Program Manager – Multi Base at Solidarites International

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Program Manager - Multi Base at Solidarites International

Solidarites International (SI) is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 40 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs - water, food and shelter. SI is present in North-East Nigeria since 2016 and is currently operating in 4 bases across Borno State (Maiduguri, Monguno, Ngala, and Dikwa) with outreach capacities across all BAY States through its emergency component. Currently, SI carries out emergency / post - emergency programs in WASH sector in North-West Nigeria where limited actors are currently present.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Program Manager - Multi Base

Job Location: Ngala & Dikwa, Borno
Contract Start Date: Projected contract duration is 7 Months - with possible extension.

Goal / Purpose

  • The Programs Manager is responsible for implementing and achieving the objectives defined in all operation proposals in in Ngala and Dikwa LGA.
  • S/He oversees the quality of project implementation through the direct management of Activities Managers (AM).
  • In particular, he/she helps in ensuring the quality of implemented projects through reporting follow up, results monitoring, context monitoring, lessons learned.

Diagnosis and project design:

  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of diagnostics
  • Participate in the design and the financial dimension of the human and logistical programs to implement
  • Prepare the appendixes and technical chapters (of logical framework) of operation proposals
  • Implement activities in compliance with the annual business strategy, Solidarity International technical requirements, and donor criteria

Project quality:

  • To ensure the quality of implemented projects through reporting follow up, results monitoring, context monitoring, lessons learned.
  • To work closely with the Activities Managers and the Regional Field Coordinator in coordinating information exchange and timely support.
  • Collect information from the bases and assist in the quality analysis of the activities carried out with the Deputy Country Director of Program.
  • Ensure that quality criteria and indicators are monitored and leads to decision making;

Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring:

  • Plan and oversee programs’ implementation in consultation with the RFCO, Deputy Country Director of Program and other technical coordinator/manager in accordance with objectives of project proposals;
  • Ensure that programs are relevant to the population’s needs and follow SI’s strategy and positioning;
  • Ensure that project management, monitoring and evaluation tools are used correctly;
  • Ensure that human, financial and logistical resources meet activities completion requirements. Suggest changes if necessary.
  • In collaboration with the administrative service, contribute to the development of program budgets and track spending and budget forecasts
  • Develop the state of needs and the Treasury requests with activity managers  
  • Respect SI procedures
  • Ensure that the programs’ context monitoring is done properly and leads to decision making: adjustment of activities or result shifts according to the evolution of the context;
  • Ensure that the programs evaluations’ recommendations are taken into consideration and that corrective measures are put in place;

Strategic orientation:

  • Define a plan of action and guide the AM to put this strategy in place;
  • Be proactive in proposing new activities based on the context evolution;
  • Participate to the development of projects and the drafting of proposals to donors in close collaboration with the Regional Field Coordinator, AM and Coordination;

Reporting / communication / representation:

  • Consolidate internal reports and the internal monitoring tools (APUs, OFU< Daily Worker follow-up etc.);
  • Responsible for the preparation of donors reports and amendments in coordination with the Regional Field Coordinator and mission coordination;
  • Ensure that all documents are of the required quality and delivered on time;
  • Ensure that all programs reporting is in line with standard formats and procedures;
  • Represent the organization in external technical meetings / sessions when asked and/or delegated to do so.


  • Compose capitalization documents respecting SI tools
  • Prepare contracting reports before the end of his/her employment contract, and make them available to those interested in the mission and at headquarters
  • Guarantee the dissemination of technical documentation

Human Resources management:

  •  Participate in validating recruitment for the national technical staff for all programs under the PM supervision
  • Define, in conjunction with the administrative service, the requirements need, adapting Job Descriptions to professional guidelines if necessary
  • Conduct workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings
  • Evaluate and assess the performances of his/her team members
  • Identify potential changes in members of his/her team(s) and provide feedback to the Admin Manager In coordination with RFCO, propose organizational chart adjustments in case of need, and contribute to implement these changes.
  • Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working underneath him/her
  • Implement training related to operational requirements and the identified training needs
  • Manage/support the team working for him/her

ORG Chart Position (reporting and functional relationships):

  • Line manager: Regional Field Coordinator
  • Line report(s) on base: Activity managers, and all programs team
  • Functional manager: Deputy Country Director of Programs
  • Functional report(s): 


  • Master's Degree or equivalent in Humanitarian / Development Studies, Social Sciences, WaSH, Management or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience as Project Manager or Project Manager Assistant
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Strong commitment to humanitarian work and principles;
  • Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure with strict deadlines.
  • Experience of working in volatile security context with limited field access;
  • Previous experiences with SI will be an asset.
  • Proven expertise in project management with strong capacity in planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Budget management and donor reporting/ accountability/ compliance
  • Organizational and Analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail, high level of rigor and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Team player and ability to coach and motivate the team;

What We Offer

  • Salary + Transport & housing contributions + social benefits (medical coverage, 24 days of Annual leaves per year, compassionate leaves, public holidays as announced by government, festive bonus, Life insurance - covering death and permanent disability) etc.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • Select Program Manager Multi Base (Dikwa & Ngala) - fill the form and attach your CV and motivation letter.
  • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
  • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date

Application Deadline  29th November, 2021.

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