Field Coordinator Assistant at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs:  water, food and shelter.SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Field Coordinator AssistantLocation: Dikwa, BornoBeginning of contract: ASAPContract duration: 6 months (with possibility of extension) Probation period: 2 monthsDelocalized status and related benefits: Applicable Goal / PurposeThe Field Coordinator Assistant assists the Field Coordinator in his/her representation, program coordination, strategy preparation and programming for Solidarités International in his/her intervention zone, coordination with other humanitarian participants, team management and security and humanitarian monitoring.These tasks entail strict confidentiality on the part of the Assistant Field Coordinator. It is strictly prohibited for the Field Coordinator Assistant to disclose information concerning Solidarités International and its activities without prior authorization from the Field Coordinator.In addition, the Field Coordinator Assistant participates in the specification of security measures to be undertaken at the base level in collaboration with the Field Coordinator, as well as their post-validation circulation.List of Main TasksSecurity:Collect information within the Field Coordinator’s domain of responsibility by attending security briefings with – or in place of - the Field CoordinatorCarry out security checks for the clearance of team departures out into the fieldAnalyze information and inform the Field CoordinatorMake the weekly security pack and send it to the Field CoordinatorEstablish informal ties and a network of contacts enabling the collection and verification of diverse informationMaintain an updated list of security contacts in the zoneCoordinate the weekly security briefingRun the contextual and security briefing for new expatriates, in conjunction with the Field CoordinatorRepresentation:Under delegation of the Field Coordinator, represent Solidarités International during humanitarian and security coordination meetingsEstablish or reinforce relations with authorities under the delegation of the Field Coordinator;Meet with representatives from various authorities as often as needed to obtain documents or resolve related issues.Ensure that Solidarités International’s message is conveyed during meetings in accordance with its mandate and programsRegularly visit Solidarités International’s intervention sitesHumanitarian monitoring:Communicate between the local and/or international NGOs in accordance with the partitioning of contacts decided with the Field CoordinatorUnder delegation of the Field Coordinator, attend meetings under his/her direct responsibilityParticipate in the drafting of Solidarités International’s intervention strategy in the zone (especially via annual programming) and suggest program orientations in liaison with the Field Coordinator and the base other departments. To this end, the Field Coordinator Assistant is responsible, under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, for humanitarian monitoring in his/her intervention zone so as to anticipate as early as possible the pertinent needs to be addressed within Solidarités International’s mandate.Monitor the activities in the programs implemented in his/her intervention zone by comparing the evaluation, intervention and monitoring reports.Coordination:Draft minutes for the Field Coordinator for each meeting he/she attendsDraft the weekly situation report for the context/security sectionCompile the weekly situation report and send it each Monday afternoon to the Field CoordinatorIn the absence of the Field Coordinator, coordinate the weekly base meetingDraft the minutes for base meetingsPresent the security context at the beginning of all weekly base meetings 

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