Intersos Humanitarian Organisation Job for a Head of Mission

Intersos Humanitarian Organisation is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Head of Mission (HoM)

Job Location: Abuja (with frequent missions in Maiduguri and any others operational bases)

Educational Qualification:

  • Advanced university degree. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Years of Experience:

  • At least 5 years of professional work experience as Head of Mission or other management/ coordination positions in humanitarian/development contexts.


Other Requirements:

  • Strong experience in project design, monitoring and evaluation, and data collection and analysis is required.
  • Experience in humanitarian assistance, e-voucher and nutrition is desirable.
  • Proven experience in management of large staff teams.
  • Proficient knowledge of English is required.
  • Knowledge of UN system (UNHCR – OCHA – UNICEF – WFP) ECHO and other majors donors.

Technical competencies:

  • Ability to set high standards for quality of work
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Mastery of IT tools (MS Office package, internet, e-mail, etc.)
  • Ability to analyze and integrate information from a wide range of sources
  • Ability to administrate funds, logistics and human resources

Behavioral competencies:

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach
  • Ability to achieve results effectively, considering the need for speed, scale and quality
  • Ability to integrate and work well within multiethnic and multicultural teams
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously

Starting Date  ASAP

Job Specification(s): Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The general purpose of the post is to represent INTERSOS in Iraq, and act in accordance with specific directions from and supervision of the Regional Director.
  • The HoM manages and coordinates the operations and human resources in the country and is responsible to:
    • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders.
    • Follow up, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with the host country formalities.
    • Continuously assess, analyze and evaluate the impact of the country operations, also through periodic visits to the areas of intervention.
    • Define the mission financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank accounts.
    • Coordinate, guide and supervise the mission staff, and evaluate their performance.
    • Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings.
    • Define country priorities based on context and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country; design, promote and elaborate new interventions.
    • Supervise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the country operations – and all related administrative, financial, human resources, logistics and security aspects – ensuring timely and quality assistance delivery, as well as cost efficiency and accountability, in compliance with INTERSOS and donors guidelines, regulations and procedures.

Apply Before: 6th June, 2016.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and 2 references to: specifying in the subject “HoM Nigeria”

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.


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