Field Coordinator - Goris
People In Need , Armenia

Experience
1 Year
Salary
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
No
Career Level
Telecommute
No
Qualification
High School or equivalent
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Sep 14, 2021
Last Date
Dec 14, 2021
Location(s)

Job Description

Position: Field Coordinator Child Friendly Spaces (CFS)

Locations: Goris

Starting date: October

Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension

About the company: People in Need (PIN) is the Czech Republic based NGO working in relief and development sectors. See more at www.peopleinneed.cz. Present in Armenia since 2003, PIN has been focusing on issues of illegal migration, repatriation assistance to returnees and prevention of child trafficking, and more recently, job creation and support to small businesses and tourism. In 2020 PIN launched an EU-funded program aiming to mitigate the adverse effects of COVID-19 and to contribute to the longer-term socio-economic resilience of vulnerable groups in Eastern Europe, including Armenia. PIN has activated an emergency response for Armenia in the early days of the conflict mobilizing its HQ surge team and releasing private funding to launch immediate relief interventions in Syunik, Ararat, Armavir and Tavush, focusing on distributing essential hygiene items including COVID-19 prevention items and messaging, launching a child-friendly space in Goris (Syunik region) as well as conducting a joint assessment Alliance2015 partner ACTED and REACH. PIN continues with the response and prepares for the scale up of the response. PIN has offices in Yerevan, Goris and Gyumri.

Reporting to the Program Manager based in Yerevan, the prime role of the Field Coordinator, Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) is the daily management and oversight of the continuing CFS program. S/he is required to regularly inform the PM about progress and changing conditions within the program and make recommendations for adjustments/improvements in order to meet established objectives within the approved budget. The Field Coordinator, CFS will work closely with support Departments (Finance/Mamp;E/Logs/HR) and other relevant PIN Managers and Coordinators. Under the direction of the Program Manager, The Field Coordinator, CFS will also be expected to provide ad hoc guidance to the Field Assistants in Goris should they have questions about the project components they are involved in (identification of beneficiaries/distribution of briquettes/winterization kits for houses/payment of utilities). The Field Coordinator, CFS represents PIN at the community level, in coordination with local stakeholders and other actors involved in the field activities.

Job responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the PM, plans and coordinates ongoing implementation of the CFS program.
  • Prepares CFS operation workplan and follows its implementation;
  • Continuously informs the PM on the progress of project implementation and makes recommendations for improvements;
  • Actively maintains effective relationship with various stakeholders in the field such as local administration officials; other stakeholders;
  • Cooperates with HQ (and other PIN missions) and considers other CFS activities to achieve maximum quality based on PIN established standards;
  • Maintain verified and up-to-date database of CFS beneficiaries (both kids and their parents) of all 7 CFSs based on developed criteria/data needs;
  • Supervises CFS facilitators and psychologist;
  • Develops weekly schedule of CFS operations jointly prepared with psychologist and facilitators ensuring quality, age-relevant activities;
  • Identifies the needs for CFSs (both for hard support and capacity building) and ensures its follow up in consultation with the PM;
  • Organizes regular meetings with parents, facilitators, local administration to discuss CFS operation challenges, successes and plan further improvement steps as requested;
  • Develops reports and updates on the program as required by the PM;
  • Identifies capacity building opportunities for facilitator, psychologist and parents and ensures it is recorded in the Work Plan;
  • Provides logistic support for CFS group leaders and the psychologist;
  • Ensures timely and effective implementation of project activities and ensures expenses are within the approved budget;
  • Conducts ad-hoc monitoring visits to CFS to check on the quality of sessions;
  • Prepares ad hoc reports and ensures all deliverables are completed within established timelines;
  • Ensures smooth information sharing within the CFSs and Yerevan office;
  • Under the direction of the PM, provide advice and guidance to the Goris Field Assistants regarding the project components that they are implementing (identification of beneficiaries/delivery of briquettes/winterization of houses/payment of utilities).


Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience


Skills:

  • Previous experience in community work and experience with children will be a definite asset.
  • Proven capacity to supervise staff and manage project implementation effectively.
  • Approachable, good listener, establishes and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, team members and external partners including at the community level.
  • Promotes a team approach to work.
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, respond quickly to requests.
  • Reliable and a self-starter who can work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Flexible and able to respond positively to changing needs.
  • Good verbal and writing skills in English is highly desirable

Benefits

What we offer:

  • Salary and benefits according to national PIN Armenia salary scale
  • Gaining work experience and knowledge of organization's processes in professional and flexible NGO, the largest in Central Europe
  • Becoming a part of international community
  • Participation in meaningful, sustainable development and humanitarian projects

Job Specification

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