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Grant Manager

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Mar 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Crown Agents
Closing date: 8 Apr 2022

About the role

Position Summary

The Grant Manager is responsible for ensuring excellent performance management of a portfolio of NGO implementing partners through monitoring financial, reporting, M&E and contractual compliance under HPF3. Working across departments, the IP Managers will be main point of contact for IPHQs, ensuring performance is monitored closely and improved. The post-holder will also be expected to undertake travel to field locations.

Responsibilities

  • Support in soliciting applications or proposals for funding under HPF contracts management.
  • Support in reviewing, analyzing and evaluating grant applications, costed work plans, budgets and proposals
  • Negotiating with Partners on terms and conditions of grants/contracts.
  • Review IP applications submitted during the RFP process and use this to create a monitoring plan
  • Ensure HPF implementing partners undergo Crown Agents Ethical Due diligence
  • Prepare contractual documents for review by the legal
  • Develop Implementing Partners audit terms of reference and approve
  • With regular communication with the Fund Administrators and Project Accountant, collate IP expenditure, variance and burn rate in technical areas to feed into capacity building plans
  • Work with technical managers and service providers to ensure that all targets and deadlines are achieved according to budgeted work
  • Work with the Programme Management unit in London to collate IP KPI performance
  • Carry out periodic review meetings with implementing partners to review progress against targets, performance indicators, work plan and budget
  • Carry out field visits to assess IP compliance with contract conditions and conduct financial management spot checks
  • Conduct and monitor resolution of audit findings and monitoring implementation of audit finding recommendations
  • Actively participate in quarterly Quality Improvement Meetings, inputting into IPs Action Plans
  • Monitor IP Action Plans and work closely with the Verification Manager to ensure the IP Monitors verify and validate the correct areas of Provide financial oversight on IPs financial management including forecasting, review of financial reports and ensure that expenditures are in line with the contractual agreements and approved budgets.
  • Monitor fiduciary, statutory and contractual compliance for implementing partners
  • Feedback and performance manage IPs when performance is low
  • Prepare IP monthly finance risk
  • With the Programme Management unit in London, review and evaluate technical and cost proposals for the emergency response (ER)
  • Ensure an up-to-date asset register for IPs is in place and any asset losses are recorded in the incident log and that FCDO is notified
  • Input into monthly, quarterly and annual reporting processes as
  • Manage the day-to-day communication with implementing Serve as the main focal point for communications to IPs.
  • Other tasks as assigned relating to IP compliance, procurement, and asset management as required and designated by line
  • Ensure that all IPs have up to date procurement plans
  • Lead and manage the grant officer and support the contracts team in the delivery of programme activities, participate in different meetings, workshops and forums as required.
  • During post contract/award phase, conduct post-award reviews and analyses to identify management, financial, contractual and administrative issues.
  • Perform final review of completed or terminated awards/contracts, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances, processing close-outs: and ensuring compliance with all regulatory, legal and contractual requirements.

About you

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from a reputable university
  • Demonstrable experience in management of multiple high value grants and/or
  • Experience working with a large number of implementing partners
  • High level of numeracy and demonstrable ability to work with large budgets
  • Experience in health programming and/or project management would be beneficial
  • Experience of managing a DFID and/or other multi-donor pooled fund grant and/or contract would be beneficial
  • Clear and articulate communicator in English, both in writing and verbally
  • Demonstrable ability to write reports and quality assure the work of others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate: at a minimum must be able to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Excel is mandatory
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout South Sudan

Location: Juba, South Sudan

About us

Background information

Health Pooled Fund South Sudan (HPF3) is a five-year, multi-donor programme led by the British Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and including the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), GAVI – The Vaccine Alliance and the European Union (EU). HPF3 began in October 2018 and will end in October 2023.

HPF3 merges two previous health programmes – Health Pooled Fund 2 (HPF2), which provides healthcare at health facility level, and the Integrated Community Case Management 2 (ICCM2) programme, which provides healthcare to children under-five in remote communities. HPF3 supports delivery of community level, essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services, stabilization of local health systems, and procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities.

HPF Supports health care services in Eight States: Eastern Equatoria State, Central Equatoria State, Western Equatoria State, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Warrap State, Unity State and Lakes State.

The programme impact will be an improved health and nutrition status for the population of South Sudan that essentially saves lives and reduces morbidity (including maternal, infant and under-5 mortality), and has the following three principal outcomes:

  • Improved health and nutrition services for the population, especially women and
  • Improved community engagement and accountability of health
  • Stabilization of local health

To attain these outcomes, the HPF3 team is responsible for:

  • Effective programme management, including robust risk
  • Ensuring continuity of and support to service delivery, with a focus on improving
  • Specialist technical assistance covering health service delivery, community engagement, nutrition, health planning, information and
  • Procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities
  • Management of the Implementing Partner fund
  • Management of fiduciary risk associated with use of donor

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

Crown Agents is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all candidates at all times as well as a business culture that reflects that belief. Crown Agents will treat everyone equally irrespective of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and places an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy. Crown Agents shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidates are selected for interview, or in any terms of employment, and will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the role. Crown Agents is committed to being an organisation enhanced by diversity and encourages applications from anyone who shares our values and commitment to improving the lives of communities affected by poverty or conflict.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

How to apply:

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Grant Manager

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Mar 232022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Crown Agents
Closing date: 8 Apr 2022

About the role

Position Summary

The Grant Manager is responsible for ensuring excellent performance management of a portfolio of NGO implementing partners through monitoring financial, reporting, M&E and contractual compliance under HPF3. Working across departments, the IP Managers will be main point of contact for IPHQs, ensuring performance is monitored closely and improved. The post-holder will also be expected to undertake travel to field locations.

Responsibilities

  • Support in soliciting applications or proposals for funding under HPF contracts management.
  • Support in reviewing, analyzing and evaluating grant applications, costed work plans, budgets and proposals
  • Negotiating with Partners on terms and conditions of grants/contracts.
  • Review IP applications submitted during the RFP process and use this to create a monitoring plan
  • Ensure HPF implementing partners undergo Crown Agents Ethical Due diligence
  • Prepare contractual documents for review by the legal
  • Develop Implementing Partners audit terms of reference and approve
  • With regular communication with the Fund Administrators and Project Accountant, collate IP expenditure, variance and burn rate in technical areas to feed into capacity building plans
  • Work with technical managers and service providers to ensure that all targets and deadlines are achieved according to budgeted work
  • Work with the Programme Management unit in London to collate IP KPI performance
  • Carry out periodic review meetings with implementing partners to review progress against targets, performance indicators, work plan and budget
  • Carry out field visits to assess IP compliance with contract conditions and conduct financial management spot checks
  • Conduct and monitor resolution of audit findings and monitoring implementation of audit finding recommendations
  • Actively participate in quarterly Quality Improvement Meetings, inputting into IPs Action Plans
  • Monitor IP Action Plans and work closely with the Verification Manager to ensure the IP Monitors verify and validate the correct areas of Provide financial oversight on IPs financial management including forecasting, review of financial reports and ensure that expenditures are in line with the contractual agreements and approved budgets.
  • Monitor fiduciary, statutory and contractual compliance for implementing partners
  • Feedback and performance manage IPs when performance is low
  • Prepare IP monthly finance risk
  • With the Programme Management unit in London, review and evaluate technical and cost proposals for the emergency response (ER)
  • Ensure an up-to-date asset register for IPs is in place and any asset losses are recorded in the incident log and that FCDO is notified
  • Input into monthly, quarterly and annual reporting processes as
  • Manage the day-to-day communication with implementing Serve as the main focal point for communications to IPs.
  • Other tasks as assigned relating to IP compliance, procurement, and asset management as required and designated by line
  • Ensure that all IPs have up to date procurement plans
  • Lead and manage the grant officer and support the contracts team in the delivery of programme activities, participate in different meetings, workshops and forums as required.
  • During post contract/award phase, conduct post-award reviews and analyses to identify management, financial, contractual and administrative issues.
  • Perform final review of completed or terminated awards/contracts, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances, processing close-outs: and ensuring compliance with all regulatory, legal and contractual requirements.

About you

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from a reputable university
  • Demonstrable experience in management of multiple high value grants and/or
  • Experience working with a large number of implementing partners
  • High level of numeracy and demonstrable ability to work with large budgets
  • Experience in health programming and/or project management would be beneficial
  • Experience of managing a DFID and/or other multi-donor pooled fund grant and/or contract would be beneficial
  • Clear and articulate communicator in English, both in writing and verbally
  • Demonstrable ability to write reports and quality assure the work of others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate: at a minimum must be able to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Excel is mandatory
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout South Sudan

Location: Juba, South Sudan

About us

Background information

Health Pooled Fund South Sudan (HPF3) is a five-year, multi-donor programme led by the British Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and including the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), GAVI – The Vaccine Alliance and the European Union (EU). HPF3 began in October 2018 and will end in October 2023.

HPF3 merges two previous health programmes – Health Pooled Fund 2 (HPF2), which provides healthcare at health facility level, and the Integrated Community Case Management 2 (ICCM2) programme, which provides healthcare to children under-five in remote communities. HPF3 supports delivery of community level, essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services, stabilization of local health systems, and procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities.

HPF Supports health care services in Eight States: Eastern Equatoria State, Central Equatoria State, Western Equatoria State, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Warrap State, Unity State and Lakes State.

The programme impact will be an improved health and nutrition status for the population of South Sudan that essentially saves lives and reduces morbidity (including maternal, infant and under-5 mortality), and has the following three principal outcomes:

  • Improved health and nutrition services for the population, especially women and
  • Improved community engagement and accountability of health
  • Stabilization of local health

To attain these outcomes, the HPF3 team is responsible for:

  • Effective programme management, including robust risk
  • Ensuring continuity of and support to service delivery, with a focus on improving
  • Specialist technical assistance covering health service delivery, community engagement, nutrition, health planning, information and
  • Procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities
  • Management of the Implementing Partner fund
  • Management of fiduciary risk associated with use of donor

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

Crown Agents is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all candidates at all times as well as a business culture that reflects that belief. Crown Agents will treat everyone equally irrespective of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and places an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy. Crown Agents shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidates are selected for interview, or in any terms of employment, and will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the role. Crown Agents is committed to being an organisation enhanced by diversity and encourages applications from anyone who shares our values and commitment to improving the lives of communities affected by poverty or conflict.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

How to apply:

Job Details | Crown Agents

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Feb 122022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany
Closing date: 21 Feb 2022

TRAINING PROGRAM STAFF AND FISHERIES EXTENSION AGENTS ON IMPROVED FISHING METHODS, POST-HARVEST HANDLING AND PROCESSING

Project: Pathways to Resilience – P2R

Locations: Akobo and Duk Counties, South Sudan

USAID BHA funded – Emergency Food Security Program in South Sudan: award # 720BHA21CA00002

1.0 THE ORGANIZATION

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany (VSF Germany) is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. VSF Germany supports livestock and agricultural production systems, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, capacity development of communities and governmental institutions, peace and conflict resolution. The desired impact of VSF Germany interventions is to increase agricultural and livestock productivity as well as related incomes; and subsequent improvements of food security and livelihoods for millions of people in the countries of operation in the Greater Horn of Africa. Countries programs are designed to deliver integrated programing solutions that address the key challenges and needs that enable our beneficiary groups, particularly men, women, the youth and other disadvantaged and marginalized groups to access skills, opportunities and resources that contribute to the improvement of their productive lives and development of communities. VSF Germany currently implements activities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.

2.0 PROJECT BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

Pathways to Resilience (P2R) is a three-year (December 1, 2020- November 30, 2023) USAID/BHA funded project implemented by a consortium of Catholic Relief Serves (CRS) as a prime and VSF Germany as a sub-grantee. The goal of the project is to improve food and nutrition security through improved livelihood, productivity, and social cohesion. The project targets 135,468 households in the four counties: Duk and Akobo in Jonglei State, and Budi and Kapoeta North in Eastern Equatoria State. Torit, the capital of Eastern Equatoria State, is the coordination hub for the project.

South Sudan has experienced decades of conflict, at the national level between the government and the opposition, as well as regional anti-government insurgencies, inter-communal conflict over resources, and rivalries amongst ethnic groups. This conflict, paired with recurring climatic shocks, has triggered population displacement; disrupted agricultural production and adaptive capacity; eroded trade, markets and basic services; exacerbating food and nutrition insecurity and increased household dependency on humanitarian aid. Recurring climatic events including drought, floods, livestock diseases, and crop pests have also negatively affected production. The worst seasonal flooding in a generation affected nearly a million people in Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei and Upper Nile in recent months. Floods began in June when crops were at peak growth, forcing farmers to abandon their fields, resulting in crop and livestock losses of up to 23%. This is predicted to have devastating effects on food insecurity, triggering an early lean season in 2020 and increasing the number of people in IPC 4. According to the most recent Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System Report, rates of global acute malnutrition are above the emergency threshold at 16.2%.

“Pathways to Resilience Project (P2R)” aims to ensure that there is improved and sustained food and Nutrition security amongst the targeted rural communities for the two States, South Sudan. This will be achieved through ensuring that food and nutrition insecure communities have improved resilience to conflict and climate stressors / shocks as well as having better livelihood sources

The choice of project locations is based on factors including food and nutrition insecurity, vulnerability to climate shocks (including flood-affected areas), ethnic and political diversity, scale of returnees, and Partnership for Recovery and Resilience (PfRR) areas.

Project overall objective

Communities have improved and sustained food and nutrition security.**

Specific objectives:

  1. Food and nutrition insecure communities have improved resilience to climate and conflict shocks and stressors

  2. Food and nutrition insecure communities have improved livelihoods

VSF-Germany is implementing specific objective 2 which has the following relevant intermediate results: Food and nutrition insecure HH have increased food production. The expected outputs from this IR are:

Output i) Producers trained on improved production techniques that are climate-adaptive

Output ii) Seeds and small ruminants distributed to local producers**

The activity outcome will be improved and sustainable fisheries, increased catch, enhanced hygiene, reduced post-harvest losses, increased income for the project participants in specific and wider community in general thereby enhancing the resilience of their livelihood..

3.0 ASSIGNMENT

Objective of the assignment

The main objective of this assignment is to train program staff and fisheries extension agents on improved fishing methods, post-harvest handling and processing in Akobo and Duk Counties, South Sudan. The trainer shall tailor-make the training for more practical skills development on primary fisheries extension activities guided by the program module, manual and any other relevant sources.

Scope of work

In reference to the background and purpose, the trainer will be expected to carry out and deliver on the following responsibilities:

i. Use module and manual developed by the program to conduct training. Other relevant training materials are permitted.

ii. Tailor make the training for more practical skills development on improved fishing methods, post-harvest handling and processing

iii. Conduct fisheries extension agents training to fisheries extension agents in Akobo County, South Sudan with 20% theory and 80% practical/field work

iv. Guide/mentor fisheries extension agents in delivery of extension training to at least 4 sample groups (each of 30 participants) of the fisheries based producer groups in each of the counties

Proposed Methodology

Interested applicants or institutions must submit a proposal with detailed methodology, work plan with budget (in USDs) and itinerary for the assignment. The training content shall include the training module and handouts developed by the program in addition to the trainer’s other relevant sources. The proposal should include a list of the relevant training materials required for each of the locations to facilitate the training. The use of participatory methodology and tools of training in line with the scope of work are strongly encouraged. The setting of the training shall be select fish landing sites in the respective locations

4.0 TIME FRAME

The engagement shall be conducted for 15 days (weekends inclusive) for each of the two locations of Akobo and Duk Counties, South Sudan thus cumulative 30 days for both.

5.0 EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

· Fisheries extension agents receiving training on improved fishing methods, post-harvest handling and processing including practical/field work.

· Leading fisheries extension agents in delivery of extension training to at least 4 sample groups of fisheries based producer groups in each of the counties

· Training reports – separate for each county- with the following annexes:

i. Schedule of trainings

ii. Summary of topics covered during the training

iii. Lessons learnt

iv. Challenges

v. Recommendations

vi. List of attendance segregated by gender and signed on each day of the training

vii. Captioned photos of the training

6.0 PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND OTHER CONDITIONS

· The trainer must send one technical proposal and 2 separate financial offers for each of the locations – Akobo & Duk – based on an all-inclusive daily fee (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) for the contract period.

· Travel costs, accommodation and daily food allowance costs shall be the responsibility of VSF Germany.

· Payments shall be made based on the agreed fixed contract price and released upon submission of a certificate of payment request, indicating deliverables achieved to be verified and cleared for payment by the supervisor.

· The trainer shall receive his/her lump sum service fees upon certification of the completed tasks satisfactorily, as per the following payment schedule:

i. 20% upon signature and submission and approval of inception report with a detailed methodology and action plan.

ii. 80% payment upon completion of assignment

7.0 INSTITUTIONAL ARRAGEMENTS FOR MANAGEMENT FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

The principal responsibility for managing this assignment lies with the Pathways to Resilience Program Manager, VSF-Germany, South Sudan. VSF Germany will provide relevant facilitation to support the trainer’s work including arrangement of the training venue, mobilizing the trainees and relevant fisheries based producer groups. In addition, VSF Germany will provide transport, both land and air, accommodation and food allowance at organization rates and commensurate to the number of days spent in the field.

8.0 REQUIREMENTS & EXPERIENCE

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in fisheries or aquatic sciences from a recognized institution with at least 5 years’ experience in fisheries extension

OR

Diploma in fisheries or aquatic sciences from a recognized institution with at least 10 years’ experience in fisheries trainings and extension.

Experience:

· Proven experience, minimum of 5 years in conducting fisheries extension training

· South Sudan context knowledge and experience in conducting fisheries extension trainings in South Sudan is preferred;

· Excellent writing and presentation skills in English (oral and written);

How to apply:

How to Apply

Technical proposals should include the following:

· Profile of the trainer

· Overview of the assignment as you understand it

· The approach(es), detailed methodology, work plan, a list of the relevant training materials required for each of the locations and itinerary for the assignment.

· A comprehensive budget covering professional fees and expenses related to carrying out the assignment. This should be presented in separate sheets for each location.

· Detailed activity timeline for undertaking the assignment. This should be presented in separate sheets for each location

Interested parties should submit their proposals by 5.00 pm Monday 21st February 2022 to HR & Administration, VSF Germany, via Email: juba@vsfg.org or recruitment@vsfg.org.

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Feb 122022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany
Closing date: 21 Feb 2022

TRAINING LIVESTOCK OFFICERS, LIVESTOCK FIELD EXTENSION AGENTS (LFEAS) AND COMMUNITY ANIMAL HEALTH WORKERS (CAHWS) ON DISEASE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, IMPROVED RUMINANT HUSBANDRY, NUTRITION AND EXTENSION

Project: Pathways to Resilience – P2R

Locations: Kapoeta North, Budi, Akobo and Duk Counties, South Sudan

USAID BHA funded – Emergency Food Security Program in South Sudan: award # 720BHA21CA00002

1.0 THE ORGANIZATION

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany (VSF Germany) is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. VSF Germany supports livestock and agricultural production systems, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, capacity development of communities and governmental institutions, peace and conflict resolution. The desired impact of VSF Germany interventions is to increase agricultural and livestock productivity as well as related incomes; and subsequent improvements of food security and livelihoods for millions of people in the countries of operation in the Greater Horn of Africa. Countries programs are designed to deliver integrated programing solutions that address the key challenges and needs that enable our beneficiary groups, particularly men, women, the youth and other disadvantaged and marginalized groups to access skills, opportunities and resources that contribute to the improvement of their productive lives and development of communities. VSF Germany currently implements activities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.

2.0 PROJECT BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

Pathways to Resilience (P2R) is a three-year (December 1, 2020- November 30, 2023) USAID/BHA funded project implemented by a consortium of Catholic Relief Serves (CRS) as a prime and VSF Germany as a sub-grantee. The goal of the project is to improve food and nutrition security through improved livelihood, productivity, and social cohesion. The project targets 135,468 households in the four counties: Duk and Akobo in Jonglei State, and Budi and Kapoeta North in Eastern Equatoria State. Torit, the capital of Eastern Equatoria State, is the coordination hub for the project.

South Sudan has experienced decades of conflict, at the national level between the government and the opposition, as well as regional anti-government insurgencies, inter-communal conflict over resources, and rivalries amongst ethnic groups. This conflict, paired with recurring climatic shocks, has triggered population displacement; disrupted agricultural production and adaptive capacity; eroded trade, markets and basic services; exacerbating food and nutrition insecurity and increased household dependency on humanitarian aid. Recurring climatic events including drought, floods, livestock diseases, and crop pests have also negatively affected production. The worst seasonal flooding in a generation affected nearly a million people in Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei and Upper Nile in recent months. Floods began in June when crops were at peak growth, forcing farmers to abandon their fields, resulting in crop and livestock losses of up to 23%. This is predicted to have devastating effects on food insecurity, triggering an early lean season in 2020 and increasing the number of people in IPC 4. According to the most recent Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System Report, rates of global acute malnutrition are above the emergency threshold at 16.2%.

“Pathways to Resilience Project (P2R)” aims to ensure that there is improved and sustained food and Nutrition security amongst the targeted rural communities for the two States, South Sudan. This will be achieved through ensuring that food and nutrition insecure communities have improved resilience to conflict and climate stressors / shocks as well as having better livelihood sources

The choice of project locations is based on factors including food and nutrition insecurity, vulnerability to climate shocks (including flood-affected areas), ethnic and political diversity, scale of returnees, and Partnership for Recovery and Resilience (PfRR) areas.

Project overall objective

Communities have improved and sustained food and nutrition security.**

Specific objectives:

  1. Food and nutrition insecure communities have improved resilience to climate and conflict shocks and stressors

  2. Food and nutrition insecure communities have improved livelihoods

VSF-Germany is implementing specific objective 2 which has the following relevant intermediate results: Food and nutrition insecure HH have increased food production. The expected outputs from this IR are:

Output i) Producers trained on improved production techniques that are climate-adaptive

Output ii) Seeds and small ruminants distributed to local producers**

The activity outcome will be improved and sustainable production and productivity of the livestock kept by the project participants in specific and wider community in general thereby enhancing the resilience of their livelihood.

3.0 ASSIGNMENT

Objective of the assignment

The main objective of this assignment is to train livestock officers, livestock field extension agents (LFEAs) and community animal health workers (CAHWs) on disease diagnosis, treatment, improved ruminant husbandry, nutrition and extension service delivery in Kapoeta North, Budi, Akobo and Duk Counties, South Sudan. The trainer shall tailor-make the training for more practical skills development on primary animal health care, ruminant husbandry, nutrition and livestock extension delivery guided by the program module, manual and any other relevant sources.

Scope of work

In reference to the background and purpose, the trainer will be expected to carry out and deliver on the following responsibilities:

i. Use module and manual developed by the program to conduct training. Other relevant training materials are permitted.

ii. Tailor make the training for more practical skills development on disease diagnosis, treatment, improved ruminant husbandry, nutrition and extension service delivery

iii. Conduct livestock officers, livestock field extension agents (LFEAs) and community animal health workers (CAHWs) training in Kapoeta North, Budi, Akobo and Duk counties, South Sudan with 20% theory and 80% practical/field work

iv. Guide/mentor livestock officers, livestock field extension agents (LFEAs) and community animal health workers (CAHWs) in delivery of extension training to at least 4 sample groups (each of 30 participants) of the restocking participants in each of the counties

Proposed Methodology

Interested applicants or institutions must submit a proposal with detailed methodology, work plan with budget (in USDs) and itinerary for the assignment. The training content shall include the training module and handouts developed by the program in addition to the trainer’s other relevant sources. The proposal should include a list of the relevant training materials required for each of the locations to facilitate the training. The use of participatory methodology and tools of training in line with the scope of work are strongly encouraged. The setting of the training shall be select cattle camps in the respective locations.

4.0 TIME FRAME

The engagement shall be conducted for 15 days (weekends inclusive) for each of the locations of Kapoeta North, Budi, Akobo and Duk Counties, South Sudan thus cumulative 60 days.

5.0 EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

· Livestock officers, livestock field extension agents (LFEAs) and community animal health workers (CAHWs) trained including practical/field work.

· Leading livestock officers, livestock field extension agents (LFEAs) and community animal health workers (CAHWs) in delivery of extension training to at least 4 sample groups of small ruminant restocking participants in each of the counties

· Training reports – separate for each county – with the following annexes:

i. Schedule of trainings

ii. Summary of topics covered during the training

iii. Lessons learnt

iv. Challenges

v. Recommendations

vi. List of attendance segregated by gender and signed on each day of the training

vii. Captioned photos of the training

6.0 PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND OTHER CONDITIONS

· The trainer must send one technical proposal and 4 separate financial offers for each of the locations – Kapoeta North, Budi, Akobo & Duk Counties – based on an all-inclusive daily fee (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) for the contract period.

· Travel costs, accommodation and daily food allowance costs shall be the responsibility of VSF Germany.

· Payments shall be made based on the agreed fixed contract price and released upon submission of a certificate of payment request, indicating deliverables achieved to be verified and cleared for payment by the supervisor.

· The trainer shall receive his/her lump sum service fees upon certification of the completed tasks satisfactorily, as per the following payment schedule:

i. 20% upon signature and submission and approval of inception report with a detailed methodology and action plan.

ii. 80% payment upon completion of assignment

7.0 INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR MANAGEMENT FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

The principal responsibility for managing this assignment lies with the Pathways to Resilience Program Manager, VSF-Germany, South Sudan. VSF Germany will provide relevant facilitation to support the trainer’s work including arrangement of the training venue, mobilizing the trainees and relevant fisheries based producer groups. In addition, VSF Germany will provide transport, both land and air, accommodation and food allowance at organization rates and commensurate to the number of days spent in the field.

8.0 REQUIREMENTS & EXPERIENCE

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from a recognized institution

Experience:

Proven experience, with at least 10 years’ experience conducting animal health trainings and extension service delivery**

How to apply:

How to Apply

Technical proposals should include the following:

· Profile of the trainer

· Overview of the assignment as you understand it

· The approach(es), detailed methodology, work plan, a list of the relevant training materials required for each of the locations and itinerary for the assignment

· A comprehensive budget covering professional fees and expenses related to carrying out the assignment. This should be presented in separate sheets for each location with location clearly marked

· Detailed activity timeline for undertaking the assignment. This should be presented in separate sheets for each location with location clearly marked

Interested parties should submit their proposals by 5.00 pm Monday 21st February 2022 to HR & Administration, VSF Germany, via Email: juba@vsfg.org or recruitment@vsfg.org.

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COVAX Implementation Specialist

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Jan 232022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Crown Agents
Closing date: 14 Feb 2022

About the role

Objective of the consultancy

Crown Agents seeks an individual, experienced in immunisation service delivery in challenging environments (preferred experience in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) to work closely with the COVAX technical working group in supporting the MoH and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine. This position plays an important external representation and coordination role and is expected to successfully engage with other relevant stakeholders in the health sector in South Sudan, in order to strengthen COVID- 19 vaccine roll- out nationally.

Scope of Work

The consultant will conduct the following specific tasks (LOE per task is approximate and should be discussed further with Crown Agents):

Description of Tasks

Collaborate with MoH SS, WHO, UNICEF and other stakeholders to improve the COVID vaccine distribution, administration, planning and micro-planning.

Refine the COVID-19 vaccine delivery strategy to best reach target groups, ensuring no one is left behind

Facilitate all COVAX workshops and teleconferences on service delivery

Study and propose possible routes of Covid 19 vaccination integration with routine EPI program

Compile a comprehensive report to document the roll- out of COVID- 19 vaccine in HPF supported facilities.

Identify human resources needs and conduct on the job training and supportive supervision. Ensure all health facilities have adequately trained vaccinators

Training of BHWs on vaccine effectiveness, key messages, identification of vulnerable groups for mobile/outreach

Set up of mobile sites to reach further into communities

Participate in supportive supervision of COVID-19 vaccination program

Last mile cold chain monitoring, vaccine wastage and reverse logistics

Support COVID-19 vaccination planning and training

Immediate start required

About you

  • At least 10 years’ working experience in immunization
  • Master’s qualification in International Public Health, Health Services Management or related field is desirable
  • Clinical background desirable (medical doctor, clinical officer, nurse or related)
  • Preferred experience working in Fragile and Conflict Affected States
  • High quality technical presentations and reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is essential.
  • Experience in new vaccines introduction
  • Computer literate: at a minimum must be able to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook proficiently

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

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Vaccine Verification Consultant

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Jan 152022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Crown Agents
Closing date: 4 Feb 2022

About the role

The Health Pooled Fund began its third phase (HPF3) in October 2018 and is supported to run until 2023 by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Gavi – The Vaccine Alliance and the EU.

HPF3 merges two previous health programmes – Health Pooled Fund 2 (HPF2), which provides healthcare at health facility level, and the Integrated Community Case Management 2 (ICCM2) programme, which provides healthcare to children under-five within more remote communities. HPF3 supports delivery of community level, essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services, stabilisation of local health systems, and procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities.

HPF supports services in eight states of South Sudan known as: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity and Lakes.

The programme impact will be an improved health and nutrition status for the population that saves lives and reduces morbidity (including maternal, infant and under-5 mortality), and has the following principal outputs:

Output 1: Enhanced delivery of integrated health services through a network of health facilities.
Output 2: Expanded Community health services for the prevention and treatment of common conditions based upon the Boma Health Initiative Guidelines.
Output 3: Strengthened management of the Supply Chain for essential drugs and commodities.
Output 4: Stable health systems that are responsive and accountable to the needs of communities and individuals accessing health services.
Output 5: Funds and processes that are efficient, effective, inclusive and offer value for money

To attain these outcomes, the HPF3 team is responsible for:

  • Effective programme management, including robust risk management.
  • Ensuring continuity of and support to service delivery, with a focus on improving quality.
  • Specialist technical assistance covering health service delivery, community engagement, nutrition, health planning, information, and HRH.
  • Procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities
  • Management of the Implementing Partner fund
  • Management of fiduciary risk associated with use of donor funds.

Objective of consultancy

The consultancy has the following objectives

  • The Vaccine Verification consultant will conduct validation of data to ensure data quality assurance for COVID- 19 vaccination

Scope of Work

  • Ensure issues in Covid-19 vaccination supplies and reporting tool management are identified and actively addressed at all levels.
  • Proactively liaise with implementing partners to evaluate and improve data collection systems and procedures
  • Support Covid-19 vaccinations data collection and visualisation activities (Manual, ODK and DHIS2

About you

The consultant must have:

  • University degree/Diploma preferably at an advanced level, in monitoring and evaluation relevant to information management including supply chain
  • Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel or MS Access (e.g., pivot tables and functions); proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analysing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, graphs, and reports.

About us

You will be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

How to apply:

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Finance Manager – South Sudan

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Dec 232021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany
Closing date: 4 Jan 2022

Job title: Finance Manager
Place of work: Juba with frequent travel to project areas**
Donor: **Various
Monthly salary: As per VSF G scale
No. of positions: One
Contract period: One (1) year with possible extension **

Job Summary:

The purpose and role of Finance Manager is to ensure effective financial management and coordination of country financial/accounting in South Sudan country program. This entails supporting project based operation and program staff and consolidation of project finance reports. The holder of the position will also provide leadership in cash management, grant management and management accounting for South Sudan country program.

Key Areas of responsibility:

  1. Cash Management for the whole country program
  2. Grant Management for the country program
  3. Consolidation of finance reports for projects implemented in South Sudan Country Program
  4. Training and capacity building
  5. Review of documents and reports
  6. Supervision and verification of supplier accounts, customer accounts, invoices & payment process.
  7. Support in both internal and external audits and finance related reviews
  8. Budgeting (Development and control)
  9. Supervision of staff in finance department in South Sudan Country Program
  10. Communication

Job Requirement:

· A Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or Commerce.

· CPA/ACCA Finalist an added advantage

· At least 8 years’ working experience as an accountant and with supervisory duties, 3 of which are should be in a management position in an INGO

· Well-developed Information Communication and Technology (ICT) skills with hands on experience with computerized accountings applications. Good knowledge of MS Dynamics/Navision is highly desirable

· Prior knowledge of various donor financial regulations desired

· Strong communication and leadership skills.

How to apply:

Apply

  1. Interested and qualified candidates meeting the minimum requirements should send their application comprising of the following documents to cfmrecruitment@vsfg.org on or before 4th January, 2022.

  2. Updated CV not more than 3 pages

  3. Cover letter for application only One (1) page

  4. One-page summary table of educational background, work experience, skill, competence and current or last salary.

DON’T SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees, or recommendation letter as you will provide them up on request only. Make sure also you clearly state the job position in your email or application letter.

Due to the urgency of some position we shall conduct assessments on an ongoing basis as applications are received.

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Country Director – South Sudan

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Dec 212021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 3 Jan 2022

Country Director- South Sudan

As a member of the East and Southern Africa Senior Leadership team, you will have shared accountability for Save the Children’s international development and emergency programming in the region of approximately $400 million each year through an organisation of over 5,500 people. To achieve our ambitious goals and breakthroughs for children, the leadership team will, in collaboration with Save the Children Members and in conjunction with the other regional organisations, aim to drive global growth to $2.7 billion

The Country Director will lead the transformation of the country to a new operating model, whilst also delivering Save the Children’s strategy within the country through: –

  • Delivering quality programmes, including advocacy, for children; and
  • Ensuring world class stewardship of resources from Members and their donors

South Sudan is one of the most challenging and exciting working environments that Save the Children currently works in. The newest country in the world, its legacy of thirty years of war has yet to be even partly addressed as its new government works to both develop and reach out to its people.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

Essential

  • Master degree level qualification or equivalent length of experience in the sector
  • Substantial experience of building, leading and developing a diverse team of senior staff to deliver on both development and humanitarian programs

  • Experience of working with large, complex donors to secure and/or manage new large-scale and/or competitive funding

  • Experience of managing a crisis situation requiring quick changes to priorities and rapid action to respond

  • Experience of leading change in an organisation which has led to considerable results for the organisation and its stakeholders

  • Experience of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation

  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in

  • Good understanding of programme, financial and operational management processes

  • Good understanding of key trends in international and humanitarian development

  • Commitment to the Save the Children values

Desirable

  • Experienced leader who has held senior positions in complex/high profile/ multinational organisations
  • Demonstrable ability to recruit, lead and develop high calibre specialist senior staff with a range of backgrounds and expertise
  • Strong track record in building high performance teams and future successors/leaders
  • Experience of leading a large, highly complex organisation through significant change with clear business benefit
  • Strategic thinker who is comfortable with developing highly ambitious business strategies at scale and the track record of delivering on these
  • Ability to manage and motivate self and others to respond to a significant and complex crisis situation in extraordinary circumstances, requiring swift action and rapid changes in priorities
  • Evidence of identifying and building strategic and effective business networks at a very senior level, which have resulted in clear business benefit for the organisation
  • Innovative approach to solving a range of highly complex issues and galvanising buy-in to the solutions at all levels
  • Highly developed political acumen and ability to navigate through complex political situations
  • Strong and nuanced cultural awareness

Contract duration: Open ended

Location: South Sudan Country Office

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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GBV & Protection Specialist – Maternity Cover

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Dec 102021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Montrose
Closing date: 5 Jan 2022

MONTROSE is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialised in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations and other development stakeholders.

Background

The Health Pooled Fund began its third phase (HPF3) in July 2018 and is supported to run until 2023 by the British Government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the European Union (EU). A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing HPF3.

HPF3 merges two previous health programmes – Health Pooled Fund 2 (HPF2), which provides healthcare at health facility level, and the Integrated Community Case Management 2 (ICCM2) programme, which provides healthcare to children under five within more remote communities. HPF3 supports delivery of community level essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services, stabilisation of local health systems, and procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities.

HPF3 supports services in eight out of ten states of South Sudan: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity, and Lakes.

The programme impact will improve the health and wellbeing of the population through increased coverage, access and utilisation of quality lifesaving health, sexual and reproductive health and nutrition services under the following five outputs:

  • Output 1: Delivery and increased availability/readiness of quality health services at facilities.
  • Output 2: Community level interventions that increase awareness, prevention and treatment of common conditions.
  • Output 3: Availability of safe, effective and quality essential medicines and supplies.
  • Output 4: Stable health systems that enhance accountability and responsive to the needs of the people.
  • Output 5: Funds and processes that are efficient, effective, inclusive and offer value for money.

Position summary

The GBV & Protection Specialist will lead specific actions across all counties in the eight HPF3-supported states to ensure safeguarding of women, children and other vulnerable persons. This role will focus on the scaling up of GBV & Protection service provision.

Specific roles and responsibilities

  • Draft and then implement a clear GBV & Protection service provision strategy which includes policies and protocols to guide the HPF3 programme and Implementing Partners’ work to protect women, children and vulnerable persons. This would focus on scaling up GBV service provision and protection against sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA). Mainstreaming safeguarding throughout the programme will be a key focus.
  • Working with the Implementing Partners, MoH and HPF programme, review the existing level of GBV and protection service provision, awareness, and capacity across the HPF programme.
  • Develop capacity building activities for staff and implementing partners and provide on-going mentoring and support, including identifying STTA to support IPs or other programme activities
  • Oversee implementation and integration of GBV and Protection interventions (including PSEA). Ensure Safeguarding is mainstreamed across interventions
  • Conduct field visits to the states to monitor the GBV and Protection service provision interventions.
  • Working with the Mental Health & Disability Specialist, coordinate with the Implementing Partners to ensure they have in place a full suite of safeguarding policies including Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying; support where these policies are missing; train IPs on the policies where necessary and ensure compliance with the policies through continuous monitoring activities.
  • Identify and utilise opportunities to integrate safeguarding approaches into all aspects of HPF3 work, working effectively with the different departments, teams, technical specialists, Implementing Partners and relevant line ministries to achieve this.
  • Support HPF team, IPs, and volunteers to take proactive steps to identify potential safeguarding risks and actively works to mitigate and eliminate those risks.
  • Provide specific support to effectively address ‘high risk’ factors in the HPF programming and feed safeguarding actions into the programme risk register.
  • Ensure that safeguarding concerns reported are followed up safely, effectively, and efficiently – investigated confidentially to the required standards with necessary mitigating actions enforced
  • Provide guidance to staff and Implementing Partners on the management of safeguarding issues and, where necessary, personally undertake Safeguarding investigations, sometimes in challenging environments and to rigorous timescales and standards.
  • Provide ongoing support, capacity building and guidance to the Safeguarding Focal Persons at HPF and Implementing Partners both from Juba and through field visits.
  • Ensure SMT, HPF team and donors receive accurate, appropriate, and timely information on case reports, investigation outcomes, measures, and closure.
  • Develop capacity building activities for staff and implementing partners and provide on-going mentoring and support, including identifying STTA to support IPs or other programme activities
  • Conduct field visits to the states to monitor the safeguarding interventions.
  • Work with the M&E team to develop/review/update indicators related to GBV, child protection and other safeguarding issues.
  • Work with the HPF M&E and contracting teams to support IPs in effectively monitoring and reporting on GBV, Protection and Safeguarding interventions. This includes both quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Regularly review achievements of safeguarding-related indicators against log-frame targets and present the findings to the HPF team and during meetings with stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with county health departments to ensure that IP community interventions reach out to protect those vulnerable to any form of abuse or exploitation.
  • Work with M&E team and Operational Research Manager to identify subject areas in safeguarding for further study and analysis.
  • Review and provide feedback to safeguarding sections in the IP monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports.
  • Advise on best practices to improve the quality of safeguarding mechanisms, capture stories, document and share lessons learned.
  • Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organisational or programming needs as assigned by the line manager.

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Child Protection, Human Rights, Sociology, Law, Gender-Based Violence or related studies.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in protection and safeguarding issues including GBV
  • Experience in safeguarding practice in humanitarian setting
  • Experience of planning and undertaking training programmes/workshops in protection/ safeguarding at a range of levels (e.g. field workers, managers, and decision makers)
  • Experience of managing as well as undertaking complex safeguarding investigations and or disciplinary investigations
  • Knowledge of and commitment to human rights.
  • High standard of technical writing with experience in English including experience of drafting reports, technical bulletins, protocols and policy briefs.
  • Good programme management and community engagement experience.
  • Knowledge of the development sector is essential, and knowledge of the health sector is advantageous.
  • Experience working with the donors that fund HPF including FCDO, SIDA, EU, Canadian Government, USAID and UN agencies
  • Familiarity with implementation of activities and challenges of working in a context such as South Sudan.
  • Strong communication skills and cultural awareness.
  • Interested candidates preferably based in South Sudan already due to travel restrictions.

How to apply:

If you meet the above specifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application Here before the 5 January 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified. Please note that this position is a maternity cover for 3-months only.

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SIDA Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction in South Sudan Consultancy

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Nov 262021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Oxfam
Closing date: 7 Dec 2021

Building resilience through gender and conflict sensitive approaches to education, skills development and sustainable livelihoods in South Sudan

Terms of Reference

Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction in South Sudan

November 2021

BACKGROUND

South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011. Since 2013 it has been in a civil war, which ended in 2020, but violence continues at local levels in many parts of the country. The disaster profile of South Sudan ranges from health crises to flooding, and drought. An estimated 800,000 people have been affected by floods in areas along the Nile and Lol rivers, and in Sudd marshlands since May 2021. Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states are the worst affected. [1] Vast areas of the country are now under water and food insecurity is at record levels. South Sudan is ranked among the five countries in the world most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and people are already dealing with the consequences. These hazards aggravated by climate change have increased in recent years in terms of intensity, frequency and complexity leading to destruction of infrastructures and loss of livelihoods.

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster (MHADM) is the governing authority for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) that heads the DRM committee. The structure is decentralized, and the counties are governed by local authorities and supported by DRM committees. The government of South Sudan has been preparing institutions, plans and mechanisms to increase their capacities for disaster management. There are a Draft National Strategy for DRM in South Sudan (2019) and a Draft National Disaster Risk Management Policy (2020) but they have not been passed or adopted to date[2]. The draft policy sets up an institutional framework for humanitarian assistance and disaster risk management, including promotion of a culture of disaster risk reduction for community resilience and building the capacity for disaster risk management at all levels [3].

A recent report published in June 2021 reviewing East Africa region early warning- early action systems has identified some strengths and gaps in the system in South Sudan[4]. **

With Swedish development assistance funding, Oxfam is implementing the “Building Resilience through gender and conflict sensitive approaches to education, skills development, and sustainable livelihoods in South Sudan’’ project which has started in July 2021 to May 2025 in Juba, Rumbek and Pibor.

The project overall aim is to Improve resilience through gender and conflict sensitive education and skill-based solutions for sustainable livelihoods among the target girls, boys, women and men. This will be done through:

  1. Ensuring that conflict-affected adolescents, youth, women and men have improved knowledge and skills through safe, quality and gender responsive education and skills development and

  2. Strengthening inclusive participation and gender responsive local leadership to ensure resilient education systems and sustainable livelihoods.

Contributing to the second outcome, the project will focus on improving the capacity of local education authorities, Parent Teacher Associations (PTA)/School Management Committee (SMC) on school management and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR). It will increase the community capacity to respond to shocks through community managed disaster risk reduction action planning (CMDRR) and awareness on climate mitigation and adaptation mechanisms, mapping of season rainfall patterns to adopt a flexible cropping pattern as well as use flood and drought resistant variety of seeds, supporting existing community-based structure (e.g. PTAs, SMCs, school clubs) to act as agents of risk reduction. The CMDRR action plans will use local knowledge to carry out climate related risks mapping and mitigation as well as engaging local stakeholders in early warning systems and response mechanisms.

To build resilience of learners, both teachers’ and learners’ well-being is important, and to support this appreciative teaching methodologies and preparedness for shocks and disasters will be strengthened through the teacher professional development. Psycho-social/recreational activities and DRR community activities will be implemented as part of club activities in schools.

As such there is a need to better understand the existing Early Warning Systems in South Sudan at national level but also at community level. There is a gap in knowledge in terms of the available documentation and understanding of local community practices in forecasting impending hazards which prompts them to take early actions that minimize impacts. With the increasing calls for the integration of both scientific and indigenous knowledge in early warning systems to strengthen community resilience to natural hazards, there is a need to further understand the role of indigenous knowledge and its potential in designing people-centered early warning systems.

It is expected that the resulting documentation should guide the DRR interventions in the project and more widely support stakeholders in South Sudan in the further development of an inclusive early warning system for floods and droughts by giving them an overview of the variety of the indigenous knowledge available.

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

Purpose:

The purpose of this research is to better understand and document the indigenous early warning signs and capacities of the community and the practices for most common hazards (i.e. floods, droughts, etc.) in project locations.

Specific Objectives:

  • To document the existing policies and systems of disaster risk management at national and subnational levels,
  • To document the natural disasters (flooding, drought etc.) affecting the communities,
  • To analyze the accessibility official early warning systems and scientific information on weather and climate forecasting to the local community
  • To explore to what extent indigenous early warning signs communities observe and how are they forecasting disasters, including disaster management capacity and practice and also assess how it is integrated with scientific approach.
  • To explore how they share the early warning signs within their community and possibly beyond and the accessibility of those (target groups),
  • To analyze if and how they use them/take action to prepare for and/or respond or reduce the impacts of disasters,
  • To document challenges faced by indigenous people in the management of disasters flood and drought
  • To explore potential solutions can be found to improve forecasting, responding, and enhancing adaptation to disasters by indigenous people

Scope:

The consultancy work will be focused on; in-depth examination of the existing disaster risk management systems at national and subnational levels and with a particular focus on understanding and documenting the indigenous early warning signs for the most common disasters in project locations and understanding the early actions taken by the local communities to address those, as well as potential opportunities for initiatives within the current project. Specific case studies will be selected from the potential project locations in Juba, Pibor and Rumbek.

METHODOLOGY

A detailed methodology, including the design of data-collection tools and formulation of specific questions will be developed by the consultant. But it is expected that the consultant will carry out qualitative research according to the ToR and will include necessary tools to meet the research objectives. Some of these tools and areas of enquiry include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Desk research including a secondary literature review of existing research on disaster risk management in South Sudan, disaster profiling, indigenous knowledge and lessons learned from other contexts, as well as other relevant documentation and project documents;**

· Case study research- the desk research will inform the selection of the case study areas of the research and which should be selected from the focus areas of the project and in collaboration with the Oxfam team;

· Conduct Key informant interviews and Focus Group Discussions as relevant including consultations with Oxfam staff, national authorities, local authorities, PTA/SMCs, traditional leaders and religious leaders, elders, and chiefs; women from across the community; young people (male and female) from across the community; IDPs and; partner organizations; and other INGOs, UN/ICRC, and national NGOs/South Sudan Red Cross, IGAD ICPAC, IFRC, ICRC civil society actors present.

The Sida Programme Manager will be responsible for overall management of the assignment and will be responsible to facilitate and utilize the work of consultant for the analysis. For broader discussion and deeper analysis, a reference group consisting of the Area PMs in Pibor and Rumbek, IBIS staff, or staff from other relevant units will be established and will be engaged and convened as per the needs for discussion, ideas and suggestion during the analysis period.

OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

· Inception report containing a detailed desk review and methodology with accompanying workplan and data collection tools.

· Presentation of the results and recommendations at meeting with country team, partners, and IBIS colleagues.

· Comprehensive report.

DURATION AND PROPOSED SCHEDULE

The research is expected to take place during December-January 2022 for the duration of 25 days.

No.

Deliverable

Duration

1.

Desk review of relevant data

Deliverable:** inception report (including data collection tools)

3 days

2.

Data collection

15 days

3.

Data analysis and report write up

Deliverable: First draft study report shared to Oxfam for comments

4 days

4.

Meeting to present the main findings to the country team, partners, and IBIS colleagues and agree on key actions that can be integrated as part of the project’s conflict-sensitivity action plan.

1 day

5.

Deliverable:** Final study report based on comments received

2 days

Payment schedules:

  1. 30% upon submission of an inception report, 1 week (5 working days) after signing of the contract. This report will outline in detail the key scope of the work and detailed study methodology; data collection tools; a work plan/schedule of tasks designating a team member with the lead responsibility for each task and deliverable (output).
  2. 30% at submission of a draft report to Oxfam by the consultant.
  3. 40% upon submission of a final report in the agreed upon structure.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

The data collection activities involved in this study will be based on ethics of in research principles including free consent, no harm, justice and beneficence. This is reinforced by Oxfam’s responsible data handling policy[5]. Considering the risk and sensitivity in culture and context, we will attempt to maintain gender balance in enumerators to ensure and arrangement of same sex speaking to respondents. All respondents will be provided with a consent form. It will describe the main survey objectives, probable time that will be taken, benefits and harm (if any), protection of confidentiality, who will use the data and confirmation of voluntary consent. Respondents will also be entitled to stop responding or participating in the survey at any time during administering of the questionnaire.

CONSULTANT QUALIFICATIONS

This consultancy assignment is open to International/national expert consultants, with specialist knowledge and research expertise in disaster risk reduction and management. The consultant will have the following experience and qualifications:

· Postgraduate degree in social science, sociology, disaster risk reduction and management, or any other related field, PhD level desirable.

· Significant experience in disaster risk reduction and management;

· Sound theoretical knowledge of disaster risk reduction and management with an NGO, UN agency, or government;

· Previous experiences of practicing participatory methods for conducting research and planning;

· Professional experience of working in South Sudan, with a clear understanding of traditional forms of social organization and systems of local governance, as well as official systems of local administration;

· High level of competence in the English language and either of the local languages including Arabic, Dinka and Murle desirable;

· Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate detailed concepts clearly and concisely both in writing and verbally.

DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION REQUIRED

The consultant should present:

· CV with relevant experience and background for the assignment and the following information

· A technical proposal with detailed response to the TOR, with specific focus on addressing the scope of work and methodology to be used (including the selection criteria of KIIs and FGDs participants), as well as including a workplan

· Detailed budget indicating consultancy fee per day, all costs included (transportation, accommodation, data collection etc.)

· Two examples of studies/reports similar to this assignment

· Three references, of which one should be related to the work

· The consultant shall submit ONE (01) copy of technical and ONE (01) copy of financial proposal in electronic form or in a single envelope. The technical and financial proposals should be clearly marked and should include the name and detailed contact of the consultant/ firm. All costs should be quoted in USD and will remain valid up to sixty days (60) from the day of proposal submission

[1] south_sudan_2021_floods_the_cost_of_inaction.pdf (reliefweb.int)

[2] Gender-responsive-DRM-ESAR-IFRC-UNICEF-Africa_NEW.pdf

[3] South Sudan workshop report 2017.pdf (ifrc.org)

[4] EW-EA-2-Country-and-National-EW-EA-Systems-2021-6-21.pdf (tufts.edu)

[5] Responsible Data Management (RDM) is about treating the data that we collect with respect and upholding the rights of respondents – people whose data we collect. RDM focuses on treating respondents with respect and dignity and ensuring that we always act in their best interests. www.oxfam.org.uk/responsibledata

How to apply:

The application, including all required information, is to be submitted by email to jubaquotations@oxfam.org.uk at the latest by 7th of December 2021.

Annex 1: Recommended outline of the research (maximum 50 pages excluding annexes)

The research report should contain the different elements mentioned below.

Cover page:

  • Research Title
  • Program title
  • Geographical coverage:
  • Date that the assessment report was finalized
  • Consultant(s) name(s) and logo (if available)
  • Oxfam logos
  • Sida visibility if approved by IBIS

  • Table of contents

  • Glossary

  • List of abbreviations

  • Executive summary that can be used as a stand-alone document

  • Background:

· South Sudan and the disaster profile

· Early warning systems and their gaps in the context of disaster risk management

· Early warning in the context of the project

· Objectives of the research and questions

6.Desk review

  1. Methodology

  2. Presentation of the findings and their analysis

  3. Discussion and conclusions

10.Recommendations

Appendices:

· Terms of reference

· List of persons interviewed and sites visited

· List of documents consulted

· More details on the methodology (including data collection tools)

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COVAX Implementation Specialist

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Oct 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Crown Agents
Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

About the role

Objective of the consultancy

Crown Agents seeks an individual, experienced in immunisation service delivery in challenging environments (preferred experience in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) to work closely with the COVAX technical working group in supporting the MoH and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine. This position plays an important external representation and coordination role and is expected to successfully engage with other relevant stakeholders in the health sector in South Sudan, in order to strengthen COVID- 19 vaccine roll- out nationally.

Scope of Work

The consultant will conduct the following specific tasks (LOE per task is approximate and should be discussed further with Crown Agents):

Description of Tasks

Collaborate with MoH SS, WHO, UNICEF and other stakeholders to improve the COVID vaccine distribution, administration, planning and micro-planning.

Refine the COVID-19 vaccine delivery strategy to best reach target groups, ensuring no one is left behind

Facilitate all COVAX workshops and teleconferences on service delivery

Study and propose possible routes of Covid 19 vaccination integration with routine EPI program

Compile a comprehensive report to document the roll- out of COVID- 19 vaccine in HPF supported facilities.

Identify human resources needs and conduct on the job training and supportive supervision. Ensure all health facilities have adequately trained vaccinators

Training of BHWs on vaccine effectiveness, key messages, identification of vulnerable groups for mobile/outreach

Set up of mobile sites to reach further into communities

Participate in supportive supervision of COVID-19 vaccination program

Last mile cold chain monitoring, vaccine wastage and reverse logistics

Support COVID-19 vaccination planning and training

About you

  • At least 10 years’ working experience in immunization
  • Master’s qualification in International Public Health, Health Services Management or related field is desirable
  • Clinical background desirable (medical doctor, clinical officer, nurse or related)
  • Preferred experience working in Fragile and Conflict Affected States
  • High quality technical presentations and reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is essential.
  • Experience in new vaccines introduction
  • Computer literate: at a minimum must be able to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook proficiently

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

How to apply:

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Team Leader

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Oct 072021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Crown Agents
Closing date: 22 Oct 2021

About the role

Crown Agents has been awarded a sub-recipient role under UNICEF for The Global Fund Malaria Grant (2021 to 2023) in South Sudan. The grant will provide support to the Ministry of Health and improve malaria outcomes across 8 of the 10 states with a focus on a number of priority counties where the burden of malaria is the greatest.

Crown Agents will focus on delivering two critical interventions – strengthening the last mile supply chain ensuring that critical health commodities make it to the right health facilities on time and that their consumption is monitored and accurately reported on and secondly, expanding the Boma Health Initiative – the Ministry of Health’s flagship community health approach – to new areas that are currently not supported.

Crown Agents will work closely with UNICEF and the National Malaria Control Programme on behaviour change communications and other community awareness raising activities as well as on strengthening clinical mentoring and supervision.

Position Summary

The Team Leader will provide overall operational, administrative, financial and personnel management for the grant. He/she is responsible for the operational and programme management of the project while serving as the principal liaison between South Sudan stakeholders, UNICEF and other sub-recipients.

The Team Leader is expected to maintain strong relationships with other in-country Crown Agents health programmes.

The Team Leader will need to maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders, be proactive in identifying and solving challenges and lead a high performing team.

The position is based in Juba, South Sudan, with some travel to the supported counties expected.

Key Responsibilities

The Team Leader will provide overall operational, administrative, financial and personnel management for the grant. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Management and Leadership

  • Lead the programme team to achieve quality oversight and successful delivery of the programme
  • Supervise 6 direct reports (2 positions cost shared with another programme) as well as any in-country STTA requested
  • Work closely with the other Crown Agents health programmes in country as applicable
  • Act as the primary representative of the project and Crown Agents to the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and the National Malaria Control Programme at National, State and Local levels where applicable

Financial

With support from the Project Accountant and Finance and Grants Administrator:

  • Ensure project financial practices are in compliance with Crown Agents and UNICEF/TGF contractual rules and regulations
  • Monitor the in-country programme budget and any implementing partner/service provider spend
  • Ensure that monthly, quarterly and annual programme reporting is completed on time and is accurate

Programme Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Ensure good practice by supporting the development of strong M&E mechanisms with relevant monitoring tools and systems in place to support high quality implementation by partners
  • Identify gaps in the standards of delivery of the programs by partners through a robust monitoring process
  • Document implementation successes, challenges, and lessons learned and share them with all relevant stakeholders

Operational

  • Ensure implementing partners/service providers are properly procured and managed in compliance with contractual terms and conditions
  • Liaise with HQ and in-country Security Manager on matters relating to staff security processes and procedures

About you

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 7-10 years of relevant experience
  • Advanced university degree in public health, medicine, health economics, international development or related field
  • Experience and understanding of Malaria related intervention – an advantage
  • Proven successful experience in financial and grants management, including sub-grant management, and budget and procurement control
  • Demonstrated success and understanding in working across cultural differences and the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues among key populations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, lead, and mobilize a team of direct and indirect reports
  • Understanding of procurement and supply management issues in large-scale public health programs

Reporting and communication

This position reports into the Director of Global Health based at Crown Agents UK Headquarters

Duration

Fixed term, from October 2021 to December 2023 (project-funding dependent)

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

How to apply:

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