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Country Director Job Vacancy in South Sudan - VSO

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To affect change in South Sudan

Country Director – South Sudan (New Programme)

Lead The Fight Against Global Poverty

At VSO, we believe that people are the best agents of change and in this role we’ll look to you to lead our brand new programme in South Sudan, implementing and maximising the impact of VSO’s contribution to combating poverty and disadvantage in the region through a period of change and growth.

This will involve not only developing new relationships with strategic partners to shape VSOs goals in country, but also supporting our volunteers and managing our people, as well as taking responsibility for the financial and resource management and legal compliance.

In addition to your strategic impact you will work to raise the profile of VSO, networking with government agencies, donors and other international agencies, championing our values and visions at all times.

An experienced Country Director, you’ll almost certainly have prior experience of managing development or humanitarian programmes at a senior management level successfully, and be able to use your excellent leadership, negotiation and relationship building skills to implement VSOs new strategy and development initiatives.

Your project management ability will mean that all programmes will be planned, resourced and implemented and your financial strengths and experience of securing external funding and grants will be key to your success.

Your excellent communication and relationship building skills will be complemented by your former experience.

This is an unaccompanied posting and substantial travel within the country, to/from the regional hub and the UK is expected.


£30,493 - £36,348 and competitive expatriate staff benefits package.


To apply please follow this link and complete an application form or submit a CV and a cover letter.

The cover letter should detail the reasons you believe you are most suitable for the role and clearly outline your current salary and benefits package and your salary expectations for this role.

Applications should be sent to

Application deadline 8th July 2011

Interviews 4th week of July 2011

Expected Start Date 1st September 2011

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