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PROJECT MANAGER, Emergency Protection

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INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

1. Terms of reference

Job Title: Project Manager – Emergency Protection (Roving)
Code: SR-41-438
Country: South Sudan
Duty Station: Based in Juba with frequent travels to the field
Starting date: ASAP
Contract duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Protection Coordinator
Supervision of: Direct supervision of 5 national staff members
Dependents: No

2. General context of the project

South Sudan is a country which has been affected by complex emergencies,both natural and conflict-related, for decades. INTERSOS has been present in South Sudan since2006 with a country office in Juba and field bases in six States of the country, namely Jonglei, Upper Nile, Unity, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria and Central Equatoria. INTERSOS focuses on implementing emergency response and relief programs in different sectors: Protection, Education, NFI/Shelter and WASH with a special focus on serving the conflict-affected population, which were forced to displace from their homes by the conflict but also the hosting communities, which often are equally vulnerable. This project will be implemented under ECHO Fund and will be operational as Protection mobile response to reach difficult accessible areas in the whole country where needs are the highest.

3. General purpose of the position

The Roving Emergency Protection Manager will be based in Juba and is responsible for the managerial oversight and coordination of the ECHO Protection Emergency Preparedness & Response Project. The Manager will be responsible for prevention and response activities through mobile responses for vulnerable internally displaced populations (IDPs) and host communities in areas of operations. The Emergency Protection Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Protection Coordinator, supervising the EP&R team.

4. Main responsibilities and tasks

General Programme Management

Technical support:

  • Plan and coordinate closely with the Protection Cluster and EP&R partners the deployment of the INTERSOS Protection EP&R Team to hard-to reach areas for assessments and response through the provision of life-saving protection assistance
  • Facilitate regular training and mentoring to field staff and key partners on case management, psychosocial support (based on IASC MHPSS Guidelines), support for vulnerable groups (including persons with disabilities), GBV mainstreaming using the IASC guidelines on integrating GBV in humanitarian action
  • Develop community engagement methodologies and tools, participatory design of IEC materials for GBV and general protection awareness and outreach activities, in collaboration with Protection partners and cluster.
  • Design and continuously improve GBV assessment tools and monitoring and evaluation mechanism, based on ethical and safety principles
  • Review weekly activity reports, case management files and provide advice and supervision on case management processes to staff
  • Support the development of local referral pathways and operationalize safe and ethical referral mechanisms
  • Build close partnerships with national GBV and CP sub-clusters and Government Ministries of Gender, Child, & Social Welfare to appropriately address women’s issues and GBV in national policies, laws and guidelines
  • Act as INTERSOS South Sudan Emergency Focal Point, support development of best practices, analysis of programmatic trends, and give inputs for internal GBV and CP mobile strategies


  • Plan and ensure timely Implementation of INTERSOS EP&R protection response during displacements (due to conflict or natural disasters) and other emergencies as they arise
  • Collaborate with the Protection coordinator, ECHO, and the EP&R Protection partners to define the scope and objectives of the protection response for each intervention
  • Oversee the implementation of the EP&R protection responses and ensure that stated goals and objectives are met
  • Produce structured work plan for each emergency intervention
  • Supervise, mentor and provide capacity building trainings to the national protection EP&R team members
  • Lead deployment team in provision of Provide guidance during assessment and emergency response
  • Ensure compliance with INTERSOS and donor policy, procedures and practices
  • Supervise the preparation of logistics and financial requirements prior to emergency interventions
  • Prepare and oversee the budget expenditure and procurement for the interventions, in close collaboration with the logs and finance department
  • Overall responsible for managing the INTERSOS EP&R protection staff including hiring, supervising, conducting performance reviews and building capacity of the staff
  • Represent INTERSOS in cluster, partner, and donor meetings relevant to the PE&R program and communicate with relevant authorities to ensure EP&R program is properly implemented in coordination with all stakeholders
  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including completing staff performance evaluations to promote growth and professional development
  • Review of regular financial and narrative reports from mobile team, ensuring financial compliance including budget management and correct accountability documentation
  • Conduct analyses and evaluations of humanitarian needs across the country, security risk analyses and elaboration of contingency plans together with Security Officer before deployment of EP&R team
  • Ensure linkages with the INTERSOS Child Protection and GBV team and other departments internally
  • Support Protection Coordinator in proposal writing for new projects for South Sudan mission
  • Ensure all internal and external narrative reports are of good quality and completed on time, promoting good understanding about projects with donors, other sectors, partners, and communities
  • Manage project budget to ensure adherence to INTERSOS and donor financial procedures and requirements
  • Support project teams in utilizing financial planning tools, such as spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on project proposals



For further information and to apply, follow the link below:


In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS’ platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email  , with subject line:  » SR-41-438 Project Manager, Emergency Protection – South Sudan« .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Profil recherché

  • Master’s Degree in International Development Studies, Human Rights
  • Psychology or related field
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in the humanitarian field as Project Manager and in the relevant technical discipline (GBV prevention and response programming)
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Experience in mobile/emergency response is considered an asset
  • Strong experience in complex humanitarian programming with a focus on emergency preparedness and response
  • Strong training and capacity building skills
  • Excellent analytical, report writing and proposal writing skills and computer literacy
  • Good knowledge of the procedure of international donors, especially ECHO desirable
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability and high work capacity
  • Ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies
  • Willingness to live, adapt and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments
  • Willingness to spend at least 60% of time in the field
  • Ability to work remotely in coordinating interventions across multiple sites
  • Familiarity with the issues and culture in South Sudan considered an asset
  • Fully proficient in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work independently w

Pour postuler, envoyez votre CV et votre lettre de motivation par e-mail à recruitment@intersos.org