Program Manager at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarities International is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 38 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs – water, food and shelter. Currently present in Nigeria since 2016 and is present in North Eastern part of Nigeria. Currently, SI carries out emergency / post – emergency programs in WASH sector in North West region of Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Manager

Location: Gusau – Zamfara

Employment Type: Full-time

Description of the Position

  • The program manager WASH is responsible for implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the operation proposals.
  • (S)he is responsible for overseeing operational teams assigned to the program.
  • (S)he guarantees the good performance and the quality of the program(s) WASH implemented, and, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance.

List of Main Tasks

Diagnosis and project design:

  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of diagnostics
  • Participate in the design and the financial dimension of the human and logistical programs to implement
  • Prepare the appendixes and technical chapters (of logical framework) of operation proposals
  • Implement activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarity International technical requirements, and donor criteria

Implementation and operational monitoring:

  • Plan and oversee the implementation of program WASH that (s)he is responsible for, both on-time and within the set technical specifications
  • Plan the activity or activities WASH with the support Departments (administrative, logistics), according to objectives
  • Propose and develop indicators for monitoring program activities WASH and context
  • Use management, activity, results, and context monitoring tools
  • Respect SI procedures
  • Provide support and advice to the logistics base for the purchase of materials specific to activities WASH
  • Assess the relevance of activities, the effectiveness of interventions, and their appropriateness in light of changing circumstances and the needs of populations
  • Propose adjustments to programs if necessary
  • Ensure the achievement of results of the programs (s)he is responsible for
  • Anticipate the difficulties associated with conducting activities WASH and help solve problems related to programs WASH
  • Propose program changes WASH according to the changing environment and indicators
  • In collaboration with the administrative service, contribute to the development of program budgets, budget follow up and proposal budgets for the program parts
  • Develop the state of needs and the Treasury requests with activity managers
  • Report the state of decentralized inventory to the logistics department (“field” inventory)

Capitalization:

  • Write the capitalization documents in accordance with SI tools
  • Prepare handover reports before the end of his/her employment contract and forward them to concerned parties in the mission and at headquarters
  • Ensure diffusion of SI technical documentation

HRM:

  • Participate in validating recruitment for the national technical staff WASH ,
  • With the administrative department, define the prerequisites for the WASH vacant positions and, if necessary, adapt the referent job profile.
  • Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working under his/her responsibility
  • Implement training related to operational requirements WASH and the identified training needs
  • Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility
  • Conduct workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings
  • Evaluate the performances of his/her team members
  • Identify potential changes in members of his/her team(s) and provide feedback to the Program Manager / HR Desk Referent
  • Make sure his/her team(s) follow the safety rules

Reporting / communications / representation:

  • Share with the appropriate authority any information on the security context and any event which may have consequences on SI activities and team safety
  • Write reports and annexes concerning his/her activity(ies) for donor reports and/or amendment
  • Ensure compliance with reporting deadlines and guidelines
  • Maintain a local operational communication network and positive relations with the local/governmental authorities, donor representatives, UN and other international agencies in cooperation with the Program Manager and Program Coordinator
  • Assure Solidarités International’s representation in the meetings or forums concerning the program in his/her place of employment…activity…
  • Represent SI on request and/or delegation
  • Respond to the requirements of Headquarters concerning specific needs
  • Write the administrative documents to be signed (MOU, handover…) jointly with governmental authorities, communities or partners

Profile

  • Resident of Zamfara State (position not opened to delocalization)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as Program Manager or in a similar role
  • BSc degree in Engineering or similar background
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
  • Familiarity with electronic databases
  • Ability to deliver high quality outputs in a timely manner
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, Hausa and Fulani, ability to read and write
  • A good listener, a good communicator, ability to prioritize and work with little supervision, team player, excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding of north west humanitarian context

Application Closing Date

18th January, 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Note

  • Hard copy applications will also be received in our Solidarites Intenational Gusau Office at Karma Guess – Gusau
  • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
  • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date.

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