Terms of Reference: Micro‐Finance Trainer, Lakes State
(Short Term ‐ National Position)
VSF Germany is an international Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance.
VSF Germany supports in animal health, livestock related agriculture, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, capacity development of communities and governmental institutions, peace and conflict resolution with the ultimate aim of food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.
VSF Germany is undertaking a one year livestock intervention in 5 counties of Lakes State under the Water for Lakes Programme which is implemented by Euroconsult Mott MacDonald through a funding to the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
While the Water for Lakes Programme aims to stimulate economic development by: unlocking the potential of integrated development and management of land and water resources for production in agriculture, livestock and fisheries and; improving community health conditions.
VSF Germany seeks the services of a qualified, experienced and competent micro‐finance specialist to support effective delivery of the related component of the project.
Key responsibility of the position: Develop and facilitate implementation of successful and sustainable micro‐finance services among pastoralist communities in Lakes State to enable them surmount constraints of access to quality animal health services.
Terms of engagement: This is a short term position spanning 3 months and commencing as soon as the selection team finds a suitable and available candidate.
Only South Sudan nationals to apply
Desired competencies: The prospective candidate will hold at least a diploma level education complemented by hands‐on experience that together cover the complete scope of the following competencies.
- Pastoral production systems;
- Livestock value chain;
- Micro‐finance systems;
- South Sudan context and environment;
- Effective communication through writing and presentation.
Application requirements: Prospective candidates are requested to submit their Curriculum Vitae or resume; and a structured proposal detailing approaches, techniques and methodologies they plan to employ to enable them deliver on the key responsibility.
The deadline for submission of applications is 31st March 2016.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Applications should be sent to the following Email addresses: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org indicating on the subject line “Micro‐Finance Lakes”.
Only short‐listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.