Project Officer

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany

Department – Program

Country (ies) – South Sudan

Duty Station – Terekeke, Bor south, Magwi, Torit, Kajo Keji

Expected Start Date – 1st March 2024

Duration of Contract – 12 months

Reporting to – Project Manager

Contract Type – This is a National Position


Vétérinaires Sans Frontières – Germany (VSF Germany) is a non-governmental, non-profit making international Organization, engaged in the field of veterinary relief and development work providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, and food safety, VSFG works towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities. VSF Germany implements activities in Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Somalia.

VSF Germany seeks to recruit a qualified and well experienced staff for the position of project Officer to be based at VSF Germany office at the field location, South Sudan. The holder of this position will have an overall and project oversight for the project implemented in South Sudan Country Program under VSF Germany. The pay range for this position attracts a maximum of $1600 per month gross with placement determined by the level of experience as assessed during the recruitment process. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will be assigned the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Project Management:
    1. Support the Project Manager in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating project activities.
    2. Manage project activity budgets and resources effectively at the county level.
    3. Develop and maintain project documentation, reports, and communication materials.
    4. Coordinate with stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, community leaders, and beneficiaries.
    5. Organize and facilitate workshops, meetings, and training sessions.
    6. Monitor project progress and identify and address any challenges or delays.
    7. Contribute to the development of project proposals and funding applications.
  2. Technical expertise:
    1. Provide technical assistance to communities and project partners such as AAHI on FSL practices, including sustainable agriculture, climate-smart interventions, and livelihood diversification.
    2. Conduct field visits to assess needs, monitor progress, and collect data.
    3. Analyze data and provide insights to inform decision-making.
    4. Identify and incorporate best practices in FSL, environment, gender, and nutrition into project activities.
    5. Develop and implement training materials and resources for communities.
  3. Environment, Gender, and Nutrition Integration:
    1. Ensure that environmental considerations are integrated into all project activities.
    2. Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in project design, implementation, and monitoring.
    3. Integrate nutrition-sensitive interventions into project activities to improve dietary diversity and food security for vulnerable groups.
    4. Monitor the impact of the project on environment, gender, and nutrition outcomes.
  4. Reporting and Communication:
    1. Prepare timely and accurate reports on project activities, progress, and achievements.
    2. Communicate effectively with stakeholders, ensuring clear and transparent information sharing.
    3. Contribute to the development of communication (IEC) materials and public awareness campaigns.
    4. Document lessons learned and best practices for future projects.

Experience, skills and knowledge requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, or a related field.
  2. Minimum of 3 years of experience working in FSL projects, preferably with experience in integrating environment, gender, and nutrition themes.
  3. Proven experience in project management, monitoring, and evaluation.
  4. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills.
  5. Fluency in English and local languages is required.
  6. Experience working in Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria and Jonglei states is a plus.
  7. Commitment to gender equality and social inclusion.
  8. Understanding of environmental sustainability principles and practices.
  9. Knowledge of nutrition-sensitive interventions and their integration into FSL programs.

Reporting Lines

Administratively, the position reports to the Project Manager

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter indicating current pay and CV plus 3 names of referees (one of them being their immediate supervisor) with their full contacts through: Indicate the job Title ‘Project Officer’ on the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is 16th February, 2024. VSF Germany is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

DON’T SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees, or recommendation letter as you will provide them up on request only. Make sure you clearly state the job position on the cover of envelop and or application letter.

Due to the urgency, assessments of the applications will be an ongoing basis as applications are received.


VSF Germany does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.

Deadline: 16-Feb-24

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