DEPUTY FIELD COORDINATOR(M/F)-MUEDA at Solidarités International

Nigeria– Deputy Field Coordinator (M/F) –Maiduguri at Solidarités International

Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Mueda, Mozambique

Que faisons- nous…

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

Solidarités International intervened in Mozambique in March 2019 for a few months following the passage of Cyclone Idai, which hit the Province of Sofala and the city of Beira hard. Operations were suspended after the emergency phase and the mission closed. The evolution of the situation in Cabo Delgado province, hit by several cyclones and severely affected by the violent actions of armed groups claiming to be IS, which caused the displacement of nearly 700 000 people, led to an assessment in May 2021 and to the reopening of the mission. The assessment carried out in the most affected district highlighted needs, particularly in the WASH sector, and the lack of emergency actors. The mission has opened in a complex security and administrative environment, where access is a major issue.

Solidarités International was one of the first INGO actors to respond to the growing crisis in Cabo Delgado, leading emergency response and distributions in hard-to-reach areas.

About the job

The Deputy Field Coordinator – Programs (DFC-P) is in charge of supervising the implementation of all programs in Mueda, Muidumbe, Nangade districts. In line with both SI annual country strategy and the evolution of the humanitarian needs in the area, the DFC-P will support the designing and implementation of new projects. S/He oversees the quality of project implementation through the direct management of Program Managers (PM). S/he ensures coherence of approaches between the different programs. S/he participates in external sector meetings and supervises the budget follow up of activities. S/he also supports the Field Coordinator (FC) in his representing tasks in external meetings under FC delegation.

Specific task and challenges:

Direct management of a team of 5 to 7 PMs in 6 different sectors (RRM, CCCM, WASH, FSL, SHELTER, MEAL) including capacity building on project management, 1 to 1 and program meetings as well as performance evaluation
Guide the PMs in the implementation of the project overseeing quality of implementation as per SI standard and consistency with mission’s strategy
Supervise and systematize monitoring processes of the large range of activities implemented
Supervise PMs in the archiving process of sources of verification and enhance capitalization
High level of activities requiring settings priorities in coordination with Field Coordinator and support departments
High level of reporting due to variety of donors to coordinate and validate
Feed the field coordinator and the DCD program with program updates and challenges as well as humanitarian context evolution from the field
Support the MEAL team structuration

Priorities for the first 2-3 months:

In the context of a fast-growing young base (Opening in June 2021 with 1PM to 8 PM in the second half of 2022),

Accompany the growth in securing program implementation and follow-up by setting-up and maintaining the minimum FU tools (APUs, OFUs, Activity FU sheet…) and interdepartmental weekly/monthly meetings (Log/Program; Admin/Program)
Guide the team of PMs with diverse background and experiences in daily implementation and internal processes
Strengthen internal coordination between PMs to ensure coordinated approach

Participate to the reduction of financial risk generated a base level with supervision of program archiving, collection of sources of verification and ensure FU tools are up to date
Liaise on a regular basis with DCD Programs for harmonization of processes at bases level, support requests and good information flow.
After consultations and design with Field Coordinator, Coordination team and PMs take the lead on proposal writing for the program components

Your profile

Education and experience:

Master’s degree or equivalent in humanitarian / development studies, social sciences, WaSH and/or Shelter, management or other relevant discipline.
Minimum of 2 to 3 years of overseas experiences as Project Manager in various contexts and programs types
Experience of working in volatile security context and deep-field positions
Previous experiences with SI is a strong asset

Skills and qualities:

Proven expertise in project management with strong capacity in planning, monitoring and reporting
Budget management and donor reporting/ accountability/ compliance
Organizational and analytical skills;
Attention to detail, high level of rigor and ability to meet deadlines;
Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability;
Team player and ability to coach and motivate the team;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment;
English is mandatory, Portuguese is an asset
Strong commitment to humanitarian work and principles;
Cultural sensitivity and experience working in conflict sensitive areas.
Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure with strict deadlines.

SI will offer you

A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from 2200 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL 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.

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.

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