Field Coordination Officer – UNV


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations Volunteers
Host EntityUNICEF
Duty StationKhartoum (SDN)
Language SkillsEnglish, Arabic
Start DateImmediate
Duration12 months with possibility of extension
Application Deadline17/01/2021

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Field Operations, the UNV will provide support on a range of programme and coordination issues, both in the field and at country office level. Her/his tasks will include but will not be limited to the following:

Contributes towards the preparation of the field Situation Analysis by compiling data, analysing and evaluating information.

Organise, coordinate and document all meetings; specifically, responsible for organising.

bimonthly Programme Information Meetings with FOs and sections. Manage related action.

point matrix, ensure circulation, monitoring and follow up with relevant persons to insure completion of identified issues.

 Liaise with Chiefs of Field Offices (CFO) on programme management, implementation and operational matters to identify potential gaps in staffing/operations/programmes and provide additional support where necessary. 

Monitor information received from FOs on local emergency and security situation to inform relevant persons and follow up with sections to ensure response.

 Participates in intersectoral collaboration. Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate project development.

Undertakes field visits to monitor projects, as well as conducts periodic project reviews with

field offices, counterparts and other partners. Proposes and/or undertakes action on

operational procedures affecting project management and implementation. Provides technical advice and assistance to field offices.

Together with Chief of Field Operations, Sections and Field Office staff, identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, project sustainability, as well as promotion and advocacy of field office staff.

 Coordinates with the Chief Field Operations on issues related to supply and non-supply assistance and activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability.

Monitor access issues at a field level and work in partnership with External Relations Officer to conduct analysis of access for goods and persons on a monthly bases. Submit monthly reports to OCHA and attend relevant working group meetings when necessary.

Supports the preparation of status reports required for management from Field Operations, Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside.

dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the job training;

Any other work-related duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);

Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.

Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;

Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;

Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education – Additional Comments:

Bachelor Degree in one of the following: Social sciences, public administration, law, public health and nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines.

Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

2 years of relevant professional work at the national and/or international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation or administration.

Training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

Area of expertise: Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme/project administration.

Area of expertise details:

Development programme management

Monitoring and evaluation

Development programme/project administration

Driving license: No

Competencies values:

Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams.

Application procedure:

Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First register your profile at
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First update your profile at
Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which
you would like to apply.
Application deadline: 17 January 2020.

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