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Field Coordinator Job in Kenya

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. 

We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.  

We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East.  

In Kenya we have offices and clinics in Nairobi and Dadaab. 

Job title: Field Coordinator 
Location: Dadaab 
Reports to: Country Director

Starting date: 1st September 2016 (1 year contract renewable but subjected to local developments, security issues and availability of funds) 

 Main Objective: The Field Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, consolidating and ensuring smooth implementation of program operations, activities and adherence to logistics, HR, administration and security procedures. 

At the regional/County level the Field Coordinator (FC) represents CVT to relevant stakeholders. 

The Field Coordinator reports to the Country Director (CD) and acts on his/her behalf.

  • The FC develops and implements the CVT strategic plan through Mental Health and Physiotherapy programs in coordination with the CD in the Dadaab Refugee Camp.
  • The FC provides general support, guidance and serves as the focal point during program planning, grant/proposal writing and reporting.
  • The Field Coordinator oversees opening, closing and/or regular running of the project base, including management of all support staff and clinical staff, program support activities, administration and security of the compound and staff. Coordinates and directs the program staff at the base level. 
  • The FC ensures that the CVT procedures and donor regulations applicable to the implemented project in the region with regards to the clinical program, security, HR, logistics, finance and administration are followed.
  • The FC represents the organization at the regional level including meeting with donors, humanitarian actors, local authorities, protocol meetings, security meetings, as well as sector / working group meetings. 
  • Additionally any other meeting or event deemed necessary by the CD or that benefits the program. 
  • The FC represents, manages visits from donor representatives or visitors from HQ, main offices or other stakeholders whenever requested.
  • While the context may vary the FC is in charge of overseeing the logistics at the local level. 
  • The FC ensures the proper setup, rehabilitation and running of the premises (office, accommodation and clinics). 
  • The proper functioning of the supply chain including procurement planning, purchase of good and services, their transportation and storage.
  • The organization, planning and maintenance of the fleet and equipment, and the functioning of communication equipment. 
  • All items in the stores (inventory) is properly accounted for using stock card.
Administration / Finance / HR:
  • The Field Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the management of finances including adherence to the CVT financial procedures on issues of authorization of expenses in compliance with the budget. 
  • Responsible for all administrative activities at the local level.  Management of Human Resources in accordance with the CVT policy and the labour laws of the host country.
  • The Field Coordinator is one of the members of the security management team. 
  • Manages and ensures the security and safety of staff, premises materials and assets in the Dadaab program. 
  • Monitors the political, economic and social environment of the area of operation and also at the regional and country level. 
  • Consults with the CD on any decision regarding security related issues. 
  • Attends all security related meeting.
Qualifications and Attributes
  • BA degree in International development, management or related fields. Minimum 5 years’ experience in coordination of humanitarian activities with an NGO.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing security measures.
  • Willing to work and live in a high security threat area.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, monitor and maintain logistics and procurement systems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, strong computer skills. Experience with statistical software desirable.
  • Familiarity with private, US government and UN multilateral funders.
  • Excellent cross cultural skills.
  • Experience in developing and managing a team
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in an isolated rapidly evolving humanitarian emergency setting, lacking amenities. Experience working in a refugee camp setting highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Psychology and Psychosocial concepts a plus.
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Somali/Swahili is highly desirable.
  • Experience working and living in Africa will be an added advantage.
Interested candidates are requested to email their applications attaching their updated CVs, including contact email and telephone contacts of 3 referees to not later than 20th July 2016 

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. 

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