Posted on: 24/11/22
Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Dafur, Sudan
ABOUT THE MISSION
Following fighting between the Tigrayan Forces (TPLF) and the Ethiopian Armed Forces (EAF), many Ethiopians fled the hostilities and sought refuge in eastern Sudan. Today there are more than 50,000 refugees, most of whom are in different locations: Tunaydbah, Um Rakuba, Village 8, Hamdayet and Babikri. All along 2021 SI was working mainly in Tunaydbah and launched wash activities in the new camp of Babikri in October – November.
Also, a wash in health program in consortium with PUI and funded by AICS (Italian Cooperation) was launched un July 2021 and will be over end of March 2022.
In terms of wash in camps for 2022, HCR will fund SI in Babikri Camp (approx. 2500 individuals) and other donors are under identification (SHF, CIAA, ECHO) for Gedaref and West Darfour. Main activities implemented in Gedaref are: Latrines construction, supply water through water system, HP, solid waste management, wash in health (in 4 health centers: hardware and HP) and potentially Water trucking in case of needs (contingency funded by HCR).
In Geneina, one ongoing project of 1 M funded by CDCS focusing on wash response to gathering sites of Geneina city and one emergency WASH project funded by SHF (500 K) under finalization, to start in September.
Mission: size, bases, budget, number of expatriates and national staffs:
The Sudan mission opened end of 2020, further to the influx of Tigrayan refugees fleeing conflict in Ethiopia. There are 2 operational base, on located in Gedaref and the other one in Geneina (WestDarfur).
As of today, the total budget is approx 2,8 million USD with: 1, 3 M in Gedaref and 1,5 M USD in Geneina.
The set-up is the following one:
- 1 Admin manager and 2 assistants
- 1 log manager and 2 assistants
- 1 PM and 2 assistants
- 1 field coo
- 1 field coo assistant
ABOUT THE JOB
Coordination and strategic orientation, relevance and operational quality / operations monitoring, security management, HR management, representation, internal/external communication.
SPECIFIC STAKES AND CHALLENGES
Although Sudan has been opening up more widely to International NGOs for the past two years, it is still governed by strict rules and INGOs’s access depends on Public Institutions (visa, authorization to work, to travel, to recruit national staff etc…). The HAC (Humanitarian Aid Commission) is an essential partner, the only entry point for INGOs to work in Sudan.
The recent coup of 2021 October 25th lead to a high level of uncertainty in terms of Governance as well as donor’s strategy (especially for long terms project). Military power remains contested by an important part of the population and regular demonstrations are organized, mainly in Khartoum.
Part of that, the security situation in Khartoum remains calm in areas not concerned by the demonstration. Internet / phone network can be cut during demonstration but alternative system of internet connection allow to keep a correct connection.
In Gedaref, the current specific situation at the border with Ethiopia needs to be carefully monitored. The Sudanese army has taken back its agricultural land from the area of al-Fashaga used by the Ethiopians (a disputed area for 20 years). On both sides, the militaries have strengthened their presence. Transportation to Gedaref is by the road, for a 7 hours journey.
In west Darfour, pic of intercommunal violence end of 2020 and end of 2021 had lead to massive displacement of population in Geneina and surrounding localities. The follow up of the security dynamic in this complex and volatile context is utmost important in terms of access, communication with local authorties (HAC) and partners. Transportation from Khartoum to Geneina, main city of West Darfour, is organized by UNHAS flight or by commercial flight.
PRIORITIES FOR THE 2/3 FIRST MONTHS
- Maintain the contact with local authorities HAC, lines ministries at Geneina level
- Lead the base : continue the improvement of the base opened in July 2022
- Security management (level 4 in Geneina) and follow up in Darfur
- To be involved in the access assessment out of Geneina city
- Ensure that the WASH services are well targeted and qualitative
- Maintain the coordination with all West Darfur actors
- Ensure strong link with consortium partners to prepare 2023 (RRM, wash / healt Nutrition)
- Ensure strong coordination with UN at Geneina level
Specific skills and experience
- Good knowledge and comfortable in external coordination and representation with local authorities
- Strong Security management
- Good management skills
- Good knowledge and comfortable with the usual institutional donors (ECHO, BHA, UN Agencies, CDCS)
- Good project management skills
- Ability to live in remote area
- 3 years of experience as Field Coo
- Experience with SI is a very strong asset
SI WILL OFFER YOU
A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2600 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.
Social and medical cover:
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English.
CV only applications will not be considered.
NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension
- Job City Sudan