Project Manager

INTERSOS, Chad

Skill Required:, Project Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd July, 2020


Job Description

INTERSOS is a non-governmental, non-profit Humanitarian Organization, which aims to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. INTERSOS bases its action on the values ​​of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all peoples, respect for diversity, coexistence, attention to social groups the most vulnerable.

General context of the project

Since 2015, Chad has been the target of attacks perpetrated by armed groups present in the Lake Chad basin. The upsurge in insecurity due to the actions carried out by Boko Haram (BH) elements and the volatile situation in neighboring countries have resulted in cross-border movements of populations.

The area most affected by violence by armed groups and by displacement is the Lac Province, in general, and in particular the Departments of Kaya and Fouli, bordering Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. In the Lac province, as of April 31, 2020, the UNHCR registered 13,756 refugees, 90% of whom are settled in the Dar Es Salam camp.

These cross-border movements, sometimes pendular, are justified by the quest for survival, security and access to humanitarian assistance. This presence in the front localities increases the pressure on basic socio-economic services on the host populations and exposes people on the move to various problems of cohabitation and individual protection, in particular vulnerable groups including women and children.

This situation therefore requires the establishment of a mechanism for monitoring the border protection situation, in collaboration with the migration authorities and services operating at cross-border entry points as well as the CNARR.

Given that the prospects of return to the countries of origin remain uncertain, the prolongation of their unstable situation increases the vulnerability of refugee populations and host communities as well as the risk of inter-community tensions, in particular through the strong pressure on services basic social already weak. The health and nutritional situation in refugee camps and sites and in host villages is characterized by the prevalence of communicable diseases, malaria, respiratory infections, measles, diarrhea and by an unstable and precarious nutritional situation . With the large refugee population, primary health care facilities have been permanently overwhelmed.

In addition, half of the islands do not have access to basic services due to insufficient or total lack of social and community infrastructure. The priority needs expressed by the refugee populations are essentially improved in terms of access to agricultural land and livelihoods. The refugee population mainly practices three types of activity (agriculture, livestock and trade) and generally refugees have the same ethnic profile as the local population and can contribute effectively to the economic development of the host region, in particular by using certain skills. particular brought from their country of origin. In light of the studies that have been conducted in recent years, on notes that low-income households have very significant diversification of sources of income and food but remain vulnerable. Despite their position, these groups also remain vulnerable from a food point of view during the lean season. Most refugees are unable to take full charge of themselves and even less to cope with the shocks linked to the vagaries of the weather and the drastic reduction in food rations.

This is the reason why the project aims to provide an emergency response to food insecure refugees, preserve their livelihoods and build their resilience to cope with and be ready to meet agro- in the Lac province.

In addition, Chad, like many states in the world, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has worsened the already unstable situation. One case was registered on March 19, 2020 and declared positive by the World Health Organization. As of May 16, 2020, three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Bol, the capital of the Lac province, which hosts 39,000 IDPs. According to the results that were conducted between April 16 and April 30, 2020 by the IOM in 204 places of displacement in the province of Lac, a 13 percent increase in the number of IDPs was observed compared to the previous round, mainly following the displacement of people from the insular border areas of Niger and Nigeria towards the mainland,

In total, the displaced persons are estimated at 236,426. The biometric non-registration of these people does not allow an exact figure of this population and whose movements are multiple in search of means of survival.

The high population density in overcrowded sites, where social distancing measures are almost impossible to implement, multiply health risks. In addition to the potentially dire consequences of the epidemic on public health, COVID-19 has been affected mobility to, from and within the country.

People living in collective sites are vulnerable to COVID-19 in part due to overcrowding, health risks associated with displacement, overcrowding and poor nutritional and health status of the affected populations. This situation can also be exacerbated by the arrangements for providing services / assistance which can involve large crowds.

However, people affected by humanitarian crises, in particular refugees likely to be affected by COVID-19 for lack of information. People vulnerable by virtue of their status often face specific challenges and vulnerabilities which must be taken into account when planning operations to prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 epidemic. They are often overlooked, stigmatized and may encounter difficulties in accessing health services that are otherwise available to the general and non-humanitarian population.

It is within this framework that this proposal will set up activities to improve food self-sufficiency and the livelihoods of displaced persons and to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in refugee communities. , host populations, spontaneous returnees and returnees, in addition to the establishment of a monitoring mechanism at the borders in order to monitor movements and respond adequately.

General objective of the position

  • The Project Manager is responsible for the coordination, implementation and monitoring of activities in the areas mentioned above.
  • He / she will be in charge of ensuring the coherent planning of the implementation of project activities, while respecting the operational planning defined in connection with the Mission Coordination.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Project coordination:

  • Develop an objective and punctual planning of project activities, in collaboration with the Mission Coordination and all of its team
  • Guarantee operational, financial and programmatic management in collaboration with team members
  • Coordinate with partners and stakeholders (humanitarian actors, administrative authorities), with representatives of donors and other actors present in the field
  • Coordinate the project in collaboration with the team members through the monitoring of joint activities.
  • Ensure compliance with the work plan and propose readjustments if necessary
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation of activities through generated and updating of monitoring tools in connection with the Mission Coordination;
  • Ensure the monthly submission of activity reports to the Mission Coordination;
  • Organizer on a weekly basis with the CNARR and the other partners in charge of monitoring protection.
  • Regularly and transparently share information relating to the activities of stakeholders
  • Participating in the coordination of interventions between protection actors intervening in the region
  • Provide feedback, in particular on the basis of post intervention / PIM monitoring recommendations (on tools, protection interventions, etc.) internally and externally with Working Groups and Clusters
  • Contributor to the monthly update of 5W to share with the cluster;
  • Ensure the timely submission of the monthly internal activity report to the organization and includes PAT monitoring;
  • Ensure an adequate communication line (internal and external) in coordination with the Mission Coordination and the other project managers;
  • Report quickly and accurately any difficulty encountered in the implementation of the project to the Mission Coordination and contributing to the search for solutions;
  • Participating in sectoral coordination meetings at field level.
  • Contributor to security management according to the established approaches and the tools to be used in the mission

Administrative management of the project:

  • Ensure proper management of project funds (update the financial planning of the project on a monthly basis; every month,
  • Monitor project expenses in collaboration with the administration (project and country),
  • Proposed budget readjustments to the administration (project and country) if necessary, etc .;
  • Liaising with the logistics team for the procurement of the project, in order to guarantee the correct application of the purchasing procedures of INTERSOS and the lessor;

Human Resource Management:

  • Contributor in the selection and recruitment of national project staff as needed
  • Ensure the effective and objective evaluation of the performance of the staff under his management every 3 months and the final evaluation;
  • Supervise and manage the project team and provide continuous training in collaboration with the Coordination Mission
  • Capitalization and knowledge management:
  • Ensure the capitalization of experiences and data obtained within the framework of the project; (See activity sheet and Program sheet on IMP)
  • Identify needs and propose new potential programs or activities to be implemented in the field
  • Transmit to the Mission Coordination of photo and video documentation of activities, information as well as All Project Activities to Supply visibility needs, funds and Collection of communications.

Profile required

Education

  • Advanced university degree in law, political science, social science, psychology, humanities or other relevant field.
  • A first-level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and experience in Canada may be considered in lieu of the approved advanced university degree.

Professional experience

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in project management in the humanitarian sector. Excellent professional competence in the Protection sector and a great writing capacity. Experience in Protection Monitoring desirable

Professional requirements

  • Spirit of adaptation to simple living conditions, a hot / very hot dry climate and security constraints Sense of organization, management and planning;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy and partnership approach
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a difficult context, under pressure and in an often uncomfortable environment;
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team and in a multicultural context;
  • Ability to work in a highly volatile security environment and in basic living conditions;
  • Respect for Values ​​/ INTERSOS

Languages

  • Fluent French (spoken, read, written).
  • Good knowledge of English and / or Italian (desirable).

Required qualities

  • He / she should not be a remarkable stranger
  • Preferably female

Source:https://www.intersos.org/posizioni-aperte/estero/#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/5ee1f38298b96a0015fd6d46/


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