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Country Director AMREF South Sudan


Country Director AMREF South Sudan
(CHR/12/02-02)
AMREF is the largest indigenous health development nongovernmental organization based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health.
With headquarters in Kenya, AMREF has programmes in Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and West Africa.

Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.
For more information visit our website www.amref.org.
AMREF is recruiting a Country Director to provide leadership and strategic direction to the country office and field based staff in the AMREF South Sudan Country Programme.
The incumbent will be in charge of country performance and programme growth; will ensure that adequate monitoring, evaluation and accountability mechanisms are in place. The Country Director is a key position and part of AMREF’s senior management team, reporting to the Director General with a critical role to play in the accomplishment of AMREF’s mission and strategy.
Management responsibilities
·         Providing leadership for the dissemination of AMREF values, vision and mission at the country level;
·         Directing and managing South Sudan programme to deliver AMREF’s and country specific strategic objectives in line with overall mission and strategy;
·         Promoting AMREF’s organizational identity to all national stakeholders and partners in South Sudan and ensuring AMREF remains relevant to the changing needs of disadvantaged people in the country;
·         Developing networks, partnerships and liaisons with national/regional/international institutions working in South Sudan and spearheading donor collaboration, fundraising and programme/project development at country level.
·         Promoting AMREF’s organizational identity and capacity to all stakeholders and partners in South Sudan;
·         Ensuring that the country programme has a strong functional SMT which mutually supports the leadership team;
·         Leading, supporting, developing and mentoring AMREF South Sudan staff to deliver high quality programmes and projects;
·         Encouraging interactions and collaboration with other AMREF Country Programmes and with AMREF Programme Leaders, and supporting participation of country programme project staff in AMREF regional projects where appropriate;
·         Together with the monitoring and evaluation function at Headquarters, is responsible for ensuring that adequate monitoring, evaluation and accountability mechanisms are in place and are used effectively within AMREF South Sudan;
·         Ensuring that the knowledge gained from South Sudan Country programme is documented and shared with the other AMREF Country Programmes and Headquarters, and with external partners and users, and that Country Programme staff participate in AMREF Africa activities.;
·         Facilitating and supporting development of AMREF Country Advisory Committee; providing relevant levels of information to enable this committee to optimize their support to the country programme;
·         Working with AMREF Headquarters, liaising with AMREF National Offices to build awareness of the country programme needs, of country programme priorities and for project funding;
·         Leading the process of organizational strengthening within AMREF South Sudan country programme;
·         Representing AMREF at country level and is responsible for the management of host country relations. Ensuring that AMREF South Sudan adheres to national laws and regulations governing the functions carried out by AMREF in South Sudan.
The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree preferably in public health or a related subject at a minimum of masters level, with at least 8 years progressive experience at district or national level particularly in fieldworks in conflict/post conflict situations in Africa; developing country experience is a must and work in the health development sector is preferred; extensive hands on experience in implementing primary health care; familiarity with the health and development needs of disadvantaged people would also be an advantage; the candidate should also have a proven track-record of results-based programme development & management; building effective partnerships and strategic alliances.
S/he must be able to live and work effectively within the climatic & cultural conditions of Southern Sudan.
S/he should be fluent in English and knowledge of Arabic language will be an added advantage.
This is an internationally recruited position attracting a competitive salary and attractive package of benefits.
Please note that this is a non accompanied post.
If you feel that you meet the criteria, complete the online application form attaching your CV and email your detailed CV to jobs@amref.org quoting reference number: – CHR/12/02-02.
We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by Friday, February 17th 2012 although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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