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Institutional Human Resource Planning Specialist Job Vacancy in Southern Sudan

The Ministry of Transport and Roads (MTR) of the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) is mandated to plan, develop, maintain and effectively manage the different transportation systems in Southern Sudan.

In fulfilling this mandate, MTR is in the process of setting up an autonomous body - the Southern Sudan Roads Authority (SSRA), to manage the road network infrastructure. The legal framework for the establishment of the SSRA is in place with the signing of the Southern Sudan Roads Authority Provisional Order 2011 on 7th January 2011.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting various levels of Capacity Building through the Sudan Infrastructure Support Program (SISP) implemented by the Louis Berger Group (LBG) under Task Order 8 (TO8).


In preparing for the establishment of SSRA, TO 8 desires to hire the services of an experienced Human Resource Specialist / Consultant to support the SSRA Interim Management Committee develop the SSRA administrative structure with details of the required critical skill sets and where possible Job Descriptions (JDs) for the various positions within the SSRA.

Objective of the Assignment

The overall objective of this assignment is to develop a structure for SSRA as stipulated in the Southern Sudan Roads Authority Provisional Order 2011 for the effective administration and staffing of the SSRA.

The structure should give details of critical skill sets needed for the various positions as well as Job Descriptions to ensure success full implementation of the SSRA mandate.

Scope of Work

Working closely with various agencies of the Government of Southern Sudan but more specifically the Transitional interim Management Committee, Ministry of Transport and Roads, develop a road map for the roll-out of the Authority including but not limited to: organizational structure, HR critical skill sets, job descriptions remuneration packages, terms and conditions of service etc.

Specifically the HR Specialist will:

  • develop the SSRA structure with details of relevant Directorates / departments that will enhance synergy, productivity, efficient resource utilization and corporate performance;
  • determine the short and long term human resource requirement for each Directorate / department;
  • Develop a recruitment procedure and advise the Transitional Committee and TO8on the recruitment process, procedures, based on internationally acceptable standards and as articulated in the SSRA Provisional Order 2011.
  • develop acceptable human resources management policies and procedures including Human Resource Manuals, which will enable the Authority to operate in a commercial manner, in order to achieve set performance targets;
  • design and implement induction programs for all staff recruited and inculcate a team working culture which is professional and based on a businesslike approach to issues;
  • conduct training needs assessment
  • develop a five year master institutional capacity building plan based on the consultant’s experience, best practice and the findings of the needs assessment referred to above;
  • Design appropriate training programs and also identify training programs relevant to bridge the identified skill gaps.
  • develop a performance based performance management system in Authority;
  • propose appropriate reward systems for the SSRA, including staff welfare for discussion by the Interim Transitional Management Committee;
  • Perform any other duties which may be assigned from time to time and as the need arises to ensure effective and efficient management of the HR function in SSRA.
Experience and Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in Human Resource Management obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • At least 12 years relevant experience in human resource management and development in both the public and the private sector;
  • Should be familiar and experienced with the institutional development of Government Enterprises, e.g. Road Agencies/ Authorities. Special consideration will be accorded to a person who has fully participated in setting up a Roads Authority in the last five (05) years;
  • Must be a Management Trainer with relevant experience in curriculum development for organizational trainings;
  • Must have demonstrated experience in change management and institutional culture building;
  • Able to keep to tight schedules and manage a team to do the same;
  • Must be a team player, comfortable working with all levels of senior management and junior staff, with ability to mentor, coach and train staff;
  • Have demonstrated experience in Human resource computerization to facilitate effective management of the HR function especially as the SSRA will be working with upcountry offices.
  • Must have a high level of computer literacy, especially in MS Word, Excel; Power point. A good understanding of the functioning of databases is strongly desired; Must be very fluent in English (speaking, reading, writing) to facilitate communication with various stakeholders.
Duration, Terms and Conditions of Appointment
  • The position will initially be a short term technical assistance to facilitate development of HR structures etc.
  • The duration of this contract shall be for an initial period of six months renewable to support the roll out of SSRA and to ensure an effectively operational SSRA HR function.
  • The consultant will work both on and off site depending on the nature of the tasks to be performed at any given time.
  • SSRA shall provide suitable office space and office facilities.
Interested person should send their CV to skaranja@sisp-sudan.com and eflint@sisp-sudan.com

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