Field Coordinator Consultant, Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Medical Teams International
Closing date: 21 Apr 2021


Expectations for this short-term contract are outlined broadly in this agreement. This role with Medical Teams is a dynamic one and undertaken in a resource-challenged setting, thus this position requires flexibility. The broad outline of activities offered below recognizes that details may change in order to address needs identified in the field. Activities enumerated below are to be undertaken in Ethiopia between 30 April 2021 – 30 July 2021

The consultant will serve in the role of Field Coordinator for a maximum duration of up to 90 days (with expected hours per week of 40 hours or more) The consultant will be flexible, able to manage time; and, be prepared to tackle other tasks commensurate with role, and level of experience, on short notice.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field, international development, or other related field.

  • Experience managing multi-sectoral and/or health interventions.

  • Minimum five years’ experience with an international NGO and minimum 2 years in field leadership roles.

  • Demonstrated experience in security management.

  • Demonstrated experience in proposal development and program design.

  • Demonstrated experience in grant management, with UNHCR, PRM, UNICEF preferred.

  • Experience in capacity building and developing new response local staff teams.

  • Experience in working with and coordinating with local authorities, the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing the establishment of support functions in NGO field office startups or scale-ups.

  • Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, humanitarian principles, humanitarian response work, and child protection standards.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills; results oriented and comfortable making decisions and taking appropriate risks.

  • Knowledge of humanitarian donor interests and requirements.

  • Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities for gender and diversity.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.

  • Effective communication and collaboration across cultural, geographical, and structural boundaries, engaging positively and constructively with colleagues.

  • Valid Passport.

  • Ability to support and follow code of conduct, program accountability, and safeguarding standards.

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication in English


The goal of the Field Coordinator is to provide leadership to the Medical Teams – Northern Ethiopia office and response startup, specifically in relation to the Tigray Ethiopia crisis and response design and program startup.


Tasks likely to be undertaken:

  • Oversee scale-up of program startup of health services and establishment of HR, Finance, IT and Logs support functions and staff according to best practice and the Medical Teams Field Operations Manual.

  • Ensure humanitarian needs and context are regularly analyzed and approach adapted in consultation with Humanitarian Response Team Director and Health Advisor.

  • Support Addis level liaison with donors to identify funding and submit proposals, and directly engage donors in northern Ethiopia.

  • Oversee establishment of new health response through negotiation with local authorities (MoH, local government and coordination entities and other NGOs), design of org charts, hiring and training of new staff and begin implementation activities as a part of direct health services, health systems strengthening or community systems strengthening.

  • Establish strong partnership relationships with other NGOs and local partners.

  • Provide bi-weekly sitreps to headquarters and input into HQ Response Management meetings.

  • Ensure that beneficiary tracking platforms and accountability mechanisms are established.

  • Collaborate with response leadership to monitor work plans, identify, and complete other relevant response startup tasks.

  • Ensures the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, and Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and Employee Code of Conduct policies.


The environment of this role is in a remote area of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme weather, and very basic living conditions.

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