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Vacancy: Project Manager


Background: VSF Germany is an international Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance.

In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in southern Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.

VSF Germany seeks to recruit a qualified and well experienced Project Manager to oversee the implementation of a food security grant Jonglei State, South Sudan.

This position is based in Bor, Jonglei state, with frequent travels to Pibor.

The post will be part of the South Sudan Country Program responding to the evolving humanitarian emergency.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide technical and operational support to the project implementation team.
  • Ensure an effective planning, implementing and monitoring as well as, reviewing and reporting.
  • Development of a highly motivated project team of field officers and support community networks especially animal health workers.
  • Provide technical support to the teams at field level.
  • Prepare an overall implementation plan and budget.
  • Ensure that financial control of the project is consistent with the VSFG internal finance procedures.
  • Produce and present project progress reports in line with the project grant and in coordination with country program support
  • Any other relevant tasks

Skills / Qualifications
  • A Degree or equivalent in Veterinary medicine, Agriculture or related field of study. Those with social sciences with strong food security experience can apply.
  • Post graduate qualifications in Veterinary medicine, Agriculture or related field will be of an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience working in an international Organization.
  • Technical expertise in a field related to emergency environments especially those related to violence
  • Good analytical, report writing, and presentation skills (in English), including the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely.
  • Working experience in South Sudan especially conflict prone areas with 3 years spent in the field.
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation, facilitation, team building and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in emergency likelihood projects with short implementation periods.
  • Working Knowledge of Donor Funds Management and Reporting.
  • Excellent computer knowledge

Contract Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension

Place of work: Bor and Pibor, South Sudan.

Salary: as per the organization scale.

Living Conditions: Very basic living conditions are provided in shared compound in Bor Town. Bor town was adversely affected by the conflict since 2013 December with the market nearly collapsing but picking now.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV plus 3 names of referees (one of them being their immediate supervisor) with their full contacts to: postal address or via email address to

Head of HR & Administration,
VSF Germany,
P.O. Box 25653, 00603,
Nairobi, Kenya

or to Email:

Applications can also be hand delivered to the VSF Germany, Juba offices on +211 955664899.

Include the current and expected remuneration package.

Indicate the job Title ‘PROJECT MANAGER-JONGLEI’ on the envelope or the Subject line.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 12th July 2014, before 12:00 am midnight.

Qualified Sudanese nationals are encouraged to apply for these positions.

N/B Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis as they are received.

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