South Sudan: South Sudan – Food Security & Livelihood Strategy Developer – Juba

Organization: Solidarités International
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Country: South Sudan
Location: Based in Juba with field assessments
Starting date: February 2017
Duration: 4 months (renewed potentially as a food security coordinator position if funding is secured)

Overall objectives of the mission:

  • Represent SI in all FSL related for a
  • Gather a maximum of data on food security in order to define major priorities
  • Lead a stakeholder analysis to target the relevant areas where the coverage is insufficient
  • Based on evaluated needs, cover gaps, our technical capacities, and humanitarian access matters , pick one or two intervention areas
  • In the targeted areas lead a precise diagnosis, prepare a diagnosis report, and develop a relevant country strategy
  • Write the relevant proposals and create a space to discuss our proposal with targeted donors

Context of the mission:

In October 2006, SI conducted an assessment in Malakal and its surroundings, where the population had doubled since 2004. Humanitarian priorities were to help the returnees getting back to both rural and urban areas, to improve access to basic services (water, sanitation, food, education, etc.) for the most vulnerable populations and to avoid further degradation of the situation in an area already subject to chronicle food crisis and poverty. SI strategy in the Upper Nile State was to respond to the WaSH needs of both urban population in Malakal and rural communities across the State.

Following an assessment conducted in November 2008, SI chose to intervene in Juba as well. The food needs of slum population were huge considering the high prices in the city (importing everything from Kenya). SI’s first action in 2009-2010 aimed at responding to the population’s food and sanitation needs.

From 2007 onwards, SI conducted several interventions in WaSH in Upper Nile State and Jonglei. They were triggered by various causes: Kalaazar or cholera epidemic, internal population displacements, influxes of refugees, etc.

In 2011 SI launched its Emergency Preparedness & Response (EPR) team, aiming at leading multi sectorial assessments and delivering WaSH emergency services in absence of other actors in the area, funded by ECHO. Over the last contract in 2014/2015, SI conducted 7 emergency responses through this mechanism.

From March 2010, SI started to work in WaSH in Unity State (Mayom, Abiemnom, and Rubkona Counties). SI activities were coordinated from an office in Bentiu (State capital). Following the attack of Mankien town on April 21st 2011 and the looting of SI compound, SI did not maintain its operational office. SI also worked in three refugee camps in Upper Nile State and Unity State, providing WaSH services, from 2012 until June 2014 when the activities in Yusuf Batil were handed over to the NGO Medair.

Following the crisis that erupted in December 2013, SI started to intervene in the UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites of Malakal and Juba, providing WaSH services to IDP’s and in the informal settlement of Wau Shilluk, Upper Nile State, providing assistance to IDP’s.

SI also restarted its FSL activities in South Sudan with the launching of a pilot cash transfer programme in Malakal County. Since then, SI has the strategic willingness to continue to implement FSL activities to answer to the humanitarian needs.

SI is currently implementing three WASH-related projects funded by ECHO, UNICEF and CHF principally in Upper Nile State, and Juba but assessments and actions take place all over the country thanks to the EP&R mechanism

We offer

A salaried post: according to experience from 1600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.
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 are refunded.
Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs)

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:

CONTACT: Mano GAUDIN , Recruitment & Follow Up Officer

How to apply:

Application process

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

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