EUCOOKIELAW_BANNER_TITLE

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

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Marketing, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Consultant – Cooperative’s Assessment and Strategy Development (STREAM Program) – South Sudan
Jul 292021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

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

About Mercy Corps

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

Purpose / Project Description

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

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

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

Consultant Objectives

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

Consultant Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Activity plan

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

Consultant Deliverables

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Constraints

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

  • Margins Analysis for productivity and profitability of Cooperatives

  • Seasonal Calendar – Graphic and Narrative

  • Business Enabling Environment for Cooperatives

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

  • Environmental links to key markets

  • Gender and the market selected and their interaction with cooperatives

  • Opportunities, Challenges, Constraints within Cooperatives

  • SWOT Matrix

  • Key factors driving changes in the systems

  • Recommendations and suggested interventions

Cooperative viability tools

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

Cooperative ToT

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

Timeframe

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

The Consultant will report to: STREAM Program Manager.

The Consultant will work closely with:

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

Required Skills and Experience

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

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

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

· Strong communication and writing skill

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

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

Safeguarding & Ethics

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

How to apply:

Click Here to Apply

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

click here for more details and apply

Deputy Country Rep and Programmes Manager

 Arquitectura, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Deputy Country Rep and Programmes Manager
Jul 292021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Closing date: 9 Aug 2021

Starting Salary: £35,785 – 37,134 per annum

Other Benefits include: 10% Mobility Allowance +10% Pension + Hardship Allowance (£3,000 per annum)

Rest and Recuperation every 8 weeks

Contract: 2 Years fixed term

Position Description

Job Profile

The Deputy Country Rep and Programme Manager deputises the Country Representatives and is a member of the South Sudan Country Management Team (CMT). In liaison with the Country Rep the postholder is responsible for strategic development and management of the humanitarian and development programmes portfolio of the country team. The postholder provides humanitarian and development expertise for CAFOD and Trócaire in Partnership (CTP) work in South Sudan. The postholder has the skills and experience to lead and manage complex and diverse programmes of work. S/he manages budgets and funding within the scope of their authority and is also responsible to proactively identify opportunities for scaling up our humanitarian and development programme work in South Sudan in order to effectively in respond to the scale and protracted nature of the ongoing crisis. S/he will have strong understanding and experience in Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods programming and resilience approaches.

The Deputy Country Rep and Programme Manager will be responsible for developing relationships with partners at strategic level in-country and formulating programme strategy as determined by the Country Strategy and Country Representative. The post holder is also responsible for building effective working relationships to foster learning, innovation, good practice, and fundraising. The role also has a number of cross-divisional and cross-organisational functions to work with CAFOD’s Education, Communities & Supporters Fundraising, Finance, Media, Policy and Advocacy teams and with relevant counterparts in Trócaire.

Line managed by the Country Representative, this post is based in Juba but is expected to undertake frequent in-country travel and travel within the region and to the UK and Ireland (approximately 20 weeks per year) S/he would also be expected to deputise for the Country Representative, when the CR is absent from South Sudan. The post holder line manages the following but may be asked to take on wider management functions as needed:

  • Programme Quality Officer
  • Field coordinators (up to 2)
  • Programme Officer -Governance and Peace building
  • Programme Support Officer

Staff management may extend to larger teams depending on programme responses.

Key Responsibilities

To lead and manage the programme/s (50%):

  • Lead the development, implementation and regular review of the South Sudan programme, embedding a resilience and empowerment lens into all our programming. This should also include the integration of Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR), emergency preparedness and early warning, Psychosocial support (PSS) and peace building activities.
  • Lead the country programme team in monitoring emerging humanitarian situations and programme trends, ensuring that regular Emergency Management Team (EMT) discussions take place with the CAFOD and Trócaire HQ humanitarian teams and the Country Representative to enable effective and timely responses, and keep relevant CTP staff and partners informed of the humanitarian situation, and emerging resilience approaches, techniques and methodologies
  • Lead programme design and proposal writing in support of the programme/country strategy, ensuring compliance to Programme Cycle Management is carried out to a high standard. This may include providing field level operational support including needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation, programme leadership and management to CTP staff, partner organisations and inter-agency teams responding to any humanitarian crises, if necessary, at very short notice, and for extended periods of time.
  • Promote the delivery of high quality and appropriate programmes that meet minimum international standards such as SPHERE, Red Cross NGO Code of Conduct, Core Humanitarian Standards, Caritas Internationalis Management Standards and country guidelines.
  • Work towards fulfilling CTP’s Vision, Mission and Values and CTP’s strategic plans.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality programmes within agreed budgets and timeframes, in accordance with CTP’s values and working principles.
  • Identify and actively promote opportunities to build the capacity of partner organisations to deliver high quality programmes, and to promote the sustainability of their work including mentoring support to partner personnel.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of high-quality integrated programmes that include a resilience-based humanitarian assistance, risk reduction, woman and youth empowering lens delivered through CTP’s programmes.
  • Monitor programme impact based on programme Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plans, using this information to support decision making. This will include commissioning reviews and evaluations as appropriate and promote learning into the wider organisation.
  • In conjunction with the Programme Quality Officer lead and support the efforts of CTP in improving and developing the capacity of CTP staff and partners in monitoring and evaluation systems of projects and programmes to keep track of performance of projects and their impact.
  • When required be a part of CTP’s humanitarian department emergency response and surge capacity function in CTP’s designated areas of work including emergency responses coordinated by Caritas Internationalis.

Technical Support (20%)

  • Work with Cafod and Trócaire Resilience, Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) advisors in incorporating resilience, PSS activities and DRR into existing programmes. Provide technical support on resilience and empowerment approaches particularly for Women and Youth.
  • Engage the CR, Programme Coordinator South Sudan, and HQ Policy and advocacy teams, to ensure CTP’s policy and advocacy is coherent, effective and informed by our experiences and that of our partners.

Management Team (10%)

  • Be an active member of CTP country management team which is led by the CR,
  • Work in collaboration with Programme Quality Officer of CTP to ensure that CTP programmes are fully integrated into the country strategy, aligned to CTP’s corporate priorities,

Representation (10%):

  • Represent CTP externally, as prioritised by the Country Representative, in relationships with institutional donors, national Church and government representatives, donors, inter agency coordination fora and strategic partner organisations.
  • In liaison with Country Representative, provide effective collaboration with Caritas Internationalis (CI) and its member agencies, representing CTP where needed, and also liaising with relevant CIDSE agencies and working groups to build and strengthen relationships with sister agencies and agencies of strategic importance.
  • Ensure representation and participation of CTP in UN Cluster Coordination mechanisms in-country and other programme related working groups and networks of relevance to CTP work.
  • Develop supporter communications and work with the communications team in media, writing and undertaking interviews both on radio and TV.

Security Management (10%):

  • Undertake security risk assessments as appropriate and as delegated by the Country Representative, ensuring appropriate Standard Operating Procedures are implemented by all staff and visitors to mitigate risk in relation to humanitarian programmes and in accordance with the Country Security Plan.
  • Support partners to strengthen their understanding and practice of security risk management and ensure effective security-related communications to ensure CTP and partner staff well-being.
  • May act as security manager in absence of CR.

This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required. This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification.

Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults

CAFOD and Trocaire recognises the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect. CTP, and all its staff and volunteers, undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse. CAFOD is committed to acting at all times in the best interests of children and vulnerable adults, seeing these interests as paramount. Any candidate offered a job with CTP will be expected to adhere to CAFOD’s Safeguarding policy and sign CAFOD’s Code of Behaviour as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. This post involves contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults, or has responsibility for people who will do, and applicants will be subject to specific checks related to safeguarding issues. If based in the UK the post holder is required to present or obtain a Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service). If the post is based outside the UK the post holder will be subject to a different checking process.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, and appropriate screening checks can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. CAFOD also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of, and consent to, these recruitment procedures.

Person Specification

Key Competencies

Essential CTP Core Requirements

Understanding our context

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Catholic Church, Demonstrates behaviour in line with CTP’s vision, mission and values

Working together

  • Skilled in working with people of varied backgrounds, cultures and abilities;
  • Builds collaborative relationships across CTP and with external partners, donors and suppliers

Making change happen

  • Can communicate complex issues simply and clearly to ensure understanding
  • Recognises what needs to be done, makes decisions and takes action– even in challenging circumstances

Essential Job Specific Requirements

  • Proven experience of managing and delivering humanitarian and resilience programmes through partner organisations
  • Experience in delivering operational emergency programmes within complex emergencies
  • Sound understanding of humanitarian policy and best practice (e.g. LEGS, SPHERE, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct)
  • Understanding of approaches to ensure accountability programme work towards intended beneficiary communities and commitment to CHS
  • Able to work with and develop the humanitarian capacity of local partner organisations/ national NGO’s
  • Delivers work within the context of an agreed programme framework, uses programme cycle management tools effectively;
  • Proactively monitors expenditure and is aware of current financial position; Strong budget management skills.
  • Good analytical skills, skills in review of documents and report writing.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work and travel in insecure environments and to manage one’s own personal security and the security of our partners
  • Good understanding of management principles and commitment to good management standards.

Please click here for a full list of CAFOD’s Staff Benefits

Come and join us and help make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

CAFOD is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

How to apply:

To read more and apply, please visit the CAFOD Website by the closing date.

click here for more details and apply

International Protection Officer

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on International Protection Officer
Jul 242021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

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

Job Title: International Protection Officer

Function: Programme Implementation

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Various

Administrative Line Manager: Team Leader

Technical Line Manager: Team Leader

Line Management Responsibility: N/A

JOB PURPOSE:

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

ABOUT US

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

ABOUT YOU

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

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

KEY OBJECTIVES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Education, Knowledge and Experience

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

Skills

Independent Judgment/Analytical:

· Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse data

· Ability to manage information with discretion

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

Interpersonal:

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

· Solutions focused, creative problem solver

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

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

· Flexibility and adaptability

English Language:

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

Information Technology:

· Good skills in Microsoft Office applications.

Other Specialized Requirements

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

SPECIAL NOTICE

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

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

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

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

click here for more details and apply

Business Development Manager – National Office, WV South Sudan

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Recursos Humanos, Varios  Comments Off on Business Development Manager – National Office, WV South Sudan
Jul 212021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 9 Aug 2021

World Vision International

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 34,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

As Business Development Manager – National Office, WV South Sudan, you will be responsible for providing management support and facilitation to programme design and resource acquisition for World Vision’s humanitarian response, resilience, and development programming. Leading a team of Programme Officers, you will be responsible for ensuring designs of proposals and concept papers are needs-based, contextually-appropriate, compliant with donor and partner guidelines, and of high quality. You will support the Program Development Director in building the program development team strategy and cultivating new and existing relationships with various stakeholders (donor governments, partners, multilaterals, UN, WV partnership offices, etc.) to grow and diversify funding.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a development field.
  • Leadership experience in program design and development, funding acquisition, program monitoring and evaluation, information management, capacity building, and compliance.
  • At least 3 years field experience in a relief, humanitarian, or development environment.
  • At least 1 year experience managing staff and teams.
  • Previous experience with successful multi-million dollar donor proposal writing and budget preparation with a variety of bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Must have a clear understanding of the working of major bilateral and multilateral donors and partners, including their requirements and standards and ability to represent WVSS in a highly professional manner.
  • Evidence of high level written and spoken English language abilities.
  • Juba-based with up to 30% field travel (domestic and international).

How to apply:

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 09 AUG 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

click here for more details and apply

WGFS Team Leader

 FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on WGFS Team Leader
Jul 202021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: IsraAID
Closing date: 30 Jul 2021

Job Title: WGFS Team Leader

Reports To: Protection Program Manager

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Contract Type: Full Time – Local position

Summary

This position is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organization in developing its global humanitarian practices. The WGFS will be based in Juba.

Job Purpose

The WGFS Coordinator acts as the coordinator of the space for women and girls. She facilitates access and ensures overall smooth functioning of the space; she conducts tailored psychosocial activities, identifies protection needs and works with other team members in providing support (including counselling and referrals); she encourages the participation of women and girls in group and individual activities (including awareness-raising on GBV issues, among other themes, and skills-building sessions), so as to facilitate their overall integration and wellbeing in South Sudan.

Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Maintains a comfortable and safe environment where women and girls can participate in psychosocial activities and receive appropriate support, while also including toddlers with their mothers in the services provided
  • Prepares and implements structured activities for women, and girls including the design of weekly schedules and timetables, through a participatory approach, tailored to their needs, skills and cultural diversities
  • Identifies protection and other support needs and refers them to respective colleagues or/and other service providers
  • Carries out awareness raising sessions focusing on gender issues/GBV, SRH, Hygiene, Skills-building etc. Other group activities may include informal trainings, counselling, discussions, information-sharing, art therapy, playtime etc.
  • Carries out community mobilization around the WGFS by disseminating clear messages on its role and objectives
  • Liaises with other service providers onsite and follows referral pathways, upon consent of the beneficiaries
  • Keeps accurate attendance records and reports in a timely manner, following respective deadlines and procedures
  • Performs other position-related duties as assigned, pending on setting.

4) QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE

  • Certificate in Social Sciences or Humanities or Political Sciences
  • Due to the requirements of the position, only female candidates are accepted
  • Minimum one-year professional experience in implementing activities for women and girls
  • Good understanding of human rights, gender equality, child-marriage, gender-based violence (GBV) in regular and emergency situations
  • Experience in community mobilization
  • Cross-cultural awareness and flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with women and girls of all ages, background and diversity.
  • Strong team player and able to handle pressure well.
  • Well organized and efficient
  • Fluency in English required, Arabic an added advantage
  • Adhere to and promote GBV guiding principles

5) SKILLS AND ABILITIES

· Ability to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments.

· Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player with proven supervisory skills.

· Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity.

· Familiar with the issues and cultures in Southern Sudan; and ability to interact with people at all levels, individually and/or in groups.

How to apply:

ssdhr@israaid.org

click here for more details and apply

Country Director, South Sudan

 Electricidad, Electronica, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Country Director, South Sudan
Jul 172021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Mines Advisory Group
Closing date: 1 Aug 2021

Country Director, South Sudan

The starting salary package for this position is £68,346 GBP / approx. $94,500 USD including all allowances

About MAG:

MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for our work to ban landmines. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict.

About the South Sudan programme:

South Sudan is one of the youngest, poorest and least developed countries world-wide. The 2016 outbreak of hostilities has led to thousands of people being killed or wounded, and hundreds of thousands of people being displaced by the violence. MAG has been successfully working in South Sudan since 2004, to clear landmines/unexploded ordnance and deliver mine risk education to at-risk populations in a constantly challenging environment. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and driven Country Director to lead our programme in South Sudan, who will have overall responsibility for the delivery of MAGs activities in-country.

About the role:

This is an excellent opportunity to join our established team in South Sudan, which currently has a staffing profile of approximately 100 (this is expected to stay stable for the foreseeable future). We are looking for an experienced manager to lead on our vision to capacity build staff and structures at community, district and national levels, within our team and also with our wider partners. This will support the Government of South Sudan to deliver it’s commitments under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention 2026. As Country Director, you will be partly based in Juba, with extensive and frequent travel to the field sites to support our teams for up to three weeks at a time. Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management in compliance with contractual obligations and MAG’s mission and mandate. You will have a wide variety of strategic responsibilities including contract management, donor liaison, business development, people management, security management, capacity building and risk management. This senior role will provide you with the opportunity to use your people management skills, leading a large team of staff operating across a complex and varied environment. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills in stakeholder management, to take a leading role in donor development, identifying funding opportunities in a demanding donor environment.

About you:

You will have experience working overseas at a senior management level in large-scale programmes in the protection and/or humanitarian field. It is essential that you have strong programme management skills, preferably with experience of managing large scale, multi-year projects, ideally from project design through to contract delivery. We are looking for an exceptional people manager to inspire, lead and guide our capable managers, and deliver – as well as oversee – our capacity building strategy. You will have experience developing and monitoring individual and group training plans. You will also need demonstrable skills in financial management, as well as previous experience working overseas in complex political environments that require tact, sensitivity and relationship-building skills. You will have experience working in conflict areas within sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in East Africa. You will also have experience managing daily field site security, as well as the development of country security strategies (such as site evacuation plans). You will have a strong commitment and demonstrable experience of promoting and driving forward change in relation to gender, equity, and diversity issues across our teams, fostering a positive working environment which is highly inclusive of different cultures and backgrounds. We welcome applications from experienced managers from any development sector including the broader disarmament, protection and humanitarian fields.

In line with our policy of promoting gender balance within the programme, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note that as part of MAG’s commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed. For more information on MAG’s approach to safeguarding and background checks, please click here***.* You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available on the MAG website, using the link below.**

MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential

How to apply:

For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG by the closing date of 1 August 2021.

click here for more details and apply

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager – South Sudan

 FULL TIME, Mercadeo  Comments Off on Monitoring and Evaluation Manager – South Sudan
Jul 162021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 29 Jul 2021

The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for leading the strategic direction and quality assurance of monitoring and evaluation activities in the country office. The M&E Manager will design and implement strategy, SOPs, and budget for M&E which ensures the CO is meeting and exceeding M&E minimum standards. The role holder will also be responsible for planning for and generating the evidence and learning required to feed into programme and strategic decision making. Ideally the role holder should have a strategic mind and experience in the design of Country Programmes.

Responsibilities of this position

  • Work with the Programme Unit and Area Field Teams to support their design of theories of change, M&E tools, and indicator profiles. Work with the Area Offices to develop their M&E plans;
  • Develop and/or participate in development of guidance and frameworks for CO procedures, policies and processes that assist in institutionalizing and supporting M+E in the country mission;
  • Participate in the Country Strategy to ensure M&E remains a high priority in the country programme; with support to Specialists with the use of monitoring and evaluation results in the programme workshops;
  • Develop/Review M&E Plan, logical framework, indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT), Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS), Monitoring Plan, Data Management Plan, Data Quality Assurance Plan, Staffing Plan and Evaluation Plan;
  • Lead on the selection, definition, target-setting, and monitoring of indicators that measure the project’ key outputs and outcomes;
  • Conduct outcome planning sessions twice a year with all programme teams.
  • Support programme teams to develop data collection methodologies and tools, and systems for on-going data analysis;
  • Review outcome monitoring reports produced by programme teams to improve quality, and mentor CC teams and file/report the finalized results.

To be successful in this position you should have:

  • At least 5 – 7 years of demonstrated management experience in the design, implementation, and oversight of monitoring, evaluation, and research for large to mid-scale international projects or programmes;
  • Advanced degree in economics, research methods, social sciences or a related field;
  • Excellent analytic, communication, interpersonal, writing, collaboration, problem-solving, planning/organizing, and facilitation skills;
  • Advanced experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and tools
  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Experience within supporting M&E for one of NRC’s core competencies is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UN system, experience with field level coordination with UN organizations, INGOs, Donors and authorities.

Please see the full job description on this link.

How to apply:

https://ekum.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/2481

click here for more details and apply

Project Manager

 FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Project Manager
Jul 142021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Malteser
Closing date: 1 Aug 2021

Malteser International (MI) has been working in what is now South Sudan since 1996 and implements programs related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food & Nutrition Security, Livelihood, Health, Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihood Building.

The various projects of Malteser International are located in the states Central Equitoria and Western Bahl al Ghazal (Juba, Wau, Yei, and in the surrounding areas).

In Yei, Central Equatoria, MI is working mainly in the health sector.

For its work in Yei, South Sudan, Malteser International is looking for an experienced Project Manager.

As the Project Manager, you will be in charge of the management and coordination of the project activities in Yei as outlined in the proposals, logframes and work plans, providing leadership and technical oversight. Furthermore, you will be responsible for maintaining good relationships with the local authorities and partners as well as ensuring the appropriate use of funds and compliance with MI and donor quality and accountability standards.
Your main tasks include conducting assessments, preparing periodic reports, supporting the development of new project ideas and proposals, implementing health activities, developing capacities of local partners and Malteser International staff as well as monitoring and evaluation.
Professionally you will report to the Country Coordinator at Juba office and work in close cooperation with the other Project Managers and Administrators on field level.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and technically monitor the implementation of all project activities according to the objectives, indicators, work plans and approved budgets
  • Ensure regular and proper project documentation and reporting according to donor and MI standards, rules & regulations (interim and final reports, monthly reports) and link the project closely and pro-actively to the program level
  • Lead the project team and ensure sound financial management (review, budget control), administration and logistics practices of the project
  • Provide technical and managerial support to all team members in fulfilment of their duties according to project objectives and ensure compliance with MI policies and international standards
  • Develop and put into practice appropriate and cost-efficient monitoring tools to track the expected results and indicators as mentioned in the log frames, work plans and other relevant project documents
  • Represent MI towards local authorities, partners and donors in close coordination with the Country Coordinator
  • Assist MI management with any requests for information or data regarding program expansion or development
  • Support the Country Coordination team in developing health programs and supporting the project teams in planning and implementing health projects in their locations
  • Monitor security situation in the project area and ensure that the staff follows the security regulations

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Health Management, Public Health, Development Studies or related fields, Master’s degree preferred
  • 3 to 4 years of working experience in planning, implementing and managing health projects (especially rehabilitation of health infrastructure) in the context of humanitarian assistance or development cooperation
  • Experience in integration of health, economic development, institutional capacity and other key cross cutting themes (gender, protection, environment)
  • Proven experience in project management and design regarding internationally funded grant projects, as well as in project implementation and monitoring & evaluation
  • Experience in administrative standards and requirements of (international) donors (German ministries, UN, ECHO, USAID etc.)
  • Proven experience in logistics and drug procurements in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate and provide technical support on health topics with diverse groups: health facility staff, managers, bureaucrats, donors, etc.
  • Proven communication skills including the ability to effectively motivate people and to diplomatically manage the relationship with local partners, different authorities, and donors
  • Excellent ability to lead a team, work in a team and to mediate
  • Working experience in South Sudan or the broader region, as well as in other humanitarian settings
  • Sensitivity for other cultures, experience in working with different cultures and different backgrounds, strong interest in the local setting and the target groups
  • Prepared to work and live with limited resources and under difficult circumstances; physical and mental strength
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), knowledge of German and local Arab is an asset; fully literate in standard software packages (Microsoft Office)

How to apply:

Conditions:

  • Starting date: September 1st, 2021
  • Duty Station: Yei, South Sudan
  • Duration of contract: 12 months (with option for prolongation)
  • Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package, accommodation in team house/apartment, 30 paid leave days per year, 1 home flight per year, R&R
  • Please note that this is an unaccompanied position

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION, PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT OUR JOB PORTAL: https://bit.ly/3xD0cdc

Kindly submit your application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) until August 1st, 2021.

Malteser International is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all people, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, confession, or origin. Qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

click here for more details and apply

Food Security & Livelihoods Technical Lead

 FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Food Security & Livelihoods Technical Lead
Jul 142021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Samaritan’s Purse
Closing date: 12 Aug 2021

Get Involved!

A day in the life of a Food Security & Livelihoods Technical Lead

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is at the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer and from there we go into our work empowered to make a difference in the world. Our teams are full of passionate people who want to work with excellence and serve to make an eternal impact. Are you ready to join our team and make a difference?

Job Duties

The Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Technical Lead (TL) provides strategic advice and oversight to the Samaritan’s Purse South Sudan FSL portfolio. The FSL TL supports ministry leadership by developing, designing, and implementing high quality interventions and ensures that sufficient capacity exists within the FSL team to respond to ongoing humanitarian and development needs. The FSL TL develops FSL proposals, in collaboration with the grants unit, and secures new FSL program funding. The FSL TL ensures effective coordination with program managers in the field and with the necessary FSL clusters and working groups (ex. food security cluster, cash working group, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, etc.). The FSL TL maintains working relationships with internal stakeholders (ex. global technical advisors, regional team), external stakeholders (ex. government ministries), and funders (ex. BHA, WFP, FAO etc.). This position reports to the Learning and Strategic Development Director and works closely with all relevant sector program managers and area coordinators.

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse: https://bit.ly/2F8Nom5

Qualifications & Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Demonstrate substantial experience in the design, implementation, and management of FSL programs within the humanitarian sectors
• Maintain a good understanding of FSL programs, including graduation from poverty, early warning early action (EWEA), resilience, cash-transfer programming, gender-sensitive livelihoods, and income-generating activities
• Knowledge of institutional donors and a proven track record developing funding proposals and reports for a range of institutional and other donors
• Experience in agricultural extension activities
• Experience with proposal development, grant management, and report writing
• Good knowledge of the project cycle
• Good report writing and reviewing skills
• Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelors’ degree in agriculture, forestry, or environmental science and five (5) to ten (10) years of humanitarian work; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.

Job Location: Juba, South Sudan

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied

Language Requirement: English Fluency Required

Travel Expectations: 30% of time spent in the Field

Benefits

  • Career with purpose!
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan (after 1 year)
  • 10 paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • 12 vacation days per year
  • Annual home leave

Samaritan’s Purse Mission Statement:

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. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How to apply:

https://careers.samaritanspurse.org/jobs/7157268-food-security-and-livelihoods-tl

click here for more details and apply

Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager
Jul 142021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Samaritan’s Purse
Closing date: 12 Aug 2021

A day in the life of a Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is at the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer and from there we go into our work empowered to make a difference in the world. Our teams are full of passionate people who want to work with excellence and serve to make an eternal impact.

Job Duties

The Program Manager, Food Security and Livelihoods is responsible for managing all designated food security and livelihoods projects. This includes projects relating to food assistance/distributions and natural resource management. He/She will design new projects in the related domains through proposal, budgets, and logframe development.

  • Supervise all designated food security and livelihoods program personnel and develop plans and proposals for new food security and livelihoods programs.
  • Manage all project budgets according to donor requirements.
  • Prepare and submit monthly internal reports, prepare and submit donor reports as needed, work closely with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and government counterparts ensuring partnerships are developed with state ministries.
  • Work in conjunction with the DCD/CD, PDO and other Program Managers in developing Food Security and Livelihoods field strategies and vision and in evaluating all existing and potential programs for their compliance to this strategy and vision. Also work to identify and develop new programs to better fulfill field objectives.
  • Monitor program implementation against work plans and overall project objectives, documenting progress and achievements.

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse: https://bit.ly/2F8Nom5

Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to travel to field sites to monitor projects
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Above average communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Works well in a diverse team and a pressured environment; flexibility and adaptability Spiritual maturity; Ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the gospel
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Skills in both writing and photography.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or a minimum of 2 to 5 years’ related international work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred

Job Location: Unity State , South Sudan

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied

Language Requirement: English Fluency Required

Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to field locations

Benefits

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • Annual home leave
  • Twelve vacation days per year

Samaritan’s Purse Mission Statement:

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. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How to apply:

https://careers.samaritanspurse.org/jobs/7020067-food-security-and-livelihoods-program-manager

click here for more details and apply

Food Security and Livelihood Manager – Tonj, South Sudan

 FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Food Security and Livelihood Manager – Tonj, South Sudan
Jul 122021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 30 Jul 2021

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps began programming in Sudan in 1985, and has been operating in states of what is now South Sudan since 2005; operations have continued since the independence of South Sudan in 2011. We have been working to meet people’s immediate needs, and with communities, to build local capacity and promote economic development, especially with the eruption of violence in December 2013. Mercy Corps South Sudan’s priority areas are food security and livelihoods (focusing on cash assistance, market-based solutions in agriculture and economic development), WASH and Education. Mercy Corps has been implementing project which combine agricultural, economic development, WASH, Education and other humanitarian interventions to tackle the convulsive crises affecting vulnerable communities. Mercy Corps has worked to build relationships with local government and other actors, which has enhanced our understanding of local contexts and the multiple stakeholders involved.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

Mercy Corps is seeking a dynamic and passionate Food Security and livelihood (FLS) Manager to lead the implementation of anticipated USAID-funded – Food Security and Resilience for a Stable South Sudan (SECURE) project in Warrap, Western Bahr el Ghazel and Unity State. SECURE project is aim at combating secondary impact of Covid-19 especially on food security and livelihoods of targeted households in Wau, Tonj South and Rubkona Counties in South Sudan. SECURE will enable IDPs and vulnerable host community households have access to life-saving cash, WASH and livelihood opportunities, addressing immediate food security needs and preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus within the states of Warrap, Western Bahr el Ghazel and Unity state.

The food Security and Livelihoods Manager is responsible for leading the overall implementation of the SECURE Project, including ensuring that project activities result in positive outcomes for male and female participants of different age groups. S/he will have overall responsibility for program start-up and implementing, while building team members’ and partners’ capacity to integrate a gender and youth perspective into project activities. The Food Security & Livelihoods Manager is a member for the technical oversight and planning unit that works under the supervision of Director of Programs for South Sudan related to this program. This position includes, developing tools for assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and oversee activities of consortium partners, capacity building of Mercy Corps staff and partners, reporting, and evaluation of the program and preparing periodic reports back to donors, as well as close coordination with other Mercy Corps programs.

The FLS Manager will supervise program staff and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps’ policies and donor rules and regulations. S/he will be the primary representative to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Strategy and Vision.

  • Develop a clear vision for the program, as well as a clear and effective strategy for program implementation and evaluation and ensure that the vision and mission are aligned with contextual realities;
  • Leading the day-to-day activities of the program, including liaising with key program and consortium partners as well as local authorities to support its successful implementation
  • Value the role of youth and women in development by maximizing their participation and contribution in the Program’s activities.
  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcome among program team members and other stakeholders
  • Maintain strong and transparent communication with consortium partners and across technical Teams

Program and Technical Oversight

  • Provide management oversight over the team and implementation partners including development of work plans, sector result chains, intervention designs, sustainability, monitoring implementation and impact, ensuring that program deliverables are implemented on budget and on time.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan
  • Manage and coordinate with the team, all program activities design and implementation immediate and resilience food security and livelihood interventions including cash transfers, income generating activities, economic activities, Cash for work and WASH intervention.
  • Integrate community approaches, Gender and Youth sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate
  • Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards

Program Quality and Accountability

  • Ensure the program is sensitive and adaptive to the changing context while in line with best practice.
  • Coordinate with the Country Office and HQ to build systems that promote beneficiary accountability by ensuring that communities participate in assessments and program design;
  • Support staff and partners to ensure that communities are informed about our programs and what we do, are aware of their entitlements, are comfortable to give feedback and that feedback is used to improve the quality of our programs;
  • Ensure integration of M&E and accountability systems that are compliant with relevant standards;
  • Support and inculcate a culture of learning between programs through consistent sharing of M&E processes and systems;
  • Conduct monthly program review meetings and quarterly project level review meeting to review and appraise project implementation progress.

Influence and Representation.

  • Develop and nurture culturally sensitive internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and program success
  • Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with donors, government partners, consortium partners and other stakeholders
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.
  • Participate in relevant strategic fora to share Mercy Corps’ experience and promote thought-leadership

Team Management

  • Develop the capacity of the team, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with career development
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
  • Lead capacity development initiatives for project team members, implementing partners through trainings, mentoring and coaching to ensure there is a cohesive understanding of market systems and project implementation approaches
  • Maintain a focus on achieving results and meeting the agreed objectives, and proactively solve problems

Finance and Compliance Management

  • Maintain/upgrade systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures
  • Prepare procurement plan based on project cycle and ensure all necessary requests (procurement requests, purchase orders, etc.) are accurately prepared and submitted on time.
  • Enhance internal and external compliance through a strong knowledge of donor rules and regulations and supporting incident-reporting mechanisms when needed.
  • Work closely with support functions in Mercy Corps South Sudan to ensure highest compliance and adherence to Mercy Corps policies and procedures
  • Manage grant budgets and work with Finance Team on proper budget management, including, budget development, forecasting and procurement planning, as well as monthly financial reports and BVA reviews.

Security

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure the well-being of team members and ensure they are aware of policies to help manage insecure environments.

Partnership (sub-recipient) management and oversight

  • Consistently engage and communicate with consortium partners to ensure smooth program implementation.
  • Conduct monthly monitoring visit to project locations and provide technical guidance and support
  • Conduct capacity assessment for national NGO and develop capacity building plan
  • Review program narrative and financial reports in accordance with the purpose, terms and conditions of this Subaward.

Organizational Learning

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility

Senior FSL Project Officer

Senior ERMS Officer

M&E Officer – CARM/ Safeguarding

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Director of Programs

Works Directly With: SMT, all program staff, both national and expatriate in South Sudan; HQ-based program, operations, recruiting, human resources, finance, and technical support teams

Knowledge and Experience

  • MA/S or equivalent experience in international development, political science, women’s studies, economics, sociology or other relevant field.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in FSL development work including experience in developing and implementing cash transfer standard operating procedures, resilience agriculture training, VSLA/SHG training, gender/youth mainstreaming and engaging in gender advocacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement a program, manage a team and develop their capacities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis and utilization of information from a broad range of sources to ensure effective integration of gender and youth concerns throughout the project’s duration. In-depth understanding of gender, age and other socio-cultural factors in the context of food security programming.
  • Experience in South Sudan or other emergency programs in insecure and conflict context states is preferred
  • Strong public speaking and facilitation skills required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Success Factors

A successful candidate will have a strong technical background and will have demonstrated management of similar projects in the past. S/he will have the capacity to deliver and meet deadlines, be conscientious, with an excellent sense of judgment and have an ability to foster solid working relationships with communities, GOs, INGOs, and NGOs and other stakeholders. S/he will have an ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks with strong computer literacy and exceptional organizational skills.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

This position is based in Tonj South town, Warrap State of South Sudan with frequent travel to deep-field locations in Tonj South, Wau town and Rubkona Counties. Accommodation in Tonj Soth is could be in common housing facilities. Laundry, filtered water and cooking facilities are provided by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

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

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

How to apply:

https://jobs.jobvite.com/mercycorps/job/o2U7ffw2

click here for more details and apply

Psychosocial Coordinator

 Administracion, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Psychosocial Coordinator
Jul 102021
 

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OFFERS

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Jesuit Refugee Service
Closing date: 22 Jul 2021

Psychosocial Coordinator Responsibilities & Activities

JRS Project Senior Management Team Leadership

• Serving as a member of the JRS Maban Senior Management Team (SMT) and providing support to Project Director as necessary

• Contributing to personal and professional development opportunities for the JRS team

• Fostering the JRS ethos in all team members

• Ensuring JRS Policies, including Child Safeguarding, are upheld to the highest standard across the entire JRS community

• Representing JRS at Camp Coordination and other partners’ meetings

• Collaborate with Program Manager on strategic program development and vision

Psychosocial Department Staff Supervision

• Providing ongoing professional and technical support and supervision to 15-20 staff on the Psychosocial team and oversight of 50-60 community-based incentive workers in the field

• Facilitating capacity-building opportunities for JRS staff team in service of project sustainability and building professional skills of South Sudanese

Project Management

•Ensuring that budget and funded targets for PS department are achieved, and the work plan is successfully carried out in a timely manner.

• Managing data collected by the team and using it to inform program decisions

• Serving as JRS focal point for all referrals to Psychosocial services and coordinating effectively with other humanitarian actors to deliver services to clients

• Completing accurate and timely reports for JRS and donors

• Monitoring budgets and resources allocated to the project

• Assuring high-quality service provision

Language:

· Strong command over written and verbal communication in English/Arabic is most preferable. **

Qualifications and experience

· Master’s degree in social work, counselling, psychology, human services, or other related field

· Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in project management of moderately complex projects, preferably with an international NGO.

· Working and updated knowledge of MHPSS best practices and techniques, including: Psychological First Aid (PFA), Mental Health Global Action Programme (mhGAP), IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergency Settings, Problem Management Plus (PM+), theories of community-based services.

· Experience with service delivery to multicultural and diverse populations, particularly in international and emergency humanitarian settings.

· Experience in program design, quality assurance, and monitoring/evaluation.

· Demonstrated success supervising and leading teams.

· Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Web conferencing applications, information management systems.

· Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgments in resource-scarce environments.

· Demonstrated ability to work and live in a stressful environment with only basic amenities.

· Commitment to working with marginalized and vulnerable communities.

· Excellent skills in English (required); skills in oral Arabic desirable.

· Proactive, results-based decision maker.

Reports to: Program Manager

Supervises: Assistant Coordinator for Counselling, Physiotherapists**

Working Relationships

Internal: Project Director, Education Coordinator, Assistant Education Coordinators

External: UNHCR Protection Unit, Protection focal points with partner agencies, local government officials, JRS USA

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter that indicates what skills and experience you have that meets the criteria and your availability. The CV (maximum 3 pages) should include contacts (phone and email) for three professional referees. Please note that only official email addresses for referees will be accepted. Kindly send the application to sds.recruit@jrs.net by 5pm South Sudan local time closing date 22nd July 2021 or hand delivery to JRS-Juba, South Sudan office in Tomping next to Indian Embassy**.**

click here for more details and apply