“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 changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
For further information about the association: www.hi.org.
JOB CONTEXT :
HI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, implementing humanitarian and development actions aimed at improving protection, quality of life, and the promotion of rights of vulnerable individuals, including people with functional limitations, their families, and communities in different locations in South Sudan. HI has since been implementing its humanitarian response with an integrated, multi-sectoral approach, addressing Health, Mental Health & Care Practices, Livelihoods and Protection amongst the South Sudanese Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camp and non-camp settings, as well as returnees and host communities. In 2020, HI will continue the humanitarian intervention in the areas still presenting urgent needs but also focusing on post-emergency / recovery interventions.
The total mission portfolio is approximatively 5 million euros, implemented. The main donors of the mission are DFID, ECHO, UNHCR, SSHF, Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs/CDC.
The mission currently employs 15 international and 106 national staff, working from the coordination office in Juba, field offices in Yei, Torit, Yambio and a rapid response teams covering multiple locations across the country. HI is intending to expand Former Unity State to address the humanitarian needs of the population.
Under the line management of the Country Director and in close coordination with Logistics, Finance, Human Resources and programmes Departments, the Area Manager is responsible for developing, coordinating, and ensuring smooth implementation of Humanity & Inclusion’s field operations in adherence to technical, logistic, human resource, administration and security internal and external procedures and regulations. At local level, the Area Manager represents Humanity & Inclusion vis-a-vis relevant stakeholders. The Area Manager manages the operations and support teams based in the area of implementation in Yei, Central Equatoria, South Sudan.
Main responsibilities linked to the position are:
- The Area Manager is responsible for developing and implementing, in the area where he/she is based, the projects part of the Programme operational strategy.
- Under the guidance of his/ her line management and other relevant departments, he/she deploys all adequate tools that will allow project monitoring, financial controlling and compliance with HI policies and frameworks (in particular HI Project Monitoring & Evaluation policy), and the respect of contractual obligations towards donors.
- He/she contributes to monitor and analyse context developments in his/her geographical area, in order to identify operational risks and opportunities, and proposes actions to his / her line management.
- He/she contributes to organizational transformation in line with Lean, Shared Services and ROOTS projects.
- Depending on projects volume and area complexity : follow up security management, coordinate shared services and operations team on a daily basis to facilitate activities implementation
YOUR PROFILE :
- You hold an university Degree in a relevant field such as International Relations, Development studies, social sciences, political sciences, law or gender studies, Logistics and/or Administration
- You have at least 5 years of professional experience in humanitarian or development contexts, preferably in the management of complex responses;
- You have at least 3 years extensive project coordination management experience in emergency and/or development programmes
- A previous security management experience is mandatory
- You are an excellent manager, able to reinforce your team skills
- You like negotiation and have excellent capacity to represent the organization externally
- You are organized, able to achieve tangible results on time
- You are fluent in English. Arabic would be a +
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :
Yei is the capital of Yei-State, and accessible by humanitarian, commercial flights and by road. Road movement is generally unadvisable, due to general security situation and poor road conditions. Internal flights operated by UNHAS and MAF connect Juba with Yei. The rainy season severely limites movement from May/June to September/October, including internal flights, and severely hampers most road connections.
In the greater Yei-State, HI operates in Yei, Morobo and Kajo Keji counties.
Yei is the most populous town in Yei River State, with an estimated population of over 260,000 in 2014. The city of Yei is located in Yei River County. Other populated towns in Yei River State include Dimo, Kajo Keji, and Kaya. Kajo Keji is the second most populous city in the state, with an estimated population of 196,000 in 2010. The base office and guesthouse in the same compound are located in the safest neighborhood in Yei town.
- Starting date : March 2020
- Length of the contract: 1 year
- Employee status
- Salary from 2 750 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
- Perdiem : 529,92 € net/month
- Hardship allowance : 500€ net/month
- Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
- Paid holiday : 25 days per year
- R&R : Level 3 : 5 days every 6 weeks
- Status : position unaccompanied
- Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI