Jobs at Premiere Urgence Internationale-Nigeria 2016

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering 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 in average 140 projects by 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 4 million people in 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caucasus and Europe.

Logistics Coordinator
Job Type:Full Time
Qualification:BA/BSc/HND
Experience :2 years
Location :Abuja
Job Field: Logistics

Job ID: #1387786

Objectives

Humanitarian situation and needs:
With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178.000.000 and 200.000.000 habitants), Nigeria is ranked as the first economy in Africa 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 poors, and from a high rate of corruption, at every level.

In 2015, presidential elections were held and led to the election of Muhammad Buhari (former military) to replace Goodluck Jonathan. During the first months of his election, he has shown particular efforts to get progressively rid of corruption, and has officially announced that he would stop Boko Haram from harming people.

Boko Haram (meaning Western education is forbidden/ is a sin) and recently renamed Islamic State in Western Africa after it pledged allegiance to the group Islamic State, is a Sunni terrorist and jihadist group seeking to create a Kalifate in western Africa ruled by the sharia law.

Created in 2002 by Mohamed Yusuf in Maiduguri (State of Borno), the group has been carrying out armed attacks on civilian populations since 2011. However, the group was already at war with the national security forces in Nigeria, since 2004 with a high peak of the crisis in 2009.

From 2013, Boko Haram exported its action abroad, in Cameroon, Chad and Niger and was linked to a number of attacks kidnapping, particularly in Northern Cameroon. The intensification of conflict in north east states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe has inevitably resulted in the displacement of people across the troubled states.

A regional force made up of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon launched a military offensive against Boko Haram in early 2015 and resulted in significant territorial losses for the insurgent group. By April 2015, Boko Haram had lost all its held territories except its stronghold in the Sambisa forest in Borno state (Reuters, 05/05/2015). The territorial gains by regional forces have prompted Boko Haram to revert to guerrilla tactics including village raids, abductions, bombings, and suicide attacks, increasingly targeting civilians – also in areas not previously targeted.

At the end of the year 2015, Boko Haram has been responsible for the deaths of 11,000 people, becoming the world’s deadliest terrorist group before the Group Islamic State.

OCHA estimates that about 14,8 million people are affected by the Boko Haram Crisis in the North Eastern States of Nigeria. Violence and armed conflict have worsen the situation of a civilians already living in precarious conditions and undermined the development efforts to reduce poverty, strained the States resources and exhausted the community coping capacities. This 6-years Crisis also put at risk inter-community, inter-ethnic and inter-religious coexistence.

As of today, 2,3 million IDPS have been registered in Nigeria, and with no access to most areas of Borno State it is estimated that IDPs should in fact be around 3 million. If some of the IDPs have sought refuge outside the North East, Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States have been the most affected by the crisis. From the affected population, it estimated that 7 million people (with no consideration of status) are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

As of today, 70% of the registered IDPs (about 1.7 million) are settled in Maiduguri city which already counts 2.5 million people. 90% of the IDPs are located in host communities.

These alarming figures and the still ongoing displacements conducted Premiere Urgence Internationale to launch an exploratory mission in December 2015 to get a better overview of the situation, a better acquaintance with the context and to meet with the partners. After this visit, a multi-sectorial needs assessment was conducted in the city of Maiduguri.

Our action in the field
The results of the assessment led PUI to position in host communities hosting IDPS of Maiduguri city.

In the beginning, the strategy will be focused on :

Improving food security of the vulnerable population affected by the crisis via e-voucher / gardening / IGA
Improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene via rehabilitation and construction of boreholes, wells and latrines and access to hygiene and shelter Non Food Items (via e voucher)
During the course of February a health and mental health assessment will be realized in order to complete our analysis and to be able to set a referral system up for malnutrition cases and psychosocial in Maiduguri (Borno State).

Job Responsibilities
As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Logistics Coordinator in Abuja:

The logistics coordinator is responsible for the smooth functioning of logistics on the mission. He/She makes sure the resources which are necessary for carrying out the programmes are available and actively participates in the mission’s safety management.
Safety : He/She assists the Head of Mission with safety management. He/She is directly responsible of the daily, concrete aspects of the mission’s safety management.
Supplies : He/She coordinates supplies and deliveries for projects and for the bases. He/She guarantees that PUI’s procedures and logistical tools are in place and are respected.
Fixed equipment : He/She is responsible of the management of computer equipment, tele/radiocommunication equipment and for the mission’s energy supply.
Car park : He/She is responsible of the management of the car park (availability, safety, maintenance etc), for the smooth functioning of the mission and the realization of activities in accordance with the available budget.
Functioning of the bases : He/She supports the teams in case of redeployment/installation/rehabilitation/ closing of bases.
Representation : He/She represents the organization amongst partners, authorities and different local actors involved in the logistics and the safety of the mission.
Coordination: He/She consolidates and communicates logistics information at the heart of the mission to headquarters and also coordinates internal and external logistics reports.
Do not hesitate to look at the job description below for all the details you need.
Training:

Desirable: Bioforce/ Bac + 2 to + 5 – in logistics (purchases, transport etc)
Requirements

Experiences:

Min. 2 year of humanitarian experience in logistic coordination.
Experience in security management
Languages:

English is man
Knowledge and Skills:

Independence, an ability to take the initiative and a sense of responsibility
Good resistance to stress
Sense of diplomacy and negotiation
Good analysis and discernment capacities
Organization and priority management
Adaptability to changing priorities
Pragmatism, objectivity and an ability to take a step back and analyze
Ability to make suggestions
Sense of involvement
Trustworthiness and rigor
Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to remain calm and level-headed
General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
Proposed Terms
Employed with a 6 months Fixed-Term Contract.

Remuneration and Benefits

Monthly gross income: from 1 980 up 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 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.

Head of Mission
Job Type:Full Time
Qualification:BA/BSc/HND
Experience :3 years
Location :Abuja
Job Field :Administration / Secretarial NGO/Non-Profit

Job ID: #1387396

Humanitarian situation and needs:
With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178.000.000 and 200.000.000 habitants), Nigeria is ranked as the first economy in Africa 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 poors, and from a high rate of corruption, at every level.

In 2015, presidential elections were held and led to the election of Muhammad Buhari (former military) to replace Goodluck Jonathan. During the first months of his election, he has shown particular efforts to get progressively rid of corruption, and has officially announced that he would stop Boko Haram from harming people.

Boko Haram (meaning Western education is forbidden/ is a sin) and recently renamed Islamic State in Western Africa after it pledged allegiance to the group Islamic State, is a Sunni terrorist and jihadist group seeking to create a Kalifate in western Africa ruled by the sharia law.

Created in 2002 by Mohamed Yusuf in Maiduguri (State of Borno), the group has been carrying out armed attacks on civilian populations since 2011. However, the group was already at war with the national security forces in Nigeria, since 2004 with a high peak of the crisis in 2009.

From 2013, Boko Haram exported its action abroad, in Cameroon, Chad and Niger and was linked to a number of attacks kidnapping, particularly in Northern Cameroon. The intensification of conflict in north east states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe has inevitably resulted in the displacement of people across the troubled states.

A regional force made up of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon launched a military offensive against Boko Haram in early 2015 and resulted in significant territorial losses for the insurgent group. By April 2015, Boko Haram had lost all its held territories except its stronghold in the Sambisa forest in Borno state (Reuters, 05/05/2015). The territorial gains by regional forces have prompted Boko Haram to revert to guerrilla tactics including village raids, abductions, bombings, and suicide attacks, increasingly targeting civilians – also in areas not previously targeted.

At the end of the year 2015, Boko Haram has been responsible for the deaths of 11,000 people, becoming the world’s deadliest terrorist group before the Group Islamic State.

OCHA estimates that about 14,8 million people are affected by the Boko Haram Crisis in the North Eastern States of Nigeria. Violence and armed conflict have worsen the situation of a civilians already living in precarious conditions and undermined the development efforts to reduce poverty, strained the States resources and exhausted the community coping capacities. This 6-years Crisis also put at risk inter-community, inter-ethnic and inter-religious coexistence.

As of today, 2,3 million IDPS have been registered in Nigeria, and with no access to most areas of Borno State it is estimated that IDPs should in fact be around 3 million. If some of the IDPs have sought refuge outside the North East, Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States have been the most affected by the crisis. From the affected population, it estimated that 7 million people (with no consideration of status) are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

As of today, 70% of the registered IDPs (about 1.7 million) are settled in Maiduguri city which already counts 2.5 million people. 90% of the IDPs are located in host communities.

These alarming figures and the still ongoing displacements conducted Premiere Urgence Internationale to launch an exploratory mission in December 2015 to get a better overview of the situation, a better acquaintance with the context and to meet with the partners. After this visit, a multi-sectorial needs assessment was conducted in the city of Maiduguri.

Our action in the field

The results of the assessment led PUI to position in host communities hosting IDPS of Maiduguri city.
In the beginning, the strategy will be focused on:

Improving food security of the vulnerable population affected by the crisis via e-voucher / gardening / IGA
Improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene via rehabilitation and construction of boreholes, wells and latrines and access to hygiene and shelter Non Food Items (via e voucher)
During the course of February a health and mental health assessment will be realized in order to complete our analysis and to be able to set a referral system up for malnutrition cases and psychosocial in Maiduguri (Borno State).
Job Responsibilities
As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Head Of Mission
The Head of Mission is responsible for the smooth opening, functioning and development of the mission.

Safety & Security: S/he is responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
Programmes: S/he coordinates the teams and ensures that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. S/he also monitors needs and suggests new operations and development tracks for the mission.
Human Resources: S/he ensures that the mission is adequately staffed and supervises the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he ensures that logistical and administrative practices in place respect PUI procedures and formats and are in compliance with donors’ rules and regulations
Technical monitoring: S/he ensures that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy.
Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors,the media and different authorities.
Relations with Headquarters: S/he ensures that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensures that due dates are respected.
Training:

Project management
Education in Agriculture/Watsan /Public Health/Psychosocial
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Logistics and Security
Requirements
Experiences:

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
Languages:

English is mandatory, French is desirable
Required Personal Characteristics

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

 

Proposed Terms

Employed with a 6 months Fixed-Term Contract.
Remuneration

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.

Field Coordinator
Job Type:Full Time
Qualification:BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 1 year
Location: Borno
Job Field :Administration / Secretarial NGO/Non-Profit

Job ID: #1387656

Humanitarian Situation and Needs

With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178.000.000 and 200.000.000 habitants), Nigeria is ranked as the first economy in Africa 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 poors, and from a high rate of corruption, at every level.
In 2015, presidential elections were held and led to the election of Muhammad Buhari (former military) to replace Goodluck Jonathan. During the first months of his election, he has shown particular efforts to get progressively rid of corruption, and has officially announced that he would stop Boko Haram from harming people.
Boko Haram (meaning Western education is forbidden/ is a sin) and recently renamed Islamic State in Western Africa after it pledged allegiance to the group Islamic State, is a Sunni terrorist and jihadist group seeking to create a Kalifate in western Africa ruled by the sharia law.
Created in 2002 by Mohamed Yusuf in Maiduguri (State of Borno), the group has been carrying out armed attacks on civilian populations since 2011. However, the group was already at war with the national security forces in Nigeria, since 2004 with a high peak of the crisis in 2009.
From 2013, Boko Haram exported its action abroad, in Cameroon, Chad and Niger and was linked to a number of attacks kidnapping, particularly in Northern Cameroon. The intensification of conflict in north east states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe has inevitably resulted in the displacement of people across the troubled states.
A regional force made up of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon launched a military offensive against Boko Haram in early 2015 and resulted in significant territorial losses for the insurgent group. By April 2015, Boko Haram had lost all its held territories except its stronghold in the Sambisa forest in Borno state (Reuters, 05/05/2015). The territorial gains by regional forces have prompted Boko Haram to revert to guerrilla tactics including village raids, abductions, bombings, and suicide attacks, increasingly targeting civilians – also in areas not previously targeted.
At the end of the year 2015, Boko Haram has been responsible for the deaths of 11,000 people, becoming the world’s deadliest terrorist group before the Group Islamic State.
OCHA estimates that about 14,8 million people are affected by the Boko Haram Crisis in the North Eastern States of Nigeria. Violence and armed conflict have worsen the situation of a civilians already living in precarious conditions and undermined the development efforts to reduce poverty, strained the States resources and exhausted the community coping capacities. This 6-years Crisis also put at risk inter-community, inter-ethnic and inter-religious coexistence.
As of today, 2,3 million IDPS have been registered in Nigeria, and with no access to most areas of Borno State it is estimated that IDPs should in fact be around 3 million. If some of the IDPs have sought refuge outside the North East, Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States have been the most affected by the crisis. From the affected population, it estimated that 7 million people (with no consideration of status) are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
As of today, 70% of the registered IDPs (about 1.7 million) are settled in Maiduguri city which already counts 2.5 million people. 90% of the IDPs are located in host communities.
These alarming figures and the still ongoing displacements conducted Premiere Urgence Internationale to launch an exploratory mission in December 2015 to get a better overview of the situation, a better acquaintance with the context and to meet with the partners. After this visit, a multi-sectorial needs assessment was conducted in the city of Maiduguri.
Our Action In The Field
The results of the assessment led PUI to position in host communities hosting IDPS of Maiduguri city.
In the beginning, the strategy will be focused on :

Improving food security of the vulnerable population affected by the crisis via e-voucher/gardening / IGA
Improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene via rehabilitation and construction of boreholes, wells and latrines and access to hygiene and shelter Non Food Items (via e voucher)
During the course of February a health and mental health assessment will be realized in order to complete our analysis and to be able to set a referral system up for malnutrition cases and psychosocial in Maiduguri (Borno State).
As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Field Coordinator in Maiduguri.
Responsibilities

The Field Coordinator is responsible for the proper functioning of the project site, and the proper implementation of programs developed on that site.
Safety:
He/She is responsible of the safety of the site.
Programs:
He/She coordinates the teams, and ensures proper implementation of programs on the site, under the supervision of his/her immediate supervisor.
Human Resources:
He/She supervises all of the teams on the site, as well as national and international staff.
Logistical, Administrative and Financial Support:
He/She oversees the logistical, administrative and financial components at the site for the purpose of program implementation, and ensures compliance with the relevant procedures, with substantive support from the Logistics Coordinator (LOGC), and the Administrative and Financial Coordinator (AFC) of the mission.
Representation:
He/She represents the organization before the partners, authorities, and various local actors operating in the area where his/her base is located.
Coordination:
He/She centralizes and disseminates information from/to the site, and consolidates the internal and external reporting activities implemented in his/her field of operations before submitting them to the immediate supervisor.
Assessment/ Strategy:
He/She participates to strategy development and proposes new interventions in function of needs identified in his/her field of operations.
Training and Experiences
Training:

Project Management
Public health / Agriculture / Water, sanitation / Other
Financial Management
Logistics
Experiences:

Humanitarian: Min 1 year
International: Min 2 years
Languages

English Mandatory, French is desirable
Knowledge and Skills

Excellent writing skills
Project Management skills
Team Management
Knowledge of procedures related to institutional donors (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies)
Proposed Terms

Employed with a 6 months Fixed-Term Contract
Remuneration and Benefits

Monthly gross income: from 1 870 up to 2 200 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
5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Method of Application
Applicants should send their Application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Romain Gautier, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates at: recrutement@premiere-urgence.org with the following subject: “Log Co Nigeria”, “Nigeria HoM”, “Nigeria FieldCo” according to position applying for.

February 11, 2016 2:43 pm