Area Coordinator for Jonglei State and WASH Program Country Technical Focal Point

World Relief

Juba, South Sudan 🇸🇸



Work location: Juba, South Sudan
Date Developed: June 29, 2020 Department: International Programs
*This is an unaccompanied position.

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 The Area Coordinator (AC) is ultimately responsible for the success of all programs and support operations in Jonglei State through the management of area staff and coordination with the Country Office (CO). He/she is responsible for ensuring all activities in his/her area are carried out according to grant agreements, resulting in achieved targets, proper reporting, and good budget management. The AC is responsible for ensuring compliance for support operations including logistics, safety and security, human resources (HR), finance, and community relations/representation. The AC serves as the Security Focal Point for the area and also responsible for building the capacity of staff members to whom he/she can hand over to in his/her absence.

With the technical responsibilities of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) country-wide, he/she will oversee all WASH activities in WRSS area of operations, represent WRSS at appropriate coordination forums, make significant contributions for proposal development, and advise the Deputy Country Director and Grant Management Specialist on an overall WASH strategy.


  • Oversee all projects in Jonglei Area in close communication with the Deputy Country Director (DCD) and Country Director (CD)
  • Coordinate with technical experts to ensure the program meets applicable standards and best practices
  • Line-manage all sector leads (coordinators, officers, etc.) in Jonglei Area
  • Ensure field activities are consistent with grant agreements and budgets and are completed on time
  • Identify additional humanitarian needs in the area through needs assessments and concept notes
  • Ensure program quality through supervising monitoring and evaluation, including accurate reporting
  • Contribute to the proposal process for new awards that will lead to expansion in programming both geographically and sector-wise
  • Manage supervision of all WASH programming in all locations in South Sudan
  • Closely working with the field office area coordinators, supervise the safe and efficient management of WASH supplies and equipment
  • Support the implementation of timely and accurate data collection systems, monitor data for accuracy, and respond appropriately with programmatic changes as needed to meet targets
  • Supervise HR according to the HR manual, in coordination with the CO’s HR Department
  • Supervise finance for the area, in coordination with CO’s Finance Department, including budget management, funds requests, spending forecasts, cash security, approvals for spending, and proper reporting. Line manage the Field Finance Officer
  • Supervise logistics services, including procurement, warehousing, asset lists, and flights, in coordination with the CO’s Logistics Department
  • Serve as the Security Focal Point (SFP) for the area in coordination with the CO’s SFP. Ensure security check-ins/reports are completed on time and enforce safety and security protocol
  • Represent WR for relations with the community, local authorities, and other humanitarian actors. Attend relevant meetings and engage in principled negotiation for humanitarian access and space
  • Build the capacity of subordinate staff through example, mentorship, and training
  • Designate and equip an Officer-in-Charge (OIC) when leaving the area, including a handover note and briefing
  • Provide WASH expertise and support for all of WRSS’s WASH projects country-wide


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Christian faith
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in a hardship location 


  • Mature Christian with a commitment to leading a life in Christ and a desire to serve vulnerable people
  • Committed to the Mission, Vision and Value of World Relief
  • Bachelor’s degree in Water or Environmental Engineering or related field. A relevant Master’s degree preferred
  • At least three years’ experience in implementing and managing WASH related interventions in a similar context
  • At least 3 years’ experience in humanitarian response, 1 year in management position
  • Experience in managing grants from public funding (USG, UN, EU, etc.) 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear


  • General office setting
  • Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required
  • Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending
  • Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
  • Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier
  • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.

World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week): 

World Relief contributes to monthly premiums: 

  • Medical 
  • Dental

Additional Benefits: 

  • Team housing
  • Food perdiems
  • R&R
  • Offer 16 Paid Holidays! 
  • Vision
  • Offer Paid Sick and Vacation Leave 
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children) 

World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees: 

  • Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children) 
  • Long Term & Short-term Disability 
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) 
  • Long Distant Travel Insurance  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

World Relief – Retirement: 

  • 401K & Roth  
  • WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10% 
  • Eligibility: Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year 

World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible): 

  • Verizon 
  • Pet Insurance through Nationwide 
  • Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Legal Background in the United States

World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.