Field based position in Goma, D.R. Congo, with trips to remote field sites where living and working conditions will likely be more basic.
Starting Date & Initial Contract Details
September 2023. Full time, 12 months.
Manage the Medair-led consortium, consisting of three INGO partners, including Medair. Overall responsibility for coordination, implementation, reporting, and operational oversight.
Emergency nutrition, health, WASH and food security projects targeting displaced, conflict- and drought-affected vulnerable populations in central and southern D.R. Congo.
Key Activity Areas
Partner Coordination and Communication
- Primary contact for consortium partners during the life of the grant period.
- Responsible for handling reporting of partners and Medair, ensuring overall quality of the consortium is being upheld.
- Flag issues to Country Director and consortium steering committee as required.
- Enable information sharing and partner communication in a spirit of collaboration.
- Build and foster healthy working relationships with consortium partner staff.
- Monitor progress of consortium towards achieving project targets, flagging any concerns to the consortium steering committee.
- Monitor consortium expenditure and forecasting, liaising with partners on under/over spend as required.
- Compile and synthesise reports from all consortium partners to produce timely and accurate donor reporting.
- Maintain link between partner finance departments and Medair finance.
- Ensure smooth, timely cash flow to consortium partners, ensuring partners understand cash request requirements.
- Ensure compliance requirements maintained within consortium, including audit notification and coordination.
- Flag issues where quality might not be maintained, and seek solutions for challenging issues.
- Support partners with advice in challenging liaison with authorities and help share lessons learned.
- Form working groups where lessons learned can be shared and experience learned from between partners.
Donor Relations and Representation
- Act as primary contact for BHA for consortium-related matters.
- Flag concerns from donor to County Director/ Head of Country Programmes/ Programme Funding Manager.
- Maintain Medair’s reputation throughout the grant.
- Help form follow on projects and partnerships.
- Ensure consortium partners are fully aware of agreed incident reporting requirements.
- Follow-up on any reports received and flag to County Director and Head of Country Programmes for donor reporting as required.
- Ensure that consortium partners have appropriate mechanisms in place for proper support, oversight and monitoring of activities.
- Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
- Fully contribute to the life of your team.
This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.
- University degree. Post-graduate degree in the humanitarian sector desirable.
- Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)
What is the ROC and why is it required?
- At least 2 years’ experience in grant oversight/management.
- Experience of working with BHA funded grants.
- Problem solving ability. Excellent communicator
- Thorough donor knowledge. Financial literacy. Writing and synthesising skills.
- Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
- Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.
- Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips.
- Advanced leadership and management skills.
- Committed to consultative and servant leadership.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Able to oversee multiple tasks, prioritising and delegating as required.
- Able to build trust and enforce procedures.
- Dynamic, mature. Self-motivated, energetic, hard-working, servant-hearted.
- Passionate about humanitarian partnerships.
- Team-player with good inter-personal skills.
- Positive communicator and ability to handle conflict.
All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.