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Friday, March 3, 2017

Job Opening at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarites International (SI) - For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Strategy Developer

 Abuja, Maiduguri
Desired Start Date: 16th March, 2017
Duration of the Mission: 2 months

Organization of the Mission

  • The Nigeria mission is currently stabilizing its opening process. Due to projects’ expansion, a substantial increase in base staffing is ongoing.
  • Coordination is expected to spend a considerable amount of time in Maiduguri, in direct support of field-based operations.
  • Therefore, the mission has a coordination team based between Abuja and Maiduguri, which includes a Head of Mission, an Administrative coordinator, a Logistics Coordinator and a Deputy Country Director supervising a Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator, a Wash Coordinator, a Shelter Coordinator, a Reporting Officer.
  • Operations are to be based in Maiduguri, Monguno and other relevant areas such as Dikwa and N’gala.
  • In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, Project Manager(s), a Base Logistician and an Administrator.
  • The Monguno sub-base is composed of an Administrative and Logistics Manager supported by a Log/Admin assistant recruited as national staff and an activity manager.
  • The Dikwa sub base will open in March 2017 and will have the same set up.
About the Job 
The main objective of the mission is to refine and operationalize the 2017 FSL strategy of SI in Borno state. For now the strategy includes:
  • Cash Transfer in Maiduguri
  • Food distribution in new liberated area
  • Livelihood support, including IGA, micro-gardening and small scale agriculture
  • More precisely, the support will be asked to:
  • Represent SI in all FSL related fora (cluster, working groups, etc.) in collaboration with the country director,
  • Identify geographical and needs gaps in the FSL humanitarian response as well as potential donors through participation coordination mechanism
  • Develop FSL proposals addressing food security issue, including the leading of an assessment (most probably a proposal for Food For Peace – in Maiduguri)
  • Depending on the evolution of the proposals, support the launching of FSL activities (MoU with partners, tools for beneficiaries identification, monitoring, area delimitation)
Concerning Methodology and Deliverables:
  • Before departure to Nigeria, the FSL strategy developer will be briefed by the desk team.
  • While arriving in Nigeria, the person in charge of the assessment will have to meet the different actors of SI’s country team.
  • A bibliographical review of the numerous proposals and reports written by SI’s team in the past years will have to be done.
  • The person in charge of the assessment(s) will have to meet partners at Abuja and Maiduguri levels to have a better understanding of the partners, activities within the country. Based on that, a stakeholder’s analysis will have to be done.
  • The FSL strategy developer will also have to analyse different secondary data in order to define priority areas
  • Interviews of different FSL actors (donors, INGO, locals partners, etc.) will lead to a global stakeholder analysis.
  • Once chosen one or ideally two priority areas, one (or two) assessment(s) will have to be led to analyse the encountered needs and to shape a response project.
  • Beside secondary data, the person in charge of the assessment(s) will have to gather on-the-spot
  • Finally, the FSL strategy developer will be asked to write an assessment report and to draft concept notes & proposals in response of the observed needs for each of the area assessed.
All Deliverables are due before the end of the 2 months contract (or before according to donor calendars):
  • At least one full proposal (based on the relevant donor template) to address food security issues, including short assessment report, LFA, Bill of quantities, budget, HR and logistic means, logistic means…
  • Short Concept Note, including LFA, budget, BoQ for potential identified donors
  • 1 brief visit report (max 10 pages) with a description of areas of focus and the recommendations regarding short and midterm interventions as well as exit strategies
  • 1 table with the main FSL actors (international and local NGOs, potential donors) in Nigeria and their 2017 strategies if shared
Your Profile
  • The person in charged will be at least a 3 years experienced humanitarian actor working in the FSL sector, with at least one proven experience as a FSL coordinator in emergency context.
  • The person in charge should demonstrate an experience in assessment and proposal writing.
  • He/she will have to demonstrate a good knowledge and experienced in rural development, cash transfer programs (including market analysis) and livelihood programming.
  • A good knowledge of Nigeria’s context and/or Sahel context is an asset.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written), as it will be the working language. Hausa is an asset
We Offer
A Salaried Post:
  • According to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem.
  • As a special benefit for the Nigeria mission from the 1st of January until the 30th of June 2017, each expatriate will receive 500 euros on his monthly gross salary.
  • Accompanied with 600 usd monthly per diem.
  • Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
  • During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: two weeks at three months with a 500 euro allowance and two weeks at six months with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités.
  • After 6 weeks one the field, expatriate will be encouraged to take 1 week in Abuja (3 days off and 2 days in office)
Application Closing Date
31st March, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 The vacancy may close before the deadline.

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