October 01, 2018
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Solidarites International (SI) is recruiting for fulltime Field Coordinator.

Job Details

Solidarites International  has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: water, food and shelter.

Solidarites International (SI) has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities

We are recruiting to fill the position bellow:

Job Title: Field Coordinator
Job number: SRH03226
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type de poste: Overseas missions
Domaine de competence: Regional Coordination / Head of Mission
Contract Type: Short term contract
Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 1 year 

About the job... (1/2)

  • In Maiduguri, the projects are mainly about provision of safe water, improved sanitation infrastructures and adequate hygiene practices for IDPs and host communities. It was firstly a short-term emergency approach, which brings many challenges. In Maiduguri, SI plans to keep the provision of access to WASH services in the needed areas while improving the sustainability of its past and current projects through capacity building and community engagement and empowerment.
  • In addition, SI has resources (contingency stock and emergency team) to respond to outbreak (mainly cholera outbreaks) in all zone potentially affected in Borno State. Maiduguri is the base of deployment and assists the emergency team in his response.

General Objective
Coordination and strategic orientation:

  • Monitor and analyse the humanitarian, political, cultural, social and economic context.
  • Propose and develop an operational strategy in line with the association's policies and the population's needs.
  • Propose new operational directions according to how the context develops

Relevance and operational quality / operation monitoring:

  • Ensure the coordination, development, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes implemented
  • Ensure that the programmes in his/her intervention are relevant and consistent.
  • Ensure that the programmes in his/her intervention zone are implemented in accordance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarités International's technical requirements and financial donor' criteria.

Resource management:

  • Propose the human, financial and logistical scale for his/her intervention zone and its organisation
  • Ensure that financial resources and other means necessary for accomplishing projects in his/her intervention zone are mobilized.
  • Guarantee the appropriate use of resources in his/her intervention zone

Human resource management:

  • Build and maintain a team dynamic which enables the objectives of Solidarités International to be carried out
  • Promote the ethics and values of Solidarités International
  • Monitor the implementation of Solidarités International's human resources policy and procedures (recruitment, EAP, etc.)
  • Monitor the personal and professional stability of Solidarités International employees and ensure that an adequate living and working environment is maintained
  • Manage associates placed under his/her direct supervision

Security:

  • Responsibility for the security of teams and property in his/her assigned zone, under the country director supervision
  • Monitor and analyse the security situation and ensure it is understood by teams
  • Ensure that all new arrivals in his/her intervention zone are given a geopolitical and security briefing
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, ensure that all documents and procedures relating to security are updated regularly
  • Ensure that all security rules and procedures are respected in his/her intervention zone
  • Ensure that a permanent security monitoring system is set up
  • Ensure the immediate management of any security incidents occurring in his/her intervention zone and immediately notify the HoM

About the job (2/2)
Financial backer relations / search for funding:

  • Monitor and analyse financial donor strategies in his/her intervention zone
  • Participate, at the request of the HoM, in the search for funding and ensure the financial stability of the organisation and the programmes implemented in his/her intervention zone
  • Strengthen relations between Solidarités International and donor representatives in his/her intervention zone

Internal and external communication:

  • Ensure that documents produced in his/her intervention zone meet deadlines and quality standards
  • Ensure that all internal reporting respects the standard formats and procedures
  • Organise regular coordination meetings
  • Ensure that key operational information circulates properly, in his/her intervention zone and between the bases and the country coordination

Representation:

  • Be the official representative of Solidarités International in his/her intervention zone for aid workers, administrative, political and local authorities, civil society and the media
  • Be an active participant in humanitarian forums and relevant coordination meetings

The main challenges:

  • You will have to manage a team composed of 56 staffs (4 expatriates and 52 national staff). The level is very heterogeneous and requires adaptation in the management for a staff to another. A particular attention should be given to the capacity building and the autonomization of the different teams.
  • Necessity to improve our collaboration with consortium actors. The relation is good but could be more developed on the field
  • SI is an active member of the WASH sector and INGO forum in Borno State. As a Field Coordinator it is required to be part of coordination mechanisms and defend SI voice and point of view to orientate the action based on needs and priorities

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Follow up of cholera response in Maiduguri
  • Finalization of ongoing project
  • Nationalization process of some key positions
  • Capacity-building and training
  • Security management and close context follow-up due to the coming election and the volatile context

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

Not Specified

Min Qualification:

Masters

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Your profile

  • Masters' Degree or equivalent in related sectors
  • Previous experience as a field coordinator
  • Ability to develop a strong understanding of the context
  • Experience in tensed context in terms of security;
  • Good and proven writing and spoken English are required;
  • Strong HR participative management skills required with field experience in delivering training and capacity building;
  • Good knowledge and experience on evaluation and monitoring tools and good analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Organizational and analytical skills;
  • Anticipation and self-organization capacities;
  • Great work and stress management capacities;
  • Patience and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to set up and orientate coordination mechanism in an operational way
  • Ability to prior tasks and manage a large scope of work
  • Ability to manage a big team

Si will offer you...

  • According to experience, starting from 2860 euros gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly)
  • +100€/year of humanitarian experience at the same position
  • +50€/year of experience  at a humanitarian position which has helped to reach the current level
  • and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD
  • SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

Vacation:

  • During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time-off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 750 USD allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs).

Social and medical cover:

  • Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Living conditions:

  • Living conditions in Maiduguri are good. Private room, private bathroom. Many goods and variety of food is available. However, movements are restricted and a curfew is set up.

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About Solidarités International (si)

  • Type: Nonprofit
  • Headquarters: 89 rue de Paris 92110 Clichy La Garenne

Solidarités International is a non-profit organization working in areas of conflict and natural disasters. Its main aim is to provide quick and effective support for people in life-threatening ...Know More about Solidarités International (si)

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