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South Sudan: Project Manager Flying Team – SOUTH SUDAN

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Handicap International
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

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 an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

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Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:

  • The Direction of Humanitarian Action

  • The Direction of Development Action


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. 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.

On 8th July 2016, a new outbreak of violence broke out in Juba, with approximately 300 casualties, attack in an INGO compound and most of NGO staff evacuated to neighbouring countries.

Given the difficulties and complexity of aid delivery and despite multiple efforts, humanitarian assistance often fails to reach the most vulnerable people whom, due to their loss of autonomy and also the lack of visibility tend to be invisible in emergency response systems. Because of inadequate accessibility (physical, attitudinal) or inappropriate assistance, they are often deprived from relief access, safe location/ adequate shelter, water and sanitation and other services.

The context in South Sudan is characterized by a contiguum between emergency and development with regular chronic crisis, periods of stability and period of massive emergency. Handicap International (HI), present since 2006, has shifted in 2009 from the emergency departement to the development one but remains active in both operationnal interventions.

At November 2017, the program includes :

  • An emergency component with :

o Protection program in Juba PoC and Urban juba camps, psychosocial support and targeted assistance to persons with specific needs

o An emergency flying team all over the country

  • A long-term component with

o A Victim Assistance project based in Yei county including rehabilitation activities

o An Inclusion / DPOs project funded by EC – Europe Aid focusing on mainstreaming disability among development processes and support to DPOs.

o A psychosocial project in the hospital & jail of Juba funded by AFD and EU focusing on the mental health people.


Under the responsibility of the Emergency Coordinator and in close coordination with the rest of the HI team and related advisors, as Emergency Response Project Manager, you are responsible of:

§ Effective implementation of the project on a result-based approach

§ Good management of the project team

§ Technical quality of the project and the documentation of experiences and best practices

§ Reporting

§ Security management

§ Representation in coordination with the Emergency Coordinator


You have/show/are :

  • A degree in project Management with a proven experience in project management in emergency response with an international NGO

  • Experience in security management

  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to create team spirit and to support team building

  • Dynamic, positive, autonomous and flexible in this changing context

  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written)


Juba is the capital of South Sudan, and accessible by commercial flights and by road. Road movement is generally unadvisable, due to general security situation and poor road conditions. Internal flights operated by UNHAS 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, cutting most of the roads.

Accommodation: the office and the Guesthouses are separated in Juba. Both premises are in the centre of Town. The accommodation in Juba is simple but comfortable. Each staff has his/her own self-contained room with Air Conditioner. City Power is non-existent, but a generator is running in the morning and at the evening time at pre-determined hours. There is a TV in the dining room with DSTV (cable) and the Guesthouses have internet/wireless facility.

Juba offers some facilities as bars, restaurants, gym and swimming pools available according to curfew time.

Security level 3 has been established for the HI mission with restrictions of movements and a curfew in Juba. This level could be updated according to the very fluid security situation in the country.

A special system of R&R is in place with time for rest out of the country every 6 weeks.


· Starting date : 2nd January 2018

· Length of the contract:** 3 months renewable on availability of funds

· Employee or volunteer status, according to experience :


  • Salary from 2031€ 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

  • Unaccompanied position

  • Housing : Collective taken in charge by Handicap International


  • Volunteering allowances : 1000€ net/month

  • 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

  • Unaccompanied position

  • Housing : Collective taken in charge by Handicap International

South Sudanese citizens are welcome to apply. The conditions of employment for national staff will be detailed later according to the experience of the candidate and in the framework of the local salary grid and conditions of engagement

How to apply:

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link: