The conflict between Northern and Southern Sudan is known as the longest war in Africa. Six and half years after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Nairobi in January 2005, South Sudan became the youngest country in the World on July 9th 2011, after a referendum.
In 2013, new rounds of violence erupted. Following East African mediation efforts and the threat of United Nations sanctions for both sides, a peace agreement was signed in 2015. Following Machar’s return to Juba in 2016 and his appointement as vice president, a new breakout of violence happened in Juba in July 2016. Machar was replaced as vice-president and fled the country as the global conflict erupted again. In the coming months at least, the general security situation is likely to remain precarious and volatile in the whole country.
Up to 300,000 (even more) people are estimated to have been killed in the war. More than 4 million people have been displaced in a country of 12 million, with about 2 million internally displaced and about 2.1 million having fled to neighboring countries (Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, DRC…). Almost 7.1 million people are food insecure in the country.
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.
SI currently runs WASH and FSL interventions benefiting IDPs and host communities in Raja (Western Bahr El Gazal), as well as WASH activities in the PoC in Malakal, and provides emergency WASH assistance in informal settlements in Upper West Nile state.
SI is about to launch a cholera preparedeness&response programme in Juba.
The main axis of SI’s country strategy are as follows:
- Address the most urgent needs of conflict, epidemic (including cholera) and natural disaster affected population
- Contribute to strengthening the resilience capacities of agro and agro pastoral communities affected by conflict and climate events.
- Contribute to reducing 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.
- Challenge common approaches to hygiene promotion and sanitation and pilot innovative methodologies and technologies, through research studies, and partnerships with academic institutions; study the impact of humanitarian interventions on cholera prevalence.
The coordination is based in Juba (5 expatriates). The Raja base which was opened in 2017 counts 3 expatriates, while the Malakal base, with 2 expatriates also supports activities along the Nile.
About the program and the job…
Juba County (including Juba Town, capital city of South Sudan) is classified in hotspot type 1 which is high priority defined by a high frequency of outbreak occurrence. In addition, Juba has been identified as an urban center affecting other towns due to movements originating from the capital. Poor sanitation and access to safe water are blamed as important factors in the recurrent cholera outbreaks in urban cities like Juba.
Starting from July 2018, Solidarités International will launch a programme aiming at contributing to the active building of a preparedness and response capacity in the most affected, most populated area of Juba and develop a rapid capacity of intervention along the Nile. In close cooperation with local and national actors and UNICEF, the intervention will include among others, raising awareness, setting up an alert system, rehabilitating infrastructures and delivering timely WASH assistance in case of outbreak.
Programme budget: 350,000 USD
The job :
As this is a new programme, the Program manager will oversee the launching and implementation of the activities. He/She will be responsible for providing continuous technical support, training, and orientation to the team on cholera response to ensure quality of implementation, following-up the progress of the activities, monitoring achievements and results, and suggesting adjustments as needed to ensure quality and relevance of the intervention. He/she is in charge of supervising the operational teams allocated to his/her program.
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
- WASH assessment and launch the project implementation at arrival
- Recruit and manage the project team to achieve the objectives
- Ensure the timely implementation of activities and that SI’s quality standards are met.
- Set up Juba cholera alert system in collaboration with the MoH and WHO
- Lead assessments out of Juba
Responsibilities and main activities:
He/she is the line manager of the operational program teams and works along with the logistics and administrative department to ensure that the activities are timely delivered and comply with our quality standards. Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, his/her responsibilities include:
- Implement the activities as designed, oversee quality and monitor achievements
- Propose adjustments or developments to maintain project relevance when necessary.
- Coordinate activities with the program team and other departments of SI and INGOs in the area of intervention.
- Supervise the programme team.
- Prepare timely and accurate reporting to SI for donors and internal data collection and monitoring
- Good understanding of project cycle management
- Demonstrated experience in cholera epidemic project programming
- Experience in coordination and networking with other agencies
- Capacity to develop rapid understanding of context
- Experience in managing a rapid emergency project in a complex emergency
- Capacity to cope with change/flexibility.
- Good in risk and safety analysis for project and staff
- Strong management and training skills
- Ability to work in insecure, conflict and stressful condition and under tight schedule
- Fluent English – written and spoken
You will be accommodated in a comfortable guest house shared with another INGO in Juba, with an individual room and private bathroom, 24hours electricity, internet.
You can swim, visit other INGO or UN guesthouse, some restaurants and some sport places. The security situation being volatile in Juba, the city is divided in zones with different curfew times.
Si will offer you
A salaried post: according to experience from 1980 euros gross per month, (1800 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.
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 750 USD allocated by Solidarités International). 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 (Solidarites International will cover travel costs).
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.
If you are committed, dedicated, solutions-oriented and willing to contribute to , we would be happy to hear from 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 understanding.
Contact: Caroline Bedos, Recruitment & Follow-Up Officer
For further information about Solidarités International, please check our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/