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Dorcas and Help a Child (Red een Kind) are recruiting a Disaster Response Coordinator / Liaison officer (Juba, South Sudan)

Dorcas desires justice, both for people and their communities, so that they flourish. Dorcas strives for lasting change for those who live in poverty, are excluded, or are caught in a crisis. This is how we follow Jesus Christ.

Help a Child is a Christian, international non-profit organization, founded in 1968 in The Netherlands. Help a Child empowers vulnerable communities to improve the wellbeing of children. Help a Child works in rural areas where the wellbeing of children and families is threatened by poverty, natural disasters or conflicts.


In South Sudan Dorcas and Help a Child have joined forces. Dorcas and Help a Child are looking for a

Disaster Response Coordinator/Liaison officer

(to be based in Juba with frequent travel to the field)


To represent, network and coordinate our joint programmes the Disaster Response Coordinator/Liaison officer will be responsible for:


  • Representing Dorcas and Help a Child at the UN-cluster meetings and reporting to these clusters;
  • Representing Dorcas and Help a Child towards donors, government institutions and other stakeholders;
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with South Sudan Joint Response stakeholders, RRC, NGOs, Ministries and other important players in the humanitarian and development sector;
  • Strategize, coordinate and lead in lobby, advocacy and networking activities in Juba according to the country strategies of Help a Child and Dorcas.


  • Acquisition and networking with potential donors and keep up to date regarding their policies and funding opportunities;
  • Create and capitalize on fundraising opportunities;
  • Contribute to program design and writing of proposals for institutional donors.


  • Management & coordination of the Help a Child Disaster Response programs in South Sudan;
  • Coordinate between the Dorcas, Help a Child and Juba based donors and stakeholders;
  • Act as a linking pin between local offices and the institutional fundraisers and lobbyists in the Netherlands;
  • Submitting reports to the country offices, headquarters and institutional donors;
  • Provide logistical support.


  • MA/Msc degree in a field related to Humanitarian Aid and Development. Candidates with a BSc degree that have extensive relevant experience are also invited to apply;
  • 4+ years relevant working experience;
  • Demonstrated experience building professional networks at a senior level;
  • Proven track record in identifying, creating and capitalizing on funding opportunities;
  • Ability to cope with stressful, delicate and possibly unstable situations;
  • Results driven and strong motivation;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, interpersonal and cross cultural sensitivity;
  • Being a Christian, adhering to the Christian identity of Dorcas and Help a Child;
  • Experience working in a setting similar as found in South Sudan is a prerequisite.

This is what we offer you

We offer you the opportunity to become part of an international, ambitious and dynamic team. We offer a fulltime position and a fair pay and benefits package. Furthermore, you will be offered a 1 year contract. Depending on your performance and fit with the program and staff, the contract will be extended.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to send a cover letter and resume (both in English) no later than January 4, 2018 to

In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to become part of the Dorcas and Help a Child organization. We also invite you to include your Christian motivation in your cover letter.

For more information about the position and the recruitment process please contact David Karelse, Recruitment Officer at

An (e-)assessment will be part of the selection process. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to keep children safe. All staff are required to sign and adhere to the Child Safeguarding Policy. Recruitment is subject to successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.