Project Coordinator – Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) & Protection at Women in the New Nigeria (WINN)

Project Coordinator - Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) & Protection at Women in the New Nigeria (WINN)

Women in the New Nigeria (WINN) is a leading women-led and women’s rights non-governmental organization established in 2010 and legally incorporated in 2013, that focuses on women’s empowerment and enhancing the lives of youths. WINN has presence in 17 states in Nigeria, including FCT Abuja, and an international presence in eight (8) countries: North America (WINNA), WIN Ghana, WIN Mozambique, WIN South Africa, WIN Sierra Leone, WIN World UK, WIN Niger, WIN Cameroon.

We ensure that the structures and systems with which women, girls, and people with disabilities interact on a daily basis, such as safe spaces, health facilities, education, legal services, and community engagement activities, to name but a few, are accessible and conducive to the empowerment and support of all stakeholders through our programs.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Coordinator – Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) & Protection

LocationMaiduguri, Borno (with frequent visits to field locations)
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 3 years
Proposed Start Date: September 2022

Project Background

  • WINN has been in partnership with CBM International, and has implemented several CBM funded project in Borno State, Nigeria.
  • CBM has secured funding from German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) which will be implemented by its partners WINN in Borno State.
  • The project aims to improve living conditions and access to inclusive humanitarian assistance for populations affected by displacement due to complex humanitarian crises (IDPs, refugees, returnees) and members of host communities.
  • With special attention to the needs and rights of persons with disabilities, measures in the two sectors of health and protection are intended to be implemented in Borno State.

General Position Summary

  • The Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day implementation of General Protection/MHPSS sector activities to ensure quality implementation.
  • The position includes the daily management of program staff, whilst working closely with CBM International focal point.
  • The Project Coordinator will report directly to Program Manager.
  • He will work closely with the Program Manager, Protection / MHPSS Officers, Case Workers, and support staff (including finance, operations, and administration) to ensure that activities are implemented according to schedule, budget and required quality.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy & Vision:

  • Responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the project portfolio (Programmatic & Financial).
  • Develop protection strategy, harmonize activity work plans, and manage all field activity implementation related to protection/GBV and MHPSS.
  • Ensure that program implementation mainstreams protection in coordination with other sectors in line with best practices.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to vulnerability criteria.
  • Lead where necessary community meetings to identify gender-related priorities and protection concerns.
  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze and report on results) for both internal and external use.
  • Integrate community approaches, protection mainstreaming, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Ensure program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained.
  • Adhere to all WINN policies related to security, operations and transport/ logistics information related to programming.
  • Support orientation for all new staff on WINN guidelines on gender and protection mainstreaming. If necessary, organize capacity building sessions for other sector staff on gender and protection.
  • Provide weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned, success stories on the project as well as the general situation and community updates and needs.
  • Report on any problems encountered in the field such as project participant complaints, local authority interference, and security threats to WINN staff and activities.
  • Coordinate with WINN Security and safety Officer and line manager on any threats to WINN staff and activities.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to WINN and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Perform other related special projects and duties as determined and assigned by supervisor.

Program Management:

  • Oversee program startup and ongoing program management and administration of teams across various field locations.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with WINN’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Undertakes regular (weekly, bi-weekly) field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality and/or other implementation issues, flag these to PM, provide solutions and implement modifications as required
  • Guides and support implementation of all project activities (including overseeing case management, PSS, Skills acquisition, age-appropriate engagement, prevention, and risk mitigation), providing affirming feedback, highlighting strengths and weaknesses, and making recommendations for improvement
  • Supports WINN in adapting case management tools and implementing the GBVIMS/ Primero, ensuring strict compliance with confidentiality policy and guidelines for information sharing of GBV and MHPSS data
  • Ensure that program implementation mainstreams protection in coordination with other sectors in line with best practices.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
  • Develop program implementation strategies, including partnership frameworks, beneficiary targeting and distribution process as well as psychosocial and capacity building of staff.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Ensure program implementation is on time, target, and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.
  • Create and maintain systems in ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and WINN policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all interventions adhere to WINN’ Gender and social inclusion Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.

Team Management:

  • Develop the capacity of the team, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with career development.
  • Providing technical assistance to the field staff, by designing and rolling out capacity building activities and training on all MHPSS and GBV/protection issues through coaching and mentoring
  • Support project staff to assess training needs and develop a training and capacity development plan to ensure successful transfer of skills, knowledge, and attitudes to improve GBV responses.
  • Assist team members with information, tools, and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations, and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on one meeting and through performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Hire, orient and lead team members as necessary.

Knowledge and Experience

  • B.A / B.Sc. Degree in Social Science, Law or Arts is required.
  • He/She should have experience in project designs, budget management and leadership
  • 5 years of experience working on the development, implementation, administration and compliance of a field-based humanitarian program; gender and protection mainstreaming experience & knowledge required.
  • Experience with conducting gender analysis, protection assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts required.
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English, Hausa and any local language is an added advantage.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • S/he will supervise Technical Officer Protection, Technical Officer MHPSS and MEL Officer.


  • Reports Directly to: Program Manager
  • Works Directly with: Finance, Program, MEL, and Operation Teams, partner staff.

Application Closing Date
15th September, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and Application Letters electronically as one MS Document to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


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