Job Announcement : Program Development and Management Officer, Emergency Response, Juba, World Vision South Sudan

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

World Vision is looking for a dynamic person to fill the position of Program Development & Management Officer, (Man or Woman) for its Response Zone, based in Juba, South Sudan

Purpose of the Position:

The Program Development and Management Officer’s focus is support of World Vision South Sudan’s humanitarian response and resilience programming. The purpose of the position is to assist the Program Development and Quality Assurance Director in developing and coordinating proposals for multi-sectoral & multi-area emergency and recovery programs; liaising with potential and current donors to establish relationships that promote fund acquisition and program collaboration; providing overall coordination in technical assistance, planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of assigned portfolios; and collaborating with other departments to develop integrated programming.


  1. Work with field-based staffs and Sector Specialists to identify funding gaps, develop concept papers and prepare proposals (including logical frameworks, draft budgets, budget narratives, and monitoring and evaluation plans) for major government, private and multi-lateral donors;
  2. Work with project managers to review monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports, draft technical agreements with partners, and prepare donor and Regional Office updates as required;
  3. Assist the Program Development and Quality Assurance Director with developing key relationships and partnerships with other INGOs, local NGOs and donors, and seek new funding opportunities to support the program as needed;
  4. Participate in the design and implementation of baseline surveys, needs assessments, and impact evaluations as necessary;
  5. Assist project managers in development and implementation of systems that will support the organization’s efforts to monitor and evaluate its programs, to track information on project implementation, to store vital program documentation, and to gather and store information vital to communicating project impact and promote pro-active learning;
  6. Assist in monitoring program progress to ensure donor compliance and program quality and discuss/initiate, where necessary, adjustments to original plans in close coordination with the Program Development and Quality Assurance Director, SOs and external donors, based on sound impact analysis of proposed change;
  7. Assist the Program Development and Quality Assurance Director on monthly financial reviews and quarterly project implementation and financial reviews, and follow up on budget adjustments (amendment requests) where necessary, according to donor requirements.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field from accredited university.
  2. At least 3 years of previous experience in project design, proposal writing and donor relations for an INGO in a relief and / or development context. At least one year of field-based work in a similar, conflict-prone environment is required.
  3. Experience developing programs and proposals in the following fields preferred: Health & Nutrition, Food Assistance, Economic Recovery & Livelihoods, Education, Shelter, Children in Emergencies, WASH, and Protection. DRR, Experience in working on resilience programming in fragile contexts preferred.
  4. Experience negotiating with Government, Bi / Multi-lateral Agencies, private donors.
  5. Experience working in a cross-cultural environment. Willingness to work and travel in hardship locations;
  6. Development: Strong knowledge and understanding of the humanitarian industry (relief, development, and advocacy), including how INGOs operate in the global and local contexts. Strong understanding of WV’s current ministry and operations.
  7. Strong networking skills.
  8. Broad understanding and in-depth knowledge of government and bi/multilateral agency funding requirements, systems and procedures.
  9. Excellent skills in project design, budget preparation, evaluation and report writing.
  10. Ability to independently develop log frames, monitoring and evaluation plans and indicator tracking tables for projects and programs.
  11. Understanding of World Vision’s Child wellbeing indicators, LEAP processes and templates.
  12. Excellent English language communication skills (oral and written).
  13. Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and attention to detail in the development of written documents.
  14. Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
  15. Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
  16. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.
  17. Written communication: expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively in writing using correct and appropriate grammar, structure and spelling.
  18. Computer skills: demonstrates proficiency in computer applications including use of Microsoft Office Suite, Lotus Notes, intranet and internet.

N.B: This position is an International Assignment

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter addressed to the People & Culture Director.
  • A comprehensive CV
    The closing date for applications is November, 17th, 2016.
    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

The candidate finally selected should comply with the child protection policy applied in the Organization.