Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a Humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by addressing their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in more than 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
Following the escalation of the Chad Lake conflict in Nigeria (North East of the Country), PUI has decided to also respond to this crisis from Nigeria (since the organization already assists the Nigerian refugees in Cameroon).
With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the first economy of the continent thanks to oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…). Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from huge inequalities between rich and poor, and from a high rate of corruption, at every level. Moreover, a great ethnic diversity mixed with a federal mechanism make it a real powder keg. Within this volatile environment, the conflict in the North-East of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and the linked widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis.
The conflict in the North-East
Boko Haram was created in 2001, with activity related to social actions and schooling. Over the years, the group started an armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria. Several members of the group were arrested, sparking deadly clashes with Nigerian security forces. The group’s founder and then leader Mohammed Yusuf was killed while still in police custody. This was the beginning of the radicalization of the movement and of the conflict still affecting the area in the present days. In 2015, the Nigerian army received the support of an occidental military coalition (US, France, British). The same year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS and ended up divided into two branches: ISWAP (linked to ISIS) and JAS (the historical branch).
This ongoing conflict as well as the absence of basic services have created acute humanitarian and protection needs for those impacted by the crisis, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local communities.
The armed conflict affected more than 14 million people, with 2 million forcibly displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, and new displacement continues. Following the new conflict and military developments, several Local Governmental Areas (LGAs) of Borno State were deemed accessible to humanitarian aid by the Nigerian government. But outside of the capital cities, in the countryside, the security is not granted to the populations and to the humanitarian workers. Assessments conducted in newly accessible areas in Borno State revealed severe humanitarian and protection conditions. Still, many people remain inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity, particularly in Nigeria’s Borno State and border areas of Cameroon and Niger.
As of January 2018, close to 1,300,000 refugee returnees have been registered in Nigeria, sometimes under conditions that have not been voluntary, safe and dignified. Many of these return movements have resulted in secondary displacements as many areas of origin remain insecure and inaccessible. Projection for 2018 forecast new displacement and arrivals from the inaccessible areas (around 200,000). In total, at least 1.32 million of IDPs are located in Borno State. 50% of them are living in host communities. Around 60% of those displaced are children and the number of female and child-headed households is on the rise because male heads of households have either disappeared, been killed or fear to return to join their families. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is widespread, and many people have suffered the trauma of violent experiences.
The Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2018 estimated some 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria across the three states of the north east (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) with most needs concentrated in Borno State. In determining the scale of the response for 2018 (more than 1 billion USD consolidated appeal!), humanitarian partners agreed to focus on states assessed as the most affected by the violent conflict, infrastructure destruction, mass displacement, ongoing insecurity and ensuing factors. The most critical areas requiring humanitarian assistance are located in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states where millions of people are in need of urgent life-saving assistance.
Our actions on the field:
The main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2019 can be synthetized as follows:
- Continue and further develop the integrated multi-sector response to urgent needs of IDPs and Host Communities living in Maiduguri Metropolitan City through Food Security, Health and Nutrition and Protection activities.
- Further develop PUI response in newly accessible / hard to reach areas of Borno State by widening the sectoral scope of PUI intervention (either directly or through coordinated approach with external actors)
Continue and further develop the logistics support to the humanitarian community from Maiduguri City Warehouse.
As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Logistics Coordinator.
The logistics coordinator is responsible for the smooth functioning of logistics at mission level. He/She makes sure the resources which are necessary for carrying out the programmes are available and actively participates in the mission’s safety & security management.
Safety & Security : He/She assists the Head of Mission with safety & security management. He/She is directly responsible of the daily, concrete aspects of the mission’s safety management.
Supplies : He/She coordinates supplies and deliveries for projects and for the bases. He/She guarantees that PUI’s procedures and logistical tools are in place and are respected.
Fixed equipment : He/She is responsible of the management of computer equipment, tele/radiocommunication equipment and for the mission’s energy supply.
Fleet Management : He/She is responsible of the management of the fleet (availability, safety, maintenance etc), for the smooth functioning of the mission and the realization of activities in accordance with the available budget.
Functioning of the bases : He/She supports the teams in case of redeployment/ openning/ installation/rehabilitation/ closing of bases.
Representation : He/She represents the organization amongst partners, authorities and different local actors involved in the logistics and the safety of the mission.
Coordination: He/She consolidates and communicates logistics information at the heart of the mission to headquarters and coordinates internal and external logistics reports.
Training and experience:
Training: Master degree in logistics, Procurement, transportation.
Previous experience in humanitarian work or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 3 or 4 years of relevant professional experience.
Software: Excellent computer Skills
Knowledge and skills:
Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.
Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility. **
Familiarity with stock procedure, Fleet management, telecommunications, budget management, reporting writing etc
Familiarity with the procedures of institutional backers (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UNICEF, CDCS, WFP,etc)
Significant experience in security management
Strong leadership and coaching skills
Mobility: Extensive travel may be required
Fixed-term contract – 12 months
Starting Date: April 2019
Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
For more information, please look at the complete job description on our website.