Project Manager - South Sudan

  • Added Date: Friday, 09 July 2021
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 31 July 2021

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org.

JOB CONTEXT :

HI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, implementing emergency and development actions aimed at improving protection, quality of life, and the promotion of rights of vulnerable individuals, including people with disabilities. HIs current portfolio adopts an integrated and multi-sectoral approach which includes interventions centred on MHPSS, Protection, Functional Rehabilitation and livelihoods with disability inclusion a cross-cutting theme across all programmes. During 2021, HI is planning to establish a base in the greater Unity, which remains among the most conflict and disability affected states of the country. The operational context in South Sudan today is considered largely humanitarian/emergency while phasing in resilience programming. The ongoing peace initiatives if they succeed might result in huge population movements of returnees (both IDPs and refugees) across the country.

HI current programs are funded by FCDO, MOFA Luxembourg and OCHA. As part of its 2019-2021 strategy, HI South Sudan is prepositioning to deepen programming in Protection, to expand program interventions in Health (MHPSS, reproduction health and physical rehabilitation) as well as inclusion in humanitarian action, livelihood and to undertake innovative programming in Education in emergency. HI works in close collaboration with the South Sudan Humanitarian Clusters (Health, Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods and Education), UN agencies and Government departments (Health, Agriculture, Education, Gender and Youth, and Relief & Rehabilitation Commission). HI is also an active member of the South Sudan NGO Forum, Health.

The project seeks to improve the resilience of the most vulnerable individuals, families and communities through access to community based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support interventions and inclusive humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. It will do this by addressing two urgent needs in South Sudan: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs of local communities, including Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors, in Yei County and the needs of humanitarian stakeholders to become more disability inclusive in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their humanitarian strategies and programs. The community based approach relies on the healing abilities of key actors of the community in order to restore broken social fabric and solidarity mechanisms, help connect with existing service providers. With this approach, HI also aims to promote the protection and equitable service access of people with disabilities and other groups discriminated against by promoting the uptake of cross-cutting approach within all humanitarian responses and at all levels of intervention (strategic level to field level).

YOUR MISSION:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you contribute to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in the country where you are based. You ensure optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country by means of a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. With all HI managers, and through paradigm changes, you share responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organisation.

You will have overall responsibility for delivering the FCDO-funded HARISS project, based in Yei to supervise staff, project activities, with regular travel to Juba to conduct coordination. You will be responsible for day-to-day project management and monitoring of the project delivery, budget and HR administrative tasks. You will have a dedicated team that will support in the identification, assessment, referral and implementation of direct services to person with specific needs within the project sites.

Management

· You will line-manage the project’s team members, organise and lead regular team meetings.**

· You will manage the recruitment and selection of new team members

· You will ensure strict application and respect of the programme’s Internal Regulations by the project team.

Expertise

· You provide the technical expertise for the project.

· You help to coordinate technical professional development and facilitate a community of practice, in collaboration with Technical Division

· You manage relationships with technical authorities, local partners or other stakeholders

Implementation and Monitoring

· You ensure project implementation, in collaboration with the relevant services and in line with general standards and procedures.

· You ensure project data management and project reporting

· You prepare and steer project evaluation and capitalisation

Influence & Communication

· You contribute to HI’s external influence by participating in relevant networks - Represent HI and actively participate in various cluster, coordination, working groups and other meetings relevant to the project, in consultation with Operations Coordinator.

· You liaise regularly and work closely with donors, other agencies and partners to promote HIs work, or promote best-practice within the sector through coordination.

· You develop strong information sharing networks across in country to support information exchange and to gather up-to-date context, needs and technical information relating to your project.

Strategy & business development

· You contribute to programme or country operational strategy (StratOp).

· You draft new project proposals for the continuity or expansion of the project.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :

South Sudan environment is characterized by:

· A capital, Juba, with major presence of INGOs and UN, basic but acceptable leaving conditions (generator, water tanks, basic roads...) and high cost level.

· Rural areas with very badly shaped roads, few infrastructure and NGO leaving in compounds. The different sites of intervention are accessible by plane through MAF and WFP-run services. The security conditions are instable with a level 3 and areas under massive conflict.

· The rainy season in South Sudan goes from May/June to September/October. During this period, movements are mostly limited since the roads are impracticable.

· Position based in Yei with frequent travel to Juba.

YOUR PROFILE :

· You hold a degree in relevant field such as development studies, international cooperation, social sciences or human rights law (bachelors as a minimum).

· You have at least 3 years’ experience in project cycle management, including budget management, administration and logistics.

· You have at least 3 years’ experience managing complex humanitarian and/or development response efforts.

· You have experience of coordinating project activities and staff teams across multiple locations.

· You are able to deal with stressful situations, will to work in remote and isolated location and have the ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high-quality outcomes.

CONDITIONS:

At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. https://hi.org/en/join-the-team

· 8 months International contract starting from 1st, September 2021

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**

o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution **

o Repatriation insurance paid by HI**

· Salary from 2448 € gross/month upon experience

· Perdiem : 590,04 € net/month - paid in the field

· Hardship : 500 € net/month paid with your salary

· Paid leaves : 25 days per year;

· R&R : A special system of R&R is in place with time for rest out of the country every 8 weeks around.

· Position:

o unaccompanied

· Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI**

If you are resident in the country : local package

This vacancy is archived.

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