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National Field Coordinator
|Location :||El Geneina, SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||18-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-A|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year with possibility of extension|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNOCHA is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNOCHA does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
OCHA Sudan addresses and facilitates issues relating to coordination, communications, and humanitarian financing, and serves the entire humanitarian community. In doing this, OCHA works with the Sudanese Government's Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and other government counterparts. OCHA provides support to the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Sudan. Working with the entire humanitarian community, OCHA looks to foster a conducive operating environment that facilitates the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance (both material assistance and protection assistance). Crucially, OCHA promotes compliance with humanitarian principles in the humanitarian response. This is an essential element of effective humanitarian coordination and is central to establishing and maintaining access to affected populations, particularly in conflict-affected areas of Sudan.
Impact of Results:
Assist the HAO in identifying significant humanitarian issues and problems to be addressed in the assigned region/state. Develop well-reasoned, innovative suggestions and approaches to problem resolution. Assist the HAO to manage projects and work teams, ensuring timely delivery of outputs. Help meet organizational objectives and provide sound inputs and advice with respect to coordination of humanitarian/emergency action.
Provide effective guidance on cultural and political issues intrinsic to the assigned state/region. Timely deliver assigned outputs, develop partnerships and effectively interact with colleagues internally and externally.
Duties and Responsibilities
The National Field Coordinator is a core position in the Full-fledged National Area Coordination in OCHA supervised by the Team Leader (Head of Sub-Office). The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the project activities in the region. The position is opened to only Sudanese nationals.
Under the immediate supervision of the International Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO) and under the overall supervision & direction of Head of Field Coordination Section Khartoum, the incumbent is expected to perform the following tasks:
Summary of key functions:
2- Information Management / Advocacy
Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them
Ability to persuade others to follow.
Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others.
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others.
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.
Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions
Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Judgment and Decision-making:
Planning and Organizing:
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required. Candidates will be tested on their linguistic ability and regional and cultural knowledge.