Area Coordinator

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As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

Job Description:

  • Field position with the main purpose of providing the necessary strategic community leadership and management support to WVNS through coordination, integration and overseeing implementation of efficient and effective area projects/programmes and support services field activities in South Darfur.

  • Link to build and strengthen relationships in the field with communities, local leaders, GoS, NGOs and other partners.

  • Build relationships and linkages with local authorities and communities in the areas WVNS is operating and other prospective areas.

  • Build relations with other NGOs that are working in and around the areas WVNS is operating

  • Strengthen/build relationships with NGOs

  • Provide leadership to WVNS team, build and maintain team spirit

  • Participate in community, GoS and NGO meetings and give WVNS programme updates if and when necessary

  • Arrange meetings for WVNS teams with stakeholders (Communities, local authority, GoS and NGOs)

  • n collaboration with WVNS, Operations Manager, programme sector specialists and support services coordinate WVNS activities at all levels in the Area.

  • Give support to sector specialist by ensuring that all logistic arrangements are in place for field activities.

  • Ensure that all sector programmes are provided with office space

  • Oversee and coordinate warehouse and transport management in the field

  • Ensure that staff visiting the field are accommodated

  • Host visitors from other WV regional offices SOs, partners and donors

    Required:

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills (Arabic advantage).

  • Demonstrate leadership, coaching, mentoring, and team building skills.

  • Strong people management skills.

  • Strong problem identification, analytical and solving, skills.

  • At least three years experience in humanitarian related work.

  • Practical management experience preferably in relief or development work with rural communities.

    * Demonstrable competence in proposal and report writing together with financial monitoring experience.

  • Experience of working through systems of community participation and good analytical skills.

  • Prioritization skills and the ability to follow procedures are necessary.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a cross-cultural environment is required.

  • Sensitivity to staff from different educational and national backgrounds and ability to advise and mentor staff and partner organizations is required.

  • Experience working with donors is required.

  • Ability to live and work in remote areas and travel extensively, work in difficult situations,

  • Ability to monitor a large, diverse portfolio of projects/programmes.

  • Good understanding of World Vision, LEAP and Sphere relief standards.

    For more information and job application, see: Area Coordinator Website

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