Tdh recruits 01 Food Security and Livelihood Project Manager

Food Security and Livelihood Project Manager


Position Start Date : 15.07.2019

Duration : 12 months, Subject to funding

Location : Yei – South Sudan

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled


Tdh :

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief organization, based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Every year our projects support more than 2 million children (3 million in 2016) and their families in over 35 countries. We are part of the Terre des hommes International Federation (TDHIF), with 9 other sister organizations in Switzerland, Europe and Canada.

In 2016, following the clashes that took place in the Equatoria Region, Yei (Former Central Equatoria State) was identified as zone of major humanitarian concern. At the beginning of 2017, Tdh opened a permanent base in Yei town and launched an integrated program there to improve WASH access through borehole rehabilitation, hygiene promotion and distribution of NFI kits, and support livelihoods through the distribution of vegetable seeds, farming tools and cash for work activities. Local partners South Sudan Health Association (SSUHA), the Crop Training Centre in Yei (CTC) and the Mugwo Development Organization (MDO) are involved in the program implementation.

In May 2017, the intervention is being expanded to Lainya county, where Tdh covered the water and sanitation needs, as well as a reinforcement of the health system through the intervention in nutrition, mother and child care. In September 2017, Tdh launched a school feeding program in Yei to complement the distribution of WFP dry food rations with vegetable and animal products (vouchers) and establish gardens at 36 schools. A Child Protection project was launched on February 2018 and a Wash in Schools intervention is expected to start this August. Our permanent team is Yei is composed of 5 International and 42 National staff. MSF and Handicap International have office & staff accommodation inside the same (church) compound than Tdh. Yei is located in a rural & remote area, with movement restrictions and curfew. The compound offers basic housing commodities (single room with shared sanitary facilities).



Context :

The FSL Project Manager is assisting and working under the supervision of the Field Coordinator. He/She is in charge of the direct implementation and supervision of the Tdh FSL intervention in the area.

He/she will be managing a team of 10 national staff and liaise with local partners , government bodies and international and national organization

He/she works in complete line with the FSL project strategy defined for the intervention.

He/she works in close coordination with the governmental and non-governmental agencies, and participates actively in the coordination system, to develop, monitor and orientate the project.

He/she works with all relevant authorities at district and community level (civil, religious, police, militaries and all other services) for a better implementation, acceptance and ownership in improving the living conditions of affected populations in South Sudan.

He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Policy.

Terre des hommes expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflect proper behavior in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.



Responsibilities :

Project Management:

  • Develops, implements and monitors the FSL project, in accordance with multiple objectives, activities and targets outlined within current donor proposals and in line with projects’ budgets.
  • Ensures that activities are appropriately monitored and evaluated and proposes, when deemed necessary, amendments to the implementation strategy.
  • Follows up on the FSL situation in South Sudan, particularly in Equatoria, and activities’ impact and propose adjustments of the project strategy if needed.
  • Ensures the financial management of the project i.e. Budget development, forecast, OFU and BFU.
  • Prepares timely purchase requests in line with the procurement plan.
  • Supports required actions by the administration related to team management and supervision.
  • Identifies logistic and admin support needs related to the project and communicate these to the relevant log/admin support person(s).
  • Regularly monitor activity indicators, program results and contextual monitoring.


Reporting, monitoring, communication and planning:

  • Ensures donor and internal reporting : Writing of the narrative monthly, quarterly, intermediate and final reports, according to the templates and requirements.
  • Provides information to the field coordinator.
  • Participates in designing strategies and objectives for improved support to beneficiaries and contribute actively in its monitoring, evaluation and revision.
  • Participates in assessments in its geographical zone of intervention or outside.
  • As requested by his/her Line Manager, takes part in the definition of strategic orientation for the mission, be it in the operational or in the technical part.
  • Planning of activities. He/she must provide activity planning for all the duration of the project, as well as monthly and/or as requested.
  • Creates and applies a communication and visibility plan in the project(s) under his/her responsibility.
  • Designs, and ensures the correct implementation of a monitoring plan for the activities and staff of our local counterparts.
  • Designs, and implements correctly, a data gathering system and tools as needed for the implementation of the project.
  • Ensures the capitalization of lessons learnt and good practices in formal documents.


Coordination and representation:

  • Represents the organization at the FSL cluster meetings in Yei town.
  • Ensures the correct integration of Tdh’s Food Security activities and strategy in the Ministry of Agriculture’s plans, policies and regulations.
  • Coordinates and solves potential duplication issues with other Food Security actors.
  • Participates, as requested by his/her Line Manager, in the preparation and writing of food security proposals.


Team Management & Human Resources Management:

  • Identifies, recruits, trains and manages staff.
  • Ensures staff care.
  • Ensures the whole team has a clear understanding of the Tdh mandate and project.
  • Ensures a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts), organise and lead coordination meetings and evaluate the staff under his/her direct responsibility on a regular basis and pass on the evaluations and recommendations to HR.
  • Ensures the communication contract is implemented within his/her team(s) and project teams.
  • Creates conditions for a good flow of operational information from delegation – field – delegation (verbal exchanges, e-mails, sitreps, reports, etc.).
  • Ensures overall compliance with the Tdh HR procedures and those of the country (fairness, transparency).
  • Participates in the delegation coordination meetings.
  • Ensures and supports the accountability of the national teams in a gradual process of delegation and nationalization of managerial posts.
  • Develops his/her subordinates’ self-reliance and encourage collaboration.



  • Complies with Tdh Security Regulations.
  • Ensures Staff safety and informs staff on security rules as defined.
  • Reports any security/safety incident and/or risk to the Field coordinator.



Profile :

  • Bachelor / Master’s Degree in Agriculture or Agronomy.
  • At least 3 years ‘ managing Food Security projects with INGOs in crisis affected areas.
  • Central / Eastern Africa experience desirable.
  • Strong experience of managing Cash for Work & voucher – based assistance.
  • Knowledge in livestock management.
  • Work with CBOs and local NGOs as implementing partners.
  • Excellent level of English, written and spoken.
  • Experience working and living in remote environment.

Please be advised that living conditions in the field (volatile security context, basic living conditions, shared showers/toilets, curfew, restriction of movements, etc.) can be challenging and although Tdh does the necessary to ensure security and wellbeing of the staff, people used to a certain level of comfort might not feel at ease in the field.



Salary :

Expatriate contract under Swiss labour code 2’950 CHF (~2’550 €) < > 4’300 CHF (~3’700 €) net /month according to experience x 13, Holidays: 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.



Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies :

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies
  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?



Procedure :

Please applying directly online:

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.

We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.

For any questions you can consult the FAQ below the job advertisements.

To know more about Terre des hommes:

Ville Yei
Experience 3 à 5 ans
Fonctions Gestion de projets/programmes, Autre
Secteurs d’activité Droits humains, Autre
Pays Afrique, Soudan du Sud
Comment postuler Please applying directly online:

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter).

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Date de fin de validité 15/05/2019

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