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Country Director Job in Juba - NGO

World Concern is a US-based, Christian humanitarian relief and development organization working in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Established in 1955, World Concern works to alleviate suffering among the poor in developing countries and to address the root causes in each context. World Concern’s primary strategy is community-based, integrated development.

World Concern works in multiple-sectors to build the capacity of village-based groups, non-governmental partners and other counterparts to lead and sustain their development.

World Concern is committed to best practices of inclusive, participatory and accountable relief and development and maintains rigorous standards of both financial and program monitoring.

Program assistance is provided on the basis of need alone, without regard to race, creed or religion.

Position: Sudan Country Director

Location:
 Juba, Sudan

Reports To:
 Africa Area Director

Supervises:
 All Sudan national and expatriate staff

Purpose:
 Provide strategic leadership and management to World Concern’s relief and holistic development work in Sudan. . Plan sectoral initiatives into a coherent country strategy consistent with organizational priorities. Advocate on behalf of organization’s development goals, building institutional relationships and promoting cooperative program activities.

Major Responsibilities

1. Program Development:
 
  • Work with Program Managers to improve the quality and effectiveness of existing programs.
  • Evaluate opportunities and make recommendations to the Leadership Team for new programs
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation systems are in place to align with WC objectives of shared learning, improved programming, beneficiary sustainability and spiritual impact.
  • Identify strategic partnerships and negotiate terms for final approval of the Africa Area Director.
2. Fund Raising
  • Write clear, concise proposals with corresponding budgets to increase program funding base to ensure programs are fully funded.
  • Network with and maintain good working relationships with UN, government agencies, appropriate church bodies, NGO’s and other actors in Sudan to ensure collaboration and acceptance of WC programs.
  • Provide leadership to Program Managers in initiating development activities that are locally/communally funded and which do not rely exclusively on foreign support
3. Management 
  • Responsible for budgeting, monitoring and controlling program expenses for all Sudan programs.
  • Ensure quality reporting to donors and the US head office and program compliance with donor requirements
  • An active member of the Africa Leadership Team
  • Responsible for hiring and monitoring performance of WC staff in Sudan programs.
  • Monitor political and security situations in Sudan and ensure appropriate security measures are in place and being followed.
  • Participate in the Duty Officer rotation.
4. People Development
  • Ensures that conflict is resolved in a biblical way with the goal of restoring relationships.
  • Provide guidance on individual staff development
  • Promote an atmosphere of shared learning
  • Mentoring staff towards God’s purposes through discovering their gifts and talents and creating opportunities for their sharpening
  • Commit to pray for WC project beneficiaries and staff, and foster spiritual growth among both as appropriate
Required Skills & Experience:
  • BA in related field with MA preferred
  • At least 5 years field experience working as an expatriate, managing relief & development programs in a leadership role.
  • Significant experience working in conflict or post conflict areas
  • Significant experience managing teams of international and national staff
  • Experience in program design, proposal writing and report writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to grow country profile both in program scope and funding sources.
  • Must have a very good command of spoken and written English language
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources
  • Experience managing USG grants
  • Preference for Horn of Africa experience
If you feel you are the right candidate for the advertised position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV with telephone contacts of three referees to:

World Concern Hr Office,
P.O Box 61333-00200
Nairobi

or email worldconcernhr@wcdro.org

so as to be received not later than 22nd September, 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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