Project Manager CCCM/Shelter – Nigeria
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Job Title: Project Manager CCCM/Shelter
Duty station: Maiduguri with missions to the coordination office in Abuja and the field bases (Monguno and Ngala, Borno State)
Starting date: 03/03/2019
Contract duration: 8 months
Reporting to: Head of Base
Supervision of: Around 10 staff
Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency (herein, Armed Opposition Groups [AOGs]) has crippled north eastern Nigeria. Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have improved humanitarian access in 25 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno but have also revealed the extent of the crisis. After nine years of uninterrupted conflict, the country's crisis has been aggravated by high levels of poverty, marginalization, illiteracy and unemployment. The environmental degradation caused by the ongoing armed conflict and the acts of violence has contributed to lowering the standard of living of farmers who account for virtually all of the area's population.
Now in its ninth year, the crises in north east Nigeria remains one of the most sever in the world. In the three worst affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yoba, 1.8 million people are internally displaced and human rights violations continue to be reported daily. Since military operations began in October 2017, the trend of new arrivals coming to accessible locations across Borno state has increased significantly, and at an alarming rate that has overwhelmed the capacity of humanitarian agencies. Borno, which is the most affected state in north-eastern Nigeria, continues to host the highest number of IDPs with 1,441,870 displaced persons (NIP 2019), and over 60% of them are living in host communities, making it harder to access them with assistance and putting additional pressure on the already stretched resources of these communities.
Many IDPs are still staying in unofficial shelters, unfinished buildings and makeshift accommodation, which are not under the coordination of the Government. The largest concentrations of displaced people staying in such locations are found in the newly liberated areas. Many of the communal and makeshift shelters are overcrowded and unsuitable in terms of water and sanitation facilities, cooking and privacy, especially for women. Furthermore, already poor host communities have been sharing resources with one of the largest IDP populations in the world for more than twelve months with little support and are now relying on negative coping strategies after savings and assets have been used up, which could lead to secondary displacement of IDPs. Monguno and Ngala are considered less privileged and the most deprived areas.
During the insurgency crises, both towns were destructed and devasted. Besides the situation, both locations are hosting a huge influx of IDPs, displaced from the outskirts and fled to seek safe and secure places to take shelters. Increasing insurgency in the areas forced the local communities to flee and seek safe and secure place for shelters which caused a huge influx of IDPs in the project focused areas. Most of the IDPs do not have access to safe and secure places even many of them are unregistered and are unable to receive humanitarian assistance from the service providers. The security situation is quite uncertain and volatile but despite these facts they are compelled to live in insecure places without having shelters.
The Project Manager will oversee the activities, Administrative, HR and Logistics component of the project, ensuring operations quality, strategic programming and planning, as well as strategic growth and strong external and internal representation and advocacy. S/he must be able to motivate and lead a diverse staff as well as effectively oversee the activities, budgets and partnerships.
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