Solidarites International

Deputy Field Coordinator (Programs)

Solidarites International

Job Description

Desired start date: ASAP Duration of the mission: 6 months Location: Mueda Mozambique

ABOUT THE MISSION

Solidarités International intervened in Mozambique in March 2019 for a few months following the passage of Cyclone Idai, which hit the Province of Sofala and the city of Beira hard. Operations were suspended after the Emergency phase and the mission closed. The evolution of the situation in Cabo Delgado province, hit by several cyclones and severely affected by the violent actions of armed groups claiming to be IS, which caused the displacement of nearly 700 000 people, led to an assessment in May 2021 and to the reopening of the mission. The assessment, carried out in the most affected district highlighted needs, particularly in the WASH sector, and the lack of emergency actors. The mission is opening in a complex security and administrative environment, where access will be a major issue.

Solidarites International was one of the first INGO actors to respond to the growing crisis in Cabo Delgado, leading Emergency Response and distributions in hard-to-reach areas. SI has completed its opening phase, and is planning to scale up and diversify its activities in 2022. A new field base is planned for the first quarter of 2022, and multiple new projects are opening. The Mueda field base will be expanding considerably in the first half of 2022.

ABOUT THE JOB

The Deputy Field Coordinator – Programs (DFC-P) is in charge of supervising the implementation of all programs in Mueda, Muidumbe, Nangade and Mocimboa da Praia district. In line with both SI annual country strategy and the evolution of the humanitarian needs in the area, the DFC-P will support the designing and implementation of new projects. S/He oversees the quality of project implementation through the direct management of Program Managers (PM). S/he also supports the Field Coordinator (FC) in his representing tasks in external meetings under FC delegation.

  • Specific task and challenges
  • After consultations and Design with Field Coordinator and Coordination-team" id="link" class="link">Coordination Team take the lead on proposal writing for the program components
  • Direct management of a team of 5 to 7 PMs in 6 different sectors (RRM, CCCM, WASH, FSL, SHELTER, MEAL) including Capacity Building on project management, 1 to 1 meetings and EAPs
  • Guide the PMs in the implementation of the project overseeing quality of implementation as per SI standard and consistent with mission’s strategy
  • Supervise PMs in the archiving process and enhance capitalization
  • Facilitate interdepartmental coordination at base level
  • In coordination with Field coordinator, take the lead on consolidation of the program component of internal and external reports as well as modification request for donors
  • Feed the field coordinator and the program coordinator with program updates and challenges as well as humanitarian context evolution from the field
  • Priorities for the first 2-3 months
  • In the context of a fast-growing young base (Opening in June 21 with 1 small team to 7 PMs in July 22),
    • Accompany the growth in securing program implementation and follow-up by setting-up and maintaining the minimum FU tools (APUs, OFUs, Activity FU sheet…) and interdepartmental weekly/monthly meetings (Log/Prog; Admin/Prog)
    • Guide the team of PMs with diverse background and experiences in daily implementation and internal processes
  • Participate to the reduction of financial risk generated a base level with supervision of program archiving and implementation of Internal Audit recommendations (March 22)
  • In close collaboration with the program coordinator set up a program-supporting MEAL department with the arrival of a MEAL manager (current MEAL team spread within program team)
  • Work in close collaboration with Field coordinator ensuring a good information flow (DFC-P is a new position)
  • Liaise on a regular basis with Program Coordinator for harmonization of processes at bases level, support requests and good information flow.

YOUR PROFILE

Education and experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in humanitarian / development studies, social sciences, WaSH and/or Shelter, management or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of overseas experiences as Project Manager
  • Experience of working in volatile security context and deep-field positions
  • Previous experiences with SI is a strong asset
Skills and qualities:

  • Proven expertise in project management with strong capacity in planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Budget management and donor reporting/ accountability/ compliance
  • Organizational and Analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail, high level of rigor and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability;
  • Team player and ability to coach and motivate the team;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment;
  • English is mandatory as well as one of these language: Portuguese (preferred), Spanish or Italian (fluent)
  • Strong commitment to humanitarian work and principles;
  • Cultural sensitivity and experience working in conflict sensitive areas.
  • Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure with strict deadlines.

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried post:

According to experience, starting from 2 600 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

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.

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