Location : Colombia based in Arauca
Starting Date : As Soon As Possible
Duration of Mission : Until March 31st 2021 (renewable upon performance and funding)
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization.
Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, 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 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention : food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery.
PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Humanitarian situation and needs
The PUI Colombia Mission has been officially in operation since January 2019, in a consortium with Solidarités International, with a focus on meeting urgent needs of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, as well as vulnerable Colombians.
This is planned to be achieve through a multi-sectoral, integrated program focusing on health, shelter, protection, food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene, within programs located in North Santander, Santander and Arauca.
In Arauca, PUI Colombia operate various Primary Healthcare Clinics, which includes a package of general medicine consultations, basic rapid testing, emergency and secondary care referrals, support to cases of sexual and gender-based violence, social support, and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), and health and hygiene awareness.
Also, the program includes activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including provision of specialized technical guidance / support to local public hospitals, modified provision of essential healthcare to target populations to reduce emergency overload of local health structures, public communication relating to Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and public health, and MHPSS support relating to COVID-19.
As part of our activities in the Venezuelan Crisis in Colombia, we are looking for a Field Coordinator in Arauca
The Field Coordinator is responsible for the proper functioning of the base, and the proper implementation of programs developed on that base.
Tasks and Responsabilities
Safety and security : In collaboration with the Head of Mission, with the support of the logistic coordinator, he / she is responsible for the safety and security of the base.
Program : He / She is accountable for an adequate definition and efficient implementation of the projects. S / he ensures the coordination between the support team (Admin and Log), and Head of Mission in order to timely and qualitatively guarantee that the objectives and results of all projects are reached.
He / She preventively identifies issues, gaps and delays that may impede the correct implementation of the projects and proposes mitigation plan to the HoM.
Human Resources : He / She supervises all the teams at the base, composed of national and international staff and participates to recruitment, briefing and follow up.
Logistical, administrative and financial support : He / She oversees the logistical, administrative and financial components of the base for the purpose of program implementation, and ensures compliance with the relevant procedures, with substantive support from the Logistics and Administrative / Fin Coordinators based in the capital and of their counterparts at base level.
Representation : In the area of responsibility and by delegation of the HoM, He / She represents PUI with the stakeholders (such as donors, authorities, International / Local NGOs, Clusters).
Coordination : He / She centralizes and disseminates information from / to the site, and consolidates the internal and external reporting activities implemented in his / her field of operations before submitting them to the Head of Mission and relevant Coordinators.
Assessment / Strategy : He / She participates in strategy development and proposes new interventions in function of needs identified in his / her field of operations.
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Training and Experiences
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Languages : Spanish and English are mandatory. French in an asset.