support functions (Logistics, Administration, Finance, Human Resources) and ensures smooth, coordinated operations, finding synergies and improvements where possible.
- Logistic monitoring: He/She ensures that current logistics procedures follow PUI standards and formats, and are in accordance with donor rules and regulations, overseeing and implementing an effective and efficient supply chain.
- Administrative and financial monitoring: He/She ensures that current administrative and financial procedures follow PUI standards and formats, and are in accordance with donor rules and regulations.
- Human Resources: He/She supervises the Logistics Coordinator, Administration/Finance Coordinator and HR Coordinator. He/She ensures that Human Resources department provides fitted human resources on a timely manner, and conduct HR followup in accordance with the local regulations and PUI guidelines
- Security: He/She assists the Head of Mission in analysis and management of mission security.
- Relationship with headquarters: He/She assists the Head of Mission in effectively circulating information between headquarters and the field, and ensures compliance with deadlines.
- Representation: He/She assists the Head of Mission in representing the organization to partners, donors and various authorities.
Do not hesitate to look at the job description below for all the details you need.
To stay up to date with our new job offers, join our Facebook group My Job In The Field.
Expériences / Formation
- Bachelor in International relations, Political Sciences or related field
- Minimum of 2 years in a core support function; Logistics; Finance; Administration; HR
- Successful experience in expatriate team management and multisectorial programs
Required Knowledges and skills :
- Excellent writing skills in English
- Detailed knowledge of donors (ECHO, OFDA, CDC, WFP, UNHCR…)
- Good knowledge of Lake Chad region/crisis
- English is MANDATORY
Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission):
- Leadership and ability to make decisions
- Ability to be assertive, if necessary
- Ability to analyze (judgment, practicality) and to synthesize
- Ability to adapt
- Organization, discipline, and compliance with deadlines
- Outstanding ability to listen and negotiate
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Calm and composed
- Ability to work under stress in general, and in emergency situations in particular
- Fixed-term Contract : 12 months
- Starting Date: as soon as possible
- Monthly Gross Income: from 2,420 up to 2,750 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
If you wish to apply, follow this link and fill in the form on our website.
→ A LIRE AUSSI : UNICEF recruits 01 Supply & Logistics Associate, Level GS-6
→ A LIRE AUSSI : UNICEF recruits 01 Child Protection Coordinator, Area of Responsibility
→ A LIRE AUSSI : The Clinton Health Access Initiative recruits 01 Deputy Country Director👉 Cliquer ici pour rejoindre groupe d'actualités sur Whatsapp