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10 Jan 2019

Field Coordinator (Durable Solutions)

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Field Coordinator (Durable Solutions)

Concern Worldwide is an international non- governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Somali nationals for the following position:

Job Title: Field Coordinator, Durable solutions projects
Reports to: Programme Manager, Enhancing Integration of Displacement Affected Communities in
Somalia (EIDACS)
Liaises with: The Field Coordinator will report directly to the EIDACS Programme Manager, liaises
with the EUTF DS Field Coordinators in Jubaland and Somaliland , M&E unit, resilience
team among others.
Direct reports Supervises and manages 3 Field Officers (1livelihood officer and 1 Durable solution officer in
South West State-SWS)
This position will be based in Concern’s Baidoa office, but with travel and
Job Location: Considerable time for support to Afgoye in SWS of Somalia.
Contract Details: 2 year & renewable
Job Purpose: As a member of the EUTF and DFID durable solutions team and reporting to the EIDACS
Programme Manager, the Field Coordinator will support the Programme Manager by
functioning as the focal point for durable solutions (DS) activity implementation plan and
reporting management. The incumbent will represent Concern at DS Consortium meetings
and relevant coordination fora in Baidoa/Mogadishu along with the PM or in the absence of
the PM. S/He is responsible for managing and supporting Field Officers to plan and implement
agreed activities including M&E within the DS Programmes. S/He is responsible for ensuring
accurate data is entered into the programme management database and as well work closely
with local partners especially in Afgoye.
The Field Coordinator will require to contributes to the strategic mission of Enhancing
Integration of Displacement Affected Communities in Somalia (EIDACS) and DFID DS
consortia and supports the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and Technical Working
Group  (TWG)  in  improving  coordination,  information  sharing,  quality  programme
implementation and learning across the consortia.

Main duties &            Programme implementation and Management


Work in close collaboration with the EIDACS Programme Manager in managing and implementing DS programmes activities in SWS

Keep detailed activity plan and ensure that project activities are commenced in a timely manner and implemented to a high standard, in compliance with Concern standards, policies and donor guidelines. Ensure detailed activity plan is flexible and adapts regularly to contextual needs and field-level innovation in coordination with PM and Consortium Coordinator.

Inform and update the PM with any new developments, challenges, concerns, priorities and opportunities from SWS authorities and communities.

Keep the Programme Manager informed on all field program activities, progress, challenges and lessons learnt

In conjunction with the Partner organization, develop a project and operational work plan and reporting schedule, updating the plan on a monthly basis or as required.

Initiate the development of procurement plans for project goods and services, follow-up its progress, draw attention to PM for variances, and liaise with logistics, and finance as required.

To make ensure active community participation in project activities and continuous flow (two-way) of information between the organization and target communities/beneficiaries.

Liaise with line ministry representatives as necessary, and represent the interests of the Concern-led durable solutions initiatives as part of the effort to maintain and enhance positive collaborations with the various level of SWS authorities

Support durable solutions, livelihood and M&E officers in planning, implementation of the project activities, managing and coordinating with other humanitarian actors in their area of operation, particularly other DS actors.

M&E, Learning, Accountability and Reporting

Assist in the compilation of donor reports and ensure that they are produced on timely manner and to a good quality.

Support Field officers to collect required information and case studies on the project activities, progress, challenges, beneficiaries and the impact the interventions have on the lives of beneficiaries.

Report timely on any new developments and challenges that may be encountered which require action or a change of plan in the SWS Education programme implementation

Carry out or participate in rigorous monitoring of field activities against the project activity plan. Provide written reports on all field visits undertaken.

In consultation with Concern’s M&E unit and EIDACS Programme Manager, lead needs assessments, baseline and end- line surveys, cross sectional studies, shock-triggered monitoring, labour and market assessment and joint monitoring with appropriate and participatory approaches and tools.

Provide timely support to the field level focal points for complaints & response mechanism (CRM).

Lead responsibility for the implementation of learning and recommendations from external or internal reviews and donor feedback in SWS education programme.

Assist in ensuring that beneficiaries have access to feedback and response is given within appropriate time periods.

Staff Management and Development

Line manage the 3 Field Officers (DS officer, Livelihood officer and M&E officer) particular emphasis on capacity building of staff through mentoring and training

Establish performance objectives for each reporting staff and conduct Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) in line with the HR policy.

Ensure all staff members understand their roles and have up to date job descriptions.

Ensure that all staff are provided with the necessary support and advice to carry out their duties.

Ensure application of Concern’s Program Participant Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and donor requirements

Identify project staff needs, ensuring that job descriptions are developed, properly qualified staff are recruited, inducted and trained as per the needs of the programme and organisation.

Ensure staff compliance with the commitments and rules of Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and Code of Conduct (P4 and CoC), including the respect of confidentiality amongst relevant staff and partner organizations.

External and internal relationships and coordination

Actively participate in relevant programme coordination meetings.

Provide timely and relevant information to EIDACS Programme Manager to help ensure good collaboration and working relationship with government and other relevant partners.

Represent Concern at consortia and other relevant coordination meetings at field level, as delegated by the PM or necessary.

Actively participate in meetings and learning events by providing context and programme updates relevant to DS programme activities in South West State to help generate knowledge, facilitate lesson learning and its disseminations to others.

General and other duties:

Contribute to emergencies response action when requested to do so by the Programme Manager/Consortium Coordinator.

Provide surge-assistance for training, data collection or DS programme implementation as requested.

Assist design and ensure application of donor and Concern visibility compliance to guideline and standards

Be aware of Concern’s security procedures and guidelines in place, abide by them and ensure other staff are aware of and follow them.

Ensure the application of Concern policies & procedures, Program Participants Protction

Policy, Code of Conduct and HAP benchmarks and assist in their proper applications.

Ensure that all partner relationships are managed effectively, in line with Concern Somalia’s Partnership Policy.

Work in an interactive and coordinated manner with the other Concern staff and identify and encourage synergies within and across programmes to achieve an integrated approach that supports the overall country strategy.

specification: Essentials:

Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in development or related technical sector.

Minimum 5 years of experience working in development or humanitarian programmes.

Experience of working with and through partners, in a support role.

Experience of using participatory methodology including participatory assessment, participatory monitoring tools and community-based approaches.

Excellent analytical skills

Ability to work both as part of team and independently with minimal supervision. Excellent written and spoken English and Somali language.

Strong computer skills at least on word, excel, outlook, power point, internet etc.

Exhibits highly critical analytical thought processes and creativity in problem solving. Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach to planning and

implementing work.

Must be well organized and have the ability to work independently.

Disclaimer This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from
Clause time to time.
How to Apply Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications
(cover letter and updated CV as one document) by email to with
the subject line “Application for “Field Coordinator (Durable Solutions)” by Thursday
24th  January 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal

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