Camp Manager – SSUD
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries. More on www.acted.org
Number of projects 25
Number of areas 5
Number of national staff 317
Annual budget (EUR) 20,78M €
Number of offices 6
Number of international staff 49
Position context and key challenges
ACTED has been present in South Sudan since 2007. ACTED focuses on emergency and relief works around water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; basic infrastructure; food security and livelihoods; and integrated camp management. All of these interventions continue to provide basic and life-saving assistance to vulnerable populations, specifically IDPs, refugees and host communities.
Since the aftermath of the South Sudanese conflict that erupted in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to 1.7 million displaced persons, 270,767 refugees, and 5.1 million people in need. ACTED continues to providing camp management services in 2 Protection of Civilian (POC) Sites, 1 informal settlement and 2 refugee camps, while contributing to Camp Coordination as co-lead of the Camp Coordination and Camp Management cluster. ACTED supports communities in improving their livelihoods through the promotion of income generating activities, community saving groups, and Agro Pastoralist Field schools in Greater Bahr al Ghazal, Greater Upper Nile and Lakes.
Improving effective delivery of services in displacement sites
ACTED coordinates the delivery of services to internally displaced people and refugees in Maban, Awerial, Bor and Juba Counties benefiting a total of over 140,000 refugees and 110,000 internally displaced persons. Within the scope of camp management interventions, ACTED’s team in South Sudan undertake a multi-sectoral approach to establish and empower internal governance structures, ensure access to water and hygienic facilities, facilitate peace between host and displaced communities, and increase the protection of people with special needs. A high emphasis was put in establishing accountability and feedback system at the various displacement sites to improve the delivery of services.
Ensuring access to safe water and a sanitary and hygienic living environment
In 2015, ACTED prioritized the provision of water and sanitation services to people at risk of disease outbreak as well as displaced populations with limited access to water and sanitation facilities. ACTED has been expanding the provision of water and sanitation services to the refugee population of Doro, Kaya and Gendrassa camp and improved sanitation practices in rural areas such as Akobo county.
Improving food security and ensuring access to livelihoods
ACTED’s interventions focus on first addressing the dire food security needs of displaced populations through emergency food distributions within internally displaced and refugee camps, while also working to improve the resilience of vulnerable people across the country through seed and tool distributions and the offer of food for the construction of community assets. Through this approach, ACTED aims to both address food insecurity in displaced populations while building population resilience in the transition towards early recovery, managing to reach over 150,000 beneficiaries.
Transitioning into early recovery
As the country slowly recovers from the havoc wrought from decades of conflict, ACTED’s programming increasingly focus on building resilience and improving living conditions of the country’s poor and displaced populations. Moving forward, ACTED’s camp team is looking at devising and executing comprehensive plans for the return or integration of displaced populations. Secondly, ACTED aims to increase the living standards and ensure the livelihoods of the South Sudanese population, via increasing access to income generating activities and sustainable incomes, tackling the underlying drivers of food insecurity and poverty.
Key roles and responsibilities
– Establish and ensure a transparent system of management including the coordination of services and other activities.
-Supervise the mobilization and the participation of the population allocated in the management system of the camp, with a focus on the insertion of the women
– Supervise the maintenance of the infrastructure of the camp.
– Set up an information management system in the camp, including the collection and the supply of data and the transparent sharing of the information.
– Follow-up the supply of services in all the sectors of the camp according to the agreed directives, the standards and indicators.
– Identify the gaps, estimate and analyze the needs of the camp to avoid the duplication of services and gaps in the help and the protection of the displaced population.
– Set up committees of camp in all the sectors, and make sure that equal access is made for men/women, boys/girls.
– Follow-up and ensure that the committees of camps act and behave according to the agreed Code of conduct.
– Favor the self-sufficiency of the population of the camp and the empowerment in decision-making in the camp management.
– Organize and execute, and\or oversee the follow-up of the recording of the population of the camp, update the data of the population of the camp.
– Make the link between the various communities and the groups living in the camp and favor a peaceful coexistence.
– Protect the interests of the population of the camp towards the authorities of the camp, the service providers and the stakeholders.
– Ensure liaison between the population of the camp and the service providers and the stakeholders
– Ensure liaison between the national / local authorities, the state institutions, the civil society and the other relevant stakeholders. Ensure the effective coordination and the information exchange with them.
– Implement a system to record and collect data
– Design a progressive withdrawal of the camp and a strategy of closure from the beginning of the existence of the camp.
– Evaluate the environmental impact of the camp and the hosting community: assess the negative impacts on environment as well as activities which could prevent or reduce such impacts.
– All the main technical skills / requirements relative to the management of the camp
Required qualifications and technical competencies
Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
Project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in development programmes
1-2 years previous work experience in a relevant position
Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
Excellent skills in written and spoken English
Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to email@example.com under Ref: CM/SSD