As a member of Danwadaag Durable Solutions Project team and reporting to the DS Programme Manager, the Field Coordinator will support the Programme Manager by functioning as the focal point for Durable Solutions (DS) detailed activity planning, implementation and reporting management. The incumbent will represent Concern at DS Consortium meetings and relevant coordination forum in Baidoa/Mogadishu along with the PM or in the absence of the PM. he/she is responsible for managing and supporting Project officers to plan and implement agreed activities including M&E within the DS Programmes. S/he is responsible for ensuring accurate data is entered into the programme management database and as well work closely with local partners especially in Afgoye.
The Field Coordinator is required to contribute to the strategic objectives of Danwadaag DS consortium and supports coordination including Technical Working Group (TWG) in improving information sharing, quality programme planning and implementation and learning across the consortium partners.
Reports to: Programme Manager, Durable Solutions-DS
Liaises with: The Field Coordinator will report directly to the DS Programme Manager, liaises with the M&E unit, Resilience and WASH teams among others as well as Concern’s local partners.
Direct reports: Supervises and manages Project Officers in Baidoa
Job Location: This position will be based in Concern’s Baidoa office, with travel and considerable time for support to Afgoye in Lower Shebelle
Contract Details: 1 year & renewable
Main duties & Responsibilities:
Programme implementation and Management
Work in close collaboration with the DS Programme Manager in managing DS programmes activities in South West State.
Keep detailed activity plan and ensure that DS project interventions are executed in a timely manner and to a high standard, in compliance with Concern programme standards, policies, IASC DS Framework, and donor guidelines. Ensure detailed activity plan is flexible and adapts regularly to contextual needs and field-level innovation in coordination with PM and Programme Coordinator-DS.
Inform and update the PM with any new developments, challenges, concerns, priorities and opportunities from communities and authorities.
Keep the Programme Manager informed on all field program activities, progress, challenges and lessons learnt
In conjunction with the Partner organization, develop a project and operational work plan with clear schedule, and updating it on a monthly basis or as required.
Initiate the development of procurement plans for project goods and services, follow-up its progress, draw attention to PM for variances, and liaise with logistics, and finance as required.
To ensure active community participation in project activities and continuous flow (two-way) of information between the organization and target communities/beneficiaries.
Liaise with line ministry representatives as necessary, and represent the interests of the Concern-led Durable Solutions initiatives as part of the effort to maintain and enhance positive collaborations with the various level of authorities SWS
Support Durable Solutions, livelihood and M&E officers in planning, implementation of the project activities, managing and coordinating with other humanitarian actors in their area of operation, particularly other DS actors.
M&E, Learning, Accountability and Reporting
Assist in the compilation of donor reports and ensure that they are produced on timely manner and to a good quality.
Support Project Officers to collect required information and case studies on the project key learning, activity progress, undertaking accurate beneficiary count and the impact the interventions have on the lives of beneficiaries.
Report timely on any new developments and challenges that may be encountered which require action or a change of plan in the DS programme implementation
Carry out or participate in rigorous monitoring of field activities against the project activity plan. Provide written reports on all field visits undertaken.
In consultation with Concern’s M&E unit and DS Programme Manager, lead needs assessments, baseline and end- line surveys, cross sectional studies, shock-triggered monitoring, labour and market assessment and joint monitoring with appropriate and participatory approaches and tools.
Provide timely support to the field level focal points for complaints & response mechanism (CRM).
Lead responsibility for the implementation of learning and recommendations from external or internal reviews and donor feedback in DS programme.
Assist in ensuring that beneficiaries have access to feedback and response is given within appropriate time periods.
Staff Management and Development
Line manage the Field Officers (DS officer and Livelihood officers) particular emphasis on capacity building of staff through mentoring and coaching, plus training whenever an opportunity arises.
Establish performance objectives for each reporting staff and conduct Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) in line with the HR policy.
Ensure all staff members understand their roles and have up to date job descriptions.
Ensure that all staff are provided with the necessary support and advice to carry out their duties.
Identify project staff needs, ensuring that job descriptions are developed, properly qualified staff are recruited, inducted and trained as per the needs of the programme and organization.
Comply with and ensure direct reports’ knowledge and compliance with the commitments and rules of Concern’s Code of Conduct and Associated Policies (Programme Participant Protection Policy, Safeguarding, Anti-Trafficking), including the respect of confidentiality amongst relevant staff and partner organizations.
External and internal relationships and coordination
Actively participate in relevant programme coordination meetings.
Provide timely and relevant information to Programme Manager to help ensure good collaboration and working relationship with government and other relevant partners.
Represent Concern at consortium and other relevant coordination meetings at field level, as delegated by the PM or necessary.
Actively participate in meetings and learning events by providing context and programme updates relevant to DS programme activities in South West State to help generate knowledge, facilitate lesson learning and its disseminations to others.
General and other duties:
Contribute to emergencies response action when requested to do so by the Programme Manager/Programme Coordinator.
Provide surge-assistance for training, data collection or DS programme implementation as requested.
Assist design and ensure application of donor and Concern visibility compliance to guideline and standards
Be aware of Concern’s security procedures and guidelines in place, abide by them and ensure other staff are aware of and follow them.
Comply with principles of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS)
Ensure that all partner relationships are managed effectively, in line with Concern Somalia’s Partnership Policy.
Work in an interactive and coordinated manner with the other Concern staff and identify and encourage synergies within and across programmes to achieve an integrated approach that supports the overall country strategy.
Any other ad hoc duties as may be assigned by the Durable Solutions Programme Coordinator and Programme Manager that is consistent with the nature of Concern’s work.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in development or related technical sector.
Minimum 5 years of experience working in development or humanitarian programmes.
Experience of working with and through partners, in a support role.
Experience of using participatory methodology including participatory assessment, participatory monitoring tools and community-based approaches.
Ability to work both as part of team and independently with minimal supervision.
Excellent written and spoken English and Somali language.
Strong computer skills on word, excel, outlook, power point, internet.
Exhibits highly critical analytical thought processes and creativity in problem solving.
Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach to planning and implementing work.
Well organized and have the ability to work independently.
Positive attitude to overcome challenges collectively as part of a team
Understanding of and commitment to accountability principles
Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of targeted IDP and host communities; understanding of the context and priorities of the programme’s targeted populations.
How to apply
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements should submit their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to email@example.com with subject title “Application for “Field Coordinator-Durable Solutions” by Thursday 7th May 2020.
ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test and interview.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.**
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