Desired start date: September 23
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Juba, South Sudan
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 responding to humanitarian needs in South Sudan for over since 2006. In 2022, we will continue working alongside communities in some of the hardest to reach areas. SI provides clean water, sanitation and other lifesaving activities, while supporting vulnerable communities to strengthen their resilience to shocks, rebuild their livelihoods, and regain a sense of normality in some of the hardest of circumstances.
In 2022, the mission’s estimated budget is of USD 2,5+ million, and there are 50+ employees.
To learn more about the South Sudan mission, please click: https://www.solidarites.org/en/missions/south-sudan/
About the job
The Reporting & Communications Officer (RCO)’s primary role is to produce and synthesize high quality reports proposals, assessment reports and any documents distributed externally. To achieve these tasks, the RCO works in close coordination with the Programs Coordinator, HQ’s Desk Programs manager and the HQ’s Accountability Manager.
In addition to this, the RCO:
will support the mission in ensuring compliance with donor regulations towards strengthening accountability to donors.
will support the mission in improving internal communication at coordination level as well as internal communication with field bases.
Eventually, in a very sensitive environment regarding external communication, under the responsibility of the CD, the RCO will be involved in designing a communication strategy for an external audience.
REPORTING / PROPOSAL / CONTRACT AMENDMENT WRITING
Writing; Quality and design
External Representation and Information Sharing
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL COMPLIANCE
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Many proposals to submit on a regular basis
Requires a high level of autonomy and commitment
Education & experience:
Bachelor or masters in a related degree: humanitarian response, international cooperation…
Minimum a first experience working for an international INGO at a program assistant level.
+ Experience with SI is an asset.
Good knowledge of humanitarian donors’ policies and guidelines;
Good knowledge of the humanitarian project cycle management;
Good knowledge of principled-based approaches and advocacy skills;
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, ability to multi-task
Excellent reporting and writing skills
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work both independently and cooperatively with team members
Good stress management
OK to work in political and security volatile environment
Pack MS Office, excel included
Proactive, takes initiatives
Willingness to learn, to improve, curiosity
Fluent in English.
Arabic is an asset.
A salaried position (volunteer contract)
According to experience, starting from EUR 880 gross per month (base salary EUR 800 + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) + a monthly Per Diem of USD 700.
SI covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.
The RCO will live in a shared guesthouse with other international colleagues.
During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every 3 months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3, 6 and 9 months (with USD 850 allocated by SI). In addition to these, SI adds 1 additional rest day per month of work, i.e. 12 additional days off for a one-year contract.
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package, which covers 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.
Please send us your CV and cover letter in English.
If you have already been technically validated by SI on the position, please mention it.
NB: the vacancy may close before the deadline.
To learn more about SI, please visit our website.
How to apply
To apply for this job please visit reliefweb.int.