South Sudan - Program Coordinator : emergency draught and hunger crisis


Starting date : ASAP
Duration: 4 months renewable
Base: Juba with field visits


The lives of about 20 millions of people are threatened by famine in the Horn of Africa, in the next 6 months. Indeed, while all food security and nutrition indicators (FSNAU, 02/2017) reveal that 6.2 million are in need of an urgent humanitarian assistance today, the projections for the upcoming year are profoundly alarming.

Hence, for the first time in decades, four countries have simultaneously alerted on the upcoming disaster, calling for help. Indeed, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan have voiced their need of food assistance earlier this month, exposing the dreadful rates of pre-famine of their respective countries.

In South Sudan, the instability due to armed conflicts between the government and rebels have been deeply impacted the food supply and the economy. As a consequence, people are fleeing from the country, in search for food and water.

Not only is it the third consecutive year of drought in the region, with a population suffering from very low harvesting stocks and food shortages, but the lack of rain has also impacted on water resources and has severely reduced the availability of water for human and livestock consumption.

Thus, repeated cycles of climatic shocks, ongoing armed conflicts and insufficient recovery periods in the Horn of Africa have exhausted people’s capacity to cope with shock. Time is running out and help is needed now.

To support our coordination team in Juba is preparing to address these profoundly alarming issues, we are looking for : …

A program coordinator who will contribute to developing and implementing the mission’s operational strategy in response the current emergencies faced by the population in South Sudan.

The program coordinator will:

  • Consolidate and expand the program scope to integrate new sectors with a focus on Food Security as a complement to our WASH actions and in response to the famine
  • Develop new projects in line with the mission’s operational strategy and based on sound field data and problem analysis
  • Participate in humanitarian coordination meetings in order to contribute to the development of a coordinated response to the crisis and ensure SI’s visibility
  • Provide technical support to program teams in the field

  • Ensure the quality of programs through implementation of effective M&E methodologies throughout the project cycle

We offer

SI will offer you:

A salaried post: according to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs)

For further information about SI, please consult our website:

Contact: Mano GAUDIN, Recruitment and Follow Up Officer

CV + Cover Letter

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Solidarités International
  • Location: Sudan
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Environment
    • Humanitarian Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-31

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