Desired start date: As Soon As Possible
Duration of the mission: 12 months
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
Following fighting between SAF (regular army) and RSF (rapid support forces) since April 2023, SI is developing a rapid emergency response in Sudan.
In Geneina, West Darfur, SI opened a base in August 2022, providing assistance to IDPs living in the gathering sites inside the city. The response was WASH in emergency activities with water trucking, construction of boreholes, hygiene kits distribution, latrines construction and rehabilitation…
Today, the situation in Darfur, and specifically in Geneina is worsening due to the conflict at country level. SI is assessing the sites and the needs for an emergency response which began in May 2023, providing WASH in emergency activities to the IDPs and host communities in Geneina, and possibly in other states in Darfur (El Fasher, Nyala). SI began water trucking activities in May 2023 and is the only WASH actor in Geneina.
In the East of the country, especially Gedaref, Al Jazirah and Madani states, security situation is tense but much calmer than in Darfur. SI is doing assessments to implement a WASH/shelter and NFIs response for IDPs, mainly coming from Khartoum.
In Khartoum, SI wants to develop a WASH emergency response as soon as possible, and when authorizations are provided.
SI is one of the pillars of the INGO forum coordination, especially for Darfur.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Deputy Country Director for Programs (DCDP) ’s objectives are to provide leadership and management of the strategic programming, overseeing the strengthening of SI’s programs development, quality and accountability. The DCDP ensures the internal coherence between program activities and is responsible for ensuring that programs are driven by needs, based on evidence, adaptable to contextual changes and conflict sensitive, monitored closely and resourced appropriately.
The main challenges:
Due to the ongoing conflict, the SI mission in Sudan has significantly increased its activities and funding (from 400,000 USD at the end of March 2023 to over 10 million USD in August 2023).- Emergency phase is still ongoing
Collaborate with the CD to implement the country and program strategy.
Support fundraising efforts and donor and partners’ relationship management and representation.
Oversee Programme Development by providing cohesive leadership to SI programming, ensuring support to program coordination team and timely communication on program issues to the CD and HQ
Provide guidance for the Quality management of the Programs by ensuring that quality criteria and indicators are monitored and lead to decision making
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
Prepare the proposals cycle of 2024 according to the 2022/2025 strategy
Review the projects implemented in 2023 in order to draw the lesson learned and incorporate them into 2024 proposals and develop the post-emergency phase
Support the coordinators in strategy definition and implementation, and in improving the quality of programming
Review and strengthen SI emergency strategy set-up and mechanism in line with emergency fundings and in parallel develop a strong second line response
Education / academic background:
BAC +5 In humanitarian program management, international relations
Specific skills and experience:
3-4 years experience in the humanitarian sector
3-4 years on similar positions
Very good strategic planning and coordination skills
Experience in accompanying the programmation in emergency and unstable context
Experience in team management and capacity building of programs team
Work under pressure
Strong initiatives capacities
Arabic would be a strong 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 750.
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 N’Djamena 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.
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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.
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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: 13 Mar 2024