FSL Project Manager – WFP – Nigeria
Terms of reference
Job Title: FSL Project Manager – WFP
Duty station: Maiduguri
Starting date: 01/10/2019
Contract duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Head of Base
Supervision of: about 30 national staff
General context of the project
The Boko Haram armed opposition insurgency started in 2009 and Maiduguri was the epicentre of the armed conflict. Later the armed conflict spread to all twenty-seven (27) Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno State, North East Nigeria. The conflict took an international dimension as it spread to the neighbouring countries of Cameroun, Niger and Chad, resulting in the displacement of millions of people across all four frontiers. The Armed Opposition Group (AOG) has been killing people in both rural and urban centres in their quest to form a hairline Islamic State in the North east of Nigeria. They have been abducting young boys and girls and conscripting young boys into their military ranks, burning peoples’ houses as a way of forcing them into submission. A lot of towns and cities have been burned and destroyed. Social services and amenities have also destroyed and are now none existent. Agricultural activities which used to be the source of food security and livelihoods among the rural communities of the North East are no longer existent. Joint military operations by Cameroun, Nigeria, Chad and Niger have resulted in the liberation of 15 LGAs.
According to available records insurgency in the northeast has claimed close to 20,000 lives and has caused enormous damage to public and private property, disrupted basic services such as health, education, financial services and displaced around two million 0ne hundred and fifty thousand (2,150 000) individuals in Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi states.
General purpose of the position
Provide overall supervision to the activities implemented within the framework of the project ensuring that they are delivered following the proposal text agreed with the donor and that they are leading to the achievement of the project’s results in a timely way.
Main responsibilities and tasks
Main responsibilities are:
- Overall supervision of implementation of Food Security project activities
- Liaise with donors’ program staff for matters related to project implementation at the field level
- Line management for the Food Security project staff
- Coordinate and manage Food Security project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
- Elaborate project concept notes and proposals for submission to donors
- Ensure adherence to INTERSOS policies, guidance and procedures
- Provide distribution reports to the donor partner as required after each distribution
- Provide regular progress reports to the Head of Mission and the regional program support officer
- Initiate and participate in the development of relevant Food Security projects
- Develop and manage Food Security project budget
- Implement technical direction for food distribution and ensure high technical quality of project
- Ensure that the project targets most vulnerable and most in need beneficiaries, explore and assess new and better ways to assist them
- Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer of key skills
- Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders for a coordinated implementation of project activities
- Implement other tasks as might be required by the hierarchy with relation to INTERSOS Country Program in Nigeria.
Required profile and experience
- Hold a degree (minimum equal to Bachelors level) in social sciences or any related field
- Minimum 3 years of experience in a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Previous experience in West Africa (desirable)
- Experience in working in complex and volatile contexts
- Food Security expertise (In-kind and cash for food)
- Previous experience in managing WFP-funded projects
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Ability to work in volatile security environment
- Capacity to adapt to basic living conditions, patience.
- Ability to meet strict donor’s guidelines
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal
- Available to travel to other deep field locations
- Strong leadership and problem solving skills
- Willingness to commit INTERSOS values
How to Apply
For further information and to apply, follow the link below:
In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter via email to [email protected], with subject line: “**SR-49-1152 – FSL Project Manager – WFP – Nigeria**”.
Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.