Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Mueda, Mozambique
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 is opening in a complex security and administrative environment, where access will be 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. SI has completed its opening phase, and is planning to scale up in 2022. A new field base is planned for the first quarter of 2022, and multiple new projects are opening.
- Type and content of program
This post position will oversee a number of emergency response and humanitarian activities in camp, non-camp, and conflict-affected settings as well as more sustainable projects (infrastructure rehabs and livelihoolds) and MEAL activities. The areas of intervention are Mueda, Nangade, Muidumbe districts, in the North of Cabo Delgado Province. Sectors of intervention are encompassing WASH (both emergency and infrastructure works), RRM, Shelter, FSL (food assistance and livelihoods) and CCCM. They are covered under several different donors (UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, ECHO, BHA, CDCS) and grants (8 ongoing projects. Key program activities include non-hardware WASH components such as emergency and community led sanitation, water trucking and hygiene promotion, rehabilitation and construction of water infrastructures, supporting assessments and response in new emergencies, general food distribution, camp management on 7 official camps and additional informal ones as well as shelter activitie s.
Complementary projects, as well as other project targeting other districts are under development
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
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 post:
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.
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.
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension
For further information about SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/
How to apply
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