Nigeria - A MEAL & Assessment Manager

  • Added Date: Friday, 23 March 2018
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 30 April 2018

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Première Urgence Internationale is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering 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 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

Following the intensification of the Chad Lake conflict in Nigeria (North East of the Country), PUI has decided to also respond to this crisis (since the organization already assists the Nigerian refugees in Cameroon) from Nigeria.

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Humanitarian situation and needs:

With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178.000.000 and 200.000.000 habitants), Nigeria is ranked as the first economy in Africa mainly thanks to oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…). Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from huge socio-economic inequalities, and from high rates of corruption, at every level. Within this volatile environment, the insurgency in the North-East of the country and the linked widespread violence triggered a large scale crisis.

Indeed, over 2.5 million people are forcibly displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region due to the Boko Haram insurgency, and new displacement continues. Resorting to terror, widespread sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), forced recruitment and suicide bombings, Boko Haram attacks on civilians persist. Ongoing threats from Boko Haram in all affected countries as well as the absence of basic services have created acute humanitarian and protection risks for those impacted by the crisis, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local communities. Despite considerable advances in counter-insurgency operations, continued insecurity led to new large-scale and secondary displacements towards Cameroon and inside Niger.

The end of 2016 and first months of 2017 have seen an increase in attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, while the security situation in Chad’s Lake region, Cameroonian border areas and Niger’s Diffa region remains volatile and unpredictable. In 2016, a great number of civilians were released from Boko Haram captivity in north-eastern Nigeria with the liberation of Local Government Areas (LGAs) where some 800,000 persons had been trapped over past years. Assessments conducted in newly recovered areas reveal 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.

Our action in the field:

PUI is present in Nigeria since April 2016. The NGO is targeting the needs of crisis affected populations in Borno State through a gradually implemented comprehensive integrated response.

PUI started its intervention with a focus on urgent needs pertaining to access to food commodities for IDPs and host communities (through a cash-based approach) and then up-scaled its response with the inclusion of Primary Health Care and Nutrition activities. This was focused on populations living in Maiduguri (capital city of Borno state).

Also, as access and logistics were and remain a main constraint for the humanitarian community, PUI launched an inter-agency logistics platform in Maiduguri managing storage and cargo and servicing around 30 different humanitarian organizations.

Finally, and as resilience of affected communities remains a priority for the organization, a pilot livelihood recovery project has been launched in order to decrease reliance on direct assistance and foster aid sustainability.

The main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2018 are:

  • Continue and further develop the response to urgent needs of IDPs and Host Communities living in Maiduguri City through Food Security, Health and Nutrition activities.
  • Further develop the integrated response in Maiduguri City with the widening of the sectoral scope of PUI intervention by adding Protection, WASH… to the response portfolio (either directly or through coordinated approach with external actors)
  • Continue and further develop the logistics support to the humanitarian community from Maiduguri City Warehouse
  • Develop gradual integrated responses in areas with significant gaps in needs coverage within Borno State LGA outside Maiduguri with a priority given to Health, Nutrition and Food Security activities.

Click here for more information about our response to the crisis

As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a MEAL & Assessment Manager.

The MEAL & Assessment Manager, under the supervision of the Field Coordinator and the global overview of the HoM is responsible for the conduction of humanitarian needs’ assessments in the coverage area of Maiduguri base. He/She will provide technical support to all project managers in terms of MEAL activities and contribute to the overall Learning approach at mission level.

Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator, the MEAL & Assessment Manager main objectives are the following:

  • Production of comprehensive needs assessments and proposed interventions for pre-designated focus geographical areas
  • Production of Learning material and provision of Learning technical support to Project Managers
  • Definition and enforcement of a comprehensive accountability system at base level
  • Provision of guidance and technical support to project managers in terms of M&E activities and direct implementation of some M&E activities

Training and experiences:


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences

Professional Experience

Experience in M&E or Project Management

Experience in donor requirements and expectations


Strong computer skills essential, including ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel, Project & database Management software

Required Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation design, applied survey & research, indicator development
  • Proven capacity for analyzing and synthetizing comprehensive information and technical data
  • Ability to guarantee effective and timely outputs
  • Good communications skills for public presentations
  • Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization
  • Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of national staff and developing second layer of leadership
  • Proven management ability and inter-personal skills – team player
  • Problem solving and leadership skillsLangues parlées

  • Excellent command in writing and editing documents in both English and French

  • Working knowledge in Arabic is a plusFonctionsAutre, Coordination, Gestion de projetActivitésAutrePaysAfrique, NigeriaContratCDDDurée du contrat

Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 5 months

Starting Date: March 2018

Monthly gross income: from 1 815 up to 2 145 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
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months**To know more about our offer, look at the complete job description on our website! **

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