ECHO Project Manager (Protection) – South Sudan At INTERSOS

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.

Terms of reference

Job Title: ECHO Project Manager (Protection)

Code: SR-41-1843

Duty station: Jonglei and Upper Nile States: Akobo, Nyirol, Canal/Pigi and Fashoda Counties: 70%-80% of the time. Juba: 20%-30% of the remaining time

Starting date: 01/04/2021

Contract duration: 12 months

Reporting to: Program Coordinator

Supervision of: 8 local staff (as direct supervisor)

Dependents: Non-family Duty Station /non-accompanied

General context of the project

As part of the 2021 Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) for Upper Nile Basin, Solidarités International (SI), INTERSOS and Interchurch Medical Assistance World Health (IMA) formed a Consortium to contribute to reducing the impact of protection risks and foster resilience of the most vulnerable populations of Jonglei and Upper Nile states, in South Sudan. Based on multiple joint assessments conducted in December 2020 and January 2021, the Consortium will provide a multi-sectoral life-saving assistance, while supporting livelihood recovery and strengthening communities’ resilience towards the resurgence of potential shocks and stresses through a combination of static and mobile response. This Action will be implemented in four static areas from two States: Aburoc (Upper Nile State), Nyirol, Canal/Pigi and Aboko counties (Jonglei State). The static response will provide Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Child Protection (CP), Livelihoods, Health, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the target populations of the Consortium operational areas. In parallel, the Emergency/Rapid Response Mechanisms (E/RRM) response will allow the Consortium teams to provide immediate and timely GBV, CP, Livelihoods, WASH, or Shelter/Non-Food Items (S/NFI) support to crisis-affected populations throughout the country whenever needed and agreed with the relevant Clusters. Effective coordination of WASH partners through the WASH Cluster architecture will also be promoted in order to prepare for and respond to humanitarian emergency situations effectively and guide partners in delivering appropriate WASH services at sub-national and national levels. Should new emerging shocks occur in any of the proposed operational areas, the Consortium will activate the Crisis Modifier to trigger an early action and provide an immediate response tailored to the shock-affected populations, while advocating for a longer-term response with Clusters and other stakeholders.

General purpose of the position

This position is aimed at ensuring the prompt and effective delivery of the the assigned project. By the end of the assignment, the post holder is expected to have:

· Contributed to ensuring beneficiaries targeted by project are accessing all the foreseen services;

· Ensured the technical quality of project by paying particular attention to technical aspects of Protection sector required;

· Managed all project logistics to ensure the achievement of project activities;

· Managed all financial resources available to project – ensuring sound documentation is in place for all procurements and internal and donor procedures are applied as applicable;

· Ensured data is collected to respond to all project indicators in a timely fashion for interim and final reporting;·

· Ensured timely submission of all reports due at State level and contributed to country-level reporting (5Ws, interim and final reports);

· Support the national team in conducting needs assessment when required;· Support the national team in development of their skills, knowledge and capacities through training opportunities and on-the-job mentoring.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Projects Management

  • Setting up and/or ensuring effective implementation of all the foreseen activities
  • Developing and managing the implementation of/adherence to work plans and M&E plans
  • Ensuring a sound monitoring of the project by producing, regularly updating and sharing – once in a month – the project appraisal tool (PAT)
  • Providing technical support to project staff
  • Enhancing quality of implementation by training project staff
  • Managing all the financial resources allocated to project, producing financial plans and cash forecasts and verifying budgets vs. actual on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Managing all the logistical procedures, ensuring INTERSOS and donor requirements are met and proper documentation is collected and maintained
  • Ensuring reports are properly produced and submitted to donors

Program Development

  • Contribute to developing budgets and project proposals for protection sector, in close coordination and under the supervision of INTERSOS SS management team (Program Coordinator, Head of Mission, Country Finance Officer)·


  • Ensuring 5W matrices are submitted as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Taking part to project meetings called by donor and/or any relevant stakeholders·

Human Resources:

  • Recruiting national staff as required to achieve project objectives
  • Working with the administration department to ensure all administrative procedures are followed
  • Updating personal details on file, accurate ToR for each staff member, payrolls etc.

Required profile and experience


An advanced University Degree in Political Sciences, International Law, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology or significant professional experience in a relevant sector in lieu of formal credentials

Professional Experience

  • At least three years of relevant professional work experience in the humanitarian field as Project Manager and in at least one of the relevant technical disciplines (Protection).
  • Demonstrated experience in working in humanitarian emergency contexts.
  • Demonstrated project management skills (financial management, human resources management, monitoring and evaluation techniques

Professional Requirements

  • At least three years of relevant professional work experience in the humanitarian field as Project Manager and in at least one of the relevant technical disciplines (Protection).
  • Demonstrated experience in working in humanitarian emergency contexts.
  • Demonstrated project management skills (financial management, human resources management, monitoring and evaluation techniques


Fluency in written and spoken English, good reporting and communication skills are required.

Personal Requirements

  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Interpersonal skills, strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Ability to deal with heavy work pressure

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below:…

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick stepsregister (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS.

In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to [email protected], with subject line: “Platform issue  SR-41-1843  ECHO Project Manager (Protection)”.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least three references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

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

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