**Desired start date: 01/03/2024**
**Duration of the mission: 1 year**
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.
ABOUT THE MISSION
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL (SI) has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, conducting activities in emergency and post emergency context, particularly in rural and semi-urban areas, including IDP camp settings. Its expertise in running emergency WaSH intervention is highly acknowledged by all WaSH actors and donors. Furthermore, SI is implementing longer term WASH and FSL activities in multiple locations.
Since the onset of the crisis in 2013, hundreds of thousands of people have been fleeing the conflict in South Sudan and an estimated 8.4 million are in need of humanitarian assistance as of 2023. Severity of food insecurity continues to grow due to compounding shocks amplified by intensified sub-national violence, three consecutive years of widespread flooding, localized dry spells, and an ongoing protracted macro-economic crisis with heightened poverty and vulnerability (more than 80% of the population is reportedly below the poverty line).
In April 2023, fighting broke out in Khartoum, Sudan, spreading to other parts of the country in the following days and weeks, and resulting in mass displacement from Sudan to Egypt, Chad, Ethiopia, Libya, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan. By end of 2023, more than 480 000 people had reportedly displaced to South Sudan, the vast majority of entering through the Joda/ Wunthow border point in Renk County, Upper Nile State, the northernmost border crossing in South Sudan. Of those crossing, 82% were South Sudanese returnees, many of whom fled war in then-southern Sudan prior the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005, or war in South Sudan between 2013 and 2018.
Following the influx of displaced people to Upper Nile and Unity States, Solidarités International mobilized an emergency response. The two SI emergency teams – responding to natural disasters, epidemics, and population displacement – were deployed early on to participate in the coordination and organization of the response. In Upper Nile, SI already had an office in Malakal (where one of the deployable team is based) and a field-office in Kodok. Two additional field offices in Renk and Melut have been set-up to support the ongoing response to the Sudan Crisis and to ensure constant monitoring and rapid access to affected communities. SI’s long term presence in Upper Nile enables the organization to ensure proper coordination with other key players on the ground in order to provide a high-quality response and avoid duplication of efforts.
The second national emergency team usually based in Juba, has been deployed to Unity State since May 4th to conduct Rapid Needs Assessment and to lead the emergency response in Rotriak and Pariang displacement sites.
SI is currently working to scale-up its response in both Upper Nile and Unity by recruiting additional team members to reinforce its capacities over the coming months.
The activities implemented are in the sectors of WASH, FSL, Shelter, RRM and Emergency Preparedness Response.
In 2023, the mission’s estimated budget is around USD 5+ million, and there are 100+ employees.
ABOUT THE JOB
The program coordinator, as the Head of Department for all the programs on the mission, contributes to the development of SI’ strategy by proposing sector-based strategies for the whole activities.
He/she is the guarantor of the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness between SI’s activities and general objectives and needs of the population.
He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of programs implemented in the intervention country.
He/she contributes to the capitalization process and the improvement of SI’s methods and techniques.
He/She reports directly to the Country Director and manages 3 Program Managers (1 in Juba and 3 in the bases), 1 MEAL Manager.
Relevance and quality of projects.
Coordination, technical support, and operational monitoring.
People and team management.
Reporting / communication / representation.
PRIORITIES ON THE 2-3 FIRST MONTHS:
Ensure SI emergency response is pertinent and remains coordinated with other actors in the zone.
Ensure SI teams deploy appropriate WASH/FSL/SHELTER response based on the needs, gaps, cluster/HCT recommendation
Ensure coherence between RRM (ECHO), Emergency responses (CDCS, SSHF) and static response (CDCS, UE)
Emphasize program development and expansion, targeting diversified donors.
Ensure the emergency projects are fully implemented and according to the requirements.
Ensure emergency PMs can deliver quickly assistance to impacted communities by closely following-up on them.
Maintain and increase involvement of SI in WASH, FSL, S/NFI Clusters.
Participate to the implementation of several consortium projects and ensure proper coordination with partners.
Continue and reinforce participation in network and coordination platform with other actors in the light of developing consortium and /or partnership.
Education / academic background:
Master Degree in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, management or other related discipline.
5 years experience in the humanitarian sector
1-2 year(s) on a similar position
Sound understanding in project cycle management (specifically MEAL and project development).
Ability to lead the process of program development.
Coordination among internal departments to ensure quality and timely implementation.
Strong networking skill with external entities (donors, clusters, other NGOs).
Capacity to develop rapid understanding of country humanitarian context.
Good analytical skills and proactive, solution-oriented approach to work.
Experience in protracted crisis context (being able to switch between short/medium/long term solutions).
Pack MS Office – excellent mastery of Excel included. GIS desirable.
Proven experience as an organized team and people manager.
Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities.
Capacity to adapt and show organizational flexibility
Good stress management.
Important flexibility and adaptability.
Experience working with SI (or a similar organization) is an asset.
Prior experience in South Sudan would be considered as an asset.
Language: Fluent in English, written and spoken. Arabic is an asset.
SI WILL OFFER YOU
A salaried position:
According to experience, starting from EUR 2860 gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 700.
SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.
Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.
Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds 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.
Individual, comfortable room in the guesthouse, with electricity 24/7.
Internet and Phone network available
Restaurants and international food are available
Living conditions in Juba are very good with an easy access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes…
Security risks are low, and restrictions are very limited.
However, when going on the field bases, living conditions are more basic, with fewer opportunities for socialization, as well as some individual movements’ restrictions. Security levels vary according to the different geographical locations and changes of context.
Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!
Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.
Thank you for your understanding.
To learn more about Sl: www.solidarites.org
Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.
Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.
Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.
Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.
How to apply
Deadline: 14 Mar 2024