Programme Funding Manager, South Sudan Job Advert

Organisation: MEDAIR
Post: South Sudan
Deadline: 14/06/2019
Posted: Thu, 05/30/2019 - 14:32

Job Description


Medair is a humanitarian organization inspired and motivated by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure.


Overall Purpose:

The Programme Funding Manager (PFM) has delegated responsibility for researching new funding sources, preparing specific bids, proposals and reports for submission to institutional donors as well as donor relationship management and maintenance of appropriate information systems. Providing strategic support, monitoring, review and evaluation of all aspects of Medair programmes, the Programme Funding Manager plays a key role in grant coordination.


Project Overview

Multi-sector relief Programme including: provision of primary health care, nutrition, behaviour change communication, mental health/psychosocial support, water and sanitation and NFI & emergency shelter distributions across fixed and emergency response locations throughout South Sudan. The goal is to assist in reducing morbidity and mortality in vulnerable communities in South Sudan.


Reports to:  

Country Director/Deputy Country Director


Starting Date / Initial Contract Details:

As soon as possible, 12 months contract renewable.


Job Location:

This position is based in Juba with occasional visits to field bases


Specific Job Duties:


Donor Mapping & Donor Relations Management

  • Keeping up-to-date with trends and analyse institutional donor funding opportunities for South Sudan and advise senior management on strategic funding decisions.
  • Support the Country Director and Deputy Country Directors in developing and maintaining efficient donor relations with the in-country representatives of relevant funding partners.
  • Maintain relationships with key institutional donors.
  • Facilitate donors’ monitoring visits to projects.




Grants Management

  • Keeping up-to-date with all donor specific guidelines and timelines (incl. humanitarian policy and practice) and inform/train relevant colleagues on these guidelines/timelines.
  • Manage the process of compiling donor proposals and reports in close cooperation with Project Coordinators/Project Managers, Technical Advisors and Medair HQ staff.
  • Act as the focal point for maintaining online donor grant management systems.
  • Support the development of appropriate systems to ensure donor compliance, including financial and monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Ensure budgets are spent according to donor regulations and within the appropriate timeframe and  advise senior management on the overall financial/funding status of the country programme.
  • Ensure timely communication with donors in case of significant programmatic or financial deviances from the submitted donor proposal.


Programme Management

  • Support Country Director, Deputy Country Directors and GSO-staff to develop and implement a relevant and sustainable country strategy.
  • Ensure the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in programme activities.



Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.



  • University degree in a relevant subject such as Management / Development Studies / Business Administration or in a relevant technical subject 2 years’ post-qualification professional experience
  • At least 2 year’s post-qualification experience in a complex humanitarian emergency.
  • Experience of maintaining grant management systems. M&E experience.
  • Report and proposal writing skills.
  • Able to work with project budgets, financial reports and financial management systems.
  • Proven ability to work with people from a range of cultural, social, ethnic backgrounds.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and networking skills. Able to develop relationships with donors.
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.
  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature, self-motivated, hard-working, organized, detail-oriented, servant-hearted.


Instructions on how to Apply:

This is an intriguing opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. Interested candidates please submit;

  • Detailed and updated C.V.
  • Cover letter describing how you consider yourself suitable against the main responsibilities. Please also include your remuneration requirements and availability.
  • Submit your application titled ‘Project Funding Manager’ to by Friday 14th June, 2019 only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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