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16 Dec 2020

Resiliance Food Security Program Livestock Program Manager

Job Description

The RFSP Livestock Program Manager provides overall technical leadership in the designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the RFSP’s livestock and fishery interventions in all target areas of the program. The Livestock Program Manager harmonizes approaches within the RFSP consortium partners (Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Save the Children International (SCI). S/he is responsible for delivering quality livelihood-based emergency, recovery and resilience programming in technical areas of livestock and fishery. She/he also strengthens community-based animal health service delivery system and participates in food security and livelihoods-related forums at various levels to promote sound approaches and practices in the relevant sector development within Jonglei State, South Sudan.

In collaboration with the RFSP Program Managers and Team Leaders, S/he takes a lead in the development, implementation and coordination of improved livestock production approach and fishery technologies to support target producer groups in their livelihood recovery and resilience in impact counties of Jonglei state. S/he plays a key role in addressing thematic issues e.g. development of program strategies, guidelines and training manuals on appropriate livestock-based livelihood programming; identification of support needs and assistance in the design and implementation of livestock and fishery interventions.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Relevant degree in relevant discipline(s) (Veterinary medicine, livestock, fishery, etc), MSC preferred;
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience of which 5 years in pastoral production system, preferably USAID grant management in the context of Food for Peace funded integrated food security and livelihood programs;
  • Experience in developing and implementing gender sensitive programming activities;
  • Experience as an Food Security and Livelihood Advisor or Technical Program Manager;
  • Experience in the development and implementation of training modules, procedures and establishing monitoring and evaluation systems, and leading teams in livestock and fisher sectors;
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID donor requirements, policies and procedures;
  • Proficiency in team work in multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse teams;


  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in food security and livelihood, particularly in livestock and fisher program management and technical leadership;
  • Skills and experience in Household Economy Approach (HEA), and/or Integrated Food Security Phased Classification;
  • Knowledge of database management tools and data analysis tools;
  • Experience in promoting children’s participation in programme design and monitoring;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills while working in a dynamic, team setting in a challenging environment;
  • Familiarity and working experience in South Sudan, especially in Jonglei, would be an advantage;
  • Willingness to travel extensively to remote and harsh locations to monitor program activities and provide capacity building for relevant program staff and partners;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written;

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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