Job Title: Northern Nigeria Crisis Response-Response Coordinator
- The conflict in Nigeria’s northeast, provoked by Boko Haram, has resulted in a growing humanitarian crisis with an estimated 7 million people in need of emergency assistance and at least 1.8 million Internally Displaced Persons.
- These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food security.
- FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 20 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.
- The Response Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to manage and lead all humanitarian activities of the new liberated government areas (LGAs) - Dikwa, Bama and Gwoza – with potential for additional sites.
- Under the supervision of the Nigeria Country Director, and with Technical Direction from the Director of Crisis Response, the Response Coordinator will be the most senior leader of the response team in country overseeing all OFDA funded program staff and program activities from the Maiduguri office, as well as program support functions related the project.
- The Response Coordinator will manage 7 staff members in the Maiduguri office and 5 Field Site Coordinators in 3 LGAs.
- Leads and directs the development and implementation process for company projects involving departmental or cross -functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing projects.
- Plans and directs project schedules and monitors budget/spending.
- Monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery.
- Organizes project(s) activities ensuring completion of the project on schedule and within budget constraints.
- Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
- Plans, directs, and coordinates activities for designated projects to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
- Reviews project proposals and plans to determine scheduling, budget, procedures, staffing, and allotment of resources needed for projects.
- Establishes work plans, project teams, and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies.
- Establishes, serves and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.
- Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, encouraging effective team-work.
- Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies.
- Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
- Typically requires a minimum of 8+ years of project management experience.
- Certification in project management preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.
- Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
- Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.
- Experience operating in insecure environments.
- Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).