Field Project Officer

Organisation
اسم المؤسسة
GIZ
Location
الموقع
South Sudan جنوب السودان
Type
الموقع
All Types جميع الأنواع
Industry
المجال
Support Services خدمات تأييد
Min. education
التعليم
Bachelors Degree بكالوريوس
Career level
المستوى المهني
Mid-Level متوسط الخبرة

Descritpion

GIZ(German International Cooperation)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fOr Internationale. Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are based on a wealth of regional

and technical expertise, as well as tried and tested management know-how. We are a German federal

enterprise and offer workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change

processes.

Most of our work is commissioned by the German federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development

(BMZ). However, GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries, public and private bodies in

Germany and abroad. These include governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United

Nations and the World Bank. We are equally committed to helping our clients in the private sector to attain

their goals.

Background

FSDAM is bilateral programme of the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperatives and Rural Development (MAFCD)

on behalf of the government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) and the federal Ministry for Economic

Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium fOr wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und

Entwicklung/BMZ) on behalf of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Aiming at supporting ecologically and socially sound structural change for sustainable market-oriented and

nutrition-sensitive developmelit for food security, the main task of FSDAM is to support capacity development

of relevant public and private stakeholders. Primary target groups in the Greenbelt are market oriented

farmers and farmers groups or cooperatives with focus on women and youths. Focus is on the active

population who have the potential to engage in enterprise development.

The programme will also support groups of people who are important for removing bottlenecks along identified

value chains. These could be traders, processing and transport enterprises as well as enterprises producing

improved agricultural tools, etc. Support for these target groups will mainly go towards linking them with other

value chain actors or with financial sources for business development and support with capacity development

in relation to their enterprises.

To achieve these goals, GIZ FSDAM Programme seeks to recruit one qualified South Sudanese to fill the

position of Field project officer to be based in Yambio (Western Equatoria State) under the following terms

and conditions.

A. Responsibilities
The Project officer is responsible for
Support to food security and local value chain development in the respective location of assignment.
Support and backstopping of trainings and other implementation measures
Support to private and public actors in structuring of business linkages
Support to M+E project systems
Independent performance of identification and backstopping of VC actors
B. The Project Officer performs the following tasks:
Assist VC development in the County Payam and Boma level in implementing VC development
activities:
• At the beginning of the assignment: visit all relevant FSDAM partners in the county and acquaint
himself/ herself with the situations and challenges in their respective area of work (farming, marketing,
processing, warehousing, service provision, etc.)
... Coordination glZ Office
South Sudan
• Follow up regularly after Coordination Group meetings, trainings and other interventions realised by
FSDAM to:
• Assist Value Chain stakeholders in implementing agreed actions and
• Monitor the implementation and utilization of new skills and knowledge
• Disseminate information on developments in the respective Value Chains on a regular basis to help
stakeholders to better perform in their various roles
• Facilitate exchange between relevant stakeholders at county and payam levels with regard to good
practices in farming, trading and processing and especially market linkages
• Support the FSDAM partners in the county to plan and implement activities for further development of
the Value Chain
• Identify good practices and success stories in view of replicating suitable approaches within the
network of partners and institutions
• Identify further value chain stakeholders (e.g. suppliers of inputs, farmer groups, traders , transporters
and processors as well as partner institutions for joint implementation of Food security and VC
Development activities in the county and beyond
• Continuously update inventory of partner organisations
• Assist senior programme staff in their activities at County, Payam and Soma level, reports regularly
on progress and challenges
Assist short-term consultants during their work at county and payam levels:
• Prepare and coordinate the field work of consultants at county and payam levels (prepare a schedule,
coordinate the visit with FSDAM partners and assure logistics)
• Accompany the consultants and translate during the consultants' missions as need arises
External relations {lobbying:
• Identify projects and programmes supporting Food security and VC development or agriculture
development and lobby for VC interests.
• Facilitate the representation ofVC interests at payam and county policy levels and in relevant public
sector institutions (e.g. administration, education and training);
• Closely collaborate with GIZ SIR in the operational area to streamline approaches and activities for
rural and agriculture development
• Integrate into GIZ Sir's working and security structure in their operational areas where possible,
attend regular meetings and report on programme plans, progress and challenges
Other:
Perform other related duties as required .
C. Required qualifications, competences and experience
Qualifications
• SSc. in Agriculture , Agriculture Economics or related fields
Professional experience
2-3 years' of professional experience in a comparable position
Other knowledge, additional competences
Strong ability to work independently, take initiative and manage activities concurrently.
A substantial understanding of rural developmenU rural communities.
• Ability to interact effectively with different stakeholders.

Very good command of English language, and one additional local language

Ability and perseverance to work in harsh field environments

• Acceptance for extensive field work

Strong inter-cultural skills

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• Coordination glz Office
South Sudan
Application procedures
Applicants should submit their CVs, cover letter and copies of relevant documents declaring intention for the
position to GIZ -Coordination Office located next to Paradise Hotel and opposite to juba town main mosque,
Ministries Road Juba or by email to HR-Suedsudan@giz.de
Please note that all applications should be submitted with non-returnable photocopies of all the relevant
documents including recommendation(s) from previous employer(s). A National Certificate copy must be
attached.
Original documents will only be required for verification during interviews if requested
NB. The positions are open only to South Sudanese Citizens.
• Read carefully and make sure that you have all the required qualifications before you can apply.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted for interview.
• Applicants that did not submit the required document as above shall not be considered.
• Choose only one method of application i.e. do not both submit hard copy and electronic applications.

Minimum experience
2
Added date
01/01/16
Apply date
04/01/16