JOB CONTEXT :
After a referendum following 50 years of conflict with the North, South Sudan became officially independent in July 2011. From then, the country has engaged in a long period of construction, expected to last for the next 50 years. This period has been violently stopped since December 2013 with an internal political and ethnic conflict creating massive displacement of populations inside and outside the country. And lastly in July 2016, a new outbreak of violence broke out and caused a wave of displacements. The country is now facing, added to violent clashes and wars, a major economic crisis driving it to a close collapse. The authorities are struggling to insure basic funding of these services with major corruption and bad governance. The country is highly dependent on external supplies of goods and services as well as the intervention and support of the humanitarian sector.
The context in South Sudan is characterized by a continuum between emergency and development with regular chronic crisis, periods of stability and period of massive emergency. HI present since 2006 has shifted in 2009 from the emergency department to the development one but remains active in both operational interventions.
At July 2018, the program includes:
- An emergency component with
Protection program in Juba PoC and Urban Juba camps, psychosocial support and targeted assistance to persons with specific needs
An emergency flying team all over the country
A new Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and inclusion project in Yei, Juba, Torit, and Yambio that will be launched in August 2018
- A long-term component with
A Victim Assistance project based in Juba and Yei county including rehabilitation and livelihood activities
Under the responsibility of the Emergency coordinator and in close cooperation with the rest of the HI team and related technical advisors, the MHPSS and GBV Project Manager will be responsible for delivering the project in Juba with DFID staff and in Yei, Torit, and Yambio with partners through day-to-day project management and monitoring.
The project seeks to improve the resilience of the most vulnerable individuals, families and communities through access to community based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support interventions and inclusive humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. It will do this by addressing two urgent needs in South Sudan: the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs of local communities, including Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors, in three locations (Yei State in Yei County, Imatong State in Torit Country, Gbudwe State in Yambio County) and the needs of humanitarian stakeholders to become more disability inclusive in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their humanitarian strategies and programs.
The main responsibilities will be as follows:
- effective, timely, and quality implementation of the project using a result-based approach
- effective supervision and management of project team
- management of project quality and capitalization of experiences
YOUR PROFILE :
You hold a degree in social sciences, humanitarian, development studies or any relevant field. MHPSS or Inclusion background will be ideal.
You have at least 3 years experience in managing humanitarian or development projects in conflict/post-conflict environments.
Solid work experience in at least one of the following core sectors: mental health or psychosocial support, disability inclusion or health
You demonstrate skills in project and team management
Excellent communication skills in English
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :
Juba is accessible by commercial flights and by road. Road movement is generally unadvisable, due to general security situation and poor road conditions. Internal flights connect Juba with major cities and key sites across the country for development and humanitarian activities. The rainy season severely limits movement from May/June to September/October, including internal flights, and severely hampers most road connections.
The office and the guesthouse are in one compound in Juba. The compound is in the center of town. The accommodation in Juba is simple but comfortable. Each staff has his/her own self-contained room with Air Conditioner and bathroom. The living conditions are basic but acceptable (generator, water tanks, Internet, small gym, TV). Juba offers some facilities including bars, restaurants, gyms, and swimming pools for International Staff.
A special system of R&R is in place with time for rest out of the country every 6 weeks.
Starting date : August 2018
Length of the contract: 12 months
Employee status, according to experience :
- Salary from 2214 gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
- Perdiem : 457 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 : unaccompanied position open
Housing : Collective taken in charge by Ha