UN Non Food Items Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Manage ERT Non Food Items (NFI) and emergency shelter assessments, distributions and related processes; while contributing to the overall quality of Medair NFI and emergency shelter programming in South Sudan.

Project Overview

  • The Emergency Response Team is primarily based in Juba and travels to field locations responding to outbreaks, emergencies, and population displacements across all of South Sudan.
  • The team covers emergency responses in four main sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); health; nutrition; and NFI/emergency shelter.

    Workplace & Conditions

  • Field based position. Locations vary across South Sudan depending on the emergency, and at times may include Juba. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

    Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

  • As soon as possible. Full time, 24 months

    Key Activity Areas


  • Identify the NFI needs for affected populations through assessments.
  • Lead and facilitate appropriate verification and registration processes for affected populations.
  • Lead and facilitate appropriate distributions to meet identified NFI and emergency shelter needs for affected populations.
  • Coordinate with NFI partners in field locations.
  • Input into the development and updating of Medair and cluster standards for assessment, verification and distribution.
  • Advise on the suitability of NFI and emergency shelter items used.

    External Representation

  • Attend meetings when requested at Juba and field levels.
  • Cover Central Equatoria State Focal Points when requested (covering state-wide stock reporting, coordination, etc.).
  • Represent Medair to local authorities and partner agencies while on ground in field sites.

    Staff Management

  • Line manage 1-3 NFI officers.
  • Responsible to act as team leader on a site when requested – with authority over other Medair staff in the field sites.
  • Act as team leader for inter-agency teams on site when requested.
  • Assist in the hiring and supervision of casual labour assisting in NFI activities or logistical support.

    Quality Management

  • Ensure assessments, verification, registration and distribution processes are done in line with cluster standards.
  • Ensure that all reporting and administration is done on time and according to the relevant guidelines and is reported accurately.
  • Ensure that NFI and emergency shelter is reaching emergency affected populations and not being distributed indiscriminately.

    Logistics and security

  • Responsible for logistics
    arrangements (staff/cargo movements) related to specific field sites.
  • Share security information with your team and the ERT NFI project manager and/or the team leader.

    Finance management

  • Assist with information for developing the annual budget for the ERT NFI project.
  • Management of daily expenses used for the project, including entering expenses into field expense reports following completion of field assignments.

    Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.
  • This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


  • Undergraduate degree and experience preferably in relevant field.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

    Experience / Competencies

  • Experience working with staff from different cultures.
  • Working skills with Word, Excel, and use of email. Good communicator.
  • Ability to speak in front large groups confidently and interact with local leaders, diverse teams.
  • Self-motivated, desires to serve the community.
  • Able to thrive in isolated settings with sometimes limited social interaction.
  • Flexible and willing to work in often difficult and undeveloped environments, including camping, travel.
  • Willingness to remain in field for up to 8-12 weeks at a time.

    Application Process

    Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  • Medair organisational values.
  • Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
  • Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
  • Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

    How to apply

  • apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs) Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.By 1st October, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Non Food Items Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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