World Relief Project Specialist, Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF) in Unity State Jobs in South Sudan

World Relief Project Specialist, Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF) in Unity State Jobs in South Sudan


Position Summary:

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  • World Relief is leading a consortium for the implementation of Phase II of the RSRTF project based in Koch County, Unity State, with recent expansion into neighboring counties of Mayendit, Guit, Rubkona and Mayom. Consortium partners include CARE International, Mercy Corps, UNMISS and a to-be-determined national NGO. The Project Specialist position will be housed within World Relief, but will support the entire consortium.

  • The position is responsible for the success of all activities and support operations related to the project in coordination with World Relief’s Country Office (CO) as well as consortium staff. Project activities are related to peacebuilding, rule of law, education and livelihoods development.

  • The Project Specialist will be expected to spend half time in Koch County, with frequent visits to fields sites in neighboring counties, and will be responsible for managing project staff, overseeing the implementation of all project activities, representing project priorities and interests at local and national level, coordinating with all consortium partners, completing narrative and financial reporting and other tasks related to the successful implementation of the project.

  • This position is not open to candidates who live in the U.S. state of Colorado.

    Essential Functions:

  • The objective of the South Sudan Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (South Sudan RSRTF) is to provide strategic financing to integrated programs that together lessen the destructive drivers of conflict and develop more peaceful and, ultimately, self-reliant communities.

  • The Fund will focus on supporting activities to achieve durable intra- and inter-community reconciliation and to foster stable environments in which communities can engage constructively on resilience. Through adaptive, complementary reconciliation, stabilization and resilience efforts the intent is to attain lasting change, supporting communities to realize the long-term, economic and livelihood gains of sustained peace.

  • Through an area-based programming approach, the Fund will bring together UN agencies, NGOs and the Mission to collectively work with communities in pursuing opportunities for transformational change, to move beyond cycles of conflict and violence. The approach will reinforce sustainable and inclusive, community driven programming that builds on existing resources including lessons and reflections on local practices and capacities for peace. Phase I of this pilot project ran successfully from October 2019 to November 2021, with a 24-month Phase II recently
    granted from December 2021 through November 2023.

  • Oversee implementation of all project activities with all consortium partners; ensure field activities are consistent with grant agreement and budgets and are completed on time.

  • Line-manage technical coordinators assigned to the project.

  • Ensure program quality through supervising monitoring and evaluation, including accurate reporting.

  • Conduct monthly meetings with all consortium partners.

  • Liaise with local authorities and line ministries in Koch County to guarantee access and buy-in for project activities.

  • Provide technical expertise on conflict management and peacebuilding, housing, land and property rights, and protection programming in humanitarian contexts.

  • Represent the consortium to other actors and in external forums.

  • Supervise financial management for the project including budget management, funds requests, spending forecasts, cash security, approvals for spending, and proper reporting.

  • Supervise logistics for the project, including procurement, warehousing, asset lists, and flights, in coordination with the CO’s Logistics Department.

  • Conduct quarterly presentations and meetings with the projects Consortium Steering Committee and drive strategy for the project and potential follow-on funds.

  • Build the capacity of subordinate staff through example, mentorship, and training.

  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and ability to manage multiple tasks at once

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Experience in managing grants from public funding (US, UN, EU, etc.)

  • Ability to manage budgets, understand financial accountability procedures, logistics, and commodity tracking.

  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills; interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity and experience.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in a hardship location.

    Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a humanitarian field preferred (Protection, peace building, conflict management and law) or bachelor’s with significant related experience.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in humanitarian response with at least 2 years in management multi-sector consortium projects.

  • Technical experience in managing peacebuilding, conflict resolution or livelihoods projects.

  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills; Arabic language skills a plus.

  • Committed to Mission, Vision, and Values of World Relief, and a heart for serving vulnerable people propelled by a personal Christian faith.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; World Relief Project Specialist, Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF) in Unity State Jobs in South Sudan


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