Regional Humanitarian Project Manager At CBM


Christian Blind Mission International

BM’s West Africa Regional Office through its Country Coordination Office located in Abuja, Nigeria, works with 16 partners to implement 25 programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the country. These programmes cover a variety of areas, including eye health, orthopaedics, special education, prevention of deafness, community-based rehabilitation and mental health. CBM has been supporting partners in Nigeria since 1968. The country coordination office was opened in 1999. CBM works with 16 partners to implement 25 programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in Nigeria. These are coordinated by CBM’s West Africa Regional Office, through its Country Coordination Office located in Abuja. The coordination office has a good relationship with partner organisations, and a reliable administrative infrastructure. Working alongside other local and international NGOs, government and other stakeholders, in a bid to break the cycle of poverty and disability in Nigeria, CBM works through its local partners to implement the twin-track approach of empowerment and advocating for inclusion.

  • Experience 5 years
  • Location Abuja

“Regional Humanitarian Project Manager (m/f/d)”

Main objective of the role:

The Regional Humanitarian Project Manager will support the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning of CBMs activities under the project “Disability-Inclusive Humanitarian Action for displaced populations and host communities in the sectors health and protection in West and Central Africa”. The project aims to improve living conditions and access to inclusive humanitarian aid of displaced populations (refugees, IDPs, returnees) and host communities with special attention to most vulnerable persons the before-mentioned sectors in selected regions in the countries DRC, Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger. The project is funded by the external donor German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO). Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Programme Development and Oversight Manager, the incumbent will manage overall implementation of the project in a collaborative and systematic approach together with the four CBM Country Teams involved, manage and harmonize reporting by project partners for donor reporting and also manage specific regional Project Activities and foster organizational learning and cross-country exchange. S/he will also represent CBM in regional humanitarian coordination mechanisms and events, as per need.
We are looking for someone who will institute and enhance…

A.      Reporting and Administration

  • Develop and maintain a MEAL framework in collaboration with the four country teams and partners to measure the expected change envisaged by the project;
  • Supervision, examination and management of the project’s programmatic progress, including an overview of the in-country situation of each country involved in the project;
  • Supervision, examination and management of the project’s financial progress, including analysis of the in-country expenditure situations for each partner involved in the project;
  • Harmonization of reporting (programmatically and financially) from the four countries involved for donor reporting purposes;
  • Support the development of terms of reference for project-related procurement processes (e.g. for training venues, consultancies, financial audits etc.);
  • Manage regional project activities (e.g. evaluations, comparative disability inclusion review, learning exercises);
  • Visit project partners as per need for capacity development on management level
  • Lead a Project Steering Committee with all relevant stakeholders involved for regional project management purposes, coordination and utilization of regional budget flexibility throughout implementation;

B.      Capacity Development

  • Assure quality management of project activities as per project plan in collaboration with Country Based Humanitarian Coordinators and project implementing partners;
  • Lead the implementation of regular project reviews, mid-term and final evaluation;
  • Ensure overall project management, alignment of activities and provision of technical advisory services to the implementing partners in collaboration with Country Based Humanitarian Coordinators;
  • Ensure coordination and coherence with relevant CBM-projects and activities on regional and national level;
  • Represent CBM in international and regional conferences related to humanitarian action if necessary;
  • Document best practices and lessons learnt and share with key stakeholders;
  • Support country programmes to conduct and facilitate trainings where possible and ensure synergies in training curriculum development are used
  • Support country programmes to utilise data obtained from MEAL to streamline or modify project activities.

We are looking for someone who has…

  • University degree in social sciences, development/humanitarian studies or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years of proven professional experience in MEAL, Finance Management, and humanitarian programme management including in complex humanitarian settings through national partner organisations.
  • Proven experience of working with variety of stakeholders including local and international INGOs, government and donor agencies, and inter-agency humanitarian coordination.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Experience in strategic management of large and complex humanitarian programmes and budgets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in practical application of humanitarian standards and capacity building of humanitarian actors.
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn about the local humanitarian contexts in Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and DRC and related emerging trends
  • Understanding of disability inclusion and related legal frameworks and standards, especially about disability inclusive humanitarian action and working with Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) would be desirable.
  • Experience in networking and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated experience with working and/or traveling in occasionally insecure areas and following strict safety & security protocols.
  • Self-starting individual who is capable of working with minimal supervision and with a clear vision of participatory approaches.
  • Commitment to CBM’s Values and Policies.
  • Language understanding: English and French (professional proficiency)
  • Skills in:  MS Office package, incl. Microsoft TEAMS, MS SharePoint Solutions, MS Navision

Your core competencies…

  • Professional Knowledge
  • Attention to Communication
  • Coordination Skills
  • Initiative
  • Results Orientation
  • Strategic thinking
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Developing Others
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Ability to remain flexible and work well under pressure


If you feel that this role would be a great Regional career opportunity, we would love to hear from your expressions of interest. Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (see APPLY

This is a project fixed term contract of 3 years under local conditions to be based in the country of the successful candidate (Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Togo). The country’s specific national labour laws are applicable.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to CBM on jobs.cbm.org to apply

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