Request for Proposal: Trial Observation for Criminal Cases against Journalists in Nigeria


Job description: Desired start date: 01/02/2024
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Maiduguri


SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.


Solidarites International launched its operation in Nigeria in 2016 as a consequence of the humanitarian needs of displaced populations and host communities caused by the current crisis with conflict and the ongoing violence in the North-East of Nigeria led by Armed Opposition Groups since 2009. The security situation and epidemics/outbreaks continue to affect millions of lives in Northeastern and North Western parts of Nigeria. As of June 2022, according to IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, an estimated 2.2 million people are displaced within Borno State which remains, for a major part, inaccessible to humanitarian actors.


The targeted sectors of intervention are WASH, Shelter, RRM, Food Security & Livelihoods. The annual budget of the mission is around 8.3 million euros in 2022.

The mission is organized with a coordination office in Maiduguri and 3 bases located in Ngala, Dikwa and Monguno managed remotely from Maiduguri for the North-East. In the North-West, Solidarites International is conducting activities on 3 bases located in Gusau, Anka and Taleta in Zamfara State. Abuja is the representative for the mission Nigeria.


General objective:

As part of the coordination team and reporting to the Country Director, and working closely with the program and support departments at coordination level, as well as the base teams, the Grant Manager is the mission’s focal point on ensuring accountability to donors.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Donor relations
  • Financing strategy
  • Document development and review
  • Contractual management
  • External compliance
  • Internal and external communication
  • External audits

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Follow up on the advancement of the financing contracts
  • Coordinate mid-term and final reporting
  • Develop relationship with donors representatives
  • Engage internally and externally with different interlocutors to identify new funding opportunities


Education / academic background :

Master Degree in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, management or other related discipline.

Specific skills and experience:

Strong knowledge of donors’ policies and guidelines
Strong knowledge of the project cycle management
Strong knowledge of principled-based approaches and advocacy skills
Excellent reporting and writing skills
Previous experience and achievements in managing a consortium and strong partnerships with other NGOs (MoUs, negotiations, governance…)
Proven ability to deal with donors and operational partners
Technical knowledge in SI sectors of expertise (WASH, FSL, Shelter) is an asset
Proven management ability, including ability to motivate and develop skills of team’s members. Must be able to make sound management decisions in difficult situations and also be able to work in a participatory manner with colleagues.
Excellent communication, networking skills, organizational and prioritization skills, ability to multi-task
Capacity to adapt and show organizational flexibility
Cross cultural sensitivity and great team player
Proven ability to develop adapted humanitarian vision and strategy
Capacity to engage and manage technical staff and curiosity towards their expertise
Experience working with SI (or a similar organization) is an asset
Prior experience in Nigeria would be considered as an asset


– Fluent in English


A salaried position:
According to experience, starting from EUR é”&à gross per month (2100 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 600.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


The Grant Manager is based in Maiduguri, where all the coordination team is located.
In Maiduguri the base offers a comfortable environment, in spite of limited movements outside of the compound for security reasons. The Guest House offers good living conditions, with private bedroom and bathroom and shared and comfortable common spaces. Electricity and internet are available at the office and at the GH at all times. Volley-ball and badminton court, ping pong, and some gym equipment are available in the GH. All essential good (food, hygiene etc..) can be bought locally in the small shops around the office, or in the pre-validated supermarket. There is a good social life in Maiduguri. Visits to other NGOs are possible, as well as some pre-validated places City Star restaurant, Pinnacle Hotel, Red Roof, ICRC Lezzy Lizard bar.
Occasional trips to Abuja could be requested to assist the CD in partners relationship and representation, as well as periodic field visit in NW, an d NE sub bases, to ensure a correct program overview.
Life in Abuja is comfortable and safe. Abuja has good markets, good international schools, high standard medical services, comfortable and safe housing.


Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl:

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State

Job date: Sat, 09 Dec 2023 23:39:29 GMT

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