Program Manager

CRS, South Sudan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd October, 2020

Job Description

Job Summary:

You will serve as the South Sudan Collaborative Cash Delivery (CCD) manage and facilitate discussions between the various members, drive forward collaborative activities, establish a more robust framework for CCD structure and operations in South Sudan, and promote CCD for both fundraising and awareness-raising efforts. You will be accountable for any workstreams that are put in place and reporting to the various stakeholders (CCD members in South Sudan, CCD South Sudan Steering Committee and Global CCD Coordinators). You will ensure the development, finalization and adherence to any Governance Framework and MoU for the South Sudan CCD Country Platform.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the establishment of the Steering Committee of the CCD at country level and serve as chair and convener of the Steering Committee by working with the members to ensure clear strategies, priorities and transparent decision making.
  • Lead the development, and maintenance, of an up to date work plan for the CCD, including priority actions for the first year.
  • Continue to socialize the CCD platform principles and structure in South Sudan including with members, donors, government authorities, UN agencies, financial service providers, relevant clusters and other stakeholders.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Cash Working group to ensure synergies and complementarity of purpose.
  • Be the link between CCD operational responses and the Steering Committee for South Sudan CCD Platform.
  • Support the development of technical and programmatic components of funding submissions/ proposals for the CCD Platform, including inter-agency partnerships and ensure feasibility and adherence to minimum technical quality standards.
  • As needed and funding permitted, support the recruitment of other CCD dedicated staff and supervise and capacity build where applicable, in line with the agreed Governance Framework.
  • Scope system investment needs/opportunities for the CCD in South Sudan and scope options for technical support to CCD members, as required.
  • Build upon opportunities to map the geographic presence, available resources, systems and capacities and innovations of CCD members in South Sudan, with the view to having members pre-positioned in various contexts to respond rapidly in crisis situations.
  • Manage the knowledge created by the South Sudan CCD Platform: analyze and synthesize information from the various operational responses, workstreams and other stakeholders including key challenges.
  • Liaise with global CCD focal points and other country-level CCD leads to share learning and experience and utilize this in shaping the CCD in South Sudan.
  • Champion learning with CCD members. Analyze and evaluate project performance data. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of CCD organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to the CCD, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor any financial and material resources for the CCD Platform collective activities. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of resources.


Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or Social Protection required. Additional fields of study relevant to the role may be considered. Employment experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant field-based experience working on cash and voucher programming in complex and fragile settings, preferably with an international NGO. Minimum of 3 years’ experience coordinating or managing light to moderately complex inter-agency projects required.
  • Required Languages - English

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Able to work independently, with a lot of drive, energy and dynamism.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading collaborations and/or consortiums with strong negotiation and facilitation skills.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and managing humanitarian CVA, with solid knowledge of cash programming, humanitarian operations and ideally modernizing approaches to cash distributions (digitizing the ‘cash system’, Financial Service Provider engagement, beneficiary data management systems etc.).
  • Inquisitive and innovative mind and be flexible and adaptable, responding to situations that arise over the course of the deployment.
  • Project management experience in cash programming is highly desirable.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.


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