Concern Worldwide Programme Manager - Emergency Jobs in South Sudan

Concern Worldwide Programme Manager - Emergency Jobs in South Sudan

About the role:

This is a 12 month, replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Juba with regular field visits to Yei (Central Equatoria) – with shift of duty station to Yei from September 2019 onwards

You will report to the Emergency Programme Director, will line manage one Project Officer, and five Assistant Project Officers and will work closely with Concern support departments, the Shelter-NFI Cluster and other partners (camp management, protection, WASH).

Your purpose:

To lead Concern’s Shelter-NFI and multi-sector cash-transfer responses in UN House PoC in Juba and in Yei, developing the response strategy, planning and overseeing shelter and NFI assessments, shelter construction and rehabilitation and shelter and NFI distributions, including cash transfer activities, as well as WASH activities in rural areas of Yei.

You will be responsible for:

Programme Planning and Design:

  • Design and plan Shelter-NFI activities in UN House PoC, ensuring the participation of programme stakeholders in all stages of the programme cycle;
  • Design and plan Shelter-NFI and WASH activities in Yei county (in kind and cash based responses), ensuring the participation of programme stakeholders in all stages of the programme cycle;
  • In collaboration with the Emergency Programme Director, develop a longer-term strategy for the UN House shelter and NFI response;
  • Prepare Scopes of Work and Bills of Quantities for the construction of shelters, as required.

    Programme Management:

  • Oversee the day to day management of the shelter programme including leading and overseeing the assessment, reconstruction, construction and rehabilitation of shelters in UN House PoC/Juba and Yei.
  • Ensure that all the necessary resources are in place to deliver on the emergency activities (staff, logistics, consultants, finances etc.)
  • Ensure accurate management of the programme budget to ensure that activities are delivered in a timely and cost-efficient way.
  • Monitor programme budgets and management accounts to ensure that relevant activities are being implemented in accordance with agreed budgets
  • Prepare procurement plans and work with logistics to ensure timely procurement of all necessary supplies.
  • Participate in contract design, tendering and contractor performance as required for the implementation of interventions.
  • In collaboration with the M&E Coordinator, ensure that the programme is appropriate monitored to track progress, outcomes and impact.
  • Ensure that best practice and international standards are applied to the shelter and other programme activities as relevant.
  • Provide technical solutions to shelter issues facing the population in UN House and contribute to the sector wide development of standards.
  • Ensure technical engineering standards and designs are applied consistently throughout the project.

    Reporting and Donor Compliance

  • Contribute to the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals for the Shelter-NFI programme.
  • Prepare timely and high quality internal and donor reports for the Juba Shelter-NFI programme;
  • Prepare and share timely updates as well as assessment, distribution and PDM reports to the Shelter-NFI cluster pipeline.

    People Management:

  • Manage and provide leadership to the Juba and Yei Shelter-NFI teams, contributing to their capacity building and career development including through on-the-job training.
  • Ensure that the shelter team have up to date job descriptions, clear objectives and identify and facilitate training when required.
  • Ensure that each member of the team fully understands outcomes which are expected of them, by setting SMART objectives, and that they are aware of the success criteria relating to their work
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of and comply
    with Concern’s policies and procedures
    Monitor and review performance and hold staff accountable for meeting the success criteria; give corrective feedback where required and take decisive action in the case of poor performance
  • Ensure that staff and contractors are compliant and fully understand their obligations when signing the Code of Conduct and its associated policies and where non-compliance is suspected, to inform a member of the CMT so that the appropriate action can be taken by the Country Director.


  • Represent Concern Worldwide at any external coordination meetings, where required including in UN House coordination meetings, Yei coordination meetings and Shelter-NFI Cluster meetings and technical working groups at coordination and state levels.
  • Ensure that Concern’s emergency activities are coordinated with other actors and stakeholders in the programme areas.
  • Share timely updates on programme activities and progress with the Cluster and other coordination bodies.
  • Ensure timely and continuous communication with communities and their representatives in the UN House PoC and in Yei responses.


  • Support cross-sectoral periodic programme reviews in order to assess programme progress, capture lessons learnt and adapt programme strategies as necessary in accordance with Concern’s results-based management principles.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of cross cutting issues/approaches throughout the programme cycle including: Gender, Protection, HIV and Aids, Rights Based Approach, Accountability and do no harm philosophy.
  • Ensure the Juba Shelter-NFI team adheres closely to security protocols and procedures
  • Adhere fully to the commitments and rules of Concern’s Code of Conduct and its associated policies, including the respect of confidentiality.
  • Report to the appropriate manager all violations of Concern CoC and its associated policies.
  • Work with the Emergency Programme Director to ensure that the Central Equatoria multisector programme is compliant with CHS commitments and principles.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Emergency Programme Director.

    Your skills and experience will include:


  • Bachelor in International Development or other related fields
  • Minimum of three years post qualification experience in multi-sector emergency projects (with a focus on Shelter-NFI, cash transfer), preferably in a humanitarian, post-conflict setting.
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience of programme design and programme cycle management
  • Experience in planning and organising distributions
  • Experience in the monitoring and evaluation of Shelter-NFI and/or emergency projects.
  • Successful experience in leading communication with communities and its representatives. Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.

  • Previous Concern experience
  • Experience of refugee and/or IDP programming, including shelter projects
  • Experience of working/living in insecure and sensitive environments
  • Knowledge of Arabic an advantage
  • Experience of funders such as OFDA, DFID, Irish Aid, ECHO and CHF

    We would also like:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated training and capacity building skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to working
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

    How to Apply
  • All applications should be submitted through our website by 5th June 2019.
  • CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.
  • Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.
  • Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Concern Worldwide Programme Manager - Emergency Jobs in South Sudan

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