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Short-term Consultancy:
Proposal Writer / Project Elaboration Support for the Development of an Income Project in South Sudan

Caritas Switzerland (CACH) has been working in Eastern Equatoria State in South Sudan since the early 1970`s. The South Sudan program now plans to engage in a 2-year 2 Mio Income project which shall start early 2023. For this, a project proposal has to be developed and submitted internally until the end of January 2023. The project should incorporate the MSD approach as well as new innovative approaches; project area should be either Yei and/or Torit County with implementation via national/local partner organizations. For the elaboration of the project proposal, we are looking for an expert with strong experience in Business Development, Skills Development/TVET, Value Chain Development and/or MSD. The consultant should ideally travel to South Sudan for a first visit before end of 2022. A home return for Christmas is possible. In total the consultancy shall be between 4 and 7 weeks.

The consultant shall fulfil the following specific tasks:



For further information, please consult the Terms of Reference


The Consultant must meet the following requirements:
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field (Rural Development, Business, Development Studies, Economics or related field) 
  • Proven experience in market systems development (MSD), Value Chain Development, business development, skills development/TVET, etc., preferably in South Sudan or Eastern Africa 
  • At least 5 years professional working experience in the field and/or in the area of international cooperation / development
  • Proven experience in proposal writing and excellent writing skills 
  • Proven experience of cooperating with people from different cultures; Sensitivity for political, social, intercultural and security issues 
  • Analytical thinking, down-to earth practices and openness for innovative solutions 
  • Fluency in English 
  • Experiences / knowledge of working in fragile contexts and flexibility to cope with operational challenges and the needs of the consultancy

Starting date: As soon as possible 
Contract duration: Until 31st January 2023
Place of work: The first part of the consultancy shall take place in South Sudan, namely in Yei County in Central Equatoria and/ or Torit County in Eastern Equatoria State. The travel to South Sudan is foreseen for asap (ca. 2-4 weeks of field work, including travel days). Travel to the area will be organised by the CACH office in Torit (South Sudan). The proposal writing part can take place remotely.

Interested applicants shall submit their technical and financial proposal until November 30th, 2022 per email to the Caritas Switzerland Programme Director Pamela Stathakis (pstathakis(a)caritas.ch) and the Caritas Switzerland Programme Officer Rahel Künzle (rkuenzle(a)caritas.ch). 

Due to the tight timeline, applications are screened and application interviews conducted on a rolling basis.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your job application.

Caritas Switzerland, Adligenswilerstrasse 15, 6002 Lucerne

www.caritas.ch
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