Field Coordinator

Apply by 17 June 2018
Posted on 18 May 2018

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Field Coordinator

DUTY STATION: Ukhiya, Bangladesh

REPORT TO: Team Leader

About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

RI has been working in Bangladesh for twelve years and is currently responding to the humanitarian emergency is Cox’s Bazar through provision of health and protection services for Refugees.

Position Summary:

The Field Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and strategic direction of RI’s Ukhia operations, and for fostering effective relationships and communication with local authorities and camp management. The Field Coordinator combines a thorough grasp of operations, including finance, logistics, warehouse management, and procurement. He/she should have demonstrated experience managing a diverse team of international experts and a large national workforce of emerging skill and professional capacities.

Responsibilities & Duties:

Coordination/Representation

  • Actively participate and represent RI in coordination meetings with NGO colleagues, meetings conducted by local and state authorities, UN agencies and stakeholders
  • Build a close relationship with local authorities and Camps in Charge at the field level
  • Liaise with partners, local authorities, and local communities whenever it serves the objectives of the programs
  • Identify gaps in service provision to IDPs or Refugees, proactively referring those gaps to relevant forums or advocating with government authorities or humanitarian partners for additional support

Logistics/Procurement

  • ​Effective supervision of the logistics/procurement staff Ukhia
  • Manage Ukhia vehicle fleet, and communicate to budget holders as additional resources are required
  • Oversee procurement and construction within the camp, liaise with suppliers and contractors to ensure timely completion of works
  • Ensure the observance of RI procurement, logistics, warehousing and asset management procedures procurement and also full compliance with Donor regulations and policies and standards

Finance/Administration

  • Effective supervision of the Finance/HR and Administration staff
  • Maintain a site-level budget overview and collaborate regularly with the Ukhia-based finance team to monitor spending and ensure the proper spending/reconciliation of operational costs
  • Support project managers with operational challenges, e.g. initiating purchase requests for fencing repair and site-specific improvements

Safety and Security

  • ​Assume overall responsibility for staff safety in the area of operation
  • Ensure that all relevant information regarding safety, security and the context is collected, updated and shared in a regular and timely manner
  • Manage basic security planning including information gathering and regular updating of risk assessments, standard operating procedures, and evacuation and contingency plans
  • Make decisions and assist the to manage security incidents at local level, in consultation with the ER Director and the Regional Security Officer

RI VALUES

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

About the Organization

About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

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