Moldova

Field Officer - Moldova

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Field Officer

Code: SR-59-2615

Duty station: Palanca, Chisinau

Starting date: 17/07/2022

Contract duration: 31/12/2022

Reporting to: Protection Manager

Supervision of: Translators, Protection Monitors, Social Workers

Dependents: Non-family duty station

General context of the project

Increase protection awareness among refugees fleeing Ukraine to find safe haven in Moldova and most vulnerable groups and provide access to community-based protection services delivered by INTERSOS, including PFA and specialized PSS. It also aims at strengthening the capacity of the local community CBOs in protection-related subjects.​

General purpose of the position

Under the supervision of the Protection Manager, the Field Officer will coordinate the Mobile Protection Teams organizing their working schedule and supervising their activities. The Field Officer will support and facilitate the Team's activities in the field. As well the Field Officer will support the Protection Manager particularly acting as liaison with all relevant authorities and protection activities stakeholders.​

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Organize the activities and working schedule of Mobile Protection Teams (MPTs)
  • Monitoring and Supervising the MPTs activities and performance
  • Support and assist the daily activities of the MPTs in the field
  • Reporting on the MPTs daily activities
  • Reporting on conditions on the ground
  • Collect relevant project data
  • Liaise with relevant authorities and project stakeholders in her/his geographical area of competency, make and maintain contacts
  • Coordination at field level with partners and relevant stakeholders
  • Support the Protection Manager in understanding priorities and planning protection activities
  • Assist the Protection Manager in compiling due reports
  • Conduct meetings at field level
  • Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles including but not limited to: do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality, accountability and need-to-know principles
  • Support sensitization, information dissemination and awareness raising activities

Required profile and experience

Education

University Degree in relevant field (Social Sciences, Law is an asset)​

Professional Experience

  • One year of relevant working experience in the protection sector
  • Previous working experience with IDPs, refugees and returnees

Professional Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of international protection in the humanitarian context
  • Strong knowledge in other protection areas (i.e. case management, psychosocial support activities etc.)
  • Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Leadership, planning and organizational skills
  • Respect and non-discriminatory attitude
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team

Languages

  • English essential
  • Romanian/Ukrainian/Russian desirable

Personal Requirements

  • Experience or willingness to travel and work in remote, rural locations
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Self-driven and able to work in new, unstructured environments
  • Problem-solving abilities

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below: https://www.intersos.org/posizioni-aperte/missioni/#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/62b1cbdee7fc18001e74f143

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply by attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS. In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to recruitment@intersos.org, with subject line: “Platform issue – SR-59-2615-Position”.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.