Emergency Programme Officer

  • Salary (full time):
    $33,717 - $37,813 Salary (full time)
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Location:
    Juba, South Sudan
  • Closing date:
    27 March 2019

Emergency Programme Officer – Greater Upper Nile Programme Area

About us

Christian Aid has a vision of a better world free from poverty. At the heart of this vision is tackling the root causes of poverty, empowering people to have a brighter future, and saving lives during emergencies.

In South Sudan, Christian Aid exists to bring lasting change for all the people of South Sudan, so they live in peaceful coexistence, with dignity and security, taking a full part in the society and the economy; irrespective of their identity.

Christian Aid is responding to the South Sudan humanitarian crisis in a way that will lay the foundations for a broad-based recovery, working with local and national actors to provide emergency and resilient livelihoods support to disaster-affected populations.

We are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled and motivated individual to play a key role in our humanitarian team and supporting our partners in South Sudan.

About the role

As Emergency Programme Officer, you will support Christian Aid’s humanitarian, resilience and disaster risk reduction programme in all Christian Aid focus states. You will play a key role in strengthening the capacity of Christian Aid and partner staff to prepare for, mitigate against and respond to crises, and in ensuring best practice in our humanitarian response.

You will be responsible for Christian Aid projects being implemented by partners in the field as well as assisting in humanitarian programme development, fundraising, implementation and monitoring. You will provide effective and timely support to partner organisations, enabling them to respond to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s country programme strategy.

You will have an external facing role, helping Christian Aid to engage with donors, representing the organization at state coordination / cluster meetings, and working collaboratively with Christian Aid humanitarian, fundraising, and communications and media colleagues in the South Sudan office and the region.

 About you

To make this happen, you will have considerable experience of implementing and managing Cash Based Initiatives, WASH, Emergency Food Security and livelihoods interventions, including the use of digital platforms. You will have a passion about working with local and national actors and putting affected populations at the center of our work. You recognize the nature of the work requires being based in the field and carrying field monitoring and accompaniment in difficult and hard to reach locations deemed appropriate by the management for the purpose of reaching vulnerable population with much needed assistance.

You will have a good knowledge of emergency coordination and linking relief to rehabilitation and development, including organizational development and capacity building techniques. You will have considerable experience of hands on grants management, working with local partners, and proactively dealing with challenges as they arise.

You will support fundraising and leveraging resources, writing well and being systematic in your approach to system and processes. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop cross-organisational relationships and be confident in engaging with external networks and donors.

You will have a broad range of technical and professional skills around programme cycle management, including proposal development, grant management, leading need assessments, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDMs), and donor reporting. Above all you will be proactive in supporting partners to develop and implement humanitarian programmes.

Further information

Please express your interest to this post by applying through Christian Aid’s online recruitment system on the website .  Enquiries can be mailed to:

Application deadline: 27th March 2019 but interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis due to the urgency of the role for the country office.

This role is for South Sudanese nationals only.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.