FIELD COORDINATOR (M/F) – (GEDAREF)- Solidarites International


Job Describtion

Job numberSRH04613
Domaine de competenceRegional Coordination / Head of Mission
Type de posteOverseas missions
Contract TypeShort term contract


Desired start date:


Duration of the mission:

12 months



Following fighting between the Tigrayan Forces (TPLF) and the Ethiopian Armed Forces (EAF), many Ethiopians fled the hostilities and sought refuge in eastern Sudan. Today there are more than 50,000 refugees, most of whom are in different locations: Tunaydbah, Um Rakuba, Village 8, Hamdayet and Babikri. All along 2021 SI was working mainly in Tunaydbah and launched wash activities in the new camp of Babikri in October – November.

In terms of wash in camps for 2022, HCR will fund SI in Babikri Camp (approx. 2500 individuals) and other donors are under identification (SHF, CIAA, ECHO) for Gedaref and West Darfour. Main activities implemented in Gedaref are: Latrines construction, supply water through water system, HP, solid waste management, wash in health (in 4 health centers: hardware and HP) and potentially Water trucking in case of needs (contingency funded by HCR).

Also, a WASH in Health program in consortium with PUI and funded by AICS (Italian Cooperation) was launched un July 2021 and will be over end of March 2022. As a continuation of this project, SI and PUI are in discussion with CIAA for a project of management and prevention of malnutrition in 2 of the 5 health centers supported under the AICS project (Village 8 and Basunda). In support of the screening and management activities (PUI), SI will offer food assistance to the treated households for 2 months, as well as complementary prevention activities and livelihoods support.


General objectives

Coordination and strategic orientation, relevance and operational quality / operations monitoring, security management, HR management, representation, internal/external communication.

Specific tasks and main challenges:

Although Sudan has been opening up more widely to International NGOs for the past two years, it is still governed by strict rules and INGOs’s access depends on Public Institutions (visa, authorization to work, to travel, to recruit national staff etc…). The HAC (Humanitarian Aid Commission) is an essential partner, the only entry point for INGOs to work in Sudan.

The recent coup of 2021 October 25th lead to a high level of uncertainty in terms of Governance as well as donor’s strategy (especially for long terms project). Military power remains contested by an important part of the population and regular demonstrations are organized, mainly in Khartoum.

Part of that, the security situation in Khartoum remains calm in areas not concerned by the demonstration. Internet / phone network can be cut during demonstration but alternative system of internet connection allow to keep a correct connection.

In Gedaref, the current specific situation at the border with Ethiopia needs to be carefully monitored. The Sudanese army has taken back its agricultural land from the area of al-Fashaga used by the Ethiopians (a disputed area for 20 years). On both sides, the militaries have strengthened their presence. Transportation to Gedaref is by the road, for a 7 hours journey.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Establish the contact with local authorities HAC, COR at Gedaref level
  • Lead the base opening in Gedaref including
  • Recruitment and establishing HR processes
  • Validating housing and office solutions
  • Determine security assessment and rules
  • Establish contacts and external representation
  • Supervize the establishment of all process
  • Security management and follow up in Darfur
  • Ensure that the WASH services are well targeted and qualitative
  • Maintain the coordination with all West Darfur actors
  • Ensure strong link with consortium partners


  • Good knowledge and comfortable in external coordination and representation with local authorities
  • Strong Security management
  • Good management skills
  • Good knowledge and comfortable with the usual institutional donors (ECHO, BHA, UN Agencies, CDCS)
  • Good project management skills


A salaried post:

According to experience, starting from 2 600 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs in the Guest House and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.


 During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with 850 USD allocated by SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL). To these break periods, one additional rest day per month worked are granted.

Social and medical cover:

Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered. 

NB:  The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension 

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