International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location: Indonesia (Calang)
Closing date: 20 Jul 2007
Following the tsunami disaster on December 26, 2004, IRC deployed a robust Emergency Response in the province of Aceh, Indonesia. IRC emergency teams provided water & sanitation, primary health care, emergency supplies and materials, and emergency child protection interventions.
In late 2006 program activities were redirected to focus on Community Driven Regeneration, allowing communities to lead their recovery process, as well as Supporting Local Institutions & Organizations which assists in the recovery and development of government agencies, institutions and civil society. IRC is utilizing community grants and grants to local partner agencies to assist the recovery process while simultaneously increasing the involvement and skills of the local entities. Technical assistance focuses on environmental health, education-teacher development, RH and GBV and children’s and women’s rights. IRC has funding from a variety of US and European public and private donors, and is pursuing new international and local sources. Assessments are underway to expand activities into former conflict areas to support the equitable distribution of assistance and reintegration processes. Working in Banda Aceh and long the west coast IRC has at the moment five offices, approximately 150 national staff and 10 expatriates.
The Field Coordinator has final responsibility for coordinating the implementation of IRC’s programs in Aceh Jaya. He/she supports the Deputy Field Coordinator for Calang in overseeing and developing IRC programs in the area of operation in accordance with the IRC strategy, policies and procedures. He oversee the work of the Office Manger in Calang and supports him when needed.
Essential Job Functions
Coordination of Program Implementation
– Represent IRC with local government and donor officials and ensure IRC coordinates with relevant NGO’s, international and government agencies in Calang.
– Support the Calang Office Manager to ensure all field office activities are carried out in accordance with IRC HR, Admin, Logistics and Finance polices and procedures
– Act as security focal point for the field office maintain the security plan and establish/maintain links with other agencies related to monitoring and preparedness
– Support the Deputy-FC with program monitoring, and evaluation, with regular visits to communities, project locations and discussion with local stakeholders as needed.
– Liaise with Technical Advisors on issues or bottlenecks regarding program quality, timeliness or recommended changes in plans/activities.
– Ensure monthly program reports are submitted to Grants and Information Manager for inclusion in the monthly report to HQ.
– Promote a positive working environment and work with staff to develop training and skills development opportunities
– Ensure IRC national staff policies are consistently and equitably applied
– Prepare performance evaluations in a timely manner
– Provide on site training and mentoring of program and support staff
– Provide guidance and training to the Deputy Field Coordinator as needed.
Job Requirements/Experience Required:
– Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in a related field a plus;
– Minimum 5 years experience in emergency and development programs, with at least 2 years in a management position;
– Strong background in team/program management and experience with coordination both within the team as well as between organizations;
– Excellent personal interaction and communication skills;
– Experience training and developing staff; good team-building skills.
– Experience in proposal development and donor reporting for USG and/or European agencies a plus;
– Fluency in spoken and written English; Bahasa Indonesia language skills a plus;
– Ability to work with culturally diverse national and international staff;
– Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural work environment;
– Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel and e-mail)
This is a long term unaccompanied position.
Reference Code: RW_72FL5G-19