INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.Location: Maiduguri, Borno Code: SR-49-742 Starting date: 24th December, 2018 Contract Duration: 10 Months Reporting to: Head of Base Supervision of: National Project Manager/ Field Coordinators Dependents: No family duty station General purpose of the position

The overall purpose of the Livelihoods Project Manager role is to ensure a streamlined, fit-for-context Livelihood Programme, including food-security elements, in Borno State-NE Nigeria, across various field bases and humanitarian contexts.
The position will develop a Livelihoods strategy, including a core set of activities, for the country and the technical tools and standards to support implementation, in close coordination with base and field offices.
S/he will also provide technical guidance and support on a day to day basis to Livelihoods programmes across INTERSOS Nigeria; through this, s/he will ensure harmonization and national consistency.

Main responsibilities and Tasks Technical Oversight:

Develop program strategy and priorities based on thorough understanding of needs and context
Ensure that programme strategy, and design is integrated with other INTERSOS sectors
Lead development, harmonization, and roll out of SOPs, tools and guidelines
Provide regular technical support and guidance to National Project Manager/ Field Coordinators and other relevant staff in both a structured manner and on a case by case basis.
Assure compliance with INTERSOS standards and procedures and alignment with global strategy, through regular coordination with colleagues in support services at Base Office and Field Offices level.
Coordinate with sector colleagues at Base Office and HQ levels as appropriate about relevant issues
Complete regular field visits to ensure technical oversight and support, identify needs, and ensure quality programming

Technical Line Management:

Development of harmonized job descriptions and structures in all field offices
Participate in the recruitment of technical staff in the same field
Identify technical gaps and support capacity building for technical line reports
Contribute to setting performance objectives and performance appraisals of technical staff in the same field
When necessary, and with approval of his/her line manager, provide stop-gap support in absence of PMs, in close coordination with team focal points (identified by the PM before his/her absence)

Programme Development, Coordination, and Oversight:

Lead design, finalisation and oversight and coordination of proposals and projects, in coordination with FSL Coordinator, Head of Base /HoM
Lead on developing assessments, including inter-sectoral assessments to inform evidence-based planning
Map donor priorities within given sector and identify new opportunities
Provide technical review of all proposals and reports and other relevant sector-specific donor communications
Lead as a grants focal point for livelihood sector, as appointed by FSL Coordinator
Lead on program review meetings where he/she is the focal point and contribute to other program review meetings as necessary (Grant Opening, Review, & Close Out Meetings)
Oversight of overall program implementation, including budgets and indicators
Oversight and monitoring of overall sector budget, including budget development, in coordination with National PM / Field Coordinators and monitoring for timely sector-level spend, and initiate corrective action, including internal and donor budget realignments

Quality Assurance:

Oversight of overall program implementation progress; identification, resolution and/or escalation of issues;
Work with M&E to develop harmonized tools and databases to monitor and track efficiency and quality of programming and improve information management within the sector focal points
Work closely with M&E in design, implementation, and evaluation of sector-level programming
Coordinate with M&E to ensure accountability mechanisms are established for programming

Coordination and Donor Engagement:

Lead participation at Clusters, including direct participation at the national level and coordination of representation at the sub-national level. Also participate in working groups/strategic advisory groups, to represent INTERSOS and its mandate
Act as the main sector-level point of contact with donors in coordination with FSL Coordinator; support donor visits to the field
Provide technical input and support strategic direction of the sector-level response within the humanitarian community
Report issues and challenges to the donor in a timely manner, in coordination with the FSL Coordinator
Liaise with sub national and national government authorities and relevant stakeholders


Raise any issues of non-compliance and assure compliance with INTERSOS standards and procedures
Coordinate with Communication /Advocacy for success story content, communication tools, etc.
Provide regular updates to FSL Coordinator and SMT
Any other duties as agreed with FSL Coordinator


Masters in Social Sciences or other relevant field.

Professional experience:

To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 7 years of experience with INGOs.

Professional requirements:

Strong Livelihoods experience including experience in representation with clusters and other protection actors
Strong Cash experience
Experience in rapidly changing humanitarian contexts
Experience with representation and communication
Experience with capacity building, including in settings with remote technical management
Strong technical experience in development and roll out of SOPs
Substantial experience in both a technical advisory role and program management and implementation
Strong proposal development and report development skills



Personal requirements:

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with INTERSOS’s vision and values.

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