Base: Raja (Western Bahr-El-Gazal) with frequent travel to project sites.
Duration: 6 months – renewable.
Date of recruitment: ASAP
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 also implements 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 overall budget of the mission is circa 3 million USD. The coordination team is based in Juba (5 expatriates). The Raja base which was opened in 2017 counts 4 expatriates and 2 SI expatriates operate from Malakal.
SI is one of the only actors present in Raja, providing thus essential support to the vulnerable population through integrated WASH and FSL responses.
The Raja team counts 4 expatriates: a Field Coordinator, a WASH Program Manager, a FSL Program Manager and a Logistician-administrator.
About the job…
The Program manager is responsible for the good and timely implementation of the program, ensuring SI quality standards are met, and, if needed, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance. He/She will be responsible for providing continuous technical support, training, and orientation to the programme team. He/She contributes to SI’s programming strategy in South Sudan.
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 Field Coordinator, his/her responsibilities include:
- Implement the activities as designed and monitor quality and 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
- Previous experience as WASH Program Manager with an NGO required.
- Good understanding of project cycle management
- Capacity to develop rapid understanding of context
- Analytical skills and solution-oriented.
- Flexibility and adaptive capacity
- Strong team management skills and capacity to train the team
- Capacity to work under pressure and live in an insecure environement
- Strong capacity of adaptation to stressful and basic living conditions
- Fluent English – written and spoken
Living conditions in Raja are basic even though constant improvement is being seek. Electricity and Internet is available through generator and solar power (24/7). Local phone network available. Local food available, Juba supply-dependent for quality/variety food. Tight security protocol.
Si will offer you
A salaried post: from 1980 euros gross per month as per seniority (including 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 6 months assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 2nd and the 4th month (with 750 USD allocated by Solidarités International).
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 and willing to contribute, 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/