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Vacancy: Program Manager South Sudan Thursday 3 August 2017

We are Dorcas and we desire justice, both for people and their communities, so that they flourish. We strive for lasting change for those who live in poverty, are excluded, or are caught in a crisis. This is how we follow Jesus Christ.

We are a Christian organization and we work prayerfully. We value entrepreneurship and are ready to go off the beaten track. We desire to partner with everyone who shares our mission.

For our operations we are regularly looking for Program Managers in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. If you are interested in such a position, now or in the future, we would like to get in contact with you.
At this moment we are specifically looking for a:

Program Manager South Sudan (stationed in Wau)


Employment: 1.0 FTE
Duration: 1 year with possible renewal of contract

The Program Manager is responsible for recovery/community development projects mainly related to vocational training, WASH, food security and livelihoods and social protection. Together with the Project Coordinators and Program Managers and the Country Director you form the management of the Dorcas South Sudan team. 

The Program Manager will be responsible for:

– Implementation of recovery/development projects mainly funded by Institutional Donors;
– Assisting the Country Director in setting up and managing recovery/development programmes according to Dorcas policies, Dorcas Annual Plan and donor requirements;
– Managing, capacitating and coaching of the local staff in project implementation;
– Designing budgets and monitoring expenses of the development projects implemented by Dorcas and its local partners;
– Support logistic, financial and administrative management;
– Developing new projects and proposals for institutional donors;
– Timely submission of reports to the headquarters and institutional donors according to their and Dorcas HQ requirements;
– Providing technical advice and support to field staff and partner organisations;
– Contribute to strategy and policy developments as required;
– Support staff recruitment;
– Represent Dorcas at relevant technical meetings;
– Networking with relevant donors, government institutions and other stakeholders;
– Perform any other duty as required or assigned.

Job Requirements:

– MA/Msc degree preferably related to Community development, developing behavior change and livelihoods. Candidates with a BSc degree that have extensive relevant experience are also invited to apply;
– At least 5 years relevant field experience and at least 3 years program management experience;
– Experience working in South Sudan (or a similar environment) is a prerequisite.
– Expert in recovery and community development programming, preferably in fragile/conflict-prone contexts;
– Settled character with ability to cope with stressful, delicate and possibly unstable situations;
– Proactive attitude, flexible personality, strong interpersonal and communication skills;
– Experience in working with partner organisations;
– Experience with raising funds and managing projects funded by Institutional Donors;
– Experience in writing proposals, capable to pursuit, set goals and to achieve them;
– Fluent command of English;
– Adherence to the mission and vision of Dorcas;

We offer:

– The opportunity to build your career as a senior Program Manager and development expert.
– A suitable salary and good secondary employment conditions;
– Become part of an international and dynamic team.

Information and application:
For questions about this vacancy, please contact Iris Brouwer at +31(0)228 595900 or by e-mail at i.brouwer@dorcas.org or contact Dave Leeflang by e-mail hr@dorcas.nl. Send your English cover letter and CV on or before 10 September 2017 to Dorcas, Attn. Dave Leeflang, P.O. Box 12, 1619 ZG Andijk, the Netherlands, preferably by e-mail to: werken@dorcas.nl.

We invite you to include your Christian motivation in your application letter.

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For international transactions please use Dorcas' International Bank Account Number: NL04 RABO 0106 2500 00

How we work

Dorcas operates building the capacities of local partner organisations and funding their relief and development projects.

Our Programmes

Dorcas supports sustainable livelihoods, health, WASH, child development, social care and disaster response.