UN Humanitarian Director Jobs in South Sudan

The Humanitarian Director oversees the community communications and community engagement projects run by Internews in five refugee and Protection of Civilians camps across South Sudan**.

The HD is also** a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) for Internews in South Sudan and**plays a critical coordination role within Internews.

Within the wider humanitarian response to the ongoing South Sudan crisis the HD is expected to lead efforts in community engagement, CwC and AAP activities with partner NGO’s and responding UN Agencies.**

This position reports to the Chief of Party, but closely collaborates with all department heads.

The position is based in Juba, South Sudan with frequent travel and extended stays throughout South Sudan.


  • The post requires the successful candidate to give inspirational vision and direction for the Humanitarian Information Services (HIS) Department.
  • S/He must be backed up administratively with a structured work-plan for all activities, accurate budget management, tight technical oversight and the needs to inspect all work for quality assurance.
  • The HD will also be supervising staff, appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws as well as the occasional need to interview and hire and train new employees.
  • The Humanitarian Director will also need to liaise the work of the HIS department closely with all the other activities of Internews South Sudan.
  • Externally this position will also be expected to work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party and the Senior Director for Humanitarian Programs in London when fundraising, international
    humanitarian coordination, and overall project wide budget management.
  • A key part of the job is to ensure the project is in compliance with all grant and cooperative agreement rules, requirements and regulations, as well as with Internews internal policies and procedures.


  • A university degree in a humanitarian or communication or international development related subject or the equivalent relevant experience
  • A thorough understanding of the UN Cluster system, Peacekeeping Operations, humanitarian agencies, and relief and development work
  • Proven successes in leading, motivating and coordinating multiple project teams, including budget management, reporting/M&E and the monitoring of work plans and training plans
  • Extensive experience in community engagement, with a strong focus on the feedback loop from the communities into the humanitarian system as well as experience in deploying Communication with Communities (CwC) methodologies
  • Experience in designing and writing project and funding proposals
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations and grants administration is highly desirable
  • Experience living and working in Africa and in conflict environments
  • Ability to adjust to shifting political circumstances and adapt programming accordingly
    Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place
  • Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible
  • Ability to travel within and spend extended time in the field, with limited facilities, often under harsh conditions
  • Fluency in English a must, Arabic a bonus
    Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 30th August,2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Humanitarian Director Jobs in South Sudan

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