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28 Nov 2018

Field Coordinator (Resilience)

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Field Coordinator (Resilience)

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 candidates for

The following position:

Job Title: Field Coordinator (Resilience)
Resilience Programme Manager (Programme) and Somaliland Area Coordinator
Reports to: (Administrative)
Liaises with: Will report directly to the Resilience Programme Manager (RPM) and liaises with other
programme and systems staff as necessary.
Job Location: This position will be based in Borama (Awdal region) with frequent travel to Hargeisa and
Mogadishu for team coordination.
Contract Details: 2 year & renewable
Job Purpose: As a member of the Resilience Team, the Field Coordinator will be responsible for the
leadership, management, coordination and successful implementation of the resilience
programme activities planned in Somaliland under Building Resilience in Communities in
Somalia (BRCiS) programme.
The Field Coordinator will be responsible for providing direct support to the Implementing
Local Partner organization to ensure that the resilience programme activities are
accomplished in accordance with established priorities, strategies, timelines and budgets,
and that all reports and information required are produced on time and to a high quality
The Field Coordinator will also act as BRCIS Consortium Deputy Focal Point for
Somaliland. In support to the BRCIS Field Focal Point for Somaliland, this position
contributes to the strategic mission of the BRCIS Consortium and supports the Consortium
Management Unit- CMU and Technical Working Group-TWG in improving coordination,
information sharing, decentralized decision making, programme design, programme quality
and learning across the consortium.

Main duties &            Programme Management:

Responsibilities: Work in close collaboration with the Resilience Programme Manager in planning,  managing and monitoring the Resilience Programme with the Partner organization in


Keep detailed activity plan and ensure that project activities are commenced in a timely fashion 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 the Resilience Programme Manager and Resilience Coordinator.

Keep the Resilience Programme Manager informed on all field program activities, progress and challenges.

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

In coordination with all programme staff, notably the M&E unit and the Resilience Programme Manager, ensure activities are evaluated against Value for Money 4E criteria and replaced or modified as required (at least 15% of the activity portfolio is adapted per year.)

In coordination with the Resilience Programme Manager plan and monitor the BRCiS-Somaliland project budget in compliance with Concern and donor regulations.

Support to Partner Organisations in the preparation and timely submission of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports including both narrative and financial reports.

Where necessary, support Partner organisation in the procurement of project goods and services and liaise with Concern Somalia Logistics Manager for any additional support regarding procurement for project activities.

Support Partner organisation to ensure active community participation in project activities and continuous flow (two-way) of information between the Partner organisation and target communities/beneficiaries.

Support Partner organisation to coordinate with other humanitarian actors in their operational area, particularly other members of the Resilience Consortium.

M&E, Learning and Accountability.

Support Partner organisation to collect required information and case studies about project activities, progress, challenges and the impact activities have on the lives of beneficiaries.

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

In consultation with Concern’s M&E unit and Resilience Programme Manager, support the Partner organisation to conduct needs assessments, baseline/annual/endline surveys and shock-triggered monitoring with appropriate and participatory approaches and tools.

Assist the Partner organisation to monitor actual budget expenditure against planned and, together with the Resilience Programme Manager advise on necessary actions where applicable.

Collect information on the humanitarian situation in target regions and provide these updates to the Resilience Program Manager on a regular basis.

With support from the Resilience Programme Manager, M&E unit support the Partner organisation to set up and manage a functional complaints & response mechanism (CRM) within their field operations.

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.

Assist the Partner organisation to comply with donor requirements and Concern Worldwide standards as stipulated in the Partnership Agreement.

Support the Partnership Advisor to undertake capacity needs assessment and to

facilitate training required to build the capacity of the Partner staff.

External and internal relationships and coordination

Actively participate in relevant programme coordination meetings.

Provide timely and relevant information to Field Coordinators and Resilience 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 Act as BRCIS Consortium Deputy Focal Point for Somaliland, actively participating in

meetings and learning activities and providing context and programme updates relevant to BRCIS programme in the region.

General and other duties:

Contribute to support emergency response action when requested by the Programme
Provide surge-assistance for training, data collection or BRCIS programme
implementation as requested.
Ensure application of donor and Concern visibility compliance to guideline and
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
Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and HAP benchmarks and assist in their proper
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.
Any other duties assigned by the Resilience Coordinator and Resilience Programmes
specification: Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in development or related technical sector. Master
degree is desirable.
Minimum 2-3 years of experience working in a similar humanitarian/development
programme field coordination position.

Experience in project management , including budget management. 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.

Exhibits highly critical analytical thought processes and creativity in problem solving. Excellent analytical and reporting skills

Must be well organized and have very high attention to detail and presentation. 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.

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) by email to with the subject line
Application for Field Coordinator (Resilience)” by Thursday 10th December 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Concern Code Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the
of Conduct and Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-
its Associated Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection
Policies 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.


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