South-Sudan – A Head of Mission
South-Sudan – A Head of Mission
Type of contract
Fixed Term Contract
Expected start date
As soon as possible
Duration of mission
In the Republic of South Sudan (SSD), more than 4 years of armed conflict have shattered the lives of millions of people. There are nearly 2 million people Internally Displaced (IDPs). Among them, about 200,000 people have found refuge in various UNMISS PoC sites (Protection of Civilians). In addition, there are nearly 2.5 million refugees in neighbouring (more than 1 million in Uganda, more than 700,000 in Sudan, and about 400,000 in Ethiopia).
About 3 out of 4 households across South Sudan are facing moderate to severe food insecurity, triggered by a weak national economy, high food and staple prices as well as insecurity. Malnutrition rates are also persistently high.
Health service delivery is largely depending on NGOs; in areas with increased numbers of IDPs and insecurity, providing services remains a challenge with increased risks of epidemic prone diseases.
PUI has been operating in South Sudan since February 2015 and intends to extend the coverage of its current intervention. PUI is addressing the urgent needs of the most vulnerable in the targeted areas, through an integrated approach based on the following strategic objectives:
To save lives by providing timely, quality and integrated multi sectoral assistance to the most vulnerable individuals in coordination with partners;
To assist in the process of restoring the capacities of government bodies and communities to rebuild and recover from crises and prevent relapses;
Contribute and mainstream protection in all of PUI programs for beneficiaries facing violence, threats, coercion in order to protect their dignity and rights.
Since 2015, PUI has implemented the following projects in the country:
Access to Primary Health Care services
PUI has been providing primary health care services since the start of its activities in 2015 in Aweil North, in former Northern Bahr el Ghazal State (NBeG) The interventions have provided communities with an essential health care package in PHCC (Primary Health Care Center), PHCUs (Primary Health Care Units) and through mobile outreach activities, integrating health, nutrition and FSL services. PUI targets the most vulnerable population groups, which include children under 5 years old and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with a specific focus on preventive care and health promotion. PUI reaches high numbers of beneficiaries with its health services and even increases coverage and consultations during the Malaria season.
In Aweil North (NBeG), PUI provides nutrition services according to the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) protocol at PHCC level and through outreach activities. This includes Out-patient Therapeutic Program (OTP) and Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TFSP) for children between 6 and 59 months as well as Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW). PUI currently supports 15 nutrition sites. At Majak Kaar PHCC, PUI also runs a Stabilization Centre (SC) for children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) with complications, which also serves as a referral site for OTPs and TSFPs run by PUI and other partners.
PUI started its Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) activities in 2015, with food distributions targeting vulnerable households. In 2017, PUI conducted a multi-sectoral needs assessment with the aim of assessing the needs and identifying the root causes of poor food security and deteriorating nutritional status of the population in Aweil North. The results have proven very useful to prepare well-document proposals.
In 2018, PUI started implementing a FSL program providing emergency livelihood support to food insecure households in 18 Bomas (a local administrative level) of Aweil North (NbeG), including in the villages where PUI runs health and nutrition programs, thus integrating all services.
In addition, PUI conducted in August 2018 a rapid FSL needs assessment in Twic State (former Warrap State) – which prompted a new emergency FSL program in that area. The current FSL project supports 6,300 Households in Aweil North and Twic and stands on three core components:
Distributing vegetable and fishing kits;
Establishing group gardens/fishing groups and demonstration plots;
Supporting the groups with extension services and trainings on conservation agriculture techniques, Post-Harvest Management, IPDM (Integrated Pest and Disease Management) and safe and hygienic gardening and fishing practices.
PUI aims to further develop its integrated approach and expand to other geographical areas of intervention. Therefore, PUI has done recent assessments with a specific focus on the greater Bahr el Ghazal region and Warrap, which include Aweil Centre, Aweil East, Wau State, Twic and Raja.
During all assessments and the development of programs, PUI South Sudan keeps its integrated approach in mind and seeks to coordinate with partners.
The Head of Mission is responsible for the smooth functioning and the development of the mission.
Safety & Security : S/he is responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
Programmes: S/he coordinates the teams and ensures that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. S/he also monitors needs and suggests new operations and development tracks for the mission.
Human Resources: S/he ensures that the mission is adequately staffed and supervises the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he ensures that logistical and administrative practices in place respect PUI procedures and formats and are in compliance with donors’ rules and regulations
Medical and technical monitoring: S/he ensures that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy.
Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors,the media and different authorities.
Relations with Headquarters: S/he ensures that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensures that due dates are respected.
Masters in relevant sector related to humanitarian aid
3 years of humanitarian experience in project co-ordination.
Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes.
Experience in security management
Excellent writing skills
Detailed knowledge of the donors (OFDA, ECHO, UN agencies, EuropeAid, AAP…)
English : Required
French is a plus
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract
Starting Date : As Soon As Possible
Monthly gross income: from 2 915 up to 3 245 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Person in charge of this offer
Marwan Filah, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates