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Deputy Head of Mission for Programs at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Company Info

Première Urgence Internationale is a humanitarian organization dedicated to supporting marginalized and excluded civilians affected by natural disasters, conflicts, and economic crises. Our core mission is to protect and uphold fundamental human rights, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights since 1948. Through our interventions, we strive to provide essential assistance, promote inclusivity, and advocate for the rights and well-being of vulnerable populations worldwide.

Title: Deputy Head of Mission for Programs

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • As Deputy Head of Mission for Programs (DHoMP) you will be responsible for the implementation of the programs across the different bases, ensuring the steering and the development of a pertinent, appropriate and technically sound program strategy.

For this purpose, you will be responsible for :

  • Programs: You will be in charge of program implementation, ensuring that programs progress in accordance with PUI charter and complying with internal technical guidelines and contractual procedures. You will be responsible for the follow up of programs achievement at mission level. You will be in charge of challenging Bases on quality need for improvement.
  • Development/Strategy: You will lead the needs and gaps analysis, and suggest new operations according to the needs identified in direct coordination with the Field and Technical Coordinators. You will lead the donor mapping to develop the fundraising strategy.
  • Human resources: You will manage directly the Technical Coordination Team, and ensure that the Field Coordinators and Deputy Field Coordinators are properly supported by them.
  • Representation: By delegation from the Head of Mission, you will ensure and coordinate PUI’s representation at national level among partners, donors and authorities. You will participate in technical forums (Working groups).
  • Coordination: You will ensure the effective interaction between the Technical Coordination Team and the bases. You will also ensure that the technical coordination department is properly liaising with the support coordinators.
  • Logistics, administrative and financial monitoring: You will be involved in direct collaboration with the Technical Coordinators in the global oversight of links between the technical coordination department and logistics, HR and administrative departments. You will guarantee that the implementation of all activities is done while respecting all internal and external logistics and administrative frames.

The challenges that await you :

  • To secure enough fund to meet the ambition of the Mission strategy is the biggest challenge. Competition to access funds is tough as resources committed by major donors are reducing every year while humanitarian needs continue increasing. Therefore, Deputy Head of Mission for Programs and all Coordination team invest a lot of time and effort in proposal development.
  • To implement close monitoring of projects in deep field locations where access is limited.
  • To support Technical Coordinators (TCos) in ensuring and maintaining high quality humanitarian services. •To maintain high standard of services even under the “localization” experience that was started recently through partnership with a National NGO.

What you will need to succeed

Training:

  • You hold a Master’s degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences.
  • Training in Public Health / Protection / Livelihood and/or Shelter will be valued.

Experience:

  • Strengthened by minimum 4 years managing multi-sectorial humanitarian projects (among which at least 2 years in coordination position) and a strong experience in project management, you also have experience in assessing needs and developing proposals, in external representation and in team management.
  • You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!

Skills:

  • You master project management and team management, you demonstrate strong knowledge in donor requirements and expectations, particularly ECHO, BHA, WFP, UNHCR, CDCS, AFD and BPRM, you also have excellent writing skills (especially for proposals and reporting).

Qualities:

  • You have strong leadership skills and ability to make decisions, a sense of analysis (discernment, pragmatism) and synthesis. You are a good negotiator and communicator, both in writing and orally. You demonstrate organization skills, rigor, flexibility, capacity to remain calm and level-headed.

Languages:

  • English has no secrets for you! All the better, it is mandatory for this position. If you speak Arabic and/or French, it would be a definite asset.

PUI will offer you

  • Status : Cadre with a Fixed-Term Contract
  • Monthly Gross Income : 2 970,00 – 3 500,00 EUR depending on your experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester of seniority with PUI
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in collective accomodation (position might be eligible to individual housing and family conditions depending on budget availability)
  • Daily Living Expenses (“Per Diem”)
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Deadline: Sep 15, 2023

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply.

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