Nigeria – A Base Human Resources Manager in Maiduguri

Key infomation

Job title

Nigeria – A Base Human Resources Manager in Maiduguri

Country

Nigeria

Place (town/region)

Maiduguri

Employee status

Employee

Type of contract

Fixed Term Contract

Expected start date

01/09/2020

Duration of mission

6 months

Position summary

Context

Humanitarian situation and needs

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 December 2019, there were 2 019 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country according to the UNHCR and 7.9 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 actions in 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 populations
  • Self-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

The main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2019-2021 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, Protection, Health, MHPSS and Nutrition activities.
  • Further develop the integrated multi-sector response in Maiduguri City with the widening of the sectoral scope of PUI intervention by adding WASH… to the response portfolio (either directly or through coordinated approach with external actors)
  • Continue and further develop the logistics support to the humanitarian community with the Air Cargo program

Continue to further develop the activities at Monguno Field Base with the provision of health, Protection and nutrition services for IDPs and host communities.

Responsabilities

Under the responsibility of the Field Coordinator, the Human Resource Manager is responsible for the management of national staff at base level through the implementation of the Nigerian mission Internal Staff Regulation (ISR) and overall internal rules, guidelines and tools. S/he supports the Human Resources Coordinator in defining and implementing the roll out of the HR pack, ensures legal and administrative support to managers for all Human Resources related matters and actively participates in implementing training and development programs for national staff. S/he actively participates in scaling and recruiting the human resources needs at base level.

Main activities

Human Resource (HR) Guidelines: S/he participates to updating the ISR and pertaining guidelines and tools, and is responsible for its proper application at base level, while respecting the legal framework of the country of operation in this regard.

Administrative Oversight and Career Tracking: S/he is responsible for the administrative management of national teams at base level in close collaboration with the Field Coordinator and the HR Coordinator (recruitment, hiring, remuneration, follow-up, appraisals, training, dismissals…).

Work Organization: S/he makes recommendations and participates in the rationalization and optimization of the Human Resources of the base.

Risk Analysis: S/he analyzes risks in relation to HR questions, and issues alerts / recommendations, if necessary.

Internal coordination: S/he centralizes and disseminates information within the base, in close collaboration with the Field Coordinator and the HR Coordinator, and consolidates activities’ internal reporting in that regard.

Required profile

Training

University degree in Human Resources or a related field

Professional
experience

Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar position (NGOs and/or private companies)

Nowledge
and skills

Good analytical and writing skills. Good management capacities and team leadership spirit

Good knowledge of the MS office software – Including Word, Outlook. Excellent in

Excel.

Good skills in reports and contracts

redaction

Good knowledge of institutional donor

(ECHO, UN agencies, etc.) procedures

and financial guidelines

Knowledge of humanitarian actors

Languages

English mandatory: Excellent command in

Writing and editing documents in English.

Proposed terms

Compensation

Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 6 months

Starting Date : September 2020

Monthly Groos Income: from 1 815 up to 2 145 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Benefits

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 »)

Holidays

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

Download the full job description in pdf

Person in charge of this offer

In charge

Pauline Gallay, Deputy Recruitment & Career Manager - Hiring


Apply to this offer

RH : Candidature

Send