Première Urgence Internationale is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Humanitarian situation and needs:
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.
Our actions in the field:
PUIs aim is to save lives through an integrated approach combining health, nutrition, FSL and if possible, WASH services, in coordination with partners. Each single activity will be supporting the other activities, as to have an effective program with a large impact, aiming to reach the most vulnerable and at-risk population groups.
PUI has been implementing different activities in Northern Bahr El Ghazal State since the start of the Mission in 2015:
PUI took over a Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) that used to be run by MSF-Spain. Since the beginning of the activities, PUI has served a high number of beneficiaries. In 2017 alone, PUI has provided around 125,000 consultations through static Primary health care and mobile outreach. Currently, PUI is providing health services in 15 villages, focusing on children under 5 and women of reproductive age.
PUI started its nutrition services in April 2015 in the PHCC and has expanded its coverage since then, with 15 nutrition sites. The nutrition activities include the treatment of acute malnutrition (moderate and severe) for children from 6 to 59 months and Pregnant and Lactating Women through OTP, TSFP and Stabilization Centre activities.
In 2018, PUI started an emergency FSL program, distributing crops as well as vegetable and fishing kits during the rainy season and providing trainings. The targeted communities are directly linked to the nutrition and health activities, as all programs are implemented in the same area. Later on in 2018 and following in 2019, PUI developed a dry-season activity targeting 3,300 households in Aweil North, providing vegetable and fishing kits, as well establishing farmer and fishing groups; they will be trained on conservation agriculture techniques, Post-Harvest Management, IPDM (Integrated Pest and Disease Management) and safe and hygienic gardening and fishing practices.
The same FSL activities are implemented in Twic (Former Warrap State) since November 2018, supporting 3,000 households with the distribution of kits and trainings for farmers and fisher folk.
Community outreach activities are always intertwined in every aspect of the activities. PUI’s network of Community Volunteers is actively involved in active malnutrition screening within the communities through home to home visits. They also refer cases to the PHCC and PHCUs and deliver health and IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding) education sessions. To increase awareness on these issues, PUI also heavily relies on Mother to Mother Support Groups, the Boma Health Committees and Project Committees.
Based on assessments done in 2018 and PUIs strategy, PUI has developed several proposals with the aim to expand to other geographical areas**. Anticipating on a positive outcome PUI is therefore advertising several positions. Final contracts will depend on agreed donor contracts.
As part of our actions in South Sudan, we are looking for an Administrative and Financial Coordinator.
The Administrative and Financial Coordinator is accountable for the sound financial, accounting and budgetary management of the mission as well as the management of human resources and the administrative and legal records.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Financial, budgetary and accounting management: He/She is responsible for all aspects relating to finance, including budgetary and accounting elements, as well as the mission cash flow.
Management of human resources: He/She is responsible for the administrative management of the local and international teams, for the definition/updating of procedures and HR management tools in accordance with labor regulations in the intervention country and the HR policies of PUI, and for the monitoring of risks linked to HR questions.
Administrative and legal management: He/She supervises administrative records and guarantees that the status and functioning of the mission are in legal accordance with the requirements of the intervention country.
Representation: He/She represents the association in its relations with partners, authorities and different local players for the financial, administrative, legal and human resources areas of the mission.
Coordination: He/She centralizes and diffuses information within the mission and to headquarters for all financial, administrative, legal and human resources aspects of the mission, and consolidates the internal and external reporting for these domains.
Training and Experience:
Training: Financial/accounting management
Experience in humanitarian work Finance and Human Resource Management
Knowledge of institutional donor procedures (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies…)
Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment):
Good stress management
Resistance to pressure
Organized and methodical
Strong sense of responsibilities
Strong listening and empathy skills
Ability to adapt, manage priorities and be pragmatic
Diplomatic and with a sense of negotiation
Good communication skills
Honesty and rigor
Fixed-term contract: 12 months
Starting Date: March 2019
Monthly gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 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
How to apply:
Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Marwan Filah, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates, at [email protected], with the following subject « SSD_CAF »
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