Field Coordination Manager

Save the Children, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2018

Job Description

The Field Coordination Manager is responsible for ensuring quality, integration and accountability of needs based programming in an area of operation. He / She will be expected to lead on all community mobilisation activities and gain a strong insight into the vulnerabilities, strengths and dynamics of the community. In doing so, they will be able to maximise inclusion, cultural and gender sensitivity of Save the Children's operations and ensure the flexibility and agility to respond to high vulnerability and emergency needs. By having visibility of all work by both Save the Children and other actors, they will be in a position to coordinate activities at the field level through the sectoral line management to maximise the impact we have for children

Qualifications and experience


  • Significant management experience working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Significant field experience and/or education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of project management, including multi sector programmes
  • Security management experience in insecure environments
  • Field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
  • Demonstrable experience of MEAL and significant experience in beneficiary accountability and community participation.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Previous experience working with Rohingya communities
  • Relevant language skills
  • Multi-site management experience
  • National level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
  • Media trained

Contract length: 6 months with possibility of extension

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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