Field Coordinator - Tenders Global

Field Coordinator

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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The Field Coordinator’s role is to support the implementation and coordination of the operation. The Field Coordinator effectively contributes to the assistance of vulnerable people through a movement-coordinated approach. The incumbent ensures that all activities are implemented following the accepted humanitarian standards, while promoting capacity building of the NS and actively pursuing community participation in the implementation of activities.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Support NS and IFRC in management of operational activities:
  • Support NS and IFRC field teams in programme design, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, and transition in line with IFRC procedures.
  • Ensure that the operational plan is aligned to long-term National Society Engagement.
  • Provide assistance to NS staff and volunteers to effectively implement project and program activities in accordance with humanitarian standards (i.e. Sphere Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response).
  • Support the NS and IFRC technical program teams in running field activities for specific programs, such as Health and Care, PSS, WASH, Relief, CEA, CTP and Restoring Family Links and others; ensuring technical support is provided for field teams.
  • Serve as a link between the IFRC/NS EPOA and the activities outlined in the area of assignment.
  • Together with NS counterpart and field teams provide regular monitoring field reports as required and/or as per given schedule, including reports on important events or situation developments.
Coordinate and liaise with internal and external partners in the assigned geographical area or operation component:
  • Represent the IFRC in planning and coordination meetings and external relationships/networking, in the assigned geographical area, providing RCRC reports to participating partners and ensuring alignment with the NS and the Movement.
  • Provide regular updates, including from coordination meetings held in the Movement’s area of responsibility in the region, to IFRC and NS appropriate Focal Persons to inform overall country programme decision-making.
  • Support the organizing/facilitating of Movement coordination meetings chaired by the NS; IFRC and other Movement partners as needed.
  • Encourage NS to engage effectively with Movement partners, Regional and Local bodies at all levels, UN and
  • international humanitarian organizations, NGOs, community groups and vulnerable peoples.
  • Ensure close coordination of NS and IFRC managerial and technical sectors:
  • Ensure activities are coordinated with communities and local actors, Participating National Societies (PNS), Emergency Response Units (ERUs) and rapid response personnel/teams in the area of responsibility in the assigned geographical area.
  • Ensure the quality of the actions.
  • Link UN, NGO, Government resources, etc. to the NS and relevant technical sectors of the RCRC operation in the assigned geographical area iv. Collaborate with other corresponding Field Coordinators.
Job Duties and Responsibilities (continued):
  • Work closely to support local branches of the NS in area of responsibility. Support the branch in building capacity where needed both in to carry out current operations and for long-term organizational development.
  • Continuously assess socio-political, humanitarian and security situations and gaps in area of responsibility. Report results regularly to IFRC team and NS counterparts to inform potential adjustments needed to ensure accuracy and quality of the planned intervention.
  • Host visitors, donors and delegations and provide operational updates as necessary.
  • Ensure staff safety and security by adhering to and communicating policies and regulations to all staff in the assigned geographical area. Serve as IFRC finance, admin and logistics focal point for IFRC in the hub area as needed.
  • Lead the risk assessment process in close collaboration with operational management in the assigned geographical area.
  • Provide security management support for IFRC in the hub area as needed.
  • Champion high-quality accountability standards and ensure compliance with relevant policy and procedures.
Education:
  • Relevant university degree or equivalent qualifications with a relevant field. – Required
  • Basic Delegates Training Course (BTC) or IMPACT or equivalent knowledge. -Required
  • ERU, Ops Management, CAP (previous FACT/RDRC) training or equivalent knowledge. -Preferred
Experience:
  • 5+ years of work experience for the RC/RC or for another humanitarian relief organization coordinating emergency and/or relief operations. -Required
  • Field experience within the RC/RC. -Required
  • Experience in managing programs and projects including planning, monitoring and guiding implementation, budget development and management of significant field-based projects, reporting and technical advice and guidance. -Required
  • Experience in field intervention, volunteer management, mentoring and capacity building, training project staff and working with vulnerable populations. -Required
  • Experience and knowledge in the regional context. -Required
Knowledge, Skills and Languages:
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a team in high stress environment in an emergency context. – Required
  • Ability to conduct rapid assessment, baseline, and satisfaction survey assessment. – Preferred
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural team. – Required
  • Understanding of cash-based intervention. – Required
  • Good analytical skills and solution focused person. – Required
Languages:
  • Fluent spoken and written French and/or Arabic. – Required
  • Good command of English (verbal and written). – Preferred

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