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Field Coordinator Job in Kenya – NGO

Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)

Vacancy Announcement: Field Coordinator – Kakuma
Organization: The Center for Victims of Torture 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.
Position Summary: The Field Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, managing and ensuring the implementation of program operations and activities, including adherence to logistics, HR, administration, finance and security procedures.

The Field Coordinator (FC) is the key local representative of CVT at the regional/county level.
CVT currently operates in Nairobi and Dadaab and is launching an operation in Kakuma Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement. 

This position will lead CVT’s operations in Kakuma under the direction of and in coordination with the Nairobi-based Country Director.

Field Coordinator 
Location: Kakuma, Kenya
Reports to: Country Director
Essential functions include [but are not limited to]:

R1: Coordination & Representation:

The FC ensures implementation of CVT’s Mental Health and Physiotherapy programs in coordination with the CD in the Kakuma Refugee Camp. 

The FC provides general support, guidance and serves as the focal point during program and strategic planning, grant/proposal writing and reporting.

The FC represents the organization at the regional/county level including meetings with donors, humanitarian actors, local authorities, protocol meetings, security meetings, as well as sector/working group meetings. This could include any other meeting or event deemed necessary by the CD. 

The FC represents CVT, managing visits from donor representatives or visitors from HQ, main offices or by other stakeholders whenever requested.

R2: Management:
The Field Coordinator oversees project start-up and eventually day-to-day operations of the project, including management of all support staff and clinical staff, program support activities, administration and security of the compound and staff. 

The FC directly supervises heads of departments, including co-supervision of lead clinical staff, along with headquarters-based Clinical Advisor. Coordinates and directs the program staff at the local level. 

The FC ensures compliance with CVT procedures and donor regulations applicable to the project with regards to the clinical program, security, HR, logistics, finance and administration.

R4: Logistics:
The FC is in charge of overseeing the logistics at the local level and directly supervises the Logistics Officer. 

The FC ensures the proper setup, rehabilitation and running of the premises (office, accommodation and clinics). 

The FC ensures the proper functioning of the supply chain including procurement planning, purchase of goods and services, their transportation, storage and delivery. 

The FC ensures 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.

R5: Finance 

The Field Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the management of finances including direct supervision of the Finance Officer and ensuring adherence to the CVT financial procedures on issues of authorization of expenses in compliance with the budget. 

The FC is responsible for all administrative activities at the local level.

R5: Management of Personnel and HR functions:
The Field Coordinator will be directly responsible for management of Human Resources in accordance with the CVT policy and Kenya labour laws. 

The Field Coordinator will be accountable for any task related but not limited to the management of Human Resources of CTV in Kakuma.

R6: Security:

The Field Coordinator a member of the security management team. Manages and ensures the security and safety of staff, premises materials and assets in the Kakuma program. 

The FC monitors the political, economic, environmental and social context of the area of operation as well as at the regional and country level. 

The FC consults with the CD on decisions regarding security related issues. Attends all security related meetings.

Required Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor’ degree in international development, Social sciences / Humanities / business administration, human resource or related area.
  • At least 5 years in field experience within a Humanitarian NGO/Agency in the same or similar position.
  • Experience of working and living in a harsh climate and security threat area.
  • Ability to work in an isolated and rapidly evolving humanitarian emergency setting that is lacking amenities.
  • Experience working in a refugee camp setting highly desirable.
  • Proven track record of experience in leading and managing successive programs in Kenya
  • Hands on experience in managing staff in informal locations and strong human resource management skills in general
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing security measures.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, monitor and maintain logistics and procurement systems.
  • Excellent mobiliser who can forge positive alliance and collaboration with the community leaders, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Effective verbal, written, presentation and listening communications skills including report writing.
  • Excellent financial management skills, including financial analysis, planning and prioritization.
  • Can multi-task effectively, with ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment, with demonstrated success in problem-solving, collaboration and working with or, managing cross-cultural teams.
  • Experience working for an Organization with US funded grants, preferably BPRM/USAID or UN multilateral funders.
  • Knowledge of Psychology and Psychosocial concepts a plus.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili is highly desirable.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to  

The subject line of your application should be ‘Field Coordinator - Kakuma’

Closing Date: 10th August 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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