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Livelihoods Manager

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 15 Aug 2021

We are looking for a highly qualified, self-motivated Livelihoods Manager who is able to coordinate conflict management activities, work with diverse teams of both national and international staff, and equipped with technical skills to develop and strengthen emergency response capacity in a highly complex crisis.

DRC is operational in South Sudan since 2005, working with the overall aim of achieving durable solutions for displaced populations. The Danish Demining Group (DDG) started Humanitarian Mine Action in 2006.

Danish Refugee Council main program objectives (2018-2020) in South Sudan are:

  1. To save lives and alleviate suffering among displaced people and their hosts
  2. To reduce displacement related risks and support and facilitate solutions
  3. To promote peaceful, inclusive and resilient societies and address root causes to displacement

DRC primarily operates across Upper Nile and Unity states, both of which are heavily affected by conflict and experience high numbers of internally displaced populations as well as refugees in need of humanitarian assistance. DRC has operational bases in Maban, Malakal, Kodok and Aburoc in Upper Nile and in Bentiu, Mayom, and Ajuong Thok in Unity state, supported by a country-office in Juba.

Overall purpose of the role:

Under the direct supervision of the Area Manager, and with technical support from the Livelihoods Coordinator, the Livelihoods Manager will be responsible for the implementation of DRC’s FSL activities and contributes to strategic planning for the program in Unity State. The Livelihoods Manager is the direct supervisor of national program staffs and provides daily direction and guidance to project cycle management, proposal development and implementation of activities. The job involved working with vulnerable households to providing the means to improve and secure local food production and improve resilience building. Responsibilities include developing new projects (in coordination with the Grants Management Coordinator, Livelihoods Coordinator, and Area Manager), overseeing project quality implementation and budget management, leading on reporting, and working closely with government counterparts. The Livelihoods Manager is also responsible for ensuring the implementation of good quality food security and livelihoods program activities and also involves identifying gaps and advising on the necessary steps to address the identified gaps. The Livelihoods Manager is also responsible for providing technical oversight and training to field-based program staff in the area of Food Security and Livelihoods, with an emphasis on national staff capacity building. The Livelihoods Manager will collaborate with the FSL Cluster in Unity State and whenever appropriate collaborate with other FSL and humanitarian actors in his/her area of operation.

Responsibilities

To achieve the objectives of the position, the Livelihoods Manager will perform the following tasks and undertake the following responsibilities:

Coordination/Representation

  • Actively participate and represent DRC in state coordination meetings such as FSL clusters, and other meetings conducted by local and state authorities, UN agencies and stakeholders when relevant to FSL issues
  • Identify gaps in service provision to IDPs, proactively referring those gaps to relevant forums or advocating with government authorities or humanitarian partners for additional support

Programme Management

  • Under the direct supervision of the Area Manager and in coordination with the Livelihood Coordinator plan, manage and implement all FSL activities as defined by project documents/proposals. Uphold rigorous project cycle management standards at the field site level in compliance with DRC and donor regulations
  • Supervise and guide Livelihood Technical Officers/ Team Leaders and other staff throughout the planning and implementation of all FSL activities in Unity Sate of South Sudan.
  • Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, Humanitarian partners and funding Donors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation
  • Contribute and support effective monitoring, evaluation and learning processes and initiatives, and ensure effective data and information management.
  • Ensure daily monitoring and progress of project/work implementation. Ensure protections issues are incorporated and mainstreamed in FSL activities.
  • Ensure project lesson learns are properly captured and contribute learning in FSL project developments.

Finance and Administration:

  • Ensure full compliance with DRC and donor financial guidelines and policies while managing the project(s).**
  • Monitor budgets to ensure the timely utilization of all resources, spending is in line with project timelines and implementation schedules and adjust budget forecasts when needed.

Human Resources:

  • Ensure that adequate staffing is in place for the activities, including an appropriate gender balance within the teams. Performance management of FSL team including setting team and individual objectives, providing capacity building, feedback, coaching to the team to achieve targets
  • Make sure that team is aware of humanitarian principles, standards and DRC code of conduct, Safe guarding policy and follow them accordingly

Proposal Development/Reporting

  • Provide regular updates on progress to supervisors and other team members, including other departments and sectors as appropriate
  • Responsible to provide input and/or prepare project progress reports, donor reports, Cluster reports (5Ws or CWG CVA information) as per given deadlines and as necessary
  • Develop concept notes and/or proposals and budgets in close cooperation with the Area Manager, Head of Programme, Livelihood Coordinator and Grants Coordinator when required
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the country FSL operation through participation in strategy planning meetings and developing strategic documents

Logistics, Procurement, Safety and Security

  • Develop supply/procurement plans for protection program activities and coordinate with the Bentiu-based Supply Chain personnel for their delivery to the field as per project planning.
  • Ensure staff compliance with security management rules and procedures (for i.e. ensuring relevant documentation and procedures are understood and adhered to by staff).

About You

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum undergraduate degree in agriculture, agribusiness, social sciences, international development or equivalent degree qualifications
  • Postgraduate degree preferred;
  • At least 4 years’ experience in food security programming, agricultural, Resilience and livelihood support in post conflict and volatile security environments;
  • Minimum 3 years’ solid experience in project cycle management, including project design, proposal writing, project implementation, budget management and donor reporting;
  • Proven experience of preparing project proposals and log frames for FSL projects for donors;
  • Experience with different donors, i.e., WFP-FFA. BHA-FFP, DANIDA, BPRM, UNHCR, and ECHO, preferred;
  • Experience in Permaculture and Resilience design preferred
  • Proven experience in conducting emergency market, labour and food security & livelihoods assessments;
  • An understanding of Natural Resources Management, tree seedling establishment, Energy and other environmental protection related programmes;
  • Design and coordination of graduating Artisans resettlement programmes including apprenticeships, On Job Training, business skills development/training, financial management, records keeping, group formation and dynamics, business plan development, start-up kits (in kind and cash grants) and market linkages.
  • Knowledge and experience in establishment of Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLAs) and cooperatives at grassroots level;
  • Proven experience in cash-based programming; specially rolling out CVA agenda
  • Experience in coordinating FSL activities in emergency, camp settings and out of camps settings;
  • Experience in coordinating activities across locations;
  • Experience in emergency seeds, fishing and tools distribution; cropping calendar application and tracking, kitchen gardening, Farmer Field School Approach, demonstration/trial garden establishment, Seed multiplication and post-harvest management;
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting high, evidence-based monitoring and evaluation standards; designing and using tools for monitoring programme activities and achievements against the LFA; A good understanding of data entry, clean up, analysis and reporting; application of Lessons learnt/best practices, preparation and posting of success stories.
  • Proven experience in staff and other stakeholder’s capacity building, coaching and mentorship, including preparation of materials/manuals, facilitation and roll out of a training plan/calendar;
  • Ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication and ease in managing a multi-ethnic team;
  • Good team leadership and conflict resolution skills, consensus team building, and adaptability;
  • Patience and understanding to work with and develop capacity of national staff;
  • Experience delivering programmes to tight deadlines;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of guidance and supervision;
  • Experience working in security-sensitive environments and enforcement of team security protocols is an asset.
  • Application of computer and IT skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills;

Desirable qualifications

  • Fluency in written and spoken English language;
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote and isolated location with ever changing security scenarios
  • Experience working as a field-level project manager is highly desirable;
  • Working experience in South Sudan;
  • Experience working in challenging and insecure security environments.

Moreover, in this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Key stakeholders:

  • TCs, HoP, Area Manager, PMs, Team Leaders, Officers
  • WFP Team, FAO, FFP Consortium team, FSL Cluster Members
  • Relevant government authorities and Community Leaders

We offer

Duration: 1 year contract, renewable contract subject to Performance and Funding.

Contract: Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies graded as Band M.F level 2.

Start Date: asap

Duty Station: Bentiu (Unity State) – South Sudan

Reporting: This position reports to Area Manager

*Commitments:* DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

How to apply:

Applications
All applicants must send a cover letter (max 1 page) and an updated CV (max 3 pages) in English. The cover letter should outline your personal motivation for applying and your key qualifications for the position.

Please click on this link to apply: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=162105&DepartmentId=19091&SkipAdvertisement=true .

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 15th August, 2021 and note that due to the urgent need to fill this position, recruitment can be finalized before closing date of applications.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport

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Live Saved Tool Outcome Data Analysis – Consultancy opportunity

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Jul 302021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Montrose
Closing date: 28 Aug 2021

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 Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 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.

Montrose has been directly supporting the Government of South Sudan to improve health care across eight states since 2012. The South Sudan Health Pooled Fund is used to ensure the delivery of health care and hospital referral services in 8 out of South Sudan’s 10 states.

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 five principal 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.

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.women, under- fives, and neonates). The Consultant will estimate lives saved based on HPF3 interventions (i.e., Maternal, Child, New-born health and Nutrition)

Using FCDO recommended LiST Tool the consultant will use available data such as South Sudan Household Surveys, Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS), MICS, DHIS2 etc. To model the LiST tool data for HPF 3 log frame outcome indicator No 4 – Lives Saved (disaggregated by women, pregnant women, under- fives, and neonates). The Consultant will estimate lives saved based on HPF3 interventions (i.e., Maternal, Child, New-born health and Nutrition)

  • Customise the Spectrum Software (LiST Tool) to include HPF3 programme implementation areas such as State and County level.
  • The consultant will train HPF MEL team to be able to conduct the analysis and write a comprehensive report.
  • Review the data elements used in the LiST Tool (Spectrum Version 6.0. or the latest version) with the current data collected, and developed a data collection tool as may be required.

Purpose of the Consultancy

The consultant will model the LiST tool to be used for estimation of lives saved through health interventions (i.e., Maternal, Child, New-born health and Nutrition) implemented through HPF3 programme. The consultant will also train and support the HPF MEL team to be able to estimate the impact of coverage change on mortality in South Sudan with specific focus on HPF3 programme Intervention areas. See sections on Specific Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant and Deliverables below.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant

The following are the specific roles and responsibilities of the Consultant for the work:

  • Review available data collected within the HPF3 programme and align with the LiST tool data requirements
  • Developed a data collection tool(s) for the required data for estimation of live saved as per the LIST tool
  • Customised LiST Tool and support the MEL team to be able to customise based on the FCDO reporting requirements such as state and county.
  • Support and train HPF MEL team to be competent to use the LiST Tool for future programme reporting so that they are equipped with knowledge and skills to conduct analysis using the LiST tool.
    • Prepare Training TOR in conjunction with MEL team, for the training using HPF training ToR template.
    • Facilitate the training to ensure the objectives highlighted in the ToR are accomplished.
    • Build in-house capacity for using LiST to integrate LiST into internal workflows among the programme staff
  • Estimate live saved using the specific intervention under HPF programme and provide related narrative. The model will include but not limited to:
    • Calculate cause specific mortality based on intervention coverage changes, intervention ineffectiveness etc.
    • Estimation of impact of scaling up interventions on maternal, child and neonatal health and nutrition
    • Model and perform intervention costing for the programme
    • Model changes in commodity distribution and coverage
    • Other relevant estimations for the programme

Provide technical support where required. This will be hours spread across several days.

Requirements

  • Masters degree or equivalent in public health, international development, statistics, epidemiology or equivalent
  • Experience implementing the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) in large, complex programmes
  • Ability to work well both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent written English with experience of report writing for international development partners
  • Experience of working on FCDO-funded programmes
  • Experience and understanding of the South Sudan context
  • Strong time management, organisational and communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the experience of seeking creative ways to overcome complex problems
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint)

How to apply:

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application by 28 August 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Consultant – Cooperative’s Assessment and Strategy Development (STREAM Program) – South Sudan

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Jul 292021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 1 Aug 2021

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps began programming in Sudan in 1985, and has been operating in states of what is now South Sudan since 2005; Operations have continued since the independence of South Sudan in 2011. We have been working to meet people’s immediate needs, and with communities, to build local capacity and promote economic development, especially with the eruption of violence in December 2013. Mercy Corps South Sudan works aims at addressing a number of interrelated needs within a range of activities including livelihoods, peace building, agriculture, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, financial access and economic development. Mercy Corps applies a broad and integrated approach to address challenges to product and service availability, access and utilization among communities of intervention to integrate targeted assistance for the immediate needs of critically vulnerable populations with a larger strategic focus on market facilitation that promotes long-term systemic change while working through strategic partnerships to realize scale and impact of programs.

Purpose / Project Description

Mercy Corps South Sudan with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is implementing the Strengthening Resilience in Agriculture, Livelihoods and Markets through Local Institutions in Mundri and Koch (STREAM) with the overall objective of improving food security of 6,350 households through enhanced gender equitable market access and increased agricultural production and off farm and non-farm livelihood opportunities. Western Equatorial in South Sudan has previously been a food basket and has the potential for the accelerated production and feeding the nation, unfortunately due to the years of disruptions due to the social, economic, political and more recently the health implications from COVID-19 have hampered production capacity and supply chains. Needless to say, at the household level, production capacity, skills and technologies and level of aggregation have completely been hampered.

In mobilizing and strengthening the capacity of the producers in various value chains to be selected, the STREAM project has taken on the Cooperative model as an anchor institution for diffusing knowledge, skills, organizing and aggregating farmer potential in these areas. The STREAM project believes that the Cooperatives do provide a huge potential for accelerating and engagement with smallholder farmers at scale while leveraging opportunities for markets and its potential growth especially in increasing yield, incomes and strengthening market systems in these areas.

Mercy Corps will be leading efforts on identifying and strengthening various value chain market systems opportunities between these communities in ways that are mutually beneficial and reinforcing opportunities for social economic inclusion and stimulation of the local economy. The first component of the consultancy should focus on assessing and analyzing the capacity and gaps of cooperatives while at the same time understanding key functions that are critical in ensuring that the cooperatives remain functional. The second part of the consultancy should focus on developing

Consultant Objectives

The consultancy will focus on assessing the current structure of existing and new cooperatives in Mundri and Koch areas of the project to focus on strengthening their capacity through clearly understanding the structures and opportunities for cooperatives while at the same time exploring this information to develop a cohesive vision for increasing their performance. This assignment will involve developing very concrete ideas on how to work with cooperatives and what opportunities are available. It’s prudent that in creating these opportunities, a well thought out and tailored capacity tools are developed with a Training of Trainee’s (ToT) provided to key stakeholders within the STREAM project in Mundri and Koch in Western Equatorial.

Consultant Activities

· Overview and secondary literature review and current state analysis of South Sudan cooperative operation/context especially in Western Equatorial.

· Identify appropriate cooperative approaches that facilitates an inclusive environment for surrounding Bomas to benefit from the Payam level cooperative.

· Develop key tools to revive cooperatives including key business plans and financial projections for profitability that cooperatives can work towards including activities in agricultural production, marketing, processing of agricultural products, provision of inputs, sharing of machinery and how the cooperatives can support in service provision to the surrounding vulnerable farmers.

· Identify key support areas for sustainability of the cooperatives. It’s prudent that recommendations are grounded on cutting edge ideas not business as usual. The STREAM project greatly appreciates the Markets system Development approach a framework for sustainability especially on the “who does” and “who pays” vision framing.

· Develop training manuals for cooperatives and deliver a ToT training for staffs and CAD officials supporting cooperative development.

· Review the Cooperative/producer groups viability tool and support its development and use in applications such as tableau application or any other recommended application.

· Identification of opportunities that can be explored by the cooperative that are relevant to their growth

· Match current constraints within the program with other opportunities linking with smallholder farmers and out growers. The current constraints should be linked with opportunities within the chains selected by the STREAM project.

3. Activity plan

  • Secondary literature review of Cooperative structure and STREAM project vision and opportunities for Cooperatives in the project areas. 3 days with Inception report on current structure of Cooperatives developed.
  • Research plans and tools which includes key processes, tools and plans for cooperatives assessment with tools concluded in two days.
  • Cooperative assessment to best understand their capacity, constraints and opportunities. This should include links to STREAM project identified value chain opportunities+ draft analysis and report (including presentation of draft findings to STREAM project team for eight days
  • Capacity development tools and documents for engaging with cooperatives developed based/tailored from the assessment findings, these tools should be used for delivering a ToT to key program and stakeholders for three days.
  • Cooperatives strengthening ToT delivered to key project staff, cooperative leaders and County Agricultural Department officials. Conducted in two days.
  • Viability and monitoring tools for cooperatives developed, shared and approved by STREAM project team completed in two days
  • Conduct intervention design and planning workshop for Cooperative with tools and report on design developed. Three days of including workshop and design report.
  • Write final report to be completed in two days.

Consultant Deliverables

Cooperative’s assessment report (25-30 pages each max)

The consultant with support from the STREAM project will be required to develop and shared detailed cooperative assessment with clear indications of what the current state of cooperatives with understanding of their capacities, constraints and incentives with links to the key value chains identified within the STREAM project. The report should have some of the following features if possible:

  • Background & Purpose
  • Methodology
  • Selection of market systems
  • Cooperative group structure
  • Cooperative management
  • Current production and marketing structure
  • Market Systems Map and donuts for the cooperative structure and functions they interact with – Graphic and Narrative

  • The overall ‘map’ of the market systems including the main functions and flows of value and information

  • The key ‘supporting functions in in the cooperative systems that supports its viability

  • Volumes and Prices for current and potential cooperative capacity to break even

  • Constraints

  • Trade Flows with cooperatives in relation to some of the key value chains identified – Graphic and Narrative

  • Margins Analysis for productivity and profitability of Cooperatives

  • Seasonal Calendar – Graphic and Narrative

  • Business Enabling Environment for Cooperatives

  • The key formal rules –policies, standards, regulations etc – and informal rules (incentives) shaping the behavior of players.

  • Environmental links to key markets

  • Gender and the market selected and their interaction with cooperatives

  • Opportunities, Challenges, Constraints within Cooperatives

  • SWOT Matrix

  • Key factors driving changes in the systems

  • Recommendations and suggested interventions

Cooperative viability tools

Building from the cooperative assessment report, the consultant will be required to develop a key viability functions for cooperatives and this could include access to inputs, markets, management and legality etc. and how to measure that over that. This tool will be used to constantly measure the performance and growth of each of the cooperatives, the viability tool should focus on increasing self-reliance and sustainability of the cooperatives without additional support in the future.

Cooperative ToT

Based on tools developed for strengthening the capacities of cooperatives, it’s prudent that the consultant does provide a training of trainers for key STREAM staff to enable them to perform their function of strengthening capacity of cooperatives will be critical. The ToT should be comprehensive and should cover the growth cycle of the cooperatives and aligned to project management.

Timeframe

Due dates will be finalized in the workplan upon approval by Mercy Corps. The anticipated LOE for this assignment is 20-25 days. This consultancy is therefore scheduled to start in August 2021.

The Consultant will report to: STREAM Program Manager.

The Consultant will work closely with:

Other Mercy Corps South Sudan staff, its technical support unit and other members of the STREAM consortium

Required Skills and Experience

· Minimum 5 years’ experience in Agribusiness, Agricultural economics including implementing and advising programs and strong experience working with the Agricultural cooperatives and the private sector

· Strong experience in conducting Cooperative assessment, Cooperative management tools, Cooperative capacity strengthening and monitoring tools innovative and feasible intervention designs for Agricultural cooperatives in South Sudan.

· Experience in leading workshops and collaborating with a wide network of stakeholders

· Strong communication and writing skill

· Experience in delivering facilitative training of trainee’s capacity initiative

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.**

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Closing Date: 11:59pm (UK Time) on Sunday 1 August 2021

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Program Manager South Sudan

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Jul 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: HealthNet TPO
Closing date: 19 Aug 2021

JOB TITLE: Program Manager

LOCATION: Terekeka County, South Sudan

START DATE: 1st september 2021**

DURATION: 7 Months with possibility of extension based on availability of funds and performance

BACKGROUND

HealthNet TPO is a knowledge-driven, non-profit international organization established in 1992 that works in areas disrupted by war, disasters and poverty. Working together with local populations, we prioritize rehabilitation and sustainable healthcare development. Our mission is to strengthen communities, help them to regain control and maintain their health and wellbeing – including mental health – while at the same time strengthening national health care systems to ensure health needs are met. Our community interventions engage local people with local knowledge, and we are convinced that even the most vulnerable people have the inner strength to (re) build a better future for themselves. In doing so, we aspire to include and build the capacity of local organizations, communities and authorities. HealthNet TPO has country offices in Afghanistan, Burundi, South Sudan, and in the Netherlands where its main office is located.

HealthNet TPO’s program in South Sudan dates from 1996. The country office is located in Juba, with field offices in Terekeka, Raja, and Nyamlel. With funding from the Health Pooled Fund (HPF), HealthNet TPO is working in collaboration with County Health Departments (CHDs) in the counties of Terekeka, Raja and Aweil North and West to support the provision of essential healthcare service across health facilities and in communities. The main aim of the program is to support the strengthening of health systems and health services delivery for basic primary health care and secondary health care, with a particular focus on improving maternal and child care. In Terekeka County, we are acting as the lead in a consortium with Impact Health Organisation (IHO).

YOUR ROLE

The Program Manager is responsible for overall program cycle management of HPF programming in Terekeka County (Lot 2), including its scope, quality, schedules, risks, and representation at the state and county levels. With technical support from the Senior Public Health Advisor, the Program Manager will be based in Terekeka and will ensure the provision of quality health care services in health facilities and in the communities. This will be done in accordance with accepted guidelines of South Sudan and those provided by HPF within its program. The Program Manager will maintain a close working relationship with the County Health Department and the State Ministry of Health. The Program Manager will identify gaps in health services and take the necessary steps to address those gaps, provide technical oversight to field-based health staff and take accountability in the following areas:

RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management

· Oversee the implementation of HPF program in Terekeka (Lot 2) and other health programs, ensuring that stated goals and objectives are met, that projects are monitored and evaluated, and that accurate and high quality reports are prepared and submitted on time, while contributing to delivering key performance indicators as required by donors

· Be responsible for close monitoring of local context developments, including security issues

· Participate in assessments, projects design and proposal writing. Prepare work plans, budgets and manage the grants in coordination with Senior Public Health Advisor and Head of Finance and Administration

· Ensure that HPF and other health programs are implemented in accordance with the donor’s program framework and principles: capacity building, partnership and integrated programming, promoting, participation and protecting rights as well as safeguarding

· Prevent and if necessary report and investigate fraud, corruption and misconduct within the HNTPO staff and partners

· Contribute to program quality through mentoring, training, supportive supervisons, QSC and QOC assessments

· Promote a culture of learning and documentation to ensure that field experiences and lessons are documented and used to advocate on behalf of the communities where we work

· Contribute to medical supply chain management, procurement of buffer stock and other commodities that facilitate smooth implementation of program activities

· Ensure program visibility, compliance and deliver key performance indicators and regulations as agreed by the donor

· Be responsible for the overall security of the team and assets in a changeable and volatile security environment, including initiating and organizing evacuation if necessary.

Financial Management

· Work with the Head of Finance and Administration to develop project expenditures and procurement plans. Support the team to implement work plans, ensuring compliance with HealthNet TPO and donor rules

· Review financial reports with health staff on a monthly basis, recommend actions to correct identified problems to finance team

· Recommend grant and budget revisions and realignments based on program needs to the Senior Public Health Advisor and Head of Finance and Administration.

Staff Management

· Manage, supervise and contribute to capacity-building of staff and CHD officials

· Set performance objectives to directly supervised staff and routinely monitor their performance

· Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, and in coordination wih the Senior Public Health Advisor, develop job descriptions and participate in the recruitment and onboarding process of staff in duty station

· Recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of health staff through consultation with the Senior Public Health Advisor and Head of Finance and Administration

· Develop and advise on ongoing education programs for supervised staff.

Coordination and representation

· Ensure integrated programming approach with other sectoral work and staff

· Represent HealthNet TPO in different fora in the scope of the duty station

· Represent HealthNet TPO to other health agencies, including the Ministry of Health (MOH), WHO, and non-governmental organizations, as requested by the Senior Public Health Advisor.

Other

· Respond to the program needs of HealthNet TPO team as appropriate and undertake any delegated responsibilities

RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: Senior Public Health Advisor**

Supervises: Program staff of the duty station

Coordinates with: Finance and Administration, Logistics and Procurement team**

BACKGROUND AND SKILLS

· Health professional (MD, RN or PA, with an MPH is preferred) with strong public health background

· At least three years’ experience in coordinating and managing health programs in developing countries. Preference is given for candidates with previous experience in South Sudan and under HPF programming

· Background in situation analysis, health assessments and health program cycle management, including the utilization of tools such as the Logical Framework and Theory of Change

· Strong ability to support and build the capacity of national team and government staff

· Experience supervising multi-national staff in a complex and sometimes challenging setting

· Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to live and work under pressure in a remote environment

· Experience in grant management and proposal writing is preferred

· Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Epi-Info/SPSS, DHIS 2, Outlook, etc.

· Fluency in English. Arabic language skills or other languages spoken in South Sudan are an advantage.

· Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure, flexibility, sense of humor.

ADDITIONAL JOB SPECIFICATIONS

· We offer a fair salary ranging between 3000 and 3200 Euros per month and a competitive package including accommodation, living and holiday allowances

· This is a full-time position, based on a 40-hour work week from Mondays to Fridays (8.00 am to 5.00pm (including 1 hour lunch break)**

· This is a non-dependent position

· Willingness and ability to live in a harsh environment with basic facilities

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send their applications including a cover letter and a detailed CV in English as a single document with contact details of 3 referees to: recruitment@hntpo.org by 19th August 2021. When applying include the following title in the email subject line: Program Manager South Sudan.

Please note that your application should not exceed 5 pages.

NOTE: Due to the urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed on rolling basis until the position is filled that this position may be filled before the deadline.

HealthNet TPO provides equal opportunities for employment. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Mental Health & Disability Specialist

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Jul 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Montrose
Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

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 (NGOs) 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), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and the European Union (EU). A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing HPF3.

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 10 states of South Sudan: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity, and Lakes.

The programme 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 Mental Health & Disability Specialist will lead specific actions across all counties in eight states to integrate mental health and disability equality throughout both service delivery and in communities – targeting institutional change and whole community transformation. This will include leading the process of technical support to the implementing partners and monitoring the impact of this response on mental health outcomes. The Mental Health & Disability Specialist will also support the institutionalisation of mental health and disabilities into relevant Ministry of Health (MoH) planning and operations. This role will include a core focus on the protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and safeguarding.

Specific roles and responsibilities

· Review, amend and implement the current Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) strategy (with support from the GBV & Protection Specialist on GBV in particular) and plan for HPF3 that maps out areas of intervention in the eight states and builds on the achievements from HPF2. This includes mainstreaming mental health and disability interventions across the entire HPF3 programme.

  • Draft and then implement a clear mental healthcare strategy and workplan which includes policies and protocols to guide the HPF3 programme and implementing partners’ (IP) work to ensure that mental health issues are addressed and mainstreamed through all IP activities.
  • Oversee implementation and integration of mental health, disability and PSEA interventions as laid out in the revised GESI strategy. Ensure safeguarding is mainstreamed across interventions.
  • Develop systems and indicators to monitor the availability, utilisation, and quality of mental health services, in collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team.
  • Prepare a capacity building plan on mhGAP for the facilities supported by HPF.
  • Conduct capacity building on mhGAP for the HPF supported hospitals through a series of support activities based on assessment findings and identify gaps for training and capacity building in mental health for health workers and IPs.
  • Develop and implement a Training of Trainers (ToT) for the health workers from the various locations supported by HPF3 and conduct follow up including provision of mental health management and monitoring guidelines
  • Advise on best practices and innovative approaches to improve availability, utilisation, and quality of mental health services.
  • Lead the advocacy and awareness component for mental health and disability (in collaboration with the Community Engagement team).
  • Engage with key stakeholders especially MoH, Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare, and UNFPA to identify gaps and develop relevant materials for addressing mental health and disability issues within the health sector.
  • Engage with the MoH and the health cluster on mainstreaming of activities pertaining to safeguarding, disability, mental health and PSEA.
  • Engage with MoH and other stakeholders through the technical working groups to ensure key policy frameworks and strategies take into account the needs of people living with disability and excluded groups.
  • Identify areas for short-term technical assistance (STTA), draft Terms of Reference for STTAs, support and monitor STTA activities throughout the duration of the engagement of the STTA.
  • Provide comprehensive analysis and timely updates for inclusion in HPF reports, including but not limited to the monthly/quarterly/annual reports and provide technical responses to questions from stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to IPs to carry out mental health, disability and PSEA interventions as per their work plans and budgets, and to mainstream safeguarding throughout their delivery.
  • Build capacity of implementing partners through training and mentorship.
  • Develop tools including job aids, information and education communication materials, handbooks for the IPs to support in implementing mental health and disability interventions.
  • Conduct field visits to the counties to provide technical support to the disability and social inclusion interventions on the ground.
  • Support integration of safeguarding, mental health & disability in other programme areas such as human resources for health, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), family planning, nutrition, infection prevention and control/water, sanitation and hygiene (IPC/WASH), and community engagement health services.
  • Coordinate with county health departments to ensure that IP community interventions reach out to persons with disabilities and other excluded groups.
  • Work with the M&E team to develop/review/update mental health & disability indicators.
  • Regularly review achievements of mental health and disability indicators against log-frame targets and present the findings to the HPF team and during meetings with stakeholders.
  • Develop M&E tools for the IPs to support in monitoring mental health and disability interventions.
  • Work with the HPF M&E and contracts team to support IPs in effectively monitoring, reporting and spending on mental health and disability interventions. This includes both quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Review and provide feedback on the IP quarterly progress reports.
  • Work with M&E team and Operational Research Manager to identify subject areas in mental health and disability for further study and analysis.
  • Advise on best practices to improve the quality of mental health and disability services, 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 disability, social inclusion, human rights, protection or related studies. **
  • At least 10 years’ experience in mental health, disability, or social inclusion.
  • Familiarity with the Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP HIG) guideline.
  • High standard of technical writing in English with experience of drafting reports, technical bulletins, and policy briefs.
  • Good knowledge of technical delivery of health sector programmes.
  • Knowledge of the development sector is essential, and knowledge of the health sector is advantageous.
  • Proven experience of working with the donors that fund HPF, specifically FCDO, SIDA, Canadian Government, USAID, EU and UN agencies.
  • Familiar with implementation of activities and the challenges of working in a context such as South Sudan.
  • Strong communication skills and cultural awareness.
  • Preferably already based in South Sudan due to travel restrictions.

How to apply:

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application Here before 24 August 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified. Please note that this position is desk-based in Juba, South Sudan.

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Registered midwife – Health Specialist

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Jul 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Montrose
Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

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 (NGOs) 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), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and the European Union (EU). A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing HPF3.

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 10 states of South Sudan: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity, and Lakes.

The programme 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 Health Specialist will work across all implementing partners (IPs) and HPF team collaboratively in order to achieve the programme’s objectives and outcomes.

Specific roles and responsibilities

  • Take overall responsibility for the IP quality improvement dashboard for Output 1 and ensure timely uploading and analysis of results per IP.
  • Identify urgent technical gaps and training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services and verify their adoption and uniform application across the programme, in collaboration with IPs.
  • Verify relevant tools, guidelines, manuals and other documentation used by the IPs.
  • Regularly review achievements of the programme against indicators and logframe targets and then present the findings to the HPF team and stakeholders.
  • Attend all IP review meetings (monthly and quarterly) and implement all relevant action points.
  • Work with the other health specialists to ensure learning and sharing across the IPs supported by HPF3.
  • Review and provide complete and comprehensive feedback on the IP costed work plan, IP quarterly and annual progress reports, risk registers and IP spending.
  • Draft relevant sections of the HPF3 monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Work with MEL team and operational research manager to identify subject areas in health for further study and analysis and advise on best practices to improve the quality of health service delivery, capture stories, document and share lessons learned.
  • Review emergency response applications from IPs, provide on-time and comprehensive feedback, monitor implementation progress and agree on mitigation measures with the IP.
  • Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organisational or programming needs as assigned by the line manager.

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Diploma as a registered midwife.
  • Masters qualification in international public health would be an advantage.
  • High standard of technical writing with experience of drafting reports, technical bulletins, policy briefs.
  • Extensive experience with implementation of activities and the challenges of working in the South Sudanese context.
  • At least 5 years’ experience post-graduation.
  • Hold South Sudanese citizenship

How to apply:

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Clinical Officer – Health Specialist

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Jul 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Montrose
Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

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 (NGOs) 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), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and the European Union (EU). A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing HPF3.

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 10 states of South Sudan: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity, and Lakes.

The programme 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 Health Specialist will work across all implementing partners (IPs) and HPF team collaboratively in order to achieve the programme’s objectives and outcomes.

Specific roles and responsibilities

  • Take overall responsibility for the IP quality improvement dashboard for Output 1 and ensure timely uploading and analysis of results per IP.
  • Identify urgent technical gaps and training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services and verify their adoption and uniform application across the programme, in collaboration with IPs.
  • Verify relevant tools, guidelines, manuals and other documentation used by the IPs.
  • Regularly review achievements of the programme against indicators and logframe targets and then present the findings to the HPF team and stakeholders.
  • Attend all IP review meetings (monthly and quarterly) and implement all relevant action points.
  • Work with the other health specialists to ensure learning and sharing across the IPs supported by HPF3.
  • Review and provide complete and comprehensive feedback on the IP costed work plan, IP quarterly and annual progress reports, risk registers and IP spending.
  • Draft relevant sections of the HPF3 monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Work with MEL team and operational research manager to identify subject areas in health for further study and analysis and advise on best practices to improve the quality of health service delivery, capture stories, document and share lessons learned.
  • Review emergency response applications from IPs, provide on-time and comprehensive feedback, monitor implementation progress and agree on mitigation measures with the IP.
  • Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organisational or programming needs as assigned by the line manager.

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Diploma as a clinical officer.
  • Masters qualification in international public health would be an advantage
  • High standard of technical writing with experience of drafting reports, technical bulletins, and policy briefs.
  • Extensive experience with implementation of activities and the challenges of working in the South Sudanese context.
  • At least 5 years’ experience post-graduation.
  • Hold South Sudanese citizenship.

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Humanitarian Financing Unit (HFU) Manager, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)

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Jul 272021
 

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Countries: Nigeria, South Sudan
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 6 Aug 2021

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in the Offices for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Maiduguri, Nigeria, and Juba, South Sudan. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
The Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Pooled Fund Manager will be responsible for the OCHA Humanitarian Financing Unit, providing support to the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) in overseeing and managing the respective Humanitarian Fund (HF).
The Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Pooled Fund Manager reports to the Deputy Head of OCHA Nigeria or South Sudan Office respectively.

Responsibilities

Within the delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Pooled Fund Manager and will be responsible for the following duties:
I. Fund Management and Coordination:
• Under the supervision of the Deputy HoO, advise the HC on the management of the respective Humanitarian Fund (HF) and CERF allocations;
• Manage the OCHA Humanitarian Financing Unit (HFU) where the HF is located;
• Manage and oversee fund allocation processes ensuring necessary coordination with relevant counterparts in line with the Terms of Reference and/or allocation guidelines (i.e. Review Committees, Advisory Boards, sector leads; humanitarian organizations; and OCHA);
• Manage the overall administration of the Fund and liaise as necessary with relevant OCHA HQ sections (i.e. OCHA Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), OCHA Country-based Pooled Fund Section (CBPFS) and OCHA Administrative Services Branch (ASB), OCHA External Relations and Partnerships Section (ERPS).
• Monitor the implementation of Fund allocation strategies as endorsed by the HC, in consultation with OCHA Deputy HoO and HoO, promoting coherence between humanitarian needs and response;
• Lead in policy development, including the review and analysis of humanitarian financing and programming issues at the country level, ensuring proper coordination with the CBPFS;
• Ensure implementation and compliance with policies and standard guidelines in accordance with HC decisions and HQ guidance;
• Ensure proper communication and support during the allocation and other relevant processes to all stakeholders;
• Support fund recipient organisations throughout project life-cycle, promoting compliance with applicable rules in the Fund’s Operational Manual and other relevant governance documents;
• Liaise with contributing donors in and outside the country as necessary;
• Ensure coordination and information exchange with donors to promote coordinated and complementary use of funds (including CERF when appropriate);
• Represent the Fund to stakeholders (NGOs, UN Agencies, donors) and other external actors as required;
II. Financial management:
• Under the supervision and in support of the Deputy Head of Office, advises on financial management related to the Fund;
• Oversee recipient organizations’ compliance with applicable financial rules;
• Ensure that verification activities of fund recipients’ financial oversight are taking place according to the provision stated in the Operational Manual of the Fund;
• Oversee the yearly audits of NGOs and analysis of their results, to ensure compliance with financial rules and regulations and disseminate lessons learned;
III. Compliance and Risk Management:
• Advise the HC and the HoO and DHoO on risk management and risk mitigation;
• Oversee the development, update and implementation of the fund’s risk management framework;
• Ensure that grant agreements and supporting documents are accurate, consistent and in compliance with OCHA’s guidelines and the Fund’s Operating Manual;
• Ensure implementation and compliance with policies and standard guidelines in accordance with HC decisions and HQ guidance;
• Support fund recipient organizations throughout project life-cycle promoting compliance with applicable rules stated;
• Support the audit of the Fund by the Board of Auditors ensuring due consultation with relevant HQ sections;
• Activate, when needed, OCHA’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Suspected Fraud and Misuse of Funds;
• Activate, when needed, OCHA’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Response to Concerns of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse involving Implementing Partners of Country- based Pooled Funds.
IV. Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:
• Oversee the monitoring of the funded projects to promote the knowledge and appropriate use of the Fund in line with its Terms of Reference; field visits should focus engagement with key actors (e.g. OCHA field staff, fund recipient organizations, local officials, community representatives).
• Ensure compliance with monitoring and reporting requirements in place for the Fund;
• Ensure narrative and financial reporting compliance from the start to the closure of each project in line with the risk management framework;
• Oversee and ensure timely project reporting cycle, including the annual report of the Fund;
• Systematically provide information on project status to the HC, the HoO, donors and relevant governing bodies of the Fund;
• Support the preparation of evaluations, reviews and studies as requested by the HC and governing bodies ensuring due consultation with relevant HQ sections (CBPFS, CERF, APMB);
• Ensure timely upload of all relevant information and data in the Grant Management System (GMS) by the HFU staff, realizing the full potential of the digital Information Management system developed by OCHA pooled funds.
V.Analysis, communications and public information:
•Oversee the development and update periodic analyses of humanitarian financing information, funding trends and requirements, gathering data from all relevant sources;
•Liaise with stakeholders aiming at the largest dissemination of information about the scope, the access and the allocation process of the Fund;
•In collaboration with relevant OCHA Office and OCHA HQ sections ensure appropriate dissemination of information about the Fund through different communication products (i.e. bulletins, feature stories, photographs/videos, websites, CBPF Annual Report etc.);
•Perform other duties as assigned by the OCHA Head of Office.
VI.Donors relations
•Strengthen relationship with current donors to ensure a consistent flow of information and timely reporting on OCHA’s activities and programme requirements;
•Develop key strategic partnerships with new donors to achieve a broader donor base for Country-Based Pooled Fund, the Humanitarian Response Plan and OCHA;
•Conduct and update periodic analyses of humanitarian financing information, funding trends and requirements, gathering data from all relevant sources;
•Support policy development, including the review and analysis of humanitarian issues at the country level, ensuring proper coordination with the Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division;
•Ensure coordination and information exchange with other donors aiming to promote coordinated and complementary use of funds (including CERF when appropriate);

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Sound knowledge of and exposure to a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, to include approaches and techniques to address difficult problems; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian and protection dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response; ability to identify issues and to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems; ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights and protection situation in assigned country/area; ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff; take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Proven drafting skills. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining humanitarian assistance. Knowledge of the UN common system and NGOs, and commonly used computer applications including MS Word and Excel. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in humanitarian or development affairs, social sciences, public administration, international studies, economics or a related field, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

• A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, project management, budget management, or related area is required.
• Experience in humanitarian emergencies in the field is required.
• Experience in areas of direct and remote project management, project monitoring and evaluation is required.
• Experience in grants management and in the design of logical frameworks, including remote monitoring of humanitarian assistance is desirable.
• Experience in risk management and compliance is desirable.
• Experience working with capacity strengthening initiatives is desirable.
• Experience with the UN common system or equivalent international organization is desirable.
• Experience in the Africa continent is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The appointment/assignment is for the duration of 364 days, with the possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds and mandate extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.
• Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidates may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further notice.
• Please note that the appointment/assignment of the successful candidate will be subject to visa issuance.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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REACH Senior Assessment Officer (Population Movement) for South Sudan

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Jul 242021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 19 Aug 2021

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, which allows particularly IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for

emergency, reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

We are currently looking for a REACH Senior Assessment Officer to support the REACH South Sudan team’s Population Movement and Protection (PMP) Unit.

Department: REACH South Sudan

Position: REACH Senior Assessment Officer Population Movement

Contract duration: 12 months

Starting Date: September 2021

Location: Juba, South Sudan but with approximately 25% of the time in field settings

COUNTRY PROFILE

IMPACT, through REACH, has been implementing programming in South Sudan since 2012. Responding to the Sudan Border Crisis, REACH initially engaged through coordinated information management support

– in the form of refugee camp mapping and service provision analyses, thematic assessments, and multi- sectorial needs assessments – in Maban County, Upper Nile State and Pariang County, Unity State. IMPACT was engaged by DFID to provide a series of impact evaluations of their BRACE programming across Greater Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile States in 2013; a programme with run for two years, included 5 total assessments, and touched a total of more than 20,000 households. Immediately following the conflict of December 2013, REACH expanded its programming to include the IDP response, participating in Initial Rapid Needs Assessments of conflict affected areas, providing mapping and monthly service provision analyses for major IDP sites around the country, and running large-scale IDP return intentions assessments.

The year 2018 saw the expansions of both IMPACT and REACH programming to 10 of 10 states, spanning the refugee, IDP and development responses, and covering diverse activities such as cross-border port monitoring, assessments of hard to reach areas, flood mapping and vulnerability analysis, market monitoring and supply chain analysis, analysis of tensions and conflicts over access to natural resources, and third party monitoring of humanitarian and development programming. In 2019, REACH expanded its role within the technical space, increasing involvement in Integrated Phase Classification (IPC), Needs Analysis Working Group, UN technical agencies, and academics. In response, REACH has also expanded into multiple new research cycle streams outside of its traditional Area of Knowledge approach – including sector specific, population movement, and AAP research.

Broadly, REACH South Sudan implements assessments across three core units:

· Monitoring of the humanitarian situation (HSM) in South Sudan, through monthly Area of Knowledge (AoK) assessments covering over 2,000 settlements in South Sudan, conducting an annual representative Multi Sector Needs Assessment to provide a snapshot of needs, and ad hoc rapid assessments in times of sudden escalations in conflict or natural disasters.

· Monitoring population movement trends in South Sudan, including tracking and analyzing large- scale displacement, returns and seasonal movements, through port and road monitoring, ad-hoc assessments, and a population movement baseline; assessing the perceptions of affected populations of the humanitarian response; engaging with the protection cluster in identifying and filling major information gaps; and mainstreaming a context sensitive approach within REACH South Sudan.

· Providing direct technical support to humanitarian clusters through active engagement with coordination bodies, dedicated assessments and information products, and strategic engagement to promote innovative methods towards understanding sector-related needs in South Sudan.

POSITION PROFILE

REACH South Sudan is seeking a Senior Assessment Officer (SAO) to serve as the focal point for the Population Movement pillar within the PMP unit, which aims to inform the wider humanitarian response with

relevant information on and analysis of displacement, mobility restrictions, and returns pertaining to South Sudan. In this role, with the support of the Population Movement Assessment Officer (AO), the SAO will be responsible for overseeing all work streams under the population movement pillar, including ad hoc displacement assessments, quarterly population movement factsheets, ongoing movement tracking and a trial early warning system for severe displacement, and flow/“Port and Road” monitoring at select locations. They will also be responsible for some elements of the PMP Unit’s pilot durable solutions work stream, including anArea-based Assessment (ABA) in a location of high returns. The SAO will work under the PMP Unit Research Manager (RM), and will manage the Population Movement AO.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Work streams

The Senior Assessment Officer is responsible for the following work streams under the Population Movement Pillar. This entails responsibility for each stage of the research cycle and timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT HQ.

· Port and Road Monitoring (PRM). The SAO will serve as focal point for the PRM work stream, including adjusting PRM tool as necessary and carrying out monthly review and coordination tasks or overseeing the Population Movement AO in doing so.

· The Population Movement Baseline (PMB). As focal point of the PMB, the SAO will review PMB updates on a monthly basis and coordinates with the Emergency Sectors Unit to feed monthly PMB data into the Shocks Monitoring Index (SMI).

· The Major Displacement Proxy Early Warning Mechanism (EWM). As the PMP unit focal point for the EWM, the SAO will conduct monthly analysis and dissemination of “alert counties” at risk of major displacement.

· Area Based Assessments (ABAs). The SAO will be the focal point of the pilot ABA work stream in the PMP unit. Under the supervision of the PMP Research Manager, one ABA will be conducted using a mixed-methods approach in a location experiencing high numbers of returns (by June end 2022).

The SAO will also oversee the following work streams of which the Population Movement AO is focal point:

· The Population Movement Factsheet (quarterly)

· The Reported Movement Tracker or the RMT (to be reviewed quarterly at a minimum)

In addition, the SAO will also conduct or participate in ad hoc field assessments on displacement and mobility restriction to address information gaps relevant to response priorities, including at minimum 1 field assessment by March 2022. This includes research design, logistical planning, data collection and analysis, information product development and product dissemination.

2. Cross-unit engagement and support

The SAO will serve as focal point for understanding of major population movement and displacement trends, dynamics, and best practices for analysis with the REACH mission in South Sudan. This includes:

· Consultation on displacement triggers, indicators, dynamics, and best practices for other REACH work streams, including the Early Rapid Response Mechanism and the Needs Analysis Working Group.

· Monitoring of trends in displacement and response-relevant population movement across South Sudan, including ad hoc information gathering on emerging trends.

3. External engagement

The SAO will represent the REACH mission in South Sudan in relation to population movement and displacement issues to identify information gaps relating to displacement and work with external actors to fill these gaps. This will include maintaining external engagement with:

· Intersecting clusters such as CCCM, including attendance of monthly and ad hoc CCCM meetings, and possible engagement with other intersecting entities such as the Housing, Land, and Property Technical Working Group and the Protection Cluster.

· Key population movement partners such as IOM-DTM.

The SAO will also work closely with the PMP RM to support Durable Solutions actors methodologically along with data and analysis for advocacy purposes.

4. HR

The SAO will act as line manager for the Population Movement AO, including maintaining appropriate level of oversight and AO capacity-building, conducting appraisals, and conducting regular check-ins on progress against intended outcomes.

5. Other

The SAO will support the PMP Research Manager in the development or revision of unit/work stream strategies, reports; with project development (including proposals and donor reporting) and with other tasks falling within their functions as requested.

REQUIREMENTS

· A good sense of humour about bugs and bucket showers required;

· Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline (international studies, development, humanitarian response, political science, monitoring and evaluation, etc.);

· At least 3 years’ experience working in humanitarian settings required;

· Technical knowledge of or experience in areas related to displacement/forced migration, durable solutions, etc. highly desirable;

· Excellent analytical skills, including experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis, required;

· Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting required;

· Previous experience with InDesign and/or Illustrator an asset;

· Ability to implement qualitative assessments remotely or in field settings required;

· Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility required;

· Prior knowledge of the region an asset;

· Proven knowledge of Microsoft Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint, required;

· Experience with SPSS an asset;

· Fluency in English required;

· High level of autonomy and willingness to spend time in deep field locations away from IMPACT/ ACTED support required;

· Ability to multitask with tight deadlines, on numerous research cycles required; and,

· Ability to work independently required.

CONDITIONS

· Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

· Additional monthly living allowance

· Free lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)

· Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

How to apply:

Kindly submit to the following link: REACH Senior Assessment Officer (Population Movement) | Impact (impact-initiatives.org)

In case you encounter challenges using the application form, please contact us via jobs@impact-initiatives.org

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International Protection Officer

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Jul 242021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Closing date: 13 Aug 2021

Job Title: International Protection Officer

Function: Programme Implementation

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Various

Administrative Line Manager: Team Leader

Technical Line Manager: Team Leader

Line Management Responsibility: N/A

JOB PURPOSE:

To implement civilian protection and violence-prevention programming for those affected by the crisis/violent conflict in South Sudan.

ABOUT US

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organisation. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field. NP is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve. In South Sudan, NP has a mobile protection response team and 11 field teams providing emergency protection programme for communities affected by violent conflict. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection and inter-communal violence reduction.

ABOUT YOU

Experienced International Protection Officer to implement community-based violence reduction and prevention programming in various locations in South Sudan, in the context of an on-going civil conflict and extremely high levels of displacement. You will be a person with a genuine commitment to working at the community level, to promote Human rights someone who is skilled at building trusting relationships in an extremely polarized political climate. You are not deterred by the complexity of conflict; you are able to analyse conflict dynamics; you are motivated and unendingly persistent in finding and implementing protection and prevention strategies. You will be responsible for working together with other international and national colleagues to directly implement the project and to participate in reporting and documentation. You are comfortable living and working in a remote, physically demanding environment, living full-time in a shared compound environment while enjoying a simple diet.

The successful candidate combines creativity, innovation and demonstrated knowledge of protection, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. S/he is experienced and skilled at converting protection, violence reduction and conflict analysis theory into practical, locally appropriate solutions that effectively increases safety and security of civilians affected by violent conflict. S/he has excellent interpersonal skills and flair for connecting and building trust with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. S/he is solutions focused, strategic and is driven by a keen interest and personal commitment to civilian protection.

KEY OBJECTIVES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide protective presence and accompaniment to vulnerable groups and persons with specific needs, with particular focus on improving child protection and combating gender-based violence.
  • Assess security risks and implement mitigation strategies for both host and IDP communities.
  • Continuously monitor conflict situation in order to track conflict trends and identify protection needs.
  • Work and live within conflict affected communities to build trust, to establish deep contextual understanding and to effect nonpartisan position
  • Design and implement protection interventions appropriate to context and need within parameters of mandate and projects
  • Identify and flag communities or individuals in need of specialised support services, maintain updated referral pathway, ensure effective dissemination of information
  • Establish and support community protection mechanisms, provide technical skills training in conflict analysis, nonviolent conflict resolution and community based protection strategies
  • Facilitate active participation and leadership of women in community peace and security strategies
  • Monitor all protection issues and coordinate with concerned local authorities and NGOs to ensure that relevant protection partners are fully informed on the situation in the region;
  • Facilitate communications and relationships between communities in conflict, providing proactive engagement to mitigate potential conflict including facilitated dialogue, shuttle diplomacy and the development of specific implementable agreements

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • 3 -5 years’ work experience in human security, child or civilian protection.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working in complex security environments
  • Demonstrated experience working with state authorities, negotiation and mediation
  • Demonstrated ability to live, work and solve problems independently and effectively in remote, highly challenging locations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse conflict, security and political contexts
  • Post secondary education in law, human rights, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, negotiation, mediation, human security or related, or equivalent experience

Skills

Independent Judgment/Analytical:

· Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse data

· Ability to manage information with discretion

· Demonstrable conflict analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies

Interpersonal:

· Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate and provide leadership to team and to work and live in a multi-cultural environment

· Solutions focused, creative problem solver

· Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, chiefs, military, police and non state actors

· Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level

· Flexibility and adaptability

English Language:

· Ability to interact confidently in English with colleagues and external contacts, to write documents and reports, and to present effectively relevant information

Information Technology:

· Good skills in Microsoft Office applications.

Other Specialized Requirements

  • This posting can be physically demanding. Some teams work in remote areas, live in tents, and during field visits there is limited access to electricity or running water. Many of the field visits will require driving through rough terrain or walking long distances.
  • This field site is a complex security environment where conditions change rapidly – experience in insecure environments is essential to success in this position

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

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HOW TO APPLY

  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website at https://nonviolentpeaceforce.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=48&source=aWQ9MjE%3Dsubmit and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday, 13th August 2021
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.

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Senior Programme Manager

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Jul 242021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Closing date: 6 Aug 2021

Job Title: Senior Programme Manager.

Function: Management

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Juba with frequent travel to field locations

Administrative Line Manager: Head of Programme

Technical Line Manager: Head of Programme

Line Management Responsibility: Managing Programme Managers

JOB PURPOSE

The Senior Program Manager plays a leading role in ensuring overall program coordination, quality and impact. The SPM also ensures that programs are evidence and needs driven, monitored closely and funded appropriately. Reporting to Director of Programme, the SPM is a member of the South Sudan Senior Management Team, and supervises a team of program managers.

ABOUT US

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic international, non-governmental organization which works to reduce violence and protect civilians in situations of violent conflict and its aftermath, mostly through the deployment on the ground of multinational teams of civilians.

In South Sudan, NP has 15 field teams providing thematically focused protection programming in direct protection, child protection, women peace and security, and social cohesion. The expansion of NP program in South Sudan would require a qualified Senior Programme Manager (SPM) who would be in charge of Project Cycle Management of all projects run in South Sudan. This requires high level of PCM experience.

The Senior Programme Manager should be able to provide strategic overview and scrutiny utilizing leadership and management skills and understanding of projects and programmes maturity, and complementarity. The SPM should be able to understand the wider objectives of Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) programme and have credibility with the environment and be able to influence others.

The Senior Programme Manager at this level would be expected to oversee a multiple project with mid-level risk or complexity. The project would rely on a number of external partners for its successful delivery, managing tight timeline with some flexibility.

ABOUT YOU

The SPM provides leadership in the design and delivery of NP programme, including mobilization and stewardship of resources and program quality and accountability, while upholding the principles outlined in the Core Humanitarian Standards. The SPM is responsible for the quality of programme delivery, the development of in-country expertise in each UCP Project, as well supporting the capacity development of both national and international staff. S/he establishes clear communications and direction for all programme staff, participates actively in program development, management, coordination, and strategy meetings with other members of the senior management team. The SPM actively engages with partners and stakeholders affect NP’s projects at national level.

The successful candidate combines creativity, innovation and demonstrated knowledge of protection, conflict prevention leadership and peacebuilding. S/he is experienced and skilled at converting protection, violence reduction and conflict analysis theory into practical, locally appropriate solutions that effectively increases safety and security of civilians affected by violent conflict. S/he has excellent interpersonal skills and flair for connecting and building trust with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. S/he is solutions focused, strategic and is driven by a keen interest and personal commitment to civilian protection.

  • Programme strategy development (30%)

Lead on overall programme strategy development through consultations with technical leads and country leadership staff to support strategic growth. Remain informed of humanitarian response and funding trends in country, and provide regular updates on these trends.

  • Management of Programme Team (30%)

Manage NP’s programme staff and ensure that all staff have relevant work plan, job description and that performance reviews take place. Ensure that NP’s management principles are disseminated and adequately applied.Ensure that NP policies and procedures are implemented.

  • Programme development, contribution (15%)

Lead on programme development with colleagues in country program to identify funding opportunities and develop competitive, responsive proposals that are in line with country strategy and compliant with donors. Ensure that all internal and external reports are provided in a timely fashion in collaboration with relevant staff.

  • Finance and administration (15%)

Coordinate with NP’s support services and Program Development to ensure that budgets are designed in accordance with needs. Ensure that expenditure are planned and properly managed through regular budget reviews, BVAs, flag out any under or over spending and propose corrective measures.

  • Representation (10%)

Attend coordination meeting in coordination with Director of Programs; with Government partners, regional and local authorities; donors; national level working groups, Protection cluster local agencies etc. at all levels of project implementation as required.

Experience and technical competencies

  • At least 7 years of international experience in an INGO Senior Management Position, with at least 5 years of experience in complex emergencies
  • At least 4 years management experience in large scale programmes
  • Proven experience in strategic development and program design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in protection, human rights, peace building, social cohesion, women peace and security.
  • Experience with range of donors including USAID/BHA, SSHF, UNHCR, EU, SDC and ECHO
  • Experience in working with national and international NGOs and local/government authorities
  • Results-oriented management experience of a large, diverse and dynamic team, with strong leadership skills
  • Practical and proven skills in negotiation and conflict resolution with a wide range of stakeholders essential
  • Knowledge of refugee, IDPs, returnees, IHL, issues and related policies
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and an ability to work independently and with a team needed
  • University degree with advanced training/courses either in management, international relations, development studies, or other related field.
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written. Female and Arabic speaking candidates are strongly desired

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • Post secondary education in refugee law, human rights, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, negotiation, mediation, human security or related
  • 5-7 years work experience in human security, refugee or civilian protection.
  • 3-5 years management experience in complex security environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working with state authorities, negotiation and mediation
  • Demonstrated ability to live, work and solve problems independently and effectively in remote, highly challenging locations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze conflict, security and political contexts

Skills

Independent Judgment/Analytical:

  • Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse data
  • Ability to manage information with discretion
  • Demonstrable conflict analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies

Interpersonal:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate and provide leadership to team and to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Solutions focused, creative problem solver
  • Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, chiefs, military, police and non state actors
  • Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level
  • Flexibility and adaptability

English Language:

  • Ability to interact confidently in English with colleagues and external contacts, to write documents and reports, and to present effectively relevant information

Information Technology:

  • Good skills in Microsoft Office applications. Hardware IT skills a definite asset

Other Specialized Requirements

  • This position will have to travel occasionally to remote field sites, including locations with no electricity or running water with limited access to communications.
  • This field site is a complex security environment where conditions change rapidly – experience in insecure environments is essential to success in this position

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

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HOW TO APPLY

  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website https://nonviolentpeaceforce.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=46&source=aWQ9MjE%3Da and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday, 6th August 2021.
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early.
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.

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WASH Advisor

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Jul 242021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 21 Oct 2021

Role & Responsibilities

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the WASH components of the country programme; to provide capacity building for national and international staff; lead on all WASH elements of proposals and reports; coordinate and network at senior level with national and regional WASH authorities and other NGOs; champion best practice (international and Medair) in all WASH programmes.

Project Overview

Multi-sector relief and rehabilitation programme including: provision of primary and emergency health care, water and sanitation, distribution of non-food items and emergency shelter to assist in reducing morbidity and mortality in vulnerable populations of South Sudan.**

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Juba, South Sudan with occasional field travels. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

October 2021. Full time, 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Technical Design and Oversight

  • Responsible for the overall quality and performance of all Medair South Sudan WASH programmes.
  • In close liaison with GSO WASH Advisor on matters of programme quality, objectives, and design and for all programmes related WASH technical advice.
  • Define the country level scope for the WASH programmes based on beneficiary needs, Medair experience and best practices as well as donor requirements in collaboration with the GSO WASH Advisor.
  • Provide technical support to the WASH teams in all project sites, including the evaluation and impact analysis of current projects and the writing of donor proposals and reports.
  • Research and recommend appropriate technologies for use in country WASH programmes.
  • Initiate and/or lead WASH Technical Working Groups (TWG). Ensure technical cohesion between the various country WASH programmes.

Quality Management

  • Responsible for ensuring all WASH project implementation is according to Medair policy and compliant with Medair, donor, South Sudanese and international guidelines, policies and standards.
  • Ensure sectoral integration, learning, sharing and adoption of best practices as outlined in Sphere guidelines, and Medair South Sudan guidelines to ensure quality of projects in liaison with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Health and Nutrition Advisors, and under advice of GSO WASH Advisor.
  • Recommend, review or develop WASH technical guidelines in liaison with GSO WASH Advisor.

Staff Management and Leadership

  • Support technical development of WASH staff by identifying or developing training opportunities.
  • Support WASH PM and PC with appropriate technical knowledge when recruiting WASH staff.
  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members and beneficiaries.

Coordination

  • Liaise with stakeholders: beneficiaries, ministries, local government officials, UN agencies (UNICEF, UNOCHA) and NGOs, on overall WASH coordination for South Sudan.
  • Monitor the project performance and make necessary recommendations.
  • Identify and initiate corrective action related to changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs in consultation with senior management.
  • Ensure that good relationships are maintained and that Medair’s values are understood.
  • Represent Medair to donor representatives when required, particularly for technical input.

Communication

  • Responsible for input to all WASH external reports and proposals for the Country Programme.
  • Responsible for providing accurate and timely feedback regarding all WASH technical and programme issues to Project Managers, Deputy Country Directors, Country Director and GSO WASH Advisor.
  • Liaison for the Medair GSO WASH Advisor for all WASH related questions and issues.
  • Develop and maintain a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure with the team members, so as to uphold a spirit of unity and mutual respect.

Logistics & Finance

  • Ensure quality and technical specifications of all WASH-specific supplies procured.
  • Assist/advise the project managers in development of WASH project budgets, in collaboration with senior management and WASH Project Managers. Review field expenditures above USD 5,000.

Security Management

  • Adhere to the security guidelines employed by Medair on site and when travelling.
  • Provide advice and support on security related issues while on field trips when required.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • University degree in a WASH-related field (eg. civil engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology).
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years professional experience in WASH in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Technical experience with WASH infrastructure (e.g. latrine designs, borehole installation, hand pump repair, and construction of hand dug wells) and software/training (behaviour change communication).
  • Understanding and appreciation of the links between the hardware and behaviour change.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH programmes
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

How to apply:

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organisational values.

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.

c) Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

d) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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