Area Coordinator – American Refugee Committee (ARC) International

Job Title:   Area Coordinator
Organisation: American
Refugee Committee (ARC) International

Duty Station: Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda
About ARC:
The American
Refugee Committee (ARC) International is an International nonprofit,
nonsectarian organization that provides humanitarian assistance and training to
millions of beneficiaries around the world. The ARC seeks to promote peaceful
and safe communities where men and women have equal rights and communities can
access locally owned, high-quality services.
Job Summary: The Area
Coordinator manages American Refugee Committee’s response in the assigned Field
Site and is responsible for timely and high-quality program implementation and
support. The Area Coordinator provides supervision and leadership to both
program and operational (support service – HR, Finance, Operations) staff at
the field site, ensuring adherence to agreed work plans and reporting schedules
as well as full compliance to ARC’s policies in the areas of Finance, HR,
Logistics and Information Management as well as to donor regulations/polices. The
incumbent will also work closely with the Program, Finance, HR and Logistics
senior staff, technical staff as well as with donors and government in the
assigned area to ensure that programmatic and operational strategies are
coordinated and implemented in a timely manner at the field site.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Managing field sites offices, and capacity building;
Day to day administration
Oversee ARC’s country strategy implementation at
field level ;
Coordinate overall implementation of
projects/programs at field level;
Provide day to day supervision for the team at field
level, in coordination with programs, operations and technical unit;
Routinely facilitate the coordination system;
Coordinate with programs people as well HR , Finance , Operations people at the
field level and Kampala level for effective implementation of projects in a
timely manner.
Represent ARC and liaise with local and regional
government authorities, UN, NGOs and donors at field level;
The incumbent will be tasked with ensuring reports and
all communication is sent in time;
Routinely assess the humanitarian and security
situation in Nakivale & surrounding areas; Support implementation of
security protocols and monitoring of the security situation, in coordination
with the Security focal person.
Qualifications, Skills and
The Area Coordinator should preferably hold a BA in
development studies/Community Development or related field. A Masters in
Management will be an added advantage.
At least three years’ experience as Head of Office
with any International NGOs
A minimum of three years’ project management
Computer literacy skills
Excellent communication skills (English – both verbal
and written)
Willing to live in a remote area/village and do
considerable local traveling
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should send an application letter together
with curriculum vitae via email only to this address:
The Human
Resources Manager
Refugee Committee International
Kampala, Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 11th September,
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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