Field Manager – IRC International Rescue committee

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those affected by the world’s worst humanitarian crises. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
Working in coordination with the humanitarian community and the Government of Jordan, the IRC's assistance programs for Syrian refugees in Jordan include both camp-based and urban-based refugee assistance. IRC is currently addressing the needs of war-affected Syrians from several operational bases in the region. The IRC’s activities in the region focus primarily on the supply of vital medications and medical supplies, non-food items, water and sanitation and child protection and form part of an over-arching humanitarian response in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq to assist refugees, IDPs and conflict-affected Syrians survive conflict and displacement.
The Field Manager (FM) will directly supervise the operations and finance departments and coordinate their work in supporting projects and programs implemented by IRC in North Jordan to ensure the timely implementation of quality programming that meet the assessed need of the beneficiaries. The FM will also support the Senior Operations Coordinator (SOC) and Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) in representing IRC in coordination meetings and in front of authorities, and facilitation of donor visits.
Operational Support
Manage field operational budgets; liaise closely with finance to monitor cash flow, review BVAs and track spending;
Oversee field operations and finance departments ensuring all policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with IRC, donor and national requirements
Ensure proper lead time is being respected when processing PRs, payments and similar requests related to Operations & Finance at the field level
Ensure proper registration status for all IRC field sites; in coordination with relevant IRC departments and relevant authorities
Assume overall responsibility for the security and safety of all IRC staff and assets in Mafraq and other field locations.
Ensure compliance with IRC security plans and protocols; in supervision and coordination with the Safety & Security officer
Follow up with programs on their procurement plans, and make sure that timelines are being met according to plans
Support the revision, implementation and reporting against the Strategy Action Plan (SAP) in Jordan and right-size support structures to align with those SAP transitions and objectives;
Develop and regularly monitor staffing and field operational strategy to support programs, including contingency plans in cases of growth or downsizing;
Regularly visit the field locations to monitor all operations related issues are meeting IRC regulations.
Staff Management: Practice excellent human resource management, supporting the development, promotion and retention of a motivated team of qualified and experienced staff.
Ensure strong working relationships and team cohesion between the Mafraq and Amman offices
Identify staffing and/or skill gaps and see that these gaps/needs are filled and support the recruitment of all Supply Chain staff and provide day to day supervision of department.
Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented semi-annual performance reviews; and discussing job expectations, performance, and objectives on an informal, quarterly basis with all staff
Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
Offer leadership support for successful adherence by staff to IRC’s Global and in country HR Operating Policies and Procedures.
If/as required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the employment policies.
Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures
Coordination and representation
The FM will support the SOC to ensure various sector departments / teams are integrated and that there is cross collaboration and coordination amongst the teams
In close coordination with the SOC, the FM will represents IRC in meetings with local authorities, NGOs, UN agencies and other external actors.
Under Coordination with SOC, liase (internally & externally) and follow up on donors visit to different field programs.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-11-12
Job Location: Mafraq, Jordan
Job Role: Community Services
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

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Career Level: Entry Level

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