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IDRA has a total of 11 fulltime staff (6 male and 5 females) and 15 volunteers in the various project sites in South Sudan (7 male and 8 female). However, IDRA has 2 prominent contractual staff that handles technical issues e.g. Project development and M&E.

S/No.Type of StaffTotal NumberMaleFemale


S/No.Name of Policy ManualPurposeDate Adopted/updated
1Human Resource Policy Hiring of Staff
 Welfare of employees
 Staff training
2Financial Management Policy Basic framework for handing finances of the organization2020
3Procurement Policy It defines the organizational procedures for any procurement process2018
4Staff Policy Manual To regulate the conduct of staff
 To enforce policies to enhance performance


 To save lives of vulnerable persons in conflict affected communities and other emergencies situations by the provision of basic relief assistance
 To help communities access Sexual Reproductive Health Services for improved and healthy reproductive life
 To improve the living standard of the vulnerable communities through community mobilization, capacity building, advocacy & strengthening of institutions at the grass root level.
 Support HIV/AIDS affected young persons to respond positively to HIV/AIDS challenges
 To build the resilience of vulnerable women by strengthen the capacities in like saving skills for economic empowerment
 To Increase women participation in development initiatives by addressing socio-cultural barriers to women empowerment and participation
 To strengthen youth participation in peace and security through community based empowerment
 To ensure that children rights are adequately respected as stipulated in international conventions and to provide protection services to affected children in South
 To promote positive cultural practices and values with specific attention to marginalized groups (youth, women and children) in order to transform attitude and behavior
 To work as pressure groups for the common good of the society and improve access and utilization of the media.
 To securing livelihood for the vulnerable women through economic empowerment

 To promote Peace Building in communities through embracing ethnic diversity through an initiative of women action to embrace ethnic diversity and reduce conflict

 To strengthen national ownership and capacity to prevent protect and respond and ensure accountability for conflict related sexual violence.

 To forge forums to address gender based violence and enhancing SGBV prevention and response in South Sudan.


IDRA has adopted a sustainable strategy that endeavors to achieve the maximum, a need based and right based approach initiated that embraces community involvement and mobilizes all indigenous and local resources. Influenced by the complex emergency needs of conflict affected communities and new development paradigm, which puts people before things, IDRA follows a participatory approach in every sphere of its work. The traditional knowledge of the rural poor is valued and respected, and there is confidence that rural people are capable of self-reliant organization. On a practical level, the fundamental thrust of this approach is decentralization and empowerment.
For a community to be able to work for its own recovery/development and reduce its dependency there is a need for full involvement at all stages of programming. The participation of communities in identification, planning, management, implementation and evaluation of projects is a key factor in IDRA work. Internally a participatory approach is adopted in managing the affairs of IDRA.
Externally, IDRA role as a “change agent” helps first in saving lives and restoring hopes and second, in developing community management structures that are capable of managing their own emergencies and development needs. This increases the ability of the community to demand accountability in all their affairs, from leaders and officials. It reinforces the community’s belief in the value of their own development choices and efforts. These community management structures are not parallel structures, but are built upon traditional institutions, promoting equitable representation and participation

Human resource development is an essential aspect of our emergency and development work. This means ensuring that the community is trained and skilled, as well as organized, to maximize the potential of the community to take hold of its own relief, rehabilitation and development.
IDRA strongly believes in maximizing its impact by transferring field experiences into  knowledge to influence the development policies and practices of NGOs, donors and government agencies. This is important for working towards the long-term goal of eradicating poverty.

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