Description

Desired start date: December 8th, 2024
Duration of the mission: 7 months
Location: N’Djamena, Sudan

ABOUT US

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

General objective:

The Deputy Logistics Coordinator backs up the Logistics Coordinator in guiding the mission logistics activities.
In particular, he/she supports the completion of urgent tasks, supports the bases, and the set up of Solidarités International procedures and logistics tools.
He/she replaces the Logistics Coordinator in case of absence.

The main challenges:

  • Due to the ongoing conflict, the SI mission in Sudan has significantly increased its activities and funding (17 proposale submited in 2024 – estimated budget of the mission 20M)
  • Cross-Bording operations on going through Chad to Darfur with opening of new sites of activites and bases (El Fasher on remote, Zalengi as sub-base, Kartoum in remote and evaluations to come)
  • Strcturation & Strategy of the logistics department to implement conscidering the mission from Chad to Sudan
  • Revision of HR setup done and a lot of training to plan to Logistics and Programs teams

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Training for national staffs in Ndjamena & support to Logistics Manager (turnover and gaps)
  • Capacity building on supply movements from Chad to Sudan (transport & storage) & Support to Adre Logistics team
  • Revision and action plan on living conditions N’djamena & support for Geneina
  • Proceed to Chad (Ndjemena, Abéché, Adré) market assessments and the compilation prices and suppliers
  • Logistics reporting to improve on monthly bases

YOUR PROFILE

Education / academic background:

BAC +5 In logistics, transports

Specific skills and experience:

  • 3-4 years of experience in the humanitarian sector
  • 3-4 years on a similar position
  • Experience in importation and custom clearances
  • Experience in accompanying the logistics in emergency and unstable context
  • Experience in team management and capacity building of logistics team
  • Work under a lot of pressure
  • Adaptability
  • Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities

Language:

  • Fluent French (candidates who don’t speak French and English won’t be considered)
  • Fluent English
  • Arabic would be a strong asset

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 2475 gross per month (2250 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: 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.

Insurance package: 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.

LIVING CONDITIONS:

Awaiting for Sudanese visas, the coordination team is based in N’Djamena, where conditions are comfortable. The guest house and office will be separated, with hot water, air conditioning, TV, Internet and electricity. The city of N’Djamena offers a wide range of leisure facilities (gyms, bars, restaurants, cultural institute, riverside walks, etc.) and a large expatriate community.

The coordination team is supposed to regularly visit the Adre base (and possibly go to Geneina, in Darfur). The GH is in good standard, possible shared rooms , fluctuant internet connexion, solar panels and running water point. Social life is limited to contact with other NGO staff (MSF, NRC, HI). Curfew at 10pm. Access to local food.

SECURITY:

When obtaining visas for Sudan, SI will have to deal with numerous security constraints. Access is still under negotiation, and some areas are still closed. Travel in eastern Sudan is subject to numerous administrative impediments. In Darfur, the situation is highly unstable, with cross-border operations underway in Geneina.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

How to apply

https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXNzaXN0LnJlY3J1dC45OTc3Ny4zODMwQHNvbGlkYXJpdGVzaW50ZXJuYXRpb25hbC5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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