Nigeria – A Base Logistic Manager in Maiduguri
Starting date : Mid – June 2020
Duration of Mission: 6 months minimum
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a Humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by addressing their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in more than 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
Following the intensification of the Chad Lake conflict in Nigeria (North East of the Country), PUI opened its Nigerian mission in 2016. PUI is also assisting the Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.
Humanitarian situation and needs :
With the largest population in Africa (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the strongest economy of the continent relying on oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…). Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from important development disparities between North and South provinces of the country, social and economic inequalities, and from a high rate of corruption at every level of the economic and administrative systems. Moreover, Nigeria is a very diverse country, hosting multiple ethnic groups and religion.
The on-going conflict in the North-East States of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis. This context is exacerbated by the extreme violence from armed-opposition groups ISWAP (Islamic State’s West Africa Province) and JAS (Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad) targeting civilian populations in NE Nigeria. In October 2019, there were 2 019 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country according to the UNHCR and 7.1 million people were considered to be in a humanitarian emergency situation. Three years of conflict have seriously deteriorated living conditions in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States and have depressed agricultural production, exacerbating populations’ critical needs for life-saving assistance.
The conflict in the North-East
In 2001, the group called Boko Haram initiated social action and education activities in response to a corrupt state that leaves out a large part of the population. Over the years, the group began to carry out violent actions and to start a real armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria. In 2015, the Nigerian army received military support from neighboring countries (Cameroon, Niger, Benin and Chad) and a Western military coalition (United States, France, United Kingdom) to support their actions against armed-opposition groups in NE Nigeria. In August 2016, a schism was observed between JAS (Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’Awati Wal-Jihad – the historical branch) led by the historical member of the group: Abubakar Shekau and ISWAP, the current Caliphate province in West Africa led by Al Barnawi, appointed by Al Baghdadi of Raqqa. Since then, the State of Borno has been under the influence of these two armed groups and civilian populations subject to extreme violence and the devastating consequences of the conflict.
Since 2015, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) and his allies in the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) have retaken control of some of the AOGs’ controlled aread, starting with Maiduguri MMC and others towns, but the conflict continues, reducing humanitarian actors’ access to civilians. This large-scale violence in north-eastern Nigeria and on its borders is causing massive internal displacement, particularly in Borno State, and has resulted in one of the world’s largest protection crises, in which civilians face serious risks to their lives, safety, well-being and human rights.
Our action in the field :
For the year 2020 our operational strategy is based on the following objectives :
- Increase basic humanitarian assistance coverage to those in need within Borno State
- Contribute to developing a deeper understanding of the humanitarian needs within communities
- Food and nutrition insecurity is reduced for crisis-effected populations
- Self-reliance is strengthened within accessible and safe regions
- The overall protection environment of targeted communities is enhanced
- Vulnerable and conflict-affected individuals with specific protection needs and risks can access specialized protection services
- Contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality especially for women, children
And the main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2020 can be synthetized as follows:
- Continue and further develop the response to urgent needs of IDPs and Host Communities living in Maiduguri City through Food Security, Health, Nutrition and Protection activities.
- Further develop the integrated multi-sector response in Maiduguri City with the widening of the sectoral scope of PUI intervention by adding Protection, MHPSS, WASH… to the response portfolio (either directly or through coordinated approach with external actors)
- Develop the support to vulnerable populations in Monguno, through the continuity of Health, Nutrition and Protection projects
As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Base Logistic Manager in Maiduguri.
The Base Logistic Manager is responsible to manage the logistics department in Maiduguri under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator and with the technical support of the Logistics Coordinator, in order to support the implementation of the programs activities on a timely and good quality basis, and in compliance with PUI procedures and donors’ guidelines.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Team Management: He / She oversees the recruitment, training, organization and management of logistics teams (PUI employees and potential daily workers), giving direct supervision to the national team and building capacities of the staff
- Base logistical support: He/She oversees all the necessary logistical operations to ensure the proper opening and the proper functionning of the base, and ensures the roll out of standard internal logistic procedures.
- Assets and premises: He/She ensures the good management of all the equipment’s, including fleet and premises at base level in compliance with PUI procedures and donors’ guidelines
- Safety & Security : He/She assists the Field Coordinator with safety & security management. He/She is directly responsible of the daily, concrete aspects of the base’s safety management.
- Coordination, reporting and dissemination of information : He /She coordinates with the different department (program and admin) and ensures all the reporting and information is compiled and disseminated among concerned services.
- Capacity building: Coach relevant deputy logistics manager and logistic staffs. Facilitate the development of a high quality of logistics staff, which fully addresses the roll out and consolidation into their daily work.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCES
- Bachelor’s or Master degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences
- Minimum 1 year’s experience in humanitarian work
- Minimum 1 year’s experience
Knowledge and skills:
- Team Management
- Logistical skills
- Stock Management
- Good Knoweldge of the Pack Office
- English mandatory
- Leadership skills and ability to take decisions
- Ability to work independently while taking initiatives and showing a sense of responsibility
- Organization, rigor and ability to meet deadlines
- Analytical (discernment, pragmatism) and synthesis skills
- Ability to show authority, if necessary
- Capacity to adapt and showing organizational flexibility
- Ability to work and manage affairs professionally and with maturity
- Sense of diplomacy
- Strong listening, negotiation and communication skills
- Ability to work with various partners, in a spirit of openness, and with adaptable communications strategies
- Ability to remain calm and level-headed
- General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
- Ability to integrate local environment into operations, in its political, economic and historical dimensions
- Ability to implement various intervention strategies based on difficult security logistics, humanitarian context, and to adapt quickly in response to new constraints (security, logistics)
- Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 6 months minimum
- Starting date : Mid – June 2020
- Monthly gross income: from 1 815 up to 2 145 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per
- Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
- Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
- Housingin collective accommodation
- Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
- Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
- Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
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