Première Urgence Internationale is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Humanitarian situation and needs
In the Republic of South Sudan (SSD), more than 4 years of armed conflict have shattered the lives of millions of people. There are nearly 2 million people Internally Displaced (IDPs). Among them, about 200,000 people have found refuge in various UNMISS PoC sites (Protection of Civilians). In addition, there are nearly 2.5 million refugees in neighbouring (more than 1 million in Uganda, more than 700,000 in Sudan, and about 400,000 in Ethiopia).
About 3 out of 4 households across South Sudan are facing moderate to severe food insecurity, triggered by a weak national economy, high food and staple prices as well as insecurity. Malnutrition rates are also persistently high.
Health service delivery is largely depending on NGOs; in areas with increased numbers of IDPs and insecurity, providing services remains a challenge with increased risks of epidemic prone diseases.
Our action in the field
PUI has been operating in South Sudan since February 2015 and intends to extend the coverage of its current intervention. PUI is addressing the urgent needs of the most vulnerable in the targeted areas, through an integrated approach based on the following strategic objectives:
- To save lives by providing timely, quality and integrated multi sectoral assistance to the most vulnerable individuals in coordination with partners;
- To assist in the process of restoring the capacities of government bodies and communities to rebuild and recover from crises and prevent relapses;
- Contribute and mainstream protection in all of PUI programs for beneficiaries facing violence, threats, coercion in order to protect their dignity and rights.
Since 2015, PUI has implemented the following projects in the country:
- Access to Primary Health Care services
PUI has been providing primary health care services since the start of its activities in 2015 in Aweil North, in former Northern Bahr el Ghazal State (NBeG) The interventions have provided communities with an essential health care package in PHCC (Primary Health Care Center), PHCUs (Primary Health Care Units) and through mobile outreach activities, integrating health, nutrition and FSL services. PUI targets the most vulnerable population groups, which include children under 5 years old and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with a specific focus on preventive care and health promotion. PUI reaches high numbers of beneficiaries with its health services and even increases coverage and consultations during the Malaria season.
In Aweil North (NBeG), PUI provides nutrition services according to the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) protocol at PHCC level and through outreach activities. This includes Out-patient Therapeutic Program (OTP) and Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TFSP) for children between 6 and 59 months as well as Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW). PUI currently supports 15 nutrition sites. At Majak Kaar PHCC, PUI also runs a Stabilization Centre (SC) for children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) with complications, which also serves as a referral site for OTPs and TSFPs run by PUI and other partners.
- Food Security
PUI started its Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) activities in 2015, with food distributions targeting vulnerable households. In 2017, PUI conducted a multi-sectoral needs assessment with the aim of assessing the needs and identifying the root causes of poor food security and deteriorating nutritional status of the population in Aweil North. The results have proven very useful to prepare well-document proposals.
In 2018, PUI started implementing a FSL program providing emergency livelihood support to food insecure households in 18 Bomas (a local administrative level) of Aweil North (NbeG), including in the villages where PUI runs health and nutrition programs, thus integrating all services.
In addition, PUI conducted in August 2018 a rapid FSL needs assessment in Twic State (former Warrap State) – which prompted a new emergency FSL program in that area. The current FSL project supports 6,300 Households in Aweil North and Twic and stands on three core components:
- Distributing vegetable and fishing kits;
- Establishing group gardens/fishing groups and demonstration plots;
Supporting the groups with extension services and trainings on conservation agriculture techniques, Post-Harvest Management, IPDM (Integrated Pest and Disease Management) and safe and hygienic gardening and fishing practices.
PUI aims to further develop its integrated approach and expand to other geographical areas of intervention. Therefore, PUI has done recent assessments with a specific focus on the greater Bahr el Ghazal region and Warrap, which include Aweil Centre, Aweil East, Wau State, Twic and Raja.
During all assessments and the development of programs, PUI South Sudan keeps its integrated approach in mind and seeks to coordinate with partners.
As part of our activities in South-Sudan, we are looking for a Field Coordinator.
The Field Coordinator is responsible for the proper functioning of the project site and proper implementation of programs developed on this site.
Safety: He/She is responsible of the safety of sites, the Base, the PHCC and the nutrition sites
Programs: He/She coordinates the teams, and ensures proper implementation of programs on the sites, under the supervision of his/her immediate supervisor
Human Resources: He/She supervises the teams, both national and international staff
Logistical, administrative and financial support: He/She oversees the logistical, administrative and financial components at the sites for the purpose of program implementation and ensures compliance with the relevant procedures, with substantive support from the Logistics Coordinator and the Administrative and Financial Coordinator of the mission
Representation: He/She represents the organization externally to partners, authorities, and various local actors operating in the areas where his/her bases are located
Coordination: He/She centralizes and disseminates information from/to the sites and consolidates the internal and external reporting activities implemented in his/her field of operations before submitting them to the immediate supervisor
Assessment/ Strategy: He/She participates in strategy development and proposes new interventions in function of needs identified in his/her field of operations
Training and Experiences
Training: Bachelor in International relations, Political sciences, international development, social sciences or any other relevant field.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years in project management
Experience in Financial and logistic manegemnet
Experience in safety management
Successful experience in expatriate team management in multi-sectorial programs
Knowledge and Skills:
Good Financial skills
Excellent writing skills
Project Management skills
Fixed-Term Contract: 12 months
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months