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Food Assistance Manager - South Sudan

Date: 13-Oct-2021

Location: Pibor, South Sudan

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity – *Contingent on Proposal award*   


The Food Assistance Manager will directly work under the Area Implementation Manager in Pibor and will be responsible for planning, implementation and reporting of the integrated food assistance and nutrition project (GFD, School meal and BSFP) and liaise with the donors at head office in Juba (WFP, UNICEF, FAO, UNDP/OCHA/IOM), forging good working relationships with them and other heads of sub-offices in Pibor,  related to the project and the point person for the food security and livelihood cluster coordination forum at OCHA.


With the support from the Food Assistance and Nutrition team members the incumbent is responsible for consolidating current WFP project activities, strategizes and positions Plan International as the lead WFP IP in Pibor for the project. The post holder will support the Area Implementation Manager and his team in program development, planning, implementation; monitoring, resource mobilization, networking, coordinating, documenting, dissemination; advocating and quality and effectiveness of Plan’s food assistance program.


Successful candidates will possess.


  • Masters’ degree in social sciences, agriculture, development studies, education, or related field
  • At least a graduate qualification in Food Assistance or relevant discipline (development studies, rural development, economics, community development, agriculture, public health, disaster prevention, preparedness and humanitarian response)
  • A post graduate qualification in disaster risk reduction; conflict analysis; humanitarian response, climate adaptation; and program management including result-based monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage
  • Proven working experience in project management of which at least 3 years in management of FSL projects
  • At least 5 to 10 years relevant working experiences in the emergency response work in food security, livelihood and nutrition and related field in fragile context, including assistance to IDPs, refugees and returnee's 
  • Experience and ability to coordinate and collaborate with different organizations including the government
  • Experience working in a difficult humanitarian context in deep field location
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian policies and procedures, PHSEA, Sphere and the Red Cross/ humanitarian Code of Conduct
  • High level of all aspects of managerial experience, including managing multi-million-dollar budgets
  • Experience in complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team under difficult circumstances
  • The highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.
  • At lead 5 years working experiences in South Sudan or similar context will be a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and knowledge of one of the local languages is an asset


For more information regarding the person and job specification, please click the below link:

Location: Pibor, South Sudan. Madatory Unaccompanied

Type of Role: 1 year Fixed term contract -  *Contingent on proposal awaward*

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 31/10/2021


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.