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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Solidarites International Field Coordinators Jobs in Dadaab, Kenya and Adado (Caadado), Central Somalia

Position: Field Coordinators


1. Dadaab, Kenya with regular trips to South Somalia

2. Adado (Caadado), Central Somalia

Solidarités International is an international humanitarian aid organization providing assistance to populations in needs and victims of conflict or natural disasters.

For 30 years, Solidarités International has concentrated its action on meeting three vital needs: water, food and shelter. By carrying out emergency programs, Solidarités International has acquired experience and expertise in the fields of water and sanitation and food security. In the Horn of Africa, Solidarités International is currently implementing food security and water and sanitation projects in Kenya and Somalia.

Position description:
  • Provides overall management of the implemented by Solidarites International activities in the specific field site, including overall supervision of staff and implemented programs and financial management of project and base funds.
  • Responsible for the security and safety of staff and programs, including regular monitoring of the context, coordination with external parties and preparation of updates and reports.
  • Responsible for preparation of reports and proposals to donors as per set deadlines.
  • Conducts various activities linked with fundraising and expansion of activities.
  • Ensures regular and timely reporting as per deadlines on all activities carried out of the base, and regular reporting on program progress and achievements.
  • Maintains regular coordination and communication with all players in the areas, including local authorities and other agencies in order to ensure coordination of activities, avoid overlap and ensure support for Solidarites work.
  • Maintain regular coordination with Solidarites management team.
  • Represents the organization to third parties as required.
Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree (or Bachelor degree with equivalent years of work experience) in International Relations, Social Science, Business Administration, Agriculture, and Engineering or related. Training or specialization in a technical field (Project management, Watsan, Agriculture) an advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years increasingly responsible working experience in Project Management and in the NGOs sector
  • Proven managerial record and experience in managing large staff and programs
  • At least 1 year of field experience with an NGOs operating in Somalia
  • Previous experience in working in insecure environment and Security management
  • Previous experience in remote management of projects an advantage
  • Advanced proposal and report drafting skills required (writing sample may be required). Experience in fundraising an asset.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Well organized and able to prioritize under stressful situations and tight deadlines
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks with minimal support
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills. Somali language proficiency an asset.
  • Excellent command of MS Office and other computer programs
  • Excellent communication, coordination and negotiation skills, team player and self starter
Person Specification:
  • Mature personality with proven analytical thinking, decision making and conflict resolution capacity.
  • Excellent English language writing capacities.
  • Ability to cope with high stress levels.
  • Flexible and willing to perform tasks outside of core duties.
  • Ability to respect and abide rules and regulations.
  • Ability to react with maturity and adapt to fast changing context.
  • Demonstrated interest in geopolitics.
  • Highly qualified Somali nationals are encouraged to apply for the Adaado position.
How to apply:

Kindly send your cover letter, CV and contact details for 3 referees to the following email address: by closing date, 8th October 2010.

Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for in the title of your email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Solidarites is an equal opportunity employer

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