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ERT - Project Coordinator

Countries
South Sudan
Sources
Medair
Closing date

Role & Responsibilities

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, above-emergency-levels of malnutrition, high mortality rates, and natural disasters. Medair is one of the few agencies with the ability to respond across multiple sectors flexibly and rapidly throughout South Sudan. The ERT has teams covering four sectors of work – water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), health, nutrition, and emergency shelter/non-food items (ES/NFI). Teams often work together in 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 2020. 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 against project objectives is conducted and reports provided to the relevant in-country or GSO 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.
  • Attend OCHA EP&R meetings as needed, the Needs Analysis Working Group, and the Access Working Group and other meetings relevant to specific emergencies and emergency responses.
  • Liaise regularly with UNOCHA, cluster leads and co-leads (WASH, health, nutrition, ES/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.

How to Apply

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organisational values

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices

c) Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

d) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.