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South Sudan: Project Coordinator, Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF) in Koch County

POSITION SUMMARY:

DEPARTMENT/UNIT: International Programs, World Relief South Sudan
WORK LOCATION: Juba and Koch County, South Sudan
DURATION: 3 month contract, with possibility of additional 12 month contract contingent upon funding
*This is an unaccompanied position.
POSITION SUMMARY: World Relief is leading a consortium for the implementation of an RSRTF project in Koch County. Consortium partners include CARE International, Mercy Corps, and Danish Refugee Council. The Project Coordinator position will be housed within World Relief but will support the entire consortium. The position is responsible for the success of all activities and support operations related to the project in coordination with World Relief’s Country Office (CO) as well as consortium staff. Project activities are related to peacebuilding, rule of law, education and livelihoods development. The Project Coordinator will be expected to spend half time in Koch County and will be responsible for managing project staff, overseeing the implementation of all project activities, coordinating with all consortium partners, completing narrative and financial reporting and other tasks related to the successful implementation of the project.
BACKGROUND: The objective of the South Sudan Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (South Sudan RSRTF) is to provide strategic financing to integrated programs that together lessen the destructive drivers of conflict and develop more peaceful and, ultimately, self-reliant communities. The Fund will focus on supporting activities to achieve durable intra- and inter-community reconciliation and to foster stable environments in which communities can engage constructively on resilience. Through adaptive, complementary reconciliation, stabilization and resilience efforts the intent is to attain lasting change, supporting communities to realize the long-term, economic and livelihood gains of sustained peace. Through an area-based programming approach, the Fund will bring together UN agencies, NGOs and the Mission to collectively work with communities in pursuing opportunities for transformational change, to move beyond cycles of conflict and violence. The approach will reinforce sustainable and inclusive, community driven programming that builds on existing resources including lessons and reflections on local practices and capacities for peace.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:

  • Oversee implementation of all project activities with all consortium partners; ensure field activities are consistent with grant agreement and budgets and are completed on time.
  • Line-manage a Finance Coordinator and M&E Coordinator assigned to the project.
  • Ensure program quality through supervising monitoring and evaluation, including accurate reporting.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with all consortium partners.
  • Liaise with local authorities and line ministries in Koch County to guarantee access and buy-in for project activities.
  • Represent the consortium to other actors and in external forums.
  • Supervise financial management for the project including budget management, funds requests, spending forecasts, cash security, approvals for spending, and proper reporting.
  • Supervise logistics for the project, including procurement, warehousing, asset lists, and flights, in coordination with the CO’s Logistics Department.
  • Conduct quarterly presentations and meetings with the projects Consortium Steering Committee and drive strategy for the project and potential follow-on funds.
  • Build the capacity of subordinate staff through example, mentorship, and training.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in managing grants from public funding (USG, UN, EU, etc.)
  • Ability to manage budgets, understand financial accountability procedures, logistics, and commodity tracking.
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills; interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity and experience
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in a hardship location

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in a humanitarian field preferred (peace, conflict, law) or bachelor’s with significant related experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience in humanitarian response with at least 2 years in management position
  • Technical experience in managing peacebuilding, conflict resolution or livelihoods projects
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills; Arabic language skills a plus
  • Committed to Mission, Vision, and Values of World Relief, and a heart for serving vulnerable people propelled by a personal Christian faith

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • General office setting
  • Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required
  • Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending
  • Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
  • Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier

All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.

Benefits Offered to US Employees working 25 or more hours per week:

World Relief offers:

  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental

Additional Benefits:

  • Compound housing
  • Food allowance,
  • R&R benefits
  • Offer 16 Paid Holidays
  • Offer Paid Sick and Vacation Leave
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)

World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:

  • Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
  • Long Term & Short-term Disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Long Distant Travel Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

World Relief – Retirement:

  • 401K & Roth
  • WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
  • *Eligibility:*Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year

World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):

  • Verizon
  • Pet Insurance through Nationwide
  • Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

LEGAL BACKGROUND IN THE UNITED STATES:

World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment. Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.

How to apply

In order to be considered, please apply to our World Relief career’s page Careers – World Relief
To apply go to: Project Coordinator, Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF) in Koch County | Paid International Opportunities (ultipro.com)

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