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Deputy Country Director  

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South Sudan, Jubek, Juba

Sector:

Nonprofit/Community/Social Services

Role:

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Date: 06/07/2021

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Role & Responsibilities

Manage all aspects of the implementation and development of the programme and support functions to facilitate the implementation of the country strategy. Provide leadership, strategic direction, management and evaluation of all aspects of the Medair programmes. Play a key role in external representation, legal compliance grant management, programme coordination and team leadership.

 

Project Overview

Medair South Sudan is a multi-sector relief programme including: provision of Primary Health Care, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene Promotion, Water and Sanitation and NFI & Emergency Shelter distributions across fixed and emergency response locations throughout South Sudan. The purpose of Medair's programme Sudan is to save lives and alleviate human suffering by working with vulnerable populations and providing essential life-saving health, nutrition, WASH, NFI/ES and mental health and psychosocial services.

 

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Juba, South Sudan, with frequent travel to the field locations. Take a look at Medair's work in South Sudan.

 

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 24 months.

 

Key Activity Areas

Programme Leadership

  • Deputise for the Country Director in his / her absence.
  • Actively participate and contribute to the development and review of the SDS Strategy.
  • Contribute and support the development of proposals and reports for the respective projects.

 

Operations Management

  • Oversee programme implementation in consultation with the relevant senior field managers (programme and programme support) and in accordance with the project proposals, ensure objectives are met within the required time frames and budgets. Where necessary ensure preventative and corrective action is taken.
  • Facilitate cross cutting communications with all country teams implementing and supporting the programme plans.
  • Support field managers in all aspects of finance, administrative, human resource and logistics management, ensuring knowledge of and adherence to applicable operational systems, donor requirements and country programme strategy.
  • Prepare and implement policies, procedures and guidelines, as appropriate and with the relevant field managers and GSO staff, so as to enhance the smooth running of the programmes through standardised procedures and improved support.
  • Manage a comprehensive activity plan for the programme, including resource needs analysis, covering the time frames of the project proposals.
  • Represent Medair at relevant national and local meetings with government officials, contractors, other NGOs, etc., reporting back as applicable to staff, field managers and GSO.

 

Financial Management

  • Supervise the project budget management and expenditure, in collaboration with field managers and GSO staff, ensuring budgets are spent according to donor proposals and regulations.

 

Staff Management

  • Line manage designated staff, including direct supervision and development.
  • Hold regular team meetings and, through a consultative leadership style and a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure, develop and build an effective team.

 

Security Management

  • Monitor the security status of the area(s) of operation on a regular basis, liaising as appropriate, with the NGO Forum, other NGOs, the UN, local authorities or other relevant security bodies. Make reports.
  • Ensure all staff members and all visitors receive appropriate briefings and on-going training in security-related topics. Oversee staff adherence to security protocols, including security incident reports.

 

Quality Management

  • Review, develop and implement (as applicable) systems to improve transparency and to detect and ultimately prevent loss or fraud.
  • Ensure country programmes are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards e.g. Sphere and HAP standards, WHO recommendations, etc.

 

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair's international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

 

Qualifications

  • University degree in a relevant subject such as Management / Development Studies / Business Administration or in a relevant technical subject.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

 

Experience / Competencies

  • 5 years post-qualification experience in a management position.
  • 3 year post-qualification experience in a complex humanitarian emergency.
  • Experience in dealing with donors and government officials.
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere, CHS and other international humanitarian guidelines.
  • Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills. Experience in training/mentoring staff.
  • Advanced leadership and management skills; ability to build trust and enforce procedures.
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills; committed to team-building.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, hard-working, servant-hearted.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.

 

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values.
  2. Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair's accountability policies and best practices.
  3. Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
  4. Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

 

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Job type: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term)

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Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing. - JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and quickly finds the heart of the problem; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with consideration the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information and clear risk management; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.   Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences, international affairs, political science or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.   Work Experience - A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in disaster relief coordination, humanitarian assistance, protection, human resources management, administration, logistics, financial management, budget or related field is required. - Field experience in emergency situations (complex emergencies or natural disasters) is required. - Experience in either coordinating relief/humanitarian response, or participating in coordination, is desirable. - Experience within the UN common system or other comparable international organization is desirable. - Previous humanitarian affairs work experience is desirable. - A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience at the international level is desirable. - Experience at the senior management level is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.   Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.   Special Notice   This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-general and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 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30/06/2021 - 06/08/2021

ERT – Nutrition Manager

South Sudan, Jubek - Medair International empImg

Role & Responsibilities Implement project activities geared towards achieving nutrition programme objectives of reducing morbidity and mortality through provision of essential nutrition services across South Sudan.   Project Overview The Emergency Response Team (ERT) responds to nutrition emergencies arising from elevated malnutrition rates and other aggravating factors e.g. population displacements and food insecurity within South Sudan.   Workplace & Working Conditions Based in Juba, with frequent travel, often for extended periods, to work in any of the states within the Republic of South Sudan. Working and living conditions may be very basic and require great resilience.   Starting Date & Initial Contract Details As soon as possible. Full time, 24 months.   Key Activity Areas Technical - Responsible for the implementation, management, and support of the CMAM programme. - Be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision, and support of the assigned nutrition field interventions in line with the activity plan and time frame of the project proposal. - Conduct regular supervision in the nutrition clinic sites to support staff with on the job training. - Provide training for local staff in line with the international and South Sudan nutrition guidelines. - Carry out assessments to locations with newly identified emergency needs and report back to Juba. - Support integration of nutrition services with available health, WASH, psychosocial (PSS), protection interventions. Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability. - Oversee the process of data collection, collation, and dissemination to meet the requirements. - Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports. - Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects, and/or donor proposals. Staff Management - Assist the Project Manager to manage and oversee the assigned local nutrition team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. The team may include certified health staff (e.g. medical assistants, nurses, community health workers), other nutrition staff (e.g. nutrition assistants, defaulter tracers), and support staff (e.g. cooks, cleaners, guards). - Hold regular meetings with the assigned nutrition team, reviewing team and objectives, ensuring team members are kept informed of issues to their work and providing an opportunity for feedback. - Ensure the assigned nutrition team members receive supervision, coaching, mentoring, and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding. - Promote the health and security of the nutrition team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace, and healthy living conditions and practices. - Assist in the recruitment of local field staff within the intervention location following all HR policies of Medair and the Government of South Sudan. Financial Management - Work with the Project Manager and Nutrition Managers to manage finances within the field location. - Coordinate and oversee petty cash requirements of the intervention team, ensuring all required paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner. Communication and Coordination - Maintain appropriate, regular, transparent, and supportive communication structures with the assigned nutrition team, Medair in-country health and nutrition managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local & national government, NGOs, etc). - Represent Medair at local level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies, & NGOs. Logistics - Manage the correct and timely ordering of needed stocks and supplies to the field location in coordination with the Project Manager. Liaise with field logisticians and manage all stocks within the field location ensuring proper stock keeping records and requisition procedures are in place. - Monitor expiration dates of all stocks in the field location to ensure timely use. - Support the nutrition team in intervention planning in line with nutrition intervention check-list. Quality Management - Promote and use the Medair intranet, ensuring that all standardised formats and guidelines are used. - Implement, within operational constraints, policies and standards relating to health service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, Ministry of Health and donor guidelines and other good practice. - Participate in Medair internal workshops and distance learning sessions to keep up with changing trends, new guidelines and best practices. Team Spiritual Life - Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts. - Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement. - Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair's international prayer network. This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary. Qualifications - Degree in nutrition. - Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written). Experience - 2 years of post-qualification experience in humanitarian work implementing CMAM programmes. - Experience working in a nutrition programme in a developing country, in a humanitarian context. - Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, other agencies and local authorities. Ability and willingness to manage project implementation. - Passionate about serving the most vulnerable. Willingness to support others and to share workload. - Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.   How to apply Before you apply Please ensure you are fully aware of the: a) [Medair organisational values](https://www.medair.org/jobs/our-culture/) b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, [Medair's accountability policies and best practices](https://www.medair.org/accountability/) c) [Key Profiles & Benefits Package](https://www.medair.org/jobs/jobs-irs/) provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS). d) [Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)](https://www.medair.org/jobs/roc/) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions). Application Process To apply, go to this vacancy on our [Medair page](https://www.medair.org/positions/ert-nutrition-manager-sds-juba-3/). Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.*
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08/06/2021
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