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31 Oct 2020

Protection Project Manager

Job Description

General context of the project

The project is an emergency flood response in Ayod county (Jonglei State). the intervention is basically Protection (Child protection and GBV).

In general:

INTERSOS is present in South Sudan since 2006, starting its operations in the country from Bor, Jonglei State. INTERSOS central office for South Sudan is based in Juba and had several field bases in Jonglei State (Bor, Ayod, Nyirol, Akobo ), 1 in Upper Nile State (Malakal), 2 in Unity State (Bentiu and Malakal). After 2013 conflict, as field bases, INTERSOS started to operate within UNMISS PoCs in Juba, Bor, Bentiu and Malakal.

The main areas of intervention are:

Protection: in particular prevention and response to GBV and Child Protection in Jonglei State and Upper Nile State. These activities are addressed to children, women, youth and men and involve case management, including psychosocial support, for Child Protection and GBV; referral and family tracking for unaccompanied minors. INTERSOS is also the Jonglei GBV sub-cluster Focal Point and since 2012 is leading the GBV response in the State and is active member of the Psycho Social Support Task Force;

General purpose of the position

This position is aimed at ensuring the prompt and effective delivery of the Child Protection project in Upper Nile State as well as other additional areas of expansion in case it is required by the development of the crisis and the availability of funds.

By the end of the assignment, the post holder is expected to have:

  • Contributed to ensuring beneficiaries targeted by projects are accessing all the foreseen services;
  • Ensured the technical quality of Protection and CP project deliverables;
  • Managed project logistics to ensure the achievement of project’s activities;
  • Managed all financial resources available to project, ensuring sound documentation is in place for all procurements and internal and donor procedures are applied;
  • Ensured data is collected to respond to all project’s 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 Protection national team in conducting needs assessment when required;
  • Support the Protection 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 continuation 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 projects’ staff
  • Enhancing quality of implementation by training projects’ staff
  • Managing all the financial resources allocated to projects, 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

  • Developing budgets and project proposals for Protection sector, in close coordination and under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator


  • Ensuring 5W matrices are submitted as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Taking part to project’s meetings, called by donors and/or any relevant stakeholders, in close coordination and under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator.

Human Resources

  • Lead the recruitment of national staff as required to achieve project’s objectives, in close cooperation with HR Department
  • Ensure all administrative procedures are followed, in close cooperation with Finance Department


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, EiE, WASH, S/NFIs or preferably more than one of them).

Professional requirements

  • 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

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