DRC International NGO Area Manager - Jobs in South Sudan
DRC International NGO Area Manager - Jobs in South Sudan
BackgroundDRC ‘s 2025 Strategy, focusses on intensifing its fight against systemic inequality and structural discrimination of conflict- and displacement-affected persons by redoubling its focus on the two breakthroughs that guide its work. DRC is focusing on increased protection and enhanced inclusion to be at the centre of all strategic decisions and tactical implementations.
Purpose of the post
The Area Manager has the overall responsibility for the strategic leadership, direction, reputation and execution of DRC’s multi-sector response in Ajuong Thok. The Area Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships and communication with donors and UN agencies in the field as well as partner NGOs and government agencies operating in the area.
As the most senior manager for the Ajuong Thok area office, the Area Manager has the following responsibilities:
Actively participate and represent DRC in coordination meetings with UN agencies, UNMISS and coordination meetings with NGO colleagues, local authorities and other stakeholders.
Liaise with partners, local authorities, and local communities whenever it serves the objectives of the programs
Engage with other agencies to promote better coordination and partnership
Identify gaps in service provision to IDPs, proactively referring those gaps to relevant forums or advocating with government authorities or humanitarian partners for additional support
Oversee the overall portfolio to ensure timely spending and quality implementation of activities
Promote the effective and efficient use of program funding and project impact through programme integration
Facilitate area office technical staff have routine interaction with Technical Coordinators in Juba to ensure program quality
With the support of MEAL staff, monitor the implementation of projects, support research and learning initiatives and ensure the execution of evidence-based improvement plans
Contribute to the strategic direction of the DRC programs, in close collaboration with the Technical Coordinators in line with the DRC platforms, for instance, initiating strategy planning meetings at field level, and supporting development of corresponding strategic documents
Finance and Administration
Develop and maintain an annual area-level budget for DRC support costs and staff.
In collaboration with the Juba-based HR and Administrative Manager and the Finance Manager supervise locally-based finance and administration staff ensuring processes are conducted in alignment with DRC policies and Operations handbook
Work with Supply Chain team (Country Office and Roving Manager) to ensure timely procurement, delivery and payment of project supplies and to resolve problems and delays
Ensure full compliance with DRC and donor financial guidelines and policies while managing the projects
In collaboration with the Juba-based HR and Administrative Manager, support site-level recruitment processes and ensure that relevant staffing structures are in place, are reflective of appropriate gender balance, and promote opportunities for nationalization.
Ensure there is a clear staff retention and succession plan in place, especially for local staff
Promote professional development by identifying training and capacity building opportunities.
Logistics and Procurement
Effective supervision of the Supply Chain team.
Review and monitor site-specific procurement plans for each project
Ensure warehousing inventories are accurate and supplies are stored safely
Monitor project-specific distribution plans to ensure that supplies are received and delivered in a timely manner
Ensure the observance of DRC procurement, logistics, fleet, warehousing and asset management procedures procurement and also full compliance with Donor regulations and policies and standards
Safety and Security
Assume overall responsibility for staff safety in the area of operation.
Ensure that all relevant information regarding safety, security and the context is collected, updated and shared in a regular and timely manner.
Ensure that the Security Focal Point manages basic security planning including information gathering and regular updating of risk assessments, standard operating procedures, and evacuation and contingency plans.
Make decisions and assist the Safety focal point to manage security incidents at local level, in consultation with the Country Director and the Country Safety Coordinator.
Proven experience managing humanitarian programmes and operations in complex environments.
university degree in a related subject. A post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience is desired
Field experience and broad knowledge of characteristics relevant to conflict-affected or post-conflict contexts, and specific operational experience with refugee emergency and recovery programming within a host community.
Experience in programme management including budget holder oversight, programme implementation and staff management
Experience of coordinating activities across sectors
HR staff management of both international and national staff in challenging environments
Proven experience of capacity building and training, including preparation of materials and facilitation and roll out of a training plan
Proven experience of financial management and use of financial tracking tools.
Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication and ease in managing a multi-ethnic team
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
Self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of guidance and supervision.
Experience working in security-sensitive environments and enforcement of team security protocols is an asset.
Experience with Protection, CCCM, Shelter and Settlements, Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding and/or Economic Recovery programming is an asset.
Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
Support team, communities, government officials, Juba support teams
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. This position will be placed at Employment Band – E2 (Management).
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
Professionalism, impact & expertise
Humanitarian approach & the work we do
Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
Culture, values & strong leadership
Fair compensation & continuous development
Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.
Promoting high standards
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
How to apply
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV.
Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years.
One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.
Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form.
For more information and job application details, see; DRC International NGO Area Manager Jobs in South Sudan
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