Solidarites International (SI) is recruiting for contract Field Coordinator.
Solidarites International For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization Solidarités 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: drinking water, food and shelter.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Field Coordinator
Job number: SRH03332 Location: Ngala, Borno Contract Type: Short term contract Duration of the mission: 1 year Desired start date: 04/03/2019
The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Country Director in the area of operations
He/she proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated
He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures
He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management
He/she coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone
He/she is the Country Director’s direct contact and representative.
Main Tasks Coordination and strategic orientation:
Within his/her intervention zone, monitor and analyse the humanitarian, political, cultural, social and economic context.
Within his/her intervention zone, propose and develop an operational strategy in line with the association’s policies and the population’s needs.
Within his/her intervention zone, 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 within his/her intervention zone.
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.
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 in his/her intervention zone
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
Responsibility for the security of teams and property in his/her assigned zone, under the CD’s 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
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 CD
Financial backer relations / search for funding:
Monitor and analyse financial donor strategies in his/her intervention zone
Participate, at the request of the CD, 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 SI 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
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:
Contextual security analysis and security management after an electoral period
Implementation of programs before end of donor contracts.
Enhanced coordination in clusters
Cholera emergency response preparedness (necessary and appropriate stakes)
Management of Logistical aspects over summer (rain season)
Finalization of drilling works of deep boreholes, pump testing’s and solar panel installations
Supervision and participation in report writing
Expansion of office space and storage area
Min Required Experience:
Masters’ degree or equivalent in related sectors
Previous experiences as a field coordinator in remote and unsecure areas
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;
Knowledge of French is an asset as the Cameroon border is close;
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 euros base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 600 USD
SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.
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.
The living conditions in Ngala base has improved a lot over the past two years. There are 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen well equipped. The security rules are however restrictive as the context is tense. There is a curfew, very limited social life, movement restrictions, contact tracking, etc.
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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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