Nigeria – Head of Mission in Abuja
Titre du poste
Nigeria – Head of Mission in Abuja
Type de collaboration
Type de contrat
Date de prise de poste
Durée du poste
12 months (renewable upon funding)
Résumé du poste
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.
PUI’s strategy/position in the country:
The main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2021 can be synthetized as follows:
- Continue and further develop the response to urgent needs of IDPs and Host Communities living in Maidugrui, Monguno City and newly accessible LGAs through an integrated approach
- Develop knowledge, humanitarian and context analysis on areas outside North East, and develop integrated programs
- Develop a mid-term to long-term strategy for Maiduguri area, integrating livelihood approaches and exit strategies from emergency programming
The Head of Mission is responsible for supervising all PU’s operation within the country. S/He is the first official representative of PUI inside the country. S/He is in charge of the smooth functioning and the evolution of the mission. He defines and/or adjusts the positioning and the country strategy of the organization in comparison to the socio-political and humanitarian context, and leads the operations and development of the response programs accordingly.
The Head of Mission direct and shape the strategic positioning of PUI within the country to achieve the organizational vision, mission and objectives.
- S/He supervises the programmatic and functional management, as well as the geopolitical environment analysis.
- S/He is the first representative of the organization towards Governmental bodies, NGOs, Institutional donors and other stakeholders linked to the PUI activities.
- S/He takes a leading role in developing, overseeing implementation, reviewing and monitoring of the Country Humanitarian response and ensuring the same in line with the global strategic positioning/thematic focused sectors of PUI.
- S/he promotes the necessary fundraising for ensuring a smooth running of the operations, the grant management as well as the programs’ sustainability.
- S/he is responsible for overall financial and human resources management of the organizational structure.
1. STRATEGIC AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OF THE MISSION
2. SAFETY & SECURITY OF GOODS AND PEOPLE
3. ENSURING PROGRAMMES ARE PROPERLY CARRIED OUT AND SUGGESTING NEW OPERATIONS
4. SUPERVISING LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSONNEL TEAMS ON THE MISSION
5. ENSURING THE LOGISTICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MONITORING OF THE MISSION
6. ENSURING THE TECHNICAL MONITORING OF THE MISSION
7. ENSURING THE REPRESENTATION OF PUI
8. ENSURING THE SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MISSION
9. RELATIONS WITH THE HEADQUARTERS
3 years of humanitarian experience in project co-ordination.
Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes.
Experience in security management
Previous experience as Head of Mission in an NGO or OSI
Excellent writing skills
Detailed knowledge of the donors (OFDA, ECHO, UN agencies, EuropeAid, AAP…)
Leadership skills and the ability to make decisions
Trustworthiness and a sense of responsibility
Charisma and the ability to awake enthusiasm for the work the project involves
Ability to use authority, when necessary
Analysis and synthesis abilities (discenrment, pragmatism)
Ability to adapt
Organisational skills, ability to be thorough and respect due dates
Strong listening and negotiation skills, good people and communication skills
Ability to remain calm and level-headed
General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
Employee with executive rank on Fixed-Term Contract
Monthly gross income: from 3190 up to 3 520 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Prises en charge
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housingin collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leave Policy : 5 weeks of paid leave per year + return ticket every 6 months
Personne chargée de l'offre
Marwan Filah, Human Resources officer for expatriates