Thursday, 11 February 2016

Head of Mission at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

02:53
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering 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 in average 140 projects by 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 4 million people in 22 countries - in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caucasus and Europe.

We are recruiting to fill the position of: 

Job Title: Head of Mission

Job ID: #1387396
Location: Abuja

Job Responsibilities
As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Head Of Mission:
  • The Head of Mission is responsible for the smooth opening, functioning and development of the mission.
  • Safety & Security: S/he is responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
  • Programmes: S/he coordinates the teams and ensures that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. S/he also monitors needs and suggests new operations and development tracks for the mission.
  • Human Resources: S/he ensures that the mission is adequately staffed and supervises the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
  • Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he ensures that logistical and administrative practices in place respect PUI procedures and formats and are in compliance with donors’ rules and regulations
  • Technical monitoring: S/he ensures that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy.
  • Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors,the media and different authorities.
  • Relations with Headquarters: S/he ensures that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensures that due dates are respected.
Training:
  • Project management
  • Education in Agriculture/Watsan /Public Health/Psychosocial
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics and Security
Requirements
Experiences:
  • 3 years of humanitarian experience in project co-ordination.
  • Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes.
  • Experience in security management
  • Previous experience as Head of Mission in an NGO or OSI
Languages:
  • English is mandatory, French is desirable
Required Personal Characteristics
  • Leadership skills and the ability to make decisions
  • Trustworthiness and a sense of responsibility
  • Charisma and the ability to awake enthusiasm for the work the project involves
  • Ability to use authority, when necessary
  • Analysis and synthesis abilities (discenrment, pragmatism)
  • Ability to adapt
  • Organisational skills, ability to be thorough and respect due dates
  • Strong listening and negotiation skills
  • Good people and communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm and level-headed
  • General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
Proposed Terms
  • Employed with a 6 months Fixed-Term Contract.
Remuneration
  • Monthly gross income: from 2 420 up to 2 750 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
  • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in 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.
Starting Date
1st March, 2016. 

Application Closing Date
31st March, 2016.

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should please send their Application (Resume and Cover Letter) to "Romain Gautier" at: recrutement@premiere-urgence.org with the following subject: "Nigeria HoM".