Field Co-ordinator

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Job Title

Field Co-ordinator

Duty station:

Marka, Lower Shabelle, Somalia

The project aims at:

  • Increasing the access of the Marka district population to Primary Health Care (PHC)
  • Improving the Quality of PHC and reproductive health in Marka District
  • Improving the coordination and the capacity building of the local stakeholders involved in Health promotion

    Duties

    General description of the Role:

  • Field Coordinator will be based in Marka, with frequent travel to Nairobi.
  • He/she will be in charge of the implementation of the project in Marka District.
  • He/She will supervise both technical and administrative team based in Merka.
  • Insure smooth implementation of the project according to project proposal.
  • Plan activities to achieve the project objectives
  • Manage the MdM base in Marka
  • Recruit staff in accordance with MdM rules and regulations
  • Liaise with local authorities, Elders and community leaders
  • Liaise with medical and non medical organisation (INGOs and LNGOs) in the field
  • Participate to coordination meetings at Marka level
  • Liaise with the General coordinator based in Nairobi
  • Produce monthly reports on project management

    Hierarchical & Functional links:

  • He/she works inside the project's HR organizational chart.
  • He/she will be answerable to the General Coordinator based in Nairobi and should be aware and supportive of MdM specific decision-making process (aka MdM Project Team or MdM Triangle) as it will be presented to him/her during interviews and briefings.

    Background of the candidate:

  • Experience in emergency work is essential, in addition humanitarian and co-ordination skills highly desirable
  • Fluency in English and Somali a must while knowledge of French is an added advantage
  • High level of computer literacy with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

    Required Competences:

  • Experience in a similar position (at least 5 years experience with at least two years of experience outside Somalia)
  • Experience in negotiations and relations with local partners and authorities in a difficult legal, administrative and political context is compulsory
  • Experience of medical projects is an asset
  • Be autonomous in work, with minimal supervision
  • Able to respect and to implement strict security rules
  • Ability to manage a team and work in a large and international team
  • Ability to make priorities

    Required Personal skills

  • Impartiality
  • Patience
  • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability and capacity to take initiatives to changing requirements
  • Organisational skills, rigor
  • Diplomacy skills / Ability to listen and share decisions
  • Good writing and communication skills inside the team and from widely-varied organizations and agencies
  • Team spirit
  • Capacity to work & live in tense conditions (climate, cultural context, promiscuity, isolation)

    If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and CV detailing your experience for the position, quoting the relevant references and daytime telephone contacts to:

    [email protected] with CC to [email protected]

    Reference should be mentioned in subject: MDM/FieldCoordinator/Somalia

    Application Deadline; November, 30th.

    If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and CV detailing your experience for the position, quoting the relevant references and daytime telephone contacts to:

    [email protected] with CC to [email protected]

    Reference should be mentioned in subject: MDM/FieldCoordinator/Somalia

    Application Deadline; November, 30th.

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