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


  • 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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