Job Description


Position:                                  Field Office Coordinator

Reports to:                              Area Manager, Jonglei

Supervision of:                                    Support and indirectly programmes staff on behalf of Coordinators 

Duty station:                           Akobo Field Office, Jonglei State      

Travel:                                                 30% travel at field levels within the State 

Project number:                          SSFM2301/SSFM2302

Duration and type of contract: 6 Months (possibility of renewal depending on donor’s funds availability)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation. Our task is to improve international protection of refugees and internally displaced persons, and to offer humanitarian assistance regardless of race, nationality or political views. Our efforts are founded on the principle that all human beings are entitled to a life in peace, liberty, safety and equality, as this is expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. NRC has been working in South Sudan since 2004. Our core activities include Education, Shelter & WASH, Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), and Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance (ICLA).

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

Report to Area Manager

The purpose of the Field Office Coordinator is to coordinate the support functions at an Area/Field Offices and load- off the Area Manager on support functions. 

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development Plan.

Line management for support staff such as Finance, HR & Admin and Logistics/ICT, Security etc Member of the Area Management Group (AMG) Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and handbooks and donor/auditor requirements Provide inputs on operational support to Area Plan of Action, and to coordinate and align operational support with programs plans at field level Responsible for ensuring quality support to project implementation. Facilitate Field Support Budget, field level budgets, including support cost Responsible for Implementation of new country specific technical SOPs, guidelines and tools in field (HR, Logistic/ICT and Finance) Responsible for technical Capacity Building of support staff (HR, Logistic/ICT, Security and Finance)

Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Public administration, Social studies, Human Resource management or other related fields from the recognised Universities 5 year experience in the Coordination/management position position in the humanitarian works Experience from working as a Finance/ Admin/HR and programs Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile  Knowledge of the local context Jonglei/Akobo Fluency in English, both written and verbal with Juba Arabic as added advantage The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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