Program Administrator (m/f/d)

February 15, 2022

Job Description

Malteser International (MI)

Malteser International has been working in Nigeria since 2017. In Northeast Nigeria and more specifically in Borno State, MI is currently active in the WASH sector for improving the lives of both the IDP population as well as the host communities. The WASH activities focus on improved access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. They include NFI distribution, solarization of boreholes, rehabilitation of hand pumps, construction of latrines and hygiene promotion. Malteser International thereby applies a participatory, gender sensitive and inclusive approach.
For its work in Nigeria and Cameroon, Malteser International is looking for a motivated candidate with experience in humanitarian finance, logistics and human resources, to fill the position below:
Job Title: Program Administrator (m/f/d) 
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Start Date: 15/04/2022
Duration of contract: 12 months (extension very likely)
Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria (with frequent travel to field locations and Abuja)
Job Description

As Program Administrator, you will ensure that the administrative, financial and logistic systems and procedures are in compliance with Malteser International and donor standards.
You will be responsible to supervise and guide the administrative team to achieve set targets and ensure sound project support in line with Malteser International’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
You will also be responsible for human resources procedures, and you will ensure that rules and regulations are in place, maintained and adhered to, so that all operational support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently.

Your Responsibilities

Supervise, monitor and support to the Operational Support Team (finance, logistics, human resources) to ensure that Malteser International administration, personnel, logistics and finance systems are in place and applied
Monitor compliance with Malteser International and donor standards, rules and regulations as well as administrative and logistic procedures during program planning, implementation and closure and ensure that they are implemented and adhered to
Manage and supervise up to 15 national staff and ensure trainings for local staff and partners on finance, logistics and HR issues
Coordinate support for the Program Management Team in the fulfilment of their duties according to program design and timely implementation of any changes and cooperate in the establishment of project budgets, budget controls, and procurement plans
Contribute to a comprehensive monthly report that covers all relevant operational support information and ensure monitoring visits to the field and partners if required by the Program Management Team

Your Profile

Relevant University Degree or applied Degree in Finance Management, Business Administration, Economics or Social Science and working experience with finance software
Working experience in administration, human resources and financial management of humanitarian relief, transitional aid and/or development projects
Proven experience and excellent ability to successfully work with and comply with international and donor standards (e.g. German government, GIZ, ECHO, UNOCHA)
Proven communication skills including the ability to effectively lead teams, motivate people and diplomatically manage the relationship with different authorities, local partner organisations and donors
Physical and mental strength to work and live in hardship location


Salary, according to qualification and experience, insurance package, accommodation in team house, one home flight per year of employment, R&R every 10 weeks

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Malteser is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all people, regardless of gender, confession or origin.
Whether you work as a specialist on overseas service or in one of our regional offices – we offer you a challenging working environment in an experienced international team. 

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