02 June, 2015

5613 Field Coordinator

Care International Vanuatu

Non Government Organization
Tanna, Tafea Province, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Contract - Full Time (to June 2016)
Due Date:


Job Description:

CARE has been working in Vanuatu since 2008 and has an established CARE Project Office (CARE International Vanuatu) in the capital of Port Vila with our projects implemented primarily in Tafea Province. The current project focus is on Resilience and Women’s Empowerment. As a member of the CARE Vanuatu team, the Field Coordinator will supervise the Tanna team in the planning and implementation of program activities. Current program focus is on disaster risk reduction and community based adaptation (to climate change). CARE is also planning further programming in the area of women’s empowerment. The Field Coordinator is required to have well developed management skills, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation knowledge, as well as a good understanding of project cycle management and gender.

  • Manage field officers to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of project field activities according to the activity plans and budgets
  • Ensure CARE’s Programming Principles, in particular gender and rights-based approaches, are applied into project implementation activities.
  • Provide trainings on DRR concepts, climate change, food security and gender
  • Coordinate with government officials and other stakeholders for shared activities in Tafea province
  • Strengthen relations with relevant Government authorities, other international organizations and non-government organizations working in the same geographic area
  • Ensure good communication, coordination and information sharing with and between all CARE key staff.
  • Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to ensure collection of relevant data and information needed to ensure the proper application of the monitoring system objectives.
  • Participate in the review of objectives, outcomes, indicators and budgets to ensure they are appropriate and realistic
  • Provide the CARE Program Manager with accurate and up-to-date advice on developments and challenges, and share any necessary recommendations for better action.
  • Ensure that regular report activities are submitted to the Program Manager.
  • Ensure an effective computerized and paper filing system according to the filing system procedures and undertake regular backup of all the files.
  • Provide quality support during donor monitoring and senior management visits as well as consultant/technical support visits to the field site as required.
  • Ensure that lessons learnt are being documented to maximize the impact of CARE’s current or future projects.
  • Ensure consistent application of, and compliance with, CARE Vanuatu safety and security policies and procedures
  • To perform any other task as required by the Program Manager 
Core Competencies
  • People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Has experience and ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.
  • Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making. 
      • University degree or diploma related to this position (development studies, humanitarian program management, natural sciences )
      • Minimum of 3 years working experience that includes field based community development activities, preferably for an international non-governmental organization (INGOs)
      • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and experience in capacity building and skills-transfer to local organizations.
      • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.
      • Well developed oral and written communication skills
      • A well developed understanding of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Vanuatu context
      • Representational skills including experience developing networks and relationships with government, civil society and other stakeholders
      • Proficient  IT skills in Word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook
      • A Vanuatu National


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      How To Apply:

      Please submit your application including an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to the following email addresses provided, or  hand delivered a hard copy at the CARE International Vanuatu Office located opposite Wharf Road roundabout towards N0.3 Area, Port Vila. All applications should be submitted no later than the 8th of June by COB-4.30pm.

      Contact Person:

      Trish McEwan


      (+678) 22951
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