Deadline: 10 March, 2022

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

INTERSOS is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Coordinator.

INTERSOS is a humanitarian organisation that works to assist victims of natural disaster and armed conflict.


  • Lead the programme strategy development and implementation of the country strategic plan
  • Ensure that the overall programme is designed, managed and implemented in conformity to INTERSOS policies, strategy and guidelines
  • Ensure effective leadership and management of INTERSOS Nigeria programme through line management and coordination with all sectoral teams
  • Ensure timely and high-quality reporting is done by all programmes to donors
  • Ensure project developed meets high standards in terms of design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation through proper project cycle management
  • Prepare programme budgets collaboratively with programme and finance staff
  • Track programme expenditure through monthly programme review meetings using financial expenditure reports prepared by the finance department
  • Ensure compliance to donor policies, procedures and procurement
  • Conduct regular context analysis (including the country’s socio-economic situation, trends, needs and gaps), as well as stakeholder analysis
  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Lead proposal writing processes from a programme perspective and coordinate with other departments
  • Contribute to the identification of potential relevant international and/or local partners (private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc.) to be included in proposals
  • Liaise with technical coordinator to contribute to the terms of reference of assessments to be conducted for proposal development and to request their input in the log-frame development
  • Contribute to the development of fundraising documents (including expression of interests/concept notes/proposals) in line with INTERSOS country strategy and donor requirements and in close collaboration with INTERSOS headquarters and finance
  • Liaise with head of base, project managers and technical coordinators to ensure that proposals are relevant and technically sound
  • Integrate learning from previous interventions (e.g., lessons learnt and best practices) into new proposals
  • Involve finance, logistics, monitoring and evaluation, technical coordinators and security teams in the development of fundraising documents, particularly finance for the budget and logistics in case of specific donor procurement rules
  • Maintain active and regular working relationships with donors
  • Maintain active and regular working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, clusters, working groups and consortia
  • Regularly update a directory of donors, international and local NGOs, other partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure active engagement and coordination with the relevant national and local authorities as required by INTERSOS registration/legal status in country
  • In the absence of technical coordinators, represent INTERSOS in key clusters and working group meetings
  • Contribute to addressing in a timely manner all comments by donors on proposals in liaison with relevant staff in country and INTERSOS headquarters and finance
  • Read thoroughly all contracts before signature, seeking INTERSOS headquarters and finance advice when required
  • Ensure that contractual obligations (including visibility requirements) and reporting deadlines are known and met by programme, finance, logistics, monitoring and evaluation, technical coordinators and security teams
  • When any issue is identified in meeting deliverables in the given timeframe and budget, inform relevant staff in country and seek INTERSOS headquarters programme department’s advice on potential solutions that would meet donor rules
  • Lead the kick-off planning and closeout review meetings for each project
  • Write quality narrative reports, reflecting the progress and status of projects in a transparent, timely and professional manner in liaison with INTERSOS headquarters and finance


  • University degree (preferably master’s degree) in International Development, Social Sciences, Public Health, International Relations, Conflict and Security, or a related discipline
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in senior leadership role within technical expertise in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts, with experience in leading emergency responses, access and security analysis and management
  • Training in project management, monitoring and evaluation, proposal writing, humanitarian coordination, safety and security management, etc
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent team-working and team-building skills, as well as ability to work under high pressure and with flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work and integrate in a multicultural team

To apply and for more information, click here.

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