Starting date : As Soon As Possible
Duration of Mission : 6 months renewable
Location : Maiduguri, Nigeria
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a Humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization.
Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by addressing their fundamental needs.
Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.
The association leads on average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention : food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery.
PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in more than 22 countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
Following the intensification of the Chad Lake conflict in Nigeria (North East of the Country), PUI opened its Nigerian mission in 2016.
PUI is also assisting the Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.
Find out about our history and values
Humanitarian situation and needs :
With the largest population in Africa (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the strongest economy of the continent relying on oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc ).
Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from important development disparities between North and South provinces of the country, social and economic inequalities, and from a high rate of corruption at every level of the economic and administrative systems.
Moreover, Nigeria is a very diverse country, hosting multiple ethnic groups and religion.
The on-going conflict in the North-East States of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis.
This context is exacerbated by the extreme violence from armed-opposition groups ISWAP (Islamic State’s West Africa Province) and JAS (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad) targeting civilian populations in NE Nigeria.
In October 2019, there were 2 019 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country according to the UNHCR and 7.1 million people were considered to be in a humanitarian emergency situation.
Three years of conflict have seriously deteriorated living conditions in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States and have depressed agricultural production, exacerbating populations’ critical needs for life-saving assistance.
Our action in the field :
For the year 2020 our operational strategy is based on the following objectives :
And the main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2020 can be synthetized as follows :
Develop the support to vulnerable populations in Monguno, through the launch of 2 Health, Nutrition and Protection projects.
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As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Coordinator
The Mental Health & Psychosocial Coordinator (MHPSS Co) enforces the mission’s MHPSS strategy and the quality of current and future programmes during the design, implementation, and evaluation stages.
The MHPSS Co will contribute to the identification of programmatic priorities through needs assessment, the design and guidance for MHPSS programming in Nigeria, as well as any other areas where needs are identified.
In addition, the MHPSS Co will ensure that MHPSS programs are implemented in accordance with international standard protocols, guidelines and best practices, providing support to programme managers and directly to national MHPSS staff.
S / he will promote quality of care in all PUI services.
S / he carries out MHPSS monitoring for the country and analyses strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of public health
Tasks and Responsibilities :
Focus on 3 priority activities related to the context of the mission
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Experiences and Training Training :
or Psychiatrist with at least 3 years of experience implementing MHPSS programs)
Knowledge and skills :
Required Personal Characteristics
Languages : English (good proficiency in oral and written needed)