Country Representative – Abuja – Premiere Urgence Internationale

Premiere Urgence Internationale positioning:
In light with the humanitarian situation described above, Premiere Urgence Internationale is launching an exploratory mission in Nigeria to further assess the needs.
Considering the security context, Premiere Urgence Internationale has externalized the security analysis to OS Consulting.
The Exploratory Mission will include two phases :
Networking and Mapping

Field Assessment
Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Officer (EO) at HQ, the main objectives of the Country Representative in Nigeria are the following:
Develop a clear analysis of humanitarian needs’ coverage gaps including geographical, sectoral and target communities priorization
Develop a clear analysis of funding opportunities related to the identified gaps
Develop, if relevant, recommendations and methodologies for the conduction of in-depth technical assessments
Develop a network of relevant and reliable contacts among the main external stakeholders linked to humanitarian interventions (NGO, UN agencies, donors, authorities, suppliers…)
Evaluate the relevance and feasibility of the deployment of a PUI intervention in the country and provide linked recommendation and positionning strategy / intervention propositions

Safety & Security : S/he is responsible for the safety & security of all PUI staff and resources within the country
Needs’ Assessment and Strategic positionning: S/he is responsible for the proper analysis of the humanitarian situation in the countries, the identifications of uncovered needs, the suggesting of conduction of in-depth assessments and the drafting of strategic positionning and project concept papers.
Human Resources: S/he manages all PUI staff in the country including needs’ identification, recruitment…
Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he, with the direct support of Emergency Officer at HQ, ensures that logistical and administrative practices used by the team in-country respects PUI procedures and templates. S/he is the responsible in fine of all logistics, administrative and financial elements at field level.
Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors,the media and different authorities. S/he builds up a strong and comprehensive network of relevant and reliable external stakeholders.
Relations with Headquarters: S/he is the link between the field team and HQ.

Training and Experience
5 years of humanitarian experience in project coordination.
Previous experience as Head of Mission in an NGO
Previous experience in assessment / exploratory missions
Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes.
Security management
Excellent negotiation skills
Excellent writing skills
Excellent safety and security management and analysis skills

English mandatory
Hausa desirable
Proposed Terms
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract (3 to 4 weeks renewable)
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

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2015.

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should please send their application (Resume and Cover letter) to Alexandre Darcas, Recruitment & Careers Manager via: using “Country Representative – Nigeria” as subject.

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