Developing, managing, and sharing knowledge on natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding
9 March 2017 | Mercy Corps
General Position Summary
Mercy Corps has been working in Rubkona County since 2005 and in the Bentiu PoC since April 2014. As one of the leading NGO agencies providing WASH services, Mercy Corps is looked upon for reliable, timely and appropriate support to conflict affected populations in the upcoming years. Mercy Corps is currently implementing WASH emergency programs to: i) provide safe and sufficient water supply to affected communities inside the PoC and in Rubkhona County; ii) increase access to improved, sustainable, and culturally and gender appropriate sanitation services including wastewater management, vector control and mitigation of flood risks; iii) conduct Hygiene Promotion Campaigns with a strong focus on MHM.
The Program Manager will report to the Head of Office in Bentiu. He/She will be responsible in managing all the WASH activities funded by UNICEF inside and outside the Bentiu PoC. He will work more closely with the existing Mercy Corps WASH PMs to ensure that the resources of the program meet its targets and deliverables on time. The job demands regular interaction and coordination with the WASH partners and UNICEF and the PM shall coordinate activity implementation with these partners. This position includes, developing tools for assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, capacity building of Mercy Corps staff, reporting, and evaluation of the program and preparing periodic reports back to donors. Candidate should have a wide range of WASH interventions experience, especially in IDP or refugee camp, peri-urban and rural contexts.
THIS POSITION IS FUNDED FOR 4 MONTHS
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Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps began programming in Sudan in 1985, and has been operating in states of what is now South Sudan since 2005; operations have continued since the independence of South Sudan in 2011. We have been working to meet people’s immediate needs, and with communities, to build local capacity and promote economic development, especially with the eruption of violence in December 2013. Mercy Corps South Sudan’s priority areas are food security and livelihoods (focusing on cash assistance, market-based solutions in agriculture and economic development), WASH, Education, youth development and conflict resolution. Mercy Corps has been implementing projects, which combine agricultural, economic development, WASH, Education and other humanitarian interventions to tackle the convulsive crises affecting vulnerable communities. Mercy Corps has worked to build relationships with local government and other actors, which has enhanced our understanding of local contexts and the multiple stakeholders involved. With the Peace Agreement and formation of a Transitional Government, Mercy Corps is expanding and intensifying multi-sector programming to rural areas in Rubkona and Panyijiar Counties, especially areas inaccessible in 2014 and 2015. From 2017 Mercy Corps plan to operate also in Equatoria States.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy & Vision
Finance & Compliance Management
Influence & Representation
Accountability to Beneficiaries
WASH Project Officers, Hygiene Promoters.
Reports Directly To: Head of Office – Bentiu
Works Directly With: WASH team members
Knowledge and Experience
- BA/S or equivalent in relevant field. Graduate degree or extensive work experience in WASH or public health related fields preferred.
- 5-7 years of water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and outbreak response experience in emergency and early recovery contexts.
- Strong programmatic/technical background in a broad range of WASH in emergency and early recovery situations.
- Demonstrated capacity in program management, budget management, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and team-building.
- Strong oral and written communication capabilities, effective in coordination and representation roles, strong presentation and public speaking skills.
- Demonstrated experience and abilities in donor and government relations.
- Demonstrated experience in capacity-building of national and international staff.
- Effective multi-tasking, organizational capacity, prioritization skills are necessary.
- English (written and spoken) is required.
- Works well in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment. Flexible and able to handle pressure well.
- Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is essential
A successful candidate will have a strong technical background and will have demonstrated management of similar projects in the past. S/he will have the capacity to deliver and meet deadlines, be conscientious, with an excellent sense of judgment and have an ability to foster solid working relationships with communities, GOs, INGOs, and NGOs and other stakeholders. S/he will have an ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks with strong computer literacy and exceptional organizational skills.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position is based in (city, country) and it requires up to (insert %) travel to (insert locations).
This position is based in Bentiu, South Sudan with travel to deep-field locations in Rubkona County. Accommodation in Bentiu is in containers/pre-fabs. Laundry, filtered water and cooking facilities are provided by Mercy Corps.
Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues
Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.