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VSF-Belgium Project Manager – Emergency Veterinary Support Project Job Re- Advertisement in Juba, Sudan

VSF-Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production.

In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.

Position Title:
 Project Manager – Emergency Veterinary Support Project
Duty Station:
 Juba, Sudan
 1 Year renewable
Deadline for Application:
 16th August2010
 September 2010

The Project Manager will manage and coordinate the implementation of the Emergency Veterinary Support Project in Juba, Southern Sudan.

This will involve provision of both technical and strategic leadership; ensuring efficient project development and management; ensuring that systems and procedures are in line with VSFB policies, VSFB strategy, donor and legal requirements.

The Project Manager reports to the Country Programme Co-ordinator Southern Sudan


VSF B is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual that is capable of managing a multi disciplinary team and delivering timely project outputs.

The Emergency Veterinary Support Project seeks to address food security in exceptional
situations of transition i.e. among vulnerable agro pastoralist communities through capacity building, preservation and protection of livelihood for better productivity.

Main Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate all aspects of project management and development.
  • Ensure effective and efficient financial management of the project. i.e. compliance with donor rules and VSF –B procedures
  • Ensure Staff working on the project have the capacity to implement activities in the project.
  • Representation of VSFB at local, national and regional levels.
  • Ensure effective communication and information flow within the project and with the Regional Office Nairobi.
  • Participate in coherent strategy development and relevant development networks
  • Build sustainable partnerships with the Government, civil society and private sector as appropriate.
  • Take a significant lead in the promotion and adoption of Assets Based Community Based Approach (ABCD) in programming activities.
  • Mobilization of funds from donors
  • Development of project proposals
  • Timely preparation and submission of donor reports , financial reports, internal reports.
  • Juba based with frequent (30%) travel to the field.
Essential or Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Masters (Veterinary Medicine) or equivalent.
Knowledge and experience
  • At least 5 years experience at senior management level in project development and management (Including USAID compliance in South Sudan, East Africa.
  • Experience in project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, budgeting,
  • Experience in capacity building, local partnerships
  • Knowledge and experience with funding and fund raising mechanisms
  • Knowledge on livelihoods, food security models and livestock based development
  • Work experience in conflict or post-conflict areas
  • Knowledge of a local language would be desirable.
Skills and competence
  • Technical skills for livelihoods and food security programming
  • Financial and budgeting, formulation and tracking
  • Project cycle management, strategic planning and M&E
  • Leaderships and facilitation
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and ABCD
  • Vulnerability and stakeholder analysis
  • Training
  • Manage and motivate a (multicultural) team
  • Organizational, planning and coordination
  • Communication, reporting and presentation,
  • Ability to prepare and present technical material to audiences at all levels
  • Computer & IT
  • Identify him/herself with the mission, vision and values of VSF - B
  • Display intercultural sensitivity
  • Respect in dealing with others
  • Willingness to travel and work in remote field locations
  • Team player
  • Self Motivated and positive outlook
  • Conflict sensitivity
Please send your application letter, CV and list of 3 references by e-mail (reference “Emergency Veterinary Support Project”) on or before 16/08/2010 to

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates of Sudan nationality.

Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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