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 or Mr. Thomas Skov Hansen, Senior Humanitarian Advisor:

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

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

How to apply:

South Sudan: South Sudan – Senior Emergency Coordinator – Juba

Organization: Solidarités International
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 25 Nov 2016

Posted on: 24/10/2016
Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 6 months renewable
Location: Juba based with field visits


Following the deterioration of humanitarian access in South Sudan, SI is setting up a senior emergency department able to impulse and develop a dynamic of reactivity and humanitarian response analysis to life savings needs.

About the mission

General context of South Sudan

On July 9th 2011, South Sudan gained its independence, putting an end to a twenty-year civil war between the Khartoum regime and the separatist rebels in the South. The youngest state in the world boasts significant oil reserves but suffers from a lack of development and especially a lack of infrastructure.

For now three years, South Sudan has been facing a civil war. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), one fifth of the population – about 2 million people – were displaced before the events of July 2016.

In July 2016, heavy fighting erupted between rival forces – the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to President Salva Kiir and the SPLA in Opposition backing the former First Vice-President Riek Machar –in and around the capital city, Juba, on 7th July. Following this, the number of IDPs rose to more 3.2 millions, with an estimated 5.1 in dire need of humanitarian help.

Overview of Solidarités International’s work in the country

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been operating in South Sudan since October 2006, and is strongly focusing on the emergency response to the life-saving needs of populations affected by the recurring armed crises and displacements in the country.

SI has a strong field and coordination-based WaSH expertise. Beyond pure emergencies, SI aims at using it to contribute to the alleviation of malnutrition, water-borne diseases which still plague a substantial part of South Sudan population.

This commitments works through 2 strategic axes :

  • A country-wise flying deployment capacity, through the Emergency Preparedness & Response mechanism (EP&R), which includes the conduction of rapid assessments and the implementation of emergency short WaSH interventions throughout the whole country. SI is an active EP&R partner, currently setting up a new humanitarian access-related setup and facilitating the reactivity of emergency air deployments for all EP&R partners, in collaboration with a specialized partner.
  • A province-tailored response, through a permanent presence if key cities and provinces (currently Malakal, Upper Nile). SI aims at developping an overall “WaSH package” for the area, being it inside the PoCs or outside in the towns/villages. Complementary interventions (FSL/Cash pilot/shelter projects) can be developed, and a strong focus is put on humanitarian actors’ coordination.

For 2016/2017, SI will focus on 2 areas of improvement:

  • Securing proper humanitarian access management tools, in order to maximize its capacity to respond swiftly within the EP&R mechanism, in deteriorating environments.

  • Develop semi-permanent or permanent solutions and response related to displacements in key affected provinces.

You can find all the information about the Solidarités International (SI) South Sudan's mission here:

About the job

Following the deterioration of humanitarian access in South Sudan, SI is looking for a senior emergency coordinator able to impulse and develop a dynamic of reactivity and humanitarian response analysis within its teams.

It replaces the former “EP&R coordinator” position, and aims at boosting SI EP&R teams capacity to implement emergency interventions in tense and volatile environment.

SI is looking for a collaborator able to analyze the everchanging contextual trends in SSU, along with critical gaps in the emergency humanitarian response. He/she will be able to prioritize emergency deployments, and will closely work with the Country Director in order to shape an overall emergency response strategy. A capacity to develop an extensive information network and reactive humanitarian data collection will be requested. As such, the Emergency Coordinator will benefit from two operational tools; an EP&R dedicated team, and a humanitarian access team, led by senior deputies.

The Emergency Coordinator will also be a key component of SI coordination team and a close collaborator of the Country Director in the design of the mission strategic lines.

An appetite for emergency-related challenges is an absolute prerequisite !

Your profile


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Logistics, business, Technology, or Management
  • 4 to 6 years of professional experience, including 2 to 3 years minimum in the humanitarian environment
  • 2 years of experience as Field Coordinator, Program Coordinator or Emergency Coordinator.
  • 2 years of experience in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
  • Previous experience in security and access analysis required.


  • Ability to collect, manage and filter extensive amounts of information in real time
  • Ability to develop quick and intuitive analysis
  • Capacity to provide clear and well documented strategies
  • Demonstrated networking capacity, including with national key stakeholders
  • Ability and willingness to evolve in very fast paced environments and insecure contexts Strong synthesis and information dissemination skills
  • Capacity to manage a multi-technical team.


  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Arabic/Juba Arabic is an advantage.

Computer skills

  • Good knowledge in MS Office package: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power point, Microsoft Outlook. Good computer trouble shooting skills.


Salaried post: According to experience from 1800 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD. Solidarités International will cover accommodation and travel expenses from the expatriate’s home country to the site of the assignment. – 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).

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