Program Coordinator (WASH)

Solidarités International

Juba, , SS

The context:

SI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, and has developed activities in emergency and post emergency contexts, particularly in rural and semi-urban areas. Its expertise in running emergency WaSH intervention is highly acknowledged by all WaSH actors and donors present in the country.

We currently operate an Emergency Preparedness and Response program throughout the entire country, as well as Wash activities in the PoC in Malakal, and emergency Wash assistance in informal settlements in Upper West Nile state. We have also developped a new area of intervention in Western Bahr El Ghazal with the opening of the Raja base in october where we currently operate Wash in Health and Food security and livelihood.

Strategic axis of SI country programming:

  • Strategic priority 1: Addressing the most urgent needs of conflict, epidemic (including cholera) and natural disaster affected population.
  • Strategic priority 2: Contribute to strengthening the resilience capacities of agro and agro pastoral communities affected by conflict and climate events.
  • Strategic priority 3: Contribute to reduce the prevalence of water borne diseases and malnutrition through integrated WaSH in camp (formal/informal), WaSH in health and WaSH in nutrition approaches in rural and urban settings.
  • Transversal strategic objective: Enhancing integration of innovative approaches through pilot initiatives.


The mission:

The mission coordination is based in Juba (4 expatriates) as well as the EPR team (2 expatriates). The Malakal base (4 expatriates) is also supporting a sub-base in Aburoc. In Raja, are an additional 4 expatriates (1 FCo, 2 PMs and 1 log admin). The national teams count 107 staffs (will decrease after the resizing of the mission) and the overall current budget is 3M euros.

Mission: size, bases, budget, number of expatriates and national staffs.

  • Bases: 2
  • Expatriates: 12
  • National staff: 107
  • Budget: 5M

These are the data in 2017. The mission is facing a huge financial challenge due to the end of ECHO funding which is more than 50% of the budget of the mission (April).

About the job…

General objectives:

Ensuring relevant program development incorporating research, innovative approaches and finally ensuring the quality control part of SI programming. 

The Program Coordinator, with the support of his Country Director and counterpart in HQ ensures that ourprograms are implemented in a timely fashion, in accordance with SI and the donors’ procedures, and with the sole purpose of delivering quality with a real humanitarian impact.

Specific stakes and challenges:

  • Competitive and complex humanitarian situation (level-3 emergency)
  • Volatile security situation
  • Logistics challenges
  • Developing access
  • Evolving nature of needs and interruption of the planned activities
  • Partnership management: ALIMA? PUI, ACTED, CWW, SCI, ACF. SI currently works in 2 consortia with ALIMA

The priorities for this three months period will be:

  • Take the lead in program development, one of the main challenge to secure on a short term the future of the mission. It will have to be done in strong link with all the coordination team.
  • Initiate the research communal preparedness of cholera response

Establish network and coordination platform with other actors in the light of developing consortium and /or partnership. Improve our representation at external coordination level (Clusters, Ad hoc meetings, etc).

Living conditions :

The living conditions in Juba are good: all the individual rooms are self-contained, the team (national and expatriate) is very nice, choice of restaurants, internet access in the rooms, very good cook.

Your profile

The required skills:

  • Sound understanding and experience in project cycle management ( specifically M &E and project development )
  • Specific skill in program development
  • Very good writing skills and knowledge of major donor’s procedures
  • Coordination and networking
  • Capacity to develop rapid understanding of context
  • Analysis and Solution oriented.
  • Experience in complex emergency
  • Capacity to cope with change/flexibility.
  • Diplomacy


  • Fluent English – written and spoken
  • Arabic is an asset

Application process

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered. 

NB:  The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension 

Si will offer you

Solidarités International will offer you:

A salaried post: according to experience from 2400 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly and a 700 USD perdiem.

Bearing in mind that an increase in salary levels is planned for April 1, 2018, which will substantially change remuneration levels.

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs)

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