German Red Cross Job Vacancy: Project Delegate Food Security and Livelihoods, South Sudan

The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by social or health related crises. The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides vulnerable people with assistance and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. The German Red Cross assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and capacity building projects on appeals of their sister organisations within the Movement.

Project Delegate Food Security and Livelihoods (m/f/d), South Sudan

GRC is currently seeking a Food Security and Livelihoods Project Delegate (FSL) (m/f/d), South Sudan to support the South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) in the implementation of a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project focuses on creating livelihood opportunities, increasing food security, and promoting communal social cohesion in four counties across Western Equatoria region. The Project Delegate will work closely with SSRC to support the implementation of various activities, such as vocational trainings, marketing and business trainings, distributing start-up kits and offering agricultural trainings. Additionally, the Delegate will collaborate with SSRC to organise social cohesion activities, such as training sessions in mediation, promoting conflict-sensitive communication, and facilitating radio talk shows.

The Delegate will be part of an experienced team of international and national staff under the line-management of the GRC Country Representative.

Starting date: 01.03.2024

Duration: 18 months (until 31.08.2025), with possibility for extension

Location: Juba, South Sudan (with regular travel to project regions)

Main duties & responsibilities:
  • Project Management: Support SSRC in the implementation of the project
  • Reporting: Preparing regular narrative and financial reports in accordance with donor and Red Cross formats and regulations
  • Capacity Building: Training and building the capacity of local SSRC staff and volunteers, to support sustainable food security and livelihoods initiatives
  • Conflict Sensitivity: Integrating conflict-sensitive approaches into project design and implementation to ensure programs do not inadvertently exacerbate tensions or conflicts within communities
  • Community Engagement: Promoting community participation and engagement in project design and decision-making processes, ensuring that programs meet the specific needs and preferences of the affected population
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Support SSRC in the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems
  • Stakeholder engagement, partnerships and Coordination: Together with SSRC, collaborate and coordinate with various stakeholders, including government agencies, non-governmental organisations, and other development/humanitarian actors, to coordinate efforts and maximize the impact of food security and livelihood interventions
  • Emergency Response: Contribute to drafting concept notes and proposals and being prepared to respond to food security and livelihoods emergencies
Required Competencies & Skills:
  • 3+ years of Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) experience with a focus on economic inclusion, vocational education, entrepreneurship and microfinance
  • Strong project management skills, including expertise in Project Cycle Management (PCM), the use of participatory methods, and experience with monitoring systems to track progress and results
  • Strong analytical skills in assessing livelihoods and economic security in relief/recovery contexts
  • Proficiency in training local staff and enhancing community engagement and accountability
  • Experience in conflict-sensitive approaches and community-based social cohesion activities
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement with diverse partners, including NGOs and government agencies
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels while considering cultural and language differences
  • Experience in working with Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies is a strong asset
  • Oral and written fluency in English; knowledge of German would be an asset
  • Excellent computer skills (spreadsheets, word-processing, databases and other programs)
  • Readiness to travel to and work in remote areas essential. Experience of living and working in insecure and conflict-affected environments is an asset
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability and agreement to adhere to the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles
  • Ability to complete a thorough medical screening process 'working abroad under specific climate and health conditions'
  • Valid Driving Licence
What we offer you:
You will be part of a highly motivated professional and multicultural team. We offer a compensation package in accordance with the collective employment agreement of the GRC, along with an expatriation allowance for the duration of your mission, as well as accommodation in an RC compound. In addition to a full insurance package, GRC is covering a home flight within a 12-month period of assignment. You are entitled to Rest and Recreation (R&R) every eight weeks. You will benefit from a comprehensive training package and receive briefings and coaching prior as well as during and after your mission. Medical check-ups and Psychosocial Support Service are included in your assignment.?

Kindly apply by submitting your application by using the GRC online application system until January 10th, 2024.

Please note that due to the travel and visa regulations and the guidelines of our partners in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement certain vaccinations are required for this delegate position. Candidates on the short-list for this position will be asked to disclose their vaccination status.

We point out that the selection and nomination processes for this international delegate position may demand that information concerning your person be shared with involved Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners (IFRC, ICRC, National Society). This may include transmission into countries that do not apply data protection standards comparable to those of the European Union.