Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) looking for a South Sudanese National as Team Leader at South Sudan Country Office

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Finnish Refugee Council


Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) / Suomen Pakolaisapu (https://pakolaisapu.fi/en/) is a Finnish non-governmental organisation with HQ in Helsinki. The Finnish Refugee Council advocates for the rights of refugees, displaced populations and migrants, and supports them for a new beginning. By reinforcing equity and creating opportunities for everyone to lead a decent life, FRC supports the establishment of fair and equal societies.

Education forms the foundations of an equal society, and FRC´s activities place emphasis on capacity building for the most vulnerable members of societies as well as for community-based organisations, thus strengthening basic democratic structures. Protection for the most vulnerable, particularly women and girls, is also at the centre of FRC operations as well as humanitarian assistance for the forcibly displaced and the most vulnerable among the host communities.

FRC has been registered under the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) and accorded legal personality with Reg. No. 5128 on 8th of November 2023 as International Organisation.

Under funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland FRC will start its operations in South Sudan in May 2024 by implementing a 1 year-long humanitarian intervention in East Akobo County, Jonglei State titled “Supporting vulnerable returnees from Sudan & Ethiopia and local population in South Sudan border areas” which includes multi-purpose cash support, financial literacy and GBV protection components.

FRC is searching for a dynamic and pro-active professional to be appointed,

Team Leader at South Sudan Country Office (South Sudan Nationals only)

Reporting to the Project Coordinator he/she will provide technical support and advice to field team members (FRC and Implementing Partner-IP) with regard to planning, implementation, monitoring, budget forecasts and evaluation of the Financial Literacy Training activities.

Description of Main tasks:

Technical Advice and Support on Project Implementation:

  • Develop technical skills of field teams and FLT Trainers, especially on planning, financial literacy topics, teaching delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Keep up to date on developments in the Financial Literacy sector and ensure that learning is incorporated into programming and shared with other staff.

Project planning

  • Work collaboratively with the Project Coordinator and other team members (FRC and IP) to develop Financial literacy trainings-related work plans for the respective locations
  • Identify and select beneficiaries attending the financial literacy trainings from returnee and host communities according to the criteria set by the project.
  • Coordinate the identification and selection of volunteers from returnee and host communities to be trained as Financial Literacy Training (FLT) peer Trainers.

Stakeholder relations and networking

  • Sustain relations and effective communication and information sharing with relevant stakeholders – including IP, other NGOs providing literacy trainings and cash assistance, local authorities, target community leaders, etc., other

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Ensure in cooperation with M&E Officer, that mechanisms are in place to measure and improve quality of the project, sharing best practises and transfer of technical skills to team members.
  • Assist and provide information to baselines and end line studies when necessary and relevant.
  • Support active monitoring & evaluation amongst field staff, collect and analyse data.

Implementation and development

  • Lead and manage field team members, including peer trainers, to ensure clarity over plans, targets and priorities of the financial literacy project component.

Requirements:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Adult Education, Business / Livelihood Skills, Development Studies, Community Development, or other relevant field, combined with strong experience on training adults and M&E.
  • Post graduate qualification in Project Management and Planning, M&E is an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience at middle management level for INGOs.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Good communication, feedback, and interpersonal and supervisory skills, assertive and able to question unclear transactions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication ability.
  • Good computing skills; proficiency on Word, Microsoft Office packages and M&E tools such as Kobo toolbox.
  • Proficient written and spoken English language skills.
  • Commitment to FRC´s values and Humanitarian Principles.

Desirable:

  • Training on security.
  • Familiarity and previous experience in cash programming and functional adult literacy.

Duration of assignment

11 months; the start date of the assignment is 1th of June 2024.

Duty Station

Akobo East

How to apply

Contact

Applications (CV and cover letter) should be sent to [email protected] OR Hand delivered to DCA Country Office opposite Nile Fortune Hotel, TongPing, Juba Na Bari, by 15th of May, 2024. Please include in your cover letter:

  • Your gross salary request.
  • Contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference persons.

Do not include copies of any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviews will be carried out either in persons or via Teams tentatively from May 20th 2024.

Everyone applying must comply with FRC Code of Conduct, and all FRC policies (e.g., on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment, Gender Equality, HR, Conflict of Interest and Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption).

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: FRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. FRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying in any work setting.

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