Field Coordinator

  • Mid-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 25 January 2021

Job Description

Description

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 1,500 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

providing leadership, supervision and support in the areas of program implementation, you will be responsible for the overall management, coordination of the administrative functions (HR, Finance, Logistics, Security) and liaison with internal and external stakeholders.

Requirements KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE:
  • Lead overall implementation of programme and operational activities at the base in collaboration with coordination to effectively deliver high standards of programme interventions in line with donor requirements and Action Against Hunger country strategy.
  • Provide substantive analysis/advice of current programme interventions and identify opportunities and areas for improvements according to donor requirements.
  • Monitor the implementation and budget utilization of programme funds in line with donor requirements and Action Against Hunger financial procedures for effective programme delivery.
  • Advise management about opportunities, risks, technologies to improve operational design and effectiveness of programmes within the base.
  • Manage and supervise field based staff in collaboration with coordination office to build staff capacity, manage staff performance and monitor compliance to Action Against Hunger polices to effectively deliver programs and operational needs of the base.
  • Build and maintain relationships with donors, implementing partners, governments and other key stakeholders to create a network of collaboration to positively promote Action Against Hunger programmes in Uganda.
  • Represent Action Against Huger and participate in all sector and partnership engagements at the base for mutual programme collaboration and support.
  • Deliver consistent quality of programme services to beneficiaries and service providers across a range of interventions through demonstrated and highly visible programme activities.
  • Follow up and update coordination on the security situation of the base ensuring strong adherence to Action Against Hunger security policies and procedures.
DOES THIS DESCRIPTION FIT YOU?

You’re an experienced humanitarian professional

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in development studies, social science or any other field related to project management. A master’s degree or professional qualifications in project management is highly desirable
  • You have at least 5 years of senior management experience - including providing leadership to a cluster of programs (related to food security, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH).
  • You are experienced in leading programs which are implemented in highly insecure and fragile contexts.
  • You have a solid understanding of the project cycle (including ability to lead development of concept papers, project proposals/budgets, start-up of new projects, and monitoring and evaluation of ongoing projects.
  • You have Solid experience in financial management – including budgeting, cashflow analysis, analysis of financial reports, etc.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You are able to apply and enforce Action Against Hunger principles and humanitarian values in the field.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA-USA’s five core values

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity- we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity- we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.
  • Promote and uphold the PSEA policy and procedures.
Benefits

What we offer

Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: -

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities

About the Organization

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 1,500 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

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