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Field Coordinator Job in Kenya

Post Title: Field Coordinator - Kenya
Location: Based initially in Malindi, Kenya, with frequent travels within Kenya
Projects: As assigned by Head of Mission or HQ
Duration: 01 September 2015 – 31 December 2015

Context: Secours Islamique France (SIF) is an international non-governmental organization based in France. SIF is non-religious, focusing on both humanitarian emergency and development activities that serve the poor and the vulnerable.
SIF has been operational in Kenya since 2012. In Kenya, SIF’s strategy is to provide basic essential services to the refugees in the camps, including Dadaab and Kakuma.

As such, the Kenya Mission is oriented towards protracted emergencies, and will eventually also encompass sudden on-set emergencies and early recovery programs.
Specific Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM), the Field Coordinator is expected to deliver or do the following tasks, in addition to other duties as assigned …
Coordination with HoM
  • Liaise with UN agencies, government representatives, other NGOs, donors, and suppliers on behalf of SIF Kenya Mission and HoM at field level.
  • Provide verbal and written details of meetings with the above stakeholders.
  • Provide regular and detailed updates on field activities.
Coordination with Regional Office
  • Liaise with the Regional Administrator to ensure full compliance with all SIF and Kenya rules and regulations regarding human resources and finance.
  • Liaise with the Logistics Coordinator to ensure full compliance with all SIF and Kenya rules and regulations regarding procurement, other logistics tasks, and security.
  • Liaise with the Program Coordinator to ensure full compliance with all SIF and donor rules and regulations regarding projects.
Supervision of Field Team
  • Manage the field administrators or finance officers, in coordination with the Regional Administrator.
  • Manage the field logics officers, in coordination with the Regional Administrator.
  • Manage the field program team, in coordinator with the Program Coordinator.
Kenya Mission
  • Assist the HoM to fully implement and close out the current activities in Kenya by the end of 2015.
  • Assist the HoM to develop the Kenya Mission for 2016 onwards.
The Field Coordinator is expected to have the following qualifications and competencies …
  • Minimum of a college diploma or university degree related to humanitarian aid work or emergency relief work. A certificate related to finance or logistics would be a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years of field-level experience and minimum of 1 year of field coordination experience.
  • Prior experience in a developing country. Prior experience in an emergency context or highly insecure environment is a distinct advantage.
The Field Coordinator is expected to have the following skill sets …
  • Good interpersonal skills in all media and modes of communication, including professional appearance, attitude, and behavior.
  • Good ability to read, write, speak in English at a professional level, with a good knowledge of industry-standard lexicons.
  • Prior experience designing or implementing needs assessments, baselines, monitoring missions, or end-of-project evaluations. Preference will be given to experience related to protracted emergencies involving refugees and IDPs.
Personal Attitude
The Field Coordinator must possess the following personal attitudes …
  • A cooperative nature, with focus on problem-solving through consultations and using facts and evidence-based information.
  • Honesty and personal integrity.
  • Motivated and takes initiative.
Remuneration: This is a full-time, paid national (Kenyan) staff position. In addition to salary, SIF also provides medical coverage.
Submission Guidelines
Qualified candidates should submit only a signed motivation letter (max. 1 page) and a CV (max. 2 pages), containing the following information:
  • Personal contact information, related work experience (in chronological order and going back at most 5 years) with company contact information, at least 1 professional reference, and at least 1 personal reference.
  • Motivation letter and CV must be in one of the following formats: PDF or MS Word.
  • Copy of Kenyan ID, JPG or PDF format only. File size to not exceed 250 KB.
All the above documents should be sent to by 17h00 (Kenya time) on 14 August 2015. 

In the email heading, indicate “SIF Kenya – Field Coordinator – [your first and last name].”

SIF is an equal opportunity employer. 

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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