Country Representative Nigeria
Terre des hommes
4d ago

General conditions Expatriate contract under Swiss regulations 3’800 CHF ( 3’300 €)

5’200 CHF ( 4’500 €) net / month according to experience x 13, Holidays : 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.

Duration : 12 months General description The Tdh Country Representative (CR) is responsible for overall leadership and supervisory management of Tdh staff, programming, and operations, including program quality and accountability, stewardship of resources, staff safety and security, performance management and external representation.

The CR will be directly responsible for the overall coordination and strategic direction of the operations. S / He will maintain continuity of the current emergency response, while exploring the possibility of developing mid-

term / long-term needs programs . S / He is expected to manage responsive and effective operations implemented both directly and with Nigerian partner organizations.

S / He will run the country delegation in pursuing the outcomes identified in the country strategy, bringing them together to deliver high-

  • quality, cost-effective programming results with high levels of accountability. Moreover, thhe CR will provide oversight for directly supervised senior executive / technical officers;
  • leading country management team (CMT) to identify, design and deliver responsive, high-quality programs; ensuring efficient management of public grants and private funds for results, compliance, and focused, timely reporting;
  • and oversight of financial management and compliance systems. To this end, the CR will set-up and lead a country management team (CMT) to identify, design and deliver responsive, high-

    quality programs, as well as ensuring efficient management of funds.

    Leadership and Representation

  • Lead the country delegation by providing guidance, oversight and resources to enable staff to perform successfully.
  • Develop and carry out strategies that result in strong analysis of : government ministries at various levels; UN OCHA;
  • donors including OFDA, USAID , DFID, BPRM, ECHO, UNHCR, UNICEF and other international organizations; international and local NGOs; and networks.

  • Ensure that TdH becomes a partner of choice for donors related to the Childhood.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities and planned funding streams.
  • Initiate and sustain strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with local organizations.
  • Seek out and pursue opportunities to raise the profile of the work of Tdh and its partners, as well as the lives and the needs of the people Tdh seeks to serve.
  • Ensure leadership and management processes enable Tdh to effectively adapt to contextual changes and fully leverage opportunities to expand humanitarian access and assistance.
  • Strategic Direction, Program Quality and Growth

  • Ensure the strategic vision and direction of the country delegation is aligned to serve people with responsive, high-quality and accountable programming, and secure the resources necessary for realization.
  • Ensure the country strategy is of tends towards relevance and guides decision making.
  • Ensure operations quality through consistent use of 4 axis : 1) assessment, design, and proposal development and review processes;
  • 2) comprehensive monitoring & evaluation, accountability and learning systems; 3) staff development investments; 4) partner organization capacity strengthening.

  • Actively seek out and pursue opportunities to expand humanitarian and resilience programming in Nigeria, in terms of populations and areas served.
  • Remain current on national and regional issues impacting the operations and partners, and develop responsive strategies to changing contexts.
  • Ensure the CMT delivers the leadership, management structures, staffing skills and approaches, and operational systems required to ensure a coherent Tdh approach to achieve objectives.
  • Safety and Security Management

  • Take primary responsibility for overall management of safety and security of the operations.
  • Oversee the management of all security issues, including appropriate response to emergency situations as they arise.
  • Maintain a culture of safety and security throughout the country program, including trainings and briefings that prepare all operational staff for incident prevention and response.
  • Keep security, evacuation and contingency plans current and accessible to country operational staff.
  • Maintain close coordination and communication with the Tdh HQ Risk Unit on safety and security concerns and evolving issues that could adversely affect Tdh staff or operations.
  • Staff Management, Learning and Development

  • Manage tactical and operational staff under his / her direct supervision, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance goals, and providing objective feedbacks.
  • Supervise the provision of a measurable development plan with the aim of strengthening technical capacity.
  • As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, supervise the identification, training and development capability and capacity of a national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by end of assignment.
  • Offer leadership support for successful adherence by all staff to TdH’s country and Global Operating Policies and Procedures.
  • Supervise the relevant operational and tactical Units to identify and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Undertake regular reviews of labor and salary markets in Nigeria for the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Tdh’s overall compensation package for national staff.
  • Stewardship and Operational Management

  • Drive operational excellence to achieve optimal efficiency and cost-effectiveness in all functions and operations of the operations.
  • Oversee the development, deployment and utilization of financial and operational tools, procedures, and systems to deliver compliance with TdH and donor requirements.
  • Ensure responsiveness and appropriate levels of support to all field offices, especially in the areas of HR, finance and supply chain.
  • Maintain effective and coordinated budget monitoring processes for grant funds and discretionary funds.
  • Seek opportunities to introduce efficiencies and eliminate redundancies in existing business processes.
  • Profile

  • University degree in related field or equivalent program management and development experience at senior level;
  • Proven abilities in all aspects of project design and implementation;
  • Familiarity with UN, US and European donors and their rules, requirements and guidelines;
  • Experience of working with local stakeholders demonstrated ability to collaborate with peer agencies, local government and community leaders to work effectively towards a common and agreed upon results;
  • Demonstrable experience in capacity building of partners (civil society, public and / or private sectors);
  • Experience living in a post-conflict and conflict environment;
  • English fluency required.
  • Africa experience is desirable
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