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8 Oct 2020

Programme Development Specialist

Job Description

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations,we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org.


On 22 February, the Transitional Government of National Unity was established in South Sudan, marking the start of a 36-month transitional period ahead of elections, in accordance with the terms of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed on 12 September 2018. Riek Machar was sworn in as First Vice President, followed by four other vice-presidents. Until now, the parties continued to disagree on the allocation of the ten state governorships. The selective and incomplete implementation of the security compromises made under the revitalized peace agreement threatens the peace, security and stability of South Sudan. In particular, the deadlines for completing transitional security arrangements, including the cantonment of forces and the “formation, training and redeployment of the necessary unified forces” have not been met. However, with other militia leaders such as Thomas Cirillo excluded from the peace deal, and several instances of armed groups breaking the permanent ceasefire agreement, low-level endemic conflict is likely to continue.

While the Formation of Transitional Government of National Unity has registered a decline in politically motivated fighting, inter–communal violence has increased in 2020 to become the main source of violence in the country. During the first quarter of 2020, it resulted in 658 people killed, 452 injured, 592 abducted and 65 subjected to sexual violence.

The number of reported cases of COVID-19 in South Sudan continues to rise steadily; as of 27th September, 2,686 cases had been reported in the country. If not contained, the virus could have a devastating impact on the country, given the tens of thousands of people living in overcrowded camps for internally displaced persons and South Sudan’s fragile and under-resourced health care system.

Despite reduced fighting during that period, the humanitarian case load remains high. Across South Sudan, about two thirds of the country’s population remain in need of humanitarian assistance or protection in 2020. This illustrates the multi-faceted nature of the causes of the protracted humanitarian needs in the country. The underlying factors include years of conflict, displacement and lack of investment in basic services, lost food production, destroyed livelihoods, sexual violence and children losing their education.


HI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, implementing humanitarian and development actions aimed at promoting the rights, safety and quality of life of vulnerable populations, particularly persons with disabilities, mental health problems and functional limitations across the country. HIs current portfolio adopts an integrated and multi-sectoral approach which includes interventions centred on MHPSS, Protection, Functional Rehabilitation and livelihoods with disability inclusion a cross-cutting theme across all programmes. In 2020, HI will continue to implement interventions in these areas, whilst transitioning to post-emergency and recovery programming.

At present the total mission portfolio is approximatively 3,641,670 million euros per year. The main donors of the mission are DFID, UNHCR, SSHF, Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CDC. The mission currently employs 12 international and 106 national staff, working from the coordination office in Juba, field offices in Yei, Torit, Yambio and a mobile response team covering multiple locations across the country. HI is intending to expand to former Unity State to address the humanitarian needs of the population in the coming year


Reporting to the Programme Director, and in collaboration with Technical Unit, Project and Operations Managers, as Business Developer you manage a team of 120 people. Your main objectives will be :

1. Strategic development

· Monitor donors’ strategies and priorities

· Engage with identified donors to understand their perception of current HI programming and identify areas of interests for targeted fundraising efforts;

· Monitor research and development initiatives of other organizations,

· Contribute to StratOp development and follow-up

  1. Representation and Donor Relations

· Develop excellent and active working relationship with strategic donors and partners in-country ;

· Promote HI’s technical positioning, approaches, know-how and expertise in relevant networks in order to develop consortium agreements;

· Support the Programme Director, Technical Unit, Project and Operations Managers in the management of donor visits and in donor relations

3. Proposal Development and Grant Management

· In collaboration with Technical unit, Operations and Support Services managers, lead the development of high quality proposals and concept notes in compliance with donor regulations,

· For consortiums, manage coordination, communication and inputs from subs during project development;

· Coordinate Proposal Development and Donor Reporting, liaising with different departments, scheduling tasks, and providing guidance to relevant staff members to ensure timely and high quality inputs.

4. Donor Compliance and Promotion of Humanitarian Best Practices

· Provide technical guidance on HI and donor regulations to ensure compliance within operations, program implementation, and reporting.

· Keep senior management informed of any projected inabilities to meet contractual obligations. Also, be able to proactively mitigate risks.


· You hold a Master degree in humanitarian and development studies

· You have at least 4 years of experience in humanitarian project development and donor relationship (including experience in consortium development)

· You are able to manage and work collaboratively with different teams, on-site and remotely

· You speak and write English fluently.

· You have a High level of autonomy and initiative; demonstrate Strong organizational skills as well as Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills;

· You are audacious, diplomat and capable of self-criticism.


South Sudan environment is characterized by:

(1) A capital, Juba, with major presence of INGOs and UN, basic but acceptable leaving conditions (generator, water tanks, basic roads…) and high cost level.

(2) Rural areas with very badly shaped roads, few infrastructure and NGO leaving in compounds. The different sites of intervention are accessible by plane through MAF and WFP-run services. The security conditions are instable with a level 3 and areas under massive conflict.

(3) The rainy season in South Sudan goes from May/June to September/October. During this period, movements are mostly limited since the roads are impracticable.

(4) A special system of R&R is in place with time for rest out of the country every 8 weeks around.


· Starting date : November 1st , 2020

· Length of the contract: 12 months

· Salary from 2757 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate

· Perdiem : 655,22 € net/month

· Hardship allowance : 500 € net/month

· Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

· Paid holiday : 25 days per year

· R&R : Level 2 : 5 days every 3 months

· Status : position open to unaccompanied

· Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI

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