organization: INTERSOS

deadline:  30th october 2017

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

1. Terms of reference

Job Title: Project Manager

Code: SR-41-204

Country: South Sudan

Duty Station: Roving between Nyirol, Akobo and Pibor County, Jonglei State, South Sudan

Starting date: 01/10/2017

Contract duration: 7 months

Reporting to: Protection Coordinator

Supervision of: 3 Team leaders (relocatable positions), 6 FTR/CP Case Workers, 3 Education Workers, 3 Hygiene and Nutrition Workers, CFS Facilitators, Community Mobilizers (national positions, locally recruited)

Dependents: no

2. General context of the project

The project, financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, aims at responding to the humanitarian needs of the displaced population in Jonglei State following the conflict, which hit South Sudan in December 2013 and the recent clashes in Northern and Eastern Jonglei between February and April 2017. It is a continuation of a project implemented since 2016 and aims at contributing to a protective environment for the most vulnerable children and adolescents through integrated activities of family tracing and reunification, PSS activities, education in emergency, CHAST hygiene promotion, nutritional screenings and referrals as well as outreach and awareness activities to respond to their multiple needs.

3. General purpose of the position

The Project Manager is responsible for the proper implementation of all the activities of the project, as foreseen by the workplan, including the financial and administrative management. S/he will work closely with donor representatives – in particular UNICEF and Save the Children, who are coordinating all FTR activities in South Sudan – and local stakeholders, including the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agencies who coordinate all humanitarian interventions in loco.

Based on request from the Protection Coordinator, the Project Manager will also contribute to designing and implementing the INTERSOS protection strategy in the country and assist in developing new projects in the sector of child protection or education.

4. Main responsibilities and tasks

To define the required operating processes to ensure a proper management of the project (roles, procedures, decision making and working methodologies) for the national staff in the areas of intervention.

In particular s/he manages the following activities:

  • Family Tracing and Reunification services for unaccompanied and separated minors through CPIMS and their placement to temporary foster care and continuous monitoring;
  • Preparation of bureaucratic issues in close collaboration with UNICEF before reunification flights;
  • Facilitation of CBPSS, including recreational and focused non-specialized activities for vulnerable children in 10 CFS;
  • Management of 3 CPHDs (Child Protection Help Desks);
  • Provision of individual PSS through case management and referral services;
  • Establishment and regular update of referral systems and contact list in close collaboration with partners and local service providers;
  • Alignment of Child Protection and Education in Emergency activities and mainstreaming of Nutrition and Hygiene activities;
  • Provision of trainings on children’s right, family tracing, case management and GBV mainstreaming;
  • Support of selected schools, including teacher’s training, payment of teacher incentive, distribution of school and learning material;
  • Training on school management, children’s need, identification of signs of abuse or psychosocial distress for PTAs;
  • Responsible for the financial management and allocation of project funds, ensuring compatibility and conformity to both, INTERSOS and donors’ budget constraints and procedures;
  • Management of procurement of goods, works and services essential to the project. In particular, s/he ensures that the material for running the activities in the Child Friendly Spaces and schools supported by INTERSOS is smoothly procured and reaches the areas of intervention based on work plan;
  • Responsible for all project documentation up until its conclusion and its delivery to the Protection Coordinator;
  • Supervision and monitoring of the preparation of accounting documents for interim and final financial reports required by donors;
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Protection Coordinator.

5. Required profile and experience


Master’s degree in humanitarian studies or similar.

Professional experience

At least 3 years relevant experience in project management

Professional requirements

  • Advanced knowledge and interest in Child Protection;
  • Knowledge in EiE and WASH in schools is an asset;
  • Proven familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Skype;
  • Previous knowledge of the donor (Italian Agency of Development Cooperation) is an asset.Languages
  • Excellent communication skills in English;
  • Good knowledge of Italian language (spoken and written) is a must.Personal requirements
  • Willingness to live and work in a remote and hard to reach areas;
  • Excellent management and leadership skills;
  • Ability to represent organization professionally and network with multiple stakeholders;
  • Flexibility to respond to changing nature of humanitarian context and operational difficulties in the field;
  • Ability to cope with stress.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their CV, motivation letter and 2 references to with subject line: SR-41-204 Project Manager – South Sudan”**.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.


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