Programme Development Specialist - SOUTH SUDAN H/F

HI , South Sudan
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“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations,we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

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On 22 February, the Transitional Government of National Unity was established in South Sudan, marking the start of a 36-month transitional period ahead of elections, in accordance with the terms of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed on 12 September 2018. Riek Machar was sworn in as First Vice President, followed by four other vice-presidents. Until now, the parties continued to disagree on the allocation of the ten state governorships. The selective and incomplete implementation of the security compromises made under the revitalized peace agreement threatens the peace, security and stability of South Sudan. In particular, the deadlines for completing transitional security arrangements, including the cantonment of forces and the “formation, training and redeployment of the necessary unified forces” have not been met. However, with other militia leaders such as Thomas Cirillo excluded from the peace deal, and several instances of armed groups breaking the permanent ceasefire agreement, low-level endemic conflict is likely to continue.

While the Formation of Transitional Government of National Unity has registered a decline in politically motivated fighting, inter–communal violence has increased in 2020 to become the main source of violence in the country. During the first quarter of 2020, it resulted in 658 people killed, 452 injured, 592 abducted and 65 subjected to sexual violence.

The number of reported cases of COVID-19 in South Sudan continues to rise steadily; as of 27th September, 2,686 cases had been reported in the country. If not contained, the virus could have a devastating impact on the country, given the tens of thousands of people living in overcrowded camps for internally displaced persons and South Sudan’s fragile and under-resourced health care system.

Despite reduced fighting during that period, the humanitarian case load remains high. Across South Sudan, about two thirds of the country’s population remain in need of humanitarian assistance or protection in 2020. This illustrates the multi-faceted nature of the causes of the protracted humanitarian needs in the country. The underlying factors include years of conflict, displacement and lack of investment in basic services, lost food production, destroyed livelihoods, sexual violence and children losing their education.


HI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, implementing humanitarian and development actions aimed at promoting the rights, safety and quality of life of vulnerable populations, particularly persons with disabilities, mental health problems and functional limitations across the country. HIs current portfolio adopts an integrated and multi-sectoral approach which includes interventions centred on MHPSS, Protection, Functional Rehabilitation and livelihoods with disability inclusion a cross-cutting theme across all programmes. In 2020, HI will continue to implement interventions in these areas, whilst transitioning to post-emergency and recovery programming.

At present the total mission portfolio is approximatively 3,641,670 million euros per year. The main donors of the mission are DFID, UNHCR, SSHF, Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CDC. The mission currently employs 12 international and 106 national staff, working from the coordination office in Juba, field offices in Yei, Torit, Yambio and a mobile response team covering multiple locations across the country. HI is intending to expand to former Unity State to address the humanitarian needs of the population in the coming year