The purpose of the project is to provide capacity development support to the South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC). The objectives are supporting the Human Resources management of the SSRC, thereby contributing to the well-functioning of the SSRC, supporting the General Assembly of SSRCS, supporting Branch Capacity assessment, supporting management and leadership training, supporting realisation of new HQ. The South Sudan Red Cross is the new National Society in the South, which was established after South Sudan became independent in July 2011. As the new National Society is struggling to establish itself, it is also facing challenges in terms of financial resources to recruit urgently needed staff including HR Manager and IT Officer. Currently with 100 staff, high turnover, and no HR policies in place, the challenges for the new society to establish itself are significant. South Sudan
A well-functioning Human Resource management will be reached through developing and implementing human resource management policy and systems, and by making sure that certain technical procedures and processes – such as Remuneration packages, Job Contracts and Descriptions, Recruitment processes, Conditions of Employment, Organisational Rules and Regulations – are in place. The General Assembly will be given financial support. The Branch Capacity Assessment will be supported by supporting workshops. Management and leadership training will be supported through exchange and study visits.
The capacity building support project is a cooperation between the Netherlands Red Cross and the South Sudan Red Cross, which targets the new National Society of the SSRC and its 100 staff members. The Branch Capacity Assessment of all 10 branches is supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).