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PROJECT COORDINATOR SUPPORT
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an International, independently funded, non-profit, humanitarian medical organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural and manmade disasters and to victims of armed conflict without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. MSFH is pleased to announce the following position based in Marib:
Name: PROJECT COORDINATOR SUPPORT
Report to: Project Coordinator
Report to functional: Project Coordinator
Provide support to the Project Coordinator in the security management and the coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relationship with local and national authorities, contributing to the context analysis and follow-up, providing translations and interpreting in order to ensure the smooth running of the project.
- Represent MSF externally together with the Project Coordinator (PC) or alone (when delegated) and negotiate on behalf of the project coordination in close cooperation with the PC and based on beforehand agreed messaging.
- Monitor, analyse and report on key issues (security, risk, etc.) to the Project Coordinator and provide contextual information, through a sound knowledge of counterparts, parties, actors, authorities and military groups, in different administrations/parties and governorates/districts in order to improve understanding and decision making processes.
- Participate in risk assessments and development of security plans.
- Maintain the security database and provide a biweekly context analysis based on recent incidents and developments.
- Assist the Project Coordinator in Internal and External Communication sessions and events about MSF (for National staff, the Ministry of Health staff, as well as local authorities, community leader, military actors, security forces) in order to improve awareness, understanding of MSF principles and services and public opinion adhesion. Write meeting minutes and contribute to the meeting logbook.
- File and update field contacts and correspondence (with other NGOs, UN agencies, local authorities, media, etc.) in order to ensure information sources accuracy and its availability on regular basis.
- Assist the Project Coordinator in the drafting of correspondences with authorities and counterparts (government officials, military actors, community leaders, UN agencies, NGOs, etc.) in order to ensure fluent and accurate communication flows.
- Ensure the continuity of relations/networking with local actors and keep updated the list of contacts.
- Organize advocacy contacts and appointments for the Project Coordinator with local authorities and partners to ensure the continuity of relations with local actors and involved counterparts.
- Prepare and conduct context, cultural and security briefings on the project context to new employees (national and international) in order to facilitate their integration and within the project environment.
- Ensure regular security briefings/trainings of assessment team, drivers, and guards in consultation with the Project Coordinator.
- Assist in safeguarding and promoting MSF’s image externally.
- Translate and review documents and act as an interpreter when needed.
- Assist in exploratory missions and assessments as needed.
- Be contactable by phone and available to assist the Project Coordinator with important context, security and operational issues that may occur outside of regular working hours unless otherwise agreed with the PC (e.g., holidays)
- The above-mentioned activities and responsibilities are not exhaustive, and staff may be assigned additional responsibilities or tasks as required.
- Staff are not allowed to chew QAT during working hours.
- Under no circumstances are firearms/weapons allowed in MSF vehicles or on MSF premises.
- University Diploma Level, preferably in the field of Social Sciences (Political Sciences, International Public Law, Anthropology, Economics, etc.)
- Desirable, university degree
- Essential: Experience in and exposure to working in a complicated political, security and humanitarian environment
- Essential: Experience in data collection, reporting and analysis.
- Desirable two years previous experience in similar jobs in the field of humanitarian aid with MSF, UN or other NGOs
- Desirable: Management experience
- Experience in security analysis, context analysis, movement planning, advocacy, liaison/networking, administration or any related area is an asset.
- Experience of working in Marib governorate is an asset.
- English and Arabic essential (high-level command oral and written)
- Essential computer literacy (word, excel, Internet/social media)
- Excellent understanding of MSF’s principles and values
- Knowledge of and interest in humanitarian issues
- In-depth contextual knowledge and analysis skills
- High level of knowledge of local culture and customs
- Commitment to MSF principles and values
- Flexibility and availability outside scheduled working hours
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills (diplomacy, patience, active listening skills)
- Politically aware, sensitive and willing to adapt to local sensitivities
- Problem-analysis/decision-making skills; analytic skills
- Tactful/diplomatic; flexible & creative during resource management
- Ability to cope with stress
- Ability to work well as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
- Ability and willingness to move between different project locations, to travel across frontlines, and to do assessments in new areas if requested
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