1. Terms of reference
Job Title : Head of Mission
Code : SR-49-735
Duty station : Nigeria - 70% Maiduguri (Maiduguri based) / 30% Abuja plus regular visits on on field offices in Borno State
Starting date : ASAP
Contract duration : 12 months
Reporting to : West Africa Regional Director
Supervision of : About 15 international staff and 50 Local staff
Dependents : no
2. General context of the project
Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency has crippled north eastern Nigeria. Borno State continues to be most affected, with over 1.
8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 22 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, but have also revealed the extent of the crisis.
In newly accessible areas, basic infrastructure has been destroyed, essential services are non-existent, and most local governance systems are not functional.
In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is implementing more than 6 projects addressing critical gaps in health and nutrition, WASH, Protection, Food Security, Shelter, Camp Coordination and Camp Management services for a highly vulnerable population in the newly accessible host communities in of Ngala, Bama, Dikwa, Damasak, Kukawa, Magumeri, Jere-
MMC Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria.
3. General purpose of the position
The Head of Mission legally and officially represents the Organization in Nigeria granted with powers conferred by proxy by the Secretary General upon appointment to the post and acts under the supervision of the Regional Director and in accordance with its specific directions.
S / he is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country program on the basis of defined strategies and indications.
4. Main responsibilities and tasks
The Head of Mission represents the Organization and is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country program on the basis of defined strategies and indications.
The HoM manages and coordinates the operations and human resources in the country and is responsible to :
Communication and representation
Planning and implementation
ensuring timely and quality assistance delivery, as well as cost efficiency and accountability, in compliance with INTERSOS and donors guidelines, regulations and procedures
Information and Reporting
5. Required profile and experience
University degree in Social Sciences, Political Silence, International Relations, Humanitarian and International Cooperation or related fields.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and in writing).