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 an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
For further information about the association: http://www.handicap-international.fr/
Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:
â˘ A Humanitarian Action Division (HAD)
â˘ A Development Action Division (DAD)
HI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, implementing emergency and development actions aimed at improving the protection, quality of life, and the promotion of the rights of people with disabilities (PWDs) and other vulnerable individuals and communities. From 2006 to 2013, HI implemented a range of projects, shifting progressively from an emergency action/ repatriation to a resilience approach up to 2013.
On July 9, 2011, South Sudan became an independent state after suffering from 50 years of war that left two million dead. South Sudan has some of the worst health indicators in the world, such as a lack of access to basic services, the existence of landmines and unexploded ordinance, and high food insecurity.
In December 2013, conflict broke out in South Sudan. Handicap International (HI) was not only forced to briefly suspend its activities and evacuate some staff members, but the organizationâs office in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, was destroyed. In mid-July this year, fighting broke out in the capital Juba, which killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands to neighboring countries of Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
More than ever, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan is worsening, as access to operational sites becomes more restricted. The security situation is hampering humanitarian workers from working effectively and efficiently in the different areas of the country.
As of September 2016, the HI Programme includes:
– An emergency component with 2 projects (Protection/Urban IDP in Juba and an emergency Flying Team project)
– A long-term component with a victim assistance project (focus on rehabilitation), an inclusion/DPOs project and a psychosocial project focusing on people suffering from mental health problems.
Under the line management of the Program Director, technical support from HQ, and with close functional links with the Operational Coordinator for long-term projects, you will be responsible for:
– Humanitarian surveillance and analysis
– Strategic development of the emergency component of HIâs action
– Operational monitoring and coordination of emergency projects
– Team management and security follow up
You will have under your responsibilities a team of 24 persons (10 expatriates and 14 national employees), and you will manage directly 3 of them: the Emergency Response/Flying team Project Manager, the protection Project Manager and 1 data base officer.
– Generalist bachelorâs or masterâs degree (Political Science, IFAID, etc.) or a degree in project management
– 3 or 4 years of experience in emergency contexts and/or in development projects, ideally in both of them
– Previous experience in an emergency mission, including at least one experience in a conflict-related context
– 1 or 2 years of professional experience in coordinating humanitarian projects or as a field coordinator
– Strong management skills
– Ability to take decision in a short time
– Ability to explore new strategic vision
– Knowledge about emergency funding donors
– Capacity to work under pressure in humanitarian crisis situations and insecure environments
Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written) including the ability to write reports
Previous experience in South Sudan/ East African contexts and/or in rehabilitation projects and IDP/refugees projects would be an added value
English : Fluent
Position is based in Juba, the capital. Many INGOs and UN agencies are presents in the city; the leaving conditions are basic but acceptable (generator, water tanks, basic roads). 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.
A special system of R&R is in place with time for rest out of the country every 6 weeks.
Employee: from 2757 âŹgross salary/month regarding the position and the experience of the candidate + perdiem + hardship allowance+ medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation insurance.