INTERSOS Project Manager Jobs in South Sudan

General context of the project

South Sudan is a country which has been affected by complex emergencies, both natural and conflict-related, for decades.

INTERSOS has been present in South Sudan since 2006 with a country office in Juba and field bases in six States of the country, namely Jonglei, Upper Nile, Unity, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria and Central Equatoria.

INTERSOS focuses on implementing emergency response and relief programs in different sectors: Protection, Education, NFI/Shelter and WASH with a special focus on serving the conflict-affected population, which were forced to displace from their homes by the conflict but also the hosting communities, which often are equally vulnerable.

This project will be implemented under ECHO Fund and will be operational as Protection mobile response to reach difficult accessible areas in the whole country where needs are the highest.

General purpose of the position

  • The Roving Project Manager will be based in Juba and is responsible for the managerial oversight and coordination of the ECHO Protection Emergency Preparedness & Response Project.
  • The Manager will be responsible forestablishing the intervention in line with the contractual agreements and guidance of the Protection Cluster.
  • The intervention will carry out assessment, prevention and response activities through mobile responses for vulnerable internally displaced populations (IDPs) and host communities in areas of operations.
  • The Project Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Protection Coordinator, supervising the EP&R team.

    Main responsibilities and tasks

    General Programme Management
    Technical support:

  • Plan and coordinate closely with the Protection Cluster and EP&R partners the deployment of the INTERSOS Protection EP&R Team to hard-to reach areas for assessments and response through the provision of life-saving protection assistance;
  • Facilitate regular training and mentoring to field staff and key partners on case management, psychosocial support (based on IASC MHPSS Guidelines), support for vulnerable groups (including persons with disabilities), GBV mainstreaming using the IASC guidelines on integrating GBV in humanitarian action;
  • Develop community engagement methodologies and tools, participatory design of IEC materials for GBV and general protection awareness and outreach activities, in collaboration with Protection partners and cluster.
  • Design and continuously improve GBV assessment tools and monitoring and evaluation mechanism, based on ethical and safety principles;
  • Review weekly activity reports, case management files and provide advice and supervision on case management processes to staff;
  • Support the development of local referral pathways and operationalize safe and ethical referral mechanisms;
  • Build close partnerships with national GBV and CP sub-clusters and Government Ministries of Gender, Child, & Social Welfare to appropriately address women's issues and GBV in national policies, laws and guidelines;

    Act as INTERSOS South Sudan Emergency Focal Point, support development of best practices, analysis of programmatic trends, and give inputs for internal GBV and CP mobile strategies;

  • Plan and timely Implementation of INTERSOS EP&R protection response during displacements (due to conflict or natural disasters) and other emergencies as they arise;
  • Collaborate with the Protection coordinator, ECHO, and the EP&R Protection partners to define the scope and objectives of the protection response for each intervention;
  • Oversee the implementation of the EP&R protection responses and ensure that stated goals and objectives are met;
  • Produce structured work plan for each emergency intervention;
  • Supervise, mentor and provide capacity building trainings to the national protection EP&R team members;
  • Lead deployment team in provision of Provide guidance during assessment and emergency response;
  • Ensure compliance with INTERSOS and donor policy, procedures and practices throughout emergency response activities, including adherence to Do No Harm principles;
  • Supervise the preparation of logistic and financial requirements
    prior to emergency interventions.
  • Prepare and oversee the budget expenditure and procurement for the interventions, in close collaboration with the logs and finance department.
  • Overall responsible for managing the INTERSOS EP&R protection staff including hiring, supervising, conducting performance reviews and building capacity of the staff.
  • Represent INTERSOS in cluster, partner, and donor meetings relevant to the PE&R program and communicate with relevant authorities to ensure EP&R program is properly implemented in coordination with all stakeholders.
  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including completing staff performance evaluations to promote growth and professional development;
  • Review of regular financial and narrative reports from mobile team, ensuring financial compliance including budget management and correct accountability documentation;
  • Analysis and evaluation of humanitarian needs across the country and security risk analysis and elaboration of contingency plans together with Security Officer before deployment of EP&R team;
  • Ensure linkages with the INTERSOS Child Protection and GBV team and other departments internally;
  • Support Protection Coordinator in proposal writing for new projects for South Sudan mission;
  • Ensure all internal and external narrative reports are of good quality and completed on time, promoting good understanding about projects with donors, other sectors, partners, and communities;
  • Manage project budget to maintain project expenditure within budget parameters, ensuring adherence to INTERSOS and donor financial procedures and requirements;
  • Support project teams to utilize financial planning tools, such as spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on project proposal.

    Required profile and experience


  • Master’s Degree in International Development Studies, Human Rights, Psychology or related field is preferred Or demonstrated relevant experience.

    Professional Experience

  • At least five years of professional work experience in the humanitarian field preferably in a Managerial role and in the relevant technical discipline (Protection, GBV prevention and response programming). Demonstrated project management skills (financial management, human resources management, monitoring and evaluation techniques). Experience in mobile/emergency response is considered an asset.

    · Strong experience in complex humanitarian programming with a focus on emergency preparedness and response;
  • Strong training and capacity building skills, particularly using participatory techniques for training on different components of protection programming;
  • Excellent analytical, report writing and proposal writing skills and computer literate;
  • Strong orientation towards evidence-based programming, with skills in monitoring and evaluation and conducting assessments desirable;
  • Good knowledge of the procedure of international donors, especially ECHO desirable.

    Professional Requirements

  • Strong inter-personal skills to develop effective working relationships with donors, colleagues and other stakeholders;
  • Flexibility, adaptability and high work capacity to ensure activities and technical management/coordination support provided in a timely manner to achieve project results;
  • Ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies;
  • Willingness to live, adapt and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments;
  • Willingness to spend at least 60% of time in the field in hard-to reach areas living in temporary bases;
  • Ability to work remotely in coordinating interventions across multiple sites;
  • Ability to work independently while being a strong team player with proven supervisory skills;
  • Familiarity with the issues and culture in South Sudan considered an asset.


  • Fully proficient in written and spoken English.

    Personal Requirements

  • Willingness to accept basic living standards in shared accommodation or tents during field trips;
  • Strong team spirit.

    How to apply

  • In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS' platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to [email protected] , with subject line: "SR-41-662 – PM Emergency Preparedness and Response - SS". By 30th August, 2018

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