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Head of Mission – Polish Humanitarian Action – South Sudan

  • Juba, Central Equatoria, Soudan du Sud
  • Contrat

Description du Poste

Polish Humanitarian Action is looking for a Head of Mission for mission in South Sudan.
General information:
• Position: Head of Mission
• Location: South Sudan (Juba + field visits)
• Job term: Permanent/Full-time
• Starting date: ASAP
Organization background
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is a non-governmental organization. For over 20 years, we have been providing relief in emergencies worldwide. We also run missions in several countries in crisis. Our interventions – of both humanitarian and development character – have been carried out in 44 countries so far. We concentrate on ensuring sustainable and stable development of regions suffering the consequences of war and/or natural disasters. We possess long-standing expertise in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), but also implement projects in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), as well as Nutrition and Education.
For more information, please refer to www.pah.org.pl.
PAH Mission in South Sudan
PAH has been working in South Sudan since 2006 as one of the first NGOs established in Jonglei State. We are a small team of committed individuals aiming at delivering tangible and sustainable change in the largest, most populous and most conflicted state of South Sudan. We are needs- and community based, hence aside drilling and repairing boreholes, developing accompanying O&M structures and innovative approaches to sanitation and hygiene promotion, we have also been developing our emergency response capacity. Our Emergency Response Team (ERT) mainly reacts to WASH and NFI needs of populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters, which have been on the increase for the past two years. Thanks to the expertise gathered over the years, we were also appointed to lead WASH Cluster in the state: we coordinate WASH emergency response with partners and hence make sure all vulnerable communities are served at the time of crisis.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Lead Mission activities in strategic direction, program quality and growth (1. Set the strategic vision and direction of the country program to serve more people with responsive, high quality programming, and secure the necessary resources; 2. Align programming to the strategy action plan; 3. Identify opportunities for appropriate expansion and growth of programs)
• Ensure efficient staff performance management and staff development (1. Supervise and mentor direct-report staff and lead semi-annual performance reviews; 2. Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development; 3. Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified care needs of the mission staff)
• Ensure leadership and representation (1. Lead the country program by maintaining open and professional relations with colleagues, promoting a strong team spirit and providing guidance and resources to enable staff to perform successfully; 2. Develop and maintain relations with all stakeholders such as donors, local authorities and other INGOs)
• Take a primary responsibility for a safety and security management on a Mission (1. Monitor the security situation in the region and take proper decisions according to PAH internal rules; 2. Oversee the management of all security issues; 3. Keep security, evacuation and contingency plans up-to-date and accessible for the Mission staff)
• Ensure effective operational management on the Mission (1. Provide optimal efficiency and cost-effectiveness in all functions and operations of the country program; 2. Coordinate budget monitoring process; 3. Develop, review and update policies and procedures in order to achieve compliance with donor and PAH requirements)
• Provide and develop culture of open and constructive communication in the office (1. Ensure healthy and empowering job environment; 2. Maintain open communication with staff members, advisors and colleagues in HQ)
• Report to HQ in terms of Mission activities in timely manner
Main requirements:
• University degree (esp. in management will be an asset),
• Minimum 3 years in INGO management/coordination (including security management in complex security situations, human resource management, understanding of financial accountability procedures),
• Experience in Project Cycle Management and strong project management skills,
• Experience in representing the organization in front of local authorities as well as international donor agencies,
• Strong communication and presentation skills,
• Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines,
• Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms,
• Fluent written and spoken English
• Good knowledge of Excel and Word,
• Driving license
What PAH offers:
• A job starting as soon as possible with a probationary period of 3 months,
• A challenging, exciting and active job in an organisation combining emergency and development work,
• Accommodation costs covered,
• Travel insurance,
• Approx. 10 working days of leave every 3 months depending on project activities with flights home covered every 3 months

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