South Sudan: AREA OPERATIONS MANAGER – JONGLEI, UPPER NILE & LAKES

Organization: Save the Children
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 11 Oct 2016

AREA OPERATIONS MANAGER – JONGLEI, UPPER NILE & LAKES

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Area Operations Manager in his/her capacity is responsible for implementation of all programming in Jonglei State, including the management of all field offices and sub offices, emergency preparedness and response, and logistics. S/he will be responsible for leading the implementation and state coordination of Save the Children's dual mandate in the State. This will include managing both the humanitarian response as well development programming in the host communities covering all counties. The holder will have overall responsibility for Save the Children's developmental and humanitarian operational platform. The AM, will play a key role in the implementation of activities and the possible restructuring of teams in Field offices to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of our interventions with the budget available; will be expected to strengthen and support all areas of Save the Children International (SCI) operations quality programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, team management. S/he will ensure that teams implement high quality programs at scale that impact positively on the lives of children and vulnerable refugees and that meet with Save the Children International's Humanitarian Framework, Standard Operating Standards, SPHERE standards and our commitments to donors, and the Government of South Sudan.

Contract Duration: 12 Months, Fixed Term

Location: Bor, South Sudan with frequent to Akobo, Waat, Maban and Rumbek (at least 20% time in each location)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Recommended 5 years' experience in a highly operational NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs and 2 years' team management experience.
  • Master's degree in development or other social sciences
  • Robust experience of NGO program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure
  • A very good understanding of at least 2 of the sectoral programs and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors
  • Solid project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to children
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Ability to deputize the Operations Manager.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'MKogi.22994.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

South Sudan: Project Manager Food Security – South Sudan

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Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 03 Oct 2016

Project Manager Food Security – South Sudan
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been operational in South Sudan since 2004 providing assistance to IDPs, returnees, refugees and host communities in areas affected by displacement. NRC currently operates an integrated programme focused on six sectors (core competencies): Education, Shelter, Food Security, WASH, Camp Coordination/Camp Management (CCCM) and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
The security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan has deteriorated sharply since mid-December 2013 when violence erupted in the capital Juba and quickly spread to large parts of the country. Large-scale displacement and massive humanitarian needs persists.
NRC programmes are designed to provide protection and durable solutions for IDPs, refugees and returnees. In South Sudan NRC focuses both on emergency humanitarian responses and early recovery work.
The Project Manager is responsible for the management of a Food Security Core Competency (CC) projects within South Sudan – currently with a main focus on the Bahr el Gazhal region.
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose

Job description

  • Generic responsibilities
  • Develop, coordinate and manage Food Security projects in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • Manage, train and develop the Food Security team
  • Ensure high technical quality and transparent processes
  • Adherence to Food Security tools and handbooks and other NRC policies
  • Represent Food Security CC in internal and external forums
  • Responsible for project documentation
  • Develop, manage and monitor the budgets according to Financial Handbook and donor requirements.
  • Transparent and cost efficient procurement of goods
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Implement project specific protection priorities
  • Specific responsibilities
  • Capacity building of national staff, including coaching and mentoring of internal candidates for management positions, in accordance with the country operation’s policy guidance on national staff development
  • Ensure the preparation and writing of food security proposals and donor reports (log frame, narrative, and budget) together with the Food Security team and in collaboration with other core competencies and the support team.
  • Management of relationships and coordination with local implementing partners, relevant government departments and other international organizations in the implementation of food security projects
  • Provision of strategic direction and analysis of desired food security interventions responding to the food security needs (in areas of operation and/or areas of expansion)
  • Liaise and maintain excellent working relationships with the Food Security Cluster members, representing NRC at meetings and relevant forums, particularly participate in the Clusters in the area of work.
  • Actively identify methods to make any food security project more sustainable and to enhance and pilot innovations and design approaches in collaboration with the Food Security Specialist.
  • Actively participate in design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and final evaluations and ensure follow-up of recommendations to improve quality of the project programming
  • Continuously monitor and analyze potential food security needs and lead the team in conducting gap analysis and assessments of hard to reach areas with a view to implement food response.
  • Responsible for ensuring that teams actively carry out and participate in both multi sector and sector assessments and produce assessment reports with clear recommendations on the way forward
  • Lead on practical implementation of community based programming with strong community participation and involvement, with a focus on accountability to affected populations.
  • Contribute to Advocacy in the CO with relevant documents and information
  • Liaise closely with the Food Security Specialist on technical issues and contribute to the food security strategy process and fundraising efforts
  • Contribute to the development of synergies among the different NRC core competencies

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Food Security expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments

We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
  • Duty station: Base in Alek /Aweil with frequest travels to the fields
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

How to apply:

Please apply through online by visiting www.nrc.no, vacancies