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The Organisation for Children Harmony (TOCH) is a South Sudanese National Child focus Non-Government Organization (NGO) established in 2008. The Organisation is legally registered   with Ministry of Justice, South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC) and with government state line ministries.

TOCH implements a diverse portfolio of programmes and projects on both Humanitarian and Social Development issues that are focussed on contributing towards Child protection, Youth and women empowerment in their communities. Our current interventions specifically targets Vulnerable Children both girls and boys, women and vulnerable households such as the poor, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Returnees in our operation areas by providing assistance and opportunities for empowerment and sustainable development through addressing the under laying causes of poverty and injustice in all our programming is guided by our core values.

Head Of Programs

Title: Head Of Programs

Position (1)

Reporting to: Executive Director

Location: Juba with 30% field based trips

Date 7th/10/2019

CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 Year.

 

Purpose of the position:

To provide leadership and management of TOCH South Sudan program ( grant projects) within a designated county or state in humanitarian and development context of program and project designs and plans, capacity building and facilitate implementation of grant interventions in a manner that empower communities, children and local institutions in line with TOCH South Sudan strategic direction and performance standards.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Dimensions: The Head of Programs position has both an internal and external orientation, but works closely with Executive director, Finance, MEAL, Human Resource and operations teams internally in facilitating the planning, implementation and monitoring of programs, projects and activity initiatives. Externally, the role will be expected to strategically position TOCH South Sudan as a leading provider of life changing interventions for children and their families in South Sudan and in areas where TOCH is operating.

Working contacts:

Internal: Executive Director, MEAL and various operations team members, thematic leads, consultants, visitors, and communication and campaign teams from head office.

External: Donors, Cluster groups, service providers, local authorities, and partners, international and domestic publics.       

Key Outputs/Responsibilities:

·         Manage, supervise and build the capacity of program staff in quality program development, management and implementation:

·         Management and coordination of TOCH programs and projects

·         Capacity building of staff. Offer at least one training each quarter in a theme/topic agreed upon with the Executive Director

·         Coordinate, guide and take lead in planning and implementation of programs and projects

·         Develop grant proposals. Write at least 5 proposals a quarter to be sent to partners identified by the Executive director

·         Support the ED in identifying potential funding partners whenever possible.

·         Manage the translation of project documents into operational work plans and monitor their implementation.

·         Take lead in the monitoring of all ongoing projects during the time of your contract.

·         Supporting project staff in developing monthly reports and drafting combined project reports for all ongoing projects

·         Prepare reports and specifically work on the TOCH Annual report 2019 and 2020

·         Whenever invited or delegated by the ED, take part in partner meetings, including state level, relevant boma, Payam and county development committees or any other forums where TOCH is a member

·         Conduct any other duties assigned to you by the Executive director

MEAL

  • With support from Executive director and programme sector managers, develop and put in place systems to monitor and measure the impact of the TOCH Office’s programs and projects, as well as systematically sharing these achievements in the most appropriate way with TOCH office Senior Management Team and board of trustees.

In case of emergency

  • Promote children rights, contributing for children wellness and protection during emergencies, guided by the humanitarian principles and the TOCH code of conduct
  • Be prepared to support TOCH interventions in response to emergencies and able to be allocated in any province in the country;
  • Develop any activity requested by line managers

Child Safeguarding

  • Behave towards children in a way which reflects the Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy. Ensure that programs are designed through a child safeguarding lens to prevent any harm by program activities and/or abuse from staff/representatives (including volunteers).

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling TOCH values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:      

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for TOCH, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the TOCH Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Protection Policy:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills/Experience and Personal attributes

  • Must have a university degree (MA) in development studies or related field.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience in community development.
  • Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of financial and human resource management.
  • Must be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.

      Core Capabilities                                                                                         

  • Practicing accountability & integrity.
  • Practicing gender and cultural diversity.
  • Ability to influence individuals and groups.
  • Learning for growth and development.
  • Communicating information effectively.

How to Apply:

In order to apply for this position, please send your CV/ Cover Letter to recruitment@toch-ss.org or deliver your application to TOCH Juba Head office

•          Female are strongly encourage to apply

•          Deadline for receiving applications shall be 25th October,2019

•          Only short listed Candidate shall be contacted;

•          Any application sent after this deadline shall not be received.

Communication and Campaigns Coordinator(CCC)

Title: Communication and  Campaigns Coordinator(CCC)

Position  (1)

Reporting to: Executive Director

Location: Juba

Date 7/10/2019

CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 Year.

 

Summary of the Roles:

 PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

 The Communications and Campaigns Coordinator will take lead in designing and delivering innovative communications, media and campaign strategies that inspire public support and actions, influence policy decisions and drive the agenda for children. The function will also be responsible for maintaining a positive public image of TOCH South Sudan and support other members of the team to achieve brand consistency in line with organizational policy standards and donor requirements. She /He is also responsible for and managing the Country Office’s communications and media-related activities. In addition, she/he will be responsible for building the capacity of staff of TOCH South Sudan in head and field offices, communities and local authorities in identifying and undertaking campaign initiatives aimed at changing practices for fulfilment of Children´s rights at community and national levels.

The Communication and Campaign Coordinator will be responsible for managing and updating social media platforms and website, ensuring quality, accuracy of information in line with the organizational policies and procedures.

 SCOPE OF ROLE:

 

Dimensions:  The Communications and Campaigns Coordinator position has both an internal and external orientation, but works closely with Programs Manager, MEAL, Human Resource and operations teams internally in facilitating the planning, implementation and monitoring of campaign, media and communication initiatives. Externally, the role will be expected to strategically position TOCH South Sudan as a leading provider of life changing interventions for children and their families in South Sudan and in areas where TOCH is operating.

Working contacts:

Internal: Program managers, MEAL and various operations team members, thematic leads, consultants, visitors, and communication and campaign teams from head office.

External: Media, Child Rights groups, service providers, local authorities, and partners, international and domestic publics.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: External Communications and Media

Communication

·         Develop a communication strategy, guidelines and plan for head office;

·         Lead the development and dissemination of relevant real-time humanitarian and development situational reports/materials.

·         Lead the dissemination of TOCH South Sudan brand to make it recognised, respected, accepted, and protected at all levels.

·         Support project leads and technical specialists to identify and document stories of change and case studies, success stories that communicate the impact of our work and for use in media work and for quality reporting purposes. This includes production of monthly or quarterly newsletters and other institutional communication materials.

·         Take lead in reviewing and presenting stories, photos, messaging, fact sheets and multimedia products for Save the Children’s key public audience.

·         Support the field programmed teams in ensuring TOCH South Sudan global brand and donor requirements are fulfilled for visibility and communications materials.

·         Work closely with the program teams on graphic design and production of materials for fundraising campaigns and publicity.

·         Produce other external targeted products on an ad hoc basis as necessary and requested by the supervisor.

·         Train key senior staff on communications and media and support the Executive Director and other senior managers in their roles as TOCH South Sudan designated spokespersons.

Media:

·         Develop media strategy/guidelines to guide the engagement of TOCH South Sudan with media;

·         Develop, and implement a social media strategy that communicates the impact of our work and speaks to the South Sudanese public, including regularly updating the platforms

·         Ensure that all media messages and engagements are approved by the Executive director;

·         Identify media issues, prepare media messages, assess appropriate media for communicating those messages and facilitate the process of disseminating/communicating those messages.

·         Take lead in media relations and as appropriate establish proactive and beneficial relationship with media houses that can help in advancing children’s rights at policy and programme levels as well as identify opportunities to TOCH South Sudan work.

·         Ensure that any action undertaken to implement communications or media work in country is compliant with TOCH’s global communications and branding standards and has been duly approved by TOCH Executive Director.

·         Familiarise self with the work of TOCH South Sudan to effectively represent the organisation in media engagements where relevant;   

·         Draft media briefings, talking points, Q&As, press releases and media statements based on advocacy priorities identified.

National Campaigns:

·         Lead and coordinate the delivery of the country office campaign initiatives.

·         Support the programmed teams in implementing campaign activities taking advantage of key moments to deliver on the country office campaign objectives.

·         Work closely with advocacy teams in public mobilization and engagements, creating moments and opportunities for campaigning

·         Build and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with TOCH staffs and other campaigns teams ensuring consistent approaches, common messages and effective campaign events.

·         Support TOCH South Sudan’s engagement in regional and global campaigns through contribution of stories, videos, photos etc. to highlight Country office achievements within such initiatives.

Internal Communication:

·         Compile and develop TOCH South Sudan’s country reports, sit reps and newsletters as required.

·         Provide assistance to content and layout of creative promotional materials such as leaflets, fact sheets, info graphics, creative audiovisual information, brochures and other communications materials.

·         Lead the development of a communications calendar capturing priorities of actions and products for the Country office;

·         Management of internal communications content including archiving, uploading on content hub, website and other platforms.

MEAL:                                                 

·         With support from regional and member communications and campaign staff, develop and put in place systems to monitor and measure the impact of the TOCH Office’s communication and campaign initiatives, as well as systematically sharing these achievements in the most appropriate way with TOCH office Senior Management Team.

Share success stories and learning related to Communication and Campaign initiatives spearheaded by the TOCH country office with regional and global working groups and/or communities of practice.

In case of emergency

  • Promote children rights, contributing for children wellness and protection during emergencies, guided by the humanitarian principles and the TOCH code of conduct
  • Be prepared to support TOCH interventions in response to emergencies and able to be allocated in any province in the country;
  • Develop any activity requested by line managers

Child Safeguarding

·         Behave towards children in a way which reflects the Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.

Ensure that programs are designed through a child safeguarding lens to prevent any harm by program activities and/or abuse from staff/representatives (including volunteers).

 ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing communications and campaign strategies
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent photography skills (additional skills in videography is an added advantage)
  • Excellent skills in social media
  • Proven ability to communicate verbally with a wide range of actors and audiences.
  • Fluent in English and Arabic

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling TOCH values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:                        

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for TOCH, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

Essentials

  • Strong understanding of approaches for communicating information to a wide range of audiences including media relations
  • Advanced proficiency in graphic design and photography

·         Ability to multi task, work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines, responsive to external requests and strong team player.

  • Excellent communication skills with excellent command of the English and Arabic languages. 
  • Ability to review and edit reports and products (in English and Arabic) for dissemination and publications.
  • Experience identifying target audiences and devising promotional and campaign strategies to engage, inform and motivate current and potential partners
  • Willing and able to travel widely in country to support field teams

Desirable

·         Commitment to and understanding of TOCH’s aims, values and principles

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in relevant field such as Mass/media Communication / International relations / Journalism
  • At least three (3) years working experience in communications and documentation        

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the TOCH Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Protection Policy:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

How to Apply:

In order to apply for this position, please send your CV/ Cover Letter to recruitment@toch-ss.org  or deliver your application to TOCH Juba Head office

•          Female are strongly  encourage to apply 

•          Deadline for receiving applications shall be 25th October,2019

•          Only short listed Candidate shall be contacted;

•          Any application sent after this deadline shall not be received.

     

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