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INTERSOS seeks to recruit a head of mission – South Sudan

Détails :

Type d’offre : Contrat à durée déterminée
Volume de travail : Temps plein
Fonction : Gestion de projet
Lieu de l’emploi : Juba, South Sudan with frequent travels to field locations


Code : SR-41-920

Duty station : Juba, South Sudan with frequent travels to field locations

Starting date : 01/07/2019

Contract duration : 12 months

Reporting to : ECA Regional Director

Supervision of : About 15 international staff and 150 Local staff

Dependents : no


General context of the project :

INTERSOS is present in South Sudan since 2006, starting its operations in the country from Bor, Jonglei State. INTERSOS central office for South Sudan is based in Juba and had several field bases in Jonglei State (Bor, Ayod, Nyirol, Uror, Akobo and Pibor), 1 in Western Equatoria (Yambio), 1 in Upper Nile State (Malakal), 1 in Unity State (Bentiu). After 2013 conflict, as field bases, INTERSOS started to operate within UNMISS PoCs in Juba, Bor, Bentiu and Malakal. In September 2014, however, INTERSOS has moved out from UNMISS base in Bor and has its own compound in town shared with other two INGOs. In the framework of the present crisis INTERSOS has immediately intervened in Juba, UN House and Tongping, in NFI and Protection sectors. The operation has been extended also to the PoCs of Bor, Malakal and Bentiu with activities in the field of Protection, both GBV and CP, Education, NFIs/Shelter and WASH.


The main areas of intervention are :

Protection :

in particular prevention and response to GBV and Child Protection in Jonglei State and Upper Nile State. These activities are addressed to children, women, youth and men and involve case management, including psychosocial support, for Child Protection and GBV; referral and family tracking for unaccompanied minors. INTERSOS is also the Jonglei GBV sub-cluster Focal Point and since 2012 is leading the GBV response in the State and is active member of the Psycho Social Support Task Force;

Education :

INTERSOS is one of the main partners of UNICEF within the country in promoting education as a part of emergency response. Since 2010 INTERSOS is leading the EiE Cluster in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States and is the focal point agency in Jonglei for Education in Emergency interventions. The program covers the main areas affected by the conflict: Central Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile and Western Equatoria States. The program includes both structural and non-structural interventions: Construction/rehabilitation of learning spaces, kit distribution, training of teachers and PTA on children rights, psychological support and risk mitigation;

Shelter/NFIs :

these activities involve assessment and identification of new IDPs, mainly in the most hard-to-reach areas within Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States, emergency kit distribution and kit use monitoring, and construction/rehabilitation of emergency shelter. Moreover, since 2012 INTERSOS is the Jonglei State NFIs & ES Cluster Focal Point;


  • construction/rehabilitation of water facilities (wells, pipe schemes), rehabilitation of latrines, sanitation and hygiene promotion in Western Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria State ;
  • Primary health and nutrition ;
  • Intersos is going to extend its humanitarian response in South Sudan to the Nutrition and the Primary Health sectors.

General purpose of the position :

The general purpose of the post is to represent INTERSOS in SouthSudan with all relevant actors and in the main fora, supervise and coordinate the general implementation of INTERSOS programs in the country and act in accordance with specific directions from and supervision of the Regional Director.


Main responsibilities and tasks :

The HoM manages and coordinates the operations and human resources in the country and is responsible to :

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders ;
  • Follow up, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with the host country formalities ;
  • Define country priorities based on context and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country; design, promote and elaborate new interventions ;
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the country operations – and all related administrative, financial, human resources, logistics and security aspects -ensuring timely and quality assistance delivery, as well as cost efficiency and accountability, in compliance with INTERSOS and donors guidelines, regulations and procedures ;
  • Continuously assess, analyze and evaluate the impact of the country operations, also through periodic visits to the areas of intervention ;
  • Define the mission financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank accounts ;
  • Coordinate, guide and supervise the mission staff, and evaluate their performance ;
  • Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings. Manage the safety and security of the operation in the country.

Profil recherché :

Education  :

University degree in Social Sciences, Political Silence, International Relations, Humanitarian and International Cooperation or related fields.

Professional Experience :

  • At least 5 years of professional work experience as Head of Mission or other management/coordination positions in humanitarian/development contexts ;
  • Proven experience in management of UN, USAID and ECHO funds ;


Professional Requirements :

  • Demonstrable experience in programme and operations coordination ;
  • Security management and access negotiations skills ;
  • Logistics, finance and HR management skills ;
  • Experience with donor compliance and reporting ;
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills, with government and non-government counterparts ;
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills ;
  • Excellent computer skills (proven computer literacy is a must) ;
  • Demonstrated experience in staff supervision and remote management models ;
  • Strong experience with monitoring tools and systems is desirable ;
  • Readiness and ability to move around in South Sudan ;
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS.


Languages :

Excellent command of written and spoken English


Personal Requirements :

  • Proven experience in management of large staff teams and good leadership ;
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and in writing) ;
  • Proactive attitude ;
  • Stress management ;
  • Ability to work in insecure remote contexts and to adapt to basic living conditions in remote/isolated areas.


How to apply :

For further information and to apply, follow the link below : here

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS’ platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to, with subject line:“SR-41-920 – Head of Mission – South Sudan”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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