Technical Health Project Manager (PHCC) in Maiduguri – Première Urgence Internationale

Humanitarian situation and needs
With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178.000.000 and 200.000.000 habitants), Nigeria is ranked as the first economy in Africa thanks to oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…). Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from huge socio-economic inequalities, and from high rates of corruption, at every level. In 2015, presidential elections were held and led to the election of Muhammad Buhari (former military) to replace Goodluck Jonathan. During the first months of his election, he has shown particular efforts to get progressively rid of corruption, and has officially announced that he would stop Boko Haram from harming people.
Boko Haram (meaning Western education is forbidden/ is a sin), renamed Islamic State in Western Africa after it pledged allegiance to the group Islamic State in april 2015, is a Sunni terrorist and jihadist group seeking to create a Kalifate in western Africa ruled by the sharia law. Created in 2002 by Mohamed Yusuf in Maiduguri (State of Borno), the group has been carrying out armed attacks on civilian populations since 2011. Abubakar Shekau has taken over the leadership of the group after Yusuf died in detention in 2009 and has radicalizeds BH’s actions in the Lake Chad Basin.
From 2013, Boko Haram exported its action abroad, in Cameroon, Chad and Niger and was linked to a number of attacks kidnapping, particularly in Northern Cameroon. The intensification of conflict in north east states of, Borno, Adamawa and Yobe has inevitably resulted in the displacement of people across the troubled states. As of today, OCHA estimated that 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, of whom 1.8 million are displaced in the sole city of Maiduguri. The main need is related to Food Security, and access to basic services (Water, Health, and Sanitation).
If a regional force made up of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon launched a military offensive against Boko Haram in early 2015 and resulted in significant territorial losses for the insurgent group.
In August 2016, Al-Barnawi was appointed as the new leader by the high commandment of ISIS for the western African province of the Islamic State, which caused a scission inside the group between ISWA (Islamic State in Western Africa) led by Al-Barnawi and Boko Haram “historical channel” led by Abubakar Shekau. This scission might cause changes in the security context in the coming months. Armed clashes are still ongoing in Borno state drastically reducing access to the vulnerable populations outside Maiduguri, in Local Government Areas of Borno State.

Our action in the field
PUI is present in Nigeria since April 2016, and wishes to cover the needs of crisis affected people in Borno State, and particularly in Maiduguri city.
In order to perform the objective mentioned above, Première Urgence Internationale aims to develop a comprehensive integrated approach, targeting the people’s needs in Food Security, Health, Shelter and WASH.
Click here for more information about our response to the crisis
As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Technical Health Project Manager (PHCC) in Maiduguri.

The Technical Manager for Health supervises the implementation of medical activities in the Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) supported by PUI.
• Programs: He/She ensures proper implementation and monitoring of medical program falling under his/her responsibility, while observing PUI’s health policy.
• Human Resources: He/She supervises the Medical Team of the PHCC supported by PUI (PUI salaried employees and, as the case may be, daily paid workers).
• Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures compliance of activities falling under his/her responsibility with logistical and administrative procedures.
• Representation: He/She represents the association before partners, authorities and local actors involved in the implementation of medical programs.
• Safety: He/She contributes to efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information relating to safety concerns to his/her immediate supervisor.
• Strategy: He/She contributes to the development of new interventions on the basis of identified needs.

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Training and experiences
• Registered Nurse
• Residency in Medicine
• Humanitarian
• International
• Technical
Knowledge and skills:
• Good writing skills
• Knowledge of Project Management
• Pack Office
Required Personal Characteristics:
• Ability to work independently while taking initiatives and showing a sense of responsibility
• Ability to withstand pressure
• Sense of diplomacy and openness of spirit
• Analytical skills
• Organization and manage priorities
• Good brainstorming and trouble-shooting skills
• Ability to work and manage affairs professionally and with maturity
• Ability to integrate the local environment into operations, in its political, economic and historical dimensions

• Required: English and French

Proposed Terms
• Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months
• Minimum duration of commitment : 12 months
• Starting date: December 2016
• Monthly gross income: from 1 815 up to 2 145 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
To know more about our job offer, look at the complete job description on our website!

Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Romain Gautier, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates at with the following subject: « HealthPMPHCC-NGA ».

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