Solidarites International Head of Emergency Mission Jobs in South Sudan

Solidarites International Head of Emergency Mission Jobs in South Sudan

Solidarites International (Si) is an association of international humanitarian aid that, for more than 35 years, has been helping people affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting vital needs, drinking, eating and sheltering.

Particularly committed to the fight against diseases related to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI implements through its interventions expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and promotion hygiene, but also in the essential, of food security and livelihood.

Present in about 20 countries, SI teams - 2000 people in total composed of expatriates, national staff, permanent at headquarters,

Position Description

  • The ERT head of mission ensures the official representation of Solidarités International in a country or in the zone where he is sent, according to the division decided by Solidarités International.
  • He is, in the field, responsible for exploratory missions and openings in new contexts and ensures the implementation of security rules, operational strategy, procedures and is the representative of SI in the country.
  • In the event of deployment on an existing mission, the emergency mission leader is responsible for the proper functioning of the mission or base he supervises.
  • It may cover the responsibilities of Head of Mission positions in the capital but may be required to hold Field Coordinator positions on a base.
  • It proposes, based on the geopolitical and humanitarian context, the mission / base strategy and ensures its implementation once validated.
  • It controls and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International Charter and in compliance with internal and contractual procedures.
  • It mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for the good conduct of the programs and supervises their management.
  • He coordinates the teams in place and is the guarantor of their security on the mission / base.
  • As Head of Mission, he is the direct and privileged interlocutor of the headquarters of Solidarités International.

    List of the main functions:
  • At the size of a country (or sometimes a region), the Head of Emergency Mission (ERT) must be able to:
  • Initiate, develop, coordinate and guide the intervention strategy in a given context (which implies particularly monitoring and analysis of the humanitarian, political, cultural, social and economic context)
  • Initiate, Follow and guide projects while ensuring their relevance and quality.
  • Manage the resources of the mission by defining and mobilizing the necessary financial, logistical and technical resources and ensuring their proper use;
  • Put in place on the basis of a detailed analysis of the security situation, the security rules and procedures of an exploratory mission, an opening or an existing mission.
  • Ensure the donor relationship for ongoing projects and potential other projects and co-financing research; This dimension is essential during the opening / exploration phases.
  • Formally represent SI in the country (or zone) with aid workers, administrative, political and local authorities, civil society and the media

  • A higher education is desired, general or technical, but for such a position, the field experience is decisive.

  • At least 5 years experience in humanitarian work, with at least a first proven experience as Head of Mission or similar position requiring human resource management and team work for at least 2 years;
  • Mastery of emergency contexts essential.
  • Mastery of the humanitarian coordination structure
  • Experience required in management / program monitoring;
  • Contract management experience and knowledge of the following donors: ECHO, DfID, CHF, CDC, OFDA;
  • At least one year of experience in security management in a context of conflict or at least a context with significant security issues;

    Skills and technical knowledge:
  • Good knowledge of donor rules and procedures;
  • Good mastery of the project management cycle, from design to monitoring;
  • Good writing skills (French and English required);
  • Good theoretical knowledge in security
  • Ability to anticipate, analyze and make decisions;
  • Strong adaptability
  • Knowledge of specific themes and tools Solidarités International appreciated;
  • Mastery of humanitarian principles;

    Know-how :
  • Leadership;
  • Respect for security rules
  • Diplomacy, self-control and a sense of communication;
  • Ability to handle contradictions / conflicts;
  • Availability, flexibility, autonomy;
  • Great sense of organization;
  • Big work capacity and resistance to stress;

  • French and English required;

    If You Will Offer the Following Terms
  • Position based at headquarters in Clichy (Metro Mairie de Clichy) 30% / excluding deployment.
  • Permanent contract, executive status.
  • Gross monthly salary from 3000 € gross / month euros per month, excluding valuation of the experience (100 € / year of equivalent experience in and 50 € per year of intermediate experience), Per Diem in deployment according to the country of assignment.
  • Recovery day for the weekend spent on the field.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 28th January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Solidarites International Head of Emergency Mission Jobs in South Sudan
  • Applications containing only CVs will not be considered.
  • Solidarités International reserves the right to close a recruitment before the expiry date of the announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

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