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LATIN AMERICA – FIELD COORDINATORS (H/F) - FIELD

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Closing date

Desired start date: ASAP

Duration of the mission: 6 months (renewable according to funds)
Location: Latin America

ABOUT THE MISSION

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is a French humanitarian organization that provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 39 years, our organization has worked towards meeting the three basic needs - water, food and shelter – of vulnerable and crisis-affected populations, and has been more specifically committed to fight against waterborne diseases, leading cause of death in the world. SI’s interventions are carried out based on its expertise in the field of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential ones of food security and livelihoods. SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL is currently present in about 20 countries where SI staff – a total of 2,000 people comprising expatriates, local staff, HQ employees and some volunteers – implements programs with professionalism and commitment whilst being mindful of respecting other cultures.**

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has started its activities in Latin America relatively recently. After several exploratory missions were carried out in 2019, missions were opened and progressively scaled up to increase their scopes of intervention. They now include activities such as urban agriculture or soft WASH activities (hygiene promotion, distribution of kits) and hard WASH activities (distribution and installation of water storage unit, rehabilitation of health facilities) in targeted rural or urban communities. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL operates in Latin America within Consortiums with other INGOs and some of its activities are implemented through local partners.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is looking for two Field Coordinators to support the scale up of one of its mission in Latin America currently including a Country Director in capital, on field base with no Field Coordinator for the moment and a second base to be opened in the coming weeks.

ABOUT THE JOB

General objective:

The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Country Director (CD) for a region of a country in which SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL intervenes. He/she proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated. He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures. He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management. He/she coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone.

Responsibilities and main activities:

  1. Coordination and strategic orientation
  2. Relevance and operational quality / operation monitoring
  3. Resource management
  4. Human resource management
  5. Security
  6. Financial backer relations / search for funding
  7. Internal and external communication
  8. Representation

The main challenges:

For the position opening the new base :

  1. New position
  2. Direct management of a support manager and a WASH manager
  3. Overall staff could reach about 20 pax
  4. None of the staff is recruited and the base is to be established
  5. Security management
  6. Frequently evolving COVID restrictions and complex local regulations

For the position with an existing base :

  1. New position
  2. Consolidate the base, support its scale up, onboarding and coaching of new staff
  3. Direct management of a support manager, a FSL manager and a WASH manager
  4. Overall staff could reach about 40 pax
  5. Security management
  6. Frequently evolving COVID restrictions and complex local regulations

YOUR PROFILE

Education: Higher degree in project management, political science, administration or economy is welcome

Experiences:

  • At least 2 years of previous experience in management position at base level
  • Proven experience in project implementation at field level either as program manager, logistician or administrator
  • Proven experience of security and access management
  • Experience in humanitarian environments is a prerequisite
  • Previous experience in a Latin American context is an asset

Skills:

  • Knowledge of humanitarian project cycles
  • Strategic vision and good context analysis
  • Good planning, anticipation, organization and coordination skills to deal with a large daily volume of internal and external demands
  • Resistance to stress
  • Strong sense of diplomacy and experience of working in an intercultural environment
  • Team spirit, ability to federate and coordinate team members

Language: English and Spanish are mandatory

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2600 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). To these break periods, one additional rest day per month worked is granted.

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Covid19

SI recommends vaccination against Covid-19, using WHO approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure in order to reduce the logistical constraints once on the ground.

How to apply

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link: https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=65068. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/