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19 februari 2015 |

Project Manager Sexual and Gender Based Violence


The Netherlands Red Cross helps to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen resilience by responding to disasters and crises and by supporting community and institutional risk reduction and preparedness.

In the Netherlands we do this with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally with technical support, relief supplies or financial support. 

Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion.

Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. 

The International Department of the Netherlands Red Cross is amongst other responsible for support of activities in South Sudan. To strengthen the South Sudan team, we are looking for a Project Manager Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Juba, South Sudan.


Position title:     Project Manager Sexual and Gender Based Violence (100%)

Duty station:                     South Sudan - Juba

Time period:                     1 year, with possible extension

Starting Date:                    15 April 2015

Status:                                 Unaccompanied



South Sudan remains one of the countries facing considerable challenges regarding security, whether it is as result of conflict, natural disasters, and lack of access to basic services such as health care service delivery and/or stagnating development. Our main partner is the newly founded South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC). In synergy with other actors, particularly other Red Cross Movement actors present in the country, we seek to effectively prepare and respond to emergencies and assist people in need. Particular areas of intervention are maternal, newborn and child health, WASH, HIV/AIDS and responding to sudden and chronic crises in Central Equatoria State, Terakeka & Tore, Yei State.


Since SSRC is a young national Red Cross Society we give particular attention to the strengthening of the SSRC capacities. Building on experience and a long partnership with the SSRC (previously a branch of the Sudan Red Crescent Society), the NLRC commenced a long term partnership with the SSRC in order to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency in reaching those most vulnerable in South Sudan, and strengthen their resilience.


Conflict related sexual violence has become a key priority in the humanitarian response in South Sudan as it gradually, since December 2013, publically emerged as one of the most humanitarian needs to be addressed in the country. Therefore, in collaboration with other Red Cross movement partners, the Netherlands Red Cross will support the SSRC with a 3 years project to strengthen the existing public health interventions to support survivors of sexual based violence.


Main responsibility

  • Provide technical support to the SSRC to develop the project proposal, develop monitoring framework, planning and budget of this comprehensive public health project on sexual and gender based violence.
  • Conduct needs and capacity assessments on SGBV in close coordination with other RC Movement partners
  • Ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are met in a timely and effective manner. He/she will provide appropriate mentorship and technical support to SSRC counterparts
  • Ensure technical support to SSRC to enable further impact and improve quality interventions relating to SGBV prevention and response programming
  • Assure that the comprehensive continuum of addressing SGBV is assured in the project, including prevention, medical service, psychosocial support, and economic support
  • Promote coordination among the movement partners active in this domain, including Norwegian Red Cross, Swiss Red Cross, Danish Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross and ICRC
  • Map existing services to address SGBV in affected areas' including identifying community capacities and structures for potential partnership
  • Undertake regular monitoring missions and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing the SGBV trends, patterns and advises on the prevention and response strategies;
  • Represent NLRC in GBV sub-cluster and other relevant coordination mechanisms.  

Position in the organization

  • The Project Manager SGBV will report to the country representative in South Sudan.  He/she will liaise with others within the NLRC on technical matters for support and technical backstopping.


  • University (Masters) Degree or advanced degree in one of the following studies: Psychology, Public Health, Social Science, as it relates to gender and SGBV, and development or related field. With good knowledge of issues relating to IDP women, gender, humanitarian and development issues and SGBV prevention and response
  • Specialized training in reproductive health, social work, psychosocial support and/or fields directly related to gender-based violence response desirable;
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant (international) experience of which 3 years in the field and 5 years in an international capacity
  • Minimum of 5 years of previous experience managing SGBV projects with strong technical and program management skills.
  • Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; IASC GBV Guidelines and Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies; and the Minimum Initial Service Package.
  • Work experience in result based management, including monitoring and reporting
  • Experience in the transfer of capacities, preferably within a setting of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies;
  • Experience in working with partners at national and sub-national levels preferably within the RC Movement;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English language; 

Key competencies

  • Values: Integrity; Commitment to RC mission and values; Valuing diversity
  • Managing Relationships: Working in teams; Communicating information and ideas; Conflict and self- management; Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning,
  • Working with people: Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
  • Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking, Results orientation,  
  • Able to work in politically complex and challenging environment



  • Please send your resume in English and letter of motivation with reference: competition number 16, before 9 March,  2015 to: sollicitaties@redcross.nl in the name of Ms Annemieke van Teeffelen 
  • For more information about the position, you can contact Ms Stephanie Jurgens-Bleeker, SJurgens-Bleeker@redcross.nl
  • An assessment can be part of the selection procedure.
  • While we appreciate all responses, only selected candidates will be contacted.