World University Service of Canada Program Manager Jobs in South Sudan

World University Service of Canada Program Manager Jobs in South Sudan


World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a
mission to enhance education, economic opportunities, and empowerment for youth. We
work with a diverse network of students, volunteers, institutions, governments, and
businesses.

Together, we foster youth-centered solutions to overcome inequality and
exclusion. WUSC is working in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada (AKFC)
with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to implement the Adolescent Girls’ Education
in Crisis Initiative (AGENCI).

This four-year project will focus on enhancing the
empowerment of vulnerable refugee and host community girls in South Sudan through life
skills, mentorship programs, support to reduce financial barriers, and community
engagement. WUSC will work closely with AKFC teams in South Sudan to jointly implement
this initiative.

Responsibilities

● Provide managerial and technical direction and guidance to the initiative, in line with
the project’s expected outcomes;
● Manage relationships with key project stakeholders, including project partners
(particularly AKFC teams in South Sudan), government officials, and others;
● Collaborate with key stakeholders including local partners and Canada-based WUSC
staff to develop key project planning deliverables (i.e. Annual Workplans and
Budgets, Reports);
● Undertake a coordination role for all project governance, which includes convening
regular team meetings with implementing partners and annual Regional Advisory
Committee meetings, and representing AGENCI in an official capacity in-country;
● Ensuring that all AGENCI staff are informed of significant issues, developments,
donor obligations and changes necessary to meet requirements in a timely manner;
● Ensure coordination between AGENCI technical experts (Kampala and
Canada-based) in order to develop strategies for gender equality and social inclusion
and monitoring and evaluation;
● Oversee day-to-day coordination and delivery of project activities in conjunction

with
staff, technical advisors, and partners; and
● Lead WUSC’s efforts to leverage additional funds for WUSC activities in Afghanistan,
including working with teams in Canada to develop proposal documents and
maintaining relationships with relevant South Sudan-based actors such as
multilateral and bilateral donors

Requirements

● A post-graduate university degree in international development, project management
or a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
● A minimum of ten years of progressively more responsible assignments related to
management of development initiatives;
● Experience in the managment of education project for displaced populations;
● Experience working with international development donor agencies, with a strong
preference for experience with Global Affairs Canada;
● Proven managerial, administrative and organizational leadership skills, including the
knowledge of financial and narrative reporting procedures and a solid track record in
strategic program and project planning and implementation;
● Proven experience managing a large, multi-disciplinary and multi-ethnic team of staff;
● Diplomatic skills and proven intercultural and interpersonal skills;
● Proven experience of adaptability to a challenging and constantly changing
environment requiring iterative planning on a regular basis;
● Experience in capacity building with local partner organizations and a commitment to
a participatory partnership approach to development;
● Proven knowledge of and commitment to the concept of gender equality; and
● Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills in English and
ideally at least one other language commonly spoken in South Sudan.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a letter of motivation and CV to
jobs@wusc.ca with the subject line “AGENCI M&E Officer- South Sudan” by November 15th,
2019.


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