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South Sudan: Call for Expression of Interest, Project Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Planned Parenthood Federation
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

Project Manager

Contract Duration: Proposed for 3years

Deadline for Applications: 24th November 2017

Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan


The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the leading global NGO in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). It is currently working in more than 170 countries in the world. The Africa Regional Office (IPPFARO) is one of IPPF’s six regional offices. Based in Nairobi Kenya, IPPFARO has a secretariat function for its member associations in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region. It is a technical hub providing financial and technical support to its Member Associations and other partners in the region and outside.

Reproductive Health Association of South Sudan (RHASS) is based in Juba, South Sudan. It is a collaborative partner to IPPFARO. It is the only indigenous SRHR organization in South Sudan formed by volunteers. RHASS currently provides SRH information and services from its family health clinic in Juba town and through community based programs.


Reproductive Health Association of South Sudan (RHASS) which is based in Juba, South Sudan is affiliated to International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFARO) whose office is in Nairobi, Kenya. RHASS and IPPFARO are seeking expressions of interest from highly qualified candidates for the following full-time positions for an anticipated three-year Global Affairs Canada funded project called “Freedom to Choose: Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in South Sudan”. The positions will be based in Juba-South Sudan and the staff will be managing the implementation of the proposed project activities in the project areas which will include Juba, Bor and Torit and surrounding areas if the project proposal is approved for funding. The goal of the project is to contribute towards improvement of sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls in the targeted communities through improving the use of quality, rights based and integrated services and the promotion of a supportive environment

Duties and responsibilities

The Project Manager will be responsible for leading and managing the overall project. S/he will facilitate the development of strategies and detailed project implementation plans including a Monitoring and Evaluation framework. S/he will ensure excellent coordination and collaboration with Ministry of Health and other relevant government structures at national and state levels, the donor’s representative, partners and stakeholders. S/he must have a Master’s degree in public health or related field, with at least eight years of experience and working in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programming having a well balanced mix of technical, managerial and interpersonal skills and experiences. S/he should have demonstrated experience working in senior management positions for donor-funded projects, preferably by Canadian Government and will have knowledge of Canadian Government development aid policies. S/he will also have experience in partnership management with government officials at local and national level, UN agencies, development partners, civil society and community-based organizations. S/he will have experience working in complex emergencies and managing personnel of diverse backgrounds. Experience in skills transfer or capacity building will be essential. References are required as part of the expression of interest (three references with email addresses).

How to apply:

How to apply

Expression of Interest EOI applications to be submitted to not later than 24th November 2017.


The realization of the project is pending donor approval and expression of interest is purely on freewill. All received expressions will be kept confidential. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted if the project is approved.