Field coordinator

By Solidarites International (SI)

East Africa
  • Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Exp Level
    Senior Level
  • Experience Year
  • Salary Offer
  • Closing Date
    Jun 27, 2024

Job Description

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI's interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers - intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.


SI is currently expanding its presence in East Africa and is looking for Field Coordinators to developp activities in new areas.

The team will be composed of an Head of Programs  and Head of support Services,  FCs will be deployed in the intervention areas, field teals are under design. The mission is in the opening phase and the organization chart is evolving.



The Field Coordinator is the representative of the organization at field level. He/she proposes a strategy for his/her area, according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated. He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures. He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly and supervises resource management. He/she coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone.



  • Representation and Internal / external communication 
  • Security Management 
  • Resource management



  • Ensure the Kick off / launching of new projects (ECHO and CDCS) at field Level
  • Coordinate, participate to the recruitment, Induction and trainning  / building up of the Base team
  • Ensure the representation, Coordination with partner and local autorities at field level
  • Participate to new assessment, development of new proposal 


Education / academic background:

Master Degree in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, management or other related discipline.

Specific skills and experience:

  • Experience of base opening
  • Experience working in contries with strong administrative regulations and in coordination with local authorities
  • Strong knowledge of principled-based and experience of diplomatic approaches
  • Good reporting and writing skills.
  • Previous experience and achievements in working in consortium and strong partnerships with NGOs locals and internationals (MoUs, negotiations, governance…)
  • Proven ability to deal with local authorities and Local partners
  • Experience in SI sectors of expertise (WASH, FSL, Shelter)
  • Proven management ability, including ability to motivate and develop skills of team’s members.
  • Excellent communication, networking skills, organizational and prioritization skills, ability to multi-task
  • Capacity to adapt and show organizational flexibility
  • Cross cultural sensitivity and great team player
  • Proven ability to develop adapted humanitarian vision and strategy
  • Capacity to engage and manage technical staff and curiosity towards their expertise
  • Experience working with SI (or a similar organization) is an asset
  • Prior experience in East Africa would be considered as an asset


English compulsory, knowledge of a local language would be an asset.

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