Solidarities International Field Coordinator (H/F) Jobs in South Sudan

Solidarities International Field Coordinator (H/F) Jobs in South Sudan


About the job:

  • The Field Coordinator is reporting directly to the Country Director and under functional supervision of the Program Coordinator.

  • The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Country Director for the region of the country in which Solidarités International intervenes.

    As such:

  • He/she proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated.

  • He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures.

  • He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management.

  • He/she coordinates the teams in place ensuring the implementation of the projects and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone.

  • He/she is the Solidarities International representative on the field.

  • FieldCo in Aburoc will focus on devellopping a FSL strategy and position SI as FSL actor in Upper Nile.

  • He/she will have to improve the external representation and assess the situation in Upper Nile in order to increase advocacy and fundraising.

    Main priorities within the first 3 months of the mission:

  • Development strong collaboration with other NGOs (specifically protection) to open the possibility of joint programming.

  • Establish SI as an FSL actor.

  • Improve the advocacy about the situation in Aburoch and Melut camps.

    The main challenges:

    Related to the context:

  • Volatile context and complex security situation can change very quickly.

  • Volatile political situation impacting the return of IDPs.

  • New governor appointed for the Upper-Nile state, with low visibility on the community acceptance.

  • County with rumors.

  • Presence of opposition army at the border with Sudan.

  • Access really challenging during 4 months of rainy season.

    More in general:

  • Developing collaboration and networking with local authorities and NGOs working in the area.

  • Challenging funding situation.

  • Evolving nature of needs and interruption of the planned activities

    Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in International Relations, International Development, Humanitarian Studies, Logistics, Business, Management, or other related sectors.

    Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of international experience in a humanitarian or development NGO in support sector;

  • Proven experience in security management in an overwhelming scenario.

  • Previous experience as Field Coordinator is compulsory (no first mission/position).

  • Proven experience as an efficient and effective manager (experience with expatriate management).

  • Previous experience with Solidarities International is highly appreciated.


  • Exceptional organizational, coordination skills and networking;

  • Experience and reliability in handling budgets and logistics procedures;

  • Experience in project cycle management as well as in budget, HR and logistics management (to understand how is running a base).

  • Previous experience in South Sudan is an asset.

    Technical skills and
    knowledge


  • Exceptional organizational and coordination skills;

  • Strong negotiation skills are essentials with experience in conflict resolution desirable;

  • Good representation skills: ability to liaise with local authorities, NGOs, other agencies and donors.

  • Good understanding of humanitarian challenges including the link between refugees and Host Communities.

  • Knowledge of Solidarities International rules, tools and procedures would be an asset
    Budget management.

  • Security management in overwhelming scenario
    Tranferable skill.

  • Ability to multitask and deal with stressful situations.

  • Strong diplomatic and smooth leadership skills is essential;

  • Decision maker.

  • Good team player: ability to create and develop a good working environment and team cohesion.

  • Organization, focus on objectives and ability to meet deadlines.

    Specific skills and experience:

  • Besides usual Field Coordinator competences, this position makes necessary to have a large degree of autonomy, a good strategic positioning and an extensive experience in access and security management.

  • Language: English is required, French and/or Arabic is an asset

    SI will offer you

    A salaried post:

  • According to experience, starting from 2600 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.

  • SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

  • Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarities). To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of one additional rest day per month worked, i.e. 12 days in addition for a one-year contract.

    Social and medical cover:

  • Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks.

  • Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs refunded.

    Living conditions:

  • Basic living conditions in a very remote context.

  • Electricity supply for most of the day but not 24 hours.

  • Phone network not available
    Local foods available, juba supply dependent for quality food.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Solidarities International Field Coordinator (H/F) Jobs in South Sudan


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