Humanitarian Programme Manager (South Sudan)

Organisatie: Dorcas Salaris: marktconform
Plaats: Wau Opleidingsniveau: WO
Uren per week: 40-40 Werkvorm: Betaald
Plaatsingsdatum: 19/04/2018 Reageren voor: 02/05/2018

We are Dorcas and we desire justice, both for people and their communities, so that they flourish. We strive for lasting change for those who live in poverty, are excluded, or are caught in a crisis. This is how we follow Jesus Christ.

We are a Christian organization and we work prayerfully. We value entrepreneurship and are ready to go off the beaten track. We desire to partner with everyone who shares our mission.

For our operations we are regularly looking for (Humanitarian) Programme Managers in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. If you are interested in such a position, now or in the future, we would like to get in contact with you.

At this moment we are specifically looking for a:

Humanitarian Programme Manager South Sudan (stationed in Wau)

Employment: 1.0 FTE

Duration: 1 year with possible renewal of contract

The Humanitarian Programme Manager will lead humanitarian programmes and assist the Country Director in developing new humanitarian programmes in South Sudan. The Humanitarian Programme Manager is part of the management team.

The Humanitarian Programme Manager will be responsible for:

  • Implementation of humanitarian projects/programmes mainly funded by Institutional Donors;
  • Assisting the Country Director in setting up and managing relief and recovery programmes according to Dorcas policies, Humanitarian standards, UN working group standards and donor requirements;
  • Managing, training and coaching of the local staff in project implementation and humanitarian standards, approaches and principles;
  • A key role in logistic, financial and administrative management of the relief programmes implemented by Dorcas and its local partners;
  • Developing new programmes and proposals for institutional donors;
  • Timely submission of reports to the International Office and institutional donors according their and Dorcas International Office requirements;
  • Providing technical advice and support to field staff and partner organisations;
  • Represent Dorcas at the UN-cluster meetings and report to these clusters;
  • Networking with relevant donors, government institutions and other stakeholders. 

Job Requirements:

  • MA/Msc degree in a field related to Humanitarian Aid. Candidates with a BSc degree that have extensive relevant experience are also strongly invited to apply;
  • At least 5 years relevant field experience and at least 3 years project cycle management experience;
  • Experience working in South Sudan (or a similar environment)  is a prerequisite;
  • Expert in disaster management and knowledge of humanitarian principles and standards;
  • Experience writing proposals, raising funds and managing projects funded by Institutional Donors;
  • Perform any other duty as required or assigned;
  • Settled character with ability to cope with stressful, delicate and possibly unstable situations;
  • Proactive attitude, flexible personality, strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Capable to set, pursue and achieve goals;
  • Fluent command of English (both verbal and written);
  • Ability to travel;
  • Adherence to the mission and vision of Dorcas;
  • Being a Christian, adhering to the Christian identity of Dorcas.

We offer:

Dorcas offers the opportunity to become part of a growing International NGO with a dedicated team of professionals. Dorcas offers a suitable pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Furthermore, you will be offered an initial 12 month contract. Depending on continued funding, your performance and fit with the programme and staff, the contract will be extended.

Information and application:

Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to send a cover letter and resume (both in English) no later than May 2nd, 2018 to In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to become part of Dorcas, being a Christian organisation. Please clearly mention that you are applying for the abovementioned position.

For more information about this position or the recruitment process, please contact Mr. David Karelse, Recruitment Officer, at

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. An (e) assessment may be part of the recruitment process. Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are kindly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.