Colombia – A Field Coordinator Based in Bucaramanga

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Titre du poste

Colombia – A Field Coordinator Based in Bucaramanga

Lieu (ville/région)

Colombia, Bucaramanga

Type de collaboration


Type de contrat


Date de prise de poste


Durée du poste

6 months (renewable)

Résumé du poste


Crisis context

Venezuela faces a major political, economic and social crisis, with hyperinflation, acute scarcity of food, medicine and other basic goods and one of the world’s highest murder rates. During widespread protests against Maduro’s government, dozens of opposition demonstrators have been killed. The July 2017 election of an all-powerful Constituent Assembly closed down almost all remaining democratic spaces, sparking widespread condemnation in the region and around the world. In recent years, almost 4.8 million people left Venezuela to live, mostly, in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. In the short term, migration places significant pressures on the provision of services, institutions, labor markets and the social dynamics of the receiving areas, affecting most the vulnerable populations in both the migrant and local communities.

Humanitarian situation and needs:

Following many exploratory missions and the confirmation of a project submitted and validated, PUI aims to launch its humanitarian project covering protection, food security and MHPSS sector, as well as to develop its positioning and operational strategy in the country for 2020.

In Bucaramanga, PUI aims to mitigate serious protection risks that Venezuelan Caminantes, particularly PWSN, are facing on the dangerous migration route and within Bucaramanga, including exposure to violence, abuse, exploitation, and discrimination. To do so, PUI will partner with a local organization in Bucaramanga to provide accommodation, water and sanitation, and food to Caminantes. Within this Refuge, PUI Staff will also conduct Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities, and provide emergency transport, to this refuge.


The Field Coordinator is responsible for the proper functioning of the base, and the proper implementation of programs developed on that base.

Principales activités

Safety and security: In collaboration with the Head of Mission, with the support of the logistic coordinator, he/she is responsible for the safety and security of the base.

Program: He/She is accountable for an adequate definition and efficient implementation of the projects. S/he ensures the coordination between the support team (Admin and Log), and Head of Mission in order to timely and qualitatively guarantee that the objectives and results of all projects are reached. He/She preventively identifies issues, gaps and delays that may impede the correct implementation of the projects and proposes mitigation plan to the HoM.

Human Resources: He/She supervises all the teams at the base, composed of national and international staff and participates to recruitment, briefing and follow up.

Logistical, administrative and financial support: He/She oversees the logistical, administrative and financial components of the base for the purpose of program implementation, and ensures compliance with the relevant procedures, with substantive support from the Logistics and Administrative/Fin Coordinators based in the capital and of their counterparts at base level.

Representation: In the area of responsibility and by delegation of the HoM, He/She represents PUI with the stakeholders (such as donors, authorities, International/Local NGOs, Clusters).

Coordination: He/She centralizes and disseminates information from/to the site, and consolidates the internal and external reporting activities implemented in his/her field of operations before submitting them to the Head of Mission and relevant Coordinators.

Assessment/Strategy: He/She participates in strategy development and proposes new interventions in function of needs identified in his/her field of operations.

Profil recherché


Financial Management

Human resources

Logistics Management

Project Management

Security and safety management


Degree or equivalent in social science, politics science, program management, international development preferred;

At least 3 years of experience in projects development/implementation;

Experience in Budget/Finance Management (cost-efficiency);

Experience of managing logistical processes;

Experience working with a variety of donors;

Experience in Safety and Security Management



Excellent writing skills

Team Management

Project Management skills

Ability to represent PUI as per the recommendations of the HoM and ensure an efficient and proactive coordination with other actors.

Security management and context follow-up

Required Personal Characteristics

Ability to work independently while taking initiatives and showing a sense of responsibility

Ability to withstand pressure

Sense of diplomacy

Analytical skills

Capacity to adapt and showing organizational flexibility

Organization, rigor and ability to meet deadlines

Ability to work and manage affairs professionally and with maturity

Ability to represent the activities and the mandate of PUI before local authorities

Ability to integrate the local environment into operations, in its political, economic and historical dimensions

Ability to work with various partners, in a spirit of openness, and with adaptable communications strategies

Commitment to humanitarian principles


Professional fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English



Fixed-Term Contract: 6 months (renewable)

Starting date: As Soon As Possible

Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Prises en charge

Cost covered:  Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housing: In hotels for now but in collective accommodation on the long run

Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)


Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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Personne chargée de l'offre


Jason Arthaud, Human Resources Officer for expatriates

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