Ethiopia – Field Coordinator (M/F) – East Africa - Tenders Global

Ethiopia – Field Coordinator (M/F) – East Africa

United Nations Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology (OSET)


  • Job number: SRH05640
  • Status: Employee
  • Position: Missions
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Contract Type: Short term contract

About us

Desired start date: 01/02/2024
Duration of the mission: 11 months
Location: East Africa

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.

About the mission

SI is currently expanding its presence in East Africa and is looking for Field Coordinators to developp activities in new areas.

The team will be composed of an Head of Programs and Head of support Services, FCs will be deployed in the intervention areas, field teals are under design. The mission is in the opening phase and the organization chart is evolving.

About the job


The Field Coordinator is the representative of the organization at field level. He/she proposes a strategy for his/her area, 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.


  • Representation and Internal / external communication
  • Security Management
  • Resource management


  • Ensure the Kick off / launching of new projects (ECHO and CDCS) at field Level
  • Coordinate, participate to the recruitment, Induction and trainning / building up of the Base team
  • Ensure the representation, Coordination with partner and local autorities at field level
  • Participate to new assessment, development of new proposal

Your profile

Education / academic background:

Master Degree in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, management or other related discipline.

Specific skills and experience:

  • Experience of base opening
  • Experience working in contries with strong administrative regulations and in coordination with local authorities
  • Strong knowledge of principled-based and experience of diplomatic approaches
  • Good reporting and writing skills.
  • Previous experience and achievements in working in consortium and strong partnerships with NGOs locals and internationals (MoUs, negotiations, governance…)
  • Proven ability to deal with local authorities and Local partners
  • Experience in SI sectors of expertise (WASH, FSL, Shelter)
  • Proven management ability, including ability to motivate and develop skills of team’s members.
  • Excellent communication, networking skills, organizational and prioritization skills, ability to multi-task
  • Capacity to adapt and show organizational flexibility
  • Cross cultural sensitivity and great team player
  • Proven ability to develop adapted humanitarian vision and strategy
  • Capacity to engage and manage technical staff and curiosity towards their expertise
  • Experience working with SI (or a similar organization) is an asset
  • Prior experience in East Africa would be considered as an asset


English compulsory, knowledge of a local language would be an asset.

SI will offer you

A salaried position: According to experience, starting from 3080EUR gross per month (2800 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds 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 are quite good at Capital level, with an easy access to all essential goods and services. The security situation can be more tense and living conditions more dificult at field level.

Application process

Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl:

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

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