Starting Date : September 2020
Location : Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Duration of Mission : 9 months
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. PUI teams are committed to support civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars or economic collapse, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The Association leads in average 200 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures; water, sanitation and hygiene, and economic recovery. PUI provides assistance to around 6 million people in 23 countries – in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
HUMANITARIAN SITUATION AND NEEDS
Afghan mission is the oldest PUI mission, with first medical intervention launched in 1979 just after the Soviet Invasion.
Since then, the country has mostly been in conflict, with national armed groups and international forces, causing mass casualties and massive movements of population, within or out of the country. In 2018, 372 000 people have been internally displaced (bringing the total number of displaced people to 2.6 million at the end of 2018). The same time, there has been an influx of more than 3.3mln Afghan returnees from Iran and Pakistan. This high number of returns is putting pressure on host communities that are already strained by the conflict.
The achievements realized by the international community following the post-2001 intervention are now jeopardized by the intensification of conflict and violence and fragile governance. Indeed, due to the increase of the attacks, casualties, displacements and consequently, of the acute needs, the United Nations reclassified Afghanistan conflict from a protracted one to an active one. Many armed groups (mainly Islamic State of Afghanistan) are threatening the Government of Afghanistan, struggling to impose its vision of development, despite continuous extended military, financial and political support, nationally and internationally.
Insecurity, economic concerns, governance issues and increased pressure on the delivery of services are pushing many Afghans to risk their lives fleeing to Europe, as they see no future in Afghanistan. Afghan refugees represent the third largest refugee group worldwide and the second largest contingent of asylum seekers to the EU.
In this scenario, with elevated pressure on aid actors, the capacity to deliver aid to the most in need in remote areas is jeopardized. Access on field remains one of the biggest challenges in Afghanistan, especially in some provinces, including Nangarhar and Kunar. The humanitarian crisis is looming as actors are overstretched and resources oriented to other crises. A high capacity to deliver aid is then required in such a complex environment where humanitarian needs are huge.
OUR ACTION IN THE FIELD
PUI strategy is to address the fundamental needs of the Afghan population in respect with all humanitarian principles. Indeed, neutrality and impartiality are key principles to respect in order to enable humanitarian access to the affected populations.
PUI has a strong health expertise in the country that can be used as an entry point to implement an integrated approach to support the population to regain their most basic needs and also to their self-sufficiency. Indeed, such problems as malnutrition and undernutrition request a multi sectoral and comprehensive response in order to decrease the prevalence of the phenomenon.
Since the beginning of 2013, PUI in Afghanistan started interventions on emergency preparedness and medical interventions for conflict-affected populations As Afghanistan became the world’s deadliest conflict in 2018 with 59% annual increase in terrorism-related deaths,, it is indeed crucial to have health staff prepared and equipped for mass casualties, and also to implement responses to population displacements.
Due to the violent recent history of the country and the constantly high number of security incidents in the country, PUI is developing an advocacy plan for development of Psychosocial First Aid (PFA) in the country in order to support the development of such activity countrywide. In order to better integrate its health activities, PUI also conduct WaSH activities in the health facilities.
The main programmatic objectives of the mission for 2019-2021 are:
PUI is planning to address the needs of conflict-affected IDPs and populations in general, drought-affected IDPs, to improve access and quality of health and nutrition services as well as to tackle the PSS needs of the humanitarian workers who are exposed to traumatic events in their daily work. A specific focus is given on women’s health and their access to quality health services.
As part of our actions in Afghanistan, we are looking for a Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs in Jalalabad
The Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs (DFCP) ensures the smooth and qualitative implementation of PUI’s programs in eastern provinces of Afghanistan (Nangarhar, Laghman, Nuristan and Kunar). S/he is also responsible for representation on technical topics in meetings with humanitarian stakeholders at local level and in charge of proper reporting to the donors supporting the programs.
TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIES
Under the supervision and line management of the Field Coordinator, DFCP is responsible at area level for the direct supervision of projects and project teams in charge of implementing the activities.
- Programs: S/he coordinates the project teams and ensures the operational and qualitative aspects of the programs are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control, synergy of the teams) according to the contractual documents and in line with PUI policies and procedures.
- Representation: S/he participates in the technical forums (i.e. sub-clusters) at local level and other multilateral and bilateral meetings. S/he actively engages in building relationships with partners, stakeholders and other actors if relevant to the matter of programs implementation.
- Human Resources: S/he is the direct line manager of the project and sector managers in eastern provinces and will ensure that appropriate support and capacity building is brought to all senior managers of the programs.
- Logistics and Administration: S/he oversees the logistic and administrative duties of the projects with the support of the Logistic and Admin Departments.
- Strategy: S/he ensures the programs developed are in line with PUI mandate and strategy, and will propose new interventions according to the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the region and based on accurate needs assessments at field level. S/he remains up to date with humanitarian context dynamics at all times and recommends actions to be taken in order to address emerging needs.
- Security and Safety: S/he remains attentive to compliance of the teams with the security and safety protocols in the implementation of the programs, and informs the direct manager in case the gaps are observed in understanding or implementation of those procedures and rules.
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Expériences / Formation
- Bachelor’s or Master degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences.
- Experience managing multi-sectorial projects.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the areas of program development, project management, donor reporting and grant compliance;
- Past track record in team management.
- At least 1 year experience as a humanitarian project manager
- Strong Knowledge of M&E methodology and cycle;
- Good training skills
- Excellent planning and anticipation skills
- Strong computer skills essential, including ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel, database management software, statistical packages, GIS.
Required Personal Characteristics:
- A strong commitment to humanitarian principles and the will to make sure beneficiaries’ needs are covered as best as the resources available allow.
- Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team;
- Ability to respect security rules
- Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of national staff and developing second layer of leadership;
- Problem solving and leadership skills and ability to organize and manage priorities
- Proven management ability and inter-personal skills – team player;
- Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload;
- Proven capacity for analyzing and synthesizing comprehensive information and technical data;
- Ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure;
- Ability to guarantee effective and timely outputs;
- Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization;
- General ability to resist stress;
- Important organization and rigor skills.
- Ability to work in stressful situations.
Langues:Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English.
- Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 9 months
- Starting date: September 2020
- Monthly Gross Income: from 1 980 up to 2 310 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
- Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
- Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
- Housing in collective accommodation
- Daily living Expenses « Per diem »
- Break Policy: Break every 2 months + break allowance
- Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
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