South Sudan: Area Coordinator – South Sudan




South Sudan

Job Title:

Area Coordinator Bentiu & Unity State

Date requested: March 15, 2016

Contract Grade: B

Contract Length: 1 year

Date Needed By: July 1, 2016

New Post or Replacement: Replacement

Accompanied / Unaccompanied: Unaccompanied

Exact Job Location: Bentiu, Unity State, South Sudan

Reports To: Emergency Programme Director (EDP)

Responsible For: Unity State Staff

Liaises With: Country Financial controller (CFC), Systems Director (SD), Base Manager , humanitarian agencies in Unity state, relevant authorities and other stakeholders in South Sudan

Job Purpose: To be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Unity State programme. Key activities include: Coordination of the programme, including strategy, budget and implementation oversight, liaise with the Base Manager to ensure administration, human resources and logistics effectively support programme implementation, and the management of two core pipelines. The Area Coordinator is responsible for representation and manages all Unity based staff and ensures appropriate security protocols are in place.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Programme Development and Coordination

· Lead on situation analysis and programme proposal development

· Ensure quality implementation of Concern’s integrated emergency response and recovery programme including nutrition, WASH, , shelter and NFI distribution, along with any new thematic areas

· Provide oversight and support to Program Managers to ensure the prepositioning of stock, the development of procurement plans, expenditure tracking and donor reporting is done accurately and in a timely manner.

· Ensure the local authorities and communities are meaningfully engaged in programme development

· As a member of the Country Management team contribute to the overall management and strategic planning of the country programme

· Together with relevant programme and support staff ensures that Unity State programme activities are within the framework of the Concern South Sudan Country Strategic Plan and Concern’s emergency response plan

· Work with the EPD to further build and maintain Concern’s emergency preparedness capacity including contingency planning

· Support and coordinate visits of visitors including the regional and HQ based staff and external visitors such as consultants, donors and media.

· Provide oversight of finance, HR and logistics and in liaison with Base Manager ensures adherence to the Concern guidelines and procedures

· Monitor the security situation in Unity State and in consultation with the CD implement Concern’s emergency and security procedures.

Staff development

· Ensure effective support and development of all staff engaged by Concern in Unity State.

· Lead, manage and motivate the team, ensuring that they have clear objectives, work-plans and receive meaningful and regular feedback on their performance.

· Make recommendations on core staffing needs (programme and finance, and in liaison with Base Manager on logistics, HR and Admin)

· Ensure adherence to Concern’s policies such as the Code of Conduct, Fraud and Whistle Blowing Policy, as well as the minimum standards of humanitarian relief (ICRC Code of Conduct, Sphere, HAP)


· Acting as Concern’s representative in Unity State, and maintaining strong links with community leaders, local government, NGOs and UN.

· Take a lead role in further developing a coordinated approach towards effective coordination of all partners in Unity State for a coherent approach in all emergency and outreach interventions


· Work in close collaboration with other members of the Concern team, sharing information and designing and implementing programme activities.

· Other duties as assigned by the EPD or CD

Education & Qualifications


· At least three years’ experience of managing and coordinating field based operations preferably integrated emergency response programmes in remote and fragile locations

· Experience and ability to lead a multi-sectoral programme team of international and national staff working in a remote location

· Familiarity and knowledge of finance, logistics and administration

· Experience of monitoring and reporting of budgets across a programme and ensuring effective and accountable use of funds

· Computer literate and sound knowledge of Word and Excel.

· Experience of working in challenging, insecure areas and willingness to work and live in a remote environment


  • Masters in development studies or sociology or any other development related study
  • Experience in promoting community participation in programme design, implementation and evaluation
  • Experience of institutional strengthening of government and local NGOs

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:

A team leader and team player with significant experience in team building with strong organisational, interpersonal and communications skills. Understanding of security context and its relevance to programme delivery & design. Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues; ability to work and remain calm under pressure; good people development and motivation skills. Flexible and adaptable to changing environments and volatile security settings. Diplomatic; a commitment to working through systems of community participation and mobilization. Willingness to travel and live under basic conditions. Needs to have initiative and be able to work with minimal supervision

All applications should be submitted through our website at by closing date…. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline OR Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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