THE ALIMA SPIRIT: ALIMA’s vocation is to save lives and take care of the most vulnerable populations, without any identity, religious or political discrimination, through actions based on proximity, innovation and the alliance of organizations and people. We act with humanism, impartiality and respect for medical universality ethics. In order to gain access to patients, we are committed to acting in a neutral and independent manner.
THE VALUES and PRINCIPLES of our action, enshrined in our CHARTER:
- The patient first
- Revolutionizing humanitarian medicine
- Responsibility and freedom
- Improve the quality of our actions
- Collective intelligence
ALIMA promotes and defends the principles of fundamental human rights. ALIMA has a zero-tolerance approach towards perpetrators of gender-based and sexual violence and towards inaction in the face of alleged or actual violence. The protection of those who benefit and are affected by our intervention is our top priority in everything we do. Anyone who collaborates with ALIMA agrees to:
- Respect the charter, the code of conduct, the institutional policies including the policy of protection against abuse of power and gender and sexual violence, the policy of prevention of corruption and fraud;
- Report violations of policies, framework documents and procedures to a supervisor, manager or referral agent or to [email protected]
CARE – INNOVATE – TOGETHER:
Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 6 million patients and today deploys its operations in 12 African countries. In 2019, we developed 41 humanitarian medical intervention projects to meet the needs of populations affected by conflict, epidemics and extreme poverty. All these projects support national health authorities through 330 health facilities (including 28 hospitals and 300 health centers). We work whenever possible in partnership with local NGOs to provide our patients with expertise where it is available, whether in their country or in the rest of the world. In addition, to improve the humanitarian response, we conduct operational and clinical research projects, particularly in the areas of malnutrition and viral haemorrhagic fevers. ALIMA also conducts response operations to the covid-19 pandemic in all our missions.
OUR PROJECT THEMES:
Malnutrition, Sexual and reproductive health including gender-based violence, Primary and secondary health, Pediatrics, Malaria, Epidemics (hemorrhagic fevers, meningitis, Cholera, Measles, Dengue fever, Covid-19).
OUR COUNTRIES OF INTERVENTION
Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, South Sudan, Mauritania, Senegal and Ukraine.
ALIMA IN NIGERIA/KATSINA Background
The North West region of Nigeria – especially Katsina State – is facing a nutritional emergency compounded by multiple crises. ALIMA conducted a rapid needs assessment mission in Katsina State during the month of December 2020 and 4 nutrition surveys between March and May 2022.
The prevalence of very acute malnutrition observed before the lean season coupled with multiple crises (violence against civilians, armed conflict, consequences of COVID, and inflation leading to food insecurity and collapse of nutrition programs) in the State, raises fears unprecedented number of SAM cases and associated deaths among children under 5 in this year 2021. Based on these surveys and population figures in Kaita LGA, it can be expected for the 6 months to nearly 10,000 children at immediate risk of death from severe acute malnutrition, including 2,000 who will require hospitalization in intensive care. This requires an immediate increase in national and international support to the Katsina State Ministry of Health ahead of the lean season to reduce mortality through:
- Immediate extension of RUTF coverage (current shortage) and urgent validation of RUTF plant in Kano
- Immediate expansion of outpatient therapeutic program to catch SAM cases in Kaita LGA as much as possible
- Immediate increase in hospital care for complicated SAM cases in Kaita LGA
ALIMA proposes to focus on the outpatient and inpatient program, in close collaboration with the Katsina Ministry of Health, deploying a dedicated emergency team to the targeted intervention areas to provide life-saving healthcare during the period of welding, from June 1st to September 30th.
Place of issue : Nigeria, Katsina State
PROTECTION OF BENEFICIARIES AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY
Level 3: As part of the duties, the incumbent will visit programs and come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or a certificate of good character will be required. In situations where a criminal record or character reference is not available, a statement of good character will be required.
FUNCTIONAL AND HIERARCHICAL LINKAGES
Reports to (directly): Head of Mission
Reporting to (functional): Head of Mission
Staff reporting to him: 4
MISSION AND PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES
The Project Coordinator is responsible for ALIMA’s operational response to the Project. In close collaboration with the mission coordination team, define and plan the objectives and priorities of the project, identify the health and humanitarian needs of the population, analyze the context and the humanitarian issues at stake, the risks and constraints and calculate the human and financial needs. Coordinate, in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, its implementation in order to effectively ensure the objectives as well as to improve the sanitary conditions and the humanitarian situation of the targeted population.
- Monitor the political and humanitarian situation in the project area to ensure that ALIMA’s charter, policies and image are respected vis-à-vis national employees, populations, authorities and partners.
- In collaboration with the project team, assess needs by identifying the state of health of the population, analyzing the context (environment, actors involved, access negotiations, etc.), networking, associated risks and constraints in order to define the priorities and objectives of the projects and calculate the material, human and financial resources required.
- In collaboration with the project team and the head of mission, monitor the security situation in the area of intervention, propose security directives and guarantee their implementation in order to ensure the security of the project team.
- Propose and carry out exploratory missions, according to the indications of the Head of Mission, in order to better understand the context, the priorities, the constraints and the needs of the populations.
- Ensure a data collection and epidemiological surveillance system, in agreement with the Medical Coordinator, in order to define medico-technical programs and prevention protocols for the target population.
- Lead and supervise the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project in collaboration with the project team and according to internal and donor indicators in order to assess the level of achievement of the project objectives.
- Provide a report to the coordination team on the evolution of the project and propose corrections if necessary.
- Build the institutional memory of the Project, keeping written records (and filing them) of its development, in order to disseminate ALIMA’s achievements and improve awareness.
- In coordination with the Administrative Manager and the Activity Managers, plan and organize the organization charts, plan and distribute the tasks and the workload between the teams, guide their understanding of the issues related to the Project and the Mission through work meetings regular meetings and feedback, in order to ensure the effective deployment of resources and the achievement of the expected objectives.
- Inform the field team of the instructions given by the coordination of the mission by promoting fluid and fluid written and oral communication and by guaranteeing confidentiality and full compliance with the rules of security and medical ethics.
- Oversee the full implementation of safety and health protocols, reporting risky behaviors to medical coordination, to ensure safe working conditions for project personnel.
- Be responsible for the proper application of HR policies and associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, assessment, potential, detection, staff development and internal communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the quantity of knowledge required for the activities he/she is responsible.
- In coordination with the Administrative Manager and the Activity Managers, identify training needs, provide follow-up and individual coaching, carry out an end-of-mission evaluation of team members and carry out internal communication actions in order to facilitate the integration and professional development of people and in order to maximize their capacities and their commitment to the values of ALIMA and the objectives of the project.
- Supervise the material resources of the project made available to ALIMA in order to ensure their proper use and sustainability.
- Supervise all orders (medical and logistics) and purchases of the Project as well as financial indicators, with the support of the coordination, in order to ensure efficiency and detect discrepancies and their causes upstream.
Implementation of preventive measures against abuse of power, gender-based and sexual violence
- Ensures that its team, partners and community members are aware of ALIMA policy and have access to information (complaints mechanism, focal point…).
- Facilitates the organization of training and awareness sessions.
- Applies standards relating to the prevention of abuse of power, gender-based violence and sexual violence.
- Ensures that the members of his team and those of the partners involved in the project (Ministry of Health, national partners, etc.) follow the training and awareness sessions and apply the rules of prevention of abuse.
- Contributes to creating and maintaining a stimulating and protective environment for his team, community members and partners involved in the project.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- University degree or diploma/paramedic diploma desirable.
- Previous experiences in humanitarian aid
- Experience with international medical NGOs and experience in project management is desirable.
- Experience in security management is highly desirable.
- Spoken, read and written English is mandatory. French is an asset.
- Essential computer skills (word, excel and internet).
- Negotiation techniques
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Term of contract: Contract under French law; duration of the contract: 6 months, renewable.
- Position to be filled: AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE
- Salary: depending on experience
- ALIMA pays for:
- Travel costs between the country of origin of the expatriate and the place of the mission
- Medical coverage from the first day of the contract until one month after the date of departure from the country of mission for the employee and his family
- Evacuation of the employee
How to register
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the reference “Project Coordinator – Nigeria/Katsina” in the subject line.
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