Site Premoères Urgences Internationales
Bangladesh has been the second theatre of the Rohingya crisis for more than 30 years. The Muslim minority has faced decades of repression and discrimination in its home country Myanmar/Burma, precisely in the north of Rakhine State, resulting in many of its members seeking refuge in neighboring Bangladesh, in the southern region of Cox’s Bazar. Since the events of the 25th of August 2017, over half a million Rohingyas crossed the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh, making this the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency. As of mid-October, there are more than 837 000 cumulative refugees in the country, as 300 000 Rohingyas were already in Bangladesh following previous waves of displacement. The sudden surge in the number of Rohingyas arrivals has stretched the capacities of humanitarian organizations/agencies operating in Bangladesh. These new arrivals are being hosted in camps for registered refugees, but also overcrowded makeshift settlements, including schools, community centers, religious buildings, and with local families. New clusters of settlements have also been set up and continue to expand.
The Rohingya crisis is creating immediate needs for cross-sectorial assistance. Concerns for the newly displaced persons include lack of access to food security and nutrition, need for WASH facilities, shelter, health, psychosocial support (PSS), gender and protection issues and Restoring Family Links (RFL) services.
Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, and through delegation of his/her authority, the Field Coordinator has overall responsibility for the proper implementation and operational direction of PUI’s projects/programs in Cox’s Bazar District.
The Field Coordinator also monitors the context to ensure programing is relevant and responsive to priority needs. In this capacity, the Field Coordinator is also responsible for representing PUI publically at the field level, including in coordination fora, with other agencies, and for providing the direct communication link between the Field Team and the Country team.
Lastly, the Field Coordinator is in charge of security management of his geographical area and enforces all safety and security measures, including contingency plans and standard operating procedures.
Ensure the safety of property and people at the site
Ensure the implementation of programs and propose new interventions
Supervise teams of national and international staff at the site
Ensure logistical, administrative and financial support for the site
Ensure the representation of PUI in the jurisdiction covered by his/her site
Ensure reporting and dissemination of information