Community for Development Officer
Premiere Urgence Internationale

Première Urgence Internationale is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious international NGO. Première Urgence Internationale helps civilians who are marginalised or excluded as a result of natural disasters, war and economic collapse. Our mission is to defend basic human rights, such as those set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948

 

 


 Gross Salary: 750 USD
 Creation/Replacement (incl. name): Creation
 Supervisor: Health Project Manager
 No. of Post: 2 Positions
 Duty Station: Gedarif, Sudan
 Duration: 7 Months
 Closing Date: 29 July 2021

 
 Background:

Context:

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is assisting around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

 

PUI’s strategy/position in the country

Première Urgence Internationale was born in 2011 by the merging of Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI) and Première Urgence (PU). AMI was founded in 1979 to respond to humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, conducting health activates and supporting people affected by conflict and displacement. In Sudan, AMI had been active in Darfur from 2004 to 2009 conducting primary health activities in health facilities and through mobile health clinics. Since then, PUI has intervened in the region in Chad, the Central African Republic, Libya and South Sudan (until 2019). PUI implements projects through an integrated approach; to identify, understand and attempt to respond to the integrity of people’s needs affected by a crisis. The objective is to target priority actions, stabilize and improve the situation of the most vulnerable groups, in coordination and cooperation with all stakeholders and humanitarian actors. PUI strengthens public health systems, improves access to care for the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, empowering local communities and preserving their dignity.

 

In 2020, PUI established a coordination office in Khartoum and a field office, in partnership with TGH, in Al Abbasiyah, one of the most under-served areas of South Kordofan. In 2021, following the evolution of the crisis in Tigray state in Ethiopia, PUI is planning to start activities in Gedaref state, to support and strengthen existing health facilities, providing quality health and nutrition services to host communities, migrants and refugees alike. Areas of intervention will include Al Mafaza, Bazonda and Al Fashaga Localities, along the border with Ethiopia.

 

Overall objective:

Reporting to the health project manager, the community 4 development officer is responsible for the project's field and community organization activities. He/she supervises the activities of the community health workers in his/her area of intervention



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • He/she supervises the activities of the community workers and traditional birth attendants.
  • He/she identifies the training needs of community workers and traditional birth attendants under his/her supervision.
  • He/she ensures that the beneficiaries and local populations understand the objectives of the project(s) and participate actively in the implementation.
  • He/she carries out the community activities and ensures that the schedule of activities is respected. A work schedule will be developed according to the periodicity established for the implementation of the project which will also define the logistical and financial needs.  
  • He/she carries out the needs assessment of community activities in terms of equipment, materials, in particular for the staffing of community focal points, the facilitation of mobilization and community planning meetings. He/she assesses the training needs of the supported community workers and refers them to his/her supervisor.
  • He/she participates in the training of the supported community workers through monthly training and supervision.
  • He/she supervises the community workers in the accomplishment of their tasks including MUAC screening and community awareness raising on health and nutrition related topics
  • He/she follows up on the activities proposed in the project (sensitization campaign and community mobilization for the identification of focal points in the communities).
  • He/she ensures the smooth running of the community component under his/her responsibility and ensures compliance with the objectives defined in the project proposal(s). In particular, he/she monitors the defined indicators, reports to his/her line manager, points out any difficulties encountered in implementation and proposes improvements or reorientations if necessary.
  • He/she analyzes and transmits the collected information to his/her line manager weekly .
  • He/she represents the association with the local actors involved in the implementation of the community component and ensures that good relations are maintained with each of them in connection with his/her superior (in compliance with the principles of neutrality and independence of PUI).

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Required Profile

Required knowledge and skills

Required knowledge and skills

Required knowledge and skills

TRAINING

  • Public health
  • Social Sciences and development studies

 

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professional experiences

  • Similar experience
  • Humanitarian experience

 

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Knowledge and skills

  • National Protocols
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and communication skills
  • Computer knowledge
  • Project management and reporting
  • Financial and logistics management
  • Ability to work in a volatile and complex security environment
  • Knowledge of the local security context and security management
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles and tools and accountability mechanisms
  • Knowledge and adherence to humanitarian principles

 

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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

 

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Personal skills

  • Good communication skills, diplomacy and solution-oriented attitude
  • Curiosity and interest in the organization's activities
  • Good ability to manage deadlines in emergency response contexts (stress resilient)
  • Honesty, integrity and transparency
  • Adaptability, flexibility
  • Autonomy, sense of initiative and anticipation
  • Punctuality

 


This job description outlines the main responsibilities of this position. However, you may be asked to perform tasks other than those listed above, without this being considered a contract amendment. Thus, a great deal of flexibility is required in this position.

Those who are interested in the position are requested to submit their CV, Motivation Letter and copies of Academic/experience qualifications to SudanJob Website or by hand in a sealed envelope, properly marked the position to ONLY HAC labour office in Gedaref”.

 

P.S: The priority is for the applicants from Gedaref State. 

 




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