Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) Job Vacancy: Head of Programmes - South Sudan

PAH in South Sudan is looking for a  Head of Programmes

General information:
Organization: Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)
Position: Head of Programmes
Location: South Sudan
Contract details: 3 months probation period with possibility of extension
Starting date: ASAP

What PAH is about:
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is a non-governmental organization employing people who want to make the world a better place. For over 20 years, we have been providing relief in big and small emergencies worldwide alongside with running missions in several countries in crisis. Our interventions of both humanitarian and development character have been carried out in 49 countries so far. We concentrate on ensuring sustainable and stable development of regions suffering consequences of war and/or natural disasters. We possess long-standing expertise in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), but also implement projects in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), as well as Shelter, Nutrition and Education.
PAH in South Sudan:
PAH has been working in South Sudan since 2006 as one of the first NGOs established in Jonglei State. We are a small team of committed individuals aiming at delivering tangible and sustainable change in the largest, most populous and most conflicted state of South Sudan. We are needs- and community based, hence aside drilling and repairing boreholes, developing accompanying O&M structures and innovative approaches to sanitation and hygiene promotion, we have also been developing our emergency response capacity. Our Emergency Response Team (ERT) mainly reacts to WASH and NFI needs of populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters, which have been on the increase for the past two years. Thanks to the expertise gathered over the years, we were also appointed to lead WASH Cluster in the state: we coordinate WASH emergency response with partners and hence make sure all vulnerable communities are served at the time of crisis.

Who PAH is looking for:
PAH in South Sudan is looking for a new Head of Programmes. The person will hold the following responsibilities: 
  • In cooperation with the Head of Mission, develops a long-term strategy for Programmes on the mission in South Sudan, operationalizes and leads its implementation
  • Defines the common approach and standards in PAH WASH Programme and monitors their coherent application across Programmes
  • Controls the timely and effective implementation of activities as well as use of budget and other resources enabling synergies in the Programme
  • Identifies sources for Programme financing and applies for these
  • Leads Programme Team, i.e. selects, assesses performance, motivates, establishes supporting relations and develops project staff
  • Liaises and engages in cooperation with stakeholders such as donors, institutions, authorities, international and national non-governmental organizations, international organizations (IOs), clusters representing PAH
What PAH requires:
  • Experience in coordinating WASH and NFI-related programmes (minimum 1 year) and WASH/NFI related projects (minimum 2 years) within difficult operating environments, especially in East Africa
  • Experience in coordinating projects in an emergency set up (1 year)
  • Proven experience in team management (at least 3 years)
  • Documented successes in applying for institutional and private funds
  • Proven experience in project management (at least 3 years)
  • Strong communication skills in culturally diverse environment
  • Resourcefulness, initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English (at least C1)
  • Good knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Driving license 
What PAH offers:
  • A full time position with a probationary period of 3 months,
  • Monthly salary calculated based on experience,
  • A challenging, exciting and active job in an organization combining emergency and development work,
  • Free cost of accommodation on  PAH premises in Juba and in the field,
  • Per diem of USD 25 per day for each day spent on the Mission on top of the salary
  • Annual leave of 26 working days and days off in lieu of working weekends and holidays
  • Flights home covered every 3 months up to approximately 1200 USD,
  • Covered insurance costs up to USD 4000 annually. 
How to apply: 
If you are interested, please submit your application (no longer than 4 pages) to the email address: hr.ssud@pah.org.pl no later than November 30th 2015. Please include note ‘Devnet’ in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.