Back Country Director South Sudan

  • Added Date: Friday, 14 December 2018
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 05 January 2019

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

HI has offices in more than 55 countries; for further information about the association:


HI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, implementing emergency and development actions aimed at improving protection, quality of life, and the promotion of rights of vulnerable individuals, including people with physical disabilities. HI’s current operations are centred in POCs (protection of civilian sites) and IDP camps outside Juba city and in three greater states: Yei, Torit and Yambio in greater Central Equatoria state, greater Eastern Equatoria and greater Western Equatoria respectively, with the Country Office based in Juba city. During 2019, HI is planning to establish a base in the greater Unity, which remains the most conflict and disability affected region of the whole country.

Since 2016, HI has been operating an emergency mobile (or flying) unit responding to MHPSS (Mental Health & Psychosocial Support) and disability rehabilitation assistance in the greater Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei states. Overall, about 50,000 direct beneficiaries (people with disability and other most vulnerable) are being targeted through MHPSS and Livelihood projects, with a strong emphasis on mainstreaming disability inclusion. HI current programs are funded by ECHO, DFID, MOFA Luxembourg and OCHA. As part of its 2019-2021 strategy, HI South Sudan is prepositioning to deepen programming in Protection, to expand program interventions in Health (MHPSS) as well as inclusion in humanitarian action and to undertake innovative programming in Education in emergency.

HI works in close collaboration with the South Sudan Humanitarian Clusters (Health, Protection, Food Security &Livelihoods and Education), UN agencies and Government departments (Health, Agriculture, Education, Gender and Youth, and Relief & Rehabilitation Commission). HI is also an active member of the South Sudan NGO Forum, which brings together 120 international and 240 national NGOs employing about 22,500 national and 1850 international staff


Under the management of the Geographical Director based in Lyon (France), you are responsible of the strategic development and management of the program. You are in charge of implementing projects in line with HI mandate and to improve the capacities and volume of the program. The team in South Sudan is composed by 120 persons including 14 international staff; you manage directly a team of 5.

In this framework your main responsibilities are:

  • Strategy and programme implementation:

  • Ensure the implementation of a security management system on the programme

  • Programme Coordination

  • Team management

  • Ensure HI's representation and internal/external communication


You have:

  • University degree in social studies, development or international relations

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in mission/project management position within NGOs

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in emergency and/or humanitarian context

  • Programme management Strategic development skills,

  • Strong HR management skills

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Fundraising skills

  • Fluent in English

  • Strong capacity on transfer of skills

  • Strong leadership, diplomacy

A previous experience as Head of Mission in a difficult context or post conflict context as well as a knowledge of the region and of HI policies and procedures are added advantage


Security and road access remains a key factor in geographic targeting of operations in South Sudan. Many locations in the country cannot be reached overland due to ongoing conflict between government and opposition forces, threats from armed gangs, and the huge under development of road and telecommunications infrastructure. Apart from IDP projects in Juba which are managed directly, most of HI’s programs in many parts of South Sudan are currently implemented through remote management, with international staff based mainly at the Country office in Juba, doing regular travel to the field. The country mission has a safety and security protocol which emphasizes individual and team sensitivity and pro-activeness on security matters. The protocol is reviewed periodically to match or anticipate emerging scenarios. International staff movements within Juba city is facilitated by HI and has a curfew restriction between 9PM-6.00AM. Office and residential accommodation are currently housed in one compound, and a number of residential facilities including kitchens and lounges are used in common (rooming with sanitary services is individual).


  • Starting date : February 2019

  • Length of the contract: 12 months**

  • Employee status, according to experience :

  • Salary from 3220 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate

  • Perdiem : 457€ net/month

  • Hardship allowance : 500€ net/month

  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year

  • R&R : 5 days every 6 weeks

  • Status : position unaccompanied

  • Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI

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