NIGERIA – FIELD COORDINATOR – NGALA 18 views0 applications 308 views

Desired start date: ASAP

Duration of the mission: 9 months

Location: Ngala


SI opened its mission in Nigeria in August 2016, establishing its coordination in Maiduguri. With the support of the Emergency DESK, SI mission was able to quickly acquire operational capacity, which was first deployed in Borno State, for implementation of WASH and Food Security Programming. Over the course of 2017-2018, SI expanded the geographical scope of its intervention, and established presence in Monguno, Ngala and Dikwa. The current political and military crisis has affected millions of lives in Nigeria and SI is addressing the needs of displaced populations and host communities in Borno State with a specific expertise in WASH, Food Security and Livelihood (FSL), Shelter and response to AWD/Cholera outbreaks.

For the year 2020; the mission has a forecasted budget of more than 9M €. The mission operates from Abuja and Maiduguri, where the coordination is based, and from 4 operational field bases located in Maiduguri, Monguno, Ngala and Dikwa. The mission is composed of about 20 expatriates and 190 national staffs and is currently funded by Europaid, ECHO, OFDA, CDC and the UN (NHF, WFP).


The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Country Director for a region of a country in which Solidarités International intervenes.

He/she proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated.

He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures

He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management.

He/she coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone.

He/she is responsible for the coordination with local actors including UN, local actors (NGOs, Authorities) and INGOs.

He/she is in charge of supervising partnerships with local NGOs (contractual management, capacity building, coordination)

He/she is the Country Director’s direct contact and representative.

Main tasks:

  • Coordination and strategic orientation
  • Relevance and operational quality / operation monitoring
  • Resource management
  • Collaboration and coordination
  • Human resource management
  • Security
  • Financial backer relations / search for funding
  • Internal and external communication
  • Representation and coordination


Line manager: Country Director

Line report(s) on base: 3 people (direct management)

The main challenges of the position:

  • Contextual security analysis and security management
  • Ensure the on-time completion of all projects on Ngala region
  • Enhanced coordination in sectors
  • Cholera emergency response preparedness (necessary and appropriate stakes)
  • Management of Logistical aspects


Qualifications :

  • Masters’ degree or equivalent in related sectors
  • Previous experiences as a field coordinator in remote and insecure areas
  • Ability to develop a strong understanding of the context
  • Experience in tensed context in terms of security
  • Good and proven writing and spoken English are required
  • Good knowledge and experience on evaluation and monitoring tools and good analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organizational and analytical skills
  • Anticipation and self-organization capacities
  • Great work and stress management capacities
  • Patience and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to set up and participate in coordination mechanism in an operational way
  • Ability for multi-tasking, prioritizing work and managing a wide scope of work
  • Experience of managing programmatic and support operations of a field office


A salaried post: according to experience from 2860 euros gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave).

Per Diem: 600 USD / month.

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. Our policy was just modified: from now on, Solidarités offers you 7 working days ever three months, with a 850 USD allowance for each break. In addition to these regular break, SI adds a day off per worked month. These days off as well as the breaks are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary as they are offered by the organization.

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Living conditions

The living conditions in Ngala have improved over the years. The guest house is well equipped and has all basic amenities. There are 4 bedrooms, some with attached bathrooms, living room, kitchen and a small gym. The GH has good security setup.

The overall security conditions require us to follow our security guidelines strictly. There is an organization and government imposed curfew.

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