Project Manager and Country Representative

Project Manager and Country Representative

IFDC - International Fertilizer Development Center

Juba, South Sudan

IFDC is seeking recruitment for a Project Manager & IFDC South Sudan Country Representative who will be responsible for overall leadership, financial management, and general technical direction of programming. The Project Manager will ensure an integrated vision between the project, donor and project partners and stakeholders, while focusing on achieving the results as defined in the proposal, project agreement, and subsequent Annual Work Plans as approved by the donor.

Functions and Responsibilities of the Project Manager & Country Representative

  • Ensure daily management of the project, including financial management and project staff;
  • Prepare work plans and annual Budgets of the Project according to the timelines stipulated in the contract between IFDC and the donor;
  • Develop narrative and financial progress reports for the donor according to the timelines stipulated in the contract between IFDC and the donor;
  • Coordinate the recruitment of Project staff and coordinate/supervise their daily activities;
  • Provide leadership to external communication of the Project;
  • Prepare terms of reference/scopes of work for activities implemented by subcontracting with partners;
  • Conduct recruitment of partner Organizations;
  • Monitor progress, narrative and progress reporting of subcontracted Partner Organizations;
  • Monitor activities of technical staff implemented by IFDC: seed marketing, seed entrepreneurship support, co-investment with seed companies; develop brand of varieties etc.;
  • Maintain day-to-day relationship with the donor as it relates to project activities;
  • Maintain day-to-day relationship with other key actors (Dutch-funded and other) as it relates to project activities;
  • Develop monthly progress reports for the Ministry of Agriculture and Partner Organizations;
  • Coordinate implementation of the project with Ministry of Agriculture and Partner Organizations;
  • Coordinate collaboration with project partners;
  • Any other activities as assigned by the IFDC Regional Director East and Southern Africa;
  • Identify and channel new business opportunities to the IFDC Regional Director, East and Southern Africa;
  • Serve as Country Representative for IFDC in South Sudan.

Reporting relationships

  • The Project Manager & Country Representative reports to the Regional Director, East and Southern Africa or his/her designee.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years experience successfully leading the management of complex, results based, international rural agricultural development programming (implementation, logistics, budget, staffing) as Senior Technical staff of a larger project, Team Leader, Chief of Party or Project Manager;
  • Familiarity with the project management and reporting requirements of donors preferably Netherlands Government/Embassies. Otherwise previous experience with donors such as EU, USAID or the UN system will be required;
  • Master’s degree in agriculture or related field required;
  • Demonstrated experience with market development in fragile contexts;
  • Demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods and techniques of market-oriented seed sector development activities, including training, capacity building, agribusiness development extension services and the technical activities mentioned above in fragile, conflict-sensitive development contexts;
  • Demonstrated experience in seed marketing, seed entrepreneurship support, co-investment with seed companies; development of brands for seed varieties etc.;
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively collaborating with host governments, regional institutions, donors, UN agencies, Netherlands Embassies and development partner projects, local organizations, private companies and other partners;
  • Ability to successfully manage and develop staff as demonstrated by past experience;
  • Ability to manage partners, sub-contracts and grant making programs with all required reporting requirements;
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally in small audience and large audience settings;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required;
  • Ability to travel in South Sudan and East and Southern Africa;
  • This position is open to international and national (South Sudan) applicants.

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