iMMAP Inc. is an international nongovernmental organization that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the worldâs most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP Inc.âs critical support to the information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.
Scope of Work
The Country Representative (CR) is the senior iMMAP Inc. management position in the host country, with supervisory and managerial responsibility for all in-country personnel, programs and policies. The CR is responsible for developing the overall iMMAP Inc. strategic direction for programming in concert with the iMMAP Inc. senior management team and local and international partners. She/He is also responsible for developing and implementing systems, policies and procedures for iMMAP Inc. operations in country. As the iMMAP Inc. senior manager in country, the CR is also responsible for financial oversight, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, staff safety and security, human resource management, and representation in the field. Working closely with the Africa Desk Coordinator, the CR ensures that country program operations meet the highest standard and are supportive of regional and global iMMAP Inc. strategies.
Description of Duties
Line managementThe Country Representative for Nigeria shall work under the direction of the iMMAP Inc.'s Africa Desk Coordinator.
Strategy and VisionÂ Formulate and plan, in consultation with key stakeholders, a clearÂ vision ofÂ present and future programme goals and strategies which can be clearly communicated to team members, local beneficiaries, international partners, governmental counterparts, and donors. Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieveÂ program and organizational objectives. Evaluate program priorities withinÂ the countryÂ andÂ participateÂ inÂ regional prioritization. Explore, evaluate and present new country and project funding opportunities that leverage impact and integrate initiatives and activities; support and direct related fundraising activities with both institutional and private donors.
Team ManagementDevelop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with iMMAP Inc.âs policies, including current position descriptions for all iMMAP Inc. in country positions, personnel orientation and professional development plans, personnel evaluation system, field personnel policy manual, and personnel grievance procedure system. Recruit, manage and motivate an informed, skilled and efficient team with an emphasis on excellence and achievement; encourage a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, incorporating staff development strategies and performance management systems into the team building process. Establish leadership and personal credibility with the iMMAP Inc. team, and implement and create an organizational culture of accountability, responsibility and quality of services.
Reporting, Monitoring and EvaluationEnsure the programme is based upon sound principles of design and utilize iMMAP Inc. and donor required monitoring and evaluation systems.
Representation and CommunicationRepresent the iMMAP Inc. country programme with national and international donors, partners, the Nigeria INGO Forum, media, and participate in local community activities as appropriate. Maintain effective and positive internal contacts and communication channels with iMMAP Inc. headquarters officers and staff, and external contacts with the embassies, national government offices, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donor agency officials, vendors, media, and the general public.
Fiscal, Compliance Management and AccountabilityCoordinate the overall country budget; manage budgets within approved spending levels and establish an annual cash flow plan to ensure a steady and adequate supply of funds for program activities. Oversee budget management of sub-grantees/sub-contractors if any. Build and maintain operational structures that ensure proper segregation of duties between finance, administration and logistics and fully support field programs.
SecurityManage the safety and security of the entire iMMAP Inc. country team and assets according to best practices, operating standards and field realities. Liaise with security officials of the local government and other humanitarian, relief and development stakeholders concerning crucial events, periods of increased risk, incident reporting, and security policy changes.
EducationAdvanced university degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Information Science or other relevant fields;
LanguagesEnglish (fluent) â essential
Â ExperienceAt least 15 years of experience with increasing responsibility in management positions, preferably within the UN or other humanitarian and development organizations; Complete understanding of the UN cluster system and its functioning as well as USAID, ECHO, FCDO and other donors and foundations present in Nigeria; ProvenÂ abilityÂ andÂ experience interacting with a wide range of organizations and stakeholders from the UN, donors, clusters, and NGOs; Experience in emergency relief management and field coordination; Knowledge of the political, cultural, humanitarian and development context of Nigeria.
Soft skillsStrong presentation and communication skills; Service orientated and ability to build consensus. Ability to understand and adapt to complex and dynamic situations; Ability to work in harsh operational environments; Ability to foster and maintain a safe and productive workspace for project teams; Ability to manage and lead technical experts; Takes initiatives, manages own use of time and is self-motivating; Self drive, flexibility and creativity.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
iMMAP Inc. team members are expected to support all efforts toward ensuring accountability, specifically to beneficiaries of iMMAP Inc. programs, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communitiesÂ asÂ equalÂ partnersÂ in the design, monitoring and evaluation ofÂ field projects.
Personnel are expected to conduct themself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP Inc.âs policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all countries.
iMMAP Inc. has zero tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.
iMMAP Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.
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