Country Program Coordinator (Food Security and Economics Justice)


Job Description


Work Location : South Sudan - Juba Type of Post : Unaccompanied Other Possible Location : Funding : APPROVED Expected Travel : up to 30% Type of Contract : Language Requirement : ENGLISH Application Deadline : Employee Duration : Full-Time


CARE is seeking a Country Programme Coordinator for the Food Security and Economics Justice (FS&EJ) pillar, who will be responsible for providing the overall strategic direction and performance of the CARE FS&EJ progamme pillar. The range of duties include playing a critical role in defining the pillar’s programmes, principles, objectives and operational strategies in line with the country office strategy; setting standards for program implementation, monitoring and evaluation; overseeing project planning and budgeting; giving technical assistance to staff (including recruiting and hiring specialists as needed where required); ensuring collaboration with counterpart agencies; representing the CO to external organizations.

The FS&EJ Country Programme Coordinator will provide technical approaches, guidance and oversight to field teams during the full length off the project cycle. S/he will be responsible for technical quality assurance for these projects and ensuring that reports from field teams are reviewed and meet the technical requirements and comply with donor guidelines before submission to different stakeholders.

S/He in collaboration with the Programme Development and Quality Coordinator (PDQC) will be responsible for new project development starting with the identification of program initiatives appropriate to both the programme pillar and country office strategies, all the way through submission of quality proposals. S/He assures synergy among projects within the pillar as well as with Gender Equality and Health & Nutrition pillars. The FS&EJ Country Programme Coordinator will represent CARE in all relevant Coordination meetings such as the cluster meetings, donor meetings and line ministry meetings coordinated by the government of South Sudan.


Programme Management and Coordination

Works closely with the Deputy Country Director – Programmes (DCD-P), cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to update or develop the scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for running and new FS&EJ projects. Builds partnerships and collaborations with other organizations, such as government ministries, the UN System and International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), to promote CARE’s FS&EJ’s model approaches like Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs), Farmer Field Business Schools (FFBS) and cash and voucher assistance (CVA) .

Technical Monitoring and Program Quality

Provides technical oversight to ensure the quality of CARE South Sudan’s FS&EJ’s approaches like VSLA, FFBS and CVA programming and promotes adherence to global FS&EJ’s standards. Interprets the analyzed data including the Project/Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS) data, present how the health and nutrition is progressing in terms of performance indicators and propose plans for action to address any gaps in project implementation.

Program Development

In collaboration with the DCD-P, develops and leads the implementation of the CARE’s FS&EJ Pillar strategy and portfolio. Proactively seeks new Business Development in FS&EJ, including cultivating relationships with donors, proposal writing, etc. in line with CO strategy and the CARE’s mandate to serve the needs of women and girls. Works with the PDQC to identify funding opportunities and develop a pipeline for new FS&EJ projects to grow the programme by providing t echnical leadership and strategic direction to the team.


Establishes and maintains communications with key FS&EJ stakeholders (including national, state and county FS&EJ authorities, FAO, WFP, national and international organizations and civil society actors) and engage actively with existing coordination mechanisms.

Human Resources Management

Provides Technical Support to the recruitment of FS&EJ-related staff (i.e. JD review based on existing standard JDs, technical short-listing, technical interviews).


Master’s Degree in International Development, Agriculture, Economics or any Food and Economic Justice related field Eight years’ experience working on FS&EJ programming in humanitarian contexts, including experience of field-level management of complex humanitarian response and resilience programs with proven experience donor-funded projects Five years’ experience in a coordination role requiring provision of support to multiple offices/locations/teams FS&EJ programme Design and development, most notably for UN Agencies such as FAO and WFP, USAID, DFID, ECHO and other bi-lateral donors Technical writing for FSEJ proposals and reports. Design and implementation of FSEJ programmes in fragile states and for refugee and IDP populations. FS&EJ programming in Emergency, protracted crisis, and development settings in the following sub-sectors: General Food and NFI distribution (livestock, seeds and tools), Village Savings and Loans associations (associations (VSLAs), Income generating activities and broader resilience and livelihoods programming Proven experience of successful capacity-building of humanitarian field staff and partners, with experience in remote training Proven experience supporting project teams on full project cycle technical needs (design, implementation, M&E, lessons learned), experience in emergency. or protracted crises setting. Excellent communication and writing skills in English Strong networking capability Ability to work in multi-cultural teams Culturally aware and respectful Commitment to CARE core values and principles Experience in gender and protection mainstreaming in FS&EJ programming


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