Base Manager at Secours Islamique France (SIF)

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization dedicated to alleviate the suffering of the poorest people. SIF acts wherever humanitarian and social needs require mobilization of emergency relief and/or implementation of development programs.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Base Manager

Location: Ngala, Borno
Duration of contract: 4 months with possibility of extension
Expected starting date: ASAP

Overview

  • Under supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM), the Base Manager is overall responsible for effectively managing and administrating SIF base in Ngala. S/he will be required to work closely with all SIF
  • departments, including Administration (Finance and Human Resources) and Logistics, to ensure the proper implementation and development of SIF programs while maintaining full compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • The Base Manager will directly supervise base admin and base logistics officer. S/he will also manage administratively all base staff, including program and support teams.

Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Support the activity implementation of the programs:
  • Participate in the elaboration of the projects: situation analyses, needs assessments, beneficiary selection, proposal of actions.
  • Provide technical guidance to program teams to ensure the timely and quality implementation of the projects: planning of activities, follow-up of the implementation, collection of sources of verifications.
  • Participate in the definition of partnership modalities for the implementation of the projects when relevant.

Support the monitoring of the programs:

  • Make frequent field visits to monitor program implementation and to identify opportunities/ constraints/ adjustments needed.
  • Participate in planning and progress review meetings with local authorities, community leaders, and operational partners.
  • Support the elaboration of an M&E plan and tools (including baseline surveys, endline surveys, Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM), satisfaction surveys, etc).
  • Ensure relevance of the activities, quality control of the projects, and respect of agreed standards (including mainstreamed gender and protection, beneficiary participation, accountability, etc).
  • Support the administrative management of the programs, with the base admin.
  • Support the logistics management of the programs, with the base logistician.

Reporting:

  • Inform immediately (verbally and in written if requested) the HoM and Program Coordinator of any delay, conflict, problem encountered regarding the base and/or program management.
  • Prepare daily/ weekly/ monthly written reports according to the schedule defined by the HoM.
  • Participate to monthly reporting to HQ.
  • Participate in the elaboration of internal and external reports with program teams (quantitative and qualitative monthly activity progress reports, assessment reports, training reports, evaluation reports with lessons learnt and best practices, etc).
  • Participate in drafting monthly, quarterly, interim, and final donor reports according to the requested deadlines, guidelines, and requirements.
  • Ensure supporting documents are properly stored (beneficiary lists, procurement/ distribution documents, training attendance sheets, reports, pictures, etc).

Administration (finance and human resources):

  • Validate the planning of expenditures, the budget forecast, the cash flow plan and requests, for the base according to the allocated budget and to the budget follow up.
  • Monitor the level of expenses of the base based on the budget follow-up.
  • Define and update the human resources needs for his/her team.
  • Organization of the recruitment for his/her team: short listing of CVs, elaboration and correction of tests, organization of interviews.
  • Manage his/her team: induction briefing, planning, follow-up, capacity building, performance interviews, disciplinary procedures if needed.
  • Define, update and regularly evaluate training plans for his/her team, with resources available internally.
  • Sensitize his/ team and base staff to SIF internal regulations.
  • Ensure a good communication/ coordination/ information-sharing within his/ her team and among the various departments in the base through regular coordination meetings.
  • Ensure feedback towards his/her team and the base staff members about issues raised by them.
  • Ensure conflict resolution (personal and professional) within his/her team and among the base staff members and to inform the HoM.

Logistics:

  • Ensure that Basic standard logistic protocols are well implemented by base logistician.
  • Validate procurement plans for the base, according to the thresholds and procurement processes.
  • Support the management of local contracts for goods and suppliers for programs.
  • Ensure a proper stock management system for all equipment in the base.
  • Validate the planning of movements and needs for vehicles in the base.
  • Ensure good working and living conditions for base staff.

Security Management:

  • Strictly follow internal security rules and regulations.
  • Monitor the security situation of the area, including threat assessment, collection of security related-information with relevant stakeholders (team members, partner organizations, local authorities, community leaders, etc).
  • Timely sharing of security-related information with HoM, with proposition of security protective measures and security plan updates when necessary.
  • Coordinate with security agencies to ensure safe and secure working environment in the office and at field level.
  • Ensure that minimum security operating standards are put in place and respected by SIF team.

Operational strategy & coordination:

  • Support the preparation and capitalization of documentation on SIF programs’ overall impact.
  • Propose new actions to expand SIF Ngala base.
  • Contribute to the elaboration and update of the mission’s operational strategy.
  • Participate in the analysis and proposal of solutions for all decisions impacting the mission in general.

Representation:

  • Represent SIF and its programs at different levels of coordination (international/ national operational partners, local authorities, community leaders, and beneficiaries).
  • Develop strong networking, coordination, and working relationship with key stakeholders, specifically aligned with SIF programs.
  • Share program progress and challenges with local authorities, community leaders, other NGOs/ agencies, working groups, and donors.

Other:

  • Fulfil any other duty requested and/ or needed by the HoM.

Profile
Academic Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • University degree, preferably related to management or social work;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant INGO work experience;
  • Experience in emergency contexts.

Required Skills:

  • Passionate about the humanitarian context and serving the most vulnerable
  • Commitment to the values, vision, and mission of SIF
  • Self-motivation and strong team spirit, with good leadership skills
  • Ability to speak Hausa, Kanuri – ability to speak, read and write well in English
  • Good communication, representation, and writing skills
  • Extensive knowledge of project cycle management and budget holding
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
  • Well-developed organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to produce quality work, to make decisions under pressure, and to adhere totight deadlines
  • Good computer skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours and working locations.

Desired Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Nigerian Humanitarian crisis and NGALA LGA in particular will be a plus..

Conditions

  • The Base Manager will be based in SIF sub-office of Ngala, in Ngala LGA. S/he will regularly travel to Maiduguri in support of SIF main office, for coordination purposes.
  • It is a full-time position, and working hours are 40 per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Application Closing Date
10th September, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (CV, Cover Letter and 3 references) to: recruitments.ng@secours-islamique.org Please clearly mention “Base Manager, Ngala” in the subject line.

Note
: SIF is an equal opportunity employer; only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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