Current Job Opportunities At INTERSOS
INTERSOS is an independent, no-profit organization which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world’s poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices. The statutory bodies of INTERSOS, are: the Members Assembly, the Council, the Society for Auditing and Certification of Accounts.
Intersos, established in 1992, is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the principal UN agencies; it is privileged to hold an advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
- Job TypeContract Full Time
- Experience3 years
- Job FieldNGO/Non-Profit
Duty station: Based in Maiduguri, Bama, Monguno, Dikwa and Konduga in Borno State
Reporting to: Protection Expert and Project Manager
Collaborations: Protection monitoring team, Social workers, Health and Nutrition team
Status: Full time
Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension)
Starting date: As soon as possible
INTERSOS Nigeria is recruiting for a national Protection Officer in Borno State. This offers an opportunity for those wishing to work with a professional team providing high quality services for the most vulnerable, focusing on GBV survivors and separated and unaccompanied children.
II. Key responsibilities:
The Protection Officer is responsible to support the implementation of INTERSOS protection activities in Borno State. In particular the position aims to support the provision of GBV and child protection services, and protection monitoring, including community outreach, identification and referral of GBV and child protection cases, and monitoring of protection cases in the camps. Specifically, under
supervision of the Protection Expert and Project Manager and in collaboration with the INTERSOS local partner, IDTR/CP team, Health and Nutrition Team, he/she is responsible for:
Community awareness and training:
- Setting up protection monitoring mechanisms in the areas of intervention.
- Supervision, monitoring and reporting of Social Workers working on the field.
- Work with INTERSOS protection staff to design participatory IEC materials for prevention and response to GBV and child protection concerns;
- Mobilise and train community members and outreach workers for prevention of family separation and GBV, awareness on GBV causes and consequences and safe and ethical referral for care;
- Conduct training with the GBV and CP team for teachers and community health workers on basic emotional support, providing a supportive environment, safe and ethical referral of cases;
- Support community awareness activities and conduct ad-hoc monitoring visits to provide feedback to improve implementation;
- Referral and GBV mainstreaming:
- Conduct service mapping with GBV and child protection actors in target areas, support the development and implementation of GBV and CP referral standard operating procedures (SOPs);
- Train and mentor those working directly with survivors on GBV guiding principles; ensure that those involved in the referral system are adhering to these principles;
- Design engagement methodology and support humanitarian actors and formal and informal authorities to understand their role in prevention and response to GBV and CP related to the IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV in Humanitarian action, particularly among schools;
- Conduct regular meetings with INTERSOS, local partner and other actors as required to ensure
- effectiveness of referral support for survivors and vulnerable children;
- Maintain good working relations with the formal and informal authorities in the target areas;
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting:
- Support the design and monitoring of project implementation, including facilitating service user feedback, material and transportation assistance conducted by INTERSOS and local partner NGOs;
- Support case management processes through review and adherence to material assistance processes and data protection protocols for INTERSOS and partners;
- Conduct joint planning and reporting with INTERSOS GBV and child protection teams, including
- preparing weekly and monthly plans and report on INTERSOS and partners protection activities;
- Support reporting and trend analysis of data gathered through CPIMS and GBVIMS, including use of the data to advocate with authorities and humanitarian actors for response;
- Conduct rapid assessments and data collection, according to WHO ethical and safety principles, as part of inter-agency/multi- sectoral teams and coordinate immediate protection (GBV and CP) response in areas of displacement, conflict or natural disasters;
- Any other task not listed here and necessary for the project implementation.
III. Person specification:
- Social Science, Psychology degree and/or equivalent practical field experience working in Nigeria, preferably with a humanitarian organisation;
- Three years experience in either GBV, child protection, protection community mobilisation;
- Good interpersonal skills to work effective with different stakeholders including different communities in the target areas, humanitarian actors, health and education staff, local authorities;
- Proven experience in training, coordination and monitoring and evaluation is an asset;
- Good cooperation skills and ability to work in a team;
- Good problem solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative solutions;
- Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines and complex problems;
- Strong organizational, communication and report writing skills;
- Computer literate (word and excel);
- Fluency in English and Somali;
- Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.
Country Finance Officer
- Job TypeFull Time
- Experience2 years
- LocationAbuja, Borno
- Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit
Starting date: 01/12/2017
Contract duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: Regional Finance Officer
General Context Of The Project
- The Country Finance Officer (CFO) is responsible for the proper technical implementation of all accounting-financial activities of the mission and its projects. In this context, s/he ensures the correct and effective management of financial resources, in accordance with the Organization’s procedures and the Regional Finance Officer’s technical directions.
General Purpose of the Position
- The CFO is responsible for the proper accounting and administration of funds, under the technical supervision of the Regional Finance Officer and the hierarchical supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM).
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
- To assume responsibility for cash account administration, ensuring conformity to existing procedures; shortages or thefts must be reported, bearing the joint signature of both, the Country Finance Officer and the Head of Mission;
- To manage the bank accounts of the mission and provide the Regional Finance Officer with monthly bank statements and bank reconciliations;
- To update monthly the Global Management of the mission under the coordination of the Regional Finance Officer;
- To update the economic and financial status of the mission and related-projects, in terms of expenses, appropriations, available cash and liquidity (Prima Nota);
- To provide on weekly basis the updated economic and financial data (PN) to the Project Manager’s and the Head of Mission;
Budget Preparation and Control:
- To provide support to the Head of Mission in the drafting of new projects;
- To regularly check, in collaboration with the Project Managers and Head of Mission, the economic-financial performance of projects: final balance, expenditure excess, expenditure projections, and financial forecast;
- To ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spend in accordance with INTERSOS and donors rules and regulations, and support annual auditing procedures;
- To prepare and verify, in cooperation with the Head of Mission, the trend of the general coordination’s budget;
- To monitors the sustainability of coordination’s office and verify the correct distribution/allocation of the general coordination costs to the projects; to monitor the coordination and projects’ non-deductible costs;
Financial Reporting and Audit:
- To prepare the interim and final financial reports and submit them to the Project Manager and Head of Mission for approval (with the support of the Regional Administrator);
- To prepare and carry out the audits conducted in the country, and for the transmission to the central headquarter of all project documents to be audited in Italy;
- To ensures the correct filing of all projects’ data;
- To ensure the proper execution of goods, works and services procurement processes and conformity to INTERSOS and donors procedures;
Local Staff Management:
- To train and supervise local administrative and logistics staff in coordination with the Head of Mission in Abuja field office.
- To manage the local personnel register, subdivided by project;
- To supervise and monitor staff contracts preparation;
- To supervise and monitor the preparation of payslips and monthly payment of salaries and ensure compliance with national labour laws, including deduction and payment of salary tax;
- To contribute the preparation of the salary scale;
Asset Management and Logistics:
- To update inventory records pertaining to INTERSOS assets and verify the accuracy of the supporting documentation;
- To update the list of reliable local suppliers, as directed by the Head of Mission, for subsequent use in specific procedures;
- To verify the correct application of the organization’s or donor’s procedures in relation to purchases and goods management;
- Other tasks as assigned.
- At least 2 years professional experience in similar position;
- Experience in humanitarian assistance, shelter and nutrition is desirable;
- Strong experience in training, managing and monitoring the local administrative and logistics staff;
- Computer literate (Microsoft office) with advanced skills in excel;
- Knowledge of UN administrative procedures (UNHCR, OCHA, Unicef WFP) and other major donors (ECHO, AICS, OFDA)
- Fluent English written and spoken.
- Knowledge of Italian would be an important asset
- Capacity to work in volatile security environment and to adapt to basic living conditions;
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders;
Method of Application
Use the email(s) below to apply.
- Protection Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
- Country Finance Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Application closes by Friday 29 September at 4pm.