Project Manager

Position Title: Project Manager, John Dau Foundation

Location: Duk County, Jonglei State, South Sudan

Reports to: Executive Director

Closing Date: November 30th, 2013 or until position is filled

Length: Six months, with possible extension


General Description:

Founded by one of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan, the John Dau Foundation (JDF) constructed and operates the Duk Lost Boys Primary Health Care Center in John Dau’s home village, treating over 400 patients per week with a full range of health services, as well as conducting trainings and outreach. The Project Manager oversees all of JDF’s activities in South Sudan. This includes providing management, supervision, and reporting of all JDF activities, ensuring that all programming is compliant with all JDF, donor, partner, and Republic of South Sudan health policies.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the JDF Medical Director and Executive Director, execute, monitor progress, and perform stewardship of all JDF activities and budgets.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with local authorities and other stakeholders in project locations.
  • Ensure that JDF activities are consistent with Ministry of Health policies and guidelines.
  • Provide technical assistance to Duk Lost Boys Clinic staff through training and supervisory activities, taking corrective action when needed, but with specific focus on developing local capacity.
  • Provide regular reporting to donors, the Ministry of Health, UN Agencies and other partners.
  • Coordinate with other NGOs and government agencies, representing JDF in NGO meetings and strategic planning exercises at the national, state and district levels, informing donors, partners and stakeholders of the status of program implementation and of any issues or concerns of relevance.
  • Develop renewed sources of funding and partnerships for beyond 2014.
  • Collaborate with US-based staff in fundraising efforts and development.



  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, public administration, or other relevant field; advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in grant management, with health-related grant experience a plus
  • Experience implementing community-based programs, especially health programs, in developing countries. Experience in South Sudan preferred
  • Experience managing complex grants and donor funded programs
  • Experience working in remote and insecure and/or hardship locations for an extended period of time (6+ months)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team with different areas of technical skills and expertise
  • Experience with quantitative analysis a plus; Access, ENA, and/or other software preferred
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare written reports and write e-mails
  • Confident and proficient user of MS office, especially Excel

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, & list of references to

Skaneateles, New York
John Dau Foundation

PO Box 503, Skaneateles, NY, 13152, US