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Food Security Livelihoods Technical Advisor, South Sudan

Location: , South Sudan
Job ID: 13857
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2022

Job Description

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We are hiring a Food Security & Livelihoods Technical Advisor to serve with our office in South Sudan.w This role is based in Unity State where you will provide strategic advice and oversight Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) portfolio. As the Technical Advisor (TA) you will support ministry leadership by developing, designing, and implementing high-quality interventions and ensure that sufficient capacity exists within the FSL team to respond to ongoing humanitarian and development needs. Our programs will be focused on agriculture through staple crops, seed systems, and mechanized farming. Do you have experience in this sector and want to bring your expertise and leadership to a new challenge? This is a great opportunity to make a big difference for communities in need.

A day in the life of a Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Advisor:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 


In the role of Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Advisor, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Develop FSL proposals, in collaboration with the grants unit, and secure new FSL program funding
  • Ensure effective coordination with program managers in the field and with the necessary FSL clusters and working groups (ex. food security cluster, cash working group, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, etc.)
  • Maintain working relationships with internal stakeholders (ex. global technical advisors, regional team), external stakeholders (ex. government ministries), and funders (ex. BHA, WFP, FAO, etc.)
  • Work closely with all relevant sector program managers and area coordinators
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation teams to conduct high-quality, community-specific FSL assessments to guide FSL programming and decision-making
  • Ensure that large-scale grants and other specially funded initiatives are implemented in alignment with ministry objectives and that program managers are being held accountable for the financial management of their projects
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for national staff and work as a mentor for less experienced team members
  • All other duties as assigned


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Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, forestry, or environmental science and 5 years of humanitarian work with substantial experience in the design, implementation, and management of FSL programs within the humanitarian sectors. Experience in agricultural extension activities and experience with proposal development, grant management, and report writing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire. 
  • Good understanding of FSL programs, including graduation from poverty, early warning early action (EWEA), resilience, cash-transfer programming, gender-sensitive livelihoods and income-generating activities.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and a proven track record in developing funding proposals and reports for a range of institutional and other donors.
  • Good knowledge of the project cycle.
  • Good report writing and reviewing skills.
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills.


Job Location: Juba, South Sudan

Type:  Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); Arabic a plus

Accompaniment: Non-Accompanied

Travel Expectations: Domestic Travel within South Sudan up to 30%; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary



  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • R&R
  • Annual Home Leave


Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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Location: , South Sudan
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2022

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