Job Title: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Program Manager for Resilience & Food Security Program (RFSP)
Location: Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP), RFSP
The Program Manager II (PM II) for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience is a post based at the program and operational coordination unit (POCU) for the Resilience and Food Security Program (RFSP) in Bor and reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Party for Programs. The Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Program Manager provides technical support and leadership to the county level RFSP DRR teams. The post supports the development and implementation of community level resilience and social cohesion projects through food for asset (FFA). The post works closely with the other program sectors, especially livelihoods, natural resource management and social cohesion to integrate FFA project activities into these sectors at community level.
* Lead, manage, supervise and provide technical support to the DRR, resilience and recovery team working with the communities implementing activities in six counties of Greater Jonglei;
* Train and facilitate community managed disaster risk reduction ( CMDRR) committees to develop resilience and social cohesion plans to mitigate and respond to hazards and shocks contributing to food insecurity and promote social cohesion;
* Plan and oversee the implementation of FFA projects by CMDRR committees to mitigate food security shocks, promote natural resource management and strengthen social cohesion;
* Integrate capacity building in trauma awareness and social cohesion into DRR planning and FFA activities. Facilitate the identification and implementation of connector projects using the FFA mechanism to support reconciliation, markets and community stabilization;
* Work closely with the livelihoods and social cohesion sector teams of RFSP to develop strategies and implement cross cutting intervention in natural resource management and social cohesion building to contribute to the achievement of the overall RFSP goal.
* Work with MEAL team to track and monitor project progress against set objectives, develop and update resilience sector database;
* Provide training and capacity building to RFSP staff and stakeholders to achieve program objectives;
* Establish and develop work related linkages and relationship with county government structures, WFP, INGOs and other institutions in Greater Jonglei to share lessons learned/best practices;
* Support the establishment and capacity building of CMDRR committees to facilitate planning, implementation and monitoring of DRR and resilience building activities;
* Ensure effective and timely financial and commodity resource management utilization;
The DRR Program Manager supervise directly 4 DRR staff at POCU level including one senior DRR coordinator, 5 DRR team leaders and DRR officers based at county level. The post also supervises food distribution officers at county level.
Qualifications, experience and skills required
* Master’s degree from a recognised university in a development or livelihoods related field; Additional experience may substitute for some education.
* Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, including a minimum of two to three years project management experience in an international conflict affected setting, preferably in Africa;
* Sound management skills;
* Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with administrative and community structures in a conflict and emergency context;
* Demonstrated experience in DRR and resilience programming. Experience in food for asset programming would be an added advantage.
* Experience of implementing resilience and social cohesion programs in conflict settings;
* Strong cross-cultural skills and a demonstrated ability to influence change without direct authority, and to work successfully with community manage disaster risk reduction (CMDRR)
* Professional working experience in South Sudan, would be an advantage.
Mental / physical Requirements:
1. Ability and willingness to travel up to 30-50% of the time within S. Sudan with sub-region visits in-country to project sites; travel within or outside EARO when requested.
2. The position is based full-time in Bor, South Sudan. This is a non-family post in location with limited amenities
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Location: South Sudan - Jonglei - Bor