Field Coordinator International NGO Jobs – Action Against Hunger (ACF)




Organization: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty
Station:
Uganda
Reports
to:
Country Director
About
US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF)
is an International Humanitarian NGO. For over thirty years, ACF  has been implementing Food Security and
Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in the Lango,
Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions in Uganda.
Job
Summary:
The Field Coordinator
-Adjumani (Northern Uganda) is responsible for coordinating, consolidating, and
ensuring smooth implementation of programme and operations’ activities and
adherence to logistic, human resource, administration and security procedures.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:  
Coordinate ACF Country
Strategy implementation at field level:
  • Actively participate in the development and update of the country strategy by
    providing information from the field.
  • Ensure implementation of the country
    strategy at field level in collaboration with the Technical Coordinators
    and Program Managers.
Coordinate the overall
implementation of programs at field level
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of
    planned projects.
  • Coordinate the development of new projects
    in the intervention area in collaboration with the Technical Coordinators
    and Pro
    gram Managers.
Manage the team at field
level
  • Supervise and manage the team members under
    direct responsibility.
  • Participate in the recruitment of the direct
    team.
  • Monitor the social climate in the field and
    alert the Country Director and the HR Coor
    dinator in case of difficulties or social demands.
Facilitate good relations
with the Coordination team
  • Maintain the Coordination team informed on
    the implementation development of programs.
  • Request support from coordination team for
    any issues that co
    uld
    jeopardize programs, findings or security of staff or equipment.
  • Ensure the field teams request regular
    support to the coordination team in order to maximize operational
    effectiveness and impact of programs.
Represent ACF and liaise
with regional authorities, UN, NGOs at field and regional level
  • Coordinate and oversee all partnerships in
    the area of intervention.
  • Promotion and defence of humanitarian and
    ACF principals towards all stakeholders.
  • Actively participate to humanitarian
    coordination activities

    in the area of intervention.
Provide reporting and
communication
  • Coordinate the reporting activities of Field
    Program Managers in compliance with ACF standards and donor requirements
    (type and quality of information).
  • Coordinate the establishment of a system of “lessons learned” about
    programs to provide information to conduct advocacy activities.
  • Implement good communication practices in
    the area of intervention.
  • Security
  • Follow the evolution of security in the area
    through networking, data collec
    tion
    and analysis of information.
  • Maintain an effective network with local
    partners on contextual and security matters.
  • Write the local security plan in
    collaboration with the security responsibles at field level and send it to
    the Logistics Coordinato
    r
Oversee and ensure the
smooth operations of the support functions: The field coordinator is
responsible for Logistics, Finance and Human Resources:
  • Manage the financial, logistics and HR
    activities through monitoring and analysis of the indicators.
  • Ensure
    compliance with financial, logistics and HR procedures.
  • Plan financial, logistical and HR needs on
    the base and communicate them to the coordination according to ACF formats
    and deadlines.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant for the Action Against Hunger (ACF)Field
    Coordinator job placement should hold a
    University/Master’s degree
    in connection with ACF activities.
  • A
    minimum of three
    years’ experience in a similar role
  • One year of previous experience in an NGO in
    managerial position.
  • Previous experience in coordination of a
    base and in positions of significant responsibility.
  • Prior experience in security and safety
    management in unstable environments.
  • Ability to manage the day to day activities, organizing, training
    and motivating a multicultural team.
  • Substantial knowledge of standard logistics procedures and practices required
  • Good understanding of financial and HR
    procedures required
  • Proven management and coordination skills
    (HR, Logistics, Finance &projects)
  • Excellent communication and representative
    skills (written, ora
    l,
    cross-cultural)
  • Solid understanding of the project cycle.
  • Ability to manage and implement a mechanism
    for continuous monitoring of operations in order to increase quality and
    identify/mitigate risks associated with programs implementation.
  • Able to write and synthesize information and
    ideas.
  • Able to analyze a situation, its challenges,
    and make decisions.
  • Ability to organize and manage priorities.
  • Analytical reading and critical thought
    processe
    s,
  • Able to evaluate financial information,
    logistics, human resources and technical activities.
  • Ability to analyze & understand the
    local context (security, humanitarian, social climate).
  • Ability to focus and understand the local
    cultural characteris
    tics
    and adapt his/her speech and posture according to all interlocutors.
  • Ability to communicate the right information
    to the right people.
  • Ability to support staff around common
    issues and improve team performance.
  • Able to place ACF vis-à-vis with other humanitarian actors in the
    field.
  • Able to apply and enforce ACF principles and
    humanitarian values in the field.
  • Good English language skills, spoken and written.
How
to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications including a
cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime
telephone contract. For email applications please note that attached documents
should not be larger than 2MBS. All documents should be zipped in one folder.
Any email larger than 2MBS will not be considered. Address your email
application to: recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “Field
Coordinator-Northern Uganda” in the subject line.
Deadline:
15th August 2016 by 5:00PM

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