Livelihood Project Manager at INTERSOS Nigeria

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Livelihood Project ManagerLocation: Maiduguri, BornoCode: SR-49-742Starting date: 24th December, 2018Contract Duration: 10 MonthsReporting to: Head of BaseSupervision of: National Project Manager/ Field CoordinatorsDependents: No family duty stationGeneral purpose of the positionThe 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 TasksTechnical Oversight:Develop program strategy and priorities based on thorough understanding of needs and contextEnsure that programme strategy, and design is integrated with other INTERSOS sectorsLead development, harmonization, and roll out of SOPs, tools and guidelinesProvide 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 issuesComplete regular field visits to ensure technical oversight and support, identify needs, and ensure quality programmingTechnical Line Management:Development of harmonized job descriptions and structures in all field officesParticipate in the recruitment of technical staff in the same fieldIdentify technical gaps and support capacity building for technical line reportsContribute to setting performance objectives and performance appraisals of technical staff in the same fieldWhen 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 /HoMLead on developing assessments, including inter-sectoral assessments to inform evidence-based planningMap donor priorities within given sector and identify new opportunitiesProvide technical review of all proposals and reports and other relevant sector-specific donor communicationsLead as a grants focal point for livelihood sector, as appointed by FSL CoordinatorLead 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 indicatorsOversight 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 realignmentsQuality 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 pointsWork closely with M&E in design, implementation, and evaluation of sector-level programmingCoordinate with M&E to ensure accountability mechanisms are established for programmingCoordination 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 mandateAct as the main sector-level point of contact with donors in coordination with FSL Coordinator; support donor visits to the fieldProvide technical input and support strategic direction of the sector-level response within the humanitarian communityReport issues and challenges to the donor in a timely manner, in coordination with the FSL CoordinatorLiaise with sub national and national government authorities and relevant stakeholdersOther:Raise any issues of non-compliance and assure compliance with INTERSOS standards and proceduresCoordinate with Communication /Advocacy for success story content, communication tools, etc.Provide regular updates to FSL Coordinator and SMTAny other duties as agreed with FSL Coordinator

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