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Available Employment Opportunity Vacancy FHI 360

Posted on 08/11/19 14:06 by Admin
location Abuja
time Full Time
applications 0 Applications

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Response Coordinator
Requisition: 2019202079
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job type: Full-time
Job Summary

  • Leads the organization’s humanitarian response activities at the field level, providing leadership to ensure rapid, scale-able and high-quality response.
  • Serves as the lead senior representative in the field.  Primary responsibilities are to manage and support all activities for potential sites.
  • Manages all project related activities while ensuring internationally accepted practices of care and treatment are followed.
  • Northeast Nigeria is facing a protracted humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance. FHI 360 has been operating in Nigeria for over 30 years and in 2017, began providing support to IDPs across the northeast, based from Maiduguri, Borno state.
  • The integrated program provides life-saving and sustaining activities under health, nutrition, WASH and protection. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Response Coordinator.

Accountabilities:

  • Oversee on-site humanitarian response including management of programs, personnel, logistics, security, fundraising, external representation and transition planning.
  • Manage and mentor field staff including technical leads, HR, logistics, grants and administration, finance, monitoring and evaluation, and others at the field level to create a strong foundation for emergency programming.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with FHI 360 policy, procedures and practices throughout the program; recommend country or emergency specific policy/procedures as required.
  • Coordinate with country office (if applicable) and Headquarters (HQ) to troubleshoot any issues; make recommendations for corrective actions
  • Provides technical support and manages protection support activities for three project sites.
  • Provides technical guidance in the development and dissemination of tools, protocols and interventions for protection support.
  • Provides technical guidance and capacity strengthening for field project site Protection Officers, caseworkers, and community volunteers.
  • Conducts analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
  • Lead, oversee and coordinate field assessments of emergency needs and develop a response strategy in collaboration with host country government, the UN system, other humanitarian organizations and the Crisis Response Team (CRT), as well as Regional and Country management teams as appropriate.
  • Design, develop, resource (people and funds) and implement emergency response programs that meet the near and longer-term program objectives needs of an affected community.
  • Oversee quality and consistency of programs through on-site monitoring to ensure and enhance program effectiveness and quality.
  • Advocate with and/or advise peer agencies, local governments, donors and other stakeholders to influence responses to promote delivery of inclusive and high-quality humanitarian services.
  • Provides leadership and team building.

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Information Science, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field.
  • Master or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Certification and/or Degree in logistics and/or supply-chain management preferred.
  • Certification in project management preferred.

Experience:

  • Typically requires 5-8 leading complex on-site emergency response projects and/or programs.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area.
  • Experience establishing startup operations/projects in new countries preferred.
  • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Diverse geographical work experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence peer agencies, local government and community leaders to work effectively towards a common and agreed upon result.
  • Experience implementing programs for the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and State/PRM required.
  • Knowledge and application of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Sphere standards and Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and implement best practices and processes affecting multiple technical specialties to achieve rapid, consistent and high-quality outcomes.
  • Experience developing, resourcing and leading large budget, complex projects spanning multiple technical specialties.
  • Multi-lingual skills advantageous – with priority placed on French and Arabic.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Sets goals and budgets for projects and leads in achieving project goals
  • Leads coordination of resources for ongoing projects across functional areas and addresses/resolves project issues
  • May provide guidance to other lower level personnel.
  • Typically reports to an Associate Director or Director.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5 – 50 lbs.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of diverse scope that require analysis or interpretation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.
  • Builds productive working relationships with internal and external staff.
  • Decision may affect a work unit or area within a department.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.

Travel Requirements:

  • Greater than 25%

Remuneration
The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

Core benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403 (b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance.
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program


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