Save the Children Resilience Food Security Program (RFSP) Livestock Program Manager Job Vacancy

Save the Children

Resilience Food Security Program (RFSP) Livestock Program Manager

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Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose: 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 with a particular focus on livelihoods for youth and women.

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. S/he also coordinates with the other sectors in RFSP to identify and strengthen approaches for improved natural resource management.

In collaboration with the RFSP Program Managers and Team Leaders, S/he takes a lead in the identification, development, implementation and coordination of new or improved livestock production approaches 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.

Contract Duration: 20Months

Location: South Sudan- Bor


  • 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 a 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;

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Applications close on 30th September 2018.

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Jonglei State, South Sudan

Jonglei State, South Sudan

Jonglei State, South Sudan

South Sudan
Agriculture and Agribusiness, NGO and UN
Updated: September 16, 2018 — 9:18 pm