Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) was founded in 1939 as the labour movement's humanitarian solidarity organisation. Our vision is Solidarity in Action, and we aim to improve people's living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. In Norway, we have around 14000 members, and in total 2500 employees working in more than 30 countries around the world. NPA’s core areas are International Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Humanitarian Mine Action and Disarmament, First Aid and Rescue Services and International Solidarity, Anti-Racism & Inclusion. In all our interventions, we continuously work to reduce our climate- and environmental impact.
The position is based under the NPA Department for Development and Humanitarian Cooperation (DHC). We work in partnership with local organizations with the aim to strengthen their ability and to fight for a more equitable distribution of power and resources in their communities. Currently, NPA DHC has more than 20 Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Do you want to join our professional and committed global team in our work for a more equitable distribution of power and resources?
We are looking for a new Head of Sub Office (HoSO) to join our programme in South Sudan. South Sudan is one of the most exciting and challenging humanitarian contexts and NPA has been in the country for over 30 years. The right candidate will bring in experience and expertise to help address these challenges.
The HoSO has the responsibility for the management of NPA’s sub-office in Fangak. The position requires a dual approach where some of the programmes are implemetned thorugh partners while others are implemented direclty by NPA staff. The HoSO is responsible for all support services and budget holder for the support lines of projects in Fangak and Pigi as well as the quality implementation of Humanitarian and Resilience Programme programming. The HoSO is responsible for the implementation of a large WFP grant with a demanding donor in an unpredictable context, in combination with other grants. Given the tense context in South Sudan, the HoSO plays an important role in ensuring duty of care for NPA staff.
Location: Fangak, Jonglei State, South Sudan
- An exciting opportunity to be part of a well-established country programme with a strong reputation and a wide portfolio of programme activities and donors. You will play a key role in the continuous development of this programme.
- Comprehensive salary package including country specific allowances and insurance scheme.
- Five weeks’ annual holiday plus one additional week off for expats.
- Three international flights home per contract year.
- International staff are housed in a guest house in Juba, and benefit from a 7/1 R&R rotation.
Please note that we offer a two-year contract* with the possibility of renewal. The salary and allowances are subject to income tax according to NPA’s Tax Policy. The working conditions, including annual leave, follow the Norwegian Working Environment Act.
- At least five years’ experience and demonstrated success at management level in an international NGO, within multi-sectoral, humanitarian programming (food security, protection, livelihood and Disaster Risk Reduction operations).
- Relevant technical, advanced university degree.
- Demonstrated success in project designing, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
- Proven skills in budgeting, finance development and risk management.
- Experience from and understanding of hardship humanitarian postings.
You are able and willing to work and live in very isolated hardship conditions with limited access (transport is only possible by boat, UNHAS flight once a week). Public services and commodities available are limited, and the living conditions in the NPA compound are basic. You are able to work independently and proactively with minimum supervision, and are culture-sensitive, with good communication and interpersonal skills.
What you will do
- Lead the planning and implementation of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring NPA and partner adherence to technical standards, best practices, NPA strategic objectives and donor guidelines.
- Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with NPA and donor requirements.
- Anticipate and mitigate risks and implementation delays and provide ad-hoc support to project implementation through trouble shooting and eliminating blocking points.
- Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure a timely completion of projects through review, BVAs and project reports.
- Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of project deliverables.
- Ensure that project annual plans, budgets and reports are in place, and that these enable relevant activities of good quality.
- Manage the NPA Fangak sub-office, including administrative and personnel issues, and ensure that relevant strategies, policies and procedures are in place and are adhered to (admin/finance, HR, procurement, security and logistics).
- Responsible for accountability and transparency in the implementation of approved budgets, ensuring that all expenditures (imprest, salary/incentive payments, invoices, etc.) are presented properly and timely
- Responsible for implementing NPA security procedures in Fangak and Pigi, and report to HRD Programme Manager and security management team in Juba.