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Fondation Terre des Hommes is seeking to recruit a Field Coordinator – Mvolo, Soudan du Sud

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FonctionsAutre, Coordination, Gestion de projet
ActivitésAutre, Economie, Finance, Administration
PaysAfrique, Soudan du Sud


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We are looking for our delegation in South Sudan for a

Field Coordinator

Position Start Date: 3rd of September 2018

Duration: 12 months, more if funding available

Location: Mvolo – South Sudan

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled


Contractual conditions:

Expatriate contract under Swiss regulations 3’400 CHF (~2’950 €) 4’750 CHF (~4’100 €) net /month according to experience x 13 times, Vacancy: 25 days annual leaves local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.



Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief organization, based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Every year our projects support more than 3 million children and their families in over 35 countries. We are part of the Terre des hommes International Federation (TDHIF), with 9 other sister organizations in Switzerland, Europe and Canada. Tdh has been working in South Sudan since the beginning of 2013. On May 2018, Tdh and Solidarites International (SI) conducted a joint assessment in the Mvolo County of Western Equatoria which covered Food Security, WaSH, Education and Protection issues. Based on the priority needs which were identified, a first WaSH / Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) intervention will be launched early September for a 12 month–period. WaSH activities (Hygiene Promotion) will be implemented by SI whereas Tdh will be in charge of the FSL component (distribution of agricultural and fishing inputs, technical training to seed recipients, small livestock restocking). One operational base will be set up and managed by Tdh in Mvolo, which will also host the SI team.
A new assessment will be conducted shortly in Mvolo schools to work on (WaSH) infrastructure rehabilitation, hygiene promotion, school feeding and Child Protection.


Main responsibilities:

The Field Coordinator reports to the Country Representative and is in charge of representing Tdh and of supervising the implementation of Tdh projects in the geographical zone. S/he is responsible for staff management, finance and logistics, supervision of the implementation of activities, programme development, reporting and security. S/he manages the Mvolo base, ensures that Tdh Risk policies are enforced and coordinates with the SI team regarding security and programmatic issues.


Function details:

Programme Strategy and planning

  • Participates in the design/review of the strategy and objectives for Tdh in South Sudan.
  • Manages, supervises and coordinates all the activities related to the implementation of Terre des hommes’s projects in Mvolo area according to the proposal guidelines and indicators, budget and work plans and in line with Tdh and donor’s standards.
  • Facilitates coordination among key staff members of Programmes, Administration and Logistic teams in Mvolo and participates to internal coordination in Juba, addressing operational highlights.
  • Supports programme managers in desining and implementing a monitoring and evaluation system to evaluate programme results and makes recommendations for future programme directions.
  • Ensures follow up on technical recommendations
  • Facilitates the external evaluation as required by management and integrates recommendations in work plans.


General Administration and Logistics for Mvolo Base

  • Is responsible for the overall financial management of the base and provides administrative, financial and logistics follow-up for Mvolo base, to ensure procedures are in line with Tdh and donor’s
  • Ensures a tight follow up of all budgets including donors contracts and takes necessary actions in case of over/under expenditure.

Human resources management

  • Leads and manages programming staff, encouraging effective team work and providing supervision and guidance, especially on issues related to cross-sectoral collaboration and harmonizing approaches.
  • Assists the managers in staff resource planning: job descriptions, recruitment, induction, training for all staff as appropriate and and to encourage and empower national staff.
  • Ensures regular performance appraisals and encourages the personal development plans and the identification of training needs, as well as disciplinary and grievance procedures and exit interviews, as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with law requirements in respect to employment conditions and related matters, and with Tdh staff regulation (leave and R&R planning for expatriates working in Mvolo and implement annual plan of staff leave days).



  • Ensures respect of Terre des hommes security procedures by all the staff in Mvolo.
  • Receives primary indications from a variety of sources (coordination office, inter-agency coordination, INGOs, staff, beneficiaries, etc.) and share relevant information with the rest of the team.
  • In Mvolo,(s)he leads the design and update of 1. Security plan documents, 2. Reporting of staff lists for UN evacuation plan, and 3. Existence and correct update of emergency kits.
  • Makes recommendations to the Country Representative regarding security issues, including enacting hibernation and/or evacuation plans.


  • Represents the organisation in the area of intervention, particularly to the local authorities, official agencies, other non-governmental agencies, partners and the community.
  • Ensures that all formalities required by local authorities and other official agencies are properly prepared and punctually presented, including the sharing of information and reporting.
  • Actively participates in meetings and fora organised by the GO/NGO/UN sectors as relevant to Terre des hommes work in the area.
  • Liaises strategically with Government representatives as well as with potential in country donors including SDC as a bilateral donor.
  • Acts as the local Tdh focal point for monitoring visits and local queries posed by donors.


  • Develop and maintain sound relations with potential donors (institutional, local, etc).
  • Identifies new funding sources.
  • Initiates and leads the development of new project proposals.
  • Secures new contracts.



  • Provides the Country representative with quality monthly activity reports and annual reports in line with project objectives and indicators.
  • Provides the Coordination office with quality project reports as per contract.

Corporate Policies, Management Systems and Procedures

  • Commits to respect and ensure the best implementation of the Child Protection Policy in Mvolo and to inform the Country Representative and/or the Desk Officer and to deal with any case of any allegations or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Child Protection Policy.
  • Contributes towards promoting and adhering to Terre des hommes’ Charter, Code of Conduct and Operating Principles.

Line Management

  • Is under the direct supervision of the Country representative and collabore with him/her and coordinators regarding programme, security and administrative matters.
  • Supervises the Project technical staff, Administrator, Logistician and additional resources as posted in Mvolo.


This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC) and Management and Strategic Competencies (MSC). In particular:

  • Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency settings
  • Security management in insecure & remote environments
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position/high management position in the field
  • Significant knowledge and experience in logistics, admin and finance
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian response work
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Excellent writing, reporting and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an inter cultural environment
  • Flexibility
  • Responsive, motivated, good communicator
  • Ability to work under pressure


Child Safeguarding Policy:

  • Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children
  • Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse
  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others
  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?



We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.

Your application must include a complete CV and a covering letter. Additional documents such as diplomas and work certificates will only be required in case of an interview.

If you are not shortlisted, your file will be destroyed by us, according to the rules on data protection.

If you face difficulties in applying online, please contact our HR department: [email protected]

Terre des hommes provides equal working conditions for men and women. Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment for child security and protection.


Please postulate on our website:

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