Programme Coordinator – South Sudan

INTERSOS , South Sudan
Job Summary

Job Description

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

job Title: Programme Coordinator

Code: SR-41-1777

Duty station: Juba with frequent field visits (Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile and Greater Equatorial States

Starting date: 01/03/2021

Contract duration: 9 months

Reporting to: HoM

Supervision of: Project Managers (for Programme - no hierarchical supervision)

Dependents: Non-family Duty Station /non-accompanied

General context of the project

Since gaining independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011, South Sudan has confronted a number of humanitarian challenges, including population movements and returnee integration. In the two and a half years since people of South Sudanese origin began returning from Sudan on a large scale directly before and after independence, vulnerable communities in South Sudan have struggled to accommodate more than 700,000 new arrivals, many of whom are rebuilding lives and livelihoods with few resources from which to draw. Inter-communal violence and general insecurity also persist in several parts of the country, particularly in Jonglei State, where fighting has led to significant displacement and deteriorating humanitarian conditions.

Lingering effects from more than 20 years of north-south conflict, poverty, and continued tension with Sudan, which led to a cessation of oil exports in 2012 that damaged South Sudan’s economy, compound the humanitarian situation. Confronting deteriorating economic conditions, populations are less able to cope with shocks and increasingly rely on the humanitarian community for basic food and non-food assistance. However, insecurity, bureaucratic harassment of relief organizations, logistical challenges, and Government of the Republic of South Sudan-imposed restrictions constrain humanitarian activities across the country, hindering the delivery of critical assistance to populations in need. The Country has then seen a prolonged period of instability resulting from a failed then stalled peace process.

General purpose of the position

  • Support the overall programme management and development of the South Sudan mission (clusters, donors meeting and other relevant meeting programme oriented)
  • To manage and oversee the development of the assigned projects such as WASH, EiE, Protection, NFI/Shelter and Food Distribution

Main responsibilities and tasks

Programme Management

  • Develop and revise programme of activities for INTERSOS SSD mission
  • Develop and write new proposal
  • Ensure that all projects are reaching high quality of performance through coordinating implement of the organization’s tools and approaches
  • Ensure oNGOing learning on good practices and sectoral standards relevant to the assigned projects and monitoring system and tools are developed and used by project managers and sector coordinators
  • Promote teamwork and coordination across sectors to ensure integration and homogenous quality implementation of programmes
  • Enhance a positive identity of INTERSOS across all Programmes
  • To build a strong collaborative network among partners and community in the spirit of the participatory approach of INTERSOS programmes

Program Quality

  • Develop and update minimum standards for programme implementation across strategies
  • Ensure with the support of the Protection Coordinator that all sectors are considering Protection Mainstreaming actions and AAP in all activities
  • Ensure strengthening of existing presence through complementary integration of INTERSOS sectors of intervention
  • Ensure quality of the report sent to the donors.


  • Ensure 5W matrices are submitted to national clusters as agreed,
  • Coordinate internal cross sector communication and updates
  • Represent INTERSOS with national and state authorities, non-state actors I/NNGOs, donors etc. in Juba

Human Resources

  • Ensure oNGOing training of team, re-recruit where necessary
  • support PM in recruit field staff - as support

Required profile and experience


  • University degree at Masters level of relevant sectors and fields or demonstrated programme management experience

Professional Experience

  • Experience (3 years) working in a complex context is required
  • Knowledge of proposal development is essential
  • Intersectoral experience or similar positions are an asset
  • Experience managing integrated projects is an asset
  • Knowledge of the different sectors of intervention is a must

Professional Requirements



  • Excellent written and spoke English are essential

Personal Requirements

  • Willingness to live in the field including in temporary bases and to accept basic living standards and movement restrictions
  • Willingness to work adapt and productively work in insecure, volatile, or harsh environments
  • Strong team spirit
  • Flexibility, stress tolerance
  • Problem solving attitude solutions oriented