Desired start date : ASAP
Duration of the mission : 6 months
Location : Maiduguri
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is a humanitarian aid organization committed to provide aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs through safe drinking water, food and shelter provision.
In 2015, SI restated its willingness to engage the humanitarian issues faced by the populations in the Chad Lake basin and Sahel area, through 2 main regional response pillars : (i) Addressing the emergency and early recovery needs induced by the conflict and populations dynamics of the region, (ii) Contributing to the mitigation of vulnerabilities related to on-
going environmental changes. These strategic orientations integrate SI 2020 global strategic priorities, by trying "to ensure emergency interventions support population in conflict zones, including towards water-
borne diseases and livelihood-related shocks aftermath" and by "responding to emergency needs resulting from displacement and population movements".
SI launched emergency interventions in Borno State, Nigeria for the first time in August 2016 in Maiduguri and Monguno Local Government Areas (LGA) and is now present in four LGAs : Maiduguri, Monguno, Dikwa and Ngala.
SI’s first cholera response intervention occurred in August 2017 and SI has been recognized as one of the most active WASH partners responding to cholera outbreak since.
In 2019, SI is the WaSH Sector lead in part of Maiduguri and in Monguno LGAs as well as the lead of the Cholera Task Force.
This lead role in the coordination mechanism enables SI to work hand in hand with medical actors who operate in CTC and CTU to ensure quick response to cholera outbreaks.
Cholera Task Force coordinator objective (1 / 2)
The main objective of the Cholera taskforce Coordinator is to improve WASH Sector coordination within Borno State in order to ensure timely and quality response to cholera outbreak in the State and provide updates to partners about possible gaps in cholera response in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
The Cholera Task Force coordinator will be a full time position. The coordinator will travel to field locations, as well as in the region, as needed and based on SI security assessments.
a. Role description
The position-holder will be responsible for supporting sector coordination of WASH actors in North East Nigeria in collaboration with the Borno State WASH sector coordinator.
The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective cholera response by WASH actors in Borno State.
The position might also mobilize partners from Borno State in order to address gaps in cholera response in neighboring Adamawa and Yobe States.
The position-holder will be SI staff and will report directly to SI Deputy Country Director (DCD). However, the position-
holder will be accountable to WASH partners in Borno State and the WASH Sector. The position-holder will not be directly involved in the delivery of SI projects.
Reports to : Deputy Country Director
Under technical supervision of : WASH Coordinator in her quality of Functional manager
The Cholera Task Force Coordinator will work impartially, serving the needs of all members of the WASH Sector and should work closely with the Borno State WASH Sector Coordinator, as appropriate.
He / She will be responsible for :
Cholera Task Force coordinator objective (2 / 2)
SI will offer you...
According to experiences, salary starts from 2400 euros gross per month (+10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 600 USD.
SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.
Vacation : During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months.
SI offers you 7 working days ever three months, with a 850 USD allowance for each break. In addition to these regular breaks, SI adds a day off per worked month.
These days off as well as the breaks are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary as they are offered by the organization.
Social and medical cover : Expatriates benefit from an insurance package, which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks.
Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Living conditions :
The living conditions are comfortable (A.C, comfortable beds, TV, tennis table, good cooking etc.) with possibility of finding a wide range of goods for cooking.
Despite restriction for security reasons, the level of activities is quite good (Sport : Soccer, volleyball and interactions with other INGO).
The multicultural environment allows for enriching exchanges and extensive discussions, as the atmosphere is very uplifting.
Security procedures are quite restrictive (which is normal given the context) but it means that movements are limited and that knowledge of the city and the culture will be also very limited.