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Nigeria : Area Coordinator - Nigeria

Reference : AC/NIA

Department: Regional direction

Contract: Fixed term

Country: Nigeria

Duration 12 months

City: Maiduguri

Starting date: ASAP

Background on ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.

Country profile

In response to the emergency situation in Nigeria, ACTED recruits.

Position profile

The Area Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of ACTED’s global mandate in the relevant area, and for the scope of activities developed within this mandate.
Responsibilities :

1. Ensure ACTED Representation in the area of activity
Representation vis-à-vis provincial authorities
Representation vis-à-vis Donors
Representation amongst other international organisations
More generally, the project manager is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

2. Contribute to the development of a global intervention strategy and to support its implementation at provincial level
Analyse the context and develop strategic plans, in consultation with the Country Director
Implement the financial strategy
Implement the operational strategy
Oversee reporting procedures

3. Oversee Staff and Security
Guide and direct the staff of the area of intervention
Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate staff
Oversee staff security


Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training
skills) in emergency and/or development programmes
At least four years of previous work experience in a high management position
Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
Excellent skills in written and spoken English
Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
Ability to work well and punctually under pressure


Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance

Submission of applications

Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to under

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