Livelihood Project Manager Job Vacancy at INTERSOS in Nigeria March 2019

Career Vacancy : INTERSOS Nigeria Job Description
Employment Opportunity : Livelihood Project Manager Job Recruitment

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Livelihood Project Manager
Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Code: SR-49-742
Starting date: 07/03/2019
Contract Duration: 10 Months
Reporting to: Head of Base
Supervision of: National Project Manager/ Field Coordinators
Dependents: No family duty station
General purpose of the position

  • The overall purpose of the Livelihoods Project Manager role is to ensure a streamlined, fit-for-context Livelihood Programme, including food-security elements, in Borno State-NE Nigeria, across various field bases and humanitarian contexts.
  • The position will develop a Livelihoods strategy, including a core set of activities, for the country and the technical tools and standards to support implementation, in close coordination with base and field offices.
  • S/he will also provide technical guidance and support on a day to day basis to Livelihoods programmes across INTERSOS Nigeria; through this, s/he will ensure harmonization and national consistency

Main responsibilities and tasks
Technical Oversight:

  • Develop program strategy and priorities based on thorough understanding of needs and context
  • Ensure that programme strategy, and design is integrated with other INTERSOS sectors
  • Assure compliance with INTERSOS standards and procedures and alignment with global strategy, through regular coordination with colleagues in support services at Base Office and Field Offices level.
  • Coordinate with sector colleagues at Base Office and HQ levels as appropriate about relevant issues
  • Complete regular field visits to ensure technical oversight and support, identify needs, and ensure quality programming
  • Lead development, harmonization, and roll out of SOPs, tools and guidelines
  • Provide regular technical support and guidance to National Project Manager/ Field Coordinators and other relevant staff in both a structured manner and on a case by case basis.

Technical Line Management:

  • Development of harmonized job descriptions and structures in all field offices
  • Participate in the recruitment of technical staff in the same field
  • Identify technical gaps and support capacity building for technical line reports
  • Contribute to setting performance objectives and performance appraisals of technical staff in the same field
  • When necessary, and with approval of his/her line manager, provide stop-gap support in absence of PMs, in close coordination with team focal points (identified by the PM before his/her absence)

Programme Development, Coordination, and Oversight:

  • Lead design, finalisation and oversight and coordination of proposals and projects, in coordination with FSL Coordinator, Head of Base /HoM
  • Lead on program review meetings where he/she is the focal point and contribute to other program review meetings as necessary (Grant Opening, Review, & Close Out Meetings)
  • Oversight of overall program implementation, including budgets and indicators
  • Oversight and monitoring of overall sector budget, including budget development, in coordination with National PM / Field Coordinators and monitoring for timely sector-level spend, and initiate corrective action, including internal and donor budget realignments
  • Lead on developing assessments, including inter-sectoral assessments to inform evidence-based planning
  • Map donor priorities within given sector and identify new opportunities
  • Provide technical review of all proposals and reports and other relevant sector-specific donor communications
  • Lead as a grants focal point for livelihood sector, as appointed by FSL Coordinator

Quality Assurance:

  • Oversight of overall program implementation progress; identification, resolution and/or escalation of issues;
  • Work with M&E to develop harmonized tools and databases to monitor and track efficiency and quality of programming and improve information management within the sector focal points
  • Work closely with M&E in design, implementation, and evaluation of sector-level programming
  • Coordinate with M&E to ensure accountability mechanisms are established for programming

Coordination and Donor Engagement:

  • Lead participation at Clusters, including direct participation at the national level and coordination of representation at the sub-national level. Also participate in working groups/strategic advisory groups, to represent INTERSOS and its mandate
  • Act as the main sector-level point of contact with donors in coordination with FSL Coordinator; support donor visits to the field
  • Provide technical input and support strategic direction of the sector-level response within the humanitarian community
  • Report issues and challenges to the donor in a timely manner, in coordination with the FSL Coordinator
  • Liaise with sub national and national government authorities and relevant stakeholders

Other:

  • Raise any issues of non-compliance and assure compliance with INTERSOS standards and procedures
  • Coordinate with Communication /Advocacy for success story content, communication tools, etc.
  • Provide regular updates to FSL Coordinator and SMT
  • Any other duties as agreed with FSL Coordinator

Education

  • Master’s in Social Sciences or other relevant field

Professional experience:

  • To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 7 years of experience with INGOs

Professional requirements
Required:

  • Strong Livelihoods experience including experience in representation with clusters and other protection actors
  • Strong Cash experience
  • Experience with capacity building, including in settings with remote technical management
  • Strong technical experience in development and roll out of SOPs
  • Substantial experience in both a technical advisory role and program management and implementation
  • Strong proposal development and report development skills
  • Experience in rapidly changing humanitarian contexts
  • Experience with representation and communication

Languages:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

Personal requirements:

  • Ability to deal with stress and demanding working environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
  • Attention to detail and structured way of approaching tasks (very organized).
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  5th March, 2019.




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