‘‘A dedicated coordinator with excellent experience providing effective and efficient operational support in emergency responses”
War Child is providing emergency support to children affected by the war in Ukraine. War Child’s Humanitarian Response (aka as ‘Fast Aid’) is an initiative that aims to reach more children quickly in ‘real’ time humanitarian settings, when their lives are torn apart and when they need our support most. Working through partnerships, innovation and technology, Fast Aid is a catalyst to transform War Child’s collective capability to be a quick, effective and principled humanitarian agency.
You are a dedicated coordinator with excellent experience providing effective and efficient operational support in emergency responses, with a focus on logistics and procurement.
You will be responsible for supporting the overall operational management of the War Child Ukraine Emergency Response, including supporting on partners financial supporting documents, logistics & procurement, administration, and ICT.
You will lead the operations support of the Ukraine Emergency Response and report to the Global Humanitarian Coordinator. The OSC proactively contributes towards strategy development and management-level problem-solving; plays a central role in maintaining positive relationships with partners; and is committed to ensuring positive and productive working relationships across all departments who are involved in the response.
Internal Financial Management and Risk Management
- Support the Global finance team in maintaining efficient financial control (of partner instalments, local payment, etc.), accountability standards, procedures and records.
- Ensure partner’s financial management policies and guidelines are developed and adhered to, within the framework of remote programme management and implementation within WCH.
- Do the induction for the partners on their budget, financial report templates and the required supporting documents.
- Support the Global Finance Officer and Program Coordinator in reviewing financial reports from the partners on monthly basis.
Procurement and Logistics
- Ensure Partners systems and guidelines are in place for relevant aspects of logistics, including procurement procedures.
- Oversee the proper maintenance and registration of all assets bought under the project.
- Review and approve partners’ procurement and logistics policies as and when relevant.
- Review and approve tenders, including those led by implementing partners.
- Ensure continued widespread awareness and understanding among staff and partners about War Child Procurement policy and procedures.
Admin & ICT
- Serve as focal person for the ICT department at War Child’s Head Office.
Supervision and Capacity Building (staff & partners)
- Contribute to capacity building of all finance staff within War Child and of partner organizations.
- Contribute to capacity building of all Procurement and Logistics staff within War Child and of partner organizations.
- Contribute to capacity building of non-financial staff on finance and procurement.
- Conduct performance management cycle (including goal development and review meetings) for all direct reports in accordance with relevant policies and procedures, and ensure continuous support (motivational, technical and otherwise) to direct reports through regular check-ups.
- Maintain an open, productive and pleasant working environment for all staff in the Operations Department.
- Support the process of identifying and assessing potential new partners.
- Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Procurement Operations, or similar areas of studies.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in similar positions with an NGO/INGO.
- Knowledge and experience in donor’s compliance rules.
- Understanding of the reality on the ground and hands-on approach to solve issues related to the programme.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel.
- Fluency in English and Ukrainian/Romanian is required.
- Possesses the following transversal skills: cultural sensitivity, result-oriented, attentive to detail with regard routine systems and procedures and cost-conscious, works well in small team, flexibility, and proactive.
- Affinity with War Child’s mandate, mission, and core values (Impact, Creativity, Inspiration and Integrity).
Depending on the duty station, local contract with salary and secondary labour conditions based on the country’s salary scale and T&C will apply.
Location: any of the countries where War Child Holland has its offices. The successful candidate needs to be eligible to work in that country. Preference will be given to local candidates.
Contract: War Child standardly offers a 1-year contract with the intention to prolong after that.
War Child is a dynamic organization. We keep an informal ambiance within our office and in our remote work, with lots of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused, with a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring work environment.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 16 June 2022. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter by using the following hyperlink: https://warchild.onlinevacatures.nl/job/235826/apply
N.B. War Child will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and reserves the right to close the vacancy if a successful candidate is identified prior to the deadline.
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