Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization dedicated to alleviate the suffering of the poorest people. SIF acts wherever humanitarian and social needs require mobilization of emergency relief and/or implementation of development programs.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Program Coordinator 
Job Location
: Maiduguri, Borno 

Job Description

  • Based in Maiduguri, the Program Coordinator is in charge of the supervision of programs and the local staff related to the programs.

He/She is:

  • Part of the Coordination Team
  • Coordinating the implementation of the SIF programs in the mission
  • Responsible for the quality of the programs.

Mission/ Role
Operational strategy & Coordination:

  • To contribute to the elaboration of the mission’s operational strategy: context analysis and its evolution, elaboration of problem trees and proposed solutions, needs assessment analysis, proposal of new actions, budgeting and HR dimensioning.


  • Provide leadership and management to the program team.
  • Support national staff, ensuring that the individuals work effectively together as a team to achieve the project objectives
  • Propose Job descriptions for all new project staff

Project Cycle Management:

  • To ensure the conception of the projects: needs assessments, baseline survey, and proposal of actions.
  • To supervise the implementation of the projects: planning of activities, follow-up of the implementation, collect of sources of verifications.
  • To define partnership modalities with the operational partners, be in charge of the partnerships, define and supervise the capacity building plans for the partners.


  • To elaborate activities monthly reports for the Head of Mission
  • To elaborate donors reports according to the requested deadlines.
  • To elaborate Ad hoc reports: mission, follow-up, survey, training, etc.

Supports: Admin, Finance and Log (in cooperation with the Admin Officer and/or the Admin Coordinator)

  • To manage the program budgets: regular monitoring of the expenditure states according to the allocated budgets and programmatic forecasts, validation of the expenditures he is responsible for.
  • Representation (under HoM request):
  • To represent SIF as part of the implementation of activities to operational partners and to the local and regional authorities.
  • To attend conferences, coordination meetings, clusters and donors meetings.
  • To elaborate presentation projects tools (objectives, methodology, activities, and results) for authorities, donors, partners etc.


  • Minimum 1 years of previous experience in humanitarian work,
  • leadership skills and a supportive management style (experience managing national and expatriate staff)
  • Ability to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with partners including local authorities.
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management
  • Experience of strategic thinking, including identifying, analyzing, problem solving and responding to opportunities and challenges and the ability to translate these into practical plans of action.
  • Knowledge and experience of project planning and budget holding; proposal and report writing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools (Logical Framework analysis, project cycle management, objectives and indicators etc.)

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