Nigeria – A Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs

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Job title

Nigeria – A Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs



Place (town/region)


Employee status


Type of contract

Fixed Term Contract

Expected start date

As soon as possible

Duration of mission

9 months

Position summary


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 Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs (DFCP) ensures at base level the smooth and qualitative implementation of PUI’s programs in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council. She/He is also in charge of proper reporting to the donors supporting the Programs.

Main activities

Under the supervision and line management of the Field Coordinator, the DFCP is responsible at base level for the direct supervision of the Project Managers in charge of conducting the different projects within Maiduguri MC.

  • Program supervision: He/She coordinates the project teams and ensures the operational and qualitative aspects of the programs are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control, synergy of the teams) according to the contractual documents and in line with PUI policies and procedures.
  • Management: He/She will be the direct line manager of the 4 Project Managers in this base and will ensure that appropriate support and capacity building is brought by the senior managers of the programs.
  • Logistics and Administration: He/She will support the PMs with their logistics and administrative planning of the projects in link with all support Departments
  • M&E and Reporting: He/She supports the project teams in the development and implementation of effective monitoring tools and is strongly involved in reporting While also coordinating with MEAL teams to facilitate monitoring and evaluation activities.

Strategy: He/She will ensure that the programs developed are in line with PUI mandate and strategy, and will propose new interventions according to the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the region and based on accurate needs assessments at field level.

Required profile


Minimum of 3 years in the areas of  program      development,          project management, donor reporting and grant compliance;

Successful experience in team management.

At least 2 years of experience as a

Humanitarian Project Manager

and skills

Strong Knowledge of M&E methodology and cycle.


Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English.

Proposed terms


Fixed-Term Contract: 9 months

Starting date: July 2019

Monthly Gross Income: from 1 980 to 2 310 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: collective accomodation


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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Person in charge of this offer

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Emmanuelle Gracia, Human Resources Officer for expatriates

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