Area Coordinator - National Position
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Malteser International is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we provide relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and humanitarian principles form the foundations of our work. In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, we support people in need – regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions.
Malteser International has been working in Nigeria since 2017. In Northeast Nigeria and more specifically in Borno and Adamawa States, MI is currently active in the WASH and Protection 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 distribution of non-food items (NFI), solarization of boreholes, rehabilitation of hand pumps, construction of latrines and hygiene promotion. Malteser International thereby applies a participatory, gender sensitive and inclusive approach.
For its work in Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria, Malteser International is looking for a motivated Area Coordinator – National Position.
The Area Coordinator is responsible for providing strong leadership in the management of the MI programme in the centre, i.e. Maiduguri, Jere and Konduga. Working closely with and in support of MI Maiduguri/Jere/Konduga staff, the Area Coordinator is responsible for ensuring an adequate, sustained, and consistent support to staff and project partners as well as for planing and implementing WASH, protection (gender-based violence) and food security activities and addressing emerging needs themselves.
Your responsibilities:In close coordination and robust collaboration with MI Senior Management and Coordination Team and project partners leadership, ensure smooth implementation of project activities as per agreed detailed implementation plan Monitor changes in context including security, ensure shared analysis with the project partners and cascade any issues for consideration with the MI Senior and Coordination Team Hold regular team meetings to enhance coordination and communication Oversee of Area project expenditure and monitor budget to actual expenditure in coordination with the Program Administrator Act as the main focal point for liaison with the Borno State Government, in particular engagement with the Borno State Government and relevant institutions such as the Borno State Agency Enhance and create opportunities for MI and ongoing or/and planned keep abreast of technical development and conversations, in particular regarding WASH, protection and future project development in food security and other sectors Work closely with MI and project partners technical teams, ensure key project deliverables, i.e reports, and relevant donor guidelines are complied with
Your profile:An advanced university/technical degree in engineering or a related field is strongly recommended At least 5 years' experience of working in an INGO in a developing country and/or in a humanitarian context Excellent project management, partnership management and coordination experience as well as strong communication skills Analytical, critical and systematic thinking skills, with capacity to see the overall picture and to make sound judgement/decisions as well as genuine interest in learning Pro-active, resourceful, solution and results oriented and able to cope with stressful and hostile working environments Demonstrated field teams management experience and capacity to work effectively with partners and local governments as well as to lead project teams in order to deliver an innovative programme Safeguarding as well as resources management experience with commitment to MI values and standards
What we offer:Start Date: August 2023 Duty Station: Maiduguri Duration of contract: 12 months with possibility of extension Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package inclusive
Working for Malteser International
Malteser is an equalopportunityemployer and welcomesapplicationsfrom all people, regardless ofgender, confessionororigin. Female candidates are strongly advised to apply.
Malteser International is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Malteser International conducts reference and background checks for all staff (including criminal records check for specific roles). Any candidate offered a job with Malteser International will be expected to sign MI’s Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Whether you work as a specialist on overseas service or in one of our regional offices - we offer you a challenging working environment in an experienced international team. More than 1,000 national and international staff are currently deployed in various crisis and disaster areas around the world as well as in our regional offices in Cologne and New York City.
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