Food Assistance Manager

Plan International, South Sudan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st October, 2021

Job Description

The Food Assistance Manager will directly work under the Area Implementation Manager in Pibor and will be responsible for planning, implementation and reporting of the integrated food assistance and nutrition project (GFD, School meal and BSFP) and liaise with the donors at head office in Juba (WFP, UNICEF, FAO, UNDP/OCHA/IOM), forging good working relationships with them and other heads of sub-offices in Pibor,  related to the project and the point person for the food security and livelihood cluster coordination forum at OCHA.

With the support from the Food Assistance and Nutrition team members the incumbent is responsible for consolidating current WFP project activities, strategizes and positions Plan International as the lead WFP IP in Pibor for the project. The post holder will support the Area Implementation Manager and his team in program development, planning, implementation; monitoring, resource mobilization, networking, coordinating, documenting, dissemination; advocating and quality and effectiveness of Plan’s food assistance program.

Successful candidates will possess.

  • Masters’ degree in social sciences, agriculture, development studies, education, or related field
  • At least a graduate qualification in Food Assistance or relevant discipline (development studies, rural development, economics, community development, agriculture, public health, disaster prevention, preparedness and humanitarian response)
  • A post graduate qualification in disaster risk reduction; conflict analysis; humanitarian response, climate adaptation; and program management including result-based monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage
  • Proven working experience in project management of which at least 3 years in management of FSL projects
  • At least 5 to 10 years relevant working experiences in the emergency response work in food security, livelihood and nutrition and related field in fragile context, including assistance to IDPs, refugees and returnee's
  • Experience and ability to coordinate and collaborate with different organizations including the government
  • Experience working in a difficult humanitarian context in deep field location
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian policies and procedures, PHSEA, Sphere and the Red Cross/ humanitarian Code of Conduct
  • High level of all aspects of managerial experience, including managing multi-million-dollar budgets
  • Experience in complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team under difficult circumstances
  • The highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.
  • At lead 5 years working experiences in South Sudan or similar context will be a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and knowledge of one of the local languages is an asset


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