South Sudan: Programme Manager, Juba South Sudan

Organization: DanChurchAid
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 22 Nov 2016

DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a strategic and operationally experienced programme manager to lead our humanitarian and development programs in South Sudan. The position is based in DCA’s South Sudan Office and the duty station is Juba with occasional travels to the field. The position oversees an innovative multi-sectoral relief and development programme implemented through local partners. It provides opportunities to develop new ways of providing immediate relief assistance, support community resilience, and build local capacity.

With the support of five programme staff, the programme manager oversees an expected annual portfolio of five million USD implemented through 15 national partners. DCA is working with local partners to assist the poorest of the poor with a focus on market-based interventions, FSL, risk reduction, protection and peacebuilding.

Key responsibilities

  • The PM has particular responsibility to continued development of a high quality humanitarian response that positions DCA as an important humanitarian actor punching above its weight in South Sudan and globally.
  • Ensure timely delivery of quality projects, and manage the overall relationship to partners.
  • Facilitate capacity building of the local actors to implement timely and effective humanitarian and resilience building activities.
  • Design and maintain high quality M&E systems.
  • Manage the team of 5-6 staff.
  • Represent DCA’s programs with relevant donors and coordination forums, incl. relevant clusters.
  • Mobilize resources through high-quality proposals and diversify the donor base.
  • Participate actively in the senior management team at the country office.
  • Take overall responsibility for the strategic development of the country programme and ensure learnings and synergies between DCA programs in country and globally.
    Your profile
    You have a relevant university degree and are an outgoing, results-oriented and proactive person with at least 6 years relevant work experience, incl. programme management and work in complex humanitarian situations in Africa. Experience with cash transfer programming is a definite advantage. Knowledge of South Sudan is also an added advantage. You are interested in managing effective and locally led approaches, under challenging humanitarian conditions. You are confident in the role as manager, innovative, a good motivator and you work with a hands-on approach. You are a proven facilitator with excellent communication, coordination, and problem solving skills. You are flexible and able to adapt to a multi-cultural environment. You have extensive knowledge of working with grant management and donor relations.

DCA offers
A one-year contract with the possibility of extension starting February 2017, with one week of initial training in Copenhagen. Competitive salary and benefits. Comprehensive insurance, 6 weeks annual leave, regular R&R, paid roundtrips. Accommodation in Juba will be provided.

Submit your application
via our e-recruiting system no later than 22 November 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The interviews with the shortlisted candidates are scheduled between 29-30 November 2016. Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete a 1-hour test prior to the interview. Initial interviews may take place by Skype.

For further information please contact Mrs. Nina Pedersen, Country Director South Sudan email nipe@dca.dk or Mr. Thomas Skov Hansen, Senior Humanitarian Advisor: tsh@dca.dk

About Us
DCA South Sudan has a turnover of about 12 Mill USD, incl. a humanitarian Mine Action team. The mine action team is self-implementing, while the rest of the DCA activities are implemented through partners. DCA was established in 1922 and is today one of the major Danish humanitarian nongovernmental organizations working to assist the poorest of the poor. DCA is member of the ACT Alliance. For more on DCA, please be referred to www.danchurchaid.org

DCA promotes equal opportunity in terms of gender, race/ethnicity and belief and encourages all qualified and interested candidates to apply.

How to apply:

https://dca.emply.net/recruitment/vacancyAd.aspx?publishingId=1b2f6c55-6cb3-48ce-8f48-cbaf658234c1