Starting date : March 2020
Duration of Mission : 6 months minimum
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.
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General Context :
With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the first economy of the continent thanks to oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc ).
Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from huge development disparities between North and South of the country, from inequalities between rich and poor, and from a high rate of corruption, at every level of the economic and administrative system.
Moreover, Nigeria experiences a great ethnic and religious diversity. Within this volatile environment, the conflict in the North-East of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and the linked widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis.
The conflict in the North-East
In 2001, the group called Boko Haram initiated social action and education activities in response to a corrupt state that leaves out a large part of the population.
Over the years, the group began to carry out violent actions and to start a real armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria.
In 2015, the Nigerian army received military support from neighboring countries (Cameroon, Niger, Benin and Chad) and a Western military coalition (United States, France, United Kingdom) to support their actions against armed-opposition groups in NE Nigeria.
In August 2016, a schism was observed between JAS (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'Awati Wal-Jihad - the historical branch) led by the historical member of the group : Abubakar Shekau and ISWAP, the current Caliphate province in West Africa led by Al Barnawi, appointed by Al Baghdadi of Raqqa.
Since then, the State of Borno has been under the influence of these two armed groups and civilian populations subject to extreme violence and the devastating consequences of the conflict.
Since 2015, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) and his allies in the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) have retaken control of some of the AOGs’ controlled aread, starting with Maiduguri MMC and others towns, but the conflict continues, reducing humanitarian actors' access to civilians.
This large-scale violence in north-eastern Nigeria and on its borders is causing massive internal displacement, particularly in Borno State, and has resulted in one of the world's largest protection crises, in which civilians face serious risks to their lives, safety, well-being and human rights.
Humanitarian consequences :
The armed conflict affected more than 14 million people, with 2 million forcibly displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, and new displacement continues.
Following the new conflict and military developments, several Local Governmental Areas (LGAs) of Borno State were deemed accessible to humanitarian aid by the Nigerian government.
But outside of the capital cities, in the countryside, the security is not granted to the populations and to the humanitarian workers.
Assessments conducted in newly accessible areas in Borno State revealed severe humanitarian and protection conditions. Still, many people remain inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity, particularly in Nigeria’s Borno State and border areas of Cameroon and Niger.
As of January 2019, close to 3.4 million displaced and returnees have been registered in Northern Nigeria, sometimes under conditions that have not been voluntary, safe and dignified.
Projection for 2019 forecast new displacement and arrivals from the inaccessible areas (around 200,000). In total, at least 1.
32 million of IDPs are located in Borno State. 50% of them are living in host communities. Around 55% of those displaced are children and the number of female and child-headed households is on the rise because male heads of households have either disappeared, been killed or fear to return to join their families.
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is widespread, and many people have suffered the trauma of violent experiences.
The Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2019 estimated some 7.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria across the three states of the north east (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) with most needs concentrated in Borno State.
In determining the scale of the response for 2019 (more than 1 billion USD consolidated appeal!), humanitarian partners agreed to focus on states assessed as the most affected by the violent conflict, infrastructure destruction, mass displacement, ongoing insecurity and ensuing factors.
The most critical areas requiring humanitarian assistance are located in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states where millions of people are in need of urgent life-saving assistance.
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As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Protection Project Manager based in Maiduguri
Under the supervision of the Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs (DFCP), the Protection Project Manager is responsible for the timely and qualitative implementation of all PUI’s protection activities in Maiduguri.
Part of PUI’s holistic approach in Bolori II, PUI’s protection activities include a large community based protection component, of which the Protection PM is responsible.
The Protection PM main objectives are as follow :
following a strong community outreach approach.
This position will be critical to :
Tasks and Responsibilities :
and enforces policies, standards & codes of conduct.
He / she ensures an in depth analysis of data collected by the Protection teams, and shares a monthly protection monitoring report with relevant partners.
He / she contributes to the design and supervises the implementation of multi-sector assessments and leads the relevant internal and external referrals pertaining to the needs identified.
He / she suggests modifications in terms of Protection team structuring and responsibilities’ split. He / She ensures protection trainings to PUI identified staff (GBV, Child Protection etc.).
He / she supports the DFCP and / or FC and the Grants Officer in providing sufficient and detailed information for program reporting for donors and PUI HQ.
He / she contributes to ongoing capitalization efforts regarding program methodologies, lessons learnt and challenges. He / she contributes to the adjustment of current intervention or / and development of new interventions on the basis of identified needs.
She / he ensures an efficient coordination with the other departments of the base.
He / she is responsible for the activity budget lines of his / her project budget and for following-up on the expenditures while providing monthly budget forecast.
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Experiences and Training
Professional Experience :
Knowledge and Skills :
Languages : English (good proficiency in oral and written needed)