UN Programme Manager Jobs in South Sudan

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries through-out the world, including South Sudan.

DRC/DDG fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

Under its mandate, the organization focuses on emergency humanitarian response, rehabilitation, post-conflict recovery and humanitarian mine-action.

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in conjunction with Danish Demining Group (DDG) has been operating in South Sudan since 2005 initially concentrating on providing safe and supportive conditions for refugees returning from neighboring countries after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed.

In 2012 - 2013, DRC opened its operations in Upper Nile and Unity States to respond to the large influx of refugees coming from Blue Nile State and South Kordofan (Sudan).

In addition to the refugee response and since 2014, DRC has been then actively engaged in responding to the humanitarian needs of IDPs affected by the internal conflict through the provision of integrated approaches.

With a total of 450 national staff, 50 expatriate staff and an annual budget of USD 20 million, we are currently implementing multi-sectorial interventions through the provision of humanitarian services focused on CCCM, Protection, SGBV, FSL, Shelter and Infrastructure to both internally displaced persons and refugees across 5 field sites (Ajuong Thok, Bentiu, Maban, Malakal and Aburoc).

Purpose of the post

  • Overall responsibility for managing the programmes in the area, including CCCM and Protection activities in and around Aburoc-Kodok, an informal site of currently approx. 11,000 IDPs.
  • community affairs; ensures sound information management incorporating service and population monitoring and feedback systems; facilitates effective communication with IDP and host population, ensures effective community-led site planning to minimize risk to public health and maximize access to services, and oversees operation, care and maintenance of relevant services.
  • S/he liaises closely with Sector Managers within DRC and develops and sustains strong partnerships with all stakeholders operating in the settlement(s). S/he is supervised by the Area Manager Malakal and technically supported by the CCCM Technical Coordinator based in Juba. S/he supervises a team of DRC camp management staff – contracted national staff and large teams of casuals and/or incentive workers


    ​Supervision of CCCM activities

  • Promote beneficiary participation of IDP communities
  • Support and further develop the established IDPcommittees whose members are representative of the population, ensuring that representation takes into account Persons with Special Needs – Elderly, Youth, Living with Disabilities, etc.
  • Dependent on (evolving) context: Facilitate establishment of out-of-camp committees whose members are representative of the population, with a specific technical or cross-cutting sector focus and cutting across agencies: Protection, Shelter, WASH, etc. and ensuring that representation takes into account Persons with Special Needs – Elderly, Youth, Living with Disabilities, etc
  • Facilitate and coordinate formal meetings and dialogue sessions with community representatives
  • Develop the capacity of leaders, committee members and interest groups through training, Focus Group Discussions and dialogue sessions.
  • Ensuring that beneficiary feedback procedures and complaints mechanisms are in place, through service, and forums are developed for the IDP and hostpopulation to contribute and be listened to.
  • In link with the protection team, facilitate a community action planning process to enhance ownership of solutions
  • Apply a participatory approach to identify, analyze and prioritize site needs in order to avoid service duplication and gaps in assistance and protection
  • ​Promotion and facilitation of humanitarian services**
  • Chair weekly site management meetings for humanitarian actors and community leadership
  • Ensure appropriate site design and planning, in link with local administration and
    community representatives, to ensure access to services and a site design that is not harmful to public health (including cash for work initiatives such as drainage digging and provision of access roads/boats)
  • Facilitate peace and reconciliation initiatives among community leaders
  • Coordinate distributions in the site as may be required
  • Facilitate community led awareness campaigns and social, cultural and recreational events.
  • Establish, strengthen, coach and mentor effective, transparent and representative site governance systems including coordination of service provision and other defined site activities
  • Monitor the population flow in and out of the site, according to IOM DTM guidelines for flow monitoring and Implement a system of simple addressing or registration in order to keep track of population and assistance
  • Ensure gaps in assistance to beneficiaries are filled and avoid duplication of activities by conducting regular and systematic monitoring of service delivery in the location, drawing the attention of stakeholders and partners to overarching needs
  • Work with the CCCM cluster lead to advocate for adherence to agreed upon minimum standards of services among stakeholders and partners
  • Identify and formalize roles and responsibilities between agencies providing services in the site as a crucial function to addressing gaps and helping to avoidmisunderstandings
  • Gather information about presence and needs of IDP population outside the IDP site, around Fashoda county (as security and access permits and in link with other agencies) and advocate for support to these populations as required
    Reporting to and coordinating with the CCCM Cluster State Focal Point and to Juba
    ​Management of information and facilitation of communication**
  • Receive, conduct and/or facilitate baseline information on the characteristics of the population to inform, additional assistance programmes and the effective coordination of distributions
  • Liaise with Protection Department to identify people with special needs (child headed families, unaccompanied orphans and minors, the elderly, people living with disabilities, etc.) in order to facilitate their timely and convenient access to services
  • Operate information dissemination boards and other channels of communicating information between agencies and the residents in the area.
    ​Supervision of Protection activities**


  • Conduct protection assessments and protection analysis to identify protection concerns and respond to the protection risks identified accordingly.
  • Act as Field Focal Point for the Protection Cluster, and actively coordinate with protection partners in Fashoda, as well as with the State-level protection cluster and the national protection cluster.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication and ease in managing a multi-ethnic team;
  • Good team leadership and conflict resolution skills, consensus team building, and adaptability;
  • Patience and understanding to work with and develop capacity of national staff.
  • Experience delivering programs to tight deadlines;
  • Good computer and IT skills and strong communication and writing skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English language;
  • Ability and willingness to work in very remote and isolated location with limited resources and possible security risks;

    Desirable qualifications**

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Prior experience in South Sudan or similar context an added advantage
  • 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 leading a base or significant operations in a remote area


  • A master degree in political/social sciences, management, development studies, international development or equivalent degree qualifications

    How to apply

  • All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered.By 21st August, 2018

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

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