Country programme coordinator – south sudan

Job Summary

Support the overall programme management and development of the South Sudan mission

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Closing date: 17 Jan 2019

1. Terms of reference

Job Title: Country Programme Coordinator

Code: SR-41-820

Duty station: Juba

Starting date: 11/02/2019

Contract duration: 6 months (renewable)

Reporting to: Head of Mission

Supervision of: 2 Technical Coordinators and Project Managers

Dependents: n/a

2. General context of the project

South Sudan is anchored to the bottom of the human development index. Access to services is still a significant issue due to on-going conflict and lack of human and physical resources. More than half of its school age children – over 1 million in total – are out of school, GBV is at all time highs, Malnutrition and food scarcity is a looming threat, along with the deepest social and economic inequalities and its volatile situation makes it a stable location for humanitarian intervention.

INTERSOS has been present in South Sudan since 2006 with a country office in Juba and field bases in six States of the country, namely Jonglei, Upper Nile, Unity, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria and Central Equatoria. INTERSOS focuses on implementing emergency response and relief programs in different sectors: Protection, Education, NFI/Shelter and WASH with a special focus on serving the conflict-affected population, which were forced to displace from their homes by the conflict but also the hosting communities, which often are equally vulnerable.

3. General purpose of the position

  • Support the overall programme management and development of the South Sudan mission
  • To manage and oversee the development of the assigned projects such as Health and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation Hygiene with effectiveness and efficiency.

4. Main responsibilities and tasks

Programme Management

  • Develop and revise programme of activities for INTERSOS SS mission
  • Prepare and review strategies related to the rollout and development of integrated WASH Health and Nutrition activities and project
  • Ensure that all projects are reaching high quality of performance through coordinating implement of the organisation'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 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
  • With administration section ensure procedures are followed for staff, updated details on file, ToRs are in place and followed, payments are followed up on

5. Required profile and experience


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

Professional Experience

  • Experience (5 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

  • Strong skills in communication, mediation and negotiation
  • Strong understanding of stakeholders and stakeholder management
  • Proposal writing, grant development
  • Team management skills


  • 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
  • Problem solving attitude solutions oriented


For further information and to apply, follow the link below:

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS' platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to , with subject line: "SR-41-820 -Country Programme Coordinator – South Sudan".

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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