World Relief Project Manager Jobs in South Sudan

World Relief Project Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Position Summary:

Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited, and the forgotten?

If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.

The Project Manager will be deployed as a State-Level manager for the program operations of the CERHSP (LOT 6) –WORLD BANK/UNICEF funded projects in Fangak and Ayod Counties.

The Project Manager will be expected to lead multi-sectoral / health assessments, project planning, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment, and procurement, at the field level. She/he will be expected to mentor and/or capacity-build existing County health staff and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the health programs, ensuring compliance with the grant regulations and monitoring all project activities.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• With support from the Health and Nutrition manager, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall health program plan and master budget.

• Ensure project management deliverables, including contributing to the development of high-quality concept notes, proposals, and reports.

• Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, and individual performance management work plans).

• Ensure timely preparation of program and donor reports on project activities in compliance with donor requirements.

• With support from the Health and Nutrition Manager and HR team, identify technical staffing needs for emergency programs and support rapid recruitment, induction, and training of new staff.

• Identify program supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan, and support the logistics team on storage, transport, and stock management of medicines.

• With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place an M & E plan for the project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacitates health field staff in carrying out the work.

• Support MEAL in putting accountability mechanisms in place for Health components of projects, ensuring that feedback is responded to in a timely manner, and that feedback from beneficiaries is considered in project design.

• To ensure integration (where appropriate) with other sectors, especially looking to strengthen the links between health programs, nutrition, and WASH. To encourage teams to have an integrated approach to emergency responses.

• Identify learning and training opportunities for health staff and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.

• Run and support ongoing training and induction courses for health staff as required

• Ensure that WR work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and local authorities, and support representation at the cluster at national and/or sub-national levels,

• Carry out advocacy activities that target decision-makers in the Fangak and Ayod Counties.

• Comply with WR policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities, and other relevant policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Health professional with
a postgraduate qualification in public health or equivalent field experience

• Significant experience working overseas in humanitarian programs, in particular, primary healthcare

• A minimum of five years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, newborn, and child nutrition health care at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required.

• Previous experience in managing a team; training and capacity building of staff

• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation

• Some experience in representation and ability to represent WR effectively in external forums.

• Knowledge of institutional donors and experience in developing proposals, particularly with UNICEF, WFP, BHA, UNDP, WB

• Ability to write clear and well-argued assessments and project reports

• Excellent communication skills especially with external stakeholders such as local authorities.

• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy

• A high level of written and spoken English

• The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and insecure working circumstances.

• Commitment to the aims and principles of WR.


• Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies is considered an asset.

• Knowledge of basic security & communications training

• Previous experience working in South Sudan

• Positive attitude

• Interest in capacity building

• An area of expertise within humanitarian health


  • Commitment to World Relief's values

  • Good computer literacy (skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.)

  • Excellent written and oral English communication.

  • Able to travel and work throughout South Sudan, in all WRSS project locations

  • Humility, teamwork, and a high level of flexibility.

  • Quantitative and analytical skills.

  • Ability to understand and work in different cultures.

  • Spoken Arabic and local languages will be an added advantage

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations

  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.

  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, and arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.

  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

    How to Apply

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