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  • Sudan
  • Posted 1 month ago

Solidarités International

Desired start date: July 1st, 2024
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Geneina, Sudan


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.


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.


General objective:

The Logistician carries out logistics management of his/her base, in compliance with donor and SI procedures.
He/she implements and supervises all logistics operations at his/her assigned base.
He/she organizes logistic support for programs, in compliance with SI procedures.
He/she assists the field coordinator in the implementation of safety rules.
He/she supports, monitors and trains the members of his/her team.

The main challenges:

  • Due to the ongoing conflict, the SI mission in Sudan has significantly increased its activities and funding (from 400,000 USD at the end of March 2023 to over 15 million USD in for 2024).
  • Transition between emergency phase to structuration phase
  • Very volatile context with high humanitarian needs and looming famine

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Launch of ERM project : Purchase for prepositionning of prog items
  • Recrutement and training of new staffs (purchaser, log/admin ERM, log ope)
  • Link Implementation with transition to normal procedures
  • Opening of Zalingei Sub-base


Education / academic background:

Bachelor or Masters degree in related field (business, international relations, etc)

Specific skills and experience:

  • 3-4 years of experience in the humanitarian sector
  • 3-4 years of experience on a similar position
  • Strong experience in procurement, supplies and storage in conflict area
  • Experience in supporting base scale up and/or sub base opening in volatile conflict context
  • Experience in team management and capacity building of team members
  • Work under pressure
  • Adaptability
  • Strong initiative capacities


  • Fluent English
  • French is an advantage
  • Arabic would be a strong asset


A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 2310 gross per month (2100 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.


  • Guest House conditions : GH is simple but nice, 3 bathrooms with running water/showers (cold water), 2 squating toilets + 1 western toilets / private room / outside space. Electricity back up that allows 24/7 electricity. No AC.
  • Internet and telephone network: Good satellite internet in office and in GH. 4G mobile network available with some network cuts, sometimes for a few days. No problem to watch netflix or youtube for instance. Whatsapp calls totally ok.
  • Restaurant & social life: No restaurants validated for now. no sport facilities in the base or easily accessible. Limited social life, few INGOs in town, curfew at 7pm.


Very volatile context. Level 4. Very limited movements


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:

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.

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