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Field Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Post Title: Field Coordinator - Kenya
Location: Based in Nairobi, with travel throughout Kenya
Projects: As assigned by Head of Mission or HQ
Duration: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016

 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, and to develop durable solutions for the urban poor, particularly in the areas of Education, FSL, Shelter, and WASH.

As such, the Kenya Mission is oriented towards protracted emergencies and alleviating urban poverty.

 The Field Coordinator is the most senior field person representing SIF Kenya at its field locations throughout Kenya, and is responsible for supervision and management of all program and support staff and activities in the field.

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.
  • Liaise with the M&E Coordinator to ensure full compliance with SIF and donor requirements for assessments, monitoring, and evaluation activities.
Supervision of Field Team
  • Manage the field administrators or finance officers, in coordination with the Regional Administrator.
  • Manage the field logistics officers, in coordination with the Logistics Coordinator.
  • Manage the field program team, in coordinator with the Program Coordinator.
  • Support the field M&E team, in coordination with the M&E Coordinator.
Kenya Mission
  • Assist the HoM to fully implement activities in Kenya in 2016.
  • 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 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 4 years of field-level experience and minimum of 1 year of field coordination experience in the NGO sector. This experience must be in two or more of the following areas: (1) Education, (2) Food Security and Livelihoods, (3) Shelter/NFI, (4) WASH.
  • 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.
  • Good computer skills including MS Office suite.
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.
Other Requirements
  • The position requires physical movement.  Candidates must be able to walk for extensive periods in urban and rural terrain.
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) not later than 24 December 2015.  In the email heading, indicate “SIF Kenya – Field Coordinator – [your first and last name].”

NB: Applications that do not meet the above criteria and specifications will not be accepted.

SIF is an equal opportunity employer. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of age, gender, political, or religious affiliations.

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