Solidarites International

Field Coordinator

Solidarites International

Job Description

Desired start date: Mid-June 2020 Duration of the mission: 6 months Location: Position based in Bardarash


The SI mission has been opened in February 2017, with emphasis on the Mosul response. The mission in composed of one Coordination in Erbil (5 expatriates and 8 national staff) one operational base in Mosul (1 expatriate and 23 national staff), and one new base in Bardarash (1 expatriate and 6 national staff). Regarding the evolution of the context, the mission will aim at keeping an Early Recovery WaSH component with ongoing research for development of new areas in line with the shift of context that entail wave of return movements to newly secured area. Simultaneously, as some camp will remain at less until 2020, being a key actor in wash in camps is a process already launched through the consortia. SI is planning to open a new base in Bardarash, and currently the mission is implementing one Wash project in Bardarash camp: water supply, network rehabilitation, maintenance, sanitation and Hygiene.


General objectives
  • * Contributes to a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated
    • Ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures

    • Contributes to mobilize the material and financial resources necessary for the programs, and supervises Resource Management

    • Coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone

    • Contribute to assessment, evaluation and donors approach

Specific stakes and challenges
  • * Maintain contextual and security Analysis in Bardarash and KRI
    • Maintain strong relation with local authorities, other NGOs, UN agencies and other local actors

    • Oversee base-level access negotiations and Mapping of security actors

    • Oversee all aspects of base management; logistics, Administration, programme etc.

    • Support the launch of new projects and/or new teams

  • Open the base

  • Coordinate the new team

  • Support security analysis of the intervention area and update base-level security guidelines

  • Capacity Building and specific follow up of Admin and log team

  • External coordination with UNHCR, camps management, and other possible wash actors

  • The Field Coordinator will work under the direct management of the Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director

  • The field Coordinator will manage a team of 6 staffs


  • Masters’ degree or equivalent in law, political science, international organization management, project management or a relevant field

Specific required skills:
  • Previous experience as Field Coordinator a prerequisite;

  • Experience in mission opening, preferably with SI, is an asset;

  • Security analysis and implementation and stakeholder relationship (armed and local authorities)

  • Logistic and administrative tasks management (focus primarily on Logistic)

  • Strong representation and coordination skills

  • Capacity building skills

  • Management, organization and planning skills

  • Willingness to work in complex and volatile environments

  • English written and spoken Arabic/Kurdish is an asset


A SALARIED POSITION: starting from 2860 euros gross per month (including 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 750 USD a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI. VACATION: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of on 7 working days every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3/6 and 9 month (with 850 USD allocated by SI). To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of 1 additional rest day per month worked (i.e. 12 days in addition for a 1-year contract) 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. SECURITY
  • Erbil security situation is stable, however the situation is prone to changes due to the political situation. Though the living environment in Erbil feels safe, there are still risks, including the risk of car accidents, robbery/theft and sexual harassment (in particular from taxi drivers to female expats). The major risks currently are from ‘wrong time, wrong place’ incidents, such as small arms fire resulting from personal disputes. There is no curfew in Erbil.

  • Bardarash**,** Dohuk are locations under the control of KRI forces. The security is stable. No major security issues to mentioned. Erbil and those locations can be reached with a maximum of 2h.

  • Security in Mosul city is volatile, but relatively stable day-to-day and is a permissible operating environment for NGOs. This security situation can deteriorate rapidly within the city so strong security processes remain in place and the context is constantly monitored. There is a large presence of armed actors who control different areas (various PMU factions, Iraqi Army, Police etc) which remains a risk for power struggles and security incidents.

KEY INFORMATION ABOUT LIVING CONDITIONS Good living conditions in Erbil: individual rooms, fully equipped guest house and office, possibility to walk in the neighborhood, lots of restaurant, no curfew. Nevertheless, movements by foot for female staff alone at night are not allowed due to risks of harassment, dedicated transportation means are identified. For Bardarash security assessment will be performed. Generally, the situation is the same than in Erbil.
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