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Job title: Head of Mission – Nigeria

Company: Intersos

Job description: INTERSOS is an autonomous helpful association that helps the casualties of cataclysmic events, outfitted struggles and prohibition. Its exercises depend on the standards of fortitude, equity, human nobility, equity of rights and openings, regard for variety and concurrence, giving exceptional consideration to the most weak people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Head of Mission

Code: SR-49-1903

Duty station: Abuja (half) with successive recorded visits to other field bases (50%)

Starting date: 15/06/2021

Contract length: 12 Months (probation agreement of 4 months)

Reporting to: Regional Director WA

Supervision of: All the Coordinators of the mission, Head of Base included

Type of obligation station: Family obligation station

General setting of the project

Since 2009, the Boko Haram uprising has disabled north eastern Nigeria. Borno State keeps on being generally influenced, with over 1.8 million inside uprooted people (IDPs). Late advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved philanthropic access in 22 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, yet have additionally uncovered the degree of the emergency. In recently available territories, fundamental foundation has been annihilated, fundamental administrations are non-existent, and most nearby administration frameworks are not functional.

In help to the UN-drove facilitated philanthropic reaction around there, INTERSOS is executing in excess of 6 ventures tending to basic holes in wellbeing and nourishment, WASH, Protection, Health, Food Security, Livelihood and Camp Coordination and Camp Management administrations for an exceptionally weak populace in the recently open host networks in of Ngala, Bama, Dikwa, Banki, Damasak, Monguno, Magumeri, Jere-MMC Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria.

General motivation behind the position

The Head of Mission legitimately and authoritatively addresses the Organization in Nigeria–allowed with powers gave as a substitute by the Secretary General upon arrangement to the post – and acts under the oversight of the Regional Director and as per its particular bearings. S/he is liable for the arranging, the executives and execution of the nation program based on characterized systems and indications.

Main obligations and tasks

The Head of Mission addresses the Organization and is answerable for the arranging, the board and execution of the nation program based on characterized techniques and indications.

The HoM oversees and facilitates the activities and HR in the country and is capable to:

Communication and portrayal

  • Establish and keep up collective relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders
  • Follow up, assurance and screen government acknowledgment methods for the association in consistence with the host country formalities
  • Monitor benefactor’s needs and mediation methodologies in the nation just as to guide and approach new donors

Planning and execution

  • Define country needs dependent on setting and needs investigations; screen giver intercession methodologies in the nation; plan, advance and elaborate new mediations in a joint effort with Program Coordinators and any remaining coordinators
  • Assess, advance and submit new undertakings, following the methodology characterized and advancing a feeling of support among recipients at all administration stages, guaranteeing the straightforwardness of the intervention
  • Supervise, screen and assess the execution of the nation activities – and all connected managerial, monetary, HR, coordinations and security perspectives – guaranteeing convenient and quality help conveyance, just as cost proficiency and responsibility, in consistence with INTERSOS and givers rules, guidelines and procedures

Information and Reporting

  • Continuously survey, dissect and assess the effect of the nation tasks, likewise through occasional visits to the spaces of intervention


  • Define the mission monetary arrangement, guaranteeing independence and consistency of costs, and accept accountability for the mission finances the executives, including bank accounts

Human Resources

  • Coordinate, direct and regulate the mission facilitators under his/her oversight and assess their presentation through IRP
  • To guarantee the regard for the qualities, Code of Ethics and Organization Management and Control Model of INTERSOS inside the mission
  • Ensure faculty consistence with strategies predicted by INTERSOS’ Organization Management and Control Model
  • Proactively partake in significant coordination meetings
  • Ensure all the IRPs of expat staff are done appropriately and imparted to HR HQ;


  • Validation of all the mission security plans (CPP) of the multitude of bases and guarantee its update
  • Interaction on the Country security issues with HQ (Security Advisor), the Security Coordinator, the Head of Base and other important actors
  • Hold last duty regarding any choice concerning security

Required profile and experience


  • University degree in Social Sciences, Political Silence, International Relations, Humanitarian and International Cooperation or related fields

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years of expert work insight as head of Mission or other administration/coordination positions in compassionate/improvement contexts.
  • Proven experience in administration of enormous staff groups and great leadership

Professional Requirements

  • Proven experience in administration of UN, USAID and ECHO funds


  • Proficient information on English is required
  • Knowledge of French/Italian is an asset

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent relational abilities (both verbal and in writing)
  • Proactive attitude
  • Ability to work in unreliable far off settings and to adjust to fundamental everyday environments in far off/disconnected areas
  • Team player

Expected salary:

Location: Abuja, FCT

Job date: Fri, 21 May 2021 22:36:09 GMT


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