Resilience and Livelihood Programme Manager

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Cordaid
Closing date: 1 Sep 2021

Cordaid works to end poverty and exclusion. We do this in the world’s most fragile and conflict-affected areas. We engage communities to rebuild trust and resilience and increase people’s self-reliance. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. Cordaid is one of the leading Civil Society Organizations in the Netherlands, working in fragile contexts on Health, Resilience, Private Sector Development, Humanitarian Aid and Security & Justice. Cordaid has over 700 staff, working at Global Office in the Netherlands and in offices across the most fragile countries in the world. Within Cordaid we work on the basis of trust, accountability, cooperation and solution orientation. Cordaid recently merged with ICCO and thereby expanded its operations to more countries, themes and added over 300 additional staff.

For the Cordaid Country office in Juba, South Sudan, Cordaid is looking for a Resilience and Livelihood Programme Manager

Introduction

The Cordaid South Sudan office was established in 2009. Starting with only one staff in 2009, the office now counts 35 staff in Juba and 130 in a total of 8 field offices in various locations in the country. Through its own activities and through partnerships with local organizations, Cordaid works on the following themes: Healthcare, Humanitarian Aid, Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood, Women Leadership, Access to Justice, and Private Sector Development.

Cordaid distinguishes three main processes: programming, communication, and fundraising. The office in Juba is primarily meant to oversee programme implementation.

Position and responsibility

The Resilience & Livelihood Programme Manager’s will manage and grow the resilience and disaster risk reduction programs in South Sudan. Her/his main responsibility is to ensure quality programming and implementation that responds to the needs of vulnerable communities. S/he will identify opportunities for disaster risk reduction and enhancing resilience programming based on ongoing assessments, market analysis and coordination with other agencies. The Programme Manager’s (PM) work is expected to bridge current short/medium-term recovery, and develop a longer-term strategy in the current context of South Sudan. The PM is expected to continually validate and develop programs and strategies, based on field reality and new funding opportunities. The PM will also ensure strong collaboration and coordination with other actors such as cluster partners and Caritas Diocesan partners, civil society partners, private sector and state ministries.

Objectives

Resilience & Disaster Risk Reduction/ leadership:

  • Take responsibility for the planning, implementation and management, monitoring and reporting of disaster risk reduction and resilience projects in South Sudan; ensuring that project objectives are aligned with Cordaid’s strategic objectives and consistently met, donor reports are of excellent quality and submitted in a timely manner;
  • Lead the expansion and growth of disaster risk reduction and resilience programming, and value addition in the conflict-affected areas ensuring;
  • Provide leadership and managerial support for disaster risk reduction and resilience staff in the field locations.;
  • Develop and implement innovative approaches for post-harvest small business development, and micro-finance to enhance project impact;
  • Plan and execute policy-dialogue activities with Government stakeholders at different levels, Private sector parties and civil society organizations.

Management and Program Implementation:

  • Ensure timely program planning, implementation and reporting of both short and long term program activities;
  • Supervise and build the capacity of project staff and Area Managers in the field and ensure that they meet individual and project targets/objectives;
  • Collaborate with program managers and program officers in GO to ensure all information is tracked according to program needs and donor requirements;
  • Ensure regular reports/program updates for sharing both internally and externally;
  • Regularly communicate with the team and engage team members in key decision making.

Partnership, Representation and Coordination

  • Represent Cordaid (as delegated by Country Director) at the relevant cluster meetings and Working Groups, focused coordination forums and platforms, etc.;
  • Support capacity building of local partners for quality project implementation;
  • Coordinate all DRR and Resilience activities with other actors (international and national NGO’s. private sector) in the areas, seeking synergies and avoid duplication;
  • As required, prepare project documents and other material to develop or promote coordination activities.

Learning, Program Development and Growth

  • Contribute to appropriate project tracking and knowledge management systems for all activities;
  • Identify program areas for improvement and work with the Country Director, Emergency and Preparedness Manager and other program managers to design appropriate and sustainable solutions;
  • Provide regular monitoring of and technical support for implementing partners;
  • Identify public, non-profit and private organizations for cross learning for the development and implementation of resilience and food security programs;
  • Liaise with head office staff for learning and quality program leadership.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Geography, Economics, International Development, Disaster Risk Management or related field;
  • Minimum five years’ experience working within international development, including direct experience in fragile and post conflict environments in a developing country. Three years’ experience in supervising complex teams;
  • Demonstrated ability managing grants and projects, including project design, proposal development, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, etc.;
  • At least five years’ experience in disaster risk management and resilience building, experience working with value chain approach, agricultural recovery, small business development, agro-enterprise, micro-finance/banking, and/or livelihoods development;
  • Demonstrated experience exploring, managing and strengthening partnerships;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills – innovative thinker;
  • Ability to create a team environment and coordinate with colleague program managers in the team;
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, respond quickly to requests;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, inter-personal and problem solving skills.

Specifics of station

This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information

The contract period is for one year starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a competitive, fair and comprehensive salary and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. A Cordaid contract which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month and hardship allowance.

How to apply:

Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded on attendance of Mrs. Kinga Komorowska (Director Country Office South Sudan) before 1 September 2021.

An integrity screening will be part of the application procedure.

Please note that we accept applications through this website only: https://www.cordaid.org/en/vacancies/international/?cd_job_id=199946



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