Programme delegate

  • South Sudan
  • Juba
  • Danish Red Cross
  • Job
Career Category
  • Program/Project Management
Years of experience
  • 5-9 years
  • Disaster Management
  • Safety and Security

Are you looking for a challenge? Don’t miss this opportunity to join our team in South Sudan and be our new Programme Delegate. Please notice that the position is subject to be filled upon reception of the fund from donor.

South Sudan is a relatively new country with many humanitarian and development challenges and a multitude of international and national development and humanitarian actors, including UN agencies and international and national NGOs.

South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) has been supported through various projects and programs by nine Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement partners in South Sudan. SSRC is one of the significant local civil society organizations in South Sudan with a presence of 17 local branches in all 28 states, a network of an estimated 12,000 volunteers and over 220 members of staff. SSRC’ operational capacities are still relatively weak in the light of the considerable humanitarian needs in the country.

Danish Red Cross (DRC) has been working bilaterally with SSRC for more than a decade. Support has been given mainly to development of a capacity for emergency preparedness and response, community based psychosocial programmes and to branch capacity development. Currently focus in the partnership is on integrated community resilience, psychosocial support and emergency response. Currently, DRC has three international staff such as the finance delegate, DM (Surge) delegate & Country Manager and around 15 national staff to implement multi sectoral programme.

The overall purpose of the Programme Delegate (ECHO funded project) position is to ensure quality and coherent guidance and support to the SSRC on programme management of DRC supported programmes with particular focus on implementing DM and Community based Early Warning project in the field. The position will require hands-on operational support, guidance and coordination and will work with relevant SSRC staff to design and implement programme in Bor state of South Sudan.


Some of the key responsibilities of the Programme Delegate:

  • Manage the ECHO funded DM/Early Warning System project and provide strong, technical guidance to SSRC (and Netherlands Red Cross -NLRC) to plan and implement the project in South Sudan.
  • Ensure high quality programme implementation and effectiveness, quality assurance (QA) and the compliance with regulations of DRC and ECHO;
  • Supporting the CM’s responsibilities to ensure fruitful donor relations, taking a lead in the relationship with ECHO at country level.

    • Ensure progress on programme implementation by providing programme management support to NS including development and revision of yearly and quarterly adjusted action plans and budgets
    • Monitor programme progress including regular field-visits with NS counterparts
    • Support and prepare relevant visibility material for DRC, as per the programme document.
    • Work with the SSRC counterpart/Project Coordinator – and provide technical support to SSRC related to the programme.
    • Monitor resource allocation and utilization at all levels (DRC Headquarters (HQ), regional and country level)
    • Coordination with and supporting the DRC Country Team and other relevant partners in building capacity in SSRC, particularly for donor compliance and project Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL).
  • Support NS (and DRC/NLRC) participation in relevant cluster and coordination meetings in South Sudan.

Experience and qualifications

  • Relevant degree level qualification or extensive professional experience in related field and or social sciences, Disaster management, Project management etc
  • Excellent communication, coordination and facilitation skills in culturally and politically sensitive environments

    • Knowledge about the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, Disaster Management and other cross-cutting programmes within the RCRC is an added value
    • Proven field experience in project management in conflict-affected or post-crisis countries.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working in operations management and coordination in the field

  • 3 years of experience of analysing, planning, and managing relief and development programmes and resources

  • Strong grasp of the planning and managing finances and budgets

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • A high degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English language. Knowledge of Arabic language is an added advantage.

We expect that you have good analytical and negotiating skills. You possess excellent communication, coordination as well as networking and facilitation skills. You need to have assessment, consultation, planning and project management skills, in order to design and achieve a comprehensive programme development process. In terms of personal qualities, good cultural understanding and the ability to work in a challenging multicultural environment is essential.

Employment Conditions

The ideal starting date is as soon as possible. There is a 3-month probationary period, and the total length of the initial contract is 12 months with the possibility of extension. The salary including all allowances and pension payment will be between DKK 43,000 and DKK 44,000 per month, depending on qualifications and experience. An individual apartment in Juba is provided, free of charge.

South Sudan is a non-family duty station with a paid 7-day Rest & Recuperation break permitted after every 8 weeks in-country. The delegate will be an integral member of the DRC Country Team, although in order to focus on capacity-development they will be embedded within the SSRC DM/programme Team.

How to apply

Please follow the link to apply: Røde Kors Regional Office – Africa – Programme delegate, South Sudan (

If you have questions about the position, please write to our South Sudan Country Manager, Mohammed Jaufar Zainulabdeen, [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 10th May 2021. First interview is expected to take place end of May 2021 and second interviews and a written test by early June 2021.

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