BHA Project Manager

Location: International
Position Location: Africa - South Sudan


Position: BHA Project Manager

Reports to: Program Director

Location: Juba, South Sudan, with 50% travel to field site offices in Upper Nile.

Duration: 12 months with possible extension

About RI:                

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. RI has been working in South Sudan since 2005, delivering integrated Health, WASH, Nutrition, FSL and Protection projects.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

Position Summary:

The Project Manager will provide overall leadership to the USAID/BHA funded “Integrated support programming for hard to reach vulnerable communities in South Sudan” project team and be responsible for the overall management of the project including the quality of programmatic implementation (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning) and administrative elements of the project to serve the targeted affected population in Upper Nile. The Project Manager will oversee development of work plans, budget forecasts, provide technical support to quality and effective program implementation (including supervising activities, oversight of each sector, M&E, reporting), coordinate with key actors, set up and monitor accountability mechanisms, facilitate learning within the project and build on best practices.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

The Grants Manager’s specific responsibilities are as follows:

Project Management (85%)

  • Overall responsibility for the technical quality and standards of the USAID/BHA integrated Health, Nutrition, WASH and Protection project across 4 operational areas in Upper Nile, in line with budgets and work-plans, focusing on producing required deliverables
  • Overall responsibility for supervising and supporting timely and effective implementation of the USAID/BHA project and activities, including achieving set indicator targets and objectives, and grant management.
  • Ensure that the USAID/BHA project implementation aligns with all donor contractual obligations.
  • Conduct field visits to monitor implementation and consult with key stakeholders and provide support to thematic program managers and coordinators to ensure timely and effective project implementation - determining gaps and needs and taking corrective measures within appropriate timelines.
  • Work with program managers to conduct capacity building and/or mentoring activities for project staff. More specifically, mentor staff involved in the project.
  • Coordinate with all program managers to integrate activities/indicators, especially through mainstreaming gender and conflict sensitive programming.
  • Liaise with the Finance and Operations teams to ensure grants and programs align with forecasted expenditure.
  • Communicate regularly with Area Coordinators to discuss activity planning and implementation.
  • Ensure appropriate links are established amongst the USAID/BHA project and other complimentary health and nutrition programs funded by UNICEF and WFP
  • Working with the Program Director to ensure regular communication with USAID/BHA to share updates on challenges and program progress takes place.

Monitoring and Reporting (15%)

  • Take an active role in the monitoring of interventions; ensure the collation, analysis and sharing of data related to project activities and the overall context for the purpose of designing new interventions, and for donor advocacy and fund raising.
  • Support the development of baseline, KAP and other project assessments and conduct in-depth analysis of assessment findings.
  • Support field teams in ensuring that robust monitoring systems are in place and reviews are undertaken periodically.
  • Lead on the development of project reports, including writing and providing data analysis for donor reporting and advocacy.

Qualifications & requirements:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • Master’s degree in either Public Health or International Development,
  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing multi-million USAID/BHA funded humanitarian response programs in either Health, Nutrition and WASH sectors.
  • Relevant field level experience in supporting project teams on full project cycle technical needs (design, implementation, M&E, lessons learned)
  • Demonstrable experience of budget management
  • Demonstrable experience of working and developing key project management tools including work plans, Log-frames, Budgets, HR and Monitoring and Evaluation plans.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently in a high-stress, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrable experience of working in conflict/volatile security contexts
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skill
  • Demonstrable experience in capacity development
  • Strong people management skills.

RI Values:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence.  We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions

This position is based in Juba, South Sudan and requires up to (40%) travel to field office locations within the country, and offers an opportunity to join a diverse and open workplace, with a team committed to inclusion, innovation, and personal development. We also offer:

  • Self-contained living accommodation (own bedroom, kitchenette and sitting area) in a very safe shared compound in Juba.
  • 6-week R&R cycle with a financial contribution towards the R&R costs
  • Very competitive compensation, Danger Pay and daily post differential among other benefits
  • Access to RI’s award-winning learning management system with a wide menu of training resources, and internal/external training courses.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a detailed CV and cover letter latest by July 29th , 2021. We greatly appreciate your interest in working with RI, but we’ll only be able to contact shortlisted candidates. Due to the urgency of this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and  selected candidates interviewed prior to the closing date that may appear on any of the job boards where this vacancy is posted.

RI’s talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.

RI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/D/V. 

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