VENEZUELA – FIELD COORDINATOR (H/F) – TÁCHIRA & APURE

Solidarités International

Desired start date: 01/04/2024
Duration of the mission: 2 months
Location: Táchira, Venezuela

ABOUT US

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.

ABOUT THE MISSION

Present and operational in Venezuela since the end of 2019, Solidarites International initially started working in Caracas, but later launched water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) activities in the city of Barquisimeto, Lara state. We expanded then interventions to the states of Falcón and Sucre. In 2021, Food Security and Livelihoods activities started also in Barquisimeto. Since then, operations grew steadily in the states of Falcón and Sucre. Although projects today are focused on WaSH, we are progressively developing protection and health components and planning to extend in new intervention areas such as Bolivar, Tucupita, Tachira and Apure.

ABOUT THE JOB

General objective:

The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Head of Mission for a region of a country in which Solidarités International intervenes.

He/she proposes a regional strategy 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.

He/she is the Head of Mission’s direct contact and representative.

  • Coordination and strategic orientation:

    • Within his/her intervention zone, monitor and analyse the humanitarian, political, cultural, social and economic context.
    • Within his/her intervention zone, propose and develop an operational strategy in line with the association’s policies and the population’s needs.
    • Within his/her intervention zone, propose new operational directions according to how the context develops
  • Internal and external communication:

    • Ensure that documents produced in his/her intervention zone meet deadlines and quality standards
    • Ensure that all internal reporting respects the standard formats and procedures
    • Organise regular coordination meetings
    • Ensure that key operational information circulates properly, in his/her intervention zone and between the bases and the country coordination
  • Representation:

    • Be the official representative of Solidarités International in his/her intervention zone for aid workers, administrative, political and local authorities, civil society and the media
    • Be an active participant in humanitarian forums and relevant coordination meetings

The main challenges:

  • Represent the organization and act as liaison with the MoM partner;
  • Represent the organization and act as liaison with local and regional authorities.
  • Launch the launch of programmed activities
  • Ensure the launching of logistical processes

YOUR PROFILE

Education / academic background

Graduate degree and/or post-graduate degree in Public Health, Water Engineering, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related career; or equivalent field experience in humanitarian

Specific skills and experience:

  • 3-4 years experience in the humanitarian sector
  • 3-4 years on a similar position
  • Project management
  • Data analysis
  • Technical writing
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership

Language:

  • Spanish (essential)
  • English
  • French

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 2860 gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

LIVING CONDITIONS:

  • Individual, comfortable room in the guesthouse, with electricity 24/7.
  • Internet and Phone network available
  • Restaurants and international food are available

Living conditions in Táchira are very good with an easy access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes…

The security context is complex in Venezuela but is overall considered as calm with, however, criminal risks in specific areas. The authorities have a strong presence throughout the country and are very wary about international organizations. It is important to remain calm and to ensure good communication. The context of living in San Cristobal and San Fernando is good. It will be necessary to remain vigilant to the good respect of security rules especially while travelling to remote areas and/or specific areas of thats zones.
Nonetheless, within the limitation of the safety minimum requirements, one can easily enjoy living in San Cristobal, week-ends and/or vacations in other areas including specific mountain cities like Mérida. There is a vibrant expatriate community in the zone.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl: www.solidarites.org

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

How to apply

https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXNzaXN0LnJlY3J1dC43MDA0NC4zODMwQHNvbGlkYXJpdGVzaW50ZXJuYXRpb25hbC5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


Deadline: 20-Mar-24