Program Administrator (m/f/d) at Malteser International-Nigeria

Program Administrator (m/f/d)

Malteser International has been working in Nigeria since 2017. In Northeast Nigeria and more specifically in Borno State, MI is currently active in the WASH sector for improving the lives of both the IDP population as well as the host communities. The WASH activities focus on improved access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. They include NFI distribution, solarization of boreholes, rehabilitation of hand pumps, construction of latrines and hygiene promotion. Malteser International thereby applies a participatory, gender sensitive and inclusive approach.

In support of our work in Northeast Nigeria,Malteser International is looking for a motivated

Program Administrator (m/f/d)

As Program Administrator (m/f/d), you will ensure that the administrative, financial and logistic systems and procedures are in compliance with Malteser International and donor standards. You will be responsible to supervise and guide the administrative team to achieve set targets and ensure sound project support in line with Malteser International’s policies, procedures and guidelines. You will ensure that organizational and donor rules and regulations are in place, maintained and adhered to, so that all operational support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently.


  • Supervise, monitor and support to the Operational Support Team (finance, logistics, human resources) to ensure that Malteser International administration, logistics and finance systems are in place and applied
  • Cooperation and reporting to Program Administrator in Malteser Headquarters, Cologne
  • Monitor compliance with Malteser International and donor standards, rules and regulations as well as administrative and logistic procedures during program planning, implementation and closure and ensure that they are implemented and adhered to
  • Management, supervision and coaching of up to 15 national staff
  • Organize and coordinate support for the Program Management Team in the fulfilment of their duties according to program design and timely implementation of agreed and necessary changes
  • Closely cooperate with the Program Management Team in the establishment of project budgets, budget controls, and procurement plans
  • Contribute to a comprehensive monthly report that covers all relevant operational support information
  • Ensure trainings for local staff and partners on topics of finance, logistics and HR


  • Working experience in administration and financial management of humanitarian relief, transitional aid and/or development projects
  • Relevant University degree or applied degree in finance management, administrative science, economics or social science
  • Proven experience and excellent ability to successfully work with and comply with international and donor standards (e.g. German government, GIZ, ECHO, UNOCHA)
  • Proven experience to lead, support and coach teams in a trustful and culturally sensitive way
  • Proven communication skills including the ability to effectively motivate people and to diplomatically manage the relationship with different authorities and donors
  • Physical and mental strength to work in live in hardship location
  • Proven experience of assessing and developing relations with local partner organizations would be an asset
  • Sectoral experience in WASH or health would be an asset
  • Working experience with finance software and other relevant computer skills
  • Good English language proficiency (written & spoken)
  • Working experience in Nigeria desirable


  • Start Date: 16. March 2020
  • Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel to field locations and Abuja
  • Duration of contract: 6 months, extension very likely
  • Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package, accommodation in team house, one home flight per year of employment, R&R every 12 weeks
  • Please note this is an unaccompanied position
  • We offer a challenging position with many opportunities in a highly motivated team environment
  • Induction and Training prior to deployment for approx. 1,5-2 weeks in Headquarters Cologne

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at

Please submit your application (CV, meaningful letter of motivation and 3 references) until February 17th 2020.

Malteser International
D-50825 Cologne / Germany