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Field Co-ordinator EL-WAK | ReliefWeb

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their wellbeing and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti and Ethiopia. AAH-I has over 30 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and postconflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalized communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

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Department: El Wak Programme

Reports to: Programs Officer

Supervises: Community Mobiliser and Security Officer

Liaises with: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist; Finance Officer

Duty Station: El Wak

Purpose for role

The Field Co-ordinator, El Wak is responsible for all field operations for the El Wak Project. S/he will provide leadership to the implementing Partners (NAPAD and WDC) through coordination of project activities; preparation of project reports and conducting monthly, mid-year reviews. S/he must ensure that all emerging issues from the field are given requisite attention and action before they escalate to the Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential

 A Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in a relevant field (e.g., Project Management, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Health Promotion/Education or Public Health)

 At least 5 years’ of project management experience 3 of which must be in middle management level/similar position

.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office packages including Microsoft Word and Excel.

 Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.

 Good spoken Somali and spoken and written English.

 A strong understanding of the socio-cultural and political context in El Wak and South Central Somalia.

 Able to operate effectively and to gain trust in politically sensitive environments

 Values diversity and contributes to an inclusive working environment where differences are acknowledged and respected

 Committed to AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values.

Desirable

 A Master’s Degree or Equivalent in a relevant field

 Experience in developing funding applications.

 Experience in documenting project impact stories

 Experience in use of Social Media to communicate project/programme work.

 Understanding of the humanitarian, Disaster Risk Reduction sector.

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