ERT Project Coordinator

South Sudan
Apply by 15 October 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 14 June 2018

Job Description

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and evaluation of all aspects of the Medair projects, the Project Coordinator also plays a key role in liaison with local authorities and other relevant stakeholders, team leadership and security.

Project Overview

The Emergency Response Team (ERT) works across all 10 states of South Sudan in response to acute emergencies: disease outbreaks, displacement due to conflict, and above-emergency-levels of malnutrition. Medair is one of the few agencies with the ability to respond across multiple sectors flexibly and rapidly throughout South Sudan, covering crises such as emergency level malnutrition and neglected tropical disease outbreaks. The ERT has teams for four sectors of work – WASH, health, nutrition, and non-food items & emergency shelter, but teams often work together at field sites. As many as eight different emergency sites may be active at any given time.

Workplace

Field based position in Juba, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

November 2018. Full time, 24 months

Key Activity Areas

Project Management

  • Oversee the overall implementation of the designated project(s) in consultation with the relevant Project Manager(s) and in accordance with the project proposals, ensuring objectives are met within the required time frame and budget.
  • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives are conducted and reports made to the relevant in-country or HQ managers or to donors.
  • Maintain an overview of the regional context with a view to the strategic development of new projects both in current sites and in surrounding regions. This may include baseline needs assessments.
  • Support the Programme Funding Manager, the Deputy Country Director and the Country Director in the development and production of new concepts and proposals.
  • Develop, in consultation with the other senior field managers, an implementation strategy which is appropriate to the country context and strategy.
  • Ensure complete and timely reporting of activities to Medair, donors, line managers and any other relevant bodies.

Representation

  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, donors, UN agencies and other NGOs) and represent Medair at relevant meetings (e.g. state and local government, sector-coordination and security) in order to facilitate and ensure cooperation and partnerships.
  • Liaise regularly with UNOCHA, cluster leads and co-leads (WASH, health, nutrition, NFI), representatives of the Government of South Sudan and other emergency response partners in discussing potential or current emergencies.

Financial Management

  • Plan and construct the budgets for the designated projects, in collaboration with the relevant Project Manager(s) and Sector Advisers and in accordance with donor guidelines.
  • Monitor the spending of the designated project(s).

Staff Management

  • Ensure all personnel related issues for the staff of the designated project(s) are carried out in accordance with Medair guidelines.
  • Ensure that staff receive appropriate and adequate training by providing mentoring and coaching and through the promotion of capacity building of local staff.

Security Management

  • Guide the process, monitor and review security assessments for new locations and the security status of the area(s) of operation on a regular basis.
  • Ensure all staff members and all visitors receive appropriate in security-related topics.
  • Oversee and monitor staff adherence to security protocols, including security incident reports.

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 / Business Administration.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification experience in a management position, preferably in a relief environment.
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Experience and willingness in training/mentoring staff.
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards.
  • Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills. Good negotiation, report and proposal writing skills. Excellent communication skills. Problem solving ability.
  • Committed to team-building and able to develop and support other team members.
  • Advanced leadership and project management skills. Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.

Working Conditions

  • This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  • Medair organisational values.
  • Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
  • Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
  • Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

Then to apply, go to the “Current Vacancies” page, then:

apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs)

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

About the Organization

Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure.

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