Head of Office and WASH Project Delegate (m/f/d) South Sudan

German Red Cross

Juba, South Sudan 🇸🇸

Starting date:            01.04.2023 
Duration:                   12 months (with possibility of extension) 
Location:                   Juba, South Sudan (with regular travel to project regions) 

Main duties & responsibilities:

Representation, Partnership and Strategy:

  • Continue the close cooperation between SSRC and GRC, and further develop the GRC Country Strategy and profile accordingly;
  • Represent GRC at country level and maintain close cooperation within the RC/RC Movement, the German Embassy, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Assess and monitor the humanitarian situation and social-political developments in the country and identify donor calls and funding opportunities. Support the preparation of concept notes and project proposals in line with the GRC country strategy. 

Office Management:

  • Overall responsibility of the GRC country office, including finance, HR, inventories, fixed and financial assets and other resources following GRC guidelines and procedures;
  • Overall responsibility for security management, supervision of GRC delegates in security-related issues and follow security-relevant developments in the country;
  • Provide technical support to SSRC and GRC delegates in project implementation;  
  • Manage and supervise the GRC team in country and contribute to a conducive work environment.

 Project Management:

  • Ensure implementation of the above-described WASH project in close collaboration with the SSRC project team;
  • Ensure accurate project budgeting, financial management and expenditure tracking according to GRC and donor regulations as well narrative and financial reporting and project monitoring;
  • Frequent travels to project areas in Western Equatoria and other project locations.

Required Competencies & Skills:

Project Management and Technical skills

  • Minimum of 5 years field based professional experience in implementation and coordination of emergency aid activities and development programmes, ideally in the region;
  • Hands on experience in designing and implementing WASH projects is essential;
  • Solid experience in finance management and prudent stewardship of project budget, including reporting;
  • Strong project management skills, particularly PCM and participatory methods; 

Office Management

  • Experience in managing an office as well as experience in security management (minimum 5 years working experience);
  • Experience in managing a team of expatriate and local staff;
  • Experience in training local staff and community volunteers 

Partnership, Networking and Personal skills

  • Proven experience in working with local partners in humanitarian/development contexts; Red cross / Red Crescent experience is a strong asset;
  • Willingness to travel to and work in remote areas essential. Experience in living and working in volatile and conflict-affected environments is an asset;
  • Oral and written fluency in English; knowledge of German and Arabic would be an asset;
  • Ability and agreement to adhere to the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles;
  • Ability to complete a thorough medical screening process ‘working abroad under specific climate and health conditions’;
  • Valid Driving Licence.

What we offer you:

You will be part of a highly motivated professional and multicultural team. We offer you a compensation package according to the collective employment agreement of the GRC, an expatriation allowance during your mission as well as accommodation. You will benefit from a comprehensive training package and receive briefings and coaching prior as well as during and after your mission. Medical check-ups and Psychosocial Support Service and Rest and Recreation are included in your assignment.

Kindly apply by submitting your application by using the GRC online application system until January 29th, 2023.   

Please note that due to the travel and visa regulations and the guidelines of our partners in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement certain vaccinations are required for this delegate position. Candidates on the short-list for this position will be asked to disclose their vaccination status.

We point out that the selection and nomination processes for this international delegate position may demand that information concerning your person be shared with involved Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners (IFRC, ICRC, National Society). This may include transmission into countries that do not apply data protection standards comparable to those of the European Union.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development