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21 Mar 2021

FIELD COORDINATOR (H/F) – UPPER NILE

Job Description

ABOUT THE MISSION

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL operates in South Sudan since 2006.

SI works at the response to urgent needs in water supply, hygiene and sanitation, food security and shelter as well as the prevention and response to outbreaks.

Its long lasting presence has contributed to build a wealth of experience in WASH and FSL assessments, implementation and accountability to beneficiaries.

In December 2013, Massive displacements have exacerbated humanitarian needs that were already high.

After years of crisis, inhabitants of Fashoda county have lost most of their sources of income, putting them in a precarious and vulnerable situation. The poor nutritional and food security situation has contributed to increased mortality rates, in large part due to the limited levels of WASH services and exposure to high risks of water borne diseases, and the situation is expected to worsen in the coming months. However, despite urgent humanitarian needs, there is very limited humanitarian assistance being provided in the area.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL became a key WASH actor for IDPs in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) IDP Camp of Malakal and implemented construction and maintenance of sanitation facilities, waste management and hygiene promotion activities.

SI has also implemented food security activities in South Sudan; piloting large-scale unconditional cash transfers amongst IDPs and host communities in Upper Nile State, as well as seeds distribution in Malakal.

In response to the displacement from Wau Shilluk, SI started a program in Aburoc in 2017 where it was one of the very first actors on the ground to implement WaSH activities, and Solidarités International is the WaSH focal point for the cluster on the site.

General objective:

WASH program in Aburoch IDP camp and Detwok payam. Potential for new expanded WASH and FSL programs in 2021 in new parts of Fashoda county as well as Manyo county.

SI program objective consists in providing emergency WASH services to the flood-affected and displaced population in Fashoda andManyo counties (IDPs, returnees and host communities) as well as strengthening their food security.

Type of activities:

  • Activity 1: Distribution of WASH kits
  • Activity 2: Running of 6 SWAT systems in Aburoch IDP camp
  • Activity 3: Installation of water purification points
  • Activity 4: Hygiene Promotion
  • Activity 5: Construction/rehabilitation of latrines in Aburoch camp
  • Activity 6: Waste management in Detwok and Aburoc payams
  • Tentative activities added in proposal:
  • Activity 1: Pilot distribution of Canoe and bicycle in Detwok payam
  • Activity 2: Distribution of agricultural inputs (seeds and fishing kits) in Fashoda and Manyo counties
  • Activity 3: Pilot of latrines desludging in Aburoc camp
  • Activity 4: Provision of safe water in Melut camp
  • Activity 5: Distribution of WaSH NFI in Aburoc camp and Canal/Khorfulus payam
  • Activity 6: FSL training and FSL kits distribution for GBV and CP victims in Aburoc camp and Canal/Khorfulus payam

Mission: size, bases, budget, number of expatriates and national staffs.

  • Smaller size
  • 1 base with 1 sub-base
  • 300,000 USD for 6 months
  • 2 expatriates
  • 10 national staff

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 Solidarités International representative on the field.
  • FieldCo in Aburoc will focus on developping 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

YOUR PROFILE

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 Solidarités 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 Solidarités International rules, tools and procedures would be an asset
  • Budget management
  • Security management in overwhelming scenario

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • 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 Solidarités). 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

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link: https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?i…. CV only applications won’t be considered.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

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