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Action Africa Help-International Country Director Job Vacancy

AAH-I, an international non-profit making agency that implements health and development projects in Africa, seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative, senior development manager and leader for the position of Country Director for its programme in South Sudan.
The position will be based in AAH-I’s Juba Office.
The Country Director has overall responsibility for AAH-l programmes and operations in Sudan, and represents AAH-I with the Government, Donors, partners and other key stakeholders to foster a supportive environment for AAH-I’s work. He/she directs and supervises programmes, ensuring that they are planned, implemented and coordinated within the overall AAH-I programme strategy and donor guidelines. He/she ensures prudent management of resources to achieve the desired results.
The Country Director leads and supervises a staff of over 100 employees working in 9 Counties in the Equatorial region. He/she is also responsible for further growing the AAH-l Sudan programme and expanding its funding sources.
AAH-I has been a development leader in South Sudan for close to 20 years now, working in the areas of:
1) Basic services — primary health care, water and sanitation and education;
2) Food and income security and environmental management; and
3) Civil society strengthening and peacebuilding.
Required Qualifications:
·         Master’s degree in health or social sciences with significant experience in public health and development projects management;
·         Proven track record of leadership, with at least 5 years progressive senior management experience supervising complex programmes funded by major multilateral or bilateral donor agencies;
·         Demonstrated field leadership in strategic programme and project development, implementation, and evaluation;
·         Proven track record in resource mobilization;
·         Commitment to promote AAH-I’s Vision, Mission and its strategic goals;
·         Inspiring leadership with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
·         Excellent diplomatic skills and ability to create positive relations with senior government officials, heads of diplomatic missions, international organizations, NGOs and CBOs to enhance AAH-I’s programmes.
·         Experience with financial management and compliance with donor requirements.
·         Entrepreneurial orientation, self-starter able to work independently and cope with demanding work situations.
This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional with a strong commitment to AAH-I’s mission. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your application letter and resume to to reach us not later than 17th October 2010.
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