Field Coordinator NGO Careers – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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Organisation: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

Job Summary:The Field Coordinator should have the ability to manage a Team and other resources with minimum supervision. He/ She will also be responsible providing administrative and operational for such projects WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Administration of the field office
  • Monitor the core competency activities to ensure adherence to strategies and plans
  • Adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Training and development of staff
  • Local level advocacy
  • Monitor and evaluate the local security situation
  • Represent NRC, including cooperation with the UN, partners and authorities
  • Organize the local procurement processes and transport
  • Facilitate field support budget, area level budget, including support cost which including managing and monitoring field support in accordance to NRC financial policies and procedures
  • Line management for support staff such as Finance and Logistics, and operational management of programme staff (non-technical) in Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) WASH and shelter
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and handbooks and donor/auditor requirements
  • Responsible for technical capacity building of support staff (Logistics, Finance)
  • In charge of all stakeholders’ relationship/coordination management with the area with the support of CC coordinators
  • In charge of the programme’s support functions/access for programmes related/security within his or her area of operations
  • In charge of internal and external representation meetings
  • In charge of the Kyangwali base, overall operations management
  • Ensure that all organisational policies are understood and being followed by NRC staff in the field location. This includes financial, logistics, human resource, security, standard operating procedures and Employee Terms and Conditions.
  • Oversee and coordinate the management of the Kyangwali support budget and perform executive monitoring of the programme budget; ensure sufficient budget management tools are in place for the field office.
  • Participate in reviewing and updating area programme in accordance with the changing needs of host community and refugees in the region.
  • Participate in the Grants Opening Meeting, after action review meeting quarterly review meeting and ensure the project cycle management is followed by all CC with the project location.
  • Ensure strong donor compliance, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and quality control procedures are understood and entrenched in all Core Competency projects and raise challenges and issues faced at the field level to the Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Field Coordinator job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years of experience from working as a Project or Support Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex refugee or internally displaced context required
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the context in Uganda, in particular South Western region
  • Experience with start-up and development of transitional programmes from emergency to development
  • Experience in setting up emergency operations.

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) should apply by visiting the web link below.

Deadline: 14th April 2019

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