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External Advert-Deputy Country Director-Business Support

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May 282022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 10 Jun 2022

Oxfam is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission of working with others to alleviate poverty, suffering and distress.

Oxfam has been working in South Sudan since 1983. Our Programmatic Strategy concentrates on Saving lives, Resilient Livelihoods, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance and Active Citizenship through a full spectrum platform that includes humanitarian response, recovery and resilience, long term development and policy and advocacy.

Oxfam currently operates via eleven area offices in ten states (Upper Nile, Unity, Jonglei, Lakes, Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria and Western Bahr-el Ghazal, and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

Position: Deputy Country Director-Business Support

Location: Juba

Grade & Level: B Zone 2 Global

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Number of post: TBC

Key Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Represents Oxfam corporately and manages and influences significant and high-profile external relationships in specific operational business support fora. Moreover, the post-holder represents Oxfam in coordination meetings and with external stakeholders—particularly government authorities such as the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) and state authorities at field-level, when required—and Oxfam NNGOs partners

Working closely with colleagues within the Country programme as well as with the EA-Node and the HECA Regional Platform, the post-holder will have strong cross-organizational relationships with various work groups including humanitarian and development team, advocacy & policy staff, technical units and business support units, besides being a member of the SMT

As part of the country leadership and senior management team in the country, develop strong matrix links with other country programme teams, relevant HECA regional staff and relevant International Department staff in order to develop and deliver Oxfam in South Sudan Country Strategy

Deputise for the Country Director as required in his/her absence or whenever necessary.

STRATEGIC VISION:

Develops long-term vision and strategic planning to achieve significant impact from major operational business support units by providing leadership, through setting and leading the delivery of specified programme units and/or team objectives.

Plans and manages human and financial resources and processes related to specific programme units and/or area of expertise. Management tasks and problems are diverse and complex and involve a significant degree of risk (financial, security, brand).

Produces, assimilates, analyses and uses information from varied and diverse sources to provide in-depth analysis in the specific business support units or policy area.

Decision-making is strategic and operational with a high degree of judgement based on specific problem-solving experience, drawing on a range of external and internal factors.

Leads the alignment of Oxfam’s operational business support units with Oxfam global policies and processes and ensures effective harmonisation, providing effective solutions to complex legal and context specific country issues.

Assists the CD in the formulation, organisation and delivery of high-level business support processes, including legal, compliance and countrywide policy issues in line with Oxfam’s country and global policy and the country legal framework.

Provides necessary support for the formulation of fundraising plans and follow up for the business support units and ensures proper reporting and accountability internally and external to multilateral and bi-lateral funders as per guidelines.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Ensure a strong link and mainstreaming of activities between the assigned departments, maximising their performances and effective use of resources through coordination and strategic guidance.

In close collaboration with the HR Team and heads of operational business support teams, identify staffing needs, support recruitment of staff and manage the performance and development of all direct reports, ensuring performance objectives are produced and worked to, including identification and effective delivery of training and development needs.

Ensure all Oxfam staff and programmes are familiar with and abide by the Oxfam’s Code of Conduct, Oxfam International standards and procedures and other regulatory codes and best practices for operational business support functions.

Travel frequently to work with the field teams.

PROGRAMME SUPPORT

Work closely with the DCD – Programme to ensure effective support services and integration of business support in programme implementation with focus on the One Programme Approach

Develop and/or implement cost effectiveness frameworks (e.g. HR policies and procedures; systems and tools that promote internal and external accountability in Logistics) that will promote maximisation of impact from limited programme resources while creating innovative approaches to operations management to achieve organisational effectiveness

Propose organisational ways of working including working through partnerships with NNGOs.

SPECIFIC SUPPORT TO OPERATIONAL BUSINESS UNITS

Finance & Systems

To provide direction to the Finance Manager on financial management, policies, and procedures, ensuring that the programme is informed of all developments in financial policies. Ensure the programme is complying with financial standards set by Oxfam and donors.

Where necessary establish clear systems and procedures to ensure robust and donor compliant financial management with clear accountability

To liaise with the funding team to ensure that all donor reporting requirements are met, including proposals, budgets and donor reporting liaising as required by donors.

To provide direct support to the Finance manager and Programme leadership team across the country program on all matters of finance specifically budget preparation, monitoring, control and reporting with a view to ensuring good financial standards are met.

Provide oversight on production of monthly financial management information for the country Management Team and ensures that the finance team provides necessary financial reports for field programme managers to monitor and review their project activities.

Supervise the programme Admin/Finance/HR/Logistics teams in maintaining the programme inventory and fixed assets, ensuring that all Oxfam assets are properly safeguarded and tracked.

To assume a strategic overview of financial management systems across the programme, taking note of changing external and internal environment in financial and economic conditions.

To advise on the application of Oxfam Financial policy and procedures and to ensure that coherent finance systems are established for varying programme modalities.

To design and influence adoption by the finance team of tools for management information and reporting purposes.

Advise Finance team on quality output and development of mechanisms to ensure adequate checks and management level verifications.

Advice, train and enforce compliance to mandatory procedures

Information Systems (IS)

Provide support and guidance on organisation of IS resources to ensure an appropriate use and compliance to Oxfam policies, with regards particularly to GDPR, data protection and information management.

Provide oversight management to ensure quality IS services to Oxfam in South Sudan operations country wide in a cost-efficient manner, with focus on laptop management.

Provide leadership and support to IS related policy development, business cases, documentation, reporting and audit issues as necessary.

Human Resources

Provide support and guidance on appropriate use and compliance with Oxfam GB HR policies, so to ensure minimum standards in recruitment, induction, performance management, staff development, compensation and benefits, succession plans and staff health & safety for Oxfam in South Sudan country programme

Provide leadership in human resource policy update and adaptation for Oxfam in South Sudan Country Programme to ensure that they are effective and meet programme needs.

Provide detailed advice and problem resolution (including direct 1:1 manager case work support) on complex and sensitive policy interpretation and procedural issues to managers and employees and HR colleagues

Develop and lead on the Country recruitment and resourcing strategy and influence senior management thinking and behaviours on this, ensuring that people management is central to this.

Proactively support Senior Managers (and HR Officers in areas of responsibility) on recruitment and resourcing based on efficient networking, adapted to use of the latest corporate HR recruitment tools and techniques.

Develop and maintain an in-country database with potential candidates for Oxfam in South Sudan, based on pro-active outreach amongst Oxfam staff registers globally and regionally as well as external and intra-agency networking and contacts.

Supervise the administration process related to the recruitment and resourcing process to ensure it is compliant with agreed performance levels and legal requirements, across all the following range of HR processes, with focus on:

Attracting, retaining and developing the people needed to enable delivery of the Country Strategy

Talent management

Induction and Exit

Workforce planning – manage organograms and advises CD on future staffing needs in coordination with the HR Manager

Job evaluation, Pay and Reward (including the negotiation of starting salaries); Compensation, Pension and Benefits Contract

Coordinate the in-country succession planning and employee engagement strategies.

Regularly produce HR management information for CD and Senior Managers.

Provide leadership and support to HR and admin related policy development, business cases, documentation, reporting and audit issues as necessary.

Administration & Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Provide leadership and representation on legal and regulatory issues and ensure effective follow up of a wide range of internal (e.g. Tax Exemption Certificate) and external (e.g. Control Self-Assessment) compliance issues.

Supervise the efficient management of office and accommodation space across the country programme.

Logistics

Provide support and guidance on organisational logistics resources to ensure an appropriate and strategic use, management and compliance with Oxfam policies.

Provide oversight management to ensure quality logistics services to Oxfam in South Sudan operations country wide in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Follow-up on logistics process and operations ensuring effectiveness and development as needed of systems in place and compliance with minimum standards and policies.

Provide leadership and support to logistics related policy development, business cases, documentation, reporting and audit issues as necessary.

Counter-fraud

Provide support and guidance on counter-fraud resources to ensure an appropriate and strategic use, management and compliance with Oxfam policies, with focus on:

Internalization of Oxfam Code of Conduct

Implementation of mandatory procedures to govern corruption (such as: Fraud and Theft Response Plan; Fraud Investigation Toolkit and Anti- fraud and Theft Policy)

Ensure the existence of the in-country Counter-fraud Champions Network

Supervise country-led investigations—through a pool of trained investigators or assist the HECA Region Counter-fraud Specialist, when an investigation is handled externally

Induct new hires and NNGO partners on counter-fraud, while continuously conducting refresher trainings to staff to minimise staff’s rationalisation, motivation and opportunity to commit fraud.

INTERNAL COORDINATION, CAPACITY BUILDING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Provide technical support to Oxfam in South Sudan team members within areas of specialisation as required, including delivering /organising in house training as appropriate.

Facilitate gap analysis and work with SMT to develop and lead on the overall development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of realistic and sustainable capacity building plans for the Administration, HR, Logistics and IT team at country and field levels.

Motivate the business support team to work interactively with the programme team and to come up with innovative solutions and systems that allows the programme to serve its overall goal.

Ensure the experience and expertise of different team members is used in the strategic development and implementation of Oxfam in South Sudan Country Operating Model (COM) using their respective experiences and skills effectively in further developing the operational support function for Oxfam in South Sudan Programme

Ensure that the effectiveness, impact and direction of the operational business functions is regularly monitored, reviewed, evaluated and can be learned from, and report any findings regularly to the Country Director, Africa EA Node, Regional Centre, donors and others as appropriate.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

Essential

Masters / Post-graduate academic qualification on either of Business Administration, Finance Human Resources, Logistics or related discipline with a strong finance background, preferably in relief/development work with management and supervisory responsibilities in program operations at senior management level; South Sudan or fragile context experience considered an advantage

Relevant experience of 7 – 10 years for Masters or Post-graduate holders or 10 + years for Bachelor holders, preferably in an international NGO out of which at least 5 years should be supervisory/managerial experience

Experience of leading the implementation of operational improvements and the persistence to achieve change in a challenging environment

Good understanding of information systems and information technology with a sound knowledge of their development and capabilities

Leadership qualities and people management expertise to provide direction and effective support to a multidisciplinary and multicultural team

Strong commitment to Oxfam’s purpose, a broad understanding of the work culture in the “development” sector and its impact on key areas of responsibility and a commitment to humanitarian principles and action

Effective verbal and written communication skills in English, including high-level interpersonal and representational capabilities

Ability to operate and think strategically, coupled with proven analytical skills and the use of these to problem solve and make firm decisions

Understanding of gender and diversity considerations within key areas of responsibility and commitment to address inequalities in the workplace and the programme

Committed to rights-based approach including an active commitment to putting women’s rights at the heart of all we do as well as the rights of other marginalized people in all aspects of an organization

How to apply

NB: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Deadline for submission of applications is 10 June 2022.Interested Applicants should send soft copies of their CVs and Cover letters to Hrsouthsudan@oxfam.org.uk**.**

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

This post is subject to a range of vetting checks.

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Business Development Coordinator

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May 282022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Closing date: 9 Jun 2022

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Haiti.. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $75 million in programs, and approximately 1,600 staff based in in the various country offices, in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of Position

The Business Development Coordinator will ensure overall programme portfolio growth under the strategic leadership of the Programmes Director in Action Against Hunger South Sudan Mission. This position is required to work on new business development opportunities to grow Action Against Hunger South Sudan’s portfolio in a manner that assures ongoing quality, influence and impact. To achieve this goal, the Business Development Coordinator will champion and coordinate Action Against Hunger’s resource acquisition processes from a wide range of donors, multi-lateral organizations, foundations, corporations, as well as a variety of emerging non-traditional funding streams. The position holder will work with the Programmes Director, technical leads regional office, Regional Grants and Contracts Team, USG Business Development Team, and International network member teams to: (a) grow revenue; and (b) achieve excellence in execution of grants through effective grants monitoring, preparation of quality and timely donor reports, and ensuring compliance with donor and internal regulations and standards.

Purpose

The Business Development Coordinator, role has three main aspects to it: leading grant acquisition, leading and develop country office (CO) grant management effort, compliance and reporting.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Develop and review the Funding strategy for the Country Office to support the achievement of the goals set in the South Sudan Country Strategy.
  • Ensure that Action Against Hunger South Sudan effectively prepositions for significant donor opportunities (donor identification and engagement), including selection of potential partners in collaboration with Program Director.
  • Produce a clear capture plan in advance for the expected opportunity in coordination with the Program Director.
  • Work closely with staff at Regional Office and Country Office level to develop country-wide intelligence on key donors and actors, as well as portfolio analysis.
  • Support the organization and facilitation of project design workshops, developing concept papers, proposal narratives and log frames, ensuring that high quality standards are met and that proposals meet donor and Action Against Hunger requirements.
  • Lead the post-submission follow-up process. Carry out learning and feedback exercises after submission and in depth reviews of unsuccessful proposals to identify reasons and any lessons learned. Document, share and develop plans to address identified weaknesses.
  • Lead on reporting for program impact and progress including all donor-funded projects, ensuring that reporting requirements are met and all reports are subjected to rigorous quality assurance. Liaise with the regional, HQ and other Action Against Hunger networks for tracking of submitted donor reports.
  • Lead project cycle meetings (e.g. kick off, reviews and closeout meetings), as well as monthly/regular grants management meetings which include representation from each unit (finance, programs, logistics) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised.
  • Monitor and support the use of management tools such as BFUs for the proper monitoring and the successful implementation of programs and early warning in case of obstacles or challenges.
  • Review donor agreements and coordinate their review with the relevant Action Against Hunger regional or network offices.
  • Ensure that grants are implemented in compliance with Action Against Hunger and relevant donor regulations.
  • Ensure that key staff (including partners’) have a clear understanding of donor compliance requirements including any regulatory or contractual changes throughout the project management cycle.
  • Coordinate in the preparation and roll out of local partners’ capacity assessment and strengthening plans in coordination with relevant departments.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.

Requirements

  • Degree in International development, Humanitarian assistance, Project Management, Social sciences, Public health or any other relevant field. Post graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • 10 years of demonstrable experience in-country grant portfolio management, fundraising, external engagement/networking.
  • Extensive experience in fundraising and meeting revenue targets
  • Experience working with diverse donors i.e., SIDA, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, GFFO, USAID, ECHO and GAC
  • Demonstrable experience of proposal development and reporting.
  • Solid experience in strategic planning, program development, project management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Advanced English language proficiency
  • Solid experience in managing complex programs, large budgets and diverse teams
  • Strong team management skills and experience collaborating with key business partners i.e., finance, HR, supply chain management and ensuring that programs receive timely project support and inputs
  • Extensive experience building partnerships with donors, government and other stakeholders including representing a country office in UN and donor coordination mechanisms
  • Strong cross-cultural experience (including leading programs in fragile and stable contexts)

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

How to apply

To apply click on the link below;

Action Against Hunger – Current Openings (workable.com)

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Internal Control Analyst

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May 262022
 

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Countries: Kenya, South Sudan
Organization: Samaritan’s Purse
Closing date: 30 May 2022

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Job Summary

The role of the Internal Control Analyst is to support the South Sudan Project Field Office (SSPFO) by advising on the internal controls and management of resources across the field office. These resources refer to both tangible (funds, human resources, goods and assets) and intangible resources (services, information, data, knowledge and reputation). To serve as the lead on planning and conducting operational, financial and compliance checks to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls, review compliance with Samaritan’s Purse policies, procedures, regulations, and advise the SSPFO with the aim to increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the internal controls. The Internal Control Analyst will liaise with Finance, Procurement, Human Resources and Grants team to identify any internal control and Donor compliance gaps and ensure internal processes and policies relating to compliance are instituted, understood, and maintained.

Key Responsibilities;

Internal Control Monitoring:

  • Develop and implement the approved South Sudan Internal Control Monitoring Plan
  • Conduct and supervise internal control assessments;
  • Prepare and present Internal Control Monitoring reports to advise the SMT (Senior Management Team) on any identified internal control issues;
  • Assist the SMT in developing action plans to address internal control issues;
  • Assist the SMT in the implementation and follow-up of action plans;
  • Coordinate with the department heads to share internal control issues identified and the developed action plans to mitigate the risk;
  • Develop and maintain internal control monitoring tools based on Samaritan’s Purse policies and procedures;
  • Perform monthly internal control monitoring of Finance, Procurement, Logistics and Human Resources;
  • Assist the CD (Country Director) in the event of required investigations related to issues of fraud or allegations of misconduct by staff members;
  • Protect and maintain information acquired in the course of performing duties in a confidential manner. Information will only be disclosed with appropriate approval from the SMT and in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse policy.

External Audit:

  • Assist the SMT and department heads in the preparation for external audits;
  • Participate with the SMT in the audit kick off and close out meetings of each external audit and reviews;
  • Advise SMT on lessons learned from previous audits and highlight donor guidelines;
  • Assist SMT in the drafting of official responses to the external audit queries;
  • Follow-up on the external audit recommendations and ensure implementation of the recommendations from external audits.

Procurement

  • Ensure that all SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) are align with policy and are current with approved supporting documentation;
  • Monthly random sampling of procurement documentation and review the processes being used to ensure that we are complying with SOP’s and agreed practices;
  • Evaluate the procurement process, from the raising of a PR through to delivery and payment. Measure efficiency, set standards. targets and report monthly analysis of findings;
  • Carry out independent shopper activities and market surveys, to ensure the prices we obtain are in alignment with received invoices and agreed price lists;
  • Survey suppliers about their interaction with SP and their relationship to staff and management, reporting this to the SMT in Juba;
  • Be available to support investigations upon request of CD or RT.

Training sessions / lessons learn / best practice

  • Develop training programs for internal policies, donor requirements and applicable government laws and regulations changes, fraud and topics identified as potential risk areas;
  • Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through monitoring activities among international and national staff;

Other

  • Perform any other related activities as assigned

Education / Experience Needed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Auditing;
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in a similar role in humanitarian aid context, with strong understanding of risk;
  • Field experience in a resource – poor and cross cultural setting;
  • Experience with major donors OFDA, UNHCR, WFP, FFP

Skills Required

  • Fluent in written and spoken English language;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms;
  • Ability to work well and under pressure;
  • Computer literate.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their C.V. and an application letter ONLY to hrspkenya@samaritan.org to be received not later than Monday 30th May, 2022. Certificates and testimonials need not be attached. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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South Sudan: Deputy Area Coordinator – Maban

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May 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 25 Jun 2022

FIXED TERM | 6 MONTHS | ASAP

ACTED

Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.

ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.

ACTED South Sudan

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

You will be in charge of

1. Positioning

Context analysis:

  • Support thr AC to analyse the area’s socio-economic situation, (donor) trends, needs and gaps;
  • Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis, in particular who does what and where (3W) in the area.

Strategy Implementation: Provide support in the implemetation of ACTED’s coutry program strategy in the area identifying strategic opportunities for expanding ACTED’s work in the area, and in particular :

  • Support in the identification of new opportunities and new sectors of intervention;
  • Assist in consolidating and stabilizing programming;
  • Review the geographic and thematic footprint;
  • Ensure activities are relevant and meeting area/beneficiary needs;
  • Identify ACTED added-value;
  • Ensure humanitarian principals are adhered to;
  • Contribute to identifying new donors, private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc. to work with in the area based on complementarity and added value;.

Networking, positioning and general representation:

  • When requested, participate in donor meetings at area level and communicate relevant information to the Country Director and other relevant staff;
  • Maintain active and regular working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, clusters, working groups, consortia, etc. at area level ensuring maximum visibility of ACTED
  • Maintain active and regular working relationships with local authorities and where necessary non-state actors and obtain required authorizations and buy-in for ACTED’s activities at area level
  • When requested, represent ACTED in key clusters, working groups, NGO coordination bodies, etc. at area level

Proposal development:

  • Support the Project Development Department in proposal conceptualisation (problem statement, logframe) within the framework of the country, regional and global strategy
  • Contribute to budget design ensure budget needs at area level have been taken into consideration

Advocacy: Contribute to drafting issues papers, advocacy notes, press releases on relevant humanitarian and development issues in the area of operation

2. Management and Internal Coordination

Staff Management:

  • Help staff in the area to perform their roles and responsibilities related to area operations and link with the capital Head of Departments
  • Promote team building, productivity and staff welfare
  • Mentor and support the team to build capacities, and improve efficiency and performance, and follow career management
  • Support the AC to manage interpersonal conflicts among staff at area level

Internal Coordination:

  • Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing for a positive working environment
  • Implement ACTED coordination mechanism at area level (WAM, MAR, FLAT meeting, etc.)

3. Project Implementation Follow-up

Project Implementation Tracking :

  • Support Project Managers in project implementation through trouble shooting and eliminating blocking points
  • Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure a time completion of projects through review of PMFs, BFUs and project reports
  • Ensure that relevant project information are up-to-date and available for reporting purposes

Project Quality Control:

  • Ensure the application of a practical field based M&E system/plan for each project
  • Conduct frequent field visits to project sites to assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources
  • Help Project Managers to adapt projects according to monitoring and evaluation findings
  • Ensure beneficiary feedback mechanisms are in place
  • Support with the documentation of best practices and lessons learnt for projects in the area of operations.

Partner Management:

  • Identify potential local partners in the area based on an assessment of complementarity and added value
  • Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with ACTED and donor requirements

4. FLATS Management

Finance Management:

  • Support in the management of project budgets at area level to avoid under/over spending
  • Help with budget forecasting
  • Ensure timely and accurate area finance TITANIC reporting

Logistics & IT Management:

  • Support the timely procurement and adherence to rules of origin and nationality at area level
  • Ensure quality supply management at area level
  • Ensure proper asset management at area level and enforce asset investment policy
  • Ensure proper stock management at area level
  • Ensure proper IT systems, data back-up and protection from malware at area level
  • Ensure sufficient and reliable means of communication at area level
  • Ensure timely and accurate area logistics TITANIC reporting

Administration and HR Management:

  • Oversee transparent and timely recruitment of national staff and contribute to international staff recruitment upon capital request
  • Ensure regular performance appraisal and career management for staff at area level
  • Ensure timely and accurate area HR TITANIC reporting
  • Ensure timely exit forms

Transparency/Compliance Management:

  • Minimize risk of fraud and corruption by ensuring adherence to ACTED FLATS procedures
  • Ensure that staff is aware of ACTED’s transparency and whistle blowing policy

Security Management :

  • Support the AC in the analysis of the security context at area level
  • Upon request, engage with relevant key stakeholders at area level to ensure access and support of interventions
  • Ensure the offices and houses conform to recommended security, health and safety standards
  • Ensure all staff in the area adhere to security procedures
  • Ensure security incidents at area level are promptly reported to the capital

Expected skills and qualifications

  • University education in a relevant field such as international development, emergency operations, humanitarian programming, technical degree in camp management, or the like
  • Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and/or development programmes
  • Base management skills preferred
  • At least four years relevant work experience
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply

Send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org Ref: DAC/SSUD
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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South Sudan: Emergency Project Coordinator – Juba

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May 242022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 23 Jun 2022

FIXED TERM | 12 MONTHS | ASAP

ACTED

Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.

ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.

ACTED South Sudan

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

You will be in charge of

1.Project Implementation Follow-up

Project Planning

  • Ensure timely organization of project kick-off and close-out meetings
  • Ensure that all projects have an implementation strategy and work plan
  • Together with Consortium Coordinators, Area Coordinators and Project Managers, plan the various stages of project implementation and set direction by prioritizing and organizing activities and resources to achieve project objectives

Project Implementation Follow-up

  • Oversee the implementation of projects ensuring that technical requirements and quality standards are considered and respected during project implementation
  • Anticipate and mitigate risks and implementation delays and provide ad-hoc support to project implementation through trouble shooting and eliminating blocking points
  • Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure a timely completion of projects through review of PMFs, BFUs and project reports
  • Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of project deliverables

Project Quality Control

  • Ensure the application of a practical field based M&E system/plan for each project
  • Conduct frequent field visits to project sites to assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources
  • Advise Consortium Coordinators, Area Coordinators and Project Managers to adapt projects according to monitoring and evaluation findings
  • Advise on and assist with project reviews conducted by AMEU
  • Together with the AMEU team, ensure capitalisation of best practices and lessons learnt for projects in the area of operations

Implementing Partners

  • Support the Consortium Coordinators and Project Managers to regularly review partnerships with implementing partners and ensure that any issues or disputes are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with ACTED and donor requirements
  • Lead review meetings with partners, with particular attention given to the relationship aspects of partnership collaboration

External Relations

  • Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with local authorities and where necessary non-state actors and obtain required authorizations and buy-in for ACTED’s activities
  • Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project implementation
  • Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner

2. Administrative and Operational Management of Project Implementation

Finance

  • Review the project BFU(s) to avoid under/over spending
  • Ensure accurate budget forecasting and expense planning

Logistics

  • Contribute to the development of project procurement plans
  • Contribute to quality checks and procurement committees to finalise suppliers’ selection according to applicable scenario
  • Ensure timely procurement and adherence to rules of origin and nationality

Administration/RH

  • Participate in the transparent and timely recruitment of project staff (developing organigrams, ToRs, elaborating recruitment tests)
  • Proactively support Project Managers and Area Coordinators to adapt the project staffing structure to needs and funding
  • Ensure regular performance appraisal and career management of project teams
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts
  • Ensure capacity building among project staff

Transparency/Compliance

  • Ensure project records and documents (FLAT files, beneficiary lists, donation certificates, attendance sheets etc.) are adequately prepared, compiled and filed according to ACTED procedures
  • Ensure staff awareness and respect of ACTED’s code of conduct and FLATS procedures

Security

  • Together with the Security focal points, assess risks in the areas of project implementation and develop context specific MOSS and SOPs
  • Ensure that project teams are aware of security threats and follow ACTED security policies, MOSS and SOPs accordingly

Implementing Partners

  • Support the FLATS team, Consortium Coordinators and Project Managers to ensure adherence to ACTED’s policies and procedure, arranging training and induction as required
  • Ensure that all budgetary issues between ACTED and partners are addressed and that mutually beneficial solutions are agreed upon in a timely manner
  • In collaboration with the FLATS team, review due diligence of partners or conduct new due diligence and develop appropriate time bound organisational development workplans
  • Oversee the development of capacity building framework and action plans with full participation of partners
  • Ensure partners provide all project documents required by ACTED

Expected skills and qualifications

  • At least 4 to 5 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills
    Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure
    Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments
  • Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply

Send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org Ref: PC Emergency/SSUD
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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SOUTH SUDAN – LOGISTICS COORDINATOR (H/F) – JUBA

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Solidarités International
Closing date: 1 Aug 2022

Desired start date: 01/08/2022

Duration of the mission: 6 months

Location: Juba, South Sudan + regular visit to the field bases

ABOUT THE MISSION

SI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, and developed activities in emergency and post emergency context, particularly in rural and semi-urban areas.

Today, SI is based in Upper Nile county and Western Bahr El Ghazal county.

Activities take place in several hard-to-reach area, and focus mostly on:

  1. Access to water
  2. FSL
  3. Wash activities (distribution, sanitation improvement….)

In addition to these established bases, SI deploys an emergency team across the country to face emergency needs of population related to displacement, conflict or natural hazard (flooding…).

In 2022, the mission’s estimated budget is of USD 2,5+ million, and there are approx. 50 employees.

To learn more about the South Sudan mission, please click here.

ABOUT THE JOB

Role

The logistics coordinator steers a mission’s logistical activities in order to ensure that SI in-country programs run smoothly. As such:

  • He/she implements SI mission procedures and logistical tools, and ensures that they are properly used and adhered to.
  • He/she participates in defining SI’s mission strategy, in drawing up projects and in assessing the resources needed for SI’s activities.
  • He/she supports the Country Director in operational security management.
  • He/she is the point of reference for the mission and serves as the link between headquarters and the mission for all matters relating to logistics.

Main responsibilities

  • Supply management
  • Vehicle fleet management
  • Equipment park / telecommunications management
  • Computer equipment management and monitoring
  • Stock management
  • Security
  • Reporting / capitalization

Management and collaboration

Direct manager: Country Director.

Direct reports: Deputy Logistics Coordinator + Juba supply unit team + coordination technicians.

Functional/operational management: Base Log Managers.

+ Strong / daily coordination with other departments.

Main objectives

  • Be the main focal point and coordinate on all logistics issues between SI permanent and temporary bases, Juba and the SI headquarters in Paris.
  • Support and improve the logistics structure all over the mission.
    • Design the structure of the team
    • Design the governance of Si logistic in South Sudan
  • Address with his team in a coordinated manner the needs of the base at juba level (procurement planning, cargo consolidation….)
  • Involvement in security analysis and follow-up of risk mitigation measures.
  • Strong involvement in sizing and budgeting logistic response to program needs for base and coordination.
  • Strong component of internal coordination with other department within the mission (program team, finance/HR team).
  • Strong component of external coordination with external partners within the country (Log cluster, other cluster through core pipeline, UNHAS, the NGO forum, other NGOs, Inso….).

Specific stakes and challenges

Volatile security context (ex: presence of multiple armed actors in the different parts of the country; criminality)

Priorities for the 2/3 first months

  • Develop a consolidated approach of logistics for the bases (multi project focused on transportation cost optimization)
  • Design additional humanitarian response through proposal (logistic approach as core of the program), size and budget logistics needs
  • Support installation of new bases
  • Insure and optimized and suitable asset management all over the mission to cover our needs.
  • The Log Co position in SI Mission in South Sudan is a hands-on position, where the Log Co will be the main technical advisor of the log teams at base and coordination level.
  • The Log Co must have a strong appetite for programmatic activities as the mission highly depends on his/her level of understanding of program needs.
  • The position requires regular movement to the remote bases and strong capacity of designing HR and operational setup to address logistics challenges linked with South Sudanese context.

YOUR PROFILE

EDUCATION

A university degree in a related field is recommended.

EXPERIENCE

  • 5 years in technical areas of logistics operations (including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet management, asset management, communications, and security) within internationally recognized non-governmental organization, commercial company or similar entity
  • At least 3 years as logistics manager with INGO or UN agency
  • Substantial experience in Humanitarian supply chain management in remote area (minimum 2 years )
  • Substantial experience in team management both national staff and expatriates (minimum 2 years)
  • Substantial experience in managing transportation aspects of operations, e.g. truck, barges, airplane charters (minimum 1 years)
  • Experience in emergency and / or protracted crisis context
  • Experience in insecure and complex access environment
  • Knowledge of FSL and/or WASH programs
  • Proven experience as an organized team and people manager

Experience with SI is an asset.

Experience as logistic coordinator is an asset

Experience in remote management is an asset.

Previous experience in South Sudan is an asset.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • Capacity to provide clear and well documented strategies
  • Excellent networking capacities, including with key national and international stakeholders
  • Very good analytical, critical, and synthesis skills
  • Great communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills
  • Management of a multi-technical and multi-ethnic team.
  • Capacity-building and training, coaching abilities and experience
  • Collect, manage and filter extensive amounts of information in real time
  • Organization, planning, focus on objectives and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proactive, solution oriented approach to work
  • Capacity and willingness to provide hands-on support to the team
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to work under high pressure and without constant supervision
  • Important flexibility; capacity to adapt to quick context/strategy changes

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Pack MS Office – excellent mastery of Excel included
  • Cloud computing, operating system, mailing software
  • Basic knowledge in IT network and It connectivity setup (Vsat, radio wave internet…)
  • Bilingual in English.

+ Arabic is an asset.

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried position According to experience, starting from EUR 2 640 gross per month (base salary EUR 2400 + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) + a monthly Per Diem of USD 700.

SI covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

The Log Coordinator will live in a shared guesthouse with other international colleagues.

Breaks

During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every 3 months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3, 6 and 9 months (with a USD 850 allowance allocated by SI). In addition to these, SI adds 1 additional rest day per month of work, i.e. 12 additional days off for a one-year contract.

Insurance package Expatriates benefit from an insurance package, which covers all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system, including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Living conditions

  • Individual, comfortable room in the guesthouse, with electricity 24/7
  • Internet and Phone network available
  • Restaurants and international food available in Juba
  • Malaria prophylaxis is strongly recommended during the rainy season

NB: During field visits, living conditions are much more basic.

To apply, you need to be OK to work in a fast paced, volatile, complex political and security environment.

COVID19

Please note that the COVID 19 pandemic can impact the movements (flights and visa issuance).

Safety and security rules are regularly reviewed and adapted to the situation, to minimize the exposure to the COVID 19, in constant monitoring and adaptation to the context evolution. This include social distancing, teleworking and strict hygienic rules, such as regular handwashing etc.

Please note that SI strongly recommends its staff to get the vaccination against COVID 19, using WHO-approved vaccines.

How to apply

Please send us your CV and cover letter in English through the following link : https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=72238

If you have already been technically validated by SI on the position, please mention it.

NB: the vacancy may close before the deadline.

To learn more about SI, please visit our website.

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Programme & Partnership Accountant – South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 5 Jun 2022

About the role: This is a 12 month, replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Juba with a salary of Band 2 salary € 35.789 – 39.766.

You will report to the Country Financial Controller and will line manage Field Management Accountants, Finance Officers (FOs), Assistant Finance Officers (AFO), Cashier and work closely with Country Management team, Budget Holders, Shared Service Accountant, Desk Officer, Field and Juba Finance Team, Partner Organisations

We would like you to start as soon as possible.

Your purpose: To provide support to the CFC to ensure the effective functioning of the finance department in the field locations by providing day to day technical support and work with national and NGO partners. The post holder will coordinate finance issues and build the capacity of national staff for both Concern and partners, and support national staff to manage and carry out the work on the finance function. The post holder will report directly to the CFC. You will be located in Juba but the position requires 60% travel to field locations (currently: Unity, NBeG and Kajo-Keji of Central Equatoria)

You will be responsible for:

Financial Control:

· Guided Country Finance Controller and his/her team, ensure that Concern Worldwide financial policies and procedures are adhered to and implemented in a standardised manner.

· Maintain up-to date knowledge of and implement local government requirements and regulations related to financial matters including statutory deductions from national staff salaries such as income tax, social security, etc.

· In consultation with the CFC Conduct periodic visits to field offices

· Closely monitor all programme financial activities, and keep the Programme Director, Systems Director and Country Finance Manager advised of all situations which have the potential to negatively impact internal controls or financial management performance.

· Assist the field office budget holders in conducting the budget revision process, ensuring that appropriate levels of technical support and guidance are provided to all budget holders during the process of preparing the subsequent revisions.

· Manage the field finance department’s activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines specified by donors and Dublin HQ.

· Maintain Month End Closure file, including all signed journals and feedback from budget holders

· Ensure that steps are taken to mitigate the risks of fraud, including conducting random checks on large payments carried out in the field

Financial and Donor Reporting:

· Assist budget holders with preparation of donor budgets; interpretation of budgeting guidelines; ensure compliance with donor regulations and ensure their incorporation into the country annual operating budget & revisions

· Assist the Country Finance Manager with external (donor, audit firm, partner organisation, government, etc.) and internal control audits as required.

· Reconcile all balance sheet items on a timely basis, in accordance with Concern Worldwide policies & procedures

Staff Management & Capacity Building:

· Train National Finance staff in Concern systems and general accounting best practice

· To facilitate and provide basic training, technical support and guidance to the country program staff, particularly budget holders, for skills improvement in the areas of budget preparation and monitoring, budget revision, reporting, and internal control. This includes assisting them in understanding their management accounts.

· Develop and implement staff development plan for field office finance department staff

Donor Management:

· Assist in preparing donor financial reports and ensure the reports are shared with relevant persons in HQ, DO, RA, PDs and CFC

· Ensure that donor reports tie back to the general ledger from GP and donor original budgets

· Follow up and support on mapping of donor budgets against Concern Chart of Account.

Other Financial Milestones:

· Contribute to the development, review, and revision of financial and systems related procedures

· Undertake the financial assessment of potential Partners on a timely and comprehensive basis

· Summarize financial assessment findings and recommend whether engaging with a Partner is workable with resources available.

· Ensure all the relevant staff members (CFC, PD Programmes, Project Manager and Country Director) sign off financial assessment

· Ensure that all CILPAT documentation is being maintained on the Partner File for future reference

· Monitoring For each Partner, using CILPAT and any other available material as a basis, prepare a Partner Monitoring Programme

· Carry out Systems Review visits in accordance with the Partner Monitoring Programme.

· Perform regular Transaction Audits in accordance with the Partner Monitoring Programme

· Ensure an updated risk assessment is completed at least annually and is signed off by Senior Management after each field visit. Prepare and disseminate a Partner Visit Report

· Ensure programme staff are aware of their responsibilities regarding monitoring of partners. Ensure sign off from appropriate senior Programme representatives is obtained on the CILPAT, Partner Monitoring Programme and Annual Risk Review

· Ensure Partner Reports and findings are circulated to all interested parties within Concern and the Partner. Ensure all documentation relating to Concern‘s financial relationship with the partner is filed correctly and updated where necessary

· When needed, assist the Country Financial Manager in the process of obtaining explanations of variances between budget and actual spending and income and make necessary adjustments in cases of incorrect accounting entries

· In coordination with the HR Manager, manage the budgeting of national staff and HR budget monitoring

· Any other tasks mutually agreed with the AC, PD and/or CFC

· Supervise all programme office safe relations and cash box account activities

· Oversee the timely preparation, review and approval of all safe account and cash reconciliations on as regular a basis as necessary for effective financial control

· Assist the PD and CFC in ensuring compliance with Concern Worldwide policies and procedures in respect of cash management and assume responsibilities in the implementation of country specific policies such as authorisation limits, cash holding limits, cash movements, credit terms, advance payments, use of cash payment instruments.

· Be responsible for the review of fund transfer requests from the field and the timely preparation and follow-up/handling of Cash Transfer Requests to the field offices to ensure that appropriate balances are maintained to facilitate programme implementation

Concern Code of Conduct and Associated:

· Ensure adherence to the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

· Ensure finance staff understanding and adhere to the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

· Ensure the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) are understood by finance staff

Accountability

In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

· Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);

· Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;

· Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Confidentiality

· Ensure the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever acquired in the course of duty, relating to the practices and business of Concern Worldwide, to any other person or Organization without authority, except in normal execution of the above duties

· Ensure strict guardianship and security of financial data and documents at all times, including secure storage, accurate & complete filing and limiting access to the finance office to authorised personnel only.

Your skills and experience will include:

Essential

· University degree with a background in finance, management, administration or a related field.

· Part or fully qualified Accountant.

· 3/4 years finance experience including donor and management reporting, accounting, staff and partner management and some capacity building initiatives (coaching, mentoring or training). Some overseas experience in emergency or development contexts a distinct advantage.

· Experience in donor budgeting and financial reporting.

· Experience working with a diverse range of institutional donors (especially USAID, ECHO, UN Agencies).

· Experience in managing large programme budgets.

· Strong analytical skills.

· Experience in training finance and non-finance staff

· Good oral and written English communication skills.

· Good team player and able to adapt to different cultures.

· Experience of working in a high-pressured, results focused and dynamic environment.

· Good understanding of donors and donor requirements.

· Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft office.

· Exposure to accounting software; knowledge of Microsoft Great plains would be an advantage.

Desirable

Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Experience of work in South Sudan / Great lakes / Horn of Africa region.
  • Experience in working in a complex emergency context.
  • Experience in working with partners.

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:

  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.
  • Excellent communication and training / capacity building skills.
  • Ability to mentor and capacity build national staff.
  • Proven organisation, planning and management skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and lead diverse teams.
  • Openness to learning whilst being flexible and adaptable to a changing challenging environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and team work skills with patience and sense of humour.
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of computer applications i.e. Microsoft packages: Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Willing to travel frequently.

How to apply

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

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Project Support Manager

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Role & Responsibilities

The Project Support Manager works as an integral member of a diverse team who are committed to serve the world’s most vulnerable with practical and compassionate care; the Project Support Manager will support many activities related to the project, base and support. On a day-to-day basis the Project Support Manager (PSM) carries out a variety of functions related to the project and support needs which are carried out in line with Medair policies and procedures and according to any applicable donor, GSO or field guidelines. The Project Support Manager is key to the efficient and effective running of the Leer Project. This role is responsible for the organization and management of HR/Administrative, logistics and financial processes required ensuring the Leer project functions effectively and with integrity.

Project Overview

Multi-sector relief programme including: provision of Nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Mental Health & Psychosocial through the Care Group Model and Health through Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) across Leer Counties in South Sudan. The goal is to contribute to reducing morbidity and mortality in vulnerable communities in South Sudan.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Leer, South Sudan

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

August 2022. Full time, 12 to 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Project Support Management

  • Ensure the smooth running of the Leer base including line managing Leer base staff to ensure the effective running of the compound and facilities.
  • Manage the Human Resource and Finance Officer (HRFO) and supervise all financial activities to ensure all cash management needs, reporting deadlines, salary payments, etc. are timely.
  • Ensure all internal financial controls are in place and that Medair and donor guidelines are followed.
  • Support Human Resources processes with the coordination of HR team members in the Juba office.
  • Support line managers with recruitments, inductions, training, appraisals and disciplinary action.
  • Promote the growth and professional development of line managed staff.
  • Support the HR and Finance Officer to ensure all national and international legal requirements relating to employment are adhered to, including contracts issuing to local staff, record keeping, etc.
  • Ensure accurate and efficient procedures are maintained in logistics, particularly in the areas of procurement, warehousing/inventories, fleet management and transportation.
  • Coordinate and book charter flights for transport of personnel and cargo between Juba and Leer
  • Plan and coordinate, together with Project Managers, weekly movements of vehicles to facilitate transport of cargo to project sites.
  • Oversee / manage the effective running of the fleet and make sure maintenance, mileage and fuel logs are kept up to date.
  • Work with the Project Managers and the Project Coordinator in the preparation and development of budgets for support
  • Manage and track expenditure of the Leer base budget by ensuring spending is in accordance with timeframes and adjust spending if required.
  • Oversee and guide construction and maintenance projects for base and project facilities development.
  • Equipment management: keep track of equipment by maintaining the Equipment Inventory List and individual Equipment Allocation forms and to facilitate maintenances upon Project Manager requests.
  • Serve as IT focal point to troubleshoot any IT issues with support from Juba ICT team.

Security Management

  • Adhere to existing security procedures.
  • Provide support in managing security incidents as required, including the writing of incident reports.
  • Cover for PC as security and overall team lead where required.

Administration

  • Draw up, manage and periodically review contracts between Medair and external suppliers and contractors, ensuring they remain valid and relevant and that the terms and conditions are followed.
  • Submit accurate and timely internal reports as required by the Juba office. Contribute on request to external reports.
  • Ensure a clear and transparent paper trail is in place for all Leer related transactions.
  • Keep records in an orderly and timely fashion while ensuring that the filing (archive) system is in line with Medair and donor requirements.
  • Maintain responsibility for the approval and prompt payment of all base related bills / invoices.

Quality Management

  • Promote and use the Medair e-library and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats and templates are used and guidelines are followed.
  • In conjunction with the PC and relevant Project Managers review, develop and implement systems to improve transparency and to detect and ultimately prevent loss or fraud. Carry-out regular inspections and spot-checks, both on systems and on-going work, to ensure the best use of Medair assets and resources.
  • Develop procedures and systems for improving the management and stewardship of resources across the projects and support sectors.

Staff Management

  • Manage and oversee the assigned staff including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisal, etc.
  • Hold regular team meetings with line managed staff; reviewing team and individual objectives and ensuring team members are kept informed of issues relevant to their work.

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 relevant subject or equivalent professional / technical qualification.
  • Work certificates in business administration, HR, accounting, logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English (speaking and writing).

Experience

  • 2 years post-qualification management experience in a relevant profession.
  • Experience working in cross-cultural settings, preferably within the finance, logistics, programme support or assistance sectors.

All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.

How to apply

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organizational 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) 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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ERT WASH Project Manager

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Role & Responsibilities

Manage the Medair South Sudan Emergency Response Team’s WASH programme, ensure proposal objectives are met within the project timeframe and the overall budget allocated for the project, and that the services delivered meet Medair, donor and international quality standards. Responsibilities also include managing ERT WASH project staff, coordinating with other partners to assess emergencies, designing WASH interventions, preparing project reporting as well as planning and supporting the development of new project proposals.

Project Overview

The goal of the WASH ERT is to reduce morbidity and mortality among populations affected by acute emergencies through the provision of life-saving water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services. The Medair Emergency Response Team (ERT) works across all states of South Sudan in response to acute emergencies: displacement due to conflict or disasters, returnee/refugee influxes, disease outbreaks and in emergency level malnutrition. The ERT has teams across four sectors – Health, Nutrition, Non-Food Items (NFIs)/Emergency Shelter and WASH, with teams often working together in field sites. Multiple emergency response sites are active at any given time.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Juba, with regular travel to field locations across South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Technical Design and Oversight

  • Responsible for the overall management of Medair South Sudan ERT WASH Projects; planning and implementation, project staff, project budget, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop program strategy, project proposals, project budget, and staff plan to implement the project.
  • Ensure the ERT WASH projects are implemented in line with donor proposals, and Medair, donor, and international standards, and within agreed budget and timeframe.
  • With the WASH Advisor, select and evaluate appropriate technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Monitor project implementation and provide support to the team to ensure the quality of the construction, trainings and provide guidance on future improvements.
  • Ensure Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), people with disability & gender are mainstreamed in the ERT WASH projects. Provide technical input and support to the team on project activities.

Staff Management and Leadership

  • Directly line manage three WASH Managers and one Hygiene Promotion Manager.
  • Conduct appraisals, manage R&R and holiday schedules, manage contracts, provide development and training opportunities, and support the physical and spiritual wellbeing for all WASH staff.
  • Delegate tasks to WASH Managers as appropriate while ensuring that all key tasks are being covered.
  • Actively coach team members giving them the opportunity to grow and develop in their roles.

Coordination and Reporting

  • Ensure all project data, beneficiary numbers, & indicators are accurately collected, and reported.
  • With WASH Advisor and M&E team, develop tools and templates to facilitate smooth data collection.
  • Attend WASH Coordination meetings and advocate for principled emergency WASH interventions.
  • Coordinate with relevant WASH implementing partners INGOs, NNGOs, UN agencies and Minstry of Water and Irrigation or other government agencies involved in WASH planning and implementation
  • Liaise with local authorities at the beginning of assessments, and throughout WASH activities.
  • Ensure Terms of Reference (ToR) for assessments and interventions and reports are completed.

Logistics

  • Ensure development of an annual procurement plan based on project needs and activities.
  • With the support of the ERT Logistics Officer, plan and support requests from field teams.
  • Ensure stock of critical supplies & regular communication with the Warehouse Manager & staff.

Finance Management

  • Actively manage budget and communicate any issues with ERT Project Coordinator.
  • Supervise the management of field team budget and cash, including the payment of casual labour payments within the agreed salary/incentive scales. Manage submission of all finance, stock and purchase requests to Juba, and WASH finances, procurement, warehousing, and transport at field sites.

Security Management

  • Contribute to development of security assessments for new ERT locations before field teams travel. Monitor local dynamics in intervention locations which may be indicators of insecurity.
  • Ensure the WASH team adhere to SOPs, promote good planning and communication within the team.

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, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, public health, water and sanitation engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology).
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field as a Manager.
  • Experience in a WASH programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH programmes.
  • 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 of the links between the hardware (water, sanitation facilities) and behaviour change.

All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.

How to apply

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organizational 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) 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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Senior Data Officer for South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 13 Jun 2022

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations 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. 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.

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 and GIS. 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, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

We are currently looking for a Senior Data Officer to support our REACH team in South Sudan.

Department: REACH**

Position: Senior Data Officer

Contract duration: 6 months

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Starting Date: ASAP

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-sectoral 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 reached 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.

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 beyond humanitarian needs monitoring, including sector specific, population movement, and AAP research.

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

  • Monitoring of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, through monthly 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.

The Senior Data Officer would support across all three units and streams of work. More information on REACH’s work in South Sudan can be found here: https://www.reach-initiative.org/where-we-work/south-sudan/.

FUNCTIONS

Under the line management of the IMPACT Country Coordinator / Representative or his/her delegates in South Sudan, the Senior Data Officer is responsible for the production of IMPACT’s analysis products in South Sudan, including the preparation of research design, support in designing sampling methods, data analysis plans, data collection tools, data cleaning scripts and processes, analysis scripts, analysis outputs and (as relevant) production of web maps and information management systems. The Senior Data officer will support in the dissemination and evaluation stages of the research cycle. Throughout each research cycle, the Senior Data Officer, in (as relevant) close liaison with the assessment teams, engages with partners to promote their participation in data processing, analysis or relevant topics as designated by the line manager, to maximize the uptake and use of IMPACT research. When relevant, or managing a project, he/she also ensures an efficient and transparent use of resources required for project implementation. This can include the direct supervision of data and assessment teams during data collection, analysis or output production.

In his/her mission, the Senior Data Officer will be hosted by IMPACT’s global partner ACTED and will fall under the direct responsibility and management of ACTED’s Country Director and his/her delegates for all Administrative, Security, and relevant Logistics and Finance issues. S/he will therefore fully abide to ACTED’s Security, Administration, and relevant HR, Logistics and Finance rules and regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Data Officer responsibilities include the following:

Research Planning:

  • Contribute towards the identification and implementation of effective and adapted data management and analysis solutions for IMPACT research in South Sudan, in line with IMPACT’s relevant research and data guidelines.
  • Support sampling design, creation and management of data collection tools (ODK or KoBo), training on data cleaning and management techniques, support for data analysis set up (specifically conducted in the R environment).
  • Contribute to draft research ToRs with a specific focus on sampling, data collection tools, the data analysis plan, as well as data management plan;
  • Support the development of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, ensuring requirements of research cycle/assessment are met;
  • In coordination with relevant assessment and GIS officer(s), support construction of quantitative sample;
  • Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned tasks throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified problems are reported by writing and orally in a timely manner.

Research Implementation:

  • When relevant, support the identification and training of enumerators for primary data collection;
  • When relevant, support oversight of data collection, in line with agreed TORs (including their Annexes), including data cleaning processes, checks and data cleaning scripts;
  • In coordination with relevant assessment officer(s), document all changes in data collection that lead to a modification in the agreed TORs, ensuring that the IMPACT CC/CR and IMPACT HQ are informed and agree on the modifications.

Data Management, Cleaning and Analysis:

  • Monitor accuracy of data collected in line with IMPACT’s Data Cleaning Minimum Standards Checklist;
  • Cross check data collected in the field, ensure regular updates and solve eventual discrepancies;
  • Manage, update and deploy monthly questionnaire;
  • Maintain, update and expand R-based systems of data management and analysis for data dissemination and reporting;
  • Serve as focal point for statistical analysis and quantitative reporting on assessments.

Drafting of Products:

  • Ensure that all IMPACT analysis products the requirements of IMPACT and concerned partners;
  • In support of the Research Manager or CC/CR, as requested, provide regular communication with IMPACT HQ on progress and deadlines for analysis outputs;
  • Ensure the drafting of timely and accurate data and analysis products (such as factsheets, graphics, webmaps, dashboards), which comply with IMPACT’s guidelines;
  • Ensure accurate findings are reported given the data collection and analysis methodology planned in TORs.
  • Ensure that all analysis outputs are validated by IMPACT HQ before external release;
  • When relevant, in close coordination with IMPACT HQ, support the regular maintenance and update of online products;

External Engagement:

  • Upon the request of the line manager, support in consulting with partners at all stages of research cycle: assessment preparation; data collection; data analysis; review of research products; product dissemination; and lessons learnt;
  • After validation by the line manager, represent IMPACT in relevant meetings/ working groups;
  • Follow up on issues identified by partners or during meetings / working groups;
  • Promote an active use of datasets and research findings by partners and the broader humanitarian community for their decision making;
  • After validation by line manager, present research findings to relevant third parties in order to enhance their use and impact;
  • Ensure that all partner engagement and all external relations are clearly documented and communicated with the line manager and relevant colleagues;
  • More generally, contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of IMPACT’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

Project Cycle Management:

Upon request of the line management:

  • For relevant projects, ensure compliance to project cycle management requirements and guidelines at all phases;
  • Before project start, support the organization of a kick off meeting and the availability of key project management documentations to plan the efficient use of assets, financial and human resources;
  • In close coordination with line management, finance and grants colleagues, monitor and regularly update the use of assets, financial and human resources, in full compliance with IMPACT’s guidelines; this includes maintaining an oversight of budget availability and expenditure for assessment activities;
  • Ensure that project deliverables and requirements are tracked, met and complied to;
  • Ensure that any issue in relation to project implementation is reported to the line manager, finance and grants colleagues, and HQ;
  • Ensure that a project completion meeting is held and documented for all relevant projects;
  • Support the line manager, finance and grants colleagues in drafting of relevant project narrative and financial reports;

Team Management and Capacity Building:

In case the Senior Data Officer provides direct line management to staff:

  • Conduct regular meetings with staff members to assess progress in relevant research cycles and to review work plan;
  • In coordination with CC/CR, RM or Specialists, conduct induction for new staff members, including training in basic technical data processing and analysis competencies
  • Support to the IMPACT CC/CR, RM or Specialists in the development and implementation of capacity training plans for data and other team members. He/ she is responsible for setting clear and personalised development goals, and designing training and mentorship plans to assist team members in professional development.
  • Be available to provide regular support and technical backstopping to all teams and units within country office.
  • When relevant, support/ lead staff appraisal and recruitment process in collaboration with CC/CR and RM.

Internal Coordination:

  • Actively participate in regular team meetings;
  • Ensure regular coordination and exchange with relevant colleagues;
  • Ensure regular communication with HQ Research Design and Data unit.
  • Engage in the development and implementation of IMPACT’s strategy in South Sudan.

Data Confidentiality and Protection

The Senior Data Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes, ensuring full compliance with IMPACT’s data protection policy and SOPs. He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners or collected during his/her assignment with IMPACT.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Academic Excellent academic qualifications, preferably including a Master degree in relevant discipline;
  • Research skills Excellent research and analytical skills required, including a sound understanding of sampling frameworks and their application, advanced data analysis skills including an ability to clean, analyse and report on large data sets, as well as conduct temporal and/or spatial trend analysis.**
  • Software skills Advanced knowledge of R, STATA, Python or equivalent statistical software. Proven knowledge of Microsoft office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of ArcGIS an advantage. Experience with dashboard development and management using Tableau, RShiny, PowerBI or an equivalent software is an advantage.
  • Familiarity aid system Familiarity with the aid system is required;
  • Years of work experience At least 3 years of relevant working experience;
  • Management skills Proven team management experience and skills; ability to build assessment capacity of team through training and mentoring is an asset;
  • Communication/reporting skills Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
  • Multi-tasking skills Ability to multitask with tight deadlines, on numerous research cycles;
  • Level of independence Proven ability to work independently;
  • Cross-cultural work environment Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Experience in geographical region Past experience in the East Africa is desirable;
  • Language skills Fluency in English required, competency in Arabic and other regional languages an asset;
  • Security environment Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment

CONDITIONS

  • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance provided in country by IMPACT’s partner ACTED
  • Food and 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

Please apply at the following link: Senior Data Officer | Impact (impact-initiatives.org)

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Assessment Officer – Cash & Markets for South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 13 Jun 2022

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations 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. 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.

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 and GIS. 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, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

We are currently looking for a REACH Cash and Markets Assessment Officer to support our REACH team in South Sudan.

Department: REACH**

Position: Cash and Markets Assessment Officer**

Contract duration: 6 months

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Starting Date: ASAP

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-sectoral 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 reached 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.

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 beyond humanitarian needs monitoring, including sector specific, population movement, and AAP research.

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

Monitoring of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, through monthly 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.

FUNCTIONS

Under the supervision of, and in close coordination with the Deputy Research Manager of the Sectors (FSL, Cash & Markets, Climate) Unit, Research Manager, IMPACT Country Coordinator and IMPACT HQ in Geneva, the REACH Cash & Markets Assessment Officer is responsible for the management, implementation and follow-up REACH of South Sudan’s cash & market portfolios. S/he is the technical focal point for the responsible for the South Sudan Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) and supporting its implementation and expansion. S7he liaises with relevant stakeholders, including the CWG and other key stakeholders. S/he is also responsible for related logistics, partner coordination reporting and finance requirements. S/he provides input to the strategic development of REACH in country and region.

Summary

The REACH Cash & Markets Assessment Officer (C&M AO) shall be responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing an overall cash and markets assessment strategy for the REACH South Sudan mission, developing corresponding analytical frameworks and methodologies;
  • Supporting the South Sudan Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) on behalf of the Cash Working Group (CWG); overseeing coordination, data collection and output production; further developing methodology, tools and products;
  • Leading the JMMI Technical Working Group (JMMI-TWG) and organizing meetings as needed, thereby ensuring full buy-in from CWG partners;
  • Compiling and analysing available REACH data related to cash and markets to produce market reports on South Sudan;
  • Leading on in-depth market assessments including research design, coordinating logistical aspects, overseeing data collection and analysis as well as writing assessment reports and factsheets;
  • Providing information management support to REACH South Sudan and its partners through in-depth data analysis, technical training development, macro development, when possible;
  • Actively advocating for the establishment of a community of practice around common methodologies, tools and analysis;
  • Actively participating in regular coordination/cluster meetings (particularly Cash Working Group; FLS and other working groups as needed) meetings; providing regular market updates;
  • Building capacity of project staff, particularly in terms of data cleaning, output production as well as external engagement;
  • Providing technical backstop for other REACH Assessment officers on topics related to cash & markets;
  • Working to ensure the harmonisation of cash & markets-related indicators among critical, nation-wide assessments (REACH AoK, FSNMS, SMART, IOM VAS, IACWG IRNA etc);
  • Supporting the development / revision of assessment / programme strategies, reports or new proposals;
  • In coordination with the Country Coordinator, external representation of REACH with donors, partners and the wider Aid Community through clusters and sectoral working groups;
  • Coordinating timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT headquarters;
  • Liaising with staff of ACTED departments to ensure close coordination is maintained

RESPONSIBILITIES

ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION**

Objective 1.1: Technical focal point for the Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI)

The JMMI is a regular market data collection exercise in collaboration with 23+ members from the CWG. Critical market indicators are assessed on a monthly basis across 35+ locations across South Sudan. The JMMI was initiated by the CWG, WFP & REACH in August 2019. It is guided by the JMMI Technical Working Group (JMMI-TWG), led by REACH and supported by the CWG members. The C&M AO leads the JMMI-TWG and is responsible for supporting the initiative. S/he is responsible for continued development of tools and methodology, in close collaboration with the JMMI-TWG and other technical partners. S/he supports project staff and oversees coverage/partner/field team coordination, data collection, data cleaning and output production (and develop staff capacity in those areas as needed). S/he codes analysis scripts (in R) and adjusts existing ones as needed. S/he builds on existing data cleaning, analysis and output production SOPs and ensure all processes are fully documented. S/he supports adjustments to JMMI outputs (factsheets, datasets and online dashboard) as needed. S/he actively expands the initiative, aims to include additional partners (e.g. international organizations, NGOs, national partners) and works with various clusters (e.g. FSL, shelter/NFI, WaSH, CCCM) and other market monitoring systems (e.g. WFP-VAM, FAO- Climis & FEWSNET) to increase coverage, reach and impact of the initiative.

Objective 1.2: Conduct Qualitative Market Assessments (RaMA) and Assessments of Financial Service Providers (FSP)

The C&M AO is responsible for the planning and implementation of qualitative, regional market assessments and assessments of FSPs or any needs based thematic assessments as identified by the CWG. S/he is responsible for research design and tool development, identifying assessment areas (based on CWG partner interests, JMMI findings and relevance for overall South Sudanese market system), managing assessment budgets, coordinating logistics with partner organisations, overseeing and actively participating in the data collection processes, as well as analysing and reporting on findings.

Objective 2.1: Regular analysis of available market data, as well as synthesis, dissemination and presentation of key findings

The C&M AO gathers market assessments from partners and collects other relevant studies. S/he is responsible for the regular analysis of all available market data (including JMMI, AoK, FSNMS, Climis, FEWSNET as well as other market assessments and reports), piecing information streams together and regularly synthesising and presenting key findings both internally and externally. S/he conducts longitudinal studies of JMMI data reports on findings. S/he collects regular updates from field staff on market developments and develops a system to efficiently gather qualitative market information across South Sudan, with the aim of better contextualizing JMMI findings (why something is happening as opposed to what is happening). S/he is responsible for aggregating monthly Area of Knowledge (AoK) market data into South Sudan wide market access profiles. S/he follows macro developments and collects available indicators, and discusses findings and opportunities with economic advisors from partner agencies (e.g. DFID and World Bank).

Objective 3.1: Provide technical support to REACH South Sudan on tool design, implementation and analysis of market indicators

The C&M AO works closely with the Research Manager and Deputy Research Manager to act as the REACH South Sudan-internal focal point for all assessments related to cash & markets. S/he reviews the design and reporting of ad hoc market assessments and market sections from multi-sectoral assessment (e.g. MSNA, ABA, AoK). S/he provides technical backstop for other REACH Assessment officers regarding correct cash & markets terminology and analysis. S/he provides technical input and advises on the conceptualization of the markets section of INT (Integrated Needs Tracking) and SMI (Shocks Monitoring Index) systems. S/he provides technical capacity building to other AOs (e.g. R, ODK, Excel).

Objective 4.1: Continue and advance active engagement with Cash Working Group (CWG)

The C&M AO actively participates in regular CWG meetings. S/he provides regular market updates and advocates for the importance of a better understanding of market dynamics for cash programming (and cash feasibility considerations). S/he continues to actively engage with the CWG and builds on REACH’s critical advisory role, and explores options on how REACH may expand its role within the CWG. S/he continues to act as a CWG focal point for market-related topics and discussions. In close collaboration with the CWG coordinator and CWG partners, s/he identifies information gaps as well as opportunities on how to fill them.

Objective 4.2: Provide technical support to CWG and CWG partners on tool design, implementation and analysis

The C&M AO continues to provide technical support to the CWG. S/he is actively participating and engaging in technical sub-groups (e.g. JMMI-TWG, MEB, PDM, labor rates). S/he works closely with the CWG coordinator and CWG partners to continue to streamline the market modules used in data collection, including but not limited to ad-hoc rapid assessments, PDMs, IRNAs, FSNMS and CWG market assessment SOP. S/he will

provide support to agencies on analysing available market data. S/he provides location-specific JMMI analysis as required by JMMI participating agencies. S/he may design and facilitate partner trainings and workshops, which will be used to build the capacity of cash partners in terms of data collection and methodology.

REACH REPORTING

The C&M AO is responsible for consolidating all analyses and conclusions from each assessment into IMPACT products such as factsheets, reports and briefs using standard formats. S/he is responsible for following the designated timeline of reports to be submitted to project partners and donors. S/he must ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information. S/he will ensure that assessment reports contribute to aid coordination and planning and add to the general base of field knowledge in the country for all organisations working in the areas.

S/he will also manage the drafting of narrative reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow-up.

The C&M AO will also store, organize and disseminate assessments, project documents and best practices among partners and potential partners. S/he will coordinate timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT.

HR MANAGEMENT

The C&M AO is responsible for day-to-day management of project and field staff both directly and remotely. He/she is expected to guide and direct IMPACT staff and prepare and follow up workplans with each staff member that directly reports to him/her. The C&M AO will be required to take the lead in the recruitment of IMPACT assessment staff in coordination with the ACTED HR Officer. This will include the preparation of ToRs, observation of recruitment procedures by planning recruitment needs in advance, and undertake interviews.

The C&M AO will ensure that all field teams are comprehensively briefed on the objective, expected outputs and that the overall implementation strategy of any given activity is clearly understood. He/she will ensure that project/field staff are given training and complete all the necessary documentation in line with program requirements set by IMPACT.

REPRESENTATION

Representation of IMPACT in cluster and multi-sector meetings/ technical working groups in country and follow up on technical issues identified in cluster meetings in other parts of the country. This specifically will include liaising with external partners to identify potential for data sets to be integrated into existing databases and mapped to support the coordination of the broader humanitarian community.

The C&M AO will further represent IMPACT vis-a-vis current and potential donors and communicate relevant information to the IMPACT Country Coordinator. He/she will participate in inter-NGO meetings and those of UN agencies and any other relevant inter-governmental institutions at the national or provincial level.

More generally, the C&M AO is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of IMPACT’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

ACCOUNTABILITY TO COMMUNITIES AND BENEFICIARIES

The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about IMPACT programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every IMPACT staff member.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A good sense of humour about bugs and bucket showers required;
  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline (e.g. economics, statistics, international development);
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in humanitarian settings required;
  • At least 6 months’ experience leading cash & markets related assessment required;
  • Previous coordination experience with external partners is an asset;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
  • Ability to innovate and develop new ideas;
  • Ability to implement humanitarian assessments, both qualitative and quantitative;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Excellent team management skills;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor requirements;
  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Ability to operate R is required;
  • Advanced XLSForm (ODK, KoBo) skills required;
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel are required;
  • Ability to operate Adobe InDesign and Illustrator is an asset;
  • Ability to operate GIS is an asset;
  • High level of autonomy and willingness to spend time in deep field locations with harsh living conditions and away from IMPACT/ ACTED support;
  • Ability and willingness to actively build capacity of local staff

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 food and 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

Please apply at the following link: Assessment Officer – Cash & Markets | Impact (impact-initiatives.org)

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REACH GIS Specialist for South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 13 Jun 2022

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations 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. 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.

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 and GIS. 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, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

We are currently looking for a GIS Specialist to support our team in South Sudan.

Department: REACH**

Position: GIS Specialist**

Contract duration: 12 months

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Starting Date: ASAP

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-sectoral 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 reached 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.

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 beyond humanitarian needs monitoring, including sector specific, population movement, and AAP research.

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

  • Monitoring of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, through monthly 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.

The GIS Specialist would support across all three units and streams of work. More information on REACH’s work in South Sudan can be found here: https://www.reach-initiative.org/where-we-work/south-sudan/.

FUNCTIONS

Under the line management of the IMPACT Country Coordinator in South Sudan, the GIS Specialist ensures the validity and strengthens the quality and efficiency of all geospatial data, analysis and information systems across IMPACT research cycles in South Sudan, in accordance with IMPACT’s standards, partner expectations, and IMPACT’s ethos of facilitating an evidence-based response. In coordination with the Country Senior Management Team, the GIS Specialist will provide technical inputs at all stages of relevant research cycles, including for secondary data reviews, assessment conceptualization, research design, data cleaning, data and geo-spatial analysis, production of information products (inclusive of maps and factsheets), and dissemination of information products, etc. S/he will be involved in partner coordination, donor reporting, presentations, and will be required to provide input to the strategic development of IMPACT in South Sudan. The GIS Specialist will also be responsible for developing and implementing a continuous capacity building program for national and international team members, and (when relevant) for providing trainings to partners.

In his/her mission, the GIS Specialist will be hosted by IMPACT’s global partner ACTED and will fall under the direct responsibility and management of ACTED’s Country Director and his/her delegates for all Administrative, Security, and relevant Logistics and Finance issues. S/he will therefore fully abide to ACTED’s Security, Administration, and relevant HR, Logistics and Finance rules and regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy Development & Implementation

The GIS Specialist will participate and actively contribute to the development of IMPACT’s strategy in South Sudan, in support to the Country Coordinator. She/he may be asked to collaborate in the Senior Management Team. In particular s/he will support in identifying and concretising:

  • GIS and information management gaps in country and develop a national GIS and IM strategy
  • Ensuring the national GIS/IM strategy is integrated and actioned across units and within individual work plans of GIS officers
  • Synergies with other GIS and IM actors
  • Dissemination strategies to strengthen the impact of our GIS and IM work
  • Engagement with IMPACT HQ in global level GIS priorities

Research Planning and Implementation

  • In coordination with management and assessment teams, ensuring that assessments are planned in line with project and program objectives and with IMPACT GIS, research cycle and other relevant guidelines;
  • Identification of available GIS to inform secondary data review, in coordination with the assessment team;
  • For each assessment, ensure contribution to and review of draft ToRs with a specific focus on the analysis plan, as well as data management plan, and related mapping;
  • In coordination with Assessment team, co-construct qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, ensuring GIS requirements of research cycle/assessment are met;
  • Develop geo-spatial analysis of assessment areas to be used, as relevant, in developing daily assessment plans, field movement plans and accompanying operational maps for field teams;
  • Keep track of progress and delays of all GIS and relevant data- and information-management tasks throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified problems are reported by writing and orally in a timely manner.
  • When relevant, ensure that support is provided by the GIS staff for the identification and training of enumerators for primary data collection;
  • When relevant, ensure that support is provided by GIS staff in overseeing data collection, in line with agreed TORs (including their Annexes), including spatial verification and validation as part of daily assessment checks;
  • Ensure that collected data is geo-referenced, enabling the production of maps and related products;
  • In coordination with the assessment team, ensure that all changes in data collection that lead to a modification in the agreed TORs are documented; and that the IMPACT Country Coordinator and IMPACT HQ are informed and agree on the modifications.

Data Management, Cleaning and Analysis

  • Ensure that all collected data is stored in line with IMPACT’s Data Management Guidelines, and with the ToRs (data management plan Annex);
  • Ensure that data is revised and cleaned, and that all revisions are recorded;
  • Ensure spatial analysis is conducted on collected data as per ToRs;
  • Ensure that data and its spatial analysis are validated by IMPACT HQ before product drafting stage;
  • Ensure that data and its analysis do not contain personal information and are validated by IMPACT HQ before sharing to external parties;
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information.

Drafting of Products

  • Ensure accurate linkages between spatial databases and assessment data;
  • Ensure that the GIS products meet the requirements of IMPACT and concerned partners;
  • Maintain regular communication with IMPACT HQ on progress and deadlines for GIS products;
  • Ensure the drafting of timely and accurate GIS products, which comply with IMPACT’s guidelines;
  • Ensure that all GIS products are validated by IMPACT HQ before external release;
  • When relevant, in close coordination with IMPACT HQ, support the regular maintenance and update of web GIS products;
  • In coordination with the CC/CR, liaise with IMPACT HQ on the procurement of UNOSAT services and satellite imagery.

Team Functional Supervision and Line-Management

  • Close collaboration with Research Managers who are line managing GIS staff in their units on the career development, work planning and technical guidance of the relevant GIS staff; in addition to direct line management of cross-cutting GIS staff (if relevant);
  • Conduct regular meeting with all international and senior national GIS Team members to assess progress in all research cycles and to review work plan;
  • Reviewing the GIS unit staff work throughout research cycles (clean datasets, analysis scripts, maps, etc.)
  • Bilateral management of international and senior national GIS team members as needed, including (in consultation with IMPACT Country Coordinator) the conduct of appraisals, as well as participation in staff career management;
  • In coordination with Country Coordinator/Representative, conduct induction for new staff members, and provide ongoing training for staff;
  • Be available to provide regular support and technical backstopping;
  • When relevant, support Country Coordinator/Representative and RMs in staff appraisal and recruitment process.

Internal Knowledge Sharing, Learning and Capacity Building

  • Identify GIS capacity gaps, and resolve to bridge these through targeted capacity building, training, performance monitoring, and backstopping where needed;
  • Support to the line managers and specialists in the development and implementation of GIS capacity training plans for team members;
  • Conduct and support regular training to country teams, including regular updates on IMPACT guidelines, adapted South Sudan training modules, learning on the job; Complement in house training material with external resources, if and as relevant;
  • Ensure impact of trainings and progression of staff is monitored;
  • Pro-actively provide regular technical support and backstopping to teams;
  • Support to GIS/ Assessment / unit teams to systematically review the efficiency and quality of research cycles and information products;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation for relevant Research Cycle, as specified in the research ToRs and in line with IMPACT Guidelines;
  • Contribute to generating and documenting robust lessons learned at the end of relevant Research Cycle;
  • Ensure knowledge and learning processes are shared across the [mission/region] and with HQ;
  • Able and available to engage with Global Units and global learning processes, such as methodology notes, lessons learned, SOPs, Communities of Practice, etc;
  • Continuously seek to improve and innovate IMPACT research, GIS practices, information products and processes to identify and meet information gaps in South Sudan humanitarian response in order to support in the facilitation of an evidence-based response;
  • Work closely with other specialists in South Sudan to develop, implement and monitor a multi-disciplinary training and learning plan for IMPACT teams;
  • More generally, contributes to creating a culture of rigour, innovation and learning within IMPACT’s operations.

Strategy, Program and Project Development

  • Contribute to country, regional and unit strategies development with relevant technical and thematic contents;
  • Ensure that GIS strategies are implemented in a structured and coherent manner in line with project and strategic objectives;
  • Support the development/revision of programme strategies, reports, or new proposals.

External Engagement

  • Under the coordination of the IMPACT Country Coordinator and RMs, ensure that relevant partners are consulted and involved in the preparation of GIS products;
  • In coordination with the IMPACT Country Coordinator , engage in relevant technical fora in country (e.g. IM/GIS working groups);
  • In support of the IMPACT Country Coordinator, engage with other organisations engaged with the maintenance of spatial data in South Sudan, ensuring IMPACT Geodatabases are up-to-date and in line with Common Operational Datasets (CODs) and Fundamental Operational Datasets (FODs)
  • In coordination with the IMPACT Country Coordinator, support the presentation of GIS products to relevant third parties, to enhance their use and impact;

Dissemination

  • Ensure the strictest confidentiality of data and data processes. The GIS Specialist will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of information and data;
  • In coordination with IMPACT HQ, ensure that GIS products are uploaded on relevant data portals, as specified in Research ToRs;
  • In coordination with IMPACT’s Country Coordinator and with the assessment, GIS and data team, ensure that lessons learned are gathered and documented at the end of each research cycle.

Data Confidentiality and Protection

The GIS Specialist will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during his/her assignment with IMPACT.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Academic Excellent academic qualifications, preferably including a Master degree in relevant discipline;
  • Research skills Excellent research and analytical skills required, including a sound understanding of sampling frameworks and their application, an ability to analyse large data sets, as well as conduct temporal or spatial trend analysis. Demonstrable experience with geo-spatial information management and analysis. Excellent spatial analysis skills
  • Software skills Advanced knowledge of ArcGIS. Proven knowledge of Microsoft office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of R, STATA, python or equivalent statistical software an advantage.
  • Familiarity aid system Familiarity with the aid system and with the research community;
  • Years of work experience At least 4 years of relevant working experience;
  • Training skills Ability to conduct trainings and mentor IMPACT teams and partners on assessment skills;
  • Communication/reporting skills Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
  • Multi-tasking skills Ability to multitask with tight deadlines, on numerous research cycles;
  • Level of independence Strong existing ability to work independently in support of colleagues and partners;
  • Cross-cultural work environment Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Experience in geographical region Past experience in East Africa is desirable;
  • Language skills Fluency in English required, competency in Arabic and other regional languages an asset;
  • Security environment Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment

CONDITIONS

  • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance provided in country by IMPACT’s partner ACTED
  • Food and 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

Please apply at the following link: REACH GIS Specialist | Impact (impact-initiatives.org)

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