Joint Aid Management: Field Coordinator

Joint Aid Management (JAM)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 25 June, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a South African founded humanitarian nonprofit organisation that works to empower Africans to create better lives for themselves.

JAM seeks to appoint a Field Coordinator, based in South Sudan.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide the necessary strategic community leadership and management support to JAM SS through coordination, integration and overseeing implementation of efficient and effective area projects / programmes and support services / field activities in South Sudan;
  • Link to build and strengthen relationships in the field with communities, local leaders, GoSS, NGOs and other partners;
  • Build relationships and linkages with local authorities and communities in the areas JAM SS is operating and other prospective areas in Lake State;
  • Build relations with other NGOs that are working in and around Lake State JAM SS is operating;
  • Strengthen / build relationships with NGOs;
  • Provide leadership to JAM Mingkaman and Kalthok team, build and maintain team spirit;
  • Participate in community, GoSS and NGO meetings and give JAM SS programme updates if and when necessary;
  • Arrange meetings for JAM SS teams with stakeholders (communities, local authority, GoSS and NGOs) and collaboration with JAM SS, Area Manager, programme sector specialists and support services - coordinate JAM SS activities at all levels in the area;
  • Give support to sector specialist by ensuring that all logistic arrangements are in place for field activities;
  • Oversee and coordinate warehouse and transport management in the field;
  • Ensure that staff visiting the field are accommodated;
  • Host visitors from other JAM HQ, partners and donors;
  • Additional responsibilities:
    • Operational supervision and coordination of activities’ implementation;
    • Security management;
    • Internal and donor reporting;
    • Representation of JAM in the field with all relevant stakeholders.

Requirements:

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills (Arabic advantage);
  • Demonstrate leadership, coaching, mentoring, and team building skills;
  • Strong people management skills;
  • Strong problem identification, analytical and solving skills;
  • At least ten years’ experience in humanitarian related work especially in Africa;
  • Practical management experience preferably in relief or development work with rural communities;
  • Experience of working through systems of community participation and good analytical skills;
  • Prioritisation skills and the ability to follow procedures are necessary;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a cross-cultural environment is critical;
  • Sensitivity to staff from different educational and national backgrounds and ability to advise and mentor staff and partner organisations is required;
  • Experience working with donors is required;
  • Ability to live and work in remote areas and travel extensively, work in difficult situations.

Salary: To be advised

To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to recruitment.sa@jamint.com.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

For more about Joint Aid Management, refer to www2.jamint.com.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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