International Rescue Committee Field Coordinator Jobs in Uganda
International Rescue Committee Field Coordinator Jobs in UgandaJob Overview/Summary
The Field Coordinator Imvepi, Omugo, Ofua (Arua District) leads IRC’s response in the Arua District and is responsible for supporting and coordinating timely and high-quality program implementation, with a specific focus in ensuring effective functionality of all the support functions of the program.
The Field Coordinator supports the operations and program teams in the field site, ensuring that the Deputy Director of Operations is kept abreast of issues regarding adherence to agreed work plans and reporting schedules as well as full compliance to IRC’s policies in the areas of Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Security, ICT.
The Field Coordinator will ensure that IRC Arua is effectively represented in all coordination events, as well as oversee day to day management of Staff Safety and Security during all phases of field operations.
The Field Coordinator works in close coordination with the Program Managers to ensure that operational and program strategies are implemented in the field site.Specific Responsibilities
:Strategic Planning Initiate and develop an Annual strategic plan for the Field Location (Imvepi, Omugo and Ofua).
Develop Arua-focused operational plan to support the program activities and scale up programming,
Coordinate the day-to-day implementation of all constructions in the field site, by providing constructive support to the Supply Chain, to maintain quality and adherence to OPM and district standards;
In close collaboration with the Program Managers, Supply Chain and Finance Officers for West Nile, review the operations master budget, to include key operational activities and assets within donor requirements;
Review the development of budgets for program proposals in conjunction with the grants and finance departments;
Review appropriate M&E activities are carried out regularly by operations staff in all sectors (data collection & analysis, monitoring of progress against established work plans and BoQs), maintaining quality;
In close collaboration with the Country M&E Manager, initiate the process of identifying gaps in M & E systems and make recommendations for improvements;
Monitor that all project activities are consistent with established best practices and IRC’s Program Framework principles;
Monitor all staff in the field site to know and understand IRCs Global and in-country HR Policies and the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct;
Initiate, document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the HR Coordinator in a professional manner and in line with the letter and spirit of the relevant policy;
Supervise all operations staff at the field sites in performing their duties efficiently and in a timely manner;
Monitor the achievement of staff Performance Management agreements.
Program Administration and Support
Oversee day-to-day implementation of all programs in the field site, providing constructive supervision to the program managers to implement, monitor, and evaluate work plans as agreed with the Deputy Director of Programs and Technical Coordinators;
Oversee spending and targets set in project tools, including work plans, spending plans, and procurement plans, ensuring collaboration and coordination with Supply Chain, Human Resources and IT departments;
Chair the monthly Budget versus Actuals (BvA) meetings at field level with the field Finance Lead, and in collaboration with sector Technical Coordinators to address any over/under expenditure issues through jointly developed corrective plans;
Support integration across programs, facilitating regular coordination meetings and promoting active collaboration across sectors;
Work closely with program managers to implement IRC’s client responsiveness initiative. Act as the focal person at field site for managing IRC’s client feedback register;
Actively participate in grant and Exemplar meetings for West Nile, sharing support needs with the operations and program teams in Kampala;
In close collaboration with Technical Coordinators, support the field-based team in proposal development efforts, including assessments, program design, and budgeting. Providing review for both Program and Operations inputs. Ensure key support needs for the field site are budgeted in new proposals, and contribute to and review budgets to ensure that they are reasonable and sufficient to cover operational needs of the field office.
Safety and Security Management
Monitor all staff in the field sites to know and understand IRC‘s security regulations;
Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the Senior Field Coordinator and DDO;
Monitor the security situation, attend security meetings and inform the Senior Field Coordinator, DDO and SMT where appropriate, of developments through submission of accurate weekly and –where needed- ad-hoc security and incident reports;
Participate in the review and update of the West Nile and Country Security Management Plan, ensuring that the Security Risk Assessments are updated;
Assist the Senior Field Coordinator in developing field specific Contingency Plans, Medevac, Evacuation Plans and SOPs.
Representation and Coordination
Represent the IRC with local government authorities (administrative, sectoral and security officials), non-state actors, beneficiaries, communities, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at the field site level. Engage and or delegate to program staff for sector representation as appropriate;
Upon request by the Senior Management Team, organize and facilitate field visits for stakeholders interested in IRC’s response;
Coordinate IRC Arua activities with relevant officials and other humanitarian agencies;
Develop regular reports to keep partners and stakeholders informed of IRC’s activities;
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Senior West Nile Field Coordinator**
Position directly supervises: **Program and Operations Leads
Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.
Note: - The role of the Field Coordinator cannot be limited to the specific duties and tasks detailed herein. The success of the IRC’s humanitarian mission is the highest priority and all issues which arise must be addressed accordingly.
Therefore, S/he will be required to manage all unforeseen issues and circumstances and remain flexible to perform any other duties, as and when required.
Graduate degree in Development Studies, International Relations or similar.
Good working knowledge of communications systems (satellite communications, VHF and HF radio) preferred.
Good working knowledge of computer software: MS Word, Excel & email applications required.
At least 5 years’ experience of coordinating multi-sectorial humanitarian relief or development projects in Africa or similar context preferred.
Knowledge of and experience in working with and coordinating with international and national partner organizations.
Experience of working in complex emergency settings supporting construction of health facilities, staff housing as well as water and sanitation infrastructure in emergency or refugee settings.
Experience managing UNHCR, ECHO, DFID, EU or OFDA funded project an added advantage.
Skills and Abilities.
Proven leadership, program management, mentorship and staff development, planning, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
Ability to listen, understand and realise clients’ ideas and viewpoints when facilitating sessions with Survivors, host communities and other stakeholders.
Demonstrable facilitation skills by guiding discussions, and encouraging others to freely express their views and actively participate in the decision making process.
Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.
Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
High standard of spoken and written English.
Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.
Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments; and willingness to travel to program sites
Good security management skills
How to Apply:
Please send filled IRC application form (download from link: International Rescue Committee Field Coordinator Jobs in Uganda , cover letter, and CV in one PDF attachment clearly indicating the position - location that you have applied for “FIELD COORDINATOR - IMVEPI” to:** UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Friday 21st February 2019
Please note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be automatically disqualified.
All applications will be assessed strictly on individual merit.