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CONSULTANCY – USAID / BHA Funded Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program in Greater Upper Nile states, South Sudan

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May 282022
 

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

Terms of Reference for Final Evaluation

USAID / BHA Funded Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program in Greater Upper Nile states, South Sudan

Background

VSF Germany is an International Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. VSF Germany supports in animal health, livestock related agriculture, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, capacity development of communities and governmental institutions, peace and conflict resolution with the ultimate aim of food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities. In the region VSF Germany implements activities in the Republic of South Sudan, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Ethiopia. VSF Germany has been supporting pastoral livelihoods in South Sudan since 1998 working with communities in Upper Nile, Jonglei, Warrap, Eastern Equatoria, Western Bar el Ghazal and Lakes States through times of emergency and recovery to sustain, protect and restore livelihoods by direct provision; and capacity building for improved production and productivity, diversified production as well as local peace mechanisms and governance.

VSF-Germany partnering with VSF Suisse with funding from U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) is implementing a two-year program entitled “Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program (CCLERP) in Greater Upper Nile States”. This program covers 10 Counties in Jonglei, 2 counties in Upper Nile and 9 Counties in Unity states plus the Jonglei migrating cattle from Equatoria to Jonglei. The program objective is to improve or sustain access to animal source food and related income for crisis affected individuals at risk of malnutrition particularly children and women. The program is targeting people in Greater Upper Nile, comprised of internally displaced persons (IDPs), host and returnee groups with support to local institutions and mechanisms for delivery of animal health and public health services while mainstreaming conflict sensitivity, protection and Do No Harm approaches.

VSF Germany and its partners intend to evaluate the performance of the Conflict and Climatic Livestock Emergency Response Program (CCLERP) and are seeking the services of qualified and experienced project evaluators.

Purpose

The purpose of this midterm evaluation is to examine the program performance against the planed indicators and results, and specifically:

  1. To determine the appropriateness, relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the veterinary program;
  2. To assess the quality and comprehensiveness of the program design and implementation;
  3. To document lessons learned, success stories, case studies and perceived and real as well as unmet needs;

d) Generate baseline data and information for subsequent interventions.

Scope

Provisionally, the evaluation will cover 8 Payams (2 per county) in four randomly selected counties (one from each state and one additional from any one of the state depending on the existing situation) where feasible. It will be conducted in the project areas and will include both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. Key evaluation questions will be formulated using the project objectives and indicators, and project quality parameters.

Methodology

The final evaluation design will include participatory evaluation methods and employ a mixed approach with both qualitative and quantitative methods. The consultants will be required to submit a detailed draft evaluation design and methodology which will be reviewed and finalized with the effort of the program personnel.

Outputs

  1. A detailed study design, including methodology, work plan and timeframe;
  2. Inception report;
  3. A draft report incorporating feedback from the debriefing sessions;
  4. A final report incorporating feedback on the draft report (one bound hard copy & electronic copy).

Timeframe

This midterm evaluation is expected to be completed in 25 working days including inception report, desk review, field assessment and report writing. The first draft report will be expected within 10 days after the field exercise is completed. A final version should be submitted within five days of receiving feedback on first draft.

Management

  1. The consultancy will be guided, managed and technically advised by the Country Program Manager of VSF Germany;
  2. The consultancy is technically and administratively fully accountable to VSF Germany;
  3. Specific areas for the study will be selected in consultation with VSF’s field staff;
  4. Field travel arrangements and immediate supervision will be carried out by VSF Germany & VSF Suisse in their respective areas of operation.

Qualification

The two-person evaluation team will consist of a team leader who will be a veterinarian and a support researcher who will preferably be an anthropologist or social scientist. Prospective evaluation teams are encouraged to include a mix of gender.

The team should collectively demonstrate the following set of qualities:

  1. Experience in carrying out two or more major humanitarian evaluations for a major donor, international NGO, or international organization.
  2. General familiarity with the political and humanitarian context in South Sudan, particularly over the past 3 years
  3. Experience in developing or applying protection measures;
  4. Extensive practical experience in implementing activities aimed at pastoral livelihood;
  5. National consultants are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their profile and or curriculum vitae, a technical and a financial proposal. The financial proposal should comprise comprehensive professional fees; travel and accommodation will be covered by VSF Germany.

Applications should be sent to the following Email addresses: recruitment@vsfg.org and juba@vsfg.org strictly indicating on the subject line “CCLERP FINAL EVAL 2022”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. The deadline for submission of applications is 4th June 2022.

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Programme Analyst – SRH-Bentiu, South Sudan

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May 282022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: United Nations Population Fund
Closing date: 9 Jun 2022

****Job title:Programme Analyst – SRH

****Level:NOB

****Position Number:00174734

****Location:Bentiu, South Sudan ****Full/Part time:Full

Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed

Rotational/Non Rotational: Non Rotational

****Duration:One Year

The Position:

The Programme Analyst post is located in the Bentiu, Unity State, Republic of South Sudan. S/he will spend more than 50% of the time off the UNFPA premises, working with different implementing partners and conducting field visit to monitor and advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Rights both for normal Programme and humanitarian response.

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme Analyst will report directly to the Field Coordinator Bentiu Field Hub****.****

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

South Sudan continues to be faced with persistent humanitarian crises. Currently, an estimated 8.3 million people require humanitarian assistance, up from 7.5 million in 2020. About 1.62 million are internally displaced, 123,000 people are in displacement camps formerly Protection of Civilian sites and 2.2 million South Sudanese Refugees in neighbouring countries. It is estimated that 5.8 million people are acutely food insecure, with 483,000 and 1.4 million women and children, respectively, malnourished. The humanitarian situation is worsened by high levels of food insecurity, sub-national violence that disrupt humanitarian services and impact people’s access to livelihoods and basic services, flooding in most parts of the country, and COVID-19 has continued to pose a challenge in South Sudan.

The presence of UNFPA in the State is crucial in terms of providing coordination leadership for SRH and GBV to the myriad of humanitarian actors present in the State; mobilising resources and partners to respond to the massive SRH and GBV needs, as well as working with the local government to support rebuilding the local health system, which is weak.

You would be responsible for:

**•**Providing leadership support at the state and county levels in terms of SRH coordination; attend and actively participate in the coordination of all SRH stakeholders at the field level as needed through an effective coordination mechanism and Working Groups

• Carrying out routine needs assessments and gaps and make proposals to improve SRH service delivery and expansion to the target groups in greater Unity.

• Contributing to enhancing local capacity to develop and maintain reproductive health services and commodity systems. These tasks will involve design and facilitation of formal training and conducting informal, on-the-job training;

• In liaison with the Field Coordinator, raising awareness among implementing partners as well as community leaders for improved SRH service delivery including safe motherhood including post abortion care, family planning, sexually transmitted infections/ HIV, sexual and gender-based violence.

• Closely interacting with the GBV partners and facilitating the medical aspects of assistance to potential and actual survivors.

• Assisting in the dissemination of national guidelines, protocols and IEC material for improved RH and family planning service delivery.

• Providing technical support to the State MOH and humanitarian implementing partners in forecasting/ quantification, requisitioning, storage/ warehousing, distribution, logistics management information management (LMIS), M&E, and coordination.

• Supporting and building the capacity of the State MOH and implementing partners in the collection, reporting, analysis and use of SRH and logistics data for decision-making and for M&E.

• Regularly undertaking monitoring missions/ supportive supervision to medical warehouses to assess RH commodities stock status and storage conditions, and prepare substantive reports of the missions and follow up on administrative actions.

Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

• Advanced university degree in, public health, medical sciences, reproductive health or another related field social science discipline is required.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in SRH and GBV programming and implementation.
  • Field experience in emergency programme planning, management or evaluation. Experience working through Implementing Partners and Government is an asset.
  • Relevant UN, government or international NGO experience an asset, preferably in a complex, volatile, humanitarian context.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating training and other capacity-building initiatives especially in Minimum Initial Services Package for RH, Emergency Obstetric Care and related areas.
  • High resilience and coping with stress abilities. Capability of delivering results on time, even under stress.

Languages:

Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably Arabic is desirable****.****

Required Competencies

Values:

Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise

Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Core Competencies:

Achieving results,

Being accountable,

Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,

Thinking analytically and strategically,

Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Communicating for impact

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable****.****

Disclaimer

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

How to apply

UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create

a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at

https://erecruit.partneragencies.org

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Fleet Manager

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May 272022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: CTG
Closing date: 3 Jun 2022

CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
  • CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
  • Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
  • Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position:

  • Based at Juba & reporting to the Administration Officer in charge of Fleet Management. The Fleet Manager will plan, implement, monitor & execute sound vehicle management policies & guidelines ensuring a cost effective & efficient country office fleet.

Role Objectives:

Vehicle planning & management:

  • Ensure fleet availability to meet all requests by scheduling, forecasting & surveying current user trends.
  • Maintain knowledge & utilize all fleet information & user surveys to forecast new requirements.
  • Arrange fleets & fleet operational staff to provide support & schedule special event planning.
  • Perform vehicle registration, insurance and CHP formalities & documentation regarding induction of new vehicles in existing fleet.
  • Oversee routine & ad hoc maintenance, liaising with the Head of Fleet on the scheduled & unscheduled maintenance, quality spare parts, reviewing the different requirements from different field offices on the maintenance issues.
  • Monitor & ensure fleet operation in compliance with both local state & our clients rules & regulations e.g insurance policies, registration & renewal of log books, annual inspection of vehicles in liaison with protocol unit.
  • Streamline & monitor fuel deliveries & vehicle purchase system with assistance of fuel cards for all vehicles & drivers.
  • Liaising with fleet center, plan for timely replacement of the vehicles that have reached 5 years / 150,000 km, seeking approval from management.
  • In liaison with the asset management, plan for vehicle disposal in line with the responsible asset management directive on vehicle disposal & GVLP guidelines.

Budgeting:

  • Work closely with admin budgeting focal point to provide budgets for the GVLP leases & insurance covers both comprehensive & local insurance & VTS expenses.
  • Follow up with administration focal point for timely issuance of zint POs & payments of expenses relating to the above.
  • Provide timely projections for review with the Head of Fleet management of any unforeseen / foreseen expenditure as pertains to fleet management both in the country office & the field offices.

FMS / novacom reporting & analytics:

  • Continuous review of the data accuracy in the FMS ensuring refresher trainings to all new / appointed focal points.
  • Provide data & analytics on fuel consumptions, maintenance costs & utilization rates of the CO fleet, providing trends & recommendations on improving cost efficiencies.
  • Utilizing GPS systems to monitor drivers & vehicles in case of theft.
  • Review the weekly notifications & reports from novacom on the over speeding, reports, working with the field offices.

Trainings:

  • Review the training needs of the transport team & recommend for trainings.
  • Schedule the mandatory trainings & liaise with fleet center for both virtual & on site trainings when required.
  • Liaise with fleet centre for upcoming webinars/trainings.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the Administration Officer in charge of Fleet Management.

Key competencies:

  • University Degree in Business / Public Administration.
  • Experience in administration.
  • Support in leading projects & input into function policies.
  • Must be experienced in budgeting & advanced analytics.
  • Must be fluent in the English language.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate & apply for this role using the below link:

https://app.tayohr.io/jobs/detail/vac-7505-fleet-manager-6224

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Cash and Markets Technical Specialist

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May 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 7 Jun 2022

The Opportunity:

The Cash and Market Technical Specialist will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for Cash & Market-based Programming in South Sudan. The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. The role will work closely operations colleagues and with partners in South Sudan Country Office, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations. This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including market-based assistance, as well as shock-responsive social protection to ensure linkages between SCI humanitarian cash & voucher assistance and government-led social protection systems. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Post-graduate degree in social development; development studies, agriculture, agro-economics; economics or a related field with additional specific trainings in CVA, market based programming, social protection and project planning and management techniques.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of working internationally in Cash and Voucher Assistance and market based programming in emergency and development settings, for a broad range of institutional donors and sectors (beyond Food Security & Livelihoods)
  • Understanding of Cash and Voucher Assistance and market based programming in South Sudan
  • Experience with various cash and voucher modalities, including digital, mobile, card, paper voucher, and cash in envelopes; and cash transfer in social safety net programs
  • Management experience of operational aspects of cash and voucher interventions and
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to the design and development of strategies and supporting mechanisms in the use of financial inclusions for social protection programs
  • Experience in the introduction of internal controls systems to support cash and vouchers delivery in the areas of financial management, logistics, security and programme delivery
  • Demonstrable understanding of M&E, beneficiary accountability, and learning
  • Experience in the application of methodologies to calculate cash / voucher amounts for sectoral outcomes (e.g. minimum expenditure basket, cost of the diet) as well as for multipurpose cash assistance (MPCA); experience in conducting feasibility and risk analysis for cash & voucher assistance; market information collection and analysis;
  • Familiarity with the Sphere Standards (latest version Hand Book)
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising, especially with ECHO, FCDO, GFFO, BMZ, USAID/BHA and other donors known for supporting cash based programmes
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning
  • Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one crosscutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels;
  • Proven representation skills.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills; Arabic and other local languages is an added advantage**.**
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of an international contract terms and conditions.

The Organisation:

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

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

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

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

How to apply

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South Sudan: CCCM Cluster (Co-) Coordinator – Juba

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May 262022
 

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

Fixed term | 12 months | ASAP

ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 38 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 20 million beneficiaries.

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

Ensure a coherent and effective CCCM response, by mobilizing cluster partners to respond in a strategic manner.

Promote best practice and relevant standards amongst partners engaged in CCCM response, with particular attention placed on Do-No-Harm principles.

1. Cluster Coordination

a) Assume overall responsibility for co-leadership of the CCCM ;

b) Work closely with other key members of the CCCM, including National, Provincial or Local Governments, OCHA, UNICEF and all other cluster members;

c) Secure commitments from humanitarian actors responding to or supporting the cluster response;

d) Support both multi-sector and CCCMspecific needs assessments and utilise existing secondary to inform sector response planning;

e) Identify gaps in the sector’s current coverage and advocate to address these gaps amongst humanitarian actors on behalf the affected population;

f) Lead updating of the CCCM Cluster work plan, and co-ordinate the harmonisation of response activities, ensuring that activities prevent overlap and duplication and thus maximize resources;

g) Ensure that inter-agency response strategy for CCCM reflects key findings from needs assessments, identifying gaps, and formulating a sector-wide interagency response plan, taking into account the cross-cutting areas from other sectors or clusters.

h) Ensure that information is shared amongst cluster members, and that information from other sectors and clusters is made available to cluster members in order to improve planning, integration and implementation;

i) Ensure clear and effective communication occurs between the field and the national cluster;

j) Contribute to regular OCHA sitreps, and take an active part in OCHA co-ordination meetings;

k) Ensure, along with the Cluster coordinator, representation of the CCCMin all relevant external meetings and collect/share information as relevant;

l) Ensure CCCM is explicitly included and prioritized in all multi-sector assessments and reports, including OCHA Sitreps;

m) Track and monitor cluster members fundraising for CCCM specific interventions, and ensure that members are aware of funding opportunities;

n) If the country response has access to Humanitarian Pooled Funds, work with members to identify key cluster priorities, assess submitted projects in regards to these priorities, their cost –effectiveness, and the needs of the affected population. Recommend the most effective projects for funding to the Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator regardless of submitting agency;

o) Participate actively with the Cluster Lead Agency to global humanitairian planning activities such as Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRPs);

p) Form and chair any related Technical Working Groups that are requested by the cluster members;

q) Consult and identify how the CCCM cluster should facilitate the move towards early recovery and plan an exit strategy for the cluster;

r) Ensure that NGO perspectives and the consensus view of NGO cluster members is represenated within the Humanitarian Country Team and associated documents produced.

2. Capacity Building

a) Carry out capacity mapping of all current and potential CCCM actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions and the private sector;

b) Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;

c) Identify learning and training opportunities for CCCM cluster members and work in increase capacity in preparedness and response within the cluster

d) Ensure that cluster participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;

e) Promote Protection main-streaming and regard for Do-No-Harm principles into the response of CCCM members. Liaise with the Protection, Child Protection, GBV, mine-action working groups where necessary ;

f) Where appropriate, ensure that capacity building of ACTED programme staff occurs in order to ensure on-going sustainability and quality of ACTED’s CCCM response.

Take steps to move the CCCM in line with the principles of the Transformative Agenda (e.g. accountability to the affected population, beneficiary participation)

Expected skills and qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;
  • Being a strong team player
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Fluent English skills required
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is 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:CC CCCM/SSUD
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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Programme Management Advisor (Sr. Programme Officer)

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May 252022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 5 Jun 2022

Background Information – PSC

Peace and Security Cluster

For over 20 years, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) has provided its largest partner, UNMAS, with interlinked portfolio, Programme and project management services that are reinforced by comprehensive management and oversight controls.

Under this umbrella, the Cluster is responsible for the day-to-day management of UNMAS Field Programmes through a comprehensive approach encompassing areas such as human resources, procurement and contract management, as well as planning, implementation and risk management, that is supported by cross-cutting initiatives that include knowledge and information management, and gender, diversity and inclusion. This comprehensive delivery platform is implemented according to client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations through the leadership of the Cluster Director, who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of PSC on behalf of its clients.

Background Information – Job-specific

The Mine Action Office in South Sudan is based in Juba and it supports the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as well as the national demining authorities in coordinating Mine Action activities in South Sudan.

The program has been coordinating and providing Quality Assurance (QA) of all humanitarian mine action activities throughout South Sudan since 2004. UNMAS South Sudan’s’ current operations focus on hazardous area surveys, landmine and ERW clearance and destruction, route verification and clearance, emergency mitigation measures for improperly stored ammunition, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education for UN personnel, humanitarian partners and vulnerable groups, entry point control using Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) and data management.

Functional Responsibilities

Functions/Key Results

1. Support the UNMAS Chief of Mine Action Programme (CMAP) with programme development, planning and coordination;

2. On behalf of the CMAP development and follow up of resource mobilization opportunities;

3. On behalf of the CMAP, support stakeholder coordination, representation, and inter-agency collaboration;

4. Project management;

5. Knowledge management and document management;

6. People management.

1. Programme development planning and coordination

• Under the CMAP’s leadership, coordinate the development and articulation of the Programme Strategy (PS) in line with relevant UN and government and/or national or regional strategies, and review/update at necessary intervals. • Support the Head of Project Unit to ensure PS and related work plans are accurately budgeted and resourced. • Support the management team to translate the Strategy into implementation/results work plans and associated monitoring mechanisms and draft project documents as needed for the implementation of the programme. • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant stakeholders in-country and at HQ, to ensure aligned and coherent planning and implementation processes.

2. Development and follow up of resource mobilization opportunities

• Monitor humanitarian and development, inform CMAP of trends and needs to identify potential areas of intervention within UN mandates and existing capacity. • Stay abreast of policies on mine action, UN policies, and cross-cutting priorities, such as gender, diversity, conflict sensitivity, sustainability, and environment, to be included in project delivery as relevant. • On behalf of CMAP, coordinate preparation of programme documents, including concept notes, proposals, and associated budgets. • Draft and/or review funding agreements and other project documents required for the signature and implementation of new projects.

3. Programme management support

• Analyze funding agreements and develop compliance plans and monitoring frameworks to guide key departments and management team to meet requirements of funding agreements, in coordination with HQ. • In collaboration with relevant personnel, establish monitoring mechanisms to measure delivery against targets outlined in funding agreements. • Provide review/input to scopes of work for procurement processes to ensure the requirements of the relevant funding sources are reflected in agreements with implementing partners. Review implementing partner reports to ensure requirements are being met. • Track programme results against targets, alert relevant management if delivery is not on track, compile data and draft reports to internal and external stakeholders and support the management team to prepare for internal reviews. • Coordinate information flow between implementation teams, and headquarters, particularly related to any deviations that would require revisions to the relevant legal agreement; when required, coordinate budget and activity revisions to funding agreements. • Prepare, and provide editing support for, high quality summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, project reports, annual reports, situation reports, briefing notes, code cables, and UN reports. • Prepare written summaries of meetings/visits and ensure relevant team members implement follow-up actions, as appropriate; research and prepare analytical, and sometimes sensitive, documents for the management team. • Coordinate communications between the Country Programme office and the headquarters Programme, Portfolio Management, and Risk, Quality and Partnership teams to support compliance to programme documents and funding agreements, and the implementation of policies, processes and methods according to internal standards.

4. Stakeholder coordination, representation, and inter-agency collaboration

• Support the CMAP to establish and build relationships with UN, international organizations, donors, governments, and mine action stakeholders for the purposes of facilitating activities and improving the quality and relevance of programme implementation. • On behalf of the CMAP, participate in, contribute to and report on the relevant inter-agency, UN mission, donor and inter-governmental coordination meetings in consultation with relevant programme technical experts when required. Support the management team with UN common planning and programming processes, including strategic country analysis, humanitarian response plans, integrated strategic frameworks, etc. • Coordinate, participate in, or contribute to the Mine Action Area of Responsibility/Sub-Cluster under the Protection Cluster, where relevant, including the formulation of the mine action components for the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Response Plan Response plan, in collaboration with the UNMAS Geneva office. • Support the applications of policies, practices and procedures associated with the overall implementation of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle and associated funding and monitoring mechanisms, where relevant, in collaboration with the UNMAS Geneva office. • On behalf of the CMAP support the development of communication strategies, linked to resource mobilization strategies, where relevant, to maximise communication impact and outreach and build awareness of the Country Programme. • Support design, coordination and dissemination of public information products and communication activities as well as gather and draft content for communications products and platforms. • Support CMAP preparations for official meetings, events, briefings, and field visits, and prepare talking points, briefing notes, presentations and speeches for the management team and senior UN officials.

5. Knowledge management and document management and innovation

• Maintain records of programme files and other necessary programme documents such as documentation of decisions and actions taken on programme issues. • Implement relevant standards, tools and templates to effectively manage programme and project development and implementation. • Identify, contribute to, record and share the ongoing development and implementation of best practice, lessons identified, and innovative approaches to improve overall programme performance. • Contribute to the management and upkeep of risk management and issue management logs and processes.

6. People management

• Perform the programme team manager role, unless appointed to another person(s). • Ensure the effective planning, recruitment and development of a flexible workforce with the skills and competencies needed to ensure optimum performance, and ensure gender and geographical diversity. • Lead and motivate the programme team. • Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed. • Have a thorough understanding of UNOPS personnel contract modalities (including ICA and Staff). • Act as CMAP/HPU in the absence of senior management.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) with a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience OR
  • A First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of nine (9) years of relevant experience is required.

Experience

  • Relevant experience is defined as progressive experience in programme/project development or management, in either public or private sector organizations.

Language

  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking) is required.

* CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

* QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

How to apply

Interested applicants should follow the link below to apply:

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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: Technical Coordinator Disaster Risk Reduction – 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.External Positioning

1.1.External Relations

  • Act as key ACTED representative in sector;
  • Ensure external representation of ACTED in sector vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners;
  • Participate in and report (internally) on technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions;
  • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners i.e. NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on sector;
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others;

1.2.Project Development

  • Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the sector in the country;
  • Analyse the activities in the sector and relevant stakeholders;
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU (Appraisal, Monitoring, Evaluation Unit);
  • Lead project conceptualization workshops;
  • Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches;

2.InternalTechnical Support and Coordination

2.1.Coordination

  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent sector strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention;
  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different sector projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning;
  • Brief Project Managers about main sector issues and update them on a regular basis;
  • Organize internal sector meetings on a monthly basis;

2.2.Technical Leadership

  • Define sector project implementation modalities and methodologies (including but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization);
  • Lead the development of all technical tools related to sector projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports etc.);
  • Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the sector based on known contexts and needs;
  • Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other sector staff to implement the ACTED sector projects to a high quality standard;
  • Liaise with sector technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed;
  • Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences;

2.3.Staff Capacity Building

  • Participate in the recruitment and training of sector staff members;
  • In coordination with Project Managers, identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs;
  • Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and sector best practices;
  • Develop training material for different trainings to share within the sector project teams;
  • Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers).

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Degree in relevant field of expertise;
  • At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;
  • Being a strong team player;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Fluent English skills required;
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is 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: TC DRR/SSUD
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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Operations Specialist- Quality Assurance (Coordination and Compliance Officer)

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 1 Jun 2022

Background Information – PSC

Peace and Security Cluster

For over 20 years, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) has provided its largest partner, UNMAS, with interlinked portfolio, Programme and project management services that are reinforced by comprehensive management and oversight controls.

Under this umbrella, the Cluster is responsible for the day-to-day management of UNMAS Field Programmes through a comprehensive approach encompassing areas such as human resources, procurement and contract management, as well as planning, implementation and risk management, that is supported by cross-cutting initiatives that include knowledge and information management, and gender, diversity and inclusion. This comprehensive delivery platform is implemented according to client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations through the leadership of the Cluster Director, who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of PSC on behalf of its clients.

Background Information – Job-specific

The Mine Action Office in South Sudan is based in Juba and it supports the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as well as the national demining authorities in coordinating Mine Action activities in South Sudan.

The program has been coordinating and providing Quality Assurance (QA) of all humanitarian mine action activities throughout South Sudan since 2004. UNMAS South Sudan’s’ current operations focus on hazardous area surveys, landmine and ERW clearance and destruction, route verification and clearance, emergency mitigation measures for improperly stored ammunition, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education for UN personnel, humanitarian partners and vulnerable groups, entry point control using Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) and data management.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Act as UNMAS Coordination Officer and focal point for Mine Action activities for all Agencies and ensure effective communication.
  • Liaise with other stakeholders and operators involved in Humanitarian Assistance in South Sudan.
  • Act as a Compliance Officer and focal point for conformity to proposals, statement of requirements, contracts for partners regarding land release and risk awareness processes.
  • In coordination with the Deputy Chief of Operations (DCoO) work to develop a realistic, measurable and achievable Annual Operations Work Plan in line with UNMAS-SS annual mandate; constantly review the work plan in line with operational opportunities or limitations and coordinate mid-term revisions.
  • Monitor and review mine action partner’s daily progress reports, External Quality Assurance (EQA) activities, and monthly progress reports.
  • Maintain progress trackers, produce Contract Compliance (C3) reports and populate the Contract Management Plan on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that Mine Action Organisation’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in compliance with the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and South Sudan National Technical Standards and Guidelines (NTSG); review and recommend updates to implementing agencies’ SOPs and UNMAS Standard Work Practices (SWP).
  • Chair the NTSG Review Board on an annual basis and coordinate NTSG amendments processes.
  • Support the DCoO by ensuring the annual UNMAS objectives are achieved through the optimum operational efficiency of all mine action activities.
  • Coordinate with DCoO to implement mentoring/capacity building activities of the South Sudan National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) operations staff.
  • Constantly mentor UNMAS national Operations/QA Assistants and contribute towards their professional development.
  • Assist the DCoO in establishment and maintenance of areas for accreditation.
  • Provide oversight of the Quality Management (QM) system used in South Sudan, to ensure that the system is efficiently working and that accreditation, licensing and monitoring do not interrupt or delay demining projects.
  • Conduct routine visits to mine clearance sites when needed or as directed by DCoO.
  • In coordination with DCoO conduct periodic visits to the sub-offices and attend relevant UN meetings; carry out oversight visits in the sub office’s AOR.
  • Monitor and follow up on Implementing Partners’s activities.
  • Issue Tasking Sheets (TS), approve and monitor Clearance Plans (CP) of mine action partner’s Implementation Plans (IPs).
  • On behalf of UNMAS South Sudan, accept completions of CPs and handovers of cleared land.
  • Generate and submit to the Programme Office weekly operational reports showcasing in a concise manner the humanitarian impact of UNMAS operations in South Sudan.
  • Act as a bridge between the UNMAS Program Office and Operations Offices in South Sudan.
  • Ensure effective interaction and coordination with other integral aspects of mine action, such as EORE.
  • Assist in investigations of mine incidents/accidents and serve as a member of Boards of Inquiry when required.
  • Monitor, analyse, and disseminate security information pertaining to armed conflict, crime, civil unrest and other hazards relevant for operational activities.
  • Conduct performance review of third-party OPS/QA officers contracted by the Programme.
  • Perform other related duties in support of DCoO as assigned.
  • Act as Security Focal Point.
  • Act as Health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) focal point for implementing partners.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience or
  • A First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience or
  • Military Experience (or relevant Police Experience) with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience is required or
  • If an applicant lacks both university qualifications and military experience, he/she must have at least 11 years of experience with an internationally recognized demining organizations.

Certification

  • IMAS EOD Level 3+ is required.

Experience

  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in operations management, EO threat analysis & tasking, quality assurance and quality control processes in mine action operations settings.
  • Experience in applying International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) is required
  • Experience in managing multiple mine action teams, including non-technical survey, manual mine clearance, EOD, road clearance and battle area clearance is required.
  • Experience in application of Land Release methodologies is required.
  • Experience in explosive ordnance disposal is required.
  • Experience in application of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) detection systems in Humanitarian mine clearance is desired.

Language

  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking) is required.
  • Knowledge of other UN official languages is desired.

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How to apply

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Terms of Reference: Video Production for Start Fund Crisis Response in South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Start Network
Closing date: 22 May 2022

INTRODUCTION

Start Network is a global membership of more than 50 organisations, working across 6 continents, to tackle what it sees as the biggest systemic problems in the humanitarian system.

The current global system is not accountable to people affected by crises.

Problems we’re addressing:

  • Decision-making is centralised, and priorities are disconnected from the end-user.
  • It is reactive, fragmented, and inefficient.
  • The humanitarian system’s incentives and ways of working are outdated, inflexible, and resistant to change.

Start Network’s vision is for a locally led humanitarian system that is accountable to people affected by and at risk of crises. We aim to achieve this vision by making systemic-level shifts in the way humanitarian assistance is approached and delivered by:

  • Shifting power and decentralising decision making to locally led networks and organisations.
  • Creating a global financing system that reduces risk, anticipates, and acts ahead of predictable crises.
  • Incentivising and informing innovative, contextual, and sustainable solutions for people affected by crises.

BACKGROUND

The Start Fund is one of Start Network’s funding mechanisms, focusing on small to medium scale under-the-radar humanitarian crises. The Start Fund is collectively owned and managed by Start Network’s member organisations. Projects are chosen by local committees, made up of staff from Start Network members and their partners, within 72 hours of an alert. This makes the Start Fund the fastest, collectively-owned, early response mechanism in the world.

Start Fund has responded to over 15 crises in South Sudan since its inception in 2014. Most recently, an alert was raised to respond to displacement resulting from conflict in Leer County, Unity State of South Sudan.

The internally displaced people (IDPs) have been forced to relocate to Fangak County and others. On the 28th of March 2022, tension erupted between the different warring parties in the Counties of Leer, Koch, and Mayendit Counties of Unity State. The tension has resulted in serious fighting from the second week of April. The influx of IDPs into Fangak county as a result of an outpouring in fighting in Leer this month has resulted in widespread devastation, with numerous people reported killed, wounded, women abducted and assaulted; homes burned, and properties looted. Thousands of cattle were reportedly raided, and markets, homes, and humanitarian facilities and warehouses looted and burnt down.

Start Network would like to produce 2 videos with a focus on the above crisis and Start Fund’s unique niche.

SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES

We are looking for an in-country based video production agency or freelancer to develop 2 high resolution videos and 50 high resolution photographs that highlight Start Fund’s initiatives in South Sudan. Below are the outputs we are seeking:

  • One 5-minute video feature of the ongoing crisis response (incorporating community-centred talking head interviews, B-Roll footage, English Subtitles, On-Brand Lower Thirds and Motion Graphics)
  • One 3-minute video summary of Start Fund’s niche (incorporating community-centred talking head interviews, B-Roll footage, English Subtitles, On-Brand Lower Thirds and Motion Graphics)
  • 50 relevant photographs of video participants, community members and scenery/environment (Respectful; always keeping in mind the agency, dignity and collective power of communities)
  • Signed consent forms (for both video and photography)
  • High quality sound recording (using lapel mics and boom mics where appropriate)
  • Backing soundtrack with copyright permissions for commercial use
  • All raw footage for our archives

Additional Details:

  1. The 5-minute video should focus on the crisis itself and the specific ways that we are responding to that crisis. The target audience for this video will be donors that already have an understanding of Start Network and the Start Fund. Therefore, the video should focus more on the programme interventions specifically and the impact that these allow us to make with communities affected by crisis.
  2. The 3-minute video should use the above crisis response as a case study to articulate the Start Fund niche. The target audience for this video will be people who don’t have prior knowledge of the Start Fund, so it should explain the Start Fund niche and how this niche allows us to fill a gap in the current humanitarian system.
  3. Whether applications are made from freelancers or agencies, the applicant/s should be able to provide interviewing, sound recording, translation and interpretation, editing and sound mixing, photography, subtitling as well as project management to ensure informed consent is provided and consent forms are signed in accordance with Start Network’s consent and safeguarding policies.
  4. Minority groups and community-based individuals/collectives are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Submit your application to fundraising@startnetwork.org by 22 May 2022 19:00h BST. Your application should include your CVs/Resumes of applicant/s, a portfolio with example(s) of previous videos you have developed and your availability from 23 May 2022 to 12 June 2022, which is the deadline to have finalised the videos.

Production Timeline:

Content Gathering: 25 May 2022 to 7 June 2022

Editing and Feedback: 8 June 2022 to 12 June 2022

Delivery of Final Videos and Other Outputs: 13 June 2022

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South Sudan: Country Security Manager – Juba

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 17 Jun 2022

FIXED TERM | 12 MONTHS | MID-JUNE 2022

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

  • OBJECTIVESEnsure the safety, security and integrity of ACTED staff, assets, premises and programs in country, in particular by constantly monitoring and anticipating security risk, by designing and enforcing context specific risk mitigation rules and procedures, by ensuring MOSS compliance in all ACTED premises, by preparing and updating contingency and evacuation plans and by providing all ACTED staff with appropriate security training.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Department management
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified national security field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director

  • Supervise and mentor national security officers, focal points, guards and drivers

  • Make frequent site visits to ACTED premises to carry out performance assessments and provide constant support to the security team

  • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

2. Context & Risk analysis :

  • Develop and regularly update the country security profile (with regards to the socio-economic, political and/or military situation in country, the country criminality profile, the nature of ongoing conflicts or crises climatic & seismic hazards and health risks, )
  • Follow-up on major country events and developments
  • Analyse and locate key local stakeholders
  • Develop security trend analysis
  • Ensure internal incident tracking system is utilized properly: create an security incident database and perform incident mapping and analysis
  • Fill in and regularly update the Risk Analysis Matrix (threat, likelihood, impact, level of vulnerability, level of risk)
  • Carry out security assessments of new ACTED areas of intervention or areas under Phase C

3. Develop and update Country Security Plans, SOPs and Contingency Plans

  • Draft and regularly update the Country Security Plan (CSP) for validation by the Country Director and endorsement by HQ
  • Recommend changes in the Country Security Plan to Country Director and HQ Security department
  • Draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) adapted to the local context
  • Draft and regularly update evacuation and contingency plans in capital and support Area Coordinators in developing Area evacuation and contingency plans.
  • Ensure preparedness to evacuation and contingencies (check contingency kits, first aid kits etc.).
  • Design and drill a security communication tree (warden system), emergency radio network, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel

4. Daily Security Management

  • Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented
  • Ensure that all field staff are fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce their vulnerability to those threats
  • Monitor the security preparedness of country staff and enforce staff compliance with internal security rules and SOPs, ensuring they are communicated to all staff and understood
  • Set up and control the implementation of mitigation measures and security rules according to the local context
  • Ensure compliance with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and develop action plans for security upgrade
  • Carry out security assessments of new ACTED facilities, ensure a standard level of facilities protection, and supervise guards.
  • Ensure missions have adapted communication means, and ensure maintenance to support the Logistic team in Country. Ensure constant update of the emergency contact list and timely issuance of ID cards.
  • Ensure a proper level of preparation before movement on the field, ensure transportation means are adapted, ensure a good fleet maintenance, and set movement rules which are adapted to the local context to support the Logistic team in Country. Ensure operational follow-up of movements.
  • Ensure logistics follow a servicing and maintenance schedule for vehicles
  • Spearhead security assessment missions prior to ACTED staff deployment to a new area and ensure minimum security standards are in place before their installation.
  • Support and participate to assessment mission in phase C or D area

5. Crisis management

  • Adapt crisis management protocols to the local situation
  • Act as a key member of the Crisis Management Team so that safety policies and procedures are implemented

6. Reporting

  • Ensure weekly/monthly security reports are completed and sent to HQ, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents
  • Produce real-time incidents report (using Form SEC-03)
  • Send updated TITANIC on a monthly basis to the Country Director and HQ Security Department.

7. Training and briefing

  • Conduct security briefing for each new international staff arriving in country.
  • Design security training modules for Country Director’s approval and HQ endorsement.
  • Determine training needs for the security staff
  • Train national staff to increase their awareness and sense of responsibilities
  • Conduct any staff security training that is warranted (HEAT, training to drivers and guards, evacuation drills, fire safety etc.).
  • Carry out investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings

8. Develop and maintain a security network

  • Actively participate in Weekly and Monthly Coordination Meetings
  • Create an information network in the country, identifying key informants
  • Build strong professional relationships with UN agencies, local authorities, other NGO’s (local and international), and all relevant stakeholders

9. Ensure external representation

  • Attend security coordination meetings and update Country Director and HQ on current security issues
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the ACTED Code of Conduct, values and policies with regard to internal and external stakeholders

Expected skills and qualifications

  • At least 2-3 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East;
  • Extensive experience in security management and procedures;
  • 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
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience highly desirable

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: CSM/SSUD
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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Terms of Reference: Video Production for Start Fund Interventions in South Sudan

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Start Network
Closing date: 22 May 2022

INTRODUCTION

Start Network is a global membership of more than 50 organisations, working across 6 continents, to tackle what it sees as the biggest systemic problems in the humanitarian system.

The current global system is not accountable to people affected by crises.

Problems we’re addressing:

  • Decision-making is centralised, and priorities are disconnected from the end-user.
  • It is reactive, fragmented, and inefficient.
  • The humanitarian system’s incentives and ways of working are outdated, inflexible, and resistant to change.

Start Network’s vision is for a locally led humanitarian system that is accountable to people affected by and at risk of crises. We aim to achieve this vision by making systemic-level shifts in the way humanitarian assistance is approached and delivered by:

  • Shifting power and decentralising decision making to locally led networks and organisations.
  • Creating a global financing system that reduces risk, anticipates, and acts ahead of predictable crises.
  • Incentivising and informing innovative, contextual, and sustainable solutions for people affected by crises.

BACKGROUND

The Start Fund is one of Start Network’s funding mechanisms, focusing on unpredictable, under-the-radar humanitarian crises. The Start Fund is collectively owned and managed by Start Network’s member organisations. Projects are chosen by local committees, made up of staff from Start Network members and their partners, within 72 hours of an alert. This makes the Start Fund the fastest, collectively-owned, early response mechanism in the world.

Start Fund has responded to over 15 crises in South Sudan since its inception in 2014. Most recently, an alert was raised to respond to displacement resulting from conflict in Leer County, Unity State of South Sudan.

The internally displaced people (IDPs) have been forced to relocate to Fangak County and others. On the 28th of March 2022, tension erupted between the different warring parties in the Counties of Leer, Koch, and Mayendit Counties of Unity State. The tension has resulted in serious fighting from the second week of April. The influx of IDPs into Fangak county as a result of an outpouring in fighting in Leer this month has resulted in widespread devastation, with numerous people reported killed, wounded, women abducted and assaulted; homes burned, and properties looted. Thousands of cattle were reportedly raided, and markets, homes, and humanitarian facilities and warehouses looted and burnt down.

Start Network would like to produce 2 videos with a focus on the above crisis and Start Fund’s unique niche.

SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES

We are looking for an in-country based video production agency or freelancer to develop 2 high resolution videos that highlight Start Fund’s initiatives in South Sudan. Below are the outputs we are seeking:

  • One 5-minute video feature of the ongoing crisis response (incorporating community-centred talking head interviews, B-Roll footage, English Subtitles, On-Brand Lower Thirds and Motion Graphics)
  • One 3-minute video summary of Start Fund’s niche (incorporating community-centred talking head interviews, B-Roll footage, English Subtitles, On-Brand Lower Thirds and Motion Graphics)
  • Relevant photographs of video participants, community members and scenery/environment (Respectful; always keeping in mind the agency, dignity and collective power of communities)
  • Signed consent forms (for both video and photography)
  • High quality sound recording (using lapel mics and boom mics where appropriate)
  • Backing soundtrack with copyright permissions for commercial use
  • All raw footage for our archives

Additional Details:

  1. The 5-minute video should focus on the crisis itself and the specific ways that we are responding to that crisis. The target audience for this video will be donors that already have an understanding of Start Network and the Start Fund. Therefore, the video should focus more on the programme interventions specifically and the impact that these allow us to make with communities affected by crisis.
  2. The 3-minute video should use the above crisis response as a case study to articulate the Start Fund niche. The target audience for this video will be people who don’t have prior knowledge of the Start Fund, so it should explain the Start Fund niche and how this niche allows us to fill a gap in the current humanitarian system.
  3. Whether applications are made from freelancers or agencies, the applicant/s should be able to provide interviewing, sound recording, translation and interpretation, editing and sound mixing, photography, subtitling as well as project management to ensure informed consent is provided and consent forms are signed allowing filming and photography.
  4. Minorities and community based individuals/collectives are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Submit your application to fundraising@startnetwork.org by 22 May 2022 19:00h BST. Your application should include your CVs/Resumes of applicants, a portfolio with example(s) of previous videos you have developed and your availability from 23 May 2022 to 12 June 2022, which is the deadline to have finalised the videos.

Production Timeline:

Content Gathering: 25 May 2022 to 7 June 2022

Editing and Feedback: 8 June 2022 to 12 June 2022

Delivery of Final Videos and Other Outputs: 13 June 2022

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