- Job number: SRH05457
- Domaine de competence: Human Resources
- Statut: Salarié
- Type de poste: Overseas missions
- Country: Sudan
Contract Type: Short term contract
Desired start date: 08/01/2023
Duration of the mission: 12 months
Location: Madani, Sudan
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their Basic Needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI's interventions provide expertise in the field of access to Drinking Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of Food Security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers - intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.
About the mission
Following fighting between SAF (regular army) and RSF (rapid support forces) since April 2023, SI is developing a rapid Emergency response in Sudan.
In Geneina, West Darfur, SI opened a base in August 2022, providing assistance to IDPs living in the gathering sites inside the city. The response was WASH in emergency activities with water trucking, construction of boreholes, hygiene kits distribution, latrines construction and rehabilitation…
Today, the situation in Darfur, and specifically in Geneina is worsening due to the conflict at country level. SI is assessing the sites and the needs for an Emergency Response which began in May 2023, providing WASH in emergency activities to the IDPs and host communities in Geneina, and possibly in other states in Darfur (El Fasher, Nyala). SI began water trucking activities in May 2023 and is the only WASH actor in Geneina.
In the East of the country, especially Gedaref, Al Jazirah and Madani states, security situation is tense but much calmer than in Darfur. SI is doing assessments to implement a WASH/shelter and NFIs response for IDPs, mainly coming from Khartoum.
In Khartoum, SI wants to develop a WASH emergency response as soon as possible, and when authorizations are provided.
SI is one of the pillars of the INGO forum Coordination, especially for Darfur.
About the job
- The HR Coordinator will direct and coordinate all administrative, and labor services.
The main challenges:Due to the ongoing conflict, SI Sudan mission increases a lot its activities and fundings (from 400 000 USD at the end of March 2023 to more than 10 millions USD in August 2023) - It means a lot of recruitment to launch and follow up.
As it is complicated to get Sudanese visa, the work will be done remotely at the begining and the coordination is spread in a lot of countries. Internet challenges to reach out the bases
Emergency contexts and HR procedures: respect of the procedures + monitor donor process
Administrative impediments regarding labor office, authorizations...
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
Follow-up the set-up of the bases
Ensure relation with local authorities regarding recruitments
Ensure good HR set-up for programs and support
Ensure good understanding of the emergency HR procedures by all in all bases
Revalorisation of the salary grid
Cross bording operation ongoing from Eastern Chad to West Darfur: management of both country HR procedures - close collaboration with the admin coo in Chad
Education and experience background:
BAC +5 In HR management 3-4 years in a similar postition in the humanitarian sector
Knowledge of HOMERE software Experience in accompanying the opening of bases Experience in team management and Capacity Building of HR team Work under a lot of pressure Adaptability Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities
Language:English fluently French Arabic would be a strong asset
SI will offer you
A salaried position:
According to experience, starting from 2860 EUR gross per month (2600 EUR base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD.
SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.
During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
If SI gets Sudanese visas, a lot of security contraints will be there. Access is still in negociation, some areas are still closed, open an ongoing conflict. Movement in the East of Sudan submitted to a lot of administrative impediment. In Darfur, highly volatile context, cross bording operation to go to Geneina.
Depening on visa, and on the coordination set-up place, but security measures will be on place, with curfew. Internet in country is very challenging, with days without connexion. A lot of NGOs are in Sudan (East Sudan), but socialization will depend on the evolution of the context. It has to be understand that rooms could be shared as SI is currently working in a highly emergency context.
Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!
Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.
Thank you for your understanding.
To learn more about Sl: www.solidarites.org Apply